Assam

PM to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s longest bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam on May 24. ALSO READ: India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on economic co-operation The Prime Ministers Office has conveyed to the state government that Modi will visit Assam on May 24 to inaugurate the Dhola Sadiya bridge.The bridge will connect …

Centre committed to grant ST status to six Assam communities

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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The central government is committed to granting ST status to six communities in Assam and it is working in this direction, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday. He said this at a tripartite meeting with representatives of the six communities and Assam government held at North block here. “We are committed to granting ST …

ATM robber arrested in Assam

Friday, April 21, 2017

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A man wanted in connection with several ATM thefts has been arrested after locals caught him trying to lift the machine at Na-Ali Dhekiajuli area here, police said today. ALSO READ:More than 50 students hospitalized after suspected food poisoning in Jaypee University in HP The accused along with his gang had broken open the machine …

Tourists enjoy cycle ride to know Majuli

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Tourists, both domestic and foreign, are travelling in Majuli, the world’s largest river island, on cycle during the ongoing Bihu festival for an eco-friendly culture learning tour. The guests participated in the cycle ride and experienced the life and culture of the people living on the Island by visiting ethnic Mising villages and a farm, …

Senior journalist Kaushik Deka pens a ‘best seller’ on Baba Ramdev’s life

Monday, April 17, 2017

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Senior Journalist Kaushik Deka‘s  “Baba Ramdev Phenomenon: From Moksha to Market” published by Rupa Publications India promises to be a gripping read. Deka has captured the journey of Baba Ramdev in an in-depth analysis of his life. The author of the book, Kaushik Deka is a Senior Associate Editor with India Today. He hails from …

Assam Government’s new Population policy is not well thought out; claims Congress

Monday, April 10, 2017

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Criticising the Assam Government‘s new law for curbing population growth, the Congress Party on Monday said it is not a ‘well thought-out policy’ while asserting that the issue should be discussed in the parliamentary forum for consensus. “Any such law can be enacted on the basis of consensus. Something which is not discussed in any …

Dalai Lama meets jawan who escorted him to India from Tibet after 58 years

Monday, April 03, 2017

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Guwahati : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday shared an emotional moment with retired havildar of Assam Rifles who escorted him to India during his escape from Tibet in March 1959. A visibly emotional Dalai Lama had a nostalgic moment with Naren Chandra Das at Pragjyoti ITA Cultural Centre at Machkhowa here. He …

President Mukherjee to inaugurate Namami Brahmaputra

Friday, March 31, 2017

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President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the festival on the banks of the river, which is considered country’s only male river. Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya and Chief Ministers of the states will also attend the inaugural ceremony. Various cultural programmes, traditional sports, Brahmaputra Aarti, exhibition, …

‘Fatwa’ that never was against Assam singer Nahid Afreen

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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A fatwa has reportedly been issued by 46 Muslim clerics against Nahid Afrin, a singer from Assam for singing songs against terrorism. The teen singer, who was one of the runner-ups in a reality show, has reportedly been asked to stop singing in public. According to the report Assam police are investigating to see whether the …

Voting begins for first phase of polls in Manipur

Saturday, March 04, 2017

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Voting for the first phase of polling in Manipur covering 38 constituencies began today amidst tight security. 8.30 AM: 10% voter turnout recorded in the first hour of the Manipur first phase elections. Polling began at 7 am and will end at 3 pm, the Election Commission (EC) said. An electorate of 19,02,562 comprising 9,28,573 …

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