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IIT Guwahati post-grad student commits suicide

May 01, 2016 12:05 am

Police said some students of a hostel in the IIT campus in North Guwahati here saw Alam hanging from a ceiling fan in his room at around 10:30 pm on Saturday.

Army rescue baby elephant from ditch in Guwahati cantonment

April 15, 2016 7:31 pm

Giving details, Guwahati-based Defence PRO Lt Col Suneet Newton said the elephant calf stuck in a ditch was first spotted by a routine parameter patrol of the 14 Ammunition Depot inside the Cantonment early Friday morning.

BJP backing Congress faction to stop loot, save democracy, says Arunachal BJP chief

February 17, 2016 9:30 pm

Tagak said this frequent reshuffle of the Congress ministry not only weakened the Congress but also seriously hampered governance and development in the state.

Post Rahul Gandhi visit, wind in Assam blowing in Congress favour, claims Tarun Gogoi

February 17, 2016 8:53 pm

Rahul Gandhi, in his two-day tour to Assam, addressed meetings in Gohpur, Bihpuria, Titabor and Sivasagar apart from taking part in a six-km padyatra.

Travel diaries: Guwahati, two decades ago and now

February 06, 2016 6:51 pm

Guwahati has changed a lot since the last time I set foot here two decades ago. So, it comes as no surprise that it is the only city from the northeast region that has found a place in the list of first 20 cities which will be developed into Smart Cities in 2016.

Panic in Guwahati after blasts hit Fancy Bazaar, 4 injured

December 05, 2015 4:52 pm

Guwahati City Police Commissioner said four persons who were admitted to a city hospital with minor injuries could go home after a few hours.

Doctor, nurse suspended after 5 lose eyesight in Guwahati

December 02, 2015 9:08 pm

The state health minister Nazrul Islam said that the five patients have been shifted to a private eye hospital in the city for better treatment. He said that an inquiry has been ordered to probe the incident.

Cattle worth Rs 4 lakh seized on Bangladesh border in Meghalaya

November 06, 2015 7:05 pm

A BSF spokesman in the Meghalaya Frontier headquarters in Shillong said while patrolling against trans-border crimes was intensified in the past few weeks, the troops altogether seized 103 cattle-heads in the past one week from the Meghalaya-Bangladesh border.

Nagaland: Don't buy Maggi, govt tells people

June 05, 2015 5:30 pm

Nagaland has asked the people not to purchase and consume Maggi noodles till a final report was out.

Guwahati petrol pumps shut protesting shifting of Assam Oil office to Kolkata

June 03, 2015 6:48 pm

The North-East Petroleum Dealers’ Association (NEPDA) alleged that the IOC was also planning to wipe out the well-known ‘rhino’ logo of Assam Oil Division.


12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

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.

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.