137 persons booked on charge of submitting forged documents in Assam

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:38

Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) The Assam government has registered cases against 137 persons on charge of submitting forged/fake documents to prove their citizenship claims during the ongoing updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.


Rajnath in Assam, conducts aerial survey of flood hit areas

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 14:24

Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Saturday to review the flood situation, went on an aerial survey of flood-affected areas with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal.


Rajnath to visit flood-hit Assam

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 15:26

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit on Saturday Assam, where floods have caused havoc and displaced thousands.


India-Bangladesh border will be secured: Assam CM

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 18:12

Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the state and central governments have taken strong measures to seal the India-Bangladesh border and added that the international border in Assam will be sealed in line with Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan.


239 rhinos killed in Assam since 2001, most killed in Kaziranga

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:03

Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) A total of 239 one-horned rhinos have been killed by poachers in Assam from 2001 to 2016, and despite high security, most were from Kaziranga National Park, which accounted for 161, the state assembly was told on Friday.


Sonowal says will write to Centre over proposed AIIMS

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 18:04

Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday expressed concern over the recent agitation at Raha in Nagaon district and said the state government will write to the Centre to set up the proposed All India Institute of Medical Sciences there.


Three militants killed in Assam

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 15:34

Kolkata/Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Security forces on Sunday gunned down three top National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) rebels during a series of counter-insurgency operations in Assam's Kokrajhar district, an official said.


Assam starts verifying rhino horns in government custody

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:32

Guwahati, July 16 (IANS) The Assam government on Saturday started the process to verify the rhino horns in its custody, giving in to demands for a CBI probe to ascertain the genuineness of the horns of one-horned rhinos.


Rape accused Tripura official held in Assam

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 14:46

Agartala, July 12 (IANS) A senior Tripura government officer, missing and on the run for a fortnight after rape accusation, was arrested on Tuesday in neighbouring Assam's Karimganj, police said.


Floods affect over 1 lakh in Assam

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 13:08

Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) Over one lakh people have been affected by to floods in seven districts of Assam for the last few days, an official said on Saturday.


Assam cabinet accords priority to Majuli, stopping rhino poaching

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 22:46

Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) The first cabinet meeting of the BJP-led government in Assam on Monday decided to fulfill poll promises, including a special task force to stop poaching of one-horned rhinos and upgrade the state's river Island Majuli to a district.


Assam, NE will be made hub of petroleum products: Pradhan

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:22

Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said the ministry is trying to make Assam a hub of petroleum products for Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.


Assam CM toughens measures to check rhinos' poaching

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 19:12

Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday asked the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to take all possible measures to protect the one-horned rhinos.