Assam

Over four lakh voters added to Assam's electoral roll 

Of these, 1,21,28,543 are male, 1,19,82,804 female and 396 of a third gender, a release issued by the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said.

published on : 27th January 2023

ULFA last hurdle for road to peace: Assam CM

“We have the last mile to cross on the road to peace. Assam will become an island of peace after peace talks with the ULFA,” Sarma said.

published on : 27th January 2023

Assam to book men marrying minor girls

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists after the meeting that men who would marry girls aged below 14 years would be tried under the POCSO Act.

published on : 23rd January 2023

Heritage tag sought for Ahom burial mounds in Assam

Out of the 386 Moidams explored so far, 90 royal burials at Charaideo are the best preserved, representative, and most complete examples of this tradition.

published on : 22nd January 2023

India to nominate Assam's Charaideo 'Moidams' for World Heritage Site recognition

There are two categories of nomination -- cultural sites and natural sites. The Moidams will be nominated in the category of cultural sites.

published on : 21st January 2023

Eminent Assamese writer and Jnanpith awardee Nilmani Phookan dies at 90

Author of several collections of poetry, his principal works, includes  'Phuli Thoka Suryamukhi Phulor Phale' (To a Sunflower in bloom), 'Golapi Jamur Lagna' (The Raspberry Moment), 'Kobita' (Poems).

published on : 19th January 2023

Ranji Trophy: Pradosh, Vijay centuries put Tamil Nadu in control vs Assam

Personally too Vijay Shankar was in happy space of mind after spending the major part of last year due to injury and later rehab.

published on : 19th January 2023

Assam: Guards reject bribe, seize party drug worth Rs 40 crore

This is said to be the biggest-ever seizure of Yaba tablets in the state. 

published on : 18th January 2023

Yaba tablets worth Rs 40 crore seized in Assam, one arrested

Additional Superintendent of Police Partha Pratim Das told the journalists the seizure was made by Home Guards Anupam Malakar and Jashim Uddin.

published on : 17th January 2023

Assam village breaks Bihu tradition to save two doves and their hatchling

The locals in Kokaitola had also constructed a Bhela Ghar but did not burn it as two birds had built their nest on the hut and had hatched eggs in it as well.

published on : 17th January 2023

3 dead as bus carrying pilgrims collides with truck in Assam

The mishap was suspected to have been caused due to extreme foggy conditions.

published on : 16th January 2023

Assam: Three dead, 14 injured as vehicle with pilgrims collides with truck

One of the deceased has been identified as Bhupal Adhikary, while the identity of the others is yet to be ascertained.

published on : 16th January 2023

No explosion occurred on Mizoram side during aerial strikes in Myanmar: Assam Rifles 

A CNA leader in Mizoram told PTI on the condition of anonymity that five people, including two women, were killed and 15 others injured in the attack.

published on : 12th January 2023

Will first decide constitutionality of section 6A of Citizenship Act: SC

This section granted rights and obligations of Indian citizens to foreigners who entered Assam before January 1, 1966, and were “ordinarily resident” in the State.

published on : 10th January 2023

Eviction drive: Over 201 families affected as 200 hectares of forest land in Assam gets cleared

The Himanta Sarma-led dispensation has been carrying out eviction drives in different parts of the state since it assumed power in May 2021, with two such major exercises undertaken last month.

published on : 10th January 2023

Red October memories of Northeast's days of terror and the joy of peace now

During the height of insurgency in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura (1990-2010), bomb blasts at marketplaces, crowded places, bus stops, railway stations and even cinema halls were common.

published on : 7th January 2023

Supreme Court court stays HC order on border pact between Meghalaya, Assam

The pact was signed by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma for demarcating the border in at least six of the 12 contested locations between the two states.

published on : 7th January 2023

Need to maintain sanctity of the delimitation process

Meanwhile, the government has asked the Election Commission to redraw constituencies in Assam.

published on : 7th January 2023

Northeast tribals with sickle cell disease are outliving other afflicted tribals: Study

Prof Jatin Sarmah pointed out while stating that the expression of some genetic factors could be behind why four-five SCD patients in Assam's Udlaguri outlived their expected life expectancy.

published on : 6th January 2023

SC to hear Assam, Meghalaya's plea challenging HC stay order on inter-state border pact

A single judge bench of the Meghalaya High Court on December 9 had ordered an interim stay on physical demarcation or erection of boundary posts on the ground in connection with the inter-state border

published on : 6th January 2023
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