Femina Miss India East 2016 winner launches initiative to fight cybercrime

Femina Miss India East 2016 winner launches initiative to fight cybercrime

GUWAHATI: For Rajkanya Baruah, Femina Miss India East 2016 winner, having her Facebook account hacked by some miscreants and one of her friends a victim of cybercrime was a wake up call to the threat of hacking and other such crimes. The personal experiences also motivated her to initiate #Clicksafe, an online campaign to generate awareness […]

Assam: Bodo declared associate official language

Assam: Bodo declared associate official language

GUWAHATI: In a major development, the Assam Government has formally declared Bodo as associate official language in the districts having substantial Bodo population. The Cultural Affairs Department of the State Government has also decided to set up a Bodo Cultural Research and Development Centre in the name of ‘Bodofa’ Upendra Nath Brahma, a former president of […]

Finally, Southern Assam gets direct train to New Delhi

Finally, Southern Assam gets direct train to New Delhi

People of southern Assam’s multi-ethnic Barak valley bordering Bangladesh had a key role in the Independence movement of India. But it took 69 years since Independence to link the land-locked region that not only has three districts of Assam but is also the gateway by road to Tripura, Mizoram and parts of Manipur, to get […]

Assam elections: Tea garden workers, Muslims hold key

Assam elections: Tea garden workers, Muslims hold key

During his recent visit to Assam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made it a point to meet tea garden community leaders at Sivasagar in February. He also held a rally there, which, locals say, was well attended. Propelled by good showing in areas dominated by the tea garden community, the Congress party scored a record third […]

VLCC to set up manufacturing facility in Assam

VLCC to set up manufacturing facility in Assam

GUWAHATI: Beauty and wellness firm VLCC Health Care has announced that it will set up a manufacturing facility in Assam. The company will invest Rs 28.13 crores in the facility which will produce skin care, hair care, and body care products. VLCC has one manufacturing facility in Uttarakhand. ALSO READ: FREEDOM 251 SMARTPHONE STARTS OFF […]

Assam: APCC chief compares Modi to Aurangzeb

Assam: APCC chief compares Modi to Aurangzeb

GUWAHATI: The war of words between Congress and BJP continued with senior Congress legislator and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APPC) president Anjan Dutta comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 17th-century Mughal tyrant Aurangzeb. The emperor, according to historians, destroyed hundreds of Hindu temples and forcibly converted Hindus to Islam during his 49-year reign from 1658-1707. […]