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ASSAM NEWS

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates new Brahmaputra bridge, sets Rs 65,000 crore for new projects in 5 years

January 30, 2017 12:30 am

Costing Rs 475 crore, the 1.49-km second bridge on the Brahmaputra took eight years for completion.

Assam to build 890-km express highway along Brahmaputra

January 24, 2017 7:45 pm

Assam Chief Minister Sonowal said that the concept of an express highway along both banks of the Brahmaputra was conceived by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Waiting for revamp package for its Assam mills, HPC shifts HQ to Guwahati

January 20, 2017 7:14 pm

In July last year, industry minister Patowary had informed the state assembly here that there was no justification in HPC having its corporate head office in Kolkata when it had no production unit in West Bengal.

Epicentre in Tripura: One dead, 5 injured as 5.7 magnitude quake rocks Northeast

January 04, 2017 2:11 am

The earthquake, which was felt for about five to six seconds, occurred at 2:39 PM, and had its epicentre in Dhalai district of Tripura, close to Mizoram and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

Bypolls 2016: Up in Tripura, BJP gains 56,000 more votes in Lakhimpur in a span of 6 months

November 23, 2016 6:48 pm

In Tripura on the other hand, results of the by-election to two assembly constituencies have definitely proved that the BJP has made significant inroads into the Left bastion.

BJP’s Assam win is proof Hindutva has reached areas where it was marginal

June 11, 2016 12:00 am

An important facet of the BJP’s strategy pertains to its Hindu nationalist discourse

5 held for chasing Arunachal governor’s wife on Assam highway

June 06, 2016 8:51 pm

At one point, the Swift Dezire overtook the Raj Bhavan car and stopped ahead on the highway, and tried to stop the car

Seal Bangla border on war-footing: Sarbananda Sonowal tells BSF

June 05, 2016 3:20 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the BSF to remove all challenges coming in the way of ensuring a secured border at the earliest.

Newly-elected MLAs take oath in Assam Assembly

June 01, 2016 4:48 pm

Ranjit Dass, BJP MLA from Sorbhog, was elected the Speaker of the 14th Assam Assembly, unopposed by Congress and AIUDF.

Assam tribal body blockade disrupts trains bound for Chennai, Delhi

May 30, 2016 7:42 pm

This was the first rail blockade in Assam since the BJP-led government headed by Sarbananda Sonowal took charge on May 24.

ASSAM VIDEOS

Highlights from the first ever North East Olympics Games: News in Numbers

June 18, 2020 2:32 pm

All the numbers from the North East Olympic Games that concluded on Sunday in Manipur.

How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

June 18, 2020 2:44 pm

Crimes against children have increased by 14% in India from 2014 to 2016. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Rahul Gandhi holds ‘padyatra’ in Assam

February 16, 2016 10:39 am

Shivsagar (Assam), Feb 16 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day pre-election visit to Assam, began his padyatra here on Tuesday. He is expected to address his party workers at a rally after the padyatra. The Congress vice-president kicked off his two-day visit on Monday at Gohpur in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.

PM 'good actor' but it won't work in Assam: CM Gogoi

January 22, 2016 6:50 am

Guwahati, Jan 22 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a 'good actor', but his acting skills won't work all the time. Gogoi added that the Prime Minister was trying to mislead people of the country by saying that no development has taken place in Assam. He should check the records before speaking. He further said PM Modi should speak on the basis of the records of the Government of India.

PM Modi addresses rally, talks about development in Guwahati

January 19, 2016 12:03 pm

Guwahati, Jan 19 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Guwahati on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said world's best rating agency are claiming India to be one of the top economies. He added that the foreign investment pouring from overseas would be used to develop Assam. He emphasised that his government wanted development in each nook and corner of the country. He stated that if north east was developed the way other parts of the nation were developed, youth in Assam wouldn't have been forced to leave their families. He added that the Government of India's Act East policy is for the development of this entire region and the second green revolution would initiate in Assam. He also stated that by 2022, he would uplift the state of farmers in the country.

Assam commemorates ‘Magh Bihu’ with pomp and gaiety

January 16, 2016 6:23 am

Jorhat/Assam, Jan 16 (ANI): The people of Assam celebrated Uruka, the eve of Magh Bihu, in a grand manner on Saturday. Men and women partook in various rituals associated with Magh Bihu while soaking in the festive spirit. Magh Bihu or more appropriately Bhogali Bihu is one of the most important festivals of Assam which marks the end of harvesting season in the month of ‘Maagha’. The celebrations mostly include families getting together for a grand feast. Bhogali is derived from the Assamese word ‘Bhog’ meaning food and the name signifies that the stores and granaries in homes are filled with the just harvested crop.

Release of Anup Chetia to give impetus to peace process in Assam

January 11, 2016 3:36 am

Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): On November 24, ULFA general secretary Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released from Guwahati central jail after 18 years of incarceration in Bangladesh and prisons in India. The court had granted him bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Soon after the release, Chetia apologized for the 2004 Independence Day blast in Dhemaji, Assam. Thirteen people, including 10 school children, died in the incident. Chetia has pledged to never to take up arms and said he will join the ongoing peace process. The ULFA general secretary was detained in Bangladesh in 1997 for illegally entering the country using a forged passport, and was found in possession of arms and foreign currencies. On November 11, 2015, Bangladesh handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India's Central Bureau of Investigation and he was brought to Guwahati on a transit remand. The release is seen as breakthrough in the ongoing talks between Ulfa, the Centre and state government. However, Paresh Baruah, who is the head of military wing of ULFA, is continued to oppose to any peace talks. Experts believe the exclusion of the Baruah faction hinders the peace process. In the last few decades, Assam has witnessed violence perpetrated by Ulfa.

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