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.
Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 14, 2013
Traditional songs, dance and merrymaking marked the first day of the week-long Rongali Bihu, the most colourful festival of Assam.
Alok Pandey | Thursday February 14, 2013
No fresh killings have been reported from Assam's Goalpara district where protests by the Rabha Hajong tribe during Tuesday's village council elections triggered violence. The death toll has gone up to 21 today. Director General of Police, Jayanto Na...
Alok Pandey | Thursday February 14, 2013
Three more people have died in police firing in Assam's Goalpara district, taking the death toll in the last one day to 20. Thirteen people have died in police firing and six in clashes, which continued overnight between the Rabha Hajong tribe, which...
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.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday November 5, 2012
The state paid rich tributes to Assam's most famous and popular musical icon Bhupen Hazarika on Monday on his first death anniversary.
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.
Press Trust of India | Saturday September 29, 2012
One more rhinoceros was found dead today in the flood waters at Kaziranga National Park, which has seen a sudden rise in poaching activities in past few days. While a total of six rhinos have died in past four days in poaching and flood-related incid...
Edited by Samira Shaikh | Friday September 28, 2012
The flood situation in Assam is improving with the flood water receding in many districts. More than half of Assam, 16 of 27 states, were inundated and more than 17 lakh people have been displaced. Eighteen people have died in the floods.
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.
Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday August 29, 2012
The Home Ministry and Intelligence agencies have reportedly found the Tarun Gogoi government in Assam extremely lax in the way it has handled the riots in the state in the last month.
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...
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...