Brand new District for Assam

Brand new District for Assam

Assam has now 34 districts! People in Bajali sub-division in Assam woke up this morning to find themselves in Assam’s newest district. Bajali has been carved out of Barpeta district. A notification was issued by the Govenor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday (12th January). With this Bajali has become the 34th full-fledged district of […]

‘Put NRC on hold’: Assam Public Works to Top Court

‘Put NRC on hold’: Assam Public Works to Top Court

The NRC headache just won’t go away! The Government of India keeps the citizens in doubt and confusion about the national register of Citizens exercise, while ASSAM, the ‘test case’ for NRC is in turmoil. The Assam Public Works (APW) has filed yet another petition in the Supreme Court pleading that the National Register of […]

Bodo accord will depend on Govt Sincerity

Bodo accord will depend on Govt Sincerity

GUWAHATI:  Success of the third Bodo Accord signed on January 27 will depend entirely on the sincerity of the Government and all the stakeholders. This was the observation of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which is also a signatory to the Accord. President of the ABSU, Promode Boro said that the students’ body is […]

‘Time not right for hosting Filmfare Awards in Assam’, say locals

‘Time not right for hosting Filmfare Awards in Assam’, say locals

GUWAHATI: – Registering a strong protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), a number of leading artistes and intellectuals of Assam have asserted that the time is not right to hold a mega event like Filmfare Awards function in the State, report local media. Political observers say that the proposed event, to be held for […]

Bodo Accord- a move towards peace and reconciliation in Assam

Bodo Accord- a move towards peace and reconciliation in Assam

GUWAHATI: – The accord signed by the Central and State governments with four factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) was designed to bring in improvement to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and efforts were made to ensure that the interests of the non-Bodos living in that […]

From Assam to NE ?No entry without NRC status!

From Assam to NE ?No entry without NRC status!

The question is, will you need to bring along a valid passport to cross over to another state some day soon? Right now, if you’re thinking of crossing the Assam border to a neighbouring state, you’re most likely to run into a roadblock or two. Just look at the aftermath of the NRC jhamela!  According […]

Riding a Hearse to Hospital?

Riding a Hearse to Hospital?

Guwahati, Assam: It’s unethical, unhealthy and bizzare. In Assam’s capital (and other places in Assam as well), private hearse (or dead body carrying vans), double up as ‘ambulances’. It’s illegal, but nobody’s bothered… There is a complete ambiguity as to which department is actually mandated to rein in such illegal activities. So one  government department […]

Veggies, fish prices skyrocket in food scarce Assam

Veggies, fish prices skyrocket in food scarce Assam

GUWAHATI: Floods have deeply impacted our dining tables. It’s almost a nightmare for middle class urban dwellers.  Prices of vegetables have doubled almost. Fish is also scarce.  Vegetable prices have skyrocketed in the retail markets of Assam over the past couple of weeks as floods continue to ravage several thousand acres of crop land across […]

187 animals drowned, more killed fleeing Kaziranga

187 animals drowned, more killed fleeing Kaziranga

The current wave of floods in Assam has claimed the lives of 187 animals in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) including 15 one horned rhinos, one elephants and over hundred hog deer, according to local news reports. Flood waters entered  the Kaziranga National Park on July 13 and submerged almost 90 per cent of the park, […]

Floods displace some 4 lakh in Assam

Floods displace some 4 lakh in Assam

GUWAHATI: Assam is drowning once again. Almost four and a half lakh people have been displaced as rising flood waters enter homes and hamlets, driving out people and livestock. Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Barpeta, Udalguri, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur and Jorhat districts. Massive erosions have been […]

Who is ‘Bodofa’?

Upendra Brahma was born in Boragari village of Dotma, a small township at Kokrajhar district of Assam, India. He was a son of Mr. Monglaram Brahma and Ms. Lefsri Brahma. He was the fifth, and youngest, child. He was called “Thopen” during his childhood. He grew up in poverty. From 1963, Brahma studied at various […]

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