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Assam Police busts online scam racket, detains 191 youths

The Guwahati police commissioner said the 191 arrested persons are aged between 21 and 25 years and include 47 girls

Police teams conducted raids in eight different locations in Guwahati and surrounding areas from Thursday night till Friday afternoon. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 01:52 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Assam drug bust: 6 arrested in Guwahati with narcotic substances worth 18 crore

Police said the consignment came from Manipur through Mizoram, the Barak Valley region of Assam, and was headed for West Bengal

Assam Police personnel after the drug bust on Monday night.
Published on Sep 12, 2023 02:25 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

INDIA bloc to focus on local issues in key cities, election-bound states

The 19-member committee will share its recommendations with the coordination and election strategy committee, which is the pivotal group for poll preparations

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge chairs a meeting of opposition INDIA alliance in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Premises of Kuki professor’s two Meitei lawyers vandalised

Two lawyers in Imphal, India were attacked and their homes vandalized by a group of unidentified people. The lawyers had represented a Kuki professor in court.

Premises of Kuki professor’s two Meitei lawyers vandalised
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 04:56 AM IST

Assam man dies by suicide after stabbing woman to death

Police said they are trying to find the motive behind the crime. However, according to his friends, the man had been in an extramarital relationship with the woman for around three years and was upset after she refused to continue with it

The man barged into the 30-year-old woman’s house on Sunday night, carrying an iron rod and a knife. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 04:23 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Fresh violence, loot of arms rock Manipur before assembly session

Fresh violence in Imphal, Manipur, has seen three houses burned down and assault rifles stolen from security personnel, creating tension in the state ahead of an assembly session. The violence comes in the wake of clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities that have resulted in 155 deaths and 50,000 displaced people. The violence first broke out after tribal groups protested against a proposed change to the state's reservation matrix, granting Scheduled Tribe status to the Meitei community.

A man stands amid the charred remains of houses burned down, in Imphal on Sunday (AFP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Guwahati's art connoisseurs delighted by original canvasses of renowned artists

Renowned artists showcase their original canvasses at an exhibition in Guwahati, providing visual delight to art connoisseurs.

The exhibition titled 'Modern Indian Masters: From Assam and Elsewhere in India' showcases over 70 artworks by 20 artists.(Twitter/@LalitKalaLKA )
Published on Aug 19, 2023 01:42 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Guwahati

3 killed as ambush ends Manipur’s fragile peace

This is the first killing in the state since August 5, when five people — three Meiteis and two Kukis — were killed in separate incidents of shooting

People during a protest march against the violence, on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 01:14 AM IST

15-year-old school student abducted, murdered in Assam; one arrested: Police

The accused allegedly demanded ₹60 lakh and told the boy’s family members that the amount has to be paid within 24 hours

Police traced the accused on Wednesday evening and around midnight, arrested him from his residence. (Representative file image)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 04:11 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

They threatened to throw baby out, says Bengal woman raped on Sifhung Express

Investigators acted swiftly on the woman’s complaint lodged at Alipurduar station in north Bengal and arrested the two accused in less than two hours, police said

The rape survivor told the police that the accused threatened to throw her baby out of the moving train if she resisted
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:17 PM IST

Rising air pollution shows need for localized climate action in the Northeast

Air pollution in northeastern cities of India, including Guwahati, has reached alarming levels. Increased monitoring and scientific research is needed

In March this year, Guwahati, the largest metropolis in India’s northeast region, found itself in the global list of 100 most polluted cities, as well as in the list of 10 most polluted cities in Asia (HT File)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 09:51 AM IST

EC team starts 3-day public hearings on delimitation proposal in Assam

India's top election officials are holding public hearings in Assam to discuss proposed changes to the electoral map of the state. The draft delimitation proposal aims to alter the geographical boundaries of assembly and parliamentary constituencies, eliminating some seats and creating new ones. The process has faced criticism from opposition parties and social organisations, who claim that the proposed changes heavily favour the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The Election Commission of India has invited suggestions and objections on the draft until 11 July.

Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar during a public hearing on the Assam delimitation draft (PTI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 12:19 AM IST

1,182 cadres of Adivasi extremist groups lay down arms at Assam event

The firearms surrendered by the cadres of extremist groups included 304 sophisticated arms and 1,460 rounds of ammunition.

A tribal militant lays down arms in the presence of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a ceremony in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Assam ex-minister, wife held for assaulting minor domestic help

The arrest was made after a viral video showed Begum purportedly beating up the child on Thursday, an officer added.

Police said they are investigating the matter and that there might be another person involved in the incident.
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 03:56 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

How army men at Assam military station ‘coexist’ with wild elephants

Spread across around 3,500 acres, Narangi military station was set up in 1961. It is one of the most important bases of the Indian Army, housing several units.

Elephants inside the 3,500-acre Narangi military station. Nearly two-thirds of the state is free of construction, with an abundance of trees and ponds. (Photos: Indian Army)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:39 PM IST
By, Guwahati

‘Better connectivity in 9 years’: PM Modi at Assam-Bengal Vande Bharat launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the previous governments did not take up connectivity to the northeast as a priority

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the train. (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2023 07:22 AM IST

Assam: 7 engineering students killed in car accident; CM Sarma condoles deaths

The accident took place when the SUV went to the other side of the road, hit a divider and overturned and hit the second vehicle

According to police, the accident took place at Jalukbari in Guwahati around 12:30am. (Representative file image)
Updated on May 29, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Fresh violence in Manipur kills 5, including cop, injures 12

The development came on a day when the Manipur government said that at least 40 Kuki armed militants have been killed by security forces in the last four days.

Indian Army jawans repaired the Wainem Bridge after unidentified miscreants damaged and dislocated its three panels. (ANI)
Updated on May 29, 2023 04:40 AM IST

Army chief in Manipur, forces up combing ops

The army chief is set to visit different parts of the state and interact with the defence personnel that have been deployed to maintain law and order

Army personnel stand guard during a combing operation in Manipur on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Guwahati's 'hop on hop off' ferry service to connect 7 religious sites

The ferry service from Hanuman Ghat to reduce travel time, religious tourism to get a boost via riverine circuit around 7 rich spiritual heritage of Guwahati

Guwahati's 'hop on hop off' ferry service to connect 7 religious sites through waterways (File Photo by Jaakko Kemppainen on Unsplash)
Published on May 19, 2023 02:36 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Guwahati

Centre, Assam firms ink MoU to promote riverine tourism along Brahmaputra

The project, executed via a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), is likely to be completed with an investment of ₹45 crore and will be completed within 12 months

The ferry service is expected to reduce the overall travel time to less than two hours. (Himanta Biswa Sarma | Twitter)
Updated on May 19, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Assam: Defamation case filed against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi in local court

The petitioner, Aabhijeet Sharma in his defamation suit claimed that Gogoi’s autobiography, ‘Justice for the Judge’ has offensive content in context of National Register of Citizens updating exercise

Gogoi after retiring from Supreme Court became a member of Rajya Sabha. (File image)
Updated on May 11, 2023 04:53 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Guwahati doctor couple arrested for torturing adopted daughter

One of the couple’s neighbours had on Friday approached the police with a photograph of the minor girl tied to a pole on the terrace in summer heat.

During questioning, the doctor confessed that he used to hit the child with a hot iron rod and even poured hot water on her body, said police. (Representational image)
Updated on May 08, 2023 03:54 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Silchar

JEE Advanced 2023: IIT JEE registration ends on May 7, apply at jeeadv.ac.in

JEE Advanced 2023 registration will end on May 7, 2023. Candidates can apply at jeeadv.ac.in.

JEE Advanced 2023: IIT JEE registration ends on May 7, apply at jeeadv.ac.in
Published on May 05, 2023 09:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Assam police serves notice to IYC chief BV Srinivas, asks him appear on May 2

The notice states that if BV Srinivas fails to comply with the order, he’ll be subjected to an arrest. “Failure to attend or comply with the terms of this notice can render, you will be liable for arrest under section 41A(3) and (4) of CrPC,” stated the order

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president BV Srinivas (PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 05:36 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Dowry death: Husband among 5 booked after Ludhiana’s Jagraon woman dies

The accused also include the woman’s in-laws; the husband was in Guwahati at the time of incident, others are on the run

The victim’s father alleged that soon after the marriage, Lovepreet’s husband and other relatives started harassing her for not bringing dowry. (Getty images)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Indian Army, Tezpur University sign MoU on Chinese language training

The MoU was signed by HQ 4 Corps on behalf of Indian Army and The Registrar, Tezpur University in presence of the Vice Chancellor Prof SN Singh

The course will be for a duration of 16 weeks and will be conducted at Tezpur University. (Tezpur University)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 07:29 PM IST

Assam plans Kamakhya Temple corridor; PM Modi calls it a landmark initiative

The project will also create a holding capacity for approximately 8,000-10,000 pilgrims to ease the burden during Ambubachi Mela and other major festivals

Assam CM shared a video where he gave a glimpse of how the renovated corridor will look like in the near future. (Himanta Biswa Sarma | Twitter)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 06:42 PM IST

PM Modi: Some people feel uneasy when I talk about growth in last 9 years

Addressing a public gathering in Guwahati, Modi said: “These days, there is a new phenomenon. Whenever I discuss the development that has taken place in the country in the last nine years, some people feel very uneasy. They complain that they too had ruled the country for decades but why can they not claim credit for the growth.”

PM Narendra Modi said his talks about development in the country ever since 2014 causes “uneasiness among some people” (PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 11:28 PM IST
By, Guwahati

PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Guwahati, three other medical colleges in Assam

The prime minister distributed Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) cards to three representative beneficiaries, followed by the distribution of about 11 million AB-PMJAY cards in all districts

The AIIMS campus, built at a cost of Rs. 1,123 crore, is a one-of-a-kind healthcare facility in the entire northeastern region (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 03:24 PM IST
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