Assam: Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival begins today

Assam: Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival begins today

The Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival (BVFF) dedicated to various aspects of film making, is being held from today at Pragjyoti ITA, Machkhowa in Guahati. The festival, in its fourth edition this year has a lot to offer to movie buffs like interactive sessions with renowned filmmakers, workshops, contests, film screenings and cultural performances. The festival, […]

Facts you need to know about Digboi, Oil city of Assam

Facts you need to know about Digboi, Oil city of Assam

Digboi is known as the ‘Oil City of Assam’ where the first oil well in Asia was drilled. The first refinery was started here as early as 1901. Digboi has the oldest oil well in operation and with a significant number of British professionals working for Assam Oil Company until the decade following independence of […]

Former Indian spinner to coach Assam

Former Indian spinner to coach Assam

GUWAHATI: Assam has brought in former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi as the chief coach for the Assam Ranji Trophy Team. He will be at the helm for the next two seasons. He will be replacing outgoing coach Sanath Kumar. The former Karnataka player has in the past coached Jammu and Kashmir and also Hyderabad. Assam has […]

Assam: Himanta Biswa warns provincialised schools to perform or to perish

Assam: Himanta Biswa warns provincialised schools to perform or to perish

GUWAHATI: According to sources, it is reported that Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Education Minister notified the State Assembly that in order to forestall the declination of educational standards in state run’s schools, the State government would soon make a provision of de-provincialisation, if quality of education dips in schools. According to a note mentioned in the file of school […]

Adil Hussain’s link to Assam

Adil Hussain’s link to Assam

Adil was born in Assam, a North-eastern state of India and is currently based in New Delhi. Since his childhood, he acted in many plays and later appeared in television, film, radio plays and stand up comedy performances. He was awarded a scholarship to study acting at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and […]

Assam: ULFA (I) militant nabbed in Dibrugarh

Assam: ULFA (I) militant nabbed in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH: A ULFA(I) rebel who was trained in Myanmar–Babul Dihingia also known as Engineer was nabbed by security forces from Chepatoli village under Duliajan police station in Dibrugarh district. Acting on intelligence inputs, Namrup DSP Partha Bijoy Dutta led a joint operation of the police and 19 JAT regiment, resulting in the arrest of the […]