2 children die, 70% of Kaziranga inundated in Assam floods

Altogether 950 villages under 50 revenue circles are in the grip of the deluge, triggered by incessant rains.

30 Aug 2021

25 years later, Assam's ethnic riot-displaced Santhals and Bodos set to return home

The BTC administration will help rebuild their houses by utilising schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

29 Aug 2021

1,000 health and wellness centres in Northeast soon under National Ayush Mission

An announcement to this effect was made by the Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal at a conference with the health ministers of the states in the Northeast in Guwahati on Saturday.

28 Aug 2021

Naga women in Nagaland, Manipur tie rakhis on Assam Rifles troopers, slammed

The Raksha Bandhan celebrations in question were held at Dimapur in Nagaland and Tamenglong in Manipur. The BJP took the initiative at Dimapur and a students’ body at Tamenglong.

28 Aug 2021

ULFA leader Paresh Baruah urges CM Khandu to grant PRC to native Assamese of Arunachal

There are no official figures to suggest the number of native Assamese in Arunachal. A lot of them have been settled in the eastern part of the state.

28 Aug 2021

Hit hard by Covid pandemic, popular Assamese musician strikes a chord in fisheries

He had approached the Fisheries department for financial support and technical know-how. Under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, the government gives a subsidy of 60%.

27 Aug 2021

Students welcome, Chakmas oppose Arunachal govt’s ‘relocation’ move

Chakma leaders, who trace their roots to Bangladesh, claimed 96% of the Chakmas and the Hajongs of Arunachal are citizens of India as per Section 3 of the Citizenship Act.

26 Aug 2021

Assam govt signs MoU with banks, MFIs to give relief to poor women borrowers

Waving off the microfinance loans of women was a poll promise of the ruling BJP.

24 Aug 2021

Assam civil servant found to have properties worth over Rs 100 crore, arrested

CM's Special Vigilance Cell found that 89 landed properties were registered either in the name of the officer, Saibur Rahman, or one of his two wives.

24 Aug 2021

Guwahati diary

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma dedicated a new building of Government Old Age Home at Sonapur on the city outskirts to the service of the inmates.

24 Aug 2021

Cops retrieve weapons snatched by masked men during Shillong violence from river

The weapons were tossed into the river from a bridge on the day the violence broke out in protest against the killing of a former insurgent leader by the police in an alleged fake encounter.

23 Aug 2021

Chakma body rejects Arunachal's move to relocate 60,000 Chakmas, Hajongs

"This is nothing but an act of racial profiling of the Chakmas and the Hajongs. This is proven from a number of actions of the state government," the body said.

23 Aug 2021

Tension eases on Mizoram border after Assam returns seized construction materials

Trouble was brewing on the interstate border since Friday after the Assam Police personnel had stopped Mizoram’s construction of a bridge and seizure of construction materials (TMT bars).

22 Aug 2021

3 Islamic clerics, MBBS student among 14 arrested in Assam for supporting Taliban

DIG (BTAD) Violet Baruah said the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.

21 Aug 2021

Arunachal govt nixes draft bill on property rights to girls after protests

Amidst speculations that the draft will be tabled in the form of a bill in the Assembly session, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union expressed its opposition to the draft.

21 Aug 2021