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 […]

Assam’s Flood-trapped Animals

Assam’s Flood-trapped Animals

The overall flood situation in Assam has turned from bad to the worse. The water level of Brahmaputra and its tributaries continue to rise, submerging houses, farmlands and wildlife sanctuaries. It has not only affected human beings but also  the wildlife as well. Over 80% of the rhino habitat of Kaziranga National Park is flooded […]

Assam’s ‘horny committee’ gets it on!

Assam’s ‘horny committee’ gets it on!

Assam has a ‘treasure trove’ of rhino horns. But there were rumours that the ‘genuine’ rhino horns were being sneaked out and sold in the black market. Now Assam has a ‘Committee for the examination of Rhino horn’. The rhino horn verification process initiated by the State government got under way on Saturday with the […]

Rise of NEDA as Congress falls in North East?

Rise of NEDA as Congress falls in North East?

Behold! In an attempt to ‘cleanse’ the Northeast of the Indian National Congress, the ruling BJP has aligned with eleven non-Congress political parties to form ‘NEDA”: North East Democratic Alliance. BJP and other leaders are in a huddle in Guwahati, Assam. NEDA would take another couple of days to announce its Guwahati Declaration. The decision […]

BJP displaces Congress in Assam’s tribal belt

BJP displaces Congress in Assam’s tribal belt

BJP is consolidating its base in Assam, at the cost of the Congress.  Assam’s top Congress leader from the Karbi tribal community and chief executive member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghang along with his 18 executive members (EMs) Thursday came to the BJP’s fold at a solemn function on the raising […]

Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

Will Assam’s new BJP govt. protect Assam tribes?

A day after the  promise to seal the Indo-Bangladesh border in two years and complete the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a prominent organization fighting against infiltration demanded special measures to prevent indigenous people from becoming a minority in their own homeland. The Prabajan Virodhi Manch (PVM), which carried out a mass signature campaign in assembly […]

Heavy rainfall and landslides in Assam

Heavy rainfall and landslides in Assam

Landslides claimed 10 lives in three separate incidents in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts of Barak Valley on Thursday, following heavy rain. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall in Assam over the next two days. Incessant rainfall throughout Barak Valley wreaked havoc during the last 24 hours, leaving most of the roads in […]

Cannes show for Assam film on Indo-China war

Cannes show for Assam film on Indo-China war

A young Assamese filmmaker has made a short film based on the 1962 Sino-Indian war  screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. The name of the English film is “1962: My Country Land”. It is 108 minutes long. This movie is (28-year-old) Chow Partha Borgohain’s debut work. The film was produced by Marbom Mai under […]