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New Delhi: Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo outside the Home Ministry in New Delhi, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Ravi Choudhary / PTI)

Assam-Mizoram clash: Cong delegation stopped, Centre holds meetings

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Assam-Mizoram border situation: Cachar police said that the situation is tense and talks are being held at the senior level. Only residents of the area are being allowed to leave, he said.
Assam on Monday recorded 1,528 new Covid-19 cases and 26 more deaths(PTI File Photo)
Assam on Monday recorded 1,528 new Covid-19 cases and 26 more deaths(PTI File Photo)

Covid: Assam issues revised SOPs, 2 districts to observe round-the-clock curfew

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:25 PM IST
The order issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said two districts, including Golaghat and Lakhimpur, will remain under total containment zone owing to high Covid-19 positivity rate.
More than 50 people were injured in the border clashes which broke out over the encroachment issue in the border areas.(PTI Photo)
More than 50 people were injured in the border clashes which broke out over the encroachment issue in the border areas.(PTI Photo)

Assam-Mizoram clashes: Himanta Sarma govt declares 3-day state mourning

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 05:22 PM IST
“The state government of Assam expresses its profound sorrow at the sad demise of five Assam Police personnel and one civilian at Lailapur of Cachar district while defending the borders of Assam on July 26, 2021. As a mark of respect to the departed souls, the Government of Assam has declared state mourning for three days with effect from July 27,” an official order said.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswar Sarma on Tuesday visited Silchar Medical College and Hospital to meet the injured police personnel of the state. (PTI Photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswar Sarma on Tuesday visited Silchar Medical College and Hospital to meet the injured police personnel of the state. (PTI Photo)

Not a ‘political’ issue: Himanta Biswa Sarma on Assam-Mizoram border clashes

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also said that commando battalions would be deployed in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakand districts bordering Mizoram amid clashes that led to the deaths of six police personnel.
Policemen during a clash at Assam-Mizoram border at Lailapur in Cachar district on Monday.(PTI)
Policemen during a clash at Assam-Mizoram border at Lailapur in Cachar district on Monday.(PTI)

Assam, Mizo CMs face off over violence at their border; 6 cops killed in clashes

By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha and Utpal Parashar, Silchar/guwahati
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Violence broke out at the Assam-Mizoram border shared by Cachar district's Lailapur and Kolasib district’s Vairengte around 11.30am over allegations of encroachment.
Injured police personnel at Lailapur Hospital for treatment after violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border, on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Injured police personnel at Lailapur Hospital for treatment after violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border, on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Assam, Mizoram CMs spar on Twitter over border clashes; Amit Shah intervenes

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • Shah asked both chief ministers, Sarma and Zoramthanga to cordially sort out the issue. Police personnel have withdrawn from the disputed site.
Union home minister Amit Shah during the monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah during the monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Amit Shah on 2-day Meghalaya tour from today, to meet all northeast CMs

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 06:35 AM IST
The northeastern states include Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Among these states, Assam has reported boundary conflicts with Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram.
Three Mizoram’s districts- Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit share a 164.6 km long inter-state border with Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts. (HT photo)(HT_PRINT)
Three Mizoram’s districts- Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit share a 164.6 km long inter-state border with Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts. (HT photo)(HT_PRINT)

Mizoram forms boundary commission to handle border disputes with Assam

PTI | | Posted by Shanza Khan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 07:17 PM IST
The boundary commission’s formation came at a time when Mizoram and Assam ahead of a visit by Home Minister Amit Shah to the northeast to try and sort out the various border disputes.
The tension between both states along the interstate border with Mizoram and Hailakandi escalated after Assam Police conducted a drive to clear land allegedly encroached by some persons across the border.(Google Maps)
The tension between both states along the interstate border with Mizoram and Hailakandi escalated after Assam Police conducted a drive to clear land allegedly encroached by some persons across the border.(Google Maps)

Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Assam Police camping at two locations along border

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier this week said that the situation along the interstate border with Mizoram is ‘fragile’.
Assam government on Monday made the COVID-19 test mandatory for all passengers from the North-Eastern region entering the state through airports and railway stations, an official order said.(Unsplash)
Assam government on Monday made the COVID-19 test mandatory for all passengers from the North-Eastern region entering the state through airports and railway stations, an official order said.(Unsplash)

Assam govt makes Covid-19 test mandatory for travellers from NE states

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:28 AM IST
The Assam government on Monday made the Covid-19 test mandatory for all passengers entering the state from other North-Eastern region due to the rising number of cases in the neighbouring states, a notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare department said.
After Sara Ali Khan, Mira Rajput slays same white kurta-palazzo with Nirma twist(Instagram/saraalikhan95/mira.kapoor)
After Sara Ali Khan, Mira Rajput slays same white kurta-palazzo with Nirma twist(Instagram/saraalikhan95/mira.kapoor)

After Sara Ali Khan, Mira Rajput slays same white kurta-palazzo with Nirma twist

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 06:59 PM IST
  • Remember Sara Ali Khan’s visit to Assam’s Kamakhya Temple last week in a white cotton kurta and palazzo set? Mira Rajput recreates the same ethnic style with an embroidered dupatta to nail the Nirma ad look in a fun way and we are absolutely loving the desi vibes
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called population explosion as the “root cause of economic disparities and poverty among minority Muslims” in the state. (Representational photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called population explosion as the “root cause of economic disparities and poverty among minority Muslims” in the state. (Representational photo)

Assam builds youth team to help 'control' population in Muslim-dominated areas

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said 1,000-odd youths would visit the lower parts of the state and supply contraceptives among the Muslims to check population explosion.
A total of 27 districts have been marked as showing improvement in declining Covid-19 positivity rate.
A total of 27 districts have been marked as showing improvement in declining Covid-19 positivity rate.

Assam declares total curfew in 5 districts with high Covid positivity rate

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • The five districts will witness a curfew round the clock, and there will be a complete ban on movement of public and private transport as well.
326 sedition cases filed in India from 2014 to 2019; only 6 convicted: Govt data (HT Photo)
326 sedition cases filed in India from 2014 to 2019; only 6 convicted: Govt data (HT Photo)

326 sedition cases filed in India from 2014 to 2019; only 6 convicted: Govt data

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Assam topped the list with 54 cases, while Jharkhand and Haryana reported 40 and 31 cases respectively, according to data shared by the Union home ministry.
Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced plans to construct cow shelters in tea garden areas to house seized cattle safely (ANI Photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced plans to construct cow shelters in tea garden areas to house seized cattle safely (ANI Photo)

Like Kamdhenu: Assam to use sex-sorted semen to breed only cows, no bulls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 12:58 PM IST
  • The use of sex-sorted semen allows the sex of the offspring to be pre-determined.
Delhi government also last month permitted home delivery of liquor via mobile apps and websites under the amended excise rules.
Delhi government also last month permitted home delivery of liquor via mobile apps and websites under the amended excise rules.

Assam cabinet allows online sale of liquor in Guwahati on trial basis

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 09:13 AM IST
  • Assam cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika said that if the move becomes successful, it will be expanded to the entire state.
In Jorhat too, only establishments providing essential services like pharmacies, veterinary clinics, milk vending and paper delivery services are allowed to remain open. All other services have been closed.(PTI File Photo)
In Jorhat too, only establishments providing essential services like pharmacies, veterinary clinics, milk vending and paper delivery services are allowed to remain open. All other services have been closed.(PTI File Photo)

Stringent curbs in Assam's Golaghat from today to check Covid-19 spread

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 06:51 AM IST
  • The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) chairman issued an order on Monday, which said that all grocery shops, retail shops, vegetable and fruit vendors, except pharmacy and milk vending points, will remain closed on July 13 and 14 in Golaghat.
On Sunday, UP, the most populous state in the country with an estimated 220 million population, announced a new policy that will incentivise population control.(Representational Image)
On Sunday, UP, the most populous state in the country with an estimated 220 million population, announced a new policy that will incentivise population control.(Representational Image)

UP, Assam’s population control policies in line with RSS demand

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 03:38 AM IST
In 2018, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for a common law to ensure “demographic balance”.
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Assam marriage bill will check 'Love Jihad’ of all kinds: CM Sarma

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 01:00 AM IST
“Love jihad doesn’t only mean a Muslim cheating a Hindu. It could happen among Hindus as well. If a Hindu boy uses dubious means to entrap and marry a Hindu girl that is also a form of ‘love jihad’,” Sarma told reporters on the sidelines of an event to mark completion of two months of his government.
Assam has eight major scheduled tribes (ST) besides many other smaller groups and sub-groups. (File photo)
Assam has eight major scheduled tribes (ST) besides many other smaller groups and sub-groups. (File photo)

Assam to create separate department for indigenous groups

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 12:04 AM IST
The decision to form the ‘indigenous faiths and culture’ department was taken at a special cabinet meeting held to mark completion of two months of the new government and ahead of next week’s budget session of the assembly.
Assam and Uttar Pradesh are bringing in measures in the direction of two-child policy.
Assam and Uttar Pradesh are bringing in measures in the direction of two-child policy.

What is two-child policy? What Assam and Uttar Pradesh have proposed

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Assam and Uttar Pradesh are taking steps to bring in two-child policies in the states, which will limit government benefits to people with only two children.
Public Health Engineering Department ( PHED ) Assam has invited applications for the various posts of Junior Engineer Civil.(File photo for representation)
Public Health Engineering Department ( PHED ) Assam has invited applications for the various posts of Junior Engineer Civil.(File photo for representation)

PHED Assam JE Recruitment 2021: Applications invited for 111 posts

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 03:47 PM IST
  • PHED Assam JE Recruitment 2021:Public Health Engineering Department ( PHED ) Assam has invited applications for the various posts of Junior Engineer (JE) civil posts.
There will be a total ban on the movement of all public and private transport in the seven districts, though goods vehicles will be allowed to operate.
There will be a total ban on the movement of all public and private transport in the seven districts, though goods vehicles will be allowed to operate.

Total Covid lockdown in 7 districts of Assam from today: Check guidelines here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts will be kept under a strict vigil for the next one week by the authorities, Mahanta said.
Public and private transport will not be allowed to ply and inter-state movement has also been suspended by the Assam government.(PTI File Photo)
Public and private transport will not be allowed to ply and inter-state movement has also been suspended by the Assam government.(PTI File Photo)

Assam declares lockdown, round the clock curfew in 7 districts

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Other restrictions, including the odd-even formula for plying of vehicles, declaration of containment zones etc, and exemptions as notified in the order of June 26 will continue to remain in force.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI)

Assam CM meets Muslim team on population control

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 01:45 AM IST
On June 18, Sarma proposed formulation of a stringent population policy and gradual implementation of the two-child norm for availing government benefits in Assam. The chief minister on Tuesday said that the policy was the only way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in the Muslim community in the state.
The image shows the trapped leopard.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows the trapped leopard.(Twitter/@ANI)

Intense picture of trapped leopard being rescued in Assam goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 05:51 PM IST
After being rescued, the leopard was released back into the wild.
Assam PAT 2021 registration deadline extended(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Assam PAT 2021 registration deadline extended(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Assam PAT 2021 registration deadline extended, exam rescheduled

UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 10:13 AM IST
  • The registration for Assam polytechnic admission test (PAT) 2021 has been extended till July 20.
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