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Guwahati: A BJP MP from Assam came under attack on Sunday for comparing Mahatma Gandhi and India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with garbage. "The Congress has pushed the Nehru-Gandhi garbage into the minds of people over the years and there is now no space for any other theory," the LokMore
Published 22-Oct-2017 20:23 IST
Guwahati: The Assam government will ensure that all genuine citizens of the state are included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday. There is no need for the genuine citizens to worry, he assured.
Published 21-Oct-2017 21:16 IST
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stressed the need for quality education as it helps a person to become able, skilled and makes a society strong. Sonowal said education is the guiding force for a society and as such the state government has introduced 'Gunotsav' for qualityMore
Published 21-Oct-2017 14:04 IST
Guwahati: To provide the much needed fillip to the tourism sector, the state government on Friday decided to offer subsidy up to 45%, of the total cost of production of a film if the shooting is done in the state.
Published 21-Oct-2017 11:43 IST
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday asked forest department to stop illegal trade of sand, stone chips and wood. "Sonowal issued a stern directive to the Forest Department to immediately stop the illegal trade of sand, stone chips and wood," an official release said.
Published 20-Oct-2017 18:40 IST
Guwahati: In a major development, Assam will be the first Indian state to get an amphibious aircraft. The Japan-built amphibious aircraft, 'Kodiak-100' can take off and land from both land and water.
Published 20-Oct-2017 11:59 IST
Guwahati: Assam government on Thursday rolled an ambitious Tourism policy by declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow by at least two to three times within next five years. The 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017', effective from January next year till December 2022, givesMore
Published 19-Oct-2017 17:57 IST
New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednedsay said it will provide electricity to un-electrified remote village of Baruahchuck, in Majuli district of Assam. The airline has adopted the remote village under its initiative of "Roshan Hoga Desh Hamara", launched on the occasion of Diwali.
Published 19-Oct-2017 07:45 IST
Guwahati: In a shocking incident, a well-known name in the fashion industry and a Mrs Universe contestant 2017, Kristi Das was allegedly abused and assaulted by a group of men on Monday in a land grabbing case.
Published 18-Oct-2017 11:31 IST | Updated 12:00 IST
Guwahati: The festival of lights calls for celebrations and merrymaking. Light diyas, burst crackers or party with family and friends, but do spare a thought for the animals and the birds that are as much a part of this society as we are. Every year, loud sound from firecrackers causes stress,More
Published 18-Oct-2017 12:43 IST | Updated 12:58 IST
Guwahati: Assam government on Tuesday approved a new IT Policy under which financial support will be provided to companies setting up BPOs, developing software and carrying out research, among others. "The Cabinet today approved the IT Policy. We will provide incentives for entrepreneurs, who comeMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 07:37 IST
Jorhat (Assam): A herd of wild elephants from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam has strayed into human habitats, mostly occupied by tea garden workers in Jorhat district, and damaged their houses, a forest official said. The herd has destroyed at least 14 dwelling units of tea garden labourers atMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 18:09 IST
Guwahati: In an untoward incident, the warden of Guwahati central jail, Jitumoni Deka was arrested on Sunday on charges of smuggling drugs inside the jail premises.
Published 16-Oct-2017 11:07 IST
Guwahati: Four youths were arrested on Sunday for stone-throwing at a bus carrying the Australian T20 cricket team here on October 10 evening, the Assam DGP said. The four were arrested under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with attempted murder, apart from Sections 336 (EndangeringMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 20:13 IST
Guwahati: With Diwali inching closer, differently abled students of Guwahati's Shishu Sarothi school made earthen lamps to celebrate the occasion. Large number of students participated in the programme despite suffering from different disabilities.
Published 15-Oct-2017 08:29 IST | Updated 11:10 IST
Guwahati: In a major development, Assam government and philanthropic Tata Trusts are collaborating to set up a three-level cancer grid in the state. It will be a unique and first of its kind in the state with an estimated investment of Rs 1,400 crore which is to be shared between the Tata Trusts andMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 10:57 IST | Updated 11:16 IST
Guwahati: The Assam government will rejuvenate the Barak river as it has potential to revitalise trade and commerce with Bangladesh and Myanmar, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said. Developing the river as a major channel for water transport will help improve trade with the neighbouringMore
Published 13-Oct-2017 17:51 IST
Guwahati: The Assam government has fixed the minimum wages for workers employed in loading and unloading in the entire state. The Labour Welfare Department has issued a notification fixing the minimum rate of wages in different categories, a release said.
Published 13-Oct-2017 16:06 IST
Guwahati: A two-day festival opens here tomorrow to take science to the people and out of the confines of classrooms and journals, an organiser said. The festival -- 'Reverberations: We are Science Communicators' -- seeks to popularise science while igniting young minds, Ratna Bharali Talukdar, theMore
Published 13-Oct-2017 14:19 IST
Majuli: In a shocking event, a youth from Majuli(Assam) has prepared himself to be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records by consuming one kilogram of burning charcoal in one minute.
Published 13-Oct-2017 12:52 IST

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