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10 militants held for Assam police officer's killing

June 10, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Assam Police have arrested 10 militants involved in the killing of a top police officer and his personal security officer in Karbi Anglong district, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Tuesday.

Gogoi hails centre's move to prioritise migrants' issue

June 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday hailed the central government's move to prioritise the issue of infiltration and illegal migration into the northeastern states.

Over 500 non-residents pushed back from Mizoram

June 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Aizawl, June 10 (IANS) Mizoram police have pushed back more than 500 non-residents for not possessing valid inner line permits (ILP), an official said here Tuesday.

Assam additional chief secretary to probe SP's killing

June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) The Assam government Monday asked the state's Additional Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Das to probe the death of a police superintendent and his personal security officer in a gunfight with militants in Karbi Anglong.

Rijiju reviews law and order situation in Assam

June 7, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) The central government Saturday agreed to deploy five units of CRPF's elite Cobra battalion to launch counter insurgency operations in Assam, where a senior police officer was killed by militants two days ago.

Rijiju arrives in Assam to review law and order situation

June 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju arrived here Saturday to take stock of the law and order situation after Karbi militants gunned down a superintendent of police and his personal security officer (PSO) in Assam.

Rijiju to visit Assam following police superintendent's killing

June 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will go to Assam Saturday following the death of a superintendent of police and his personal security officer in a gun battle with militants in the state's Karbi Anglong district, an official said.

Police officer killed in Assam gun battle

June 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A superintendent of police and his personnel security officer were killed in a gun battle with militants in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said Friday.

Deficient rain hits tea production in northeast India

June 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Agartala, June 6 (IANS) Two northeastern states - Assam and Tripura - among India's five largest tea producing states are facing a huge production loss this year due to deficient or erratic rains, tea experts and producers say.

Help Assam overcome power crisis: State minister to centre

June 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) Assam Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi Sunday asked the BJP-led central government to restore the state's power supply as before May 26, and appealed to union minister Sarbananda Sonowal, from Assam, to follow up on the issue.

Avoid lethal measures to control mobs: Assam CM

May 29, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) Firing should be avoided as far as practicable while controlling mob violence, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said.

Assam tea growers seek irrigation subsidy

May 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) Hit by a severe drought-like situation and erratic rainfall, the tea growers' organisations in Assam have asked the government to launch a subsidy scheme for irrigation which can be availed of by tea estates of all sizes.

Sports minister assures support for FIFA U-17 World Cup

May 28, 2014 at 2:43 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Newly appointed sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday assured the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of full support to make the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup a grand success.

Sonowal takes charge as sports minister

May 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal, who assumed charge Tuesday, said he would consult the experts before deciding on his future course of action.

Modi as PM: Triumph of developmental politics over vote bank politics (Comment: Special to IANS)

May 27, 2014 at 9:01 AM

When Narendera Modi was sworn in as India's 14th prime minister on Monday evening, the world's largest democracy was marking the ushering in of a new era. Over 2,500 privileged guests witnessed not only the culmination of a perfect storm generated by the Modi-led BJP but also the burial of the Nehruvian legacy which the Congress dispensation used as a leitmotif for over three generations.

Lt. Gen. R.K. Rana is new Assam Rifles chief

May 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Shillong, May 26 (IANS) Lieutenant General R.K. Rana Monday took over as director general of the Assam Rifles, India's oldest paramilitary force.

No decision on Tarun Gogoi, says Congress

May 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) No decision has been taken by the Congress high command on the resignation offer by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a party leader said here Thursday.

Bangladesh and Modi: Hopes and fears (Commentary, Special to IANS)

May 22, 2014 at 9:27 AM

When Bangladesh media ran reports that Narendra Modi wants to set up a separate department in the Home Ministry to combat "infiltration", it provoked furious reactions with many suggesting a change of regime in Dhaka.

Upcoming singer among 11 killed in Assam road accident

May 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) Upcoming Assamese singer Suman Mahanta was among 11 people killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Assam's Goalpara district in the early hours Wednesday, police said. Two others were injured in the accident, one of them critically.

Assam's little reporters: Agents of change for neglected communities (Feature)

May 21, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Dibrugarh (Assam), May 21 (IANS) They are perceptive, have no biases, are honest and don't mince their words. Articles by children reporters of Mukta Akash (Free Sky), a unique newspaper in Assam, nimbly drive home their point as they write simply, yet strongly, on issues affecting them.

Rhino killed, guards kill poacher

May 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) A one-horned rhino was killed in Assam's Kaziranga National Park Sunday after which forest guards gunned down one of the poachers and recovered the horn.

Two union ministers likely to bite the dust in Assam

May 16, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Two union ministers from Assam are set to bite the dust in the Lok Sabha election as their nearest BJP rivals surged ahead Friday with a lead of over 50,000 votes.

Assam CM Gogoi accepts Congress defeat, to resign

May 16, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said he would tender his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, saying he takes "full responsibility" for the party's electoral defeat in the state.

Assam CM Gogoi accepts defeat

May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said the Congress accepts the mandate of the people in the Lok Sabha election with "all humility".

Six Karbi militants killed in Assam

May 14, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Six Karbi militants were Wednesday gunned down by security forces in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said.

Protect violence-hit children of Assam: NGO

May 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) An NGO working for child rights Wednesday urged the government to provide protection to about 800 children in Assam affected by violence and living in relief camps.

Boko Haram wants to swap kidnapped girls for jailed members

May 9, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Abuja, May 9 (IANS) Former Boko Haram negotiator, Shehu Sani has said the group plans to exchange the 300 kidnapped schoolgirls for its "comrades" in jails in Nigeria, media reported Friday.

Gogoi announces rehab panel, special force to seize illegal arms

May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday announced setting up of a permanent commission to deal with the rehabilitation of the riot victims and a special force to seize illegal arms and ammunition across the state.

Thousands of Nigerians flee to Cameroon

May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Abuja, May 8 (IANS) Thousands of Nigerians living in Ngamboru Ngala of Borno state have fled their homes to neighbouring Cameroon to seek refuge, following attacks by Islamist militants, media reported Thursday.

Four militants arrested in Assam

May 8, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Agartala, May 8 (IANS) Assam Rifles have caught four tribal guerrillas and recovered a large cache of weapons in Assam, official said Thursday.

Assam violence: Toll touches 37, 10 still missing

May 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) The toll in the series of attacks by the anti-talk faction of Bodo militants has gone up to 37 with the recovery of six more bodies Wednesday. Ten people, however, remained missing.

Nigeria offers $300,000 for information on missing schoolgirls

May 7, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Abuja, May 7 (IANS) Nigeria's government Wednesday announced a 50 million-naira ($300,000) reward to anyone who can give credible information leading to the rescue of over 230 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels.

BJP can't be blamed for Assam situation: Jaitley

May 6, 2014 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday justified his party's stand against Bangladeshi infiltrators, adding that it was not the BJP but "political opponents" who caused "polarization" in Assam.

Civil society activists condemn Assam violence

May 5, 2014 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A host of civil society activists Monday condemned the violence in Assam and demanded a probe by a sitting judge or an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

Violence in Assam: Shinde asserts as an act of certain group cadres

May 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has asserted that the last week's violence in Assam was the act of "cadres of certain group." He further appealed to the people to maintain calm in the area.

Left Front links Modi's comments to Assam ethnic riots

May 4, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Linking Narendra Modi's comments to the ethnic riots in Assam, West Bengal's Left Front chairman Biman Bose Sunday alleged the BJP's prime ministerial candidate was making such comments repeatedly to stoke more such conflicts.

Assam violence act of certain group cadres: Shinde

May 4, 2014 at 10:30 PM

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Asserting that last week's violence in Assam was the act of "cadres of certain group", Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Sunday appealed to the people to maintain calm.

Assam violence toll rises to 31

May 4, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) The toll in the savage attacks by Bodo militants in Assam rose to 31 Sunday with tension prevailing and the curfew imposed in three districts of Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang continuing. Police intensified operations against the militants and killed three hardcore cadres Sunday, officials said.

Mamata condemns Assam attacks

May 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) In a veiled attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday said comments by "aspirants of high office are adding fuel" to the fire in states like Assam where at least 28 people have died in militant attacks.

Assam violence victims refuse to bury dead, demand justice

May 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) People in two Assam villages have refused to bury those killed in violence unleashed by suspected National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants since Thursday, until the chief minister assures them justice. At least 28 people have been killed.

Assam attacks toll rises to 28, PM says it's cowardly (Intro Roundup)

May 3, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Guwahati/New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The toll in the twin attacks in Assam Saturday rose to 28, as the state government decided to hand over the probe to the NIA while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described it as a "cowardly attempt to spread fear and terror".

Assam attacks toll rises to 27, PM says it's cowardly (Roundup)

May 3, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Guwahati/New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The toll in the twin attacks in Assam rose to 27 Saturday. The state government decided to hand over the probe to the NIA while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described it as a "cowardly attempt to spread fear and terror".

NIA to probe Assam violence, 22 arrested

May 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) The Assam government Saturday decided to hand over the probe into the killing of 27 civilians in the state's Bodo-majority districts to the NIA, as 22 people were arrested in connection with the violence.

Assam attacks toll rises to 27, PM calls it cowardly

May 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Guwahati/New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The toll in the twin terror attacks in Assam Saturday rose to 27, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describing it as a "cowardly attempt to spread fear and terror".

Assam attacks cowardly attempts to spread fear: PM

May 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condemned the violence in Assam and said that such attacks are "cowardly attempts to spread fear and terror".

Death toll rises to 27 in Assam attacks

May 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Seven more bodies were recovered Saturday from violence-hit areas of Assam, taking the death toll to 27 as curfew continued in three Bodo-majority districts, officials said.

11 killed by Bodo militants, six more bodies found in Assam (Roundup)

May 2, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed by suspected Bodo militants since Thursday night in two Bodo-majority districts of Assam, officials said. Six more bodies were found Friday and reports of militants torching houses prompted the state government to deploy the army in the violence-hit areas.

11 killed in two attacks in Assam

May 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and three injured when suspected militants opened indiscriminate fire in two Assam villages, police said Friday, prompting the state government to deploy the army.

NIA team at Chennai twin blasts site: Shinde

May 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Shimla, May 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said the centre has sent a National Investigation Agency (NIA) data collection team to the site of the twin blasts on a train in Chennai that left a woman dead.

Richie Rich candidates in northeast poll fray (Election Special)

May 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Agartala, May 2 (IANS) Nearly a third of the candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the northeast are multi-millionaires.

10 gunned down in two Assam attacks

May 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and four injured when suspected militants opened indiscriminate fire in two Assam villages Thursday night, police said Friday.

Orphaned bear cubs returned to wild in Assam park

May 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Manas (Assam), May 1 (IANS) Three orphaned bear cubs found in a national park here, were let into the wild Thursday by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).

Three Bodo insurgents killed in Assam

April 30, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Three Bodo insurgents were Wednesday killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district, police said.

Poachers kill rhino in Assam's Kaziranga

April 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Poachers Wednesday killed yet another rhino in Assam's high security Kaziranga National Park, bringing to 15 the number of one-horned rhinos found dead in the state this year, officials said.

Heat wave continues in Assam, CM reviews situation

April 28, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday reviewed the unprecedented heat wave situation affecting the state for the last few weeks in the wake of scanty rainfall, and asked officials to come up with measures to mitigate the problem.

Polling officials arrested over rigging in Assam

April 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two days after the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Assam, police Saturday arrested six people, including the presiding officer, four colleagues and a polling agent of a political party, over allegations of casting of votes under influence, officials said.

Northeast has more women than men, yet few female candidates (Election Special)

April 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Agartala, April 26 (IANS) There are more women than men in the northeast, but just a handful of them were in the poll fray. In fact, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland had no women candidates.

Millions vote in seventh phase of Indian election (Evening Lead)

April 24, 2014 at 4:22 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Barring the Kashmir Valley, millions voted Thursday across a dozen states in India to elect 117 MPs even as the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi filed his nomination in Varanasi, turning the Hindu holy city into a sea of saffron.

Over 50 percent polling in Assam, policeman killed (Fourth Lead)

April 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) A mob attacked a polling station in Assam's Kokrajhar district killing a policeman even as over 50 percent balloting was recorded in the last six Lok Sabha constituencies in the state that went to the polls Thursday.

Policeman killed, two injured in Assam poll violence

April 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) A police constable was killed and two others were injured when some voters attacked security personnel at a polling booth in Assam's Kokrajhar district Thursday, a top police official said.

PM votes in Assam, says no Modi wave

April 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday cast his vote in Gauhati Lok Sabha constituency along with his wife Gurcharan Kaur, and said there was no wave sweeping the country in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Assam records brisk polling (Third Lead)

April 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Brisk balloting was recorded in the six Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam that voted Thursday in the last phase in the state, with over 35 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise in the morning.

PM to vote in Assam

April 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is among the over nine million people who are eligible to vote Thursday for Assam's six Lok Sabha seats. The day began with enthusiastic voters turning up early at polling booths.

Assam votes for six Lok Sabha seats

April 24, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Balloting for six Lok Sabha seats in Assam began Thursday in the final round of voting in the state, officials said.

Voting starts in Assam

April 24, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Voting for six Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam began Thursday, officials said.

Poll code partly relaxed in some states

April 23, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The model code of conduct has been slightly relaxed in those states where polling has been completed, an official said here Wednesday.

Lok Sabha Election: Now countdown begins for the Seventh Phase of Polls

April 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Now all is set for another important phase of election as now campaigning across 11 states and one union territory where 179 million voters are eligible to decide the political fate of over 2,000 candidates in 117 seats.

PM, wife to vote in Assam

April 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) The prestigious Gauhati Lok Sabha constituency, which is going to the polls April 24, will see two VVIPs casting their ballot - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gurcharan Kaur.

Improve Assam's power scenario: Gogoi to discom

April 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday reviewed the power situation in the state and asked the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) to take immediate steps to meet the shortfall of power.

Rongali Bihu celebrated in Delhi

April 21, 2014 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most colourful festival of Assam, was celebrated with traditional fervour by the Assam Association Delhi.

BJP questions Congress's commitment towards Assam

April 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday questioned the sincerity of the Congress-led government at the Centre and in Assam towards development, saying no major industry was set up in the state in the last 10 years.

Don't just be a voter, be a canvasser too: Modi to youth

April 19, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Nagaon (Assam), April 19 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday urged young voters in Assam to take part not only in voting but also as canvassers for the right candidate.

Modi, Rahul slam each other in Assam

April 19, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Nagaon (Assam), April 19 (IANS) BJP's Narendra Modi Saturday attacked the Congress over its 'mother-son' government at the centre which he said has failed to meet the aspirations of the people while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the BJP has been making Hindus and Muslims fight against each other.

Modi dares Rahul to a face-off

April 19, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Barpeta (Assam), April 19 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday challenged Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to "a face off" as they were both addressing rallies in Assam.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam, West Bengal Saturday

April 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit Assam and West Bengal Saturday for the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign.

Woman arrested for killing her seven babies in US

April 14, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) Police in the US state of Utah Sunday arrested a 39-year-old woman for killing her seven infants over a 10-year period, the media reported.

President, PM greet nation on new year festivals

April 13, 2014 at 6:12 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Vaisakhi, Puthandu Pirappu and Naba Barsha.

President greets nation on new year festivals

April 13, 2014 at 1:40 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Vaiskhadi, Puthandu Pirappu and Naba Barsha.

Balloting starts in Assam

April 12, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) Voting for three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam began Saturday, officials said.

Voters relieved shutdown withdrawn in Assam districts

April 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voters in Assam's Karbi Anglong district have heaved a sigh of relief after two militant outfits Friday withdrewn the indefinite shutdown slapped in the district since last Monday.

Assam, Tripura kick off balloting with high turnout (Intro Roundup)

April 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Guwahati/Agartala/New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India went to the polls Monday, with nearly six million people casting their vote in five constituencies in Assam and one of two seats in Tripura. The chief ministers of both the northeastern states dismissed any "Modi wave" and expressed happiness at the high voter turnout of at least 74 percent in Assam and as high as 84 percent in Tripura.

Assam, Tripura kick off balloting with high turnout (Roundup)

April 7, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Guwahati/Agartala/New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India went to the polls Monday, with nearly six million people casting their vote in five constituencies in Assam and one of two seats in Tripura. The chief ministers of both the northeastern states dismissed any "Modi wave" and expressed happiness at the high voter turnout of at least 72.5 percent in Assam and as high as 84 percent in Tripura.

Turnout in Assam could cross 75 percent: EC

April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Polling percentage in five parliamentary constituencies of Assam was expected to cross 75 percent while an 84 percent turnout had been seen in one constituency of Tripura, the Election Commission said Monday.

Assam, Tripura kick off polls; Gogoi, CPI-M deny 'Modi wave' (Evening Lead)

April 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Guwahati/Agartala, April 7 (IANS) Thousands of people Monday voted in parts of Assam and Tripura, marking the start of India's staggered parliamentary elections. Chief Ministers Tarun Gogoi and Manik Sarkar asserted there was no "Modi wave" in their states.

Gogoi, CPI-M deny 'Modi wave' as Assam, Tripura vote

April 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Guwahati/Agartala, April 7 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of people voted in parts of Assam and Tripura Monday, marking the start of India's staggered parliamentary elections even as Chief Ministers Tarun Gogoi and Manik Sarkar denied any "Modi wave" in their states.

Not Modi but Gogoi magic will click: Gogoi

April 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) "Modi magic will not work here. It is Tarun Gogoi's magic that will work here," Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday.

Lok Sabha election: The worlds biggest election begins for first phase

April 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM

In a bid to achieve the target of the biggest electoral process in the largest democratic country of the world, the first phase of the election for the 16 th Lok Sabha underway today in five constituencies of Assam and one in Tripura

Lok Sabha polls: Voting underway for five seats in Assam, one in Tripura

April 7, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Guwahati/Agartala, Apr 7 (ANI): Election for the 16th Lok Sabha underway for the first phase in five constituencies of Assam and one in Tripura.

Voting begins in Assam

April 7, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Voting for five Lok Sabha seats in Assam began Monday, marking the first phase of India's national election, officials said.

87 file papers for April 24 LS poll in Assam

April 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) A total of 87 candidates have filed nomination papers for the six Lok Sabha seats in Assam that will go to the polls April 24 in the sixth phase of national elections, officials said Sunday.

BJP manifesto blackout in northeast areas voting Monday

April 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Electors in Assam and Tripura, voting in Monday's first phase of polling for the Lok Sabha, will cast their ballot unaware of the BJP's unified vision of development and prescription for economic revival, differences over which have reportedly delayed the party manifesto's release.

2014 Lok Sabha Election - Some facts

April 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Following are some facts about the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections that begin Monday

2014 Lok Sabha Election - Some facts

April 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Following are some facts about the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections that begin Monday

BJP manifesto blackout in northeast areas voting Monday

April 6, 2014 at 5:57 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Electors in Assam and Tripura, voting in Monday's first phase of polling for the Lok Sabha, will cast their ballot unaware of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) unified vision of development and prescription for economic revival, differences over which have reportedly delayed its release.

Battle for Lok Sabha begins Monday from the northeast

April 6, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Agartala/Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) One constituency in Tripura and five in Assam go to polls Monday morning, marking the start of the nine-phase staggered elections to the Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha battle begins Monday from India's northeast

April 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Agartala/Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) The nine-phase Lok Sabha election begins Monday from India's northeast, with polling in five of the 14 seats in Assam and one of the two constituencies in Tripura.

Lok Sabha battle begins Monday from India's northeast

April 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Agartala/Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) The nine-phase Lok Sabha election begins Monday from India's northeast, with polling in five of the 14 seats in Assam and one of the two seats in Tripura.

Small bite, big threat looms over Assam's tea gardens every year (April 7 is World Health Day)

April 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Jorhat (Assam), April 5 (IANS) It's an annual affair in Assam's lush tea gardens. As sporadic showers from March build up to a full-blown monsoon a few months later, what looms is the threat of malaria and other vector-borne diseases that often cause death, with children the most vulnerable.

Members of ex-ULFA co-ordination committee urge people to vote sensibly

April 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Guwahati, Apr.5 (ANI): The coordination committee of All Assam Ex-United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), in Guwahati, dubbed president of peasant organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Akhil Gogoi, as a Maoist and urged people to cast their vote wisely in upcoming general elections.

Gogoi terms BJP manifesto for Assam hollow

April 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday hit out at the BJP for making "tall and hollow promises" in its election manifesto for Assam, which he termed "a repetition of promises made in the past and forgotten when the party was in power".