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Assam handloom products soon to be marketed globally

Saturday, June 10, 2017

On Friday, the Assam government said that it will enact a new textile policy in the near future for the marketing of Assam handloom products in the global market. An official release said, “Government of Assam will soon formulate a textile policy for giving a major fillip to handloom and textile sector in the state.’’ […]

Excessive lashes of cane by exorcist kills 12-year-old girl

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Another tragic incident out of blind faith was witnessed in Ratanpur in Karimganj district of Assam when a 12-year-old girl died after she was allegedly lashed repeatedly with a cane by an exorcist to get rid of her so-called possession of evil spirits.   ALSO READ: Black Box of IAF’s missing Sukhoi-30 found The victim, Asmana Begum was suffering […]

Black Box of IAF’s missing Sukhoi-30 found

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A ground search and rescue party, consisting of Para (Special Forces) and Indian Air Force Garuds along with the army, reached Assam on Sunday, where Sukhoi-30 jet crashed, and recovered the aircraft’s Black Box. ALSO READ: Assam: Sukhoi-30 IAF aircraft missing, search ops launched On May 23, the aircraft lost contact, following which a massive search […]

Assam: Sukhoi-30 IAF aircraft missing, search ops launched

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tejpur (Assam): An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 aircraft, which was on a routine training, went missing today from North of Tejpur in Assam. According to reports, the aircraft airborne from Tejpur Air Base, lost radar and radio contact approximately 60 Km North of Tejpur. ALSO READ: Manipur CM announces economic package of Rs. 202 crore […]

Former DIG’s body found in drain

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Former Director Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Jorhat Prabin Saikia’s body was found in the drain at Kendeguri, Assam on Monday. ALSO READ: Fake Indian, Myanmar currency seized, one arrested He was missing from Sunday, while he went to attend Bihu festival in Kendeguri district. The police said that the cause of his death could only […]

Fake Indian, Myanmar currency seized, one arrested

Friday, May 12, 2017

Silchar: Fake Indian currency worth Rs. 1, 20,000 and fake Myanmar currency worth Rs 22, 00,000 seized by the police in Silchar. On May 10, a joint operation conducted by Assam police and 37 Assam Rifles at Jamalpur village. One person has been arrested in this regard. The person is identified as Md. Hasan Raja. […]

Assam government gives assistive devices to differently abled

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Majuli: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar on Wednesday distributed free aids and assistive devices to 807 differently abled people here to empower them. Speaking at a ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ programme, the chief minister said, “It has been a constant endeavour of the government to reach out to the differently abled people […]

Rampant killing of Elephants for meat in Arunachal and Assam

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

On May 1 this year a mutilated carcass of a wild tusker was found on the roads of Nagaon, which is 130 km from Assam‘s capital Guwahati. Tuskless dead body was a usual sight, but this came as a surprise to the locals. ALSO READ: New Arunachal assembly building ready “The elephant tusk is known as the […]

Triple Talaq ‘victims’ to get pension in Assam

Friday, May 05, 2017

Assam Education and Health minister, Biswa Sarma said, The government is planning to give pension and will hold skill development programmes to help the  Triple Talaq  ‘victims’ to become self-sufficient and strong. “The skill development will be imparted for all the divorcees and we have proposed special scheme to provide them with pension during this […]

Two suspected ‘cattle thieves’ lynched in Nagaon

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Guwahati: In a first case of cow vigilantes going to the extremes in Assam, a mob on Sunday allegedly lynched two men in Nagaon district suspecting them to be cattle thieves. Senior police officials said the men, aged between 20-25 years, were severely beaten up by the mob, who alleged that they were involved in […]

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