Assam

Top official in Assam caught accepting bribe, held

Official sources said the accused along with the co-accused had allegedly demanded Rs1lakh from Goswami for a work.

published on : 7th December 2019

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.

published on : 6th December 2019

Protests continue in Assam ahead of the tabling of Citizenship Bill in Parliament

KMSS, which has been vitriolic in its attack of the ruling BJP for pushing the “communal” Bill by ignoring the voices of the people, appealed to various protesting organisations to unite.

published on : 6th December 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.

published on : 4th December 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.

published on : 3rd December 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.

published on : 2nd December 2019

BJP demands apology from Adhir Chowdhury for calling Modi, Shah 'infilitrators', raises Sonia's foreign origin

In an apparent way, Joshi also called Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi an "infiltrator" in reference to her foreign origins.

published on : 2nd December 2019

Over 6,500 rape cases registered in Assam in last three and half years

AGP MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita said that in Guwahati 248 cases were registered.

published on : 30th November 2019

Assam government has no information on people excluded from NRC list: BJP leader Himanta Sarma

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Assam government has requested Shah to reject the NRC in the current form.

published on : 30th November 2019

Lawful powers enough for police to perform duties: Assam’s outgoing top cop

He said he would engage himself socially and try to keep extending his service to society.

published on : 30th November 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.

published on : 29th November 2019

Onion price touches Rs.100 a kg in Assam, opposition Congress stages protest

This is for the first time in Assam that the retail price of onions has touched Rs.100 a kg. Till a fortnight ago, onion was sold at Rs.60 a kg in the state.

published on : 29th November 2019

Centre extends ban on ULFA for five years 

The Centre on Thursday extended for five years the ban on insurgent outfit United Liberation Front of Assam  (ULFA) and its factions, wings and fronts for continuing subversive activities,

published on : 29th November 2019

Number of Hindu Bengalis excluded from final NRC to be made public by Assam government

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said the country-wise NRC should have a common cut-off date, otherwise, people will be able to take Indian citizenship.

published on : 28th November 2019

28 people died in Assam detention centres in nearly 4 years, says Home Ministry

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, however, told the Rajya Sabha that none of them died due to “apprehension or fear”. “They died due to various illnesses,” he said.

published on : 28th November 2019
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