Assam elections: Polarisation over Bangla immigrants led to BJP victory

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:40

With the dust settling on a raucous election campaign and with a new regime taking the reins in its hands, an analysis of the Assam poll results becomes apparent. The passing of the baton from a well-entrenched Congress to a debutant (in the state) BJP should be seen as nothing less than a paradigm shift in northeastern politics.


Assam panel to study Yellow River management to stop floods: CM

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 20:58

Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Assam has decided to set up an expert committee to visit China to study the management of the Yellow River to replicate it for taming the Brahmaputra river in the state and help control floods and soil erosion.


Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta dies

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:14

Guwahati, June 16 (IANS) Anjan Dutta, President of the Assam state unit of the Congress, died on Thursday of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi, doctors said.


Assam to preserve freedom fighter Kushal Konwar's house

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 19:34

Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) Seventy three years after Kushal Konwar laid down his life during the country's freedom struggle, the Assam government has decided to preserve the martyr's house.


Assam CM meets Modi and Jaitley, seeks financial support

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 17:38

Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for financial support to the state over a period of five years to boost revenue generation efforts of the state government.


Sonowal asks BSF to expedite sealing of Indo-Bangla border

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 18:50

Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) As promised in his election campaign, new Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to undertake sealing of the India-Bangladesh border on a war footing.


Assam CM Sonowal meets president

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 23:46

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and discussed several issues pertaining to the state.


Sonowal asks district officials to expedite updating of NRC

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:40

Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of 12 districts to expedite process for updating the National Register of Citizens within the stipulated time frame.


C.P. Joshi, Ambika Soni to address CLP meet in Assam

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 21:00

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Congress leaders C.P. Joshi and Ambika Soni will address the meeting of the Congress legislature party here on Friday where its leader will be elected, it was announced here.


Shiv Sena, absent from BJP's mega show in Assam

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:16

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) The oath-taking ceremony of BJP's first government in the crucial northeastern state of Assam did not turn out to be a mega NDA show as two major alliance constituents - the Shiv Sena and the PDP - didn't turn up for the event.


Sonowal sworn in as Assam chief minister

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:10

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Sarabananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn-in as the first BJP chief minister of Assam at a gala event here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his senior cabinet colleagues and tens of thousands of BJP supporters.