DID YOU KNOW- Gunpowder was 1st used in this state of Northeast India?

DID YOU KNOW- Gunpowder was 1st used in this state of Northeast India?

Many historians believe that it was in Assam where gunpowder was invented. There has been trade between China and Assam in 1st Millennium AD and Assam had certain degree of civilization. British traveler and historian J.B. Traveneer states: “It is believed that it is the same people who in ancient times first discovered gun and […]

‘Extinct’ medicinal plant used for treating cancer & HIV re-discovered in Assam

‘Extinct’ medicinal plant used for treating cancer & HIV re-discovered in Assam

IANS | Guwahati, Feb 5, 2018: Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently […]

Assam: ‘Advantage Assam’ proves beneficial as Rs. 100,000 crore worth of MoUs signed over 2 days

Assam: ‘Advantage Assam’ proves beneficial as Rs. 100,000 crore worth of MoUs signed over 2 days

Guwahati, February 4, 2018 The first ever investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the Government of Assam, ‘Advantage Assam – Global Investors’ Summit, 2018’came to a successful closure today with a mammoth INR 100,000 crore worth of MoUs being signed over the two days of the summit.The event witnessed the luminaries of Indian business fraternity […]

Assam: SpiceJet may soon introduce seaplanes on Brahmaputra river

Assam: SpiceJet may soon introduce seaplanes on Brahmaputra river

February 4, 2018 Guwahati: Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it is exploring possibilities to introduce seaplanes on the Brahmaputra in Assam, making the river the largest waterways in the world. “We are exploring possibilities for introducing seaplanes in Assam. With the seaplanes, Brahmaputra can be the largest waterway in the world,” SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director […]

Assam: Dia Mirza rocks Mekhela Chador by Sanjukta Dutta at Lakme Fashion Week

Assam: Dia Mirza rocks Mekhela Chador by Sanjukta Dutta at Lakme Fashion Week

TNT | February 3, 2018 Renowned fashion designer from Assam Sanjukta Dutta has given the region yet another reason to be proud of as she has brought yet another Bollywood actress into the periphery of her unique Mekhela Chador designs- and this time, it is none other than the gorgeous Dia Mirza. The actress looked […]