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Assam govt initiates process to give 1L jobs to youth, waive micro-finance loans
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) The Assam government headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday initiated the process to provide one lakh jobs to the unemployed youth of the state and to evolve strategies to waive the loans given by the micro-finance institutions to the rural people.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam gets first woman Finance Minister
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday allocated the finance portfolio to Ajanta Neog, making her the first woman Finance Minister of the northeastern state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Boy killed in grenade blast in Assam
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy was killed in a grenade blast in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday, police said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
Tell your mother, I will be CM one day, he had said: Sarma's wife
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) "Inform your mother, I will be the Chief Minister one day", new Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, then a student of Cotton College, had told his future wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, in their university days.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
7 of 15 Assam CMs ex-students of 120-yr-old Cotton University
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) The 120-year-old Cotton University, previously Cotton College, in Guwahati has given Assam seven of the states 15 Chief Ministers, including Himanta Biswa Sarma, who on Monday was sworn-in as the 15th CM of the northeastern state.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as 15th Assam CM (Ld)
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) One of the powerful politicians in the entire northeastern region, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday sworn-in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam, a day after he was named as the leader of the newly-elected BJP legislators in the state.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Combating Covid 1st task of new govt: Assam CM
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) Assam's new Chief Minister Himant Biswa Sarma on Monday appealed to the outlawed terror outfits to shun the path of violence and come to the negotiation table and also said that his government's first task would be to curb the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as 15th Assam CM
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Monday sworn-in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam, a day after he was named as the leader of the newly-elected BJP legislators in the state.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
One of NE's influential politicians, Sarma fulfils his much-awaited vision
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Considered as the most powerful politician in the entire northeastern region, 52-year-old Himanta Biswa Sarma, who's target was always set on the top executive post in Assam, will fulfil his long cherished dream when he takes oath as the 15th Chief Minister of the state on Monday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma to take charge as 15th Assam CM on Monday (Night Ld)
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) The BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who had played significant role in forming saffron party led governments in three other northeastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal -- will take charge as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam on Monday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Three rhino poachers, horn smugglers held in Assam
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, three rhino poachers and smugglers of rhino horns were arrested by the Assam police on Sunday from Karbi Anglong distrtict, officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take charge as 15th Assam CM (Ld)
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) The BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was on Sunday elected as the leader of the newly elected MLAs of the party, will take charge as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam on Monday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new CM of Assam
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and party's senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma would be the next Chief Minister of Assam as he on Sunday was elected the leader of the BJP legislature party by the newly elected MLAs. The saffron party returned to power in Assam for the second consecutive term.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam CM Sarbananada Sonowal submits resignation
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal on Sunday submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhavan here, officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam tea estates witness steep spike in Covid cases
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Amid the drought-like situation prevailing in Assam, the tea industry in the state is facing the Covid blues as over 500 workers in many tea gardens have been infected by the virus, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Gauhati High Court stays termination of 252 NRC workers
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has stayed the termination of 252 Junior Assistants engaged on contract basis to update Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), as monitored by the Supreme Court.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-Union minister Matang Sinh falls prey to Covid
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) Former Union minister and Congress leader from Assam, Matang Sinh, passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Thursday due to Covid-19, party sources said here.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NE India's 15th airport to become operational on Saturday
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) Commercial operations in Rupsi airport, northeast India's 15th airport and Assam's 7th, would start from Saturday, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Lawmakers with criminal cases, crorepatis in Assam increased by over 10%: Study
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) The number of elected MLAs with criminal cases and crorepatis (millionaire) increased by over 10 per cent in the recent Assam assembly elections compared to the 2016 polls, data analysis revealed.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Govt formation in Assam to be delayed over choice of CM
Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) Amidst continuing uncertainty over who would be the next Assam Chief Minister, a top leader of the ruling BJP on Wednesday said that the government formation process would take a couple of days as the central leadership, including party President J.P. Nadda are busy in dealing with the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Around 400 BJP workers, families fled to Assam after post-poll violence in Bengal: Sarma
Guwahati/Agartala, May 4 (IANS) Around 400 BJP functionaries and their family members fled from West Bengal to Assam following the post-poll violence in Bengal, senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Tuesday night.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Women lawmakers declining in Assam Assembly
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) The number of women legislators in the 126-member Assam Assembly has been declining from a high of 14 in 2011, eight in 2016 and only six this time.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Two new parties hit our vote in Assam, say Congress leaders
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) The Congress on Monday claimed that two new local parties -- the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and the Raijor Dal (RD) - dented its vote in the Assam Assembly elections.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam: No Muslim member in treasury bench, opposition has 31
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) For the first time in 50 years, the treasury bench of the 126-member new Assam Assembly will not have any Muslim member even as 31 members from the community, the second-highest in 38 years, have been elected in the recently concluded elections.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
In a first in Assam polls, rights activist Akhil Gogoi wins from jail
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Jailed anti-CAA activist and prominent peasant leader Akhil Gogoi has become the first lawmaker in Assam to win an election from jail after his octogenarian mother and prominent rights leaders of the country campaigned for him.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Archer Jayanta Talukdar in ICU with Covid-19
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Top Indian archer Jayanta Talukdar has been admitted to a hospital in Guwahati after testing positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Final party position in Assam assembly
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Following is the final party position in the 126-member Assam assembly for which elections were held in three phases - March 27, April 1 and April 6.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led NDA retains power in Assam with less number of seats
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) The ruling BJP-led alliance, which returned to power in Assam for the second consecutive term, secured 11 seats less than the 2016 assembly polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party, the dominant partner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), bagged 60 seats, similar to what it got five years ago. The NDA went on to finally win 75 seats in the 126 member assembly.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led NDA returns to power in Assam for 2nd time in a row
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) The ruling BJP-led NDA returned to power in Assam for the second consecutive term as the "Mitrajot" secured 68 seats in the 126-member assembly, election officials said on Sunday midnight.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Congress chief resigns over party's 'poor performance'
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Congress' Assam unit President Ripun Bora resigned on Sunday, taking moral responsibility to the party's defeat in the Assembly elections.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Congress paid the price of pact with AIUDF in Assam: Experts (IANS Analysis)
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The alliance with the AIUDF shattered Congress dream to capture power in Assam, though the grand old party performed better this time as compared to 2016, when it was defeated by the BJP after 15 years, experts and political commentators feel.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led NDA set to form govt in Assam again, leads in 75 seats
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) or "Mitrajot" (Alliance of Friends) is set to form the government in Assam for the second consecutive time, as the ruling alliance according to the latest trends is likely to win 75 seats in the 126-member Assembly. The Congress-led "Mahajot" (Grand Alliance) is expected to win 45 seats.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led alliance will form govt in Assam again: Sonowal
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said that he is confident of Bharatiya Janata Party-led government retaining the power in the state for the second consecutive term.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led NDA heading to retain power in Assam 2nd time in row
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The ruling BJP-led NDA is heading to retain power in Assam for the second time in a row as the alliance is leading in 68 seats in the 126-member assembly for which three-phase polling ended on April 6.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led NDA leading in Assam (Ld, Correcting Intro)
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The ruling BJP-led NDA is leading on 39 seats, while the Grand Alliance led by the Congress is ahead on eight assembly constituencies, elections officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP-led NDA leading in Assam
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The ruling BJP-led NDA is leading on 33 seats, while the Grand Alliance led by the Congress is ahead on eight assembly constituencies, elections officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Counting of votes starts in Assam
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The counting of votes for 126 assembly sets in Assam for which polling was held in three phases began on Sunday in 34 districts amid tight security measures and all Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), officials said.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vaccinations for 18+ delayed in NE due to shortage
Guwahati/Agartala, May 1 (IANS) The third phase of Covid vaccination for people in the 18-44 age group was delayed by some days in most of the northeastern states as the companies are unable to meet the supply of vaccines due to huge demand in the region, where the cases have been alarmingly rising, Ministers and officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Army installs solar power plant in north Sikkim
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Indian Army, in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops, installed the first green solar energy plant using vanadium-based battery technology in north Sikkim at an altitude of 16,000 feet, a defence official said on Friday.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Two JMB cadres held in Assam with arms, fake Indian currency
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) cadre were arrested in Assam's Dhubri on Friday and firearms and fake Indian currency seized from them, Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress alleges 'violation' of strong rooms, EVMs safety in Assam
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Assam filed a complaint with the Election Commission on Thursday, claiming "serious discrepancies" in respect of the safety of strong rooms, EVMs and control units under nine Assembly constituencies in three districts.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
People spend sleepless night as 20 aftershocks jolt Assam
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) People of central and northern Assam spent a sleepless night on Wednesday as 20 aftershocks continued till Thursday afternoon after the powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the state, causing damages to many buildings and injuring 10 persons.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Top ULFA-I leader killed, aide held by security forces in Assam
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) A top leader of the outlawed ULFA-I was killed and one of his aides arrested during an encounter with the security forces on Thursday in Bongaigaon district of western Assam, Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
Powerful quake hits Assam, tremors felt across northeast, Bengal; 10 hurt (Night Ld)
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) At least 10 persons were injured as a powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam, other northeastern states and adjoining North Bengal, while 10 aftershocks were recorded in the hours after the first quake which shook Sonitpur in northern Assam at 7.51 a.m. on Wednesday.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
3rd kidnapped ONGC staffer still in ULFA-I captivity: Police
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) A top Assam Police official on Wednesday said that the third kidnapped ONGC staffer is still in the captivity of outlawed ULFA-I in Nagaland and security forces are continuing their search for him.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Powerful quake hits Assam, tremors across northeast and Bengal (Ld)
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam, other northeastern states and adjoining North Bengal while nine aftershocks were recorded in the hours after the first quake which shook Sonitpur in northern Assam at 7.51 a.m. on Wednesday morning. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the tremors were also felt in North Bengal and other northeastern states including Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring Bhutan.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Major quake hits Assam, Arunachal: PM assures all help
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured all possible help to the people of quake hit Assam after a massive tremor measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted the Northeastern state.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bhutan to supply 40 MT medical oxygen to Assam daily
Guwahati/Shillong, April 27 (IANS) Bhutan will supply 40 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to Assam daily for Covid patients, an official release said on Tuesday.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Assam imposes night curfew to check Covid surge
Guwahati/Shillong, April 27 (IANS) To check the rapid surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Assam government on Tuesday enforced a night curfew across the state from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., officials said.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ONGC kidnapping: Assam cop held, two others absconding
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) In a new twist, an Assam Police constable was arrested on Monday from Tinsukia district for his reported involvement in the kidnapping of three ONGC technical staffs by ULFA-I militants on April 21, officials said.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism