Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today filed his nomination papers in the Assam Assembly to be re-elected as a Rajya Sabha member from the state. Dr Singh was accompanied by Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
Reported by Sandeep Phukan; edited by Janaki Fernandes | Monday May 13, 2013
The Prime Minister and his landlady in Assam might soon be colleagues in the Rajya Sabha. There are two vacancies for the Rajya Sabha from Assam. Dr Manmohan Singh's term comes to an end on June 14. The second Rajya Sabha seat from the state is al...
Alok Pandey | Monday February 4, 2013
The Assam government has asked the Centre to order a CBI probe into the rising incidents of rhinoceros poaching in Kaziranga National Park and other places of the state. The decision was taken after noticing increase in instances of rhino poaching, s...
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 28, 2012
The anti-dam stir in Assam gained momentum on Wednesday with activists blocking highways and burning effigies of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi after a fresh move was made to carry equipment to a site which, activists say, would impact downstream areas.
Kishalay Bhattacharjee | Friday November 16, 2012
Two months after Assam witnessed its worst ethnic violence in a decade, the epicentre of those riots, in which more than 99 people were killed and five lakhs displaced from their homes, is simmering again.
Press Trust of India | Friday October 26, 2012
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi formally released Assamese film Baandhon (Waves of silence) directed by internationally acclaimed director Jahnu Barua.
Reported by Kishalay Bhattacharjee, edited by Samira Shaikh | Wednesday September 26, 2012
The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim with over half of the state's 27 districts inundated, more than 17 lakh people affected and at least 18 dead. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is meanwhile away on a study tour in Japan.
Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday August 29, 2012
Prafulla Mahanta's political career is tailor-made for movies. Except that, perhaps, he comes from a state that fails to capture popular imagination of our filmmakers in Mumbai.
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday August 27, 2012
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered his administration to crackdown on trouble makers after five people were killed in fresh violence in lower Assam in the weekend. He has also sent out a team of ministers to ensure peace in the troubled dis...
Press Trust of India | Sunday August 26, 2012
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok today appealed to students and workers from the North-East, who had left Bangalore recently in the wake of "wrong" SMS messages on Assam violence, to return to the state and resume their work without fear. "Th...
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Sunday August 26, 2012
With the death toll in the Assam clashes reaching almost 80, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said, "Administration will fire at anyone who resorts to arson and violence." Mr Gogoi's warning came after five more people were killed on Saturday in Chir...
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday August 25, 2012
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka arrived in Guwahati on Saturday on a three-day goodwill mission aimed at wooing back the northeast people who had left Bangalore and some other cities following rumours of attacks on them.
Press Trust of India | Friday August 24, 2012
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today joined a protest against the Centre's move to block certain 'hate' pages and Twitter accounts.
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday August 23, 2012
Tarun Gogoi, the beleaguered Chief Minister of Assam, has taken umbrage at comparisons being made between the Gujarat riots of 2002 and the ethnic clashes that have rocked his state in the last month; he says such comparison is "unfair."
Press Trust of India | Sunday August 19, 2012
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, on Saturday, said that his suspicion of a foreign hand being involved in the recent violence in the state has been "vindicated".