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BJP pockets 41% of total seats, marches ahead of Congress in Assam panchayat polls

BJP pockets 41% of total seats, marches ahead of Congress in Assam panchayat polls

The BJP has bagged 10,953 seats, followed by the Congress 8,646, Independents 2,927 as counting for the 26,808 posts across the state continued, Assam State Election Commissioner (ASEC) said in a

Dec 16, 2018, 18:51 PM IST
BJP surges in Assam panchayat polls, CM Sarbananda Sonowal thanks voters

BJP surges in Assam panchayat polls, CM Sarbananda Sonowal thanks voters

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the people for taking part in the election in large numbers and voting for "development and good governance".

Dec 15, 2018, 00:40 AM IST
BJP continues to rule in Assam Panchayat elections results Day 2; beats Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF

BJP continues to rule in Assam Panchayat elections results Day 2; beats Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF

Ballot papers were used in the panchayat polls.

Dec 14, 2018, 13:01 PM IST
BJP drubs Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF in Assam panchayat elections

BJP drubs Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF in Assam panchayat elections

Addressing a press conference Assam State Election Commissioner H N Bora said the counting to all the 26,808 posts was likely to take entire Thursday.

Dec 13, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Assam: SC extends time for filing claims for inclusion in NRC

Assam: SC extends time for filing claims for inclusion in NRC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the last date of filing claims and objections on the inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Assam. 

Dec 12, 2018, 17:19 PM IST
Assam: 75% voter turnout in second phase of panchayat polls

Assam: 75% voter turnout in second phase of panchayat polls

Voting will continue till late in the night in 900 polling stations as many voters entered the polling stations in the last hour before the end of the stipulated time, Assam State Election

Dec 09, 2018, 20:33 PM IST
Disenfranchisement may be first possible step after final NRC: Officials

Disenfranchisement may be first possible step after final NRC: Officials

Disenfranchisement may be the first possible step against those whose names will not be part of the final list of the NRC to be published after the claims and objections window comes to an end this

Dec 09, 2018, 20:16 PM IST
Assam panchayat elections: Polling underway for second phase

Assam panchayat elections: Polling underway for second phase

Polling is being held in 10 districts of Assam in the final phase of panchayat polls. 

Dec 09, 2018, 08:44 AM IST
First phase of Assam panchayat polls underway in 16 administrative districts

First phase of Assam panchayat polls underway in 16 administrative districts

The counting of votes will take place on December 12. 

Dec 05, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
Assam: Three people injured after explosion in moving ​train at Udalguri district

Assam: Three people injured after explosion in moving ​train at Udalguri district

The explosion occurred in the luggage rack of one of the coaches of the passenger train just before it was to reach Harisinga railway station at 7.04 pm.

Dec 01, 2018, 20:40 PM IST
Assam: ULFA(I) claims responsibility for Sivasagar grenade attack, three arrested

Assam: ULFA(I) claims responsibility for Sivasagar grenade attack, three arrested

Earlier in the day, the proscribed ULFA (I) had claimed responsibility for the grenade attack.

Nov 24, 2018, 22:57 PM IST
2 killed, several injured in blast in Assam; ULFA(I) role suspected

2 killed, several injured in blast in Assam; ULFA(I) role suspected

A blast carried out by suspected terrorists in Demow town of Assam’s Sibsagar district, killing at least two persons and injuring several others. The explosion was carried out in a shop in Demow.

Nov 22, 2018, 20:30 PM IST
ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah's missing nephew Munna Baruah joins outfit, confirms Assam Police

ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah's missing nephew Munna Baruah joins outfit, confirms Assam Police

Munna had gone missing three days ago from Digboi in Assam.

Nov 18, 2018, 22:22 PM IST
'Only 3.5 lakh out of 40 lakh so far apply for inclusion in NRC'

'Only 3.5 lakh out of 40 lakh so far apply for inclusion in NRC'

The Supreme Court has also finalised a set of standard operating procedure (SOP) for disposal of claims and objections in the updation of the NRC.

Nov 18, 2018, 15:09 PM IST
Assam: Prohibitory orders in Guwahati ahead of protests against Citizenship Bill

Assam: Prohibitory orders in Guwahati ahead of protests against Citizenship Bill

The prohibitory orders, Section 144 of the CrPC, has been issued until further orders by the Guwahati West district Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Nov 15, 2018, 21:43 PM IST
Newborns who died were critically ill, clarifies hospital

Newborns who died were critically ill, clarifies hospital

The health department had constituted a four-member high-level medical enquiry team which found that the death rate at the hospital was not abnormal.

Nov 10, 2018, 23:08 PM IST
ULFA refutes reports of self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah's death

ULFA refutes reports of self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah's death

Assam Police and intelligence officials were yet to confirm the news of the death of the Ulfa leader.

Nov 07, 2018, 17:15 PM IST
After killing of 5 people in Assam’s Tinsukia, Sadiya SP shifted

After killing of 5 people in Assam’s Tinsukia, Sadiya SP shifted

The state administration transferred Sadiya superintendent of Police, Prasanta Sagar Changmai, on Monday.

Nov 05, 2018, 22:51 PM IST
Assam: 12-hour statewide bandh called in protest against killing of 5 people in Tinsukia

Assam: 12-hour statewide bandh called in protest against killing of 5 people in Tinsukia

The organisations of Barak Valley under Rastrabadi Joutha Mancha have called for the bandh. 

Nov 03, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
Those responsible for violence will not go scot-free: Assam CM

Those responsible for violence will not go scot-free: Assam CM

Condemning the killing of innocent people and terming it as an act of cowardice, Sonowal said the state police have been directed to nab the culprits involved in the incident.  

Nov 03, 2018, 00:42 AM IST