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KPLT militant killed in gunfight

Security forces claimed to have killed a hardcore KPLT leader in Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday.

\According to sources, the militant was killed at an encounter inside the dense forest of Nambar in the wee hours.

One AK-56 rifle and a huge cache of ammunition was recovered during the encounter.

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AASU calls off OIL strike

6 Mar 2014 - 8:08am | AT News

Finally, AASU has called off strike against Oil India Limited in Duliajan.

But the respite is temporary as the student body lifted it in view of the large scale inconvenience of the common people who has been repeatedly asked AASU to do it.

The decision was taken after the oil giant authorities agreed to talk to them on Saturday.

AASU leaders told Assam Times that the 300 hour strike resulted in the state’s dimal power scenario due to marginalized power supply of gas by the oil giant to the thermal projects and Neepco projects.

The strike was called by AASU in protest against the alleged anomalies in the recruitment of 300 unskilled workers.           

Guwahati in smart city list!

2 Aug 2014 - 9:40pm | AT News

Good news for Guwahatians. Despite unending problems confronting Guwahati for the last couple of years, the premier north eastern city is going to a smart one if    Tarun Gogoi is to be believed.

The chief minister on Saturday asked his Urban development department to prepare the modalities of 'Smart City' as Guwahati has found a place in the list of 100 such cities envisioned by the Centre.

Chief minister’s office sources told Assam Times that a 'Smart' city's urban competitiveness was enhanced by advanced technologies including Information and Communication Technology and other means.

Gogoi further asked the urban development department to study the features of satellite towns that include mobility and traffic conditions, street-lighting, water supply, sewage networks, security-related aspects, amenities and other physical and social infrastructure.

Assam Yoga Mahotsav from December 12

5 Dec 2015 - 8:57pm | AT News

National Ayush Mission and Indian Yoga Culture & Yoga Therapy Centre are going to organize Assam Yoga Mahotsav 2015 in collaboration with Sports Authority of Assam at Deshabhakta Tarun Ram Phukan Indoor Stadium in R. G Barua Sports Complex, Guwahati on December 12-14 December. As a part of this Yoga Mahotsav, Swami Shivananda Saraswati Yoga Prerana Award for the year 2015 will be presented.  Yoga Orientation Programme, Inter-School Group Yoga Competition, Quiz, Extempore Speech and other competitions will be held  during the event.