SIVASAGAR, Oct 15 - The Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar, Dr MS Laksmipriya today convened a meeting of the leading citizens and media personnel to thrash out an inclusive and viable plan to make the district a major tourist destination in the tourism map of India involving all.
BONGAIGAON, Oct 15 - Internal bickering among our leadership had distanced us from the people of the state in the past many years and it is the time for all small and regional parties to remain united for the regional development and for the national interest, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) working president Keshab Mahanta said while addressing a gathering during the celebration of the 35th foundation day of the party at Gandhi Maidan at Abhayapuri town on Monday.
NILAMBAZAR, Oct 15 - The byelection in Ratabari LAC is likely to witness a straight fight between the Congress and the BJP. Bijoy Malakar of the BJP and the Congress candidate Keshab Prashad Rajok have been organising a series of road shows in various parts of the constituency with their supporters to woo the voters.
SILCHAR, Oct 15 - Slamming the Congress party for it's anti-people approach, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday reiterated that the Government is committed to secure and protect the rights of the people of the State and assured that the development spree will remain unabated.
JORHAT, Oct 15 - Kalinath Bora, who is the secretary of No. 15 Madhya Nakachari Gaon Panchayat under Deberapar police outpost of Mariani Police Station was arrested on Friday on charges of misappropriation of Government funds.
DOOMDOOMA, Oct 15 - Dipen Chutia, a constable of Assam Police posted at Barekuri PS in Tinsukia district was arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl child of Class VII on Monday. According to reports, the girl's father has a shop attached to their residence which is situated in the vicinity of the Barekuri PS.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Central government in a function held recently at New Delhi, conferred the National Kayakalp Award and certificates on three Health Facilities of Assam for 'cleanliness' and 'hygiene promotion' under Quality Care.
JORHAT, Oct 15 - AASU and Oikya Sena Asom (OSA) activists on Monday staged a protest in Golaghat district against the proposed disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), a subsidiary that holds 61.65 per cent of share of BPCL.
NAGAON, Oct 15 - In a day-night match of the ongoing Independence Day Cup Football Tournament at the Nurul Amin Stadium here today, Oil India FC, Duliajan got the better of Comptroller and Auditor General (KAG), Delhi in sudden death.
ODENSE (DENMARK), Oct 15: World champion PV Sindhu made an impressive start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, claiming a straight-game win over Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women's singles competition here on Tuesday.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Ismamul Howk of Assam won the crown in the Full Suspension category of the Assam Downhill Championship while in the Hard Tail category Niraj Bora of Assam became champion which was held here on October 13.
AGARTALA/AIZAWL, Oct 15 - A total of 408 people belonging to 88 displaced Bru families staying in six relief camps of Tripura have left for their homeland, Mizoram, since the repatriation exercise began on October 3, officials said today.
ITANAGAR, Oct 15 - The Pema Khandu Government today constituted a consultative committee to safeguard the rights of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh following the Central Government's proposal to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
GANGTOK, Oct 15 - SDF supremo and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling hit the campaign trail with a visit to the Martam Rumtek constituency today. Campaigning for SDF candidate Nuk Tshering Bhutia, he lashed out at the SKM Government, alleging that the people are witnessing undesirable changes after the formation under the new regime. He said that the expectations of the people from the SKM Government had not been met. Instead there is an atmosphere of fear, he alleged.
IMPHAL, Oct 15 - Scottish hard rock veterans Nazareth arrived here this afternoon to perform in the ensuing four-day ShiRock 2019, an annual rock music competition- cum-festival held as part of the Shirui Lily Festival. The Shirui Lily Festival will be held at multiple venues in the picturesque Ukhrul district beginning from tomorrow onwards.
SHILLONG, Oct 15 - Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today flagged off a cross-country motorcycle ride that aims to promote the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the North East.
AIZAWL, Oct 15 - The first Airbus 320 of low-cost airline GoAir took off from the Lengpui Airport here to Guwahati today. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga flagged off the daily air service between Aizawl and Guwahati, the first flight between the two North East State capitals since Jet Airways grounded its flights on February 10 this year.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Assam Tribune Sports Club will organise the State-level Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Memorial Drawing Competition on November 10 from 11 am onwards simultaneously in 30 locations of the State.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Although the State government had earlier announced that the main organiser of the Brahmaputra Pushkaram Festival would be Balaji Temple, Guwahati and Mahalakshmi Trust and they would be assisted by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), it has now been learnt that during the days of the festival, the whole machinery of the administration will be engaged in different responsibilities.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - As part of its effort to eradicate the city's waterlogging problem, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is going to commission the Noonmati pump house and basin drain from tomorrow.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Demanding a judicial probe into the Kopili hydroelectric power project disaster, the Forum Against Citizenship Act Amendment Bill on Tuesday rapped the Union government for not dealing with the issue with required urgency.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Veteran Leftist leader and central committee member of the Revolutionary Communist Party of India (RCPI) Ambu Bora passed away at his residence located near Ganesh Mandir at Ganeshguri here today.
TEA BOARD OF INDIA, the regulatory body of the country's tea industry, has warned that failure to abide by the guidelines of the Food and Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for not using any colour in tea may attract legal actions. For, there is no provision for using colours in tea and using colours in tea creates problems related to food safety, human health, tea trade and quality, it said.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Decks have been cleared for hosting the prestigious and the most glamorous cine award function, the Filmfare Awards in Assam in February 2020. For the first time ever, the gala event will be held out of Mumbai.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has reduced its land acquisition requirement for expansion of the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here by more than half to 35 acres, a survey for which will soon be undertaken.
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 - The illegal rat hole mining of coal in Meghalaya and Assam has emerged as the main culprit of the October 7 disaster at the Kopili Hydro Electric Plant at Umrangso since the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) authorities had detected high percentage of acid in the water of the project's reservoir long time back in 2006.
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is of the view that proper implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is the key for protection of the rights of the indigenous people of Assam. The party also asserted that though it had to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it would not give up its regional character.
KOKRAJHAR, Oct 14 - The 12-hour BTAD bandh call given by the All Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation (ABYSF) in protest against non recovery of a kidnapped person, namely Pradip Shil, who was kidnapped from Serfanguri Bazar in Kokrajhar on September 27 last by unknown miscreants, hits normal life in Kokrajhar today.
DOOMDOOMA, Oct 14 - No trace of Gauranga Chandra Deb (55), the abducted head fitter of Shankar Tea Estate situated under Talap outpost of Doomdooma PS has been found on the fourth day today. The security forces have intensified the search operation to rescue the abducted tea employee who was abducted by four unidentified gunmen in black commando attire from the factory of the garden on Friday evening.
HAILAKANDI, Oct 14 - With the arrest of two more persons today, the number of arrests in connection with the violence of Friday's mob violence at Nitainagar village of Hailakandi district has gone up to 18. Hailakandi's SP, Pabindra Kumar Nath said that the two persons arrested today were directly involved in the burning of the Ertiga vehicle, which was brought by the team of nine members.
NAGAON, Oct 14 - In connection with the recent firing as well as snatching incident at a Kathiatoli Fuel Pump, Nagaon Police arrested almost all the miscreants involved directly as well as indirectly in the sensational case. The special operations team of Nagaon Police on Sunday night arrested six accused from various areas of the district. They were absconding. The police also recovered two motorcycles, one 7.65 mm pistol, magazine, and two rounds of live ammunition from their possession which
DHUBRI, Oct 14 - Residents of Dhubri, particularly people living in ward no. 7, 8, 9 and 10 are not only suffering due to the deplorable condition of the Station Road, but they are also accusing the Public Works Department (PWD) of negligence of duty and failure to improve the condition of the road since many years.
KOLKATA, Oct 14: Buoyed by their gallant goalless draw against Asian champions Qatar, India would be looking to register their first win in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers when they take on Bangladesh in a Group E second round match at the Saltlake Stadium, here on Tuesday.
ITANAGAR, Oct 14 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday inaugurated a key bridge in Itanagar, which would help ease traffic congestion on NH-415 that passes through the heart of the state capital.