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NHRC seeks action taken report from Assam DGP on 'encounter killings'
Guwahati, Sep 15 (IANS) Acting on a lawyer's complaint, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought Action Taken Reports (ATRs), within four weeks, from Assam's Director General of Police on alleged "fake encounters" by the state police since May this year.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
2nd marriage of Muslim man with Hindu woman invalid: Gauhati HC
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) In an interesting development, the Gauhati High Court has ruled that the Special Marriage Act, 1954 does not save the second marriage of a Muslim man with a Hindu woman and as such, it would be invalid, a court official said on Tuesday.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
22 Assam organisations to protest against NHPC project from Sep 20
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) More than 22 organisations in Assam have threatened to launch a joint movement against the mega 2,000 MW capacity hydropower project being set up by the state-owned National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) along the Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border from September 20.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
26 Delhi-bound Myanmarese nationals held in Guwahati
Guwahati/Aizawl, Sep 12 (IANS) A total of 26 Delhi-bound Myanmarese nationals, including 10 women, were arrested on Sunday as they arrived in Guwahati from Mizoram, police said.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
AFSPA extended for six more months in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Assam has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in the state for six more months beyond August 28, an official statement said on Saturday.
2021-09-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Brahmaputra boat capsize: Body of missing victim recovered
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) The body of one of the two persons missing since Wednesday's boat capsize at Nimatighat in Assam's Jorhat district was recovered on Saturday near the Biswanath Ghat in the Brahmaputra river, officials said.
2021-09-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL winner Hernan Santana joins NorthEast United FC
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) The 2020/21 Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finalists NorthEast United FC have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Hernan Santana ahead of the new season of India's premier football league.
2021-09-11
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Larger communications vital between NE, B'desh: High Commissioner
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) Vikram K. Doraiswami, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh, has said that there was a need for greater communication linkages between the two neighbouring nations with a special emphasis on the northeast.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Brahmaputra accident: Assam bans one-engine private boats, probe on
Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in wake of the boat accident in the Brahmaputra river following a collision, on Thursday banned all single-engine private boats from plying to river island Majuli and ordered a high-level probe in the accident that claimed the life of a woman.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
At least 50 missing after boat capsizes on Brahmaputra in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 50 people, including women, were missing after a big boat capsized, following a collision with another boat on the Brahmaputra on Wednesday at Neamatighat in Assam's Jorhat, officials said.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mother of 3 elopes 25 times in 10 years, husband says he loves her
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) A middle aged Muslim woman in Assam 'eloped 25 times with different men while her husband and in-laws accepted her back every time with no serious complaint.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
ULFA-I keen to hold peace talks with government
Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) The self-styled commander-in-chief of the outlawed outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent), Paresh Baruah, on Tuesday indicated to hold talks with the government by stating that his group would not mind if Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mediates in the possible peace talks with the Centre.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Joint anti-BJP body floated to uplift NE's indigenous people
Guwahati/Agartala, Sep 7 (IANS) The Tripura Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) and the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) on Tuesday held a joint conference in Guwahati to announce efforts to form an anti-BJP joint platform of regional parties in the northeastern region for all-round development of indigenous people.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
24 rare animals killed in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) Though the overall flood situation in Assam improved during the past one week, at least 24 endangered animals were killed in the monsoon deluge in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR), officials said on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
ULFA-I restructures organisational set-up
Guwahati, Sep 5 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent, which had declared a unilateral ceasefire in May in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, on Sunday announced a 3-tier council with self-styled "commander-in-chief" Paresh Baruah (Paresh Asom) as President of the Supreme Council.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
NE states to team up with central agencies to tackle cyber crime
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) The 8 northeastern states with the utilisation of the modern tools and devices would work in coordination to deal with the threat of cyber crime, officials said on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam flood situation slightly improves, 2 more kids killed
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) The ongoing flood situation in Assam slightly improved on Thursday, but around 4.93 lakh people were still distressed in 21 of the state's 34 districts, officials said.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Heroin worth Rs 18 cr seized in Guwahati, 2 held
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) The Assam police on Thursday seized heroin valued at around Rs 18 crore and arrested two drug peddlers hailing from Manipur and Nagaland, officials said.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress fumes as Assam govt drops Rajiv Gandhi's name from national park
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) The Congress in Assam on Thursday slammed the BJP-led state government's decision to drop 'Rajiv Gandhi from the name of Orang National Park, located around 120 kn from Guwahati.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
After 2 Cong MLAs, AIUDF legislator joins BJP in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) After two Congress MLAs, opposition AIUDF legislator, Phanidhar Talukdar joined ruling BJP after resigning from the membership of the Assam assembly, official and party sources said on Thursday.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Covid situation improves in Assam; restrictions eased
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) With the improvement in the Covid situation in Assam, the state government on Wednesday relaxed the restrictions that were enforced in the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Assam flood situation worsens further, two more killed
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The monsoon flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Wednesday with now over 6.47 lakh people affected in 22 of the state's 34 districts, officials said.
2021-09-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi govt selling national assets worth Rs 6 lakh cr: Mukul Wasnik
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress General Secretary and former central minister Mukul Wasnik on Wednesday said that as part of the "Sale of Indias Assets by BJP", the Modi government has undertaken the sale of Rs 6 lakh crore worth of Indias national properties created over the last 67 years.
2021-09-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Endangered 10-day old rhino calf rescued in flood-hit Assam's Kaziranga Park
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The expert forest officials in the flooded Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) rescued a 10-day old male endangered rhino calf, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-09-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation remains grim, 5.74 lakh people hit
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Tuesday with one more death reported and around 5.74 lakh people affected in 22 of the state's 34 districts, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said.
2021-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Congress to sever ties with two 'Mahajot' allies in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) The Congress-led 'Mahajot' (Grand Alliance) in Assam was on the verge of collapse with the Congress on Monday announcing that it has decided to sever the alliance with the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF and tribal party BPF.
2021-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Flood situation deteriorates in Assam, 2 children killed
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) With five more Assam districts affected by flood fury on Monday, two children died and over 3.63 lakh people were affected in 21 of the state's 34 districts, officials said.
2021-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam Police seize drugs worth Rs 215 cr in 110 days
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 30 (IANS) Assam Police have seized drugs valued at around Rs 215 crore in separate incidents in the past 110 days and arrested about 1,980 peddlers, officials said on Monday.
2021-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two more dacoits killed in Assam police 'encounter'
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) With two more suspected dacoits killed on Saturday night in an "encounter" with police, 23 "criminals" have died in shoot-outs with police in different parts of Assam during around 100 days.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam council to rehabilitate displaced Santhals, Bodos, Muslims
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) Assam's Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) administration has decided to rehabilitate thousands of Santhals, Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims, displaced from their villages in ethnic riots and terrorism since 1996, BTC chief Pramod Bodo said on Sunday.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Hit by Covid, Assamese musician takes to pisciculture for survival
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) Hit by the Covid pandemic and allied economic crisis in the culture and music industry, well-known Assamese musician and singer Bipin Chawdang has been forced to shift to pisciculture for survival.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Assam flood situation deteriorate, nearly 2.26 lakh people affected
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) With the flood situation further worsened on Saturday, around 2.26 lakh people, including more than 39,000 children were affected in 15 of the 34 Assam districts, officials said on Saturday night.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Railways launches Vistadome train service in Assam, Bengal
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) To promote tourism and cultural heritage in the northeastern region and north Bengal, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Saturday launched two Vistadome tourist special train services in the area.
2021-08-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Flood situation worsens in Assam, nearly 1.33 lakh people hit
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Over 1.33 lakh people, including more than 39,000 children, were affected in 11 Assam districts as the flood situation deteriorated on Friday with over 7,584 hectares crop areas having been inundated, officials said.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Militants kill 5 truck drivers in Assam, vehicles set on fire
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Five truck drivers of a cement company were killed and three others injured when Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) militants fired upon them in Assam's Dima Hasao district.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Assam to observe Sep 3 as Sports Day, hikes pension for sportspersons
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to observe Bhogeswar Baruah's birthday on September 3 as the Sports Day and announced to increase the pension for the sportspersons, sports organisers and technical personnel, officials said here on Friday.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Politics
Assam refinery inks MoU with IWAI to ferry big freight from other states
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) The state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam on Thursday signed an MoU with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to make rivers navigable throughout the year to ferry Over Dimensional Consignments (ODCs) and Over Weight Consignments (OWCs) from across the country and abroad.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
Railways to launch Vistadome train service in 2 popular routes of NE, Bengal
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) In order to boost tourism in the region, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is set to introduce two more Vistadome tourist special trains in Assam and West Bengal with state-of-the-art transparent glass windows and roofs, providing 360-degree view of the open sky and the surroundings, a top official said on Thursday.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Russia sees over 150 man-portable US missiles with Afghan militants as major terror threat
New Delhi, Aug 26: Russia has expressed serious concern over the US weapons that have fallen into Taliban hands, especially around 150 man-portable missiles that can bring down aircraft and wreak havoc with their devastating fire power.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rs 13K unpaid contractors' dues hitting Assam development works: Congress
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) In wake of a debt-ridden BJP leader-cum-contractor reportedly committing suicide earlier this week as his outstanding payments were not released by the Assam government, the opposition Congress claimed that the unpaid dues of contractors has severely hit the development works in the state.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
RailTel readied AI-based attendance in 48K schools in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) To capture the automatic attendance and management, the state-owned RailTel Corporation of India has completed the work of deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Identification System for 48,000 government schools across Assam, officials said on Thursday.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
Assam to destroy 2,500 rhino horns, ivory, animal parts
Guwahati, Aug 25 (IANS) Following a Gauhati High Court order, Assams Environment and Forest Department is likely to destroy around 2,500 rhino horns, ivory and body parts of other protected animals stored in various treasuries in different districts.
2021-08-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Debt-ridden BJP leader commits suicide in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A debt-ridden BJP leader in Assam has reportedly committed suicide due to huge financial burden, as his outstanding payments were not released by the government against various contractual and supply works, the police said on Tuesday.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Moderate quake shakes Assam, Bengal, no damage reported
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) A 'moderate' earthquake, measuring 4 on the Richter Scale, was reported in Assam's Kokrajhar and adjoining West Bengal and Bhutan on Monday, officials said.
2021-08-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bank heist foiled in Assam, three dacoits gunned down
Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Three suspected dacoits were shot dead as they tried to rob a bank in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
London Games torch-bearer working in Assam tea garden undecided over govt job offer
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) Assams Pinky Karmakar, who now works as a daily wage labourer at a tea garden in Dibrugarh district to manage two square meals for his poverty-stricken five-member family, had represented India as the torch-bearer at the 2012 London Olympics.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
14 held in Assam for pro-Taliban social media posts
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid talks of the presence of Taliban sympathisers in India after the insurgent group recently took control of Afghanistan, Assam Police have arrested at least 14 persons for putting up Taliban related social media posts, officials said on Saturday.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
2 female elephants electrocuted in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Two adult female elephants were electrocuted in western Assam's Baksa district, adjoining Bhutan, on Friday and the man responsible has surrendered to police, officials said.
2021-08-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sarma launches slew of schemes on completing 100 days in power
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday handed over appointment letters to the kin of six state policemen who were killed on the fierce clash on the Assam-Mizoram border on July 26.
2021-08-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Flybig launches commercial flight services between Guwahati and Arunachal
Guwahati/Itanagar, Aug 19 (IANS) With private airline Flybig launching its operations on the new route connecting Assam's Guwahati with Arunachal Pradeshs Tezu on Thursday, air connectivity powered by the Regional Connectivity Scheme -- UDAN -- expanded further in the hilly northeastern region, officials said.
2021-08-19
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy