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  • BJP's CEC to meet on March 4 to finalise first list of candidates for assembly polls Mar 03, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    BJP's CEC to meet on March 4 to finalise first list of candidates for assembly polls

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and state party chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass will be part of deliberations for their state, while key organisational leaders from West Bengal, including state party chief Dilip Ghosh, will attend the meeting to discuss the names of candidates for their state.

  • Assam’s pumpkins may have reached Dubai, but state still lags far behind in export competitiveness Mar 03, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Assam’s pumpkins may have reached Dubai, but state still lags far behind in export competitiveness

    As Assam prepares for elections, a look at its economic indicators shows that it fared well in highway and rural road construction despite being ravaged by floods.

  • Central govt only concerned about the rich and powerful: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Mar 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Central govt only concerned about the rich and powerful: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Interacting with women workers of the Sadharu Tea Estate near, Priyank Gandhi Vadra said farmers have been protesting in and around the national capital for months, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to meet them and end the impasse.

  • Assam Elections | Will provide 200 units of electricity for free monthly if elected to power: Priyanka Gandhi Mar 02, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Assam Elections | Will provide 200 units of electricity for free monthly if elected to power: Priyanka Gandhi

    Priyanka Gandhi was also seen interacting with the workers of Assam's tea estates, ahead of her rally in Tezpur on March 2.

  • Assam Election 2021: Congress gives away iPhones, cash prizes to ‘Assam Bachao’ winners Feb 28, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    Assam Election 2021: Congress gives away iPhones, cash prizes to ‘Assam Bachao’ winners

    Winners of the social media campaign highlighted a range of issues from the maintenance of transport facilities, child labour to the haphazard garbage disposal.

  • Congress-led Grand Alliance expanded in Assam with inclusion of BPF, RJD Feb 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Congress-led Grand Alliance expanded in Assam with inclusion of BPF, RJD

    The BJP has already said that it will not have any alliance with its existing ally BPF in the assembly polls.

  • Assam Assembly Elections 2021 | 1.08 lakh 'D' voters will not be allowed to vote in polls: CEO Feb 27, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    Assam Assembly Elections 2021 | 1.08 lakh 'D' voters will not be allowed to vote in polls: CEO

    Doubtful voters are those persons who are identified during electoral roll revision as D-voters, cases of which are pending with the Foreigners Tribunals or declared as foreigners by the Tribunal.

  • Amit Shah talks of Making Assam, North East biggest contributor to India's GDP Feb 25, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Amit Shah talks of Making Assam, North East biggest contributor to India's GDP

    The journey initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taken forward by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Amit Shah said after attending the 'Mahayagya' at the Shivlinga shaped 'Maha Mrityunjaya' temple, believed to be the tallest Shiva temple in the world, in Assam's Nagaon district.

  • Assembly election schedule likely to be announced in March first week, PM Modi hints in Assam Feb 22, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Assembly election schedule likely to be announced in March first week, PM Modi hints in Assam

    Assembly election in the four states and the Union Territory are expected to be held in April-May.

  • Relief to fuel consumers, four states cut taxes on petrol and diesel Feb 22, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Relief to fuel consumers, four states cut taxes on petrol and diesel

    West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan and Meghalaya have cut state taxes to cool down fuel prices.

  • Assam govt increases daily wage of tea workers to Rs 318 ahead of assembly polls Feb 20, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Assam govt increases daily wage of tea workers to Rs 318 ahead of assembly polls

    The cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal, also gave its nod to a proposal of constituting a one-member committee for fixing an equal wage of small tea garden workers.

  • PM Narendra Modi in Assam, West Bengal on February 22 to launch several projects Feb 20, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi in Assam, West Bengal on February 22 to launch several projects

    The PMO said he will dedicate to the nation important projects of the oil and gas sector in an event organised at Silapathar in Assam, and also inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of engineering colleges during the event.

  • Correcting historical mistake of neglecting Assam, its development our priority: PM Modi Feb 18, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Correcting historical mistake of neglecting Assam, its development our priority: PM Modi

    Modi also said BJP's double engine governments at the Centre and in Assam reduced geographical and cultural distances between the state and rest of the country.

  • Assam rocked by 4.7 magnitude earthquake Feb 17, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    Assam rocked by 4.7 magnitude earthquake

    There is no report of any loss of life or damage reported so far, police said.

  • Assam springboard of India's Act East Policy: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Feb 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Assam springboard of India's Act East Policy: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

    Addressing a press conference, S Jaishankar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is deeply committed to the development of Assam, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-aided projects in the state are examples of how international policies and partnerships can contribute to the development of states.

  • Why the BJP is wooing tea workers of Assam Feb 09, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    Why the BJP is wooing tea workers of Assam

  • 'Conspiracy to malign Indian tea': PM Modi slams foreign celebs, opposition during Assam visit Feb 07, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    'Conspiracy to malign Indian tea': PM Modi slams foreign celebs, opposition during Assam visit

    The Prime Minister panned the opposition, saying it would be answerable to the people of Assam for backing the "conspirators".

  • PM Narendra Modi in West Bengal, Assam today to inaugurate, lay foundations of development projects Feb 07, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi in West Bengal, Assam today to inaugurate, lay foundations of development projects

    PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of two hospitals and launch 'Asom Mala', a programme for state highways and major district roads, at Dhekiajuli in Assam.

  • Ease of Doing Business | Four more states complete reforms, permitted extra borrowing of Rs 5,034 crore Feb 06, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Ease of Doing Business | Four more states complete reforms, permitted extra borrowing of Rs 5,034 crore

    A total of 12 states in India have so far completed the ease of doing reforms - which are aimed at increasing private investment and creating an atmosphere conducive for business.

  • Oil India to pick up BPCL stake in Numaligarh refinery this fiscal Feb 05, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Oil India to pick up BPCL stake in Numaligarh refinery this fiscal

    Out of the total 61.65 percent BPCL stake in NRL, around 48 percent will be sold to a consortium led by OIL and Engineers India, while another 13.65 percent will be given to the government of Assam.

  • PM Modi assails previous Assam govts for failing to protect land rights of indigenous people Jan 23, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    PM Modi assails previous Assam govts for failing to protect land rights of indigenous people

    "With more than one lakh famiies added today, the government has shown its commitment to protecting the rights of the indigeneous people," PM Modi said.

  • PM Modi to launch programme to allot 'patta' to over 1 lakh indigenous people in Assam Jan 21, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    PM Modi to launch programme to allot 'patta' to over 1 lakh indigenous people in Assam

    This is for the first time since independence that such a large number of people will be given 'patta' in Assam in one go.

  • 1,000 doses of Covishield vaccine found 'frozen' in Assam, probe ordered Jan 19, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    1,000 doses of Covishield vaccine found 'frozen' in Assam, probe ordered

    The 100 vials at SMCH were allegedly stored at sub-zero temperature, which led to the freezing of the vaccine doses.

  • ASHA health workers in Assam refuse COVID-19 vaccine shot, demand wage increase Jan 19, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    ASHA health workers in Assam refuse COVID-19 vaccine shot, demand wage increase

    The vaccination boycott protest is spearheaded by Sadou Asom Asha Karmi Santha, which represents nearly 20,000 ASHA workers in the state.

  • CEC Sunil Arora arrives in Assam to review poll preparedness Jan 18, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    CEC Sunil Arora arrives in Assam to review poll preparedness

    Arora, who will also meet leaders of political parties on Tuesday, is scheduled to address the media the next day before the team's departure from here.

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