Prasanta Mazumdar

Modi, Abe to meet in Guwahati under shadow of Citizenship Bill protests

The two leaders will arrive in the city on December 15 on a three-day visit to the Northeast and hold a bilateral meeting on the Brahmaputra.

9 hours ago

Citizenship Bill: Beleaguered AGP demands protection for Assamese, indigenous people

In a letter, the party urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to not table the Bill in Parliament in haste even as it demanded the introduction of inner line permit system in Assam.

06 Dec 2019

Anti-Citizenship Bill protests intensify in Assam

They are enraged that the Centre will get the Bill passed in Parliament ignoring the sentiments of people in Assam and the Northeast.

04 Dec 2019

Assam Congress MLA slits palm to write anti-government slogans with blood over firm privatisation

Mariani MLA, Rupjyoti Kurmi, told journalists that he was aggrieved that the government was planning to sell the two public sector undertakings, Nagaon Paper Mill and Cachar Paper Mill.

03 Dec 2019

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal faces protestors’ wrath over Citizenship Bill

In Guwahati, unknown protestors put up posters with messages against the Bill outside the private residences of the CM’s media advisor Hrishikesh Goswami.

02 Dec 2019

Centre suspends free ration, cash-dole to Bru refugee camps

An estimated 35,000 Brus were lodged in six refugee camps in Tripura and over the past two months, a little over 1,000 had gone back to Mizoram.

02 Dec 2019

At 12, this Manipur boy will appear in Class 10 board exams

The mental age of Isaac was found to be 17 years and 5 months and his IQ was 141.

02 Dec 2019

Citizenship Bill: Pressure mounts on AGP to quit Sonowal government, again
 

The AGP, which was born out of the six-year-long anti-immigrants’ agitation (Assam Agitation) of early 1980s, is facing criticism from both within and outside.

01 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill fears far from dispelled for political groups of North-East

Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Biswajit Daimary had said that he was satisfied with the clarifications which the Home Minister made on the Citizenship Bill.

01 Dec 2019

Assam BJP MLA calls Nathuram Godse a ‘deshbhakt’, Congress demands action

Raising the issue during zero hour on the floor of the Assembly, Congress legislature party leader Debabrata Saikia said such a statement was unbecoming of a member of the House.

29 Nov 2019

Guwahati  Diary

Former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is on a collision course with the leadership of his party, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), on the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill again.

29 Nov 2019

Naga issue: Protestors from Manipur meet Amit Shah, not amused 

He said the protestors were apprehensive as the Naga talks were over and the final agreement was pending. 

26 Nov 2019

Anand Kumar of ‘Super 30’ fined Rs 50,000 by Gauhati HC in cheating case

Four students had moved court alleging that Kumar, who claims to be a "mathematician", was cheating innocent IIT aspirants and their guardians by "giving manipulated and false results"

26 Nov 2019

Assam woman claims immigration official at Mumbai airport asked her if she made it to NRC

The woman, Archismita Choudhury, said she had suffered the ignominy on Sunday at around 6:30 am upon landing from Bangkok.

25 Nov 2019

Displaced Brus urge Centre to continue providing free ration, cash-dole

More than 35,000 Brus had fled to Tripura from Mizoram in 1997 in the wake of their clashes with the Mizos.

25 Nov 2019