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The Central Bureau of Investigation has set up a special team to probe the ethnic clash in BTAD areas and Dhubri where 73 died and thousands of people have been displaced. According to sources, the...
24 Feb 2015 - 1:24pm | AT News
Tension prevails in the Assam-Nagaland border today after Naga miscreants opened indiscriminate firing upon villagers forcing them to flee their homes Seleng Amtolia in Mariani near here. A 12-member...
6 Aug 2015 - 1:45pm | AT News
A vigorous search operation is progress to locate the Pawan Hans chopper which has still been remaining traceless since Wednesday.Defying an inclement weather, two choppers along with a Sukhoi jet...
25 Mar 2021 - 10:13am | AT News
GUWAHATI: Assam Para Swimming team won 10 medals in the XX National Para Swimming Championships held at Bangalore on March 21-22.
Among the 10 medals 7 are gold, one silver and two bronze....
Guwahati: The recent landslide victory in Punjab seems to be a morale booster for the Aam Admi Party in Guwahati in the run up to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation election slated for April 22.
Hundreds of people in the nook and corner of the capital city have been joining the party on every passing day. Party banners and posters are flooding the city streets apart from meetings at ward level.
"Yes. I joined the party after I had noticed the schemes of things in Delhi and Punjab," said Antara Das from the Ulubari area.
"We opposed Congress and voted BJP to power. But to no avail. What are the options,? Here's the AAP. It's the need of the hour," said Nirmal...
New Delhi: The Centre has withdrawn AFSPA 1958 from 24 districts in view of an improved law and order situation.
According to the notification, it would come into force from April 1,2022.
Apart from the hills districts, AFSPA will be in force in Sivasagar, Jorhat, Tinsukia.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked the Centre for the decision and hoped that the Act would be a thing of the past for the entire state in the near future.
New Delhi: Assam and Meghalaya claimed to have settled an interstate border dispute in 6 places at a meeting of Chief Ministers with the Union's home minister in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The agreement was formally signed by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma after a meeting that evening.
Speaking to reporters waiting outside, the Chief Ministers claimed to have settled a decade-long issue in 6 areas and hoped for the same solution in 6 other remaining areas.
But both sides refused to divulge the details of the agreement, which is likely to trigger protests and anger among people living along the disputed border areas....
Guwahati: Congress leadership in the state is holding a series of brainstorming meetings in Guwahati to ensure smooth passage of opposition consensus candidate Ripun Bora in the Rajya Sabha polls slated for Wednesday.
AICC leader Jitendra Singh is monitoring the entire process amid a growing internal rift in the party where a few party legislators are unlikely to help Bora.
Raha MLA Sashikanta Das participated in BJP’s programme on the Rajya Sabha meeting in the capital city on Sunday, a few days after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited him.
However, a growing difference with AIUDF is making it difficult for Ripun Bora to win the polls after AIUDF openly castigated Samoguri...
Guwahati: Independent MLA from Sivasagar has strongly objected to the state assembly Speaker’s ruling on cross voting in the Rajya Sabha polls.
Gogoi said that it was not proper for the Speaker to say that nobody could be disqualified for cross voting in the Rajya Sabha polls.
He further alleged the partial role of Assembly Speaker Biswajeet Daimary, accusing him of disrupting the Opposition party MLAs.
Guwahati: Amid an uproar in the assembly on Monday over the alleged incidents of police ‘encounter’, independent MLA Akhil Gogoi demanded a judicial probe into each of the incidents. Participating in the brief but heated discussion on the alleged incident, the legislator from Sivasagar said that these incidents have gone up during the last couple of months. He further alleged the regime's use of open killing, unlike the secret killing during the AGP regime.
Dhemaji: Arunachal Police have picked up a renowned artist in northern Assam for his painting work opposing the controversial NHPC-owned mega dam in Gerukamukh.
Popularly known as Nilim Mahanta, the budding artist was picked up from his home by a group in Arunachal Pradesh.A wall has become a protest site in #Itanagar No more dam painted over hydro mural to celebrate 50th year of renaming #Arunachal .Protest and art go hand in hand. Not too late! pic.twitter.com/SByVOFq0d9— Tongam Rina (@tongamrina) March 27, 2022
Many parties, organizations and local residents have strongly condemned the arrest of the artist and demanded immediate and unconditional release. ...
Guwahati: A mounting pressure from the major political parties is likely to force the state election authority to revise the schedule for the upcoming GMC polls slated for April 19.
Major political parties have moved state election offices demanding a revised schedule of GMC polls covering 60 wards in the capital city. BJP was the first to have moved the authority, saying the schedule will hamper Bihu celebrations from April 14.
Then Congress staged Dharna in front of Rajiv Bhawn on Saturday, raising the same demand. Party leaders slammed the poll authority, alleging it was an insensitive decision. The main opposition party demanded that the schedule be...
The Assam contractual teachers' association on Thursday staged a massive protest in support of various demands, including the regularization of jobs. Thousands of teachers who arrived from different parts of the state took part in the protest held in front of the Directorate of Elementary Education office in Kahilipara.
The protesters raised slogans and demanded that the government take immediate action to regularize their jobs. They alleged that the ruling BJP promised to regularize their service if they were voted in. But post-election, the BJP-led government downplayed the contractual TET teacher's demands.
“They promised us the fulfillment of our demands. But now they are doing...