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Assam / The Times of India

NRL gives 2.5cr to CMs Relief Fund

The public sector Numaligarh Refinery Limited contributed an amount of Rs 2.5 crore to the Assam Chief Ministers Relief Fund to aid the state governments relief efforts to tackle the large-scale devastation caused by the floods in the state.

27 May 2022 8:44 am
Spewing hate to please RSS: AIUDF MLA slams CM

Reacting sharply to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarmas remarks on Madrasa, All India United Democratic Front MLA Rafiqul Islam on Thursday said he is spewing hate to please RSS as he fears losing his position.

27 May 2022 8:44 am
Wild buffalo strays into Kharguli, transquilised

The forest department on Thursday tranquilised a water buffalo that had strayed into the Kharguli area of Guwahati.The buffalo was spotted first on Wednesday by residents of Kharguli. By evening, the forest department reached the area and tracked the buffalo near a construction site.

27 May 2022 8:44 am
During Cov, 40% NE kids lacked digital edu tools

The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report, published on Wednesday, has painted a gloomy picture of digital education in schools in the northeast, where over 40% students spent their days at home during the pandemic without any digital device to aid their education.

27 May 2022 8:44 am
Don Bosco VC gets bail in abetment to suicide case

Assam Don Bosco University vice-chancellor Father Stephen Mavely, 72, who was remanded in two-day police custody by a lower court here in Guwahati on Wednesday in connection with a case of abetment to suicide, was granted bail by Gauhati High Court on Thursday observing that there is

27 May 2022 8:44 am
Two arrested for Arunachal church theft, 17L recovered

Two persons were arrested on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the burglary that took place at Wancho Baptist Church Association (WBCA) office in Arunachal Pradeshs Longding district on May 16.

27 May 2022 8:44 am
Assam: Numaligarh Refinery Limited gives Rs 2.5 crore to CM's Relief Fund

The public sector Numaligarh Refinery Limited contributed an amount of Rs 2.5 crore to the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund to aid the state government's relief efforts to tackle the large-scale devastation caused by the floods in the state. The cheque was formally handed over to CM Himanta Biswa Sarma by NRL managing director (in-charge) Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan recently, an NRL release said on Thursday.

27 May 2022 7:11 am
Guwahati: Wild buffalo strays into Kharguli, transquilised

The forest department on Thursday tranquilised a water buffalo that had strayed into the Kharguli area of Guwahati.

27 May 2022 6:58 am
Spewing hate to please Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh: All India United Democratic Front MLA Rafiqul Islam slams CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Reacting sharply to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's remarks on Madrasa, All India United Democratic Front MLA Rafiqul Islam on Thursday said he is spewing hate to please RSS as he fears losing his position. Earlier on Sunday, Sarma had said the word Madrasa should cease to exist while stressing the general education in schools for all.

27 May 2022 6:47 am
Guwahati: Don Bosco University vice chancellor Stephen Mavely gets bail in 'abetment to suicide' case

Assam Don Bosco University vice-chancellor Father Stephen Mavely, 72, who was remanded in two-day police custody by a lower court here in Guwahati on Wednesday in connection with a case of abetment to suicide, was granted bail by Gauhati High Court on Thursday observing that here is nothing on record, till now, regarding any blemish on his part.

27 May 2022 6:39 am
'During Covid, 40% North East kids lacked digital education tools', says National Achievement Survey 2021 report

The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report, published on Wednesday, has painted a gloomy picture of digital education in schools in the northeast, where over 40% students spent their days at home during the pandemic without any digital device to aid their education.

27 May 2022 6:25 am
Rare snake species found near Manas after 112 yrs

The rediscovery of the Blue-bellied kukri snake (Oligodon melaneus Wall) in the vicinity of Manas National Park, for the first time in India after 112 years, may be an indication of the presence of rarer snake species in the northeast.

27 May 2022 3:39 am
Assam Cong bins reports of Rakibul quitting party

Amid reports of resignation of deputy Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Rakibul Hussain from the party, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Thursday rubbished the speculation.

27 May 2022 3:39 am
Central team of ministers arrives in state to assess flood damage

An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) from the Union home ministry reached Guwahati on Thursday for assessing the states flood situation, which marginally improved on Thursday.About 5.

27 May 2022 3:39 am
SIT begins probe into police station arson, 7 arrested so far

A six-member special investigation team (SIT) headed by an additional superintendent of police (security & intelligence) has begun investigation into the police station arson case in central Assams Nagaon district.

27 May 2022 3:39 am
Cops shoot at gang-rape accused as he tries to flee from custody in Kokrajhar

Police shot at one of the three accused, arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a minor girl in Assams Kokrajhar district, while he was allegedly attempting to escape from custody by snatching a service pistol of an officer on Wednesday night.

27 May 2022 3:38 am
For 2 weeks, muddy water flows out of Guwahati taps

For about two weeks now, residents of several localities in the city have been receiving muddy and yellowish water, which is supplied by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), which does not look fit for even washing clothes or utensils, let alone drinking.

26 May 2022 8:33 am
DHSK College hosts meet on queer perspective

An awareness programme on Gender Identity and Sexuality: The Queer Perspective was organised by the student members of RAS (Responsible Anthropology Student) from the department of anthropology, Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi (DHSK) College, on Monday.

26 May 2022 8:32 am
4cr heroin seized, one held in Mariani

Police on Wednesday seized suspected heroin valued at Rs 4 crore in the international market and arrested one person from Mariani in upper Assams Jorhat district.The arrested person has been identified as Ajit Orang (30) of Sarupathar in Golaghat district.

26 May 2022 8:32 am
All three accused arrested for gangrape of Kokrajhar minor

Assam Police on Wednesday said the third and last of the three accused has been arrested for allegedly gangraping a minor girl in Kokrajhar district of Assam. A 16-year-old girl was gangraped by three men in Dholmara village on Monday night when she was returning home from a nearby shop.

26 May 2022 8:32 am
Jaishankar to kick off NADI-3 conclave in Guwahati

Taking forward the messages of the previous NADI (natural allies in development and interdependence) conclave held in Shillong and Dhaka respectively followed by several research and outreach projects and online events during the lockdown, the third version of NADI dialogue (NADI-3) will

26 May 2022 8:32 am
Assam: Rs 4 crore heroin seized, one held in Mariani

Police on Wednesday seized suspected heroin valued at Rs 4 crore in the international market and arrested one person from Mariani in upper Assam's Jorhat district.

26 May 2022 7:57 am
Toll climbs to 28, over Rs 5.75 lakh in grip of floods in Assam

Over 5.75 lakh people in Assam were still in the grip of floods on Wednesday even as the administration struggled to restore health and hygiene in the inundated villages

26 May 2022 7:27 am
External affairs minister S Jaishankar to kick off Natural allies in development and interdependence-3 conclave in Guwahati

Taking forward the messages of the previous NADI (natural allies in development and interdependence) conclave held in Shillong and Dhaka respectively followed by several research and outreach projects and online events during the lockdown, the third version of NADI dialogue (NADI-3) will be held in Guwahati.

26 May 2022 7:15 am
After a two-day pause, pounding rain floods schools & police station

After a brief hiatus of two days, heavy rain lasting for about 45 minutes lashed the capital city submerging a vast part, including a few police stations and schools, on Wednesday morning causing great inconvenience to school students, office-goers and others.

26 May 2022 3:27 am
Ulfa-I recruitment racket busted in Charaideo dist

Amid surge in the number of youths leaving homes to join the Ulfa (Independent), troops of the Assam Rifles in a joint operation with Assam Police busted a recruitment racket of Ulfa (I) on Tuesday.

26 May 2022 3:27 am
Aasu protests govt failure to tackle price rise in Sivasagar

Hundreds of All Assam Students Union (Aasu) supporters staged a demonstration at Demow Chariali on the NH-37 in Sivasagar district on Wednesday to protest against the governments failure to curb soaring prices of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and consumables.

26 May 2022 3:27 am
100 new start-ups from IIT-Guwahati in 3 years

At least 100 start-ups are to be incubated with around 100 doctoral students to be added within the next three years at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G), which will be playing a key role in the implementation of the Guwahati Declaration, unveiled by Union education

26 May 2022 3:27 am
Assam tea gardens get high schools first time since Independence

For the first time since Independence, students in Assams tea garden areas can avail of secondary education without having to move out of home after chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday inaugurated 96 newly built model high schools in the vicinity of gardens.

26 May 2022 3:27 am
Don Bosco VC sent to two-day police custody over abetment to suicide charge

Assam Don Bosco University vice chancellor Father Stephen Mavely, who was arrested on charges of abetting the suicide of a resort owner, was remanded in 2-day police custody by a lower court in Guwahati on Wednesday.

26 May 2022 3:27 am
Rehabilitate ex-rebels, former Ulfa-I panel tells Dibrugarh DC

The former United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) coordination committee has sought the rehabilitation of former rebels who have given up arms and joined the mainstream.

25 May 2022 3:47 am
Assam: Death toll rises to 25; 6.5 lakh hit in 22 districts

The flood situation in Assam has slightly abated even though the death toll rose to 25 as one more person died and over 6.5 lakh people remained affected by the deluge across 22 districts, an official bulletin said.

25 May 2022 3:47 am
Infrastructure developed in 5-10 years destroyed in Dima Hasao, says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, during his visit to flood and landslide-ravaged Dima Hasao district on Tuesday, understood that surface communication has been severely affected in the district and would be a big challenge to normalise connectivity.

25 May 2022 3:47 am
Assam: Railway link to landslide-hit Dima Hasao likely by July 10

The Railways have completed dispatching manpower, materials and equipment to rebuild railway infrastructure in the landslide-hit Dima Hasao district, which is a connecting route to South Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.

25 May 2022 3:46 am
Truck mows down five in Assams Sipajhar town

In less than 24 hours after the state government fixed the speed limits for vehicles, an over-speeding truck mowed down five joggers and morning walkers on NH-15 at Assams Sipajhar. Three others were severely injured.

25 May 2022 3:46 am
Tea tribe bodies protest Doloo estate land acquisition

Members of the Assam Tea Tribes Womens Association (ATTWA) and the Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (ATTSA) formed a human chain protest at Tingrai Chariali in Dibrugarh district on Tuesday to protest against the governments move to acquire 2,500 bighas of land of Doloo tea estate

25 May 2022 3:46 am
Class XII board results by June 20, says Assam higher secondary education council

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) on Tuesday assured a delegation of the All Assam Students Union (Aasu) that the Class XII state board examination results would be declared by June 20.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
ITA: Floods have worsened Barak tea industry crisis

The Indian Tea Association (ITA) has expressed deep concern about the situation in the tea industry in the Barak Valley region of Assam, which has been further compounded by the recent spate of floods.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
Muslim cleric killed in Guwahati during attempted robbery

A Muslim cleric was murdered in the city during a robbery attempt in Guwahati, the second murder within a week, police said on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
Truck crushes five morning walkers to death in Assam

A truck mowed down at least five joggers and morning walkers, which includes two women, on NH 15 on Tuesday at Sipajhar in Assam's Darrang district.

24 May 2022 10:22 am
Akhil demands relief for families evicted from Silsako

Slamming the state government over the eviction drive at Silsako beel earlier this month, Sivasagar MLA and Rajior Dal chief Akhil Gogoi on Monday demanded immediate compensation for and rehabilitation of the families.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
2 AANLA cadres lay down arms in Dibrugarh

Two cadres of the All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) laid down their arms before the superintendent of police in Dibrugarh on Monday.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
Flood-hit Assam has received no aid under NDRF: Congress

The Congress has accused the Centre of depriving Assam of assistance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) at a time when the state is reeling from the first wave of floods this season with large scale devastation of cropland and loss of lives.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
Tai Ahom students union stages protest over delay in ST status

Reiterating its demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Tai Ahom community of the state, the All Tai Ahom Students Union (ATASU) staged a two-hour sit-in at Rajgarh in Dibrugarh district on Monday.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
Relief for northeast region as rainfall intensity goes down

The intensity of rainfall and distribution have come down drastically in the northeast but Meghalaya and Tripura are still experiencing more than 100% rain, which is above the normal range.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
One-man commission begins probe into CCE anomalies

The one-man inquiry commission headed by retired Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma, which was recently constituted by the state government, has begun a probe into the allegations of anomalies and malpractices in conducting Civil Service Examination (CCE), 2014 by the Assam Public Service

24 May 2022 3:52 am
Aasu stir in Dibrugarh over slow progress of 4-lane highway project

The All Assam Students Union (Aasu) formed a human chain at Lepetkata in Dibrugarh on Monday to protest against the sluggish pace of construction of the four-lane project between Moran town to Bogibeel Junction on the National Highway-37.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
Trinamool team tours flood-ravaged Dima Hasao, inspects damage

A team of the Trinamool Congress, on Monday, visited various areas in the Dima Hasao district and took stock of the situation following a large-scale devastation in the hill district because of rainfall-triggered landslides and mudslides over the past week.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
Nagaon PS attack: 6 sent to 5-day police custody

A court on Monday remanded the six arrested accused of vandalising and setting a police station on fire in Assams Nagaon district to five-day police custody, police said.SP Leena Doley said, Six persons were arrested and 12 were detained in this connection.

24 May 2022 3:51 am