Controversies seem to make people age but a goof-up could have made Prime Minister Manmohan Singh older than he actually is. His affidavit signed May 10, 2013 mentions his age as 82 years. HT
An alert has been sounded across Assam as cyclone Mahasen is likely to hit the north-eastern states tonight, officials said today.
In his affidavit submitted to assembly secretary Gouranga Das today, the Prime Minister said his total annual income was Rs. 4,051,964. But he has no cash in hand unlike his wife Gursharan Kaur who possesses Rs. 20,000. Rahul Karmakar reports.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh filed his nomination papers in the Assam assembly today afternoon for a fifth straight Rajya Sabha term from the state. His fourth term ends on June 14.
A faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has slammed the Tarun Gogoi government for conferring on film personality Sharmila Tagore the Srimanta Sankardev Award.
Often in Assam, someone goes missing only to be found later in a ditch or behind a bush in some secluded place — dead and mutilated. The sequence refuses to end, Rahul Karmakar reports.
China watchers find a connection between the Red army’s border incursions and India’s push for stronger ties with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). HT reports.
China watchers feel Beijing - keen on not allowing India to come up as a regional superpower and the US piggybacking on Delhi - is keeping the 3,488-km-long border with India busy with incursions and territorial claims. Rahul Karmakar
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The Bengal Ponzi scheme fire has singed Assam with a minister accused of ‘legalising the illegal business’ of arrested Saradha Group head Sudipta Sen from Kashmir.
A letter purportedly written by the arrested Saradha Group head Sudipto Sen has turned the heat on Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. HT reports.
An earthquake of mild intensity measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale shook Assam on Sunday, the third within a week to rock the state.
A seven-member CBI team has arrived in Assam to probe the poaching of rhinos, an official said today.
Two moderate-intensity earthquakes, one of which took the life of a child, jolted Assam today.
A child was killed in a mudslide during a mild earthquake in Assam on Tuesday which was also felt in other northeastern states and Odisha.
The Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA has warned Assam singers from singing Hindi songs in the upcoming Rongali Bihu functions and the organisers to desist from holding dances set to Bollywood songs.