Assam

Manish Sisodia accuses Himanta Biswa Sarma of awarding govt contract to wife, son’s associates

Assam CM refutes allegations, threatens defamation suit against Sisodia   New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday accused Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of awarding government contracts for PPE kits during Covid-19 pandemic to his wife as well as his son’s business partner. “Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma gave government orders...

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani re-arrested immediately after bail  

He was arrested by Assam’s Barpeta police in a case of alleged assault on a woman cop   Guwahati: Shortly after getting bail from the Assam High Court in a case related to his tweet against PM Narendra Modi, Gujarat (Vadgam) MLA Jignesh Mevani was arrested again in another case. He was taken back to...

Rajya Sabha elections: BJP wins 5 seats in 4 states, crosses 100 in Upper House

5 of 13 seats that fell vacant go to AAP, 2 to LDF and 1 to Congress     New Delhi: The BJP now has more than 100 MPs in the Rajya Sabha after its candidates won the elections held on Thursday. Of the 13 seats that fell vacant, BJP won five. The party and...

Assam: Congress suspends one MLA for defying party whip in Rajya Sabha elections

It had earlier sought disqualification of another MLA who has been supporting BJP and voted for it on Thursday   Guwahati: The Congress suspended one of its MLAs in Assam on Thursday for “intentionally” making an error while casting his vote during the Rajya Sabha elections. The party has also sought the disqualification of another...

Rajya Sabha elections in 5 states today; voting underway

AAP nominees in Punjab, the sixth state, have won uncontested New Delhi: With several MPs in Rajya Sabha retiring, elections for five states will be held on Thursday. The counting of votes will be held after 5 pm. Elections for 13 seats were to be held during the day. However, five nominees of the Aam...

Assam declared ‘disturbed area’ for 6 more months

Guwahati: The Assam government extended the status of the state as disturbed area for up to six months. The order came into effect from Monday, February 28. The government released an official communique in this regard. After reviewing the law and order situation in the state in the past six months, “the state government has...

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma invites suggestions for name change for places

Guwahati: There’s much in a name, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma remarked on Wednesday as he invited suggestions for change of name of places in the state. He said a portal would be launched for the same In a tweet on Wednesday, he said, “THERE’S MUCH IN A NAME Name of a city, town...

BJP names Sarbananda Sonowal, L Murugan as its candidates for Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam, MP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced the names of Union ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan as its candidates for Rajya Sabha by-elections in Assam and Madhya Pradesh respectively. They will fight for two seats that fell vacant this year. The elections are scheduled to be held on October...

87 people rescued, two missing & one dead in Assam boat accident; CM announces corrective steps

The Assam government on Thursday informed that 87 people have been rescued after the boat they were travelling in collided with another boat and capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Assam’s Jorhat district yesterday. Two passengers are still missing whereas one passenger, a 23-year-old woman, died in the boat accident. At least 90 people were...

Five killed, trucks set on fire by militants in Assam

Five people were killed and one got injured when suspected militants of DLNA, or Dimasa National Liberation Army, indiscriminately fired at seven trucks and later set them on fire in the Dima Hasao district of Assam on Thursday night. The trucks were headed towards Lanka from Umrangsu when they came under sudden attack at Rangerbeel...
Fresh tension at Assam-Mizoram border; 1 injured

Fresh tension at Assam-Mizoram border; 1 injured

Violence had earlier erupted at Assam-Mizoram border on July 26, leaving at least 7 cops dead and over 70 injured Aizawl: Over a fortnight after the violence at the Assam- Mizoram border, tension escalated in the area late on Tuesday night. Assam police allegedly fired at civilians of Mizoram, injuring one person, according to reports....

Assam Assembly adjourned for Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing match at Tokyo Olympics

Guwahati: Having assured herself and India of at least a gold medal, boxer Lovlina Borgohain will chase a medal of a different colour on Wednesday morning as she fights Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in women’s welterweight semi-finals. Back home, legislators from her home state Assam will be watching her keenly, huddled together. The Assam Assembly proceedings...