Adivasis to stir for Identity in Assam

Adivasis to stir for Identity in Assam

At least 17 Adivasi organisations in Assam will block national highways at several places on Wednesday in support of their demand for ST status and dialogue with five militant groups that are in ceasefire since 2012. Members of the organisations, under the banner of the Adivasi National Convention, will block the highways for five hours […]

Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

Guwahati (Assam): Officials from Lakhimpur forest division, along with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, have seized 42 bear gall bladders as well as leopard nails and suspected ‘tiger bones’ from Harmutty in Lakhimpur district. Sarbat Pradhan and Ajit Saha of Harmutty were arrested from their homes, and will be produced in court. Lakhimpur divisional forest […]

Assam to woo film makers from January

Assam to woo film makers from January

Guwahati: Film makers are being encouraged to make films in Assam, according to a new policy that will take effect next year.The  Assam government has rolled out an ambitious Tourism policy, declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow. The ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017′, effective from January next year till […]

Assam wary of ISIS recruitment of Youth

Assam wary of ISIS recruitment of Youth

Guwahati: The Northeastern border state of Assam is jittery about ISIS (so-called Islamic State or Daesh) related recruitment.  Assam government  said it has instructed all superintendents of police to remain alert and tighten security at all sensitive places in view of the possibility of ISIS recruiting youths from the state (March 6). Replying to a […]

Nitish Govt ignores status of 47,000 Biharis in Assam

Nitish Govt ignores status of 47,000 Biharis in Assam

Guwahati: The Government of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar  is sitting upon some 47,000 documents that will help ascertain whether the ‘Biharis’ residing in Assam are really from Bihar or actually fake illegal immigrants. Even ‘slow states’ like UP and Bengal have verified over a thousand documents, while Tripura has verified 39,249. Bihar hasn’t verified a single […]

Bhutan Consulate to open in Assam

Bhutan Consulate to open in Assam

Guwahati:  The Assam and Bhutan governments have decided to share intelligence inputs betweeen them at a meeting (Jan 27) as they discussed mechanism for vibrant entry-exit mechanism to give an impetus to industry and commerce. The state further agreed to a proposal for setting up of a Consulate General Office of Royal Government of Bhutan […]

Local Cab drivers strike to Oust Ola

Local Cab drivers strike to Oust Ola

GUWAHATI: Local cab drivers are up in arms against corporate cab companies such as Ola and Uber. They called a 36 hour strike that will end at midnight (24 November). The Sadou Guwahati Cab Malik/Chalak Santha has raised several demands including an immediate stop to induction of new cabs by Ola and Uber as well […]

Assam origin Burmese long for ‘return’

Assam origin Burmese long for ‘return’

GUWAHATI:  – A 75 year old Burmese woman and her family, of Assam origin, has made a ‘historical’ trip back to the land of her ancestors. The descendants of the historically dispersed people of Assam origin living in Burma regard Assam as their motherland. They are eager to come back to Assam and stay here […]

Assam Swimming Teen Makes India, NE proud

Jorhat boy Bastab Bordoloi shows us how  through sheer hard work and strong determination that success can be achieved. Fifteen year old  Bastab Tapan Bordoloi from Assam’s Jorhat district made the North -east  proud by bagging five gold medals and a silver at the recently concluded South Asian Aquatic Championship (SAAC) in Sri-Lanka. As a […]

NE states at the bottom of Biz ranking

NE states at the bottom of Biz ranking

NEW DELHI: – Despite the stated promise of promoting India’s North Eastern states, the region continues to rank at the bottom of the pyramid as per the latest ease of doing business ranking released on Monday (October 31). Assam is ranked 24, Sikkim is at 30, and Meghalaya and Arunachal at 31. The Assessment of […]

Assam mourns Oct 30 blast victims

Assam mourns Oct 30 blast victims

GUWAHATI – On Sunday, Assam  remembered the victims of the October 30, 2008 serial blasts with memorial events across the State. Hundreds of people joined the memorial services as they paid homage to those whose lives were cut short by what has been the worst terrorist attack in the State till date. Around hundred people […]

Assam impatient to deport illegals

Assam impatient to deport illegals

GUWAHATI: The new government in Assam wants 250 ‘illegal’ Bangladeshi nationals deported immediately. Miffed at the slow deportation process, the State Government has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asking the latter to streamline and fast-forward the deportation process on a priority basis. The MHA, as part of the process, is expected to […]