Normal life came to a halt on Tuesday in Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley due to a statewide bandh called by two students’ organizations in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment)Bill, which has received Lok Sabha nod.
The North East Students’ Union and All Assam Students’ Union have called for a 12-hour bandh as a mark of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday.
Naresh Mitra, special correspondent of The Times of India, passed away in a Guwahati hospital early on Monday. He was undergoing treatment for serious head injuries that he sustained in a road accident while returning[…]
Forbidding clouds of anger and apprehension gathered over northeastern states on Monday, a day ahead of the shutdown called by NESO, an umbrella organisation of students in the restive region, despite Home Minister Amit Shah’s[…]
The 11-hour Northeast bandh called by an umbrella body of students’ organisations of the region to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill began at 5 am on Tuesday.
Assam, along with several other parts of the northeast, is staring at a twoday shutdown with several organisations calling for a bandh in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), one of the frontal organizations spearheading the movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Assam, has claimed that as many as 13 parties, including NDA allies, will oppose the contentious[…]
A total of 22 members of two major Bru militant outfits, Bru Liberation Army-Union (BLAU) and United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA), which have been active in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts of Barak Valley, laid down[…]
Student protesters in Assam on Sunday ransacked the Dibrugarh head office of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), a party born out of a historic student-led anti-foreigner movement, as the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill drove a wedge between[…]
Train services to upper Assam areas were disrupted after a goods train derailed on Sunday morning. The 13 derailed wagons have blocked train traffic because of the single line in the stretch.
A group of students of Assam Engineering College, with help of local residents of Guwahati’s Jalukbari area, allegedly killed a leopard and chopped off its tail on Friday night.
Copies of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which proposes to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan who entered into India on or before December 31,[…]
woman strangled her 27-day-old baby to death and threw its body into a septic tank in Dibrugarh district on Thursday night. The incident took place at the Saulkhuwa area under the Gabharupathar Police outpost.
Khasiapara is a sleepy village on the Assam–Meghalaya border, about 170 km from here. The village is better known as Dainigaon (witch-village in local parlance). Those who get branded as witches and driven out of[…]
Pockets of resistance to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill across the northeast on Friday coalesced into a joint campaign by student organisations of the region, which announced a dawn-to-dusk shutdown across six states on December 10,[…]
The Army has sounded an alarm against a herd of wild elephants that frequently visits its logistic base at Narangi Military Station in the city here.
The CAG has reported financial irregularities of more than Rs 100 crore during the NRC update exercise in Assam. This adds to the controversy surrounding the acceptance of the NRC report published last August.
Several areas housing government buildings in the city are getting a creamy yellow makeover, as Guwahati gets set for the upcoming Indo-Japan Annual Summit to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese[…]
A day after the Union cabinet approved a bill to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 for its introduction in Parliament next week, protests erupted across Assam on Thursday.
A 24 year-old woman has filed a complaint with police stating she had to jump off a moving bus to save herself from being raped in Guwahati on Wednesday evening. The incident took place at[…]
The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) said on Wednesday that it would move the Supreme Court if the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is passed in Parliament.
Former chief minister and founding president of AGP, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, slammed AGP ministers Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhusan Choudhury for allegedly keeping the party in the dark regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill[…]
A day-long strike called by the Assam University Students’ Union crippled the functioning of the central university on Wednesday.
Seven persons were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a minor couple in Goalpara district, 78 km away from here, recently.
“This incident took place at a time when some members from opposition benches were protesting against introduction of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
IIT Guwahati (IIT-G) has been ranked third among the residential institutes in the ‘Residential University – AICTE’ category in the third edition of annual ‘Swachh Campus Ranking 2019’ for higher educational institutions released by the[…]
With onion prices still hovering between Rs 90 to 100, the kitchen staple is a burning a hole in the pockets of consumers in markets across the state.
In an unprecedented way of protest, an Assam Congress legislator slits his palm with a shaving blade at the entrance of the assembly and wrote a message to the government with his blood. The letter[…]
Placements at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G), are on full swing with a total of 302 offers being made since the first round of the recruitment drive that begun on Sunday. The highest[…]
Several indigenous organizations of the northeast, along with the All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) said that they are not ready to accept the exemptions that may be given to the states having provisions like the[…]
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the land and homeland of every son of the soil will be safeguarded even after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 is enacted.
A woman doctor was physically assaulted by some people who identified themselves as friends of a patient who was brought in at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital on Saturday night.
The findings of the CAG, tabled during the ongoing winter session of the Assam assembly, also says that the oldest university of the northeast had submitted multiple false affidavits to the UGC.
The contraband items were reportedly meant for sale and consumption in Arunachal Pradesh.
In a fight to preserve rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park, over 50 poaches have been arrested so far this year from the area which housed world’s two-thirds rhino population. Of the 50, 42 have[…]
Amid reports that several tribal-inhabited states of the northeast may be excluded from the purview of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) to “protect the identity of the indigenous communities of the region”,
Congress stalwart and ex-chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday criticised the BJP-led state government for allowing the transfer of former NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation without settling the issue of financial[…]
The ninth and supposedly final phase of repatriation of Mizoram’s Bru refugees from their camps in Tripura is expected to end on Saturday, but the process is currently in suspended animation.
A 28-year-old man was arrested in Ghaziabad for allegedly killing his friend, with whom he had a monetary dispute, in Delhi by crushing his head with heavy objects, police said on Friday.
Classic Legends, manufacturer of Jawa motorcycles, partnered with the Indian Navy on its #RideToGiveBack programme, where a team of 35 Navy personnel rode 3,500 km to the northeastern region. The ride was aimed at meeting[…]
Union home minister Amit Shah will hold discussions with all chief ministers, political parties and organizations of northeast on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday. The Centre is planning[…]
State finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here on Thursday said the government will table district-wise figures of Hindu Bengalis excluded from the final NRC list during the ongoing winter assembly session.
The winter session of the Assam assembly began on a stormy note on Thursday, with the opposition Congress and AIUDF protesting against the Citizens (Amendment) Bill and the state government’s move to cancel the NRC.[…]
The latest School Education Quality Index (SEQI) released by the Niti Aayog says Gujarat has improved its ranking by two places nationally. From a score of 52.4 points and sixth position in 2015-16, the state[…]
A joint team of Assam Police and forest officials apprehended four rhino poachers in the Biswanath Wildlife Division of Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday night while they were trying to enter the park.
A delegation of All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and North East Students’ Organization (Neso) on Wednesday met Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in New Delhi and asked him to urge Union home minister Amit[…]
The Assam government has banned gutkha, pan masala and other chewable tobacco products and nicotine in the state for a year with immediate effect.
A delegation of the All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and North East Students’ Organization (Neso) met senior TMC leader and Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The most happening airport in the northeast, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here, has witnessed an encouraging 21% growth in aircraft movement in 2018-19 compared to the previous year.
One of the three terror suspects arrested in Assam’s Goalpara on Monday for plotting to carry out lone-wolf attacks in the state and elsewhere, including a blast in Delhi, has told interrogators that he was[…]
In an effort to ensure that trains do not go late because of fog during winter, the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway have brought in a a GPS-based alert system that will help train driver navigate[…]
With Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) divided on whether to side with the parties and organizations that have openly come out against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2019, an MLA of its ally BJP has said[…]
A joint team of Assam Police and Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday night arrested three persons, who were planning to carry out an IED blast during the ongoing Raas Utsav at Dudhnoi in[…]
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday announced a one-time grant of Rs 25,000 for 10,000 tea tribe youth across the state to encourage entrepreneurship among them.
IIT-Guwahati (IIT-G) students, who brought out a candlelight vigil on November 17 to express solidarity with the suspended assistant professor and whistleblower Brijesh Kumar Rai, have been asked to confess their involvement in the protest[…]
With protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill escalating across the northeast, a delegation of All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and North East Students’ Organization (Neso) met senior JD (U) leader KC Tyagi in New Delhi[…]
A 33-year-old murder convict, believed to have committed suicide four months ago while on 20-day parole, was arrested in Assam’s Nagaon district on Saturday.
Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samittee (KMSS) and several other organizations staged a protest here against the proposed tabling of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill during the winter session of the Parliament on Friday.
The Gauhati high court has directed Assam police to create two Facebook accounts and provide two WhatsApp numbers to citizens for posing photographs and videos on traffic violations in city. Action has to be taken[…]
A professor of Karimganj College was detained by police on Friday for allegedly molesting girls studying in the institution.
With the Centre all set to try to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the ongoing winter session of Parliament, there were multiple protests across the upper Assam districts in the last 24 hours.
Movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has once again gained momentum in Gauhati University (GU), with All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) activists taking out a mammoth torch rally from university entrance gate on Thursday evening,[…]
Twenty-two years after 33 people were denied the right to exercise their franchise for being ‘D-voters’, a Right to Information (RTI) report has revealed that there are no official records to merit such a classification.[…]
Premier technology institute IIT Guwahati (IIT-G) has erupted in a row over the suspension and ‘probable’ termination of whistle-blower and assistant professor Brijesh Kumar Rai for his allegations of ‘irregularities’ in the implementation of a[…]
After a span of 35 years since its formation, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Thursday launched its students’ wing called the Asom Chatra Parishad (ACP).
A dehumidifier-based dehydration technology will soon be tested for the first time in the northeast, in an effort to take Assam turmeric to global markets. Guwahati-based Horticultural Research Station (HRS) under the Assam Agricultural University[…]
Hundreds of midday meal workers were detained on Wednesday morning, while they were on their way to the Assam secretariat to stage a protest against the state government’s decision to rope in NGOs in the[…]
Activists of All Assam Chutia Students’ Association (AACSA) staged a protest in Jorhat on Wednesday against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which is likely to be introduced in the upcoming winter session of Parliament.
Mithun, a semi-domesticated bovine, found in large numbers in four northeast states, could soon be declared a food animal paving the way for its commercial rearing and consumption. The meat is considered more tender than[…]
On the day home minister Amit Shah announced a country-wide NRC, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state government has requested the Centre to reject the final updated National Register of Citizens in[…]
Assam has been ranked among the top-six best-performing states by NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI), but the state has been found to have the least percentage of toilets for girl students in the[…]
A car carrying eight people, who were returning from their friend’s wedding, hit a stationary truck on National Highway-15 in Assam’s Udalgiri district on Wednesday, killing all of them on the spot, a police officer[…]
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday held a high level meeting with senior government officials in presence of finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to open up avenues for generating better livelihood opportunities among the Ahom,[…]
The protests erupted over allegations of a Muslim youth “luring” a minor Hindu girl and eloping with her on November 14. The accused, a resident of Ahmed Nagar in Hojai, allegedly introduced himself as a[…]
The Centre’s ambitious Udaan scheme that was meant to let common people fly at subsidised fares has failed to deliver in the northeast, which needed it the most to enhance air connectivity, given the difficult[…]
In protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is set to be tabled during the winter session of Parliament, the All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) on Monday took out a mammoth protest march to the[…]
The opening day of Parliament’s winter session on Monday saw the intensification of protests in the northeast against the Centre’s decision to re-introduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB). Anger and resentment were building up in[…]