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Maha teen commits suicide after sodomy, 14 nabbed
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) Fourteen persons, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the suicide of an 18-year-old student, who hanged himself after being repeatedly sodomised, a top police official said here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will aim to become KIYG champions, says footballer Bora
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) The Assam U-21 football team raced to the final of the Khelo India Youth Games with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Maharashtra in Guwahati on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Khelo India: Maharashtra win U-17 gold in Kho Kho
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Maharashtra displayed their superiority in the U-17 category by winning the gold medals in both boys and girls category in kho kho at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games here in Guwahati on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Rijiju, Sonowal to attend Khelo India closing ceremony
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will be held at the Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati on January 22.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
CAA applicants can't prove religious persecution: Sarma
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said it was not possible for those applying for citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to prove they were victims of religious persecution, but the central government would devise some in-house processes to verify their claims.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Assam,National
Football has grown in Assam in last few years: Women's U-21 coach
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Assam's U-21 women's football team coach Jogeswar Basumatari is excited to see the rise of football in the state. The Assam U-21 women's football team is, for the first time, participating in the ongoing third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games
2020-01-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Zachariah looking to take Indian basketball forward
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Kerala's Ann Mary Zachariah is emerging as one of the top basketball players here at the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020. Playing her first match of the competition against Karnataka on Thursday, the 16-year-old was in prime form, scoring a total of 24 points, the most by a player in her category on the day.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Shooting coach in UP trying to break into int'l circuit
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh had a field day in the 10 metre air pistol men's U-21 event when Arpit Tomar and Adil Khan clinched silver and bronze, respectively at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Thursday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Khelo India: Maharashtra remain top of the table
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Maharashtras athletes went home with wide smiles after enjoying a productive day at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 here on Tuesday, entrenching themselves at the top of the charts with a total of 26 gold among the rich haul of 107 medals, leaving Haryana trailing with 21 gold medals and a total of 67.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
India's very own 'Beckham' competes at Khelo India
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) It is not just England who have a David Beckham, for India too, now boasts of its own 17-year-old David Beckham from Andaman, who is creating ripples at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games as a cyclist.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Cycling revolution in K'taka as state bags 4 medals at KIYG
Guwahati, Jan 12 (IANS) Young Megha Gugad sees herself as an aberration. She hails from a family of wrestlers and kabaddi players, but she herself is an ardent cyclist.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Hail the new star gymnast from Tripura, Priyanka Dasgupta
Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) Touted as the next big thing from Tripura after Dipa Karmakar, gymnast Priyanka Dasgupta has already emerged as the early star of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Nusrat, Yasmeen first to represent Leh & Ladakh at KIYG
Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) Archers Nusrat Rehman and Yasmeen Batool will become the first athletes to represent the Union Territory of Leh and Ladakh, when they step out to take part in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) qualifying rounds here on Friday.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Focus on Bumrah as India take on Sri Lanka in 1st T20I (Preview)
Guwahati, Jan 4 (IANS) Team India will unofficially start their preparations for the World T20 when they take on Sri Lanka in the three-match series opener at Barabati Stadium on Sunday.
2020-01-04
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Manipur plans stir as NSCN-govt talks enter final leg
Guwahati, Oct 30 (IANS) Amid the uncertainty over final talks between the NSCN(IM) and the central government, a leading citizens' platform in Manipur has appealed people to take to streets on October 31 to express solidarity with the demand for protection of state's territorial integrity.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
AASU for cooling-off period for its cadre's political entry
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) With several of its office-bearers joining political parties in the past, the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has decided to impose a three-month cooling-off period for the office-bearers between leaving the organization and joining a political party.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
ISL: Gyan's late winner hands NorthEast win over Odisha
Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) Former Ghanaian World Cupper Asamoah Gyan handed NorthEast United FC their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 6 after netting the winner in a 2-1 victory over Odisha FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here on Saturday.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
After losing Jania bypoll, Gogoi talks of alliance with AIUDF
Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) Days after losing Jania Assembly seat in by-election to the AIUDF, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the Congress should think of forging alliance and seat-sharing with like-minded parties.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Naga peace talks remain inconclusive, to go beyond Oct 31
Guwahati, Oct 24 (IANS) The crucial talks between the Central government and the NSCN-IM in New Delhi remained inconclusive on Thursday and are set to go beyond October 31, which was fixed by the BJP-led government as the date for resolving the six-decade-old imbroglio.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam bypolls: Over 74% polling till 5 pm, likely to rise
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Assam recorded 74.15 per cent polling across the four Assembly constituencies that went to bypolls on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Assam,National
Indian forces capable of thwarting all threats: Minister
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy, who is on a three-day visit to the northeast, said that India continues with its policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and added that Indian forces are capable of thwarting all threats to India's internal security and there has been a reduction in the casualties among police personnel and civilians.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Territorial integrity of Manipur will be upheld: CM
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday reiterated the State government's commitment to uphold the territorial integrity of the state.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NSCN(IM) accuses Centre of backtracking on commitment
Guwahati, Oct 12 (IANS) The NSCN(IM) has accused the central government of trying to twist and backtrack on its commitments to nullify the 'framework agreement' reached after 22 years of intensive negotiations.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sonowal opens Kaziranga park for tourists
Guwahati, Oct 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday opened the Kaziranga National Park for the visitors for this season.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Sonowal orders probe into power plant incident in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday instituted an inquiry into the incident of rupture of water pipeline in Kopili Hydel Project.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tea executive abducted by suspected Ulfa cadres in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) Suspected terrorists belonging to the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) have abducted an executive of a tea garden in eastern Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonowal reviews India-Bangladesh meet preparations
Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) Close on the heels of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit and signing of bilateral agreements, Assam Chief Minister Sonowal here on Thursday asked the Act East Affairs department of the state government to work hard for the success of the two-day India-Bangladesh stakeholders' meet, starting here on October 22.
2019-10-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Manvir confident of good show vs Bangladesh in WC qualifier
Guwahati, Oct 7 (IANS) Manvir Singh, who earned plaudits for his exploits against Qatar last month, sounded confident as the Blue Tigers take on neighbouring country Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on October 15.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Six members of banned NDFB(S) held in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) The army in association with the Assam Police arrested six militants of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction from the Ripu Reserve forest in the Kokrajhar district, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
NRC: Assam publishes list of included people online
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) The authorities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Saturday made online the final NRC enabling all the 3.30 crore applicants to check their citizenship status.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Citizenship Bill won't affect NE people's rights: Shah
Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asked the indigenous people of northeast not to worry over the proposed citizenship amendment bill as it won't affect their rights.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Shah rules out change in Article 371 on Assam visit
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Dismissing apprehensions after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday assured the people of northeast that there would be no change in the Article 371 as it was a "special" provision.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Shah visits Assam, rules out change in Article 371
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Dismissing apprehensions after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday assured the people of northeast that there would be no change in the Article 371 as it was a "special" provision.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ensure rights of NRC excluded, ex-Assam CM Gogoi urges CJI
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) Terming the present situation in Assam grave and unprecedented, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to ensure that genuine Indian citizens are not deprived of their dignity and right to life and liberty as enshrined in the Constitution.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India go down fighting against Oman in WC qualifier
Guwahati, Sep 5 (IANS) Captian Sunil Chhetri's first half strike went in vain as India went down fighting 1-2 to Oman in their World Cup qualifying opener here on Thursday.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Assam to fast track trial in tea garden doctor's murder
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) The Assam Government on Wednesday said that it has decided to fast track the trial into the merciless killing of Deven Dutta, a doctor at the Teok Tea Garden in Jorhat district last week.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Border security, social media key issues at NE DGPs meet
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) Security along the international border, role of social media and its influence on law and order problems and inter-state boundary issues are likely to dominate the two day conference of the DGPs and IGPs of northeastern states which will get underway at Dimapur from Thursday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Litmus test awaits India against Oman in WC Qualifiers (Preview)
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) It will be new coach Igor Stimac's biggest test yet when India take on Oman in their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Doctor's killing triggers resignations in Assam tea gardens
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The tea garden workers and staff in Assam may soon face problems during medical emergencies as several tea garden doctors on Tuesday tendered their resignations.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Amit Shah to visit Assam on September 8
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Assam on a two-day visit from September 8, his first after the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Unhappy BJP to move SC seeking re-verifcation of NRC data
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) may be out in Assam, but both the central and the state BJP feel that there's enough room for errors. Hence, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to move the Supreme Court again to re-verify select data.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam final NRC list: 10 pointers
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19.06 lakh people now need to prove they are Indian citizens, after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam published on Saturday excluded their names, but named around 3.11 crore people as citizens of India.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam final NRC list: 10 pointers
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19.06 lakh people now need to prove they are Indian citizens, after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam published on Saturday excluded their names, but named around 3.11 crore people as citizens of India.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sitting, former Assam MLAs flunk NRC test
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Some prominent faces of Assam are among the 1.9 million who have also flunked the citizenship test.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NRC final list out, excludes over 19 lakh people (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19 lakh people in Assam have been left out of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was released on Saturday morning.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NRC final list out, excludes over 19 lakh people
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 19 lakh people have been left out of the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam, which was released on Saturday morning.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NRC final list out, over 19 lakh people excluded
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) The final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam was released on Saturday with over 19 lakh people left out.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Centre, Assam devicing new ways to oust foreigners: Himanta
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said he had lost all hope in the National Register of Citizens as the Centre and the state government were discussing new ways to oust foreigners from the state.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam on high alert on eve of final NRC list
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid tightened security and a ban on assembly of more than four people in some public places considered sensitive, the stage is set for the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam on Saturday.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ahead of NRC publication, Assam DGP gets service extension
Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) On the eve of publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia got his service extended by three months.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security