Guwahati News

  • Assam pays tribute to Bhupen Hazarika
    The state paid rich tributes to Assam's most famous and popular musical icon Bhupen Hazarika on Monday on his first death anniversary.
  • Indefinite transport strike strands commuters in Guwahati
    Commuters in Guwahati faced immense difficulty today as private buses and share taxis went on an indefinite strike following scuffles between transport workers and passengers over revised fares.
  • Two infants killed in Guwahati fire
    Two infants were killed in a devastating fire that gutted over 300 huts in the Fancy Bazar area of Guwahati, official sources said on Wednesday.
  • Special Train from Guwahati to Chennai and Bangalore
    The Assam Government has arranged a special train for Chennai and Bangalore on September 20 for persons who recently returned to the state from there following threats of attack on people from the North East region.
  • One dead, 12 injured in Guwahati blast
    One person has reportedly died and 12 others were injured in a blast in Guwahati today evening. The blast reportedly took place outside a railway station in the Assam capital.
  • Assam in the grip of floods again, over one lakh affected
    Assam is in the grip of the third wave of floods with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in four districts of Assam following incessant rains.
  • Karnataka Chief Minister ready to visit North Eastern states to instill confidence
    Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Thursday that if the situation demands, he was ready to visit the seven North Eastern states to instill confidence among the people.
  • Assam prays for peace this Eid
    Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam on Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts where 77 people have been killed in ethnic clashes and more than four lakh displaced.
  • Student's body found in pond, family suspect ragging
    The body of an engineering student of the Assam Engineering College (AEC) was found floating in a pond inside the college campus triggering suspicion of ragging.
  • Fleeing violence, Assam's displaced face disease, death in camps
    Hundreds of thousands of people sheltering in squalid, overcrowded camps in Assam desperately need food, water and medicines after fleeing some of the worst communal violence in a decade, officials and aid workers said on Monday.
  • Security alert in Assam ahead of Independence Day
    Assam has been put on a general security alert in view of the threat by the anti-talk faction of ULFA to engage in subversive activities in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations. "A general security alert has been sounded and security tightened throughout the state. Police pickets have been posted at vulnerable areas," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) A P Rout told PTI today.
  • Prime accused in molestation case brought to Guwahati
    The prime accused in the July 9 molestation case of a teenage girl, Amar Jyoti Kalita, was on Wednesday brought back to Guwahati from Varanasi, where he was caught by a special investigation team of Assam police.
  • Guwahati molestation case: Assam Police gets custody of main accused
    Amar Jyoti Kalita, the main accused in the Guwahati molestation case, was sent to a five-day transit remand today by the Varanasi Court as sought by the Assam Police. A team of policemen from Guwahati arrived in Varanasi this afternoon to take custody of Kalita, who was filmed as he led a mob of 50 in molesting a young woman in Guwahati. He was the man in a red T-shirt seen smiling on video as he tried to rip the woman's shirt.
  • Guwahati molestation case: Main accused caught, says Varanasi Police
    Two weeks after he was filmed as he led a mob of 50 in molesting a young woman in Guwahati, Amar Jyoti Kalita has been found in Varanasi, the Deputy Inspector General of Varanasi Police has said. Local police officers say he was vague when answering questions put to him. The police from Assam is also travelling to Varanasi to identify him.
  • Guwahati molestation: Three days police custody for Gaurav Jyoti Neog
    Gaurav Jyoti Neog, the former Newslive reporter who is accused of "planning and directing" the ghastly mob attack on a teenage girl in Guwahati, has been sent to police custody for three days. He was arrested yesterday.

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