Assam

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...

Covid-19: PM Modi tells North-East chief ministers to focus on micro-containment

PM Modi had held a meeting with the chief ministers to review Covid preparations in the region   New Delhi: Concerned over the rise in daily cases of Covid-19 in northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed their ongoing work as well as preparations for the likely third wave of the pandemic. He...

Himanta Biswa Sarma justifies encounters in Assam after political furore

In a bid to justify the series of encounters in Assam since he assumed office, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that shooting should be the pattern if criminals try to escape from custody or snatch arms from the cops to open fire. Notably, the state has recently witnessed at least a dozen suspected...

2-child policy only way to alleviate poverty, illiteracy in Muslims, says Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said a two-child policy is the sole way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy from the state’s Muslim population. The statement comes as the state is planning to table a two-child policy for people willing to avail benefits of government schemes and jobs. Sarma said that organisation operating in the...

Assam CM plans to follow ‘Gujarat model’ in power sector

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that his government will replicate the ‘Gujarat model’ to turn the state’s three power companies into profitable entities. The three companies include Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) and Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL). A delegation...

BJP selects Himanta Biswa Sarma as next Assam CM, Sonowal tenders resignation

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is all set to become the next chief minister of the state after he was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party. The development comes after the BJP registered a thumping victory in the state while losing the battle to TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee in neighbouring...

TMC registers thumping victory in Bengal, BJP wins Assam. Here are the latest trends

The BJP, despite its best efforts to woo the voters in the West Bengal Assembly elections, has failed to combat the counter-narrative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party the Trinamool Congress. While the TMC has secured victory in 135 seats and is leading in 77 seats out of the 292 seats,...

Amit Shah says BJP will end ‘love jihad, land jihad’ in Assam

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the BJP will enact laws related to love and land jihad in Assam if the party is voted to power. Shah was addressing an election rally in Assam’s Kamrup and asserted that laws and policies will be put in place to strengthen Assamese culture and civilisation....