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Amit Shah keen to resolve Naga, ULFA, other NE issues: Sarma
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Centre and the NSCN-IM having resumed peace talks, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keen to resolve the Naga, ULFA, and inter-state border issues in the northeast.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam to launch mega scheme for women's financial empowerment
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) In a bid to financially empower women, the Assam government would provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families under the ambitious "Orunodoi" scheme, Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Police chief tests Covid-19 positive
Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS) Assam's Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday and has gone in for home isolation, officials said.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Numaligarh refinery gets environmental nod for expansion
Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS) The state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam has received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for its expansion, officials said here on Monday.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Infant kidnapped for ransom in Assam found murdered, 3 held
Silchar, Aug 8 (IANS) A five-month-old baby was kidnapped for ransom and later murdered, following which three persons have been arrested, police said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Special NIA court rejects anti-CAA activist's bail plea
Guwahati, Aug 7 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Friday rejected the bail plea of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who was one of the accused in the violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam, official sources said.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
IIT-G, ICL develop nanoparticle to boost LED performance
Guwahati, Aug 7 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) and Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK, have developed a tailored 'meta-grid' of nanoparticles that could make light-emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter, energy-efficient and durable.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Assam,Technology
Assam CM asks DGP to probe Sonitpur clashes
Guwahati, Aug 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the state's Director General of Police to inquire into the incident of clashes between supporters of different groups in northern Assam's Sonitpur district, officials said.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
So far, 18 rhinos, 135 other animals dead in flooded Kaziranga
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) Even as the flood situation in Assam improved significantly since July 24, 50 per cent of the world-famous Kaziranga National Park is still inundated, with 18 rhinos and 135 wild animals dying due to the deluge till date, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tight security in two Assam districts ahead of Bhumi Puja
Silchar (Assam), Aug 5 (IANS) In view of the Bhumi Puja ceremony of Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on Wednesday, security has been beefed up in two southern Assam districts -- Cachar and Karimganj, officials said.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Assam,National
Javadekar launches 24x7 Doordarshan Assam channel
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) A 24-hour channel -- Doordarshan Assam -- dedicated to the northeastern state, was launched on Tuesday by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam situation limps towards normalcy, 4 lakh still affected
Guwahati, Aug 3 (IANS) Around four lakh people in 17 districts are still in distress even as the situation in Assam, which faced an over month long spell of devastating floods, has improved in the past 11 days due to a break in the monsoon, officials said on Monday.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Curfew in Assam town after stone pelting incidents
Silchar (Assam), Aug 3 (IANS) Indefinite curfew has been clamped in certain areas of southern Assam's Silchar town on Monday after incidents of stone pelting between two religious groups, officials said.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dipping Covid trend prompts Assam to unlock some economic activity
Guwahati, Aug 2 (IANS) Expressing confidence in taming the Covid-19 spread, the Assam government announced opening of certain business and commercial establishments, hotels, and malls, besides government offices, from Monday.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam flood situation improving, affected tally dips to 9 lakh
Guwahati, Aug 2 (IANS) Assam's flood situation has significantly improved in the past ten days, with the number of affected people declining by over two-thirds to nine lakh as on Sunday against 28 lakh on July 24, officials said.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam's Covid death toll crosses 100-mark; tally 41,726
Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) With three more deaths, Assam's Covid-19 casualties surpassed the 100-mark on Saturday while the number of positive cases climbed to 41,726, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Flood water recedes in Assam, 11 lakh still distressed
Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) With the flood water receding in most affected districts, Assam flood situation further improved significantly on Saturday, officials said.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Govt keen to reopen educational institutions from Sept 1
Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) The Assam government is keen to reopen educational institutions from September 1 but it would depend on the decision and directives of the Centre, state Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
Bhutan King lauds Assam CM for support during lockdown
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar has highly appreciated the Assam government for allowing movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities to the neighbouring country amid the lockdown and ensuring the wellbeing of the people.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Assam flood situation improves further, affected tally dips
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam has significantly improved during the past one week, even as one more person died in Kokrajhar district on Friday taking the death toll to 109, officials said.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation improves but 12L people still in distress
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam improved considerably during the past one week, even as one more person died in Morigaon district on Thursday taking the death toll to 108, officials said.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam flood situation improves, 16.55L still in distress
Guwahati, July 29 (IANS) Even as three more persons died in Kokrajhar, Kamrup and Barpeta districts of Assam on Wednesday raising the death toll to 107, the overall flood situation continues to improve in the state, officials said.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exotic wildlife smuggled from Myanmar seized in Assam, 2 held
Silchar (Assam), July 29 (IANS) Assam forest officials have seized some exotic wildlife species, suspected to have been smuggled from Myanmar, and arrested two men from a truck carrying the endangered animals, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Assam,National
Assam flood situation improves as rains let up
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam further improved on Tuesday, even as one more person died in Golaghat district, taking the death toll to 104, officials said.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Along with loss of human lives, animals too victims of Assam floods
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) While the annual monsoon floods in Assam claim hundreds of lives, damage crops, infrastructure and assets, the animals too are not spared. These include the endangered rhinos in the world famous Kaziranga National Park, home to more than 2,200 one-horned Indian rhinos.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam flood situation improves but over 22 lakh still in distress
Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) One more person died in Assam's Golaghat district, taking the death toll to 103, even as the overall flood situation in the state further improved on Monday, officials said.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam floods claim five more lives, 25L people still in distress
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam slightly improved on Sunday even as five more people died in Barpeta, Morigaon and Kokrajhar districts, raising the death toll to 102, while 25 lakh people in 2,265 villages under 23 districts remained distressed, officials said.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam flood situation grim; death toll rises to 97, over 26 lakh in distress
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The over a month long devastating flood in Assam continued to remain grim , with one more death on Saturday in Morigaon district, taking the toll to 97 while, 26.37 lakh people in 27 of the states 33 districts have been distressed, officials said.
2020-07-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NE governments stringent steps to arrest COVID-19 spread (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala/Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Triggered by the rise in COVID-19 cases, various governments in the northeastern states have taken some stringent measures including lockdown and night curfew in a bid to arrest the spread of the deadly contagion, officials said on Saturday.
2020-07-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
No let up in Assam flood fury, 28 lakh people affected
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) There is no respite in sight for Assam from the devastating floods, on for over a month now, with the death toll rising to 96 as three more persons were killed on Friday while 28 lakh people in 26 of the state's 33 districts remain affected, officials said.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam floods: President speaks to Assam CM, expresses solidarity
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday spoke to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over phone on the flood situation in Assam and expressed solidarity with the distressed people of the state.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moderate intensity quake hits Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale hit central Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Friday, the fourth quake to hit the state in the past 12 days, officials said. No loss of life or property has been reported so far, the officials said.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam oil well fire: Leakage expected to be capped in 2-3 days
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Indian and foreign experts are now in the final stages of capping the oil well leakage and the fire at the state-owned Oil India (OIL) field in Assam. They are expected to control and douse the blaze by early next week, a top official said here on Friday.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
28 lakh hit, four more die as Assam flood situation worsens
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Thursday with four more persons losing their lives, taking the toll to 93, even as the number of people affected rose to 28.32 lakh across 26 districts, officials said.
2020-07-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre to give Rs 346 cr to Assam to tackle flood fury
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) Amid flood havoc, the Centre has announced to provide Rs 346 crore under the Flood Management Programme (FMP) in Assam, officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-07-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Assam flood situation worsens again, death toll rises to 89
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) After a marginal improvement earlier this week, the flood situation in Assam again deteriorated on Wednesday while two more persons died in Barpeta and Morigaon districts, taking the death toll to 89, while around 26.32 lakh people in 26 of the state's 33 districts continue to be hit.
2020-07-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
3 foreign experts hurt in Assam blowout site mishap
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) An accident at the natural gas blowout site in eastern Assam's Tinsukia district on Wednesday injured three of the six foreign experts involved in the dousing of the well fire raging for around 43 days, officials said.
2020-07-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five northeast states receive excess, 3 scarce rainfall
Guwahati/Agartala, July 22 (IANS) Amid the peak of the four-month-long monsoon, five of the eight north-eastern states, including Assam, have received excess rain and the remaining three reported deficiencies.
2020-07-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
AHRC seeks report from Assam govt on Covid protocols in jails
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has asked the state government to submit an action taken report by August 5 about the enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols in the Guwahati Central Jail, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-07-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam flood scene still grim; 87 dead, over 24 lakh marooned
Guwahati/Shillong, July 21 (IANS) Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the flood situation in Assam remained grim on Tuesday while two more persons died in Nagaon and Morigaon districts, raising the death toll in the monsoon deluge to 87, while around 24.20 lakh people in 24 of the 33 districts continue to be marooned.
2020-07-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation little better, 85 deaths so far
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam further improved on Monday, even though one more person's death was reported in Kamrup (Metro) district, taking the death toll due to the deluge in the state to 85, while around 24.30 lakh people in 24 of the 33 districts continue to be distressed.
2020-07-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bangladeshi cattle thieves killed in Assam
Silchar (Assam), July 19 (IANS) Three suspected Bangladeshi nationals were killed by some unknown people at Bogrijan in southern Assam's Karimganj district, police said on Sunday.
2020-07-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi dials Assam CM, takes stock of flood, Covid-19
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) While overall flood situation in Assam improved a bit on Sunday, five more people died in as many districts, raising the death toll due to the monsoon deluge in the state to 84, while around 25.30 lakh people in 24 of the 33 districts continue to be distressed.
2020-07-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Moderate intensity quake hits Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati/Aizawl, July 18 (IANS) A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit southern Assam's Hailakandi district on Saturday, taking the number of tremors felt by the northeastern states to 14 in 18 days, officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. No damage was reported.
2020-07-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam flood situation gets slightly better, 79 deaths so far
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Even as over a month-long flood situation in Assam marginally improved on Saturday, three more persons were killed in two districts, taking the death toll due to the deluge in the state to 79, while around 28 lakh people in 26 of the 33 districts remaiend affected.
2020-07-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation critical; 76 dead, 36 lakh in distress
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim on Friday, as five more deaths were reported, taking the death toll due to the monsoon deluge to 76, while around 36 lakh people in 28 of the state's 33 districts have been affected.
2020-07-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Treating Covid patients: Assam to launch mega drive for plasma donation
Guwahati, July 16 (IANS) In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the Assam government would soon launch a mega drive to boost its plasma bank reserves for the treatment of coronavirus positive patients, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.
2020-07-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam flood situation grim; death toll at 71, 40 lakh affected
Guwahati, July 16 (IANS) Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, the flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday, as five more deaths were reported from four districts, taking the death toll due to the deluge to 71, while around 40 lakh people across 27 of the state's 33 districts have been affected.
2020-07-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two earthquakes hit Assam, no damage
Guwahati, July 16 (IANS) Two earthquakes of 4.1 and 2.6 magnitudes on the Richter scale hit some parts of Assam and adjoining northeast areas on Thursday. No damage or casualty have been reported.
2020-07-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam flood situation worsens; 66 dead, 36 lakh affected
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Seven more deaths were reported from four districts of flood-hit Assam on Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the monsoon deluge to 66, while around 36 lakh people in 26 of the state's 33 districts have been affected, officials said.
2020-07-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife