Guwahati News

  • Assam should become a growth engine: PM

    Assam should become a growth engine: PM

    Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebration of the Assam legislative assembly and said that he wanted to make the state "a new engine of growth" for the northeast.
  • Industry welcomes Montek Singh's support for tea as national drink

    Industry welcomes Montek Singh's support for tea as national drink

    Assam's tea industry has hailed Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia's support to declare tea as a national drink.
  • Court rejects plea for quashing the jury's decision in National Awards

    Court rejects plea for quashing the jury's decision in National Awards

    The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea challenging the Centre's alleged failure to consider an Assamese film for screening at the 59th National Film Festival among regional category movies.
  • Assam boat tragedy: Families wait in torrential rain for news of missing members

    Assam boat tragedy: Families wait in torrential rain for news of missing members

    Hundreds of people wait at the banks of the Brahmaputra for information on their family members missing in the ferry capsize, as rescuers braving torrential rain search the river at Jaleswar for any signs of survivors. The double-decker ferry broken into two pieces and personal belongings of the victims strewn all around are a grim testimony to the tragedy that occurred last evening.
  • Kerala senior on 25,000 km expedition in Nano

    Kerala senior on 25,000 km expedition in Nano

    To travel across all 28 states of India and neighbouring Bhutan in a Tata Nano car covering around 25,000 km is not easy. Yet this is being attempted by 62-year-old Kochi-based car enthusiast Thomas Chacko, who so far covered 5,400 km in the small car and reached Guwahati yesterday.
  • ULFA chief Rajkhowa acquitted in murder case

    ULFA chief Rajkhowa acquitted in murder case

    A TADA designated court in Guwahati on Tuesday acquitted United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa in a murder case dating back to 1990. Rajkhowa was acquitted on the basis of benefit of doubt in the case relating to the murder of noted businessman Surendra Paul.
  • Sonia Gandhi in Guwahati today; People defy ULFA bandh to attend rally

    Sonia Gandhi in Guwahati today; People defy ULFA bandh to attend rally

    More than 10,000 people braved a 12-hour ULFA bandh to attend the celebration of the Congress-led Tarun Gogoi government's completion of first year of its third term in office which was attended by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has led the Congress to three successive electoral victories in Assam but the question of his successor has sparked off tension among the next generation leaders. On her one-day visit Mrs Gandhi is meeting the party's state leadership. Sources have told NDTV that the main agenda on Mrs Gandhi's programme is to address the increasing factionalism within the Assam unit of the party.
  • Assam launches vision document for women and child welfare

    Assam launches vision document for women and child welfare

    The Assam government on Tuesday launched an ambitious scheme which targets to achieve 16 goals for women and child welfare by 2016, including reducing the infant and maternal mortality rates, improving sex ratio and improving enrollment of the girl child in the state.
  • Assam flood situation deteriorates, toll rises to 26

    Assam flood situation deteriorates, toll rises to 26

    The flood situation in Assam, where 23 of the 27 districts are in the grip of floods, further deteriorated on Thursday with incessant rains claiming six more lives taking the death toll to 26.
  • Assam flood scene grim, toll rises to 30

    Assam flood scene grim, toll rises to 30

    The overall flood situation in Assam further worsened on Thursday as fresh areas came under water. The death toll rose to 30 and many others went missing in a boat capsize in Goalpara district.
  • Assam flood: PM, Sonia Gandhi survey affected areas

    Assam flood: PM, Sonia Gandhi survey affected areas

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi today made an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Assam.
  • Guwahati's shame: 20 men seen molesting girl, just three arrested

    Guwahati's shame: 20 men seen molesting girl, just three arrested

    For nearly 30 minutes, a Class 11 student was molested outside a pub in Guwahati by a group of nearly 20 men. The video has gone viral on YouTube, forcing the government and police to take action. On Monday night, the police rescued the girl and handed her over to her parents, but did not make any arrests.
  • Air Force evacuates over 400 flood-affected people in Assam

    Air Force evacuates over 400 flood-affected people in Assam

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has evacuated over 400 flood-affected persons across Assam in the past 20 days.
  • Guwahati's shame: 50 men seen molesting girl, just four arrested

    Guwahati's shame: 50 men seen molesting girl, just four arrested

    A big hoarding in Guwahati has on it photographs and names of six men. They have been identified as being part of a mob of about 50 men who brutally molested a young girl outside a pub in Assam's capital.
  • Guwahati's shame: Main accused aka James Bond on Facebook, still missing - Latest developments

    Guwahati's shame: Main accused aka James Bond on Facebook, still missing - Latest developments

    After a video of a young girl being molested went viral, a series of complicated questions need to be addressed. Leading the list is why only four men of a mob of 50 have been arrested. But the atrocities committed on the girl have also evoked a parallel debate -about why a cameraperson and reporter should have focused on helping the victim, rather than recording the crime on camera.

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