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The UPSC examination results, announced Friday, gave the state of Assam a strong reason to rejoice. Securing the 661st rank, Bahni Kumari Telenga became the first woman from the state, and from the tea garden workers community, to clear the civil services exam. The daughter of former Assam Labour ...
Shillong: Many petrol pumps in and around the city as well as in other parts of Meghalaya are running dry owing to a three-day strike called by Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union in the neighbouring state since April 26. However, on Sunday, the union called off the strike which it had called to demand higher ...

The Hailakandi district administration in Assam has placed three head teachers under suspension for misappropriation of funds meant to procure school uniforms in Katlicherra Education Block, an official release said today. The suspension order has been issued following an inquiry report submitted by ...
Assam: A day after Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expanded his ministry with the addition of seven new ministers, the first since the NDA came to power in the state in 2016, some of the legislators protested to express their displeasure over being included in his cabinet. The expansion ...
Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering & Infrastructures has also done so, with the necessary documents; however, it hasn't paid the process participation fees or the earnest money deposit. Sources say although TCG's immediate interest is on the Amguri oilfield in Assam, up for sale, it wants to foray into ...
The police in central Assam's Nagaon district have charged eight persons in the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl. The victim, a Class 5 student, was gagged, gang-raped, doused in kerosene and set ablaze on March 23. The police said one of the rapists, a 12-year-old, was the girl's classmate, while ...

The National Company Law Tribunal's Guwahati Bench has extended the last date for the corporate insolvency process for Assam Company (India) Ltd. to July 23, 2018. This is the first major tea company to face insolvency proceedings. Significantly, industry players have expressed apprehension that ...
The first council of minister expansion of BJP-led government in Assam has sparked bitter protest in different areas. On Thursday, chief ... Moran and Muttock communities, which has sizeable number in Upper Assam are unhappy as in 18 member Sarbananda ministry there is no one from their community.
Calcutta: At least seven entities, including Apeejay, Dhunseri, Luxmi and Warren, have submitted expressions of interest for tea producer Assam Company India Ltd (ACIL), which has been put on the block by creditors through a corporate resolution insolvency process because of a loan default. The list of ...
In the last 24 hours, from 08:30 am on Wednesday, Gangtok recorded heavy rains to the tune of 46 mm, Itanagar 0.2 mm, Passighat 11.4 mm, Dhubri 13.9 mm, Dibrugarh 13.6 mm, Guwahati 20.0 mm, Jorhat 13.3 mm, Silchar 25 mm, Tinsukia 19 mm, Imphal 5 mm, Cherrapunji 21.7 mm, Shillong 9.3 mm, ...
With reference to the news published on 20.02.2018 about the crimes against women in Assam, I would like to draw your attention towards the present pathetic scenario of woman in the region of Assam. The status of woman seems to have been compromised everyday. Every campaign aimed at protecting ...
Lorin Jyoti Gogoi, the general secretary of Aasu, said that the JPC was adopting delaying tactics. "Though the bill is facing massive opposition in Assam, JPC is yet to visit Assam. The committee has visited Gujarat and Rajasthan. It seems the JPC is not serious about the threat which indigenous people from ...
New Delhi: The first 'smart fence' pilot project to plug vulnerable gaps along India's borders has been rolled out in Assam on a riverine stretch with Bangladesh, the Border Security Force chief said. ... "The rolling out of the CIBMS pilot project has been initiated recently in Assam's Dhubri area. This is a ...
BJP leaders join national fast in Assam. Guwahati, Apr 12 (UNI) Ruling BJP MPs, MLAs, leaders and members of Assam joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party's central leadership in a day-long fast against Opposition Congress stalling proceedings during the recently concluded Parliamentary ...
A joint committee constituted by Assam and Mizoram under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday began an exercise to identify illegal structures along a disputed stretch of the 164.6 km border between the two states. The border area has been tense since March when members of the Mizo Zirlai ...
The police in western Assam's Goalpara district have detained 12 people for assaulting a 'couple' in what is said to be a case of moral policing. The 12 people had on Sunday attacked a Garo tribal woman who was riding pillion on the motorcycle of a Muslim man at Paikan on the border between Assam ...
GUWAHATI: A missing youth from Assam is suspected to have joined militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir after his photo in which he was seen holding an automatic rifle surfaced that prompted his mother to say government should shoot him dead. After the photo went viral in the social ...

Linking markets with traditional Eri silk weavers in many parts of Assam, non-profit organisation Grameen Sahara has enabled thousands of village women to boost ... Rural Assam lacked mainly in two aspects — lack of sustainable market linkages for rural produce and lack of access to financial services.
Video Of Men "Moral Policing" Assam Woman Goes Viral, 12 Arrested ... of 'moral policing', a woman was assaulted by a group of men when she was going with a male friend to a medical centre in Goalpara district of Assam and the police has arrested 12 people for the incident, a senior officer said today.
A 21-year-old woman from Assam's Karimganj has been arrested by Bangladesh police on charges on entering the country illegally after she eloped to marry her lover from the neighbouring country, officials said on Wednesday. Karimganj police chief Gaurav Upadhyay said Mousumi Das was arrested by ...
The 12-member Assam Council of Ministers will see an expansion on 9 April as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is likely to induct six ministers with one member each from Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People's Front and four MLAs from the BJP. Governor Jagdish Mukhi would administer the ...
The Assam government has launched '181-Sakhi', a toll-free helpline number for women, legislator Chandra Mohan Patowary said. ... Guwahati: Deaths of 1,773 women have been reported in Assam due to rape, dowry and witch-hunt since 2006 till March 23 this year, the state government told the ...
Patowary said 87 women died in rape cases, 1,606 in dowry-related cases and another 80 due to witch-hunting. The Assam government has launched '181-Sakhi', a toll-free helpline number for women, he said. The Chief Minister had directed Superintendents of Police of all Assam districts to ensure swift ...
Guwahati: The 181-Sakhi toll-free helpline, launched in Assam for women in distress on March 29, will provide 24x7 service from the first week of May, the helpline management said on Tuesday. The helpline number, which was launched by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal after a series of incidents of ...
Name of a person who was earlier declared a foreigner by a court has been enlisted in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published by the Assam government on January 1, raising question about the fairness of the exercise. The NRC is being updated in the northeastern state to weed ...
Even as the fact-finding report of the three-member high-level team of Ministry of Home Affairs on the Assam-Mizoram border issue is awaited, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Mizoram's apex students' body, has submitted a memorandum to the prime minister on Tuesday. The MZP reasserted that the boundary ...
Assam government will spend Rs 2.58 crore to set up a high-mast National Flag here as part of the Smart City project, a state minister said today. Guwahati Development Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the Assam Assembly that a total of 13 schemes and infrastructure development projects are being ...
As per the apex cort, the updated NRC should have names of all Indian citizens, including their children and descendants, who have moved to Assam after March 24, 1971. In order to be included, individuals need to provide/share residential proof, even of they are based outside Assam, as on March 24, ...
NAGAON: A minor girl was allegedly gangraped and set on fire at Dhaniabheti Lalung Gaon in Nagaon district, police said today. One Zakir Hussain and four others raped the Class-V girl when she was alone at home after returning from school last evening, they said. After committing the crime the rapists ...
The last of the nature's scavengers in Assam, a suitable habitat for vultures, are battling toxic chemicals in livestock carcasses. And the 'meal of death' that is killing them is also delaying freedom for vultures being reared in captivity in the State. The Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre (VCBC) at Rani, ...
A BJP MLA in Assam has announced he would be relaunching his regional political party and ahead of the panchayat elections in the State expected to be held by May. He has wants his new-look party to tie up with other regional parties despite the BJP's decision to fight the rural polls alone. The BJP sees ...
A minor died in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday after she was gang-raped by three – two of them juveniles – and set on fire. The incident happened at Lalunggaon, about 125 km from Guwahati, under the Batadraba police station on Friday evening. Police said the Class V student, died of more than 95% ...
AWU is the only women's university in Assam as well as in the entire North East region, and was set up after the passing of the Assam Women's University Act in 2013. As of now, it offers 13 postgraduate and two undergraduate degree courses. However, AWU has been functioning without a permanent ...
The government's disenfranchising of those whom Assam now says are foreigners could trigger a crisis like that facing the Rohingya in Myanmar. That crisis erupted after Rakhine state disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Muslims through a new citizenship law that took effect in 1982.
NEW DELHI - India is planning to operate flights from the north-eastern state of Assam to Asean countries, including Singapore, through a scheme that subsidises air travel. The move comes amid a growing focus on pushing India's ties with South-east Asia. Assam's Minister for the Act East Policy ...
India is planning to operate flights from the north-eastern state of Assam to Asean countries, including Singapore, through a scheme that subsidises air travel. The move comes amid a growing focus on pushing India's ties with South-east Asia. Assam's Minister for the Act East Policy Department Chandra ...
The verification of citizenship documents of 29 lakh married women, mostly migrant Muslims, in connection with the Supreme Court-monitored exercise to update the 1951 National Register of Citizens, will begin in Assam on April 2. These women, who had submitted contentious panchayat certificates as ...
Raveendra Desai, CEO, Airtel North East & Assam said, “Assam and North East are a key markets for Airtel and we remain fully committed to bringing innovative and best-in-class services to our customers in the region. We will continue to invest aggressively in these markets to build a future ready data ...
Singing reality show The Voice India Kids 2 has finally bid adieu. Assam girl Manashi Sahariah of coach Palak Muchhal's team took home the trophy Sunday night. She not only took home the winner's trophy but also a cheque of Rs. 25,00,000. Manashi Sahariah fought for her spot with five other ...
Siliguri/Alipurduar: A proposal mooted by a board in Assam to fix the minimum wage of tea garden workers at Rs 351 has come as a boost for trade unions in Bengal which also demand a similar pay structure in the sector. The Bengal government, too, had formed a board to recommend the minimum wage ...
Altogether 2641 people were killed by militants in Assam between 1987-2000 when 16 insurgent outfits came into being in the state, Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal told the assembly today. Sonowal, who also holds the Home portfolio, was replying to a question by Nurul Huda of Congress. He said ...
A National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militant today surrendered before Assam police here, a senior police officer said. The militant surrendered at Serfanguri police station, the officer said. The militant was trained in Myanmar and had come to Kokrajhar in November last year, he said.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday tabled a Rs 2,149.04 crore-deficit budget that focussed, among others, on setting up new educational institutions and improvement of roads and infrastructure, officials said. It also focused on increasing social media presence of government ...
The Centre asked the Assam and Mizoram governments on Saturday to ensure peace along their borders following clashes between Assam Police and Mizo protesters, an official said. The Union Home Ministry has also sought reports from the two States about the incident and steps being taken to ...
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would present the state's first e-Budget at the legislative Assembly here today. "The government will present the first e-Budget in the Assembly and each legislator will be provided with a tablet (computer) with details of the Budget," Sarma told reporters ...
With class 10 state board exam or High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE) conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Assam (commonly known as SEBA) already underway, and with only another week left for the exams to get over, it is unclear as to how many students with disability ...
New Delhi: As many as 21 deaths have been reported from a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district in a span of a month due to a sudden illness. All were either labourers living in the quarters of the Doyang tea estate of the district or their dependents. One of them was a two-and-a-half-year-old child.
With the deaths of over a hundred elephants in a year due to unnatural reasons like being hit by trains and electrocution, followed by death of close to another hundred human beings in conflict with elephants in a year, Assam is seemingly looking at a jumbo problem with no immediate solution in sight.
The country's largest power producer, NTPC Ltd, plans to commission the 250 Mw Bongaigaon thermal power project (TPP) in Kokrajhar in Assam in the first quarter of the ensuing financial year. Bongaigaon is the first NTPC project in the north-eastern region of 750 Mw capacity (3x250 Mw). Of the total ...
The rain activity remained mainly confined to parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and a few parts of Sikkim. During the last 24 hours, heavy rains with isolated hailstorms were observed by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. In a span of 24 hours as on Friday, Rangia recorded heavy rains to the tune ...


 

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