Assam

Assam governor row: Rijiju downplays ‘Hindus for Hindustan’ comment

Monday, November 23, 2015

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Minister of State for Home Affairs on Monday downplayed Assam Governor PB Acharya’s ‘Hindustan for Hindus’ comment, saying that he did not use the word Hindus in a ‘religious context’. Speaking to the media, Rijiju said, “Hindus does not mean religion. What he has said is according to the (ancient) ‘Sarvadharma Sambhav’ concept”. Earlier on …

Assam hosts International Trade Fair to give boost to its economy

Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Jorhat (Assam): Assam’s Jorhat City recently played host to an international trade fair that it hopes will give a boost to its economy and other related commercial activities. Jorhat came alive during the Fourth International Trade Fair. Over 150 exhibitors from across India and neighbouring Bangladesh, Pakistan and Thailand showcased a variety of products during …

Sonowal made Assam BJP chief, to head election committee

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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New Delhi: BJP on Saturday appointed Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal its Assam unit president and also the head of an election management committee it constituted for the poll-bound state, signalling that he could be its chief ministerial face. Making the announcement, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Himanta Biswa Sarma, a state Congress heavyweight who recently …

Mukesh Sahay is new DGP of Assam

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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Mukesh Sahay has been appointed new DGP of Assam. 1984 batch IPS officer Sahay will succeed Khagen Sharma on December 1.

Assam remembers 2008 serial blast victims

Friday, November 06, 2015

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Guwahati: The family members and close relatives of terror victims, who lost their lives in the devastating 2008 serial blasts, gathered at a memorial pillar to pay tribute to them. Around 100 people were killed and many others seriously injured in the serial blasts triggered by militants at three crowded places in Guwahati city besides …

Kaziranga National Park to attract more tourists

Friday, November 06, 2015

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The Kaziranga National Park is open for tourists after its routine closure for the monsoon season. The authorities have made elaborate arrangements to make the visit of the tourists to the world heritage site memorable. The Kaziranga National Park is situated in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. The park, spread in an area of …

Three from Assam selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Two young Sattriya dance artistes and a mime artist of Assam were selected for the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2013 and 2014 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) in its general council meeting held recently in New Delhi. Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, instituted in the name of the noted Shehnai maestro Late …

Elderly Austrian couple verbally abused by drunken youths near Jorhat

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Jorhat (Assam): If we were stick to our motto of ‘Atithi devo bhava’, our country would have been a haven for tourists. However, many of us don’t which is the reason why we get to hear of so many embarrassing tales of foreigners being roughed up and looted. An elderly Austrian couple was verbally abused …

Six held with fake notes

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Guwahati: Fake currency notes with the face value of Rs 2.10 lakh were seized from six persons by police here today. Acting on an information, six persons were arrested and the fake currency notes recovered from their possession, a police spokesman said. Of the six, one Sudhir Sarkar hailed from Malda in West Bengal, while …

Film based on Assamese folklore gets European premiere

Friday, October 16, 2015

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A film based on events and characters from Assamese folklore is all set for its European premiere at the London Film Festival this week. “Kothanodi”, which translates as “The River of Fables”, is the first feature film by Delhi-based director Bhaskar Hazarika and stars actor Seema Biswas and a string of well-known Assamese actors like …

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