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  • Watch: Assam doctor clad in PPE kit dances to cheer up COVID-19 patients, goes viral Oct 19, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    Watch: Assam doctor clad in PPE kit dances to cheer up COVID-19 patients, goes viral

    Dr Arup Senapati brought joy to the ward with his epic dance moves, while donning a full PPE kit to ensure safety, at Silchar Medical College in Assam.

  • Assam government to bring ordinance to accord Bodo status of associate official language Oct 08, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    Assam government to bring ordinance to accord Bodo status of associate official language

    At a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal this evening, a number of decisions were taken related to the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and the Bodo people residing across the state

  • Unlock 5.0 rules for Assam: What is allowed, what is not Oct 04, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Unlock 5.0 rules for Assam: What is allowed, what is not

    The ‘Unlock 5.0’ begins on October 1 and it will remain in place till October 31.

  • Why ST status is still a dream for six communities in Assam Sep 28, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    Why ST status is still a dream for six communities in Assam

    The matter was among the key issues that were discussed during chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah in Delhi on September 20.

  • Mentor first, politics later: Himanta Biswa ensures best treatment for Gogoi as he battles post-COVID complications Sep 27, 2020 03:34 PM IST

    Mentor first, politics later: Himanta Biswa ensures best treatment for Gogoi as he battles post-COVID complications

    Even though Himanta Biswa Sarma has had to travel across the state due to party work, he has kept a watch on his mentor's health.

  • Chapters on Nehru, Ayodhya dispute, 2002 Gujarat riots omitted from Assam Class 12 syllabus Sep 24, 2020 05:29 PM IST

    Chapters on Nehru, Ayodhya dispute, 2002 Gujarat riots omitted from Assam Class 12 syllabus

    The other topics removed from Class 12 syllabus in Assam include the “Congress party and its history”, “Issues of Kashmir”, “Wars with China and Pakistan in 1962, 1965, and 1971”, “The Emergency”, and “The rise of the Janata Dal and BJP”.

  • NHRC orders Assam government to pay Rs 1 lakh to man beaten up for selling beef Sep 17, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    NHRC orders Assam government to pay Rs 1 lakh to man beaten up for selling beef

    Shaukat Ali (48) was thrashed by a mob and forced to eat cooked pork in front of a few policemen for selling beef at his tea stall at the Madhupur weekly market in Biswanath Chariali on April 7, 2019.

  • Baghjan oil well blowout singes fields, fish and livelihoods Sep 14, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Baghjan oil well blowout singes fields, fish and livelihoods

    The fire at an Oil India Ltd well that started with oil and natural gas gushing out uncontrollably on May 27 and went up in flames on June 9 was controlled on Sunday, said reports. But the trauma will take much longer to subside, said residents of the area around the oil field that has 17 oil wells and five gas wells.

  • Five arrested for siphoning money from Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund Sep 01, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    Five arrested for siphoning money from Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund

    The arrested men also confessed to withdrawing money in the same way from other states' relief fund.

  • Unlock 4.0 rules for Assam: What is allowed, what is not Sep 01, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Unlock 4.0 rules for Assam: What is allowed, what is not

    Assam has reported 105,774 COVID-19 cases as of August 30. This figure includes a death toll of 296, 21,551 active cases and 83,927 patients who had recovered.

  • CAG questions Assam government's financial practices, doubts accuracy of accounts Aug 31, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    CAG questions Assam government's financial practices, doubts accuracy of accounts

    In its audit report on the the state's finances for the year ending March 31, 2019, which was tabled in the Assam Assembly on August 31, the CAG said the government failed to take corrective steps despite the auditor pointing out the lacunae every year.

  • COVID-19 impact | Assam tea growers happy since price of tea leaves soar Aug 31, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Assam tea growers happy since price of tea leaves soar

    Guwahati Tea Auction is expecting a boom. Small tea growers are also elated due to the fact that this is the highest price that tea has fetched in Assam

  • Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi may be BJP’s Assam CM candidate for 2021 polls: Tarun Gogoi Aug 23, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi may be BJP’s Assam CM candidate for 2021 polls: Tarun Gogoi

    Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed that former CJI Ranjan Gogoi could be the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate in next year's assembly polls.

  • 3 airports to be leased to private operator, Kerala govt calls it 'daylight robbery' Aug 20, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    3 airports to be leased to private operator, Kerala govt calls it 'daylight robbery'

    On August 19, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Cabinet has approved the proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports through the PPP model.

  • World Elephant Day | Meet Bijuli Prasad, the oldest living Asiatic elephant Aug 12, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    World Elephant Day | Meet Bijuli Prasad, the oldest living Asiatic elephant

    Bijuli Prasad, who is around 86 years old, enjoys royal hospitality at Bihali Tea Estate of The Williamson Magor Group in Assam

  • PM Modi for extensive use of innovative tech to improve flood forecast and warning system Aug 10, 2020 09:23 PM IST

    PM Modi for extensive use of innovative tech to improve flood forecast and warning system

    The prime minister made these remarks at a virtual meeting with the chief ministers and representatives of six states to review the flood situation in various parts of the country.

  • Prakash Javadekar launches dedicated 24×7 TV channel for Assam Aug 04, 2020 06:21 PM IST

    Prakash Javadekar launches dedicated 24×7 TV channel for Assam

    Highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of turning Northeast into India's growth engine, Javadekar said that the region has immense natural and human resource potential, and the connectivity has been improving steadily.

  • Unlock 3.0 rules for Assam: What is allowed, what is not Aug 02, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Unlock 3.0 rules for Assam: What is allowed, what is not

    Let us take a look at what will be allowed and not allowed in Assam under Unlock 3.0

  • Assam flood: Death toll rises to 133 as 3 persons drown; 16.55 lakh remain affected Jul 29, 2020 08:11 PM IST

    Assam flood: Death toll rises to 133 as 3 persons drown; 16.55 lakh remain affected

    With this, the total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood and landslide across the state has gone up to 133, of whom 107 were killed in flood-related incidents and 26 died due to landslides.

  • By boat and on foot, Assam hunts for plasma for COVID-19 patients Jul 27, 2020 01:16 PM IST

    By boat and on foot, Assam hunts for plasma for COVID-19 patients

    With coronavirus cases surging in Assam and critical medicines running low, local authorities are rolling out the red carpet for now-cured patients - all for their blood plasma believed to be rich in virus antibody, although research on its efficacy has not been conclusive.

  • Northeast has potential to become India's growth engine: PM Modi Jul 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Northeast has potential to become India's growth engine: PM Modi

    While blockades have become a part of history in Manipur, the era of decades of violence in Assam has ceased. In Tripura and Mizoram too, youth have abandoned the path of violence and the Bru-Reang refugees are now moving towards a better life, he said in his address.

  • Assam oilfield fire: Another explosion at Oil India Baghjan well, 3 foreign experts injured Jul 22, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Assam oilfield fire: Another explosion at Oil India Baghjan well, 3 foreign experts injured

    The incident occurred as operations to douse the fire at Baghjan oilfield were underway.

  • Floods continue to ravage Assam: 87 dead now, 24.19 lakh affected, 2323 villages under water Jul 21, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Floods continue to ravage Assam: 87 dead now, 24.19 lakh affected, 2323 villages under water

    The ASDMA report said the mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger marks in Dibrugarh, Dhubri and Goalpara cities, besides at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts.

  • Why Akhil Gogoi always invites the wrath of Assam’s ruling class Jul 21, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    Why Akhil Gogoi always invites the wrath of Assam’s ruling class

    Akhil Gogoi, who tested positive COVID-19 along with 54 other inmates of Guwahati Central Jail earlier this month, has been shifted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital following a massive public outcry.

  • Floods kill scores in India's tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown Jul 20, 2020 09:31 PM IST

    Floods kill scores in India's tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown

    Assam, famous for its tea plantations, is hit by flooding every rainy season despite flood-control efforts.

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