CM lays floral wreath; deeply mourns passing away of former President, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

CM lays floral wreath; deeply mourns passing away of former President, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

GUWAHATI: Paying the last salute to the country’s most popular president APJ Abdul Kalam’s mortal remains, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi remembered the departing icon as one of his biggest inspiration. Gogoi laid a wreath on the wooden box draped in the Indian tricolour containing the body of the former President who died in Shillong yesterday […]

Gogoi reviews progress of work of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra

Gogoi reviews progress of work of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi directed the PWD and Cultural Affairs Departments to execute the construction of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra on a war footing and complete the Memorial of the State’s cultural icon before November 5, 2015. The Chief Minister’s directive came at a meeting when he was reviewing the progress of the construction […]

AGP launched campaign to reach roots

AGP launched campaign to reach roots

GUWAHATI: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Assam’s prime regional party has decided to reach out to people in person across the state to redeem their grip in the grass root ahead of 2016 assembly election. Launching the mission, AGP president Atul Bora announced that the party leadership and the workers have targeted to visit at least […]

New inter-city express train from Guwahati soon

New inter-city express train from Guwahati soon

NEW DELHI: A new daily inter-city express between Guwahati and Murkongselek in Assam’s Dhemaji district will be launched soon, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Monday. Stating that though the 15613/15614 Guwahati-Murkongselek Intercity Express was announced in the railway budget of 2014-15, Sinha said: “The introduction of the train got delayed due […]

Triple murder accused claims his innocence

Triple murder accused claims his innocence

GUWAHATI: The gruesome triple murder case suspect Nayanjyoti Bhattacharya claimed his innocence and denied his involvement with the killing in June last. Avoiding arrest for over a month, city based businessman Bhattacharya showed up before city police on Saturday late night following the Gauhati granted anticipatory bail to him last week. After police recovered a […]

Former union minister BK Handique passes away

Former union minister BK Handique passes away

GUWAHATI: Bijoy Krishna Handique, a former union minister and a Congress leader from Assam, died at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. He was 80. Doctors said Handique was admitted on Saturday evening due to heart related ailments. A contemporary of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, B K Handique was a senior Member […]

10 reasons why Assam records WOMEN HARASSMENT at 3 per hour!!

10 reasons why Assam records WOMEN HARASSMENT at 3 per hour!!

Crime against women has topped the list of the number of different types of crimes committed in Assam since 2011.Assam Police reports revealed, that on an average, three women in the state face some form of harassment or atrocity every hour. In the first four months of the year, the state recorded at least 52 […]

Community-based flood alarms saving Assam lives

Community-based flood alarms saving Assam lives

GUWAHATI: Community-based early warning systems installed on a pilot basis two years ago along two flood-prone tributaries of the turbulent Brahmaputra river in Assam have helped saving livestock and property of villagers, scientists say. Each solar-enabled alarm system – comprising a transmitter and a receiver – costs around Rs. 60,000 ($1,000). It covers at least […]