Priyanka to shoot promo films in Assam in June

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 18:28

Kolkata, May 5 Actress Priyanka Chopra, the brand ambassador for Assam tourism, will be shooting a series of short promotional films in the northeastern state from June 20, an official said here on Friday.


Two arrested in lynching of 'cow thieves' in Assam

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:12

Guwahati, May 2, Two persons were arrested from Assam's Nagaon district for their alleged involvement in lynching of two youths suspected to be cow thieves, police said on Mondau


Chinese envoy to take up India's issues with Beijing: Tarun Gogoi

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 23:46

New Delhi, April 16, Soon after the Dalai Lama's visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which drew an angry response from China, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Sunday that Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui assured him that he he will "take up all our issues" with Beijing.


Centre sanctions Rs 756 crore for medical colleges in Assam

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 22:02

Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Asserting that the central government has accorded top priority to development of healthcare in Assam, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday said the Centre has sanctioned Rs 756 crore for four new medical colleges in Assam.


Seven blasts in Assam

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:16

Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Seven explosions took place on Thursday in three districts of Assam, with police sources blaming the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).


Assam's rice wine ''Judima'' qualifies for GI registration

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:36

Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) The "Judima" traditional rice wine, a popular alcoholic beverage of Assam's Dimasa tribe -- and an integral part of the community's social and cultural life -- is a fit candidate for geographical indication (GI) registration, a don at New Delhi's Indian Law Institute says.


Reviving Na Khowa, the festival of feasting in Assam

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 12:36

Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) With the mercury dipping, people in Assam, particularly in the rural areas, are switching to celebration mode with the Na Khowa festival, an age-old ritual of community feasts organised to thank the gods for a good harvest.


Another rhino killed in Assam, horn taken

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 14:08

Guwahati, Dec 15 (IANS) Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn, officials said on Thursday.


Over Rs 1.5 cr new currencies seized in Assam

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:18

Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police has recovered over Rs 1.5 crore in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 bills from a businessman's house here, police said on Tuesday.


Police arrest 3 in Assam with Rs 20 lakh in new currency

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 13:08

Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) At least three persons have been arrested in Assam for allegedly being involved in exchanging new currency of Rs 2,000 denomination with old currencies for commission, police said on Saturday.


Assam Public Service Commission chief suspended

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 17:58

Guwahati, Nov 26 (IANS) The Assam government has suspended the arrested chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Rakesh Paul for his involvement in a multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam, an official said on Saturday.