Assam

Apollo completes 51% stake acquisition in Assam Hospitals

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Apollo Hospitals today said it has completed acquisition of majority stake in Guwahati-based Assam Hospitals. “We have now completed the acquisition of a 51 per cent majority stake in Assam Hospitals, Guwahati,” Apollo Hospitals Enterprise said in a regulatory filing. The Chennai-based health care major had last year announced to acquire a majority stake in …

The cops adopt a noble way in this city

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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Cachar(Assam): In what could be a turnaround incident in Assam’s Cachar district, instead of taking fine, Police distributed helmets to the riders who were not wearing helmet. Assam[/caption] Superintendent of Police Rajveer was seen distributing Helmets.

UK researchers develop viruses to protect Muga silkworm

Monday, January 11, 2016

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London: Researchers at a university in Britain have developed viruses that could halt the decline of ‘Muga’ caterpillar in India which produces one of the finest silks in the world. Muga caterpillars, which produce a highly valuable silk, are dying from bacterial infections, in Assam. Researchers at the University of Leicester claim that they have …

Cotton College professor murdered by husband

Saturday, January 09, 2016

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Benajir Sultana Khanom, Assistant Professor of Cotton College in Guwahati, was murdered on Thursday night by her husband Imdadul Hussain at her Nagaon residence. Benajir, who hailed from Marangial in Nagaon district of Assam, was previously an Assistant Professor of Nowgong College before joining Cotton College in October last year. She married Hussain, a resident …

Major fire breaks out at Fancy Bazar‬ in ‪Guwahati‬

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

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Guwahati: A Major fire broke out at TRP Road, Fancy Bazar at around 12:30 pm on Tuesday. Five fire brigades were rushed to the spot to douse the flame amd bring the situation under control. According to firefighters the cause of fire was due to short circuit. However, further details will only be revealed after …

Train gangrape case: Two jawans held from Guwahati airport

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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Almost five days after they gang-raped a minor girl in a moving train, police on Saturday arrested two Army jawans from Guwahati Airport. The arrested jawans – Pankaj Kumar and Balak Kumar Yadav – are accused of raping a teenager inside a compartment of moving Howrah-Amritsar Express on Monday. Another Army jawan, Monjiris Tripathy, who …

Sarbananda Sonowal is BJP’s CM candidate in Assam

Monday, December 28, 2015

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It’s official! Sarbananda Sonowal is BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Assam. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced this while kicking off the party’s campaign in Silchar, addressing party workers who congregated from Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Dima Hasao at the Gandhi Mela ground. “Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal will …

ULFA leader Anup Chetia released from jail

Thursday, December 24, 2015

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ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia was released from the Guwahati Central Jail, on Thursday, hours after he was granted bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. United Liberation Front for Asom (ULFA) leader Anup Chetia, who was recently repatriated from Bangladesh on the basis of a bilateral extradition arrangement, was today …

Happy over Sarma’s defamation suit, eager to go to jail: Gogoi

Thursday, December 24, 2015

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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said he “is happy” that his one time minister and recently inducted BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a Rs 100 crore defamation case against him. On the sidelines of a meeting here, Gogoi on his reaction to Himanta’s legal action, said, “I am very happy. I urge him …

Govt electrified 13 Assam villages last week under DDUGJY

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Government today said 13 villages were electrified in Assam last week under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. “13 villages electrified in Assam last week under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana,” Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet. Out of these electrified villages, three belong to Baksa district, one in Darrang and other …

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