Prasanta Mazumdar

Centre correcting historical mistakes of neglecting Assam through development projects: Modi

Modi was speaking after virtually launching the “Mahabahu-Brahmaputra”, a conglomerate of some multi-modal water connectivity projects for Assam.

18 Feb 2021

'We are a 6,000-year-old civilisation': Himanta bats for Hindu immigrants, slams CAA critics

"People who believe India started in 1947 find a difference between Assamese and Hinduism/Indians. Those who believe India started 6,000 years ago don't see that difference," he said.

18 Feb 2021

Newly-floated Asom Jatiya Parishad seeks crowdfunding to fight polls

The AJP was floated in September last year against the backdrop of the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

16 Feb 2021

Himanta developed grudge, wanted to end my career for pro-Sonowal remark: Bodo leader Hagrama Mohilary

Mohilary said he had made a statement that Sonowal should be the CM again. But Sarma took offense and started going after him ever since.

16 Feb 2021

Guwahati diary

The Guwahati zoo has relocated a pair of black panthers to the Reliance Industries-run Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom in Gujarat’s Jamnagar.

16 Feb 2021

Coup won't affect India-Myanmar Kaladan transport project, work on verge of completion: Jaishankar

The project will connect the Kolkata port with the Sittwe port in Myanmar. Sittwe will also be connected with Mizoram via the Kaladan riverboat route and road.

15 Feb 2021

Congress will not let CAA be implemented if voted to power in Assam: Rahul

Gandhi said illegal immigration was an issue in Assam and exuded confidence that the people of the state have the capability to resolve the issue through dialogue.

15 Feb 2021

Counsellor, teacher and dentist: Nagaland IPS officer wears multiple hats to serve society

2016-batch IPS officer Pritpal Kaur helps students prepare for civil services exams, counsels drug addicts and their families and being a dentist, she helps locals quit tobacco chewing.

14 Feb 2021

2021 Assam elections: Twin challenges for BJP in the form of Congress allies and regional parties

The primary challenge for the BJP is tie up of Congress and minority-based AIUDF along with the birth of two regional forces - Asom Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal.

14 Feb 2021

Assam polls: Rahul Gandhi to kickstart Congress campaign on Sunday

The Congress hopes to gain from Gandhi’s fight against a number of issues including the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

13 Feb 2021

Assam slashes fuel, liquor prices; Opposition terms it 'poll gimmick'

Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said petrol and diesel would be cheaper by Rs 5 from Friday midnight. 

12 Feb 2021

Days after border violence, Congress in Assam wants action against ‘Mizo aggression’

Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha told the Assam Assembly it was time the state government took some strong actions to save the state’s land.

12 Feb 2021

Assam polls: AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal refers to Saint Sankardeva as ‘Sahab’, draws flak

Saint Sankardeva, a medieval saint-reformer, is revered by the Assamese as “Gurujona”.

09 Feb 2021

Assam polls: Congress asks voters to make videos on state issues, says winners will get iPhones

Launching the campaign, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said the first step to solving a problem is to acknowledge and understand a problem and the campaign is for that first step.

09 Feb 2021

Assam's Congress-led grand alliance bickers over seats

Apart from Dalgaon, the AIUDF has set its sights on Baghbor, Sarukhetri and Mankachar seats, all of them held by the Congress. Ajmal has already held a rally at Sarukhetri. 

08 Feb 2021

Some forces seated abroad conspiring against India, not sparing even Indian tea: PM Modi

The prime minister said that the tea workers and each individual who drinks tea will seek an explanation from the political parties for maintaining silence on it.

07 Feb 2021

'Govt hounding me for bid to contest polls': Assam activist Pranab Doley

Pranab Doley, founder of peasants’ body Jeepal Krishak Shramik Sangha, alleged a group of eight armed men in “police uniform” had raided his residence on the night of February 3.

06 Feb 2021

Assam polls: Sonowal govt launches new scheme, doles out money to lure tea garden workers

Assam has 126 Assembly seats and in 40-42 of them in Upper, Central, and Northern Assam besides Barak Valley, the votes of the tea garden workers determine the fate of political parties.

06 Feb 2021

Ahead of polls, party that rules Bodoland plans pan-Assam presence

UPPL president Pramod Bodo said the alliance with BJP hasn’t yet been finalised but there is a gesture that both the parties should fight the Assembly polls together. 

05 Feb 2021

Ahead of Assam polls, Sonowal govt holds teacher recruitment drive, 29,701 get jobs

CM Sarbananda Sonowal, who also spoke at the appointment letter distribution ceremony, said he had made an announcement last August 15 that the state government would give 50,000 jobs.

05 Feb 2021

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