Major fire breaks out at Fancy Bazar‬ in ‪Guwahati‬

Tuesday, January 05, 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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 …

Gogoi demands white paper on Centre’s work for Assam

Monday, December 21, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today asked Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to come out with a ‘White Paper’ on the works done by the Centre for Assam in its tenure so far. In a statement here, Gogoi asked Sonowal to come out with a fact-sheet on what the BJP-led NDA government has done for …

Ready to become CM for 4th term: Gogoi

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Congress veteran Tarun Gogoi said he is ready to become Chief Minister of Assam for the fourth consecutive term. “Yes, I am ready,” he said at a press conference here when asked whether he would be the Chief Minister again. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had recently declared that the 79-year-old Congress veteran would be the …

Gogoi claims intelligence report on RSS involvement

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi backed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s claims that he was denied entry into a temple in Barpeta by RSS workers and said he has intelligence report on the matter. “It is true that Rahul Gandhi was stopped at a temple by RSS. I have intelligence on that,” Gogoi said outside …

ULFA leader Anup Chetia seeks ‘forgiveness for past mistakes’

Monday, December 14, 2015


Guwahati: Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is an accused in a number of murder, abduction and extortion cases, on Monday sought forgiveness from the people of Assam for “past mistakes” and said he was ready for peace talks. “I ask for forgiveness from the people of Assam for our past mistakes”, the ULFA General …

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