Assam CM Himanta’s promise to lift the draconian AFSPA law, which gives legal immunity to armed forces and left a trail of bloodshed and injustice in its wake, heralds a new dawn for the Northeast’s biggest state. Improvements in Assam’s security situation led to this. Divisive political rhetoric mustn’t create new faultlines for re-emergence of violence
The investment is expected to generate 2,500 employment opportunities in the state.
Most of the migrants are from the Kuki community and they fear that their homes back in Manipur have been destroyed by the groups which attacked them on Thursday night when they fled to safety in Cachar.
Although consumption growth has tapered down from 13 percent in 2021-22, it is still moving at a faster pace than production, especially after the Covid-19 threats waned.
This is for the first time that an investment summit will be organized jointly by the eight North Eastern states and the union government.
Soak in the country's sights and sounds along its many waterbody cruises; here's a list of some cruises plying on the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra in the east and the Vembanad Lake in the south.
It was the largest recital of the folk dance form at a single venue, earning it an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 dedicated the first AIIMS in the North East, built at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore, to the nation. He also virtually inaugurated three medical colleges at Nalbari, Nagaon and Kokrajhar.
Patient care services at AIIMS, Guwahati started with telemedicine in August 2022 and a limited OPD for local residents began in September. The hospital will not only benefit Assam but also Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur
Among other projects, Modi will lay the foundation stone of a bridge on the Brahmaputra river connecting Palashbari and Sualkuchi and also launch the beautification exercise of Rang Ghar, Sivasaga, a statement said.
Considering the dramatic improvement in infrastructure over the last decade and the huge state sector investments in energy, it is indeed time for the region to strive for private investments. However, there are concerns if the smaller states will go out shopping with adequate preparations
Addressing a press conference here, Sarma said Modi will be on a day-long visit to Guwahati, where he will kick start a range of projects through physical and virtual modes.
Sridhar Vembu said, 'We can only make progress when we get rid of that English obsession.'
Officials in the know claimed that the voice in the message was that of Pannu, who has been designated as a terrorist under the stringent anti-terror law -- Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act -- by the Union Home Ministry. He is at present in the United States.
He also claimed the AAP government changed the face of Delhi in seven years, and that "nothing but dirty politics" took place in Assam, even though BJP has been in power in the state for the same duration.
Assam shopkeeper Mohammad Saidul Hoque saved Rs 90,000 in coins which he used to buy a scooter. 'It was my dream to buy a scooter,' he told ANI.
The full bench of the Election Commission, comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar and two Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel, will be visiting Assam from March 26 to 28 to hold talks with various stakeholders.
The General Science question paper of the class 10 matriculation exam conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) was leaked on Sunday night, and the exam scheduled on Monday was cancelled.
The institutions to be evicted include Tata Group's Ginger hotel, apex literary body Asam Sahitya Sabha and residential units of the state assembly and Doordarshan Kendra.
Gogoi was arrested by the NIA in December 2019 for his alleged role in violent anti-CAA protests across the state. The NIA was investigating two cases of Gogoi and three of his associates related to anti-CAA violence.
Several mobile phones, SIM cards and other incriminating materials, including a handset used to share defence information with a foreign embassy, were seized, he said.
The barrier, erected on the Indian bank of River Bornadi, which marks the international border, has led to a dip in incidents of wild pachyderms straying into villages and a reduction in deaths due to man-elephant conflict.
"With great pride, happy to share a landmark achievement in our endeavour to get World Heritage Site status for Charaideo Maidams. The maidams have met all technical requirements of the UNESCO Secretariat," Sarma said on Twitter on Friday.
Union Minister Sarbananada Sonowal welcomed the world’s longest river cruise at its culminating destination in Dibrugarh on February 28. Sonowal hailed MV Ganga Vilas trip as a historic and path-breaking event to be witnessed in the Inland Waterways sector since India’s Independence 75 years ago.