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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.
Sarma had recently said that his government was planning to introduce a population policy with a two-child norm.
Sarma had recently said that his government was planning to introduce a population policy with a two-child norm.

2-child policy only way to remove illiteracy, poverty in Muslims: Assam CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 07:51 AM IST
  • The Assam chief minister said that he is in constant touch with the leaders of the Muslim community and will hold consultations with several organisations next month
The updated NRC, which was made public in August 2019, had left out 1.9 million of the nearly 33 million applicants.(HT File Photo)
The updated NRC, which was made public in August 2019, had left out 1.9 million of the nearly 33 million applicants.(HT File Photo)

Assam NGO files FIR against former NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela

By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 02:15 AM IST
“We suspect there was manipulation in family tree verification during the process that led to inclusion of many illegal and doubtful persons in the updated NRC,” said Abhijeet Sharma of Assam Public Works (APW).
Assam directed all government employees who got both doses of the Covid vaccine to join office on June 14.(PTI)
Assam directed all government employees who got both doses of the Covid vaccine to join office on June 14.(PTI)

Check jab status of frontline workers before giving salaries: Assam govt

By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 01:45 AM IST
The order was issued by chief secretary Jishnu Barua, in his capacity as chairperson of State Disaster Management Authority, Assam (ASDMA) after it was observed that several frontline government employees in the state were yet to get their Covid vaccination doses.
Prateek Hajela who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi was removed from his duties by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister(AFP Photo)
Prateek Hajela who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi was removed from his duties by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister(AFP Photo)

NGO files complaint against Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 07:15 PM IST
  • Prateek Hajela, a 1995 batch IAS officer, was appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the process in 2013.
A BMC health worker is collect swab samples for Covid teat of the passengers at Dadar station in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A BMC health worker is collect swab samples for Covid teat of the passengers at Dadar station in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

News updates from HT: New Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra fall to 6,270

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:52 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Assam government in its latest Covid guidelines decided to ease the restrictions in districts that have been recording less than 400 daily coronavirus cases for the past 10 days.(AP)
Assam government in its latest Covid guidelines decided to ease the restrictions in districts that have been recording less than 400 daily coronavirus cases for the past 10 days.(AP)

Assam eases restrictions in fresh Covid guidelines

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Assam government Covid guidelines now make it mandatory for employees of government-run organisations who have taken both the doses vaccine to attend office.
A National Center for Seismology report said the latest quake was recorded at 1.07am, with its epicenter near Tezpur. (File Photo)
A National Center for Seismology report said the latest quake was recorded at 1.07am, with its epicenter near Tezpur. (File Photo)

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rocks Assam, fifth tremor in 24 hours

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:04 AM IST
A National Center for Seismology report said the latest quake was recorded at 1.07 am, with its epicenter near Tezpur, the headquarter of Sonitpur district, at a depth of 30 km.
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