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Shrinking forests, habitats leading to rising man-elephant conflict
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) With the degradation of forests and shrinking of habitats, human-elephant conflicts are rising in the northeastern states, mainly in Assam and Tripura, with 971 people being killed by wild elephants and 926 tuskers dying from diverse causes since 2010 in Assam.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Assam imposes night curfew amid Omicron scare
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) After the Central government sounded an alert in different parts of the country on the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Assam government on Saturday announced a night curfew across the state for an indefinite period, officials said.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Over 840 IIT-Guwahati students get placement offers
Guwahati, Dec 25 (IANS) More than 840 students, including 133 girls, of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) have bagged job offers in the first phase of placement with one student having bagged Rs 2.05 crore package per annum offer from a multi-national firm, officials said on Saturday.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
Assam CM asks BJP leaders to give up their PSO
Guwahati, Dec 25 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday asked the BJP leaders and party functionaries to give up their personal security officer (PSO), saying "this is a culture of the Congress party".
2021-12-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Female giraffe dies in Assam zoo
Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) A female giraffe in Assam's botanical garden-cum zoo in Guwahati has died. Zoo authorities suspect that her head might have got stuck in her enclosure while having food, officials said on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
First in NE region, School of Business opens in IIT-Guwahati
Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, (IIT-G) has started admitting the first batch of students under its flagship programme -- Master of Business Administration (MBA) -- at the newly opened School of Business, the first of its kind in the northeastern region, officials said on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
'Lack of decorum in Parliament, assemblies a matter of concern'
Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday said disruption of proceedings and lack of decorum in Parliament and state assemblies is a matter of concern, adding pre-planned disruptions are more disturbing.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam-Meghalaya to resolve border disputes in 6 areas by Jan 15
Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday decided to resolve the six of the 12 inter-state border disputes before January 15.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
67 DNLA militants surrender in Assam, deposit large cache of arms
Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) A total of 67 cadres of the banned Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) militant outfit surrendered to the Assam government on Thursday and deposited a large cache of arms and ammunition, officials said.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Assam Assembly passes amendments to Cattle Preservation Act to curb illegal trade
Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) The Assam Assembly on Thursday passed the Assam Cattle Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to curb smuggling and illegal trade of cattle to Bangladesh.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Gauhati HC to hear PIL against 'encounter deaths' in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 22 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by senior lawyer Arif Jwadder, who claimed that more than 80 police encounters took place in Assam since May, leaving 28 dead and 48 others injured.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mamata prays at Kamakhya; Trinamool celebrates KMC poll triumph in Tripura
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday offered prayers at the famous Maa Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, while her party in Tripura celebrated Trinamool's landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Minister launches cleanliness drive in Deepor Beel lake
Guwahati, Dec 21 (IANS) Assams Environment and Forest Minister, Parimal Suklabaidya, on Tuesday launched a cleanliness drive in the picturesque Deepor Beel lake, a Ramsar site, on the outskirts of Guwahati.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
After Partition, NE region became land-locked: Assam minister
Guwahati, Dec 21 (IANS) Assams Industry and Commerce and Act East Policy Affairs Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary, said on Tuesday that after Independence and the simultaneous Partition of the country, the trade routes and transportation linkages through the neighbouring countries were suddenly snapped, rendering the northeastern region land-locked.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Congress MLA meets CM, fuels speculations
Guwahati, Dec 20 (IANS) Another Assam Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das, who was elected from the Raha assembly seat in the March-April assembly polls, on Monday met Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma fuelling speculation of his joining the ruling BJP.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam govt proposes to amend cattle preservation law
Guwahati, Dec 20 (IANS) The Assam government on Monday moved a Bill in the Assembly seeking to amend the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021 to allow inter-district transportation of cattle for agricultural and animal husbandry purposes, except in eight districts bordering Bangladesh and Bhutan.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
AFSPA to continue in Assam, be withdrawn if peace continues: CM
Guwahati, Dec 20 (IANS) When most parties of the northeast, including BJP's allies, are strongly demanding the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) be repealed from the entire region, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said the law would continue to be enforced in his state.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Assam Cong MLA's meet with CM fuels speculations, show cause notice issued
Guwahati, Dec 20 (IANS) Assam Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das on Monday met Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other BJP leaders fuelling speculation of his joining the ruling party.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Railway extends Vistadome services to boost trade, tourism in NE
Guwahati, Dec 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost trade and tourism in the northeast region and to promote its cultural heritage through railway connectivity, two more Vistadome train services were flagged off on Sunday after the first such services were launched by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) between West Bengal and the region in August.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Assam,National
Assam govt to take control of 26 pvt colleges to implement Bodo accord
Guwahati, Dec 19 (IANS) As per the Bodo Peace Accord, the Assam government on Sunday decided to take control of the 26 private colleges in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), officials said.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Incorrect to generalise human rights violated due to AFSPA: NHRC chief
Guwahati, Dec 18 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice Arun Mishra on Friday said it would be wrong to generalise that human rights get violated due to the imposition of AFSPA in some of the northeastern states.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Gauhati HC restrains Assam govt from evicting villagers
Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has restrained the Assam government from evicting the people of a village under Dhekiajuli police station in Sonitpur district, a court official said on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two-day strike hits banking services in northeast
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Banking services were badly affected in the northeastern states on Thursday as most of the major banks remained closed due to two-day nation-wide employees' strike against bank privatisation.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NHRC to hold public hearing on human rights complaints from 5 NE states
Guwahati, Dec 15 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which concluded its two-day public hearing in Shillong on Wednesday on the complaints related to human rights violations in three northeastern states -- Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura, would began a similar exercise on the grievances relating to the five remaining northeastern states -- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim and Nagaland, officials said.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
One kg specialised Assam tea sold at record price of Rs 99,999
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) Setting a record, premium quality orthodox tea from a tea estate in eastern Assam's Dibrugarh was sold at Rs 99,999 per kg in the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Two elephants die of suspected poisoning in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Two wild elephants have died of suspected poisoning in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, officials said on Monday.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Forest guards held after toddler dies in firing to drive away jumbos
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Two forest guards were arrested after a toddler was killed and her mother injured as they opened fire as part of their efforts to push back a herd of wild elephants to the forest in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district, officials said on Sunday.
2021-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Football legend Maradona's stolen watch recovered in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) A heritage Hublot watch of football legend Diego Maradona has been recovered by the Assam Police, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2021-12-11
Category: India, Assam,National
NCB to work with other agencies to curb drug trade in NE: Official
Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Director General Satya Narayan Pradhan on Friday said that the NCB would work closely with the agencies of the northeastern states and Central Para-military forces to curb the menace of drug trade and drug trafficking in the region.
2021-12-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Liquor prices go up in Assam to compensate for tax losses on fuel
Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) The Assam government from Friday hiked the rates of excise duty on liquor by 15 per cent to compensate the tax losses due to reduction of Value Added Tax on petrol and diesel, officials said.
2021-12-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NABARD pegs Assam's priority sector credit potential at Rs 36,292 cr
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has projected a credit potential of Rs 36,292 crore for Assam for financial year 2022-23, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Two youths, surrendered militant killed by DNLA militants in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 7 (IANS) Two youths and a DNLA militant were killed and eight others injured at a designated camp for the militants in Assam's Dima Hasao district, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-12-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Militant outfit KLO offers peace proposal: Assam official
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) One more militant outfit, the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), once active in Assam and West Bengal, has made peace overtures to the government, an official said on Friday.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Availability of power has gone up to 21 to 23 hours: Power Minister
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R.K. Singh on Friday said that availability of power in the country, including in the northeast region, has gone up to an average of 21 hours per day in rural areas and 23 hours in urban areas.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Forest officials, villagers rescue 5 elephants trapped in pond in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 2 (IANS) Forest Department personnel in Assam in a joint operation with the local people on Thursday rescued five elephants which were trapped in a muddy pond in eastern part of the state, officials said.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
13 held for lynching AASU leader in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS) Thirteen people, including the key accused, have been arrested in connection with the alleged lynching of All Assam Students' Union (AASU) leader Animesh Bhuyan in Jorhat city.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IIT-G's new coating to help ordinary cloth masks fight Covid better
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed a 'Nanometer Thick Superhydrophobic Coating' material to modify ordinary cloth or silk masks, which will maintain its comfort while offering better protection against aerosol-driven infections such as Covid-19.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
AASU leader killed by mob while rescuing accident victim
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) An All Assam Students' Union (AASU) leader was killed and two others seriously injured by a mob in Assam's Jorhat on Monday, police said.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Large stash of heroin, Yaba tablets seized in Assam, 4 held
Silchar, Nov 28 (IANS) In a major haul, the Border Security Force (BSF) and Assam Police have seized huge quantities of synthetic drugs and heroin, valued at Rs 17.19 crore, in the state's Karimganj district and arrested four drug peddlers, officials said on Sunday.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam political party chief held for 'trying to create rift'
Guwahati, Nov 27 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Saturday that a political party -- as part of its efforts to expand its base in the state -- is triggering controversy on the basis of language, and trying to foment rift between different communities.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam to give financial aid for inter-caste marriage
Guwahati, Nov 26 (IANS) To promote social harmony, the Assam government will give financial assistance under an inter-caste marriage scheme to undertake a business or income generation venture, officials said on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Assam, Mizoram CMs discuss modalities to resolve border row
Guwahati/Aizawl/New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram met in New Delhi on Friday in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed the ways and means to resolve their border issues amicably.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Only residents can appear in Assam civil service exams: CM
Guwahati, Nov 24 (IANS) Assam's BJP government on Wednesday decided that only people who are residents of the state would be allowed to appear for the examinations of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and the Assam Civil Service (ACS).
2021-11-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
Maha woman forest guard killed in tigress attack (Ld)
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Nov 20 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a woman Forest Guard was pounced upon and killed by a tigress in the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), here on Saturday morning, officials said.
2021-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Execution of NEP in NE a big challenge: Assam CM
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) Implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) is more challenging in the northeastern region than other parts of India as the region, comprising 8 states, have 180 languages, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday in the North East Education Conclave.
2021-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
Golf: Yuvraj Singh Sandhu clinches maiden PGTI title
Digboi, Nov 20 (IANS) After knocking on the door several times earlier this season, Chandigarhs Yuvraj Singh Sandhu finally pushed the door open by clinching his maiden title on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) in style with a dominating final round performance of eight-under 64 at the Rs. 60 lakh IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf 2021.
2021-11-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Golf
PGTI golf: Sandhu fires 67, takes two-shot lead after third round
Digboi (Assam), Nov 19 (IANS) Chandigarh golfer Yuvraj Singh Sandhu produced a classy five-under 67 in round three of the IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf 2021 to take a two-shot lead at 15-under 201 thus emerging as the clear favourite for the title.
2021-11-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Golf
Over 2K airguns surrendered in Arunachal to shun hunting: Minister
Silchar (Assam), Nov 19 (IANS) The Environment and Forest Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Mama Natung, said on Friday that responding to the government's appeal, 2,000 airguns and a few rifles have so far been voluntarily surrendered by the people who willingly vowed not to hunt birds and animals.
2021-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Golfer Sandhu surges ahead with second-round 68 at Digboi
Digboi (Assam), Nov 18 (IANS) Chandigarh's Yuvraj Singh Sandhu surged ahead with a second round of four-under 68 at the IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf 2021 being played at the Digboi Golf Links.
2021-11-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Golf
Assam CM thanks ULFA (I) for extending unilateral ceasefire for 3 months
Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday urged the militant outfits of the northeast region to talk with the government about their issues, if any, and thanked the ULFA (I) for extending their unilateral ceasefire for another three months.
2021-11-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics