Assam remembers 2008 serial blast victims

Friday, November 06, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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 …

BRC chief criticises Assam govt for reducing security cover

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Hagrama Mohilary on Wednesday accused Assam government for reducing his security cover thereby creating an atmosphere for his “political murder” and sought for its restoration. “As I am of cabinet rank I should get adequate security,” Mohilary told PTI, criticising the government for reducing his personal security cover and guards …

Assam Rifles Rescues Three Youth from NSCN-K, Offers Bounty

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


According to Morung express, Assam Rifles on Monday claimed it rescued three Naga youth who were kidnapped by the banned NSCN (K) group for forced recruitment in August from villages of Peren district. According to a press statement from PRO Asssam Rifles, Kohima, the youths, which included minors, were ‘deceitfully lured on the pretext of …

Former DHD-J Chairman Held in Assam

Monday, October 12, 2015


According to NorthEast Today, former chairman of the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD)-J, Jewel Garlosa, who recently joined BJP, was arrested in connection with a murder case registered in 2008 at Haflong. An elected member of the NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), Garlosa was in Guwahati in connection with party affairs and had even met Assam …

AASU threatens to launch second Assam movement

Saturday, October 10, 2015


The All Assam Students Union (AASU) today threatened to launch a second Assam movement to protest against the Centre’s decision to give citizenship to all Hindu Bangladeshis who came here after 1971. Addressing a gathering during its ‘Gana Satyagrah’ programme here, AASU Chief Advisor Sammujjal Bhattacharjya said, “Assam will not bear the burden of illegal …

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