Massive protests against Army raping pregnant woman

Massive protests against Army raping pregnant woman

A large number of activists, students and north-east people protested in front of Assam Bhawan under the banner of North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) condemning the brutal gang rape of a pregnant woman by the army personnel in Assam’s Kokrajhar district. NEFIS demanded the immediate arrest of army personnel who raped the woman in […]

Independence Day preparations in full swing

Independence Day preparations in full swing

With Independence Day celebrations round the corner, practice and preparations are on in full swing in almost every school and college in Northeast. Here we see students participating at a parade rehearsal to be performed on the occasion of Independence Day in Mushalpur. (UB)

Special category status: Will it remain?

Special category status: Will it remain?

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has claimed that there has been no communication from the Centre regarding scrapping of ‘Special Category Status’ of the state but the funding pattern was changed for many schemes. In a written reply to a query from Asom Gana Parishad MLA Phani Bhusan Choudhury, Planning and Development Minister Ajanta Neog said […]

Majuli should be a ‘world heritage site’: Sonowal

Majuli should be a ‘world heritage site’: Sonowal

NEW DELHI: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, and MP from Assam Sarbananda Sonowal has requested the Government of Assam and Director General, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to work in tandem in order to facilitate a speedy submission of the Nomination Dossier for inscription of ‘Majuli’ as World Heritage […]

This is how Assam might be another LeT target

This is how Assam might be another LeT target

The recent attacks on Gurdaspur, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir has marked prominence of one of the most talked about Pakistani based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba’s operating in Indian mainland. Once when they were seen to be found of targeting Kashmir, has now changed their strategy towards forming a new dimension of spreading terror in South […]

Bicycle bomb alert in Assam: Intel

Bicycle bomb alert in Assam: Intel

GUWAHATI: A fresh security alert of Ulfa (I) planning to put bicycle bombs in busy public places in Guwahati has left the city police commissionerate in a tizzy. The alert said that the militant outfit, believed to be desperate to strike to prove its might, has outsourced petty criminals and linkmen for the purpose. Immediately after […]

Gogoi urges Modi to take up issue of big dams with China

Gogoi urges Modi to take up issue of big dams with China

GUWAHATI: Expressing serious concern over stoic silence maintained by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of construction of big dams on the Brahmaputra by China which will adversely affect downstream areas of Assam and the North East Region, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the matter with […]

Alleged assault on Gaurav Gogoi by BJP workers

Alleged assault on Gaurav Gogoi by BJP workers

GUWAHATI: Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha alleged that BJP members “had tried to attack two Congress MPs, Ravneet Singh and Gaurav Gogoi” while they were protesting on the Lalit Modi issue in the house, following which they lodged a complaint with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Talking to newspersons here, Kharge said it was […]

Gogoi urges GoI for continued assistance for e-governance projects

Gogoi urges GoI for continued assistance for e-governance projects

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad to continue financial assistance from the Government of India for e-Governance projects in order to realize the declared goal of a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The IT projects like e-District, State Data Centre (SDC), State Portal along […]