PRASANTA MAZUMDAR

Assam polls: Shivraj slams Rahul, says 'this Gandhi is walking on Jinnah’s path'

His diatribe stemmed from the Congress’s poll alignment with minority-based AIUDF in Assam, Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala, and Indian Secular Front in West Bengal.

15 Mar 2021

Amit Shah slams Congress for cosying up to minority-based parties

The Union Minister went hammer and tongs at the Congress for its tie-up with the AIUDF, which is headed by Lok Sabha member Maulana Badruddin Ajmal.

14 Mar 2021

INTERVIEW | BJP will win elections as people want peace, development to continue: Assam CM

During the interview, Sonowal cited reasons why his party should be voted back to power. He did also repeat the “enemies of the nation” phrase but did not emphasise it.

13 Mar 2021

'All political parties cheated you on wages': Assam students’ body reaches out to tea workers

The AATTSA said it would highlight the injustice done to the workers by the ruling BJP, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), and Congress.

12 Mar 2021

Guwahati diary

NCC cadets of 50 Assam Air Squadron got a feel of height from a micro-light aircraft after they were taken for flight training at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

12 Mar 2021

Assam polls: HC stay on wage hike to tea garden workers gives Opposition much-needed ammo

On February 23, the government had hiked the daily wage by Rs 50 – from Rs 167 to Rs 217 – ostensibly to warm up to the tea community ahead of Assembly elections.

11 Mar 2021

Assam polls: Former MLA hospitalised after nomination gets rejected

The 62-year-old Ghose, a party hopper, was with the ruling BJP. He wanted to contest as its candidate but was denied a ticket at the last moment. This made him join the AJP.

11 Mar 2021

Didn't make anti-national statements, will sue NGO that doctored video: Ajmal

Claiming that the Congress-AIUDF never indulged in any communal acts, he sought justice from the voters and people of Assam.

10 Mar 2021

'We need only locals': Mizo students' body asks technical education director to change department

Student leader Samuel Zoramthanpuia said the allotment of seats for medical and technical courses triggered protests in the past when a non-Mizo officer was heading the department.
 

10 Mar 2021

Assam polls: After snub from party, ex-CM Mahanta decides not to enter the fray

Mahanta's wife Jayashree said the former CM is hurt as the AGP leadership "sold off" regional sentiment to a national political party.

09 Mar 2021

ULFA leader held for ‘plotting’ to assassinate Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Two others from the hill district of Karbi Anglong were also arrested for their alleged involvement in the case.

09 Mar 2021

Assam polls: Jailed Akhil Gogoi appeals to people to oust BJP from power

The 45-year-old, who visits the hospital periodically for a checkup, is contesting from Sivasagar and Mariani seats in Upper Assam.

08 Mar 2021

Kaun Banega Assam CM? Speculation galore as Himanta enters poll fray

Himanta Biswa Sarma had said at least twice in the past that he would not contest the Assam elections which set tongues wagging that he was, possibly, eyeing a bigger role at the national theatre.

08 Mar 2021

Assam polls: Congress fields new faces to regain lost turf

The grand old party late on Saturday night released the first list of 40 candidates for the 47 constituencies that are going to polls in the first phase on March 27.

07 Mar 2021

Assam polls: Sushmita still with us, says Congress as trouble brews in party over candidates’ selection

Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev was angry that she was not consulted during the process of selection of candidates, particularly in the Bengali-majority Barak Valley.

07 Mar 2021

Assam polls: Prafulla Mahanta loyalists urge him to lead them 

The onus will now be on the ailing AGP founder-president and Assam Agitation leader to make a choice, whether to continue his political struggle or simply hang up his boots.

07 Mar 2021

Myanmar urges Mizoram to hand over its cops who fled country

Official sources said 15 people including cops had arrived in Mizoram from Myanmar over the past few days.

06 Mar 2021

BJP denies tickets to 11 sitting MLAs in Assam

The party on Friday announced the names of 70 candidates for the first and second phases of Assam elections.

05 Mar 2021

Assam elections: Asom Gana Parishad faction being revived, thanks to CAA

The AGP (Progressive) or AGP-P, which got assimilated into the parent party along with some other splinter factions of the party in 2008, is likely to contest the upcoming Assembly elections

05 Mar 2021

Congress used Taiwan tea garden photos for Assam poll campaign: Himanta

The Congress rubbished it as “fake”. The party decided to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission of India.

04 Mar 2021

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