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Karimganj: A woman in south Assam's Karimganj district alleged that she was raped by her husband and his two friends within three days of her marriage as his demands for dowry were not met, the police said on Sunday. On the basis of her complaint, the husband was arrested today, they said.
Published 23-Apr-2018 07:06 IST
Guwahati: With increase in rainfall on the higher parts North-Eastern states of India, there is a significant rise in the water level of Brahmaputra River.
Published 22-Apr-2018 11:12 IST
Tinsukia (Assam): A seven-year old girl was allegedly raped by a middle aged man at Lajong village in Tinsukia district, police said on Saturday.
Published 21-Apr-2018 17:16 IST | Updated 17:20 IST
Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Assam R.P. Sharma on Friday said that the investigation of ever-rising rape cases should be handed over to the top investigation agencies such as National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Published 21-Apr-2018 10:20 IST
Chabua: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday visited Chabua Air Force Station in Assam in connection with the air force's ongoing combat exercise Gaganshakti. She was accompanied by Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa. They also visited Pasighat Advanced Landing Ground to witness theMore
Published 20-Apr-2018 07:16 IST | Updated 09:01 IST
New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly trying to defame BJP chief Amit Shah, saying the Supreme Court's dismissal of the pleas seeking a probe into the death of judge B H Loya "exposed" the "dirty design" of theMore
Published 19-Apr-2018 19:50 IST
Guwahati: Yoga is the "most beautiful exercise" in the world, it has nothing to do with religion, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday, urging people to refrain from raising "meaningless" controversies on the ancient exercise form.
Published 18-Apr-2018 19:51 IST
New Delhi: Sixteen indigenous groups of Assam told a joint committee of parliamentarians that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will violate the idea of secularism of the Constitution by distinguishing illegal immigrants on the basis of religion. The groups also said it will threaten theMore
Published 17-Apr-2018 20:47 IST
Jorhat: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the farm sector in Assam needs innovative practices for sustenance and called upon farmers to take up allied activities such as poultry, dairy and fisheries. "There have been many advances in farming practices like precision farming, verticalMore
Published 17-Apr-2018 17:18 IST
New Delhi: A Commissioner of the Income Tax Department posted in Guwahati was on Friday arrested by the CBI in connection with Rs 50 lakh bribery demand, officials said.
Published 13-Apr-2018 19:33 IST
Guwahati: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), an alliance partner of the BJP-led Assam government, on Thursday said it would not allow the central government to grant citizenships to Hindu Bangladeshis. Addressing a press meet here, AGP President and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said, "The Centre wantsMore
Published 12-Apr-2018 20:06 IST
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has advocated priority profiling and creation of adequate amenities for the farmers under the Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART).
Published 12-Apr-2018 12:13 IST
Guwahati: The Assam Police is awaiting confirmation from its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart whether a missing youth from the northeastern state has joined militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, a senior police official said on Wednesday. "Whether he has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen is still to beMore
Published 11-Apr-2018 16:58 IST
Guwahati: In second such case of 'moral policing' in Assam, a married woman was stripped and beaten up at Baksa district here over her alleged affair with another man. Five persons, including four women, were arrested in this connection, Superintendent of Police Binoy Kalita said.
Published 11-Apr-2018 19:54 IST
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday directed the Forest Department to carry out the highland construction work under Kaziranga National Park on a war footing to complete it before the monsoons. Sonowal gave the instruction during a visit to the park on Monday and emphasizedMore
Published 10-Apr-2018 08:01 IST
Guwahati: In a case of 'moral policing', a woman was assaulted by a group of men when she was going with a male friend to a medical centre in Goalpara district of Assam and the police has arrested 12 people for the incident, a senior officer said on Monday. " This is a case of moral policing. WhatMore
Published 09-Apr-2018 20:37 IST
Guwahati: The chief executive officer of Hailakandi Zilla Parishad has filed FIRs against three gram panchayat (GP) secretaries and as many former presidents of three gram panchayats of the district for alleged misappropriation of fund, an official release said on Monday.
Published 09-Apr-2018 17:24 IST
Assam: In a shocking incident, a youth hailing from Assam has joined hands with a Kashmiri terrorist organisations Hizbul Mujahideen. The incident came to light after a picture of the youth Qamer-Uz-Zaman alias Qameruddin went viral on the social media. He is seen carrying an assault rifle in hisMore
Published 09-Apr-2018 22:26 IST
Guwahati: The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park on Saturday where visitors will get to experience the state's local food, music, handloom and handicrafts.
Published 07-Apr-2018 12:36 IST
Guwahati: Assam assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Friday reprimanded Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha for coming to the House wearing a t-shirt bearing some writings in Bengali, and did not allow him to speak until he changed it. The moment Purkayastha stood to speak after the HouseMore
Published 06-Apr-2018 21:16 IST

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