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IND v SA: Lots of confidence to be taken from David Miller's performance, says Temba Bavuma
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) Though South Africa lost the second T20I to India at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, they had something to cheer for, thanks to left-handed batter David Miller's whirlwind 106 not out off just 47 balls to keep the losing margin to 16 runs.
2022-10-03
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
IND v SA: Snake on field, floodlight failure cause stoppages in second T20I at Guwahati
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) The second T20I between India and South Africa at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati was an absolute run-fest, with an aggregate of 458 runs giving the capacity crowd their money's worth.
2022-10-03
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
IND v SA: Feels nice when the flick off the wrists shot comes off in the game, says K.L Rahul
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) There's no denying that K.L Rahul has taken a bit of time in finding his groove in T20Is since coming back from a long injury layoff in the 2022 Asia Cup in the UAE. Then, he showed glimpses of coming back to his best against Australia before battling hard for a slow fifty against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram.
2022-10-03
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Assam heartthrob, singer Zubeen Garg sustains injuries, hospitalised
Dibrugarh, July 20 (IANS) Ace singer and music composer from Assam, Zubeen Garg was hospitalised after he sustained a head injury due to a fall here.
2022-07-20
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz
Dhull enters Ranji record books with tons in both innings on debut
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi batter and India's 2022 U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull on Sunday slammed another century in his first-class debut during the 2021/22 Ranji Trophy.
2022-02-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Trophy: U19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull slams century on debut
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Delhi batter and India's U19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull on Thursday slammed a century on his first-class debut on day one of 2021/22 Ranji Trophy. In Delhi's Elite Group H contest against Tamil Nadu at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Dhull scored 113 off 150 balls, including 18 boundaries, to continue his cricketing fairy tale.
2022-02-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
IIT-G team develops 3D printing tech to cut concrete use by 75%
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) has developed a 3D printed urban furniture using construction material made from local industrial wastes.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Assam,Technology
Nagaland killings: SIT awaiting forensic report, says CM
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), set up by state government to probe the killing of 14 people in December in Mon district, is waiting for the requisite reports from the Central Forensics Science Laboratory (CFSL).
2022-01-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam CM welcomes ULFA-I's move to not call bandh on R-Day
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Considering the deteriorating Covid-19 situation, the outlawed ULFA (Independent) has refrained from giving a shutdown and boycott call to the Republic Day celebrations for the first time in over 20 years, leading to the welcoming the militant outfit's gesture by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam's Covid surge after Bihu festivities continues
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) The surge of Covid-19 infections in Assam after the harvest festival 'Bhogali Bihu' continued as 8,339 cases were reported on Wednesday, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Poachers strike after nine months, kill female rhino in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) An adult female rhinoceros was reportedly killed by poachers at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in Assam and its hornless carcass was found on Thursday, officials said.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam, Meghalaya CMs apprise Shah of efforts to resolve border disputes
Guwahati/Shillong, Jan 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday met Union Home minister Amit Shah in Delhi and apprised him about the efforts being made to resolve six of the 12 inter-state border disputes between the two northeastern states.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam, Meghalaya CMs to meet Shah on inter-state border dispute
Guwahati/Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) With recommendations of the ministerial committees, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K. Sangma are expected to meet Union Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday in a bid to resolve the six of the 12 inter-state border disputes.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Water birds declined by 28% in Kaziranga National Park in one year
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) The percentage of water birds at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in Assam declined by 28.61 per cent in one year, officials said on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Quakes in Assam, Manipur; no damage, casualties reported
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Two earthquakes of moderate intensity jolted parts of the northeastern states of Assam and Manipur on Monday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
When Birju Maharaj had to prompt Sitara Devi through a show (Book Excerpt)
At the age of 19 or 20, Birju Maharajji was invited by Shrimati Nirmala Joshi to work at the Bharatiya Kala Kendra, where Shambhu Maharajji had already joined. Maharajji's main task was to assist his uncle and also to compose items, ballets and dance dramas for their new unit.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Drugs smuggled from Myanmar valued at over Rs 15cr seized
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) The Assam Police on Monday arrested two drug peddlers, seized a goods-laden truck from Manipur and recovered 1.6 kg of heroin valued at Rs 15 crore, the police said.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihu festivities triggers massive Covid surge in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Assam witnessed a 158 per cent increase in Covid positive cases in the past 24 hours as the northeastern state celebrated harvest festival 'Bhogali Bihu', also called 'Magh Bihu'.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam CM reprimands Deputy Commissioner for halting traffic
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who earlier urged everyone including BJP leaders to move away from the Personal Security Officer culture and also drastically cut his security strength, on Saturday publicly reprimanded the Deputy Commissioner of Nagaon district for blocking the traffic on highway during his visit and directed not to repeat the same during the chief minister's movement.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Bihu, Makar Sankranti celebrated in NE amid Covid surge
Guwahati/Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Covid-19 surge, the northeastern states on Friday celebrated Bihu and Makar Sankranti, both harvest festivals, with traditional fervour.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Assam,National
Assam, Nagaland Governor tests Covid positive, hospitalised
Guwahati, Jan 13 (IANS) Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the acting Governor of Nagaland, tested positive for Covid-19, Raj Bhavan officials said on Thursday.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
PM's security breach: Assam CM demands Punjab CM's arrest
Guwahati, Jan 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday demanded that his Punjab counterpart Charanjit Singh Channi be arrested for his alleged "conspiracy" in the breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modis security on January 5.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam doc who transplanted pig's heart into human 25 yrs ago cheers for US doctors
Guwahati, Jan 12 (IANS) Dhani Ram Baruah, a Guwahati based heart specialist and transplant surgeon, became very cheerful after getting to know that the US doctors at University of Maryland School of Medicine successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a 57-year-old patient -- a similar transplant he had done 25 years ago but unfortunately, his patient died after a week.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Assam,National
Assam govt appoints Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain as Dy SP
Guwahati, Jan 12 (IANS) Following its earlier announcement, the Assam government on Wednesday formally appointed Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police (DSP).
2022-01-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Sports
Assam to change middlemen system causing loss to rice farmers: CM
Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that due to lack of proper procurement mechanism and committed efforts, majority of the paddy produced in the state is procured by middlemen depriving the farmers of fair price.
2022-01-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ex-militant shot by unidentified gunmen in Assam
Silchar (Assam), Jan 11 (IANS) A surrendered militant was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Chamtilla village along the Assam-Manipur border in Cachar district on Tuesday, the police said.
2022-01-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Assam Police seizes heroin from goods truck, driver held
Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) A consignment of 1.5 kg of heroin, valued at Rs 10 crore in the international market, was seized from a goods truck in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Tuesday and the driver arrested, police said.
2022-01-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diverse measures taken in NE to control surge in Covid cases
Guwahati/Agartala/Kohima, Jan 9 (IANS) With a surge in the Covid-19 cases, all the northeastern states have taken diverse measures including night curfew, closure of educational institutions and curb on gatherings to control and curb the spread of the infection, officials said on Sunday.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam, NDDB ink MoU for Rs 2K cr project to boost milk production
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The Assam government and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture company to execute a Rs 2,000 crore project aiming to process 10 lakh litres of milk per day benefiting 1.75 lakh dairy farmers of the state.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
Assam's Omicron cases tally rises to 9, all new Covid cases to be suspected as new variant
Guwahati, Jan 7 (IANS) Seven more people, including a foreign returnee, have tested positive for Omicron in Assam, raising the tally of the new variant of Covid-19 to nine, officials said on Friday.
2022-01-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam announces fresh curbs, only fully vaccinated allowed in public places
Guwahati, Jan 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday that the number of Covid cases in the state during the ongoing third wave would be much higher than the previous two waves, and by January-end, the figures will reach the peak.
2022-01-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Railway Minister accords sanction for Imphal-Moreh section survey
Guwahati, Jan 6 (IANS) Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday accorded sanction for the final location survey of the 111 km Imphal-Moreh section for construction of a new broad gauge railway line intending to link India with the neighbouring Myanmar.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Covid cases rising in NE states, alarmingly in Assam
Guwahati/Imphal, Jan 6 (IANS) Covid cases are rising rapidly in the northeastern states, and alarmingly in Assam even as Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ruled out any lockdown in the state, suggesting stricter measures to curb the spread.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam CM requests Centre to expedite peace parleys with ULFA-I
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that he has requested the Central government to expedite the peace parleys with the pro-talks faction of Paresh Barua-led ULFA (Independent), and also appealed to the militant outfit to refrain from giving a boycott call on Republic Day in Assam.
2022-01-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Over 50 Covid cases reported at IIT-Guwahati, restrictions imposed
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) Over 50 people, including students, faculty member and residents, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) over the past one week - leading to imposition of several restrictions across the campus of the institute, officials said on Wednesday.
2022-01-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam CM seeks 'non-PSO like environment' in 2-3 years
Guwahati, Jan 4 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday asked the police officers to create an environment wherein no individual personal security would be required in the next 2-3 years.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Gauhati HC seeks details about deaths in Assam police encounters
Guwahati, Jan 3 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court on Monday sought detailed information and government action about the alleged human rights violations in Assam on account of deaths in police encounters since May last year.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Assam CM rolls out 2nd phase of micro-finance relief scheme
Guwahati, Jan 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday rolled out the second phase of Assam Micro Finance Institutions Relief Scheme (AMFIRS) for regular loan payers and handed over cheques to 5,024 women beneficiaries as part of the incentive for them to continue maintaining good credit discipline.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP has come to stay in northeast region: Assam CM
Guwahati, Jan 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is heading the second BJP-led government in the state, asserted on Saturday that the BJP government in Manipur would return to power for a second term in the ensuing elections, likely to be held in February-March.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Some positive development over AFSPA in Assam in 2022, says CM
Guwahati, Jan 1 (IANS) Amidst the strong demand to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act from the entire northeastern region, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that some "rationalisation" regarding the contentious act is expected in the new year.
2022-01-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Assam CM to reduce security entourage by 50%, PSOs of politicians to be cut drastically
Guwahati, Jan 1 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that his security entourage would be reduced by 50 per cent and the personal security officers (PSOs) of many politicians, officials and others would also be reduced by half to minimise government expenditure.
2022-01-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Cong suspends MLA for 'supporting' BJP govt
Guwahati, Dec 31 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday suspended its legislator Sashi Kanta Das from the party for "indulging in anti-party activities and violating the party discipline", state Congress General Secretary Bobbeeta Sharma said.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam: Headway likely in boundary row, big boost to connectivity expected in 2022
Guwahati, Dec 31 (IANS) Decades-old inter-state boundary disputes and militancy problems are expected to make a significant headway in 2022, while work for India's first international multi-modal logistic park (MMLP) at Jogighopa in western Assam would witness a considerable progress in the new year leading to a big boost to the connectivity with the neighbouring countries.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Assam,National
Congress asks Assam CM to give up his personal security
Guwahati, Dec 28 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Assam on Tuesday hit back at Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's appeal to the BJP leaders and the party functionaries to give up their personal security officer (PSO) as "this is a Congress culture".
2021-12-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Violet Baruah appointed as Assam's fisrt woman IGP
Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) Violet Baruah, an IPS officer, became the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Inspector General in Assam Police, officials said on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Shrinking forests, habitats leading to rising man-elephant conflict
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) With the degradation of forests and shrinking of habitats, human-elephant conflicts are rising in the northeastern states, mainly in Assam and Tripura, with 971 people being killed by wild elephants and 926 tuskers dying from diverse causes since 2010 in Assam.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Assam imposes night curfew amid Omicron scare
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) After the Central government sounded an alert in different parts of the country on the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Assam government on Saturday announced a night curfew across the state for an indefinite period, officials said.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Over 840 IIT-Guwahati students get placement offers
Guwahati, Dec 25 (IANS) More than 840 students, including 133 girls, of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) have bagged job offers in the first phase of placement with one student having bagged Rs 2.05 crore package per annum offer from a multi-national firm, officials said on Saturday.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
Assam CM asks BJP leaders to give up their PSO
Guwahati, Dec 25 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday asked the BJP leaders and party functionaries to give up their personal security officer (PSO), saying "this is a culture of the Congress party".
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
First in NE region, School of Business opens in IIT-Guwahati
Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, (IIT-G) has started admitting the first batch of students under its flagship programme -- Master of Business Administration (MBA) -- at the newly opened School of Business, the first of its kind in the northeastern region, officials said on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Education