Guwahati News

Guwahati, Gateway To Northeast, Becomes Region's Covid Vaccine Hub

Guwahati, Gateway To Northeast, Becomes Region's Covid Vaccine Hub

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Tuesday January 12, 2021, Guwahati

Assam has received the first consignment of 2.4 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, and the airport in Guwahati, known as the gateway to the northeast, has been made a nodal hub for its distribution across the seven states in the region.

Leopard Strays Into Girls' Hostel In Guwahati, Triggers Panic

Leopard Strays Into Girls' Hostel In Guwahati, Triggers Panic

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 01, 2020, Guwahati

A leopard strayed into a girls' hostel in Guwahati on Monday, triggering panic among the people, officials said.

"He Taught Me Humility In 5 Minutes": Rahul Gandhi Remembers Tarun Gogoi

"He Taught Me Humility In 5 Minutes": Rahul Gandhi Remembers Tarun Gogoi

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday November 25, 2020, Guwahati

He was my guru, my teacher, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said after paying floral tribute to former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who passed away at the age of 86 due to multiple organ failure on Monday.

Congress's Tarun Gogoi On Life Support After Battle With Covid

Congress's Tarun Gogoi On Life Support After Battle With Covid

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Sunday November 22, 2020, Guwahati

The health condition of three-time former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who has been battling post-Covid health complications for a month now, remains "critical" despite some positive signs like "spontaneous eye opening", doctors said.

3 Accused In Assam's Shocking Journalist Assault Case Get Interim Bail

3 Accused In Assam's Shocking Journalist Assault Case Get Interim Bail

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday November 21, 2020, Guwahati

The Gauhati High Court has granted anticipatory bail to three main accused in the shocking case of assault of journalist Milan Mahanta after his reports exposed rampant gambling by the land mafia with "strong" political links in Kamrup Rural district.

11 In Army Uniform Couldn't Produce ID Cards, Arrested: Guwahati Police

11 In Army Uniform Couldn't Produce ID Cards, Arrested: Guwahati Police

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday November 17, 2020, Guwahati

Eleven men wearing the Indian Army uniform were arrested near Guwahati's LGBI airport after they couldn't produce official identity cards, police sources said on Tuesday, adding their activities were "highly suspicious".

2 Brothers Detained For "Attempted Child Sacrifice" To Find "Treasure"

2 Brothers Detained For "Attempted Child Sacrifice" To Find "Treasure"

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Monday November 16, 2020, Guwahati

The Assam police has detained two brothers, who were taken to the police station by locals on suspicion of attempting to sacrifice their own children in search of a hidden treasure.

Israel Agro-Tech To Help India Double Farmers' Income by 2022: Envoy

Israel Agro-Tech To Help India Double Farmers' Income by 2022: Envoy

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday November 03, 2020, Guwahati

Israel - India's strategic partner, especially in agriculture - will play a key role in helping realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to double farmers' income by 2022, said the country's Ambassador to India Dr Ron Malka.

Tea From Assam Estate Sells For Rs 75,000 Per Kg At Auction

Tea From Assam Estate Sells For Rs 75,000 Per Kg At Auction

Press Trust of India | Thursday October 29, 2020, Guwahati

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Thursday sold a Speciality Tea at a record price of Rs 75,000 per kg, the highest this year, an official said.

Guwahati Bans Large Gatherings Over Intel On Likely Terrorist Hideouts

Guwahati Bans Large Gatherings Over Intel On Likely Terrorist Hideouts

Press Trust of India | Friday October 16, 2020, Guwahati

Assam has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the Central Police District of Guwahati over intelligence inputs that terrorists may seek hideouts in residential areas with the motive to breach peace, the police said on Friday.

Assam To Give Land Deeds To 1 Lakh Indigenous Families Ahead Of 2021 Poll

Assam To Give Land Deeds To 1 Lakh Indigenous Families Ahead Of 2021 Poll

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday September 15, 2020, Guwahati

In a major move to reduce land alienation of Assam's indigenous communities, the state government has decided to give one lakh land deeds to such families within this year, ahead of the assembly polls in 2021. The process will start with distribution of land deeds to 60,000 indigenous families of the state on October 5.

BJP's Northeast Man Himanta Sarma May Not Contest Next Year's Assam Polls

BJP's Northeast Man Himanta Sarma May Not Contest Next Year's Assam Polls

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday September 15, 2020, Guwahati

Assam Health Minister and BJP's go-to man for the Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma, again hinted on Monday that he might not contest next year's state assembly elections. The indication came during his address at an event in the capital city where he said he would "wrap up his public life when people start choosing a government hospital over a private one", and that this change had started during the "pandemic".

Assam Doctor, Wife Arrested For Pouring Hot Water On 12-Year-Old Domestic Help: Cop

Assam Doctor, Wife Arrested For Pouring Hot Water On 12-Year-Old Domestic Help: Cop

Press Trust of India | Sunday September 06, 2020, Guwahati

A doctor and his wife, accused of pouring hot water on their 12-year-old domestic help while he was asleep, were arrested from Nagaon in Assam on Saturday night, police said.

Mandatory COVID Tests For Teachers As Assam Looks To Reopen Schools, Colleges On September 1

Mandatory COVID Tests For Teachers As Assam Looks To Reopen Schools, Colleges On September 1

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 19, 2020, Guwahati

Teachers and employees of all educational institutions in Assam will be tested for COVID-19 and those found negative will have to be ready to join work as the state is looking to reopen schools and colleges on September 1, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday.

Committed to Assam Accord, Says Chief Minister As AASU Releases Classified Report

Committed to Assam Accord, Says Chief Minister As AASU Releases Classified Report

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday August 12, 2020, Guwahati

The Assam Government has said it is "committed" towards the promise made by the BJP to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord that guarantees safeguard of the rights of the indigenous people of the state.