Assam

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Nine Passport Seva Kendras to be set up in Assam

Friday, February 24, 2017

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh today announced nine new Passport Seva Kendras would be set up in Assam soon. According to an official release by Assam Government, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh announced setting up of new Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in the state during a discussion […]

Social Media turns a battle ground for this lady who was molested four times

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A 21-year-old girl named Shubh Laxmi  had just been groped and molested by bikers on her way from college for the fourth time. The men should be punished but she did not know how and then she poured her heart out in a Facebook post. According to a report in media, Ms Laxmi has consented to […]

Incidents of heinous crimes on decline in Assam : DGP Mukesh Sahay

Monday, February 06, 2017

Director General of Police (DGP) Assam Mukesh Sahay said the incidents of heinous crimes in the state has come down during 2016. However, cyber crime is on rise in recent times, especially after the government’s thrust on digital economy increased, the top cop said. “Cases of heinous crime in Guwahati and the state in 2016 […]

Assam Rifles escorting tourists attacked, 2 killed

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Guwahati: Suspected militants attacked an Assam Rifles vehicle escorting tourists, killing two personnel and injuring several others near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday. Militants lobbed several grenades targeting the vehicle at Jagun 12th Mile Barabasti on NH-53 bordering Assam’s Tinsukia district in the run up to Republic Day, a defence spokesman said. ALSO READ: R-Day: No […]

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