updated 12:02 PM UTC, May 24, 2017

Bodoland campaigners block highways in Assam

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:29
Guwahati: Several organisations led by the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) on Tuesday blocked national highways at several points in Assam to restart the movement for creation of a separate Bodo state.Hundreds of members of ABSU and other groups gathered…

Assam cabinet accords priority to Majuli, stopping rhino poaching

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:59
Guwahati: The first cabinet meeting of the BJP-led government in Assam on Monday decided to fulfill poll promises, including a special task force to stop poaching of one-horned rhinos and upgrade the state's river Island Majuli to a district.State Excise…

LFW to host first model audition for northeast

Friday, 24 June 2016 13:52
Guwahati: Hosting its first ever model hunt in the northeast, the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is coming to Guwahati for the upcoming season.LFW is jointly organised by Lakmé, an Indian cosmetics and beauty services brand, and IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd.,…

RPF rescues 44 trafficked children from trains in Assam

Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:09
Agartala: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has rescued 44 children from trains in Assam while being trafficked and arrested 485 persons for various crimes last month, a release said here on Thursday.The RPF personnel…

Assam panel to study Yellow River management to stop floods: CM

Saturday, 18 June 2016 10:23
Guwahati: Assam has decided to set up an expert committee to visit China to study the management of the Yellow River to replicate it for taming the Brahmaputra river in the state and help control floods and soil erosion."If the…

A witch-hunting survivor takes up crusade to save Assamese women

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:01
Guwahati: In her mid-60s, Birubala Rabha looks like any tribal Rabha woman next door. What distinguishes her from the others is her commitment to fight the evil practice of witch-hunting -- after being at the receiving end three decades ago.A…

Assam forest officer arrested for graft, animal skins seized

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:58
Guwahati: In a major operation, the anti-corruption sleuths have recovered about Rs 2 crore in cash and parts of wild animals, including tiger and deer skins, from two residences of a divisional forest officer (DFO) of Assam.The government suspended the…

NIA court convicts UNLF chief, 17 others

Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:56
Guwahati: The NIA Special Court at Guwahati on Wednesday convicted chief of Manipur-based outlawed organisation UNLF Raj Kumar Meghan and 17 others under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code and sentenced them for…

Sonowal announces slew of measures for Assam forest department

Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:09
Guwahati: Newly elected Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed the Environment and Forest Department to set up a permanent office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest at Kaziranga.The chief minister gave go ahead in course of a…

Himanta tables White Paper on Assam's fiscal health

Saturday, 04 June 2016 11:50
Guwahati: A day after Assam Governor P.B. Acharya presented a dismal picture of the state's finances, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday tabled a White Paper on Assam State Finances in the assembly and said the new government…