RSS used women to stop me from entering temple: Rahul Gandhi

Monday, December 14, 2015


In a fresh salvo at BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) stopped him from entering a temple in Assam by using women as a blockade. “I had gone to Assam and I wanted to visit a temple in Barpeta. At the temple, …

There is no link between GST and National Herald issues: RaGa

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said there is “no link” between the National Herald and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill issues and asserted that his party is for the tax reform measure if three differences are resolved. “In the media there is some sense that the National Herald and the …

Naidu’s comment most unfortunate, says Gogoi

Friday, December 11, 2015


Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday termed as “most unfortunate” Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s comment that the Assam Government’s action against the agitating state BJP leaders and workers was ‘display of intolerance’. The present state government has been according respect to democratic protests as such rights exist in a democratic polity like India, Gogoi …

8 militants held in Assam raids

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Kokrajhar: Assam police nabbed at least 8-suspected militants and an alleged linkman for insurgents during sustained raids in Assam’s Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts, police and defence sources said on Wednesday. Seven suspected militants belonging to various outfits such as NDFB (Songbijit), NSCN(IM) and National Liberation Front of Bengalis (NLFB) were arrested last night during a …

Assam House asks Centre to reinstate spl Category status

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


The Assam Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the Centre to reinstate the Special Category status to Assam immediately. The government resolution was moved by Planning and Development Minister Ajanta Neog and it was accepted by all. The resolution demanded the Centre to reinstate the earlier status regarding the funding of Central schemes. Following withdrawal …

‘Assam Govt implementing schemes in state from own revenue’

Tuesday, December 08, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today attributed the continuous announcement of schemes by the state and their successful implementation from its own sources of revenue to the state’s sound financial health. In a statement here Gogoi, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said the state government was not confined to the announcement of schemes alone; …

6 Assam BJP, 9 rebel Cong MLAs suspended for Winter Session

Monday, December 07, 2015


Rebellion in Assam Congress on Monday showed up in Assembly as they joined opposition BJP in their protest on law and order situation in the state, leading to suspension of 15 MLAs for the five-day Winter Session by the Speaker for disobeying his ruling and creating noisy scenes. Six BJP MLAs and nine from Congress, …

Assam plans to train 1.6 lakh persons in disaster management

Monday, December 07, 2015


The Assam government has taken up an ambitious plan to train 1.6 lakh persons in disaster management across the state to handle any situation whenever natural calamity strikes. The government is also investing heavily to build a strong infrastructure to better manage natural disasters such as flood and earthquake in the state.” We have already …

Guwahati blast: IGP rules out IED or grenade attack

Saturday, December 05, 2015


Assam Inspector general of Police (IGP, Law and Order) S.N. Singh ruled out ruled out an improvised explosive device (IED) or grenade blast at Fancy Bazar area here on Saturday evening, in which at least three people were reported to have sustained injuries. Security forces thronged the spot and are examining the nature of the …

Gujarat model of development is a dismal failure: Gogoi

Friday, December 04, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the setback for BJP at the rural bodies elections in Gujarat is a clear indication that the much-hyped Gujarat model of development is a “dismal failure”. In a statement, Gogoi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-touted Gujarat model of development has been a dismal failure as people in the …

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