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Assam ferry tragedy: More bodies recovered

May 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Eight more bodies, including of a woman and four children, were fished out from the Brahmaputra river Thursday, taking the number of bodies recovered in Monday's ferry disaster to 71. Over 250 people are believed to have died in the tragedy in Assam's Dhubri district.

Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.

Gogoi claims improved law and order

May 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion.

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Snag grounds Jetlite flight

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) A Mumbai-bound Jetlite flight was grounded after the aircraft developed a major technical problem while trying to take off from here Wednesday, leading to a delay in the arrivals and departures of other flights too, an airport official said.

It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor

May 1, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in lower Assam's Dhubri district.

Several feared dead in Assam ferry capsize

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Several people were feared drowned after a ferry capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri district Monday evening. There were over 200 people on the ferry.

Barua group gives ULFA 3 months to 'return to active duty'

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) A breakaway ULFA group led by Paresh Barua and opposed to any talks with the government, has set a three-month deadline for the majority pro-talks faction to "return" to ULFA and join "active duty".

Four anti-talks NDFB cadres nabbed in Assam

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Troops from the Red Horns division of the Indian Army, based in Udalguri district of lower Assam, have arrested four hardcore cadres of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) from a remote location on the Indo-Bhutan border in the district, an official said Monday.

Suspected arms dealers nabbed in Assam

April 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police, Meghalaya Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Saturday arrested four suspected arms dealers from Gorchuk area of Assam's main city of Guwahati.

Security forces to launch operation against Karbi rebels soon

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) Police and security forces in Assam will soon launch a special operation against the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants in Karbi Anglong district of the state, following the outfit's threats of attacking leaders of the local council.

Interlocutor Halder meets Ranjan Daimary in Guwahati

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) The central government's peace interlocutor for the the northeast and former Intelligence Bureau chief P.C. Halder met the chief of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary inside the Guwahati Central Jail Wednesday.

Survey confirms tiger presence in Mizoram's Dampa reserve

April 25, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) In a significant development, a team of wildlife researchers has, after a scientific survey, confirmed the presence of tigers in the Dampa reserve in Mizoram.

Tibetan activists launch signature campaign

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) The voice for a free Tibet sounded louder here Tuesday after three motorcyclists who have embarked on an all-India tour arrived in this Assamese city to start a signature campaign for their cause.

Four women die as boat capsizes in Assam

April 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Four women died while seven other people were rescued after an overloaded boat capsized in lower Assam's Dhubri district Tuesday, police said.

Akhilesh assures all help for NIA hub in UP

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday assured National Investigation Agency chief S.C. Sinha all help in setting up a hub in the state capital.

Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people in the state who had fled their countries due to persecution, apparently referring to Hindus who were forced out from Bangladesh.

Bihu celebrations conclude in Assam

April 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Guwahati, Apr 21 (ANI): For over a week the reverberation of Rongali or Bohag Bihu celebrations continued in Assam with people dancing to the rhythm of the dhol with great enthusiasm.

Alert employees save 64 newborns in Assam hospital

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.

PM inaugurates linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati.

Assam should become a growth engine: PM

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Dispur/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebration of the Assam legislative assembly and said he wanted to make the state 'a new engine of growth' for the northeast.

Top Karbi militant, cadres killed in Assam

April 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Five cadres of the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant group, including a top leader, were killed and two arrested in an early morning operation by security forces in Assam's Karbi Anglong district early Friday.

PM to inaugurate linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow.

ULFA calls for shut down in Assam to protest Manmohan Singh's visit

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, (Xinhua-ANI): Security is being beefed up in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Guwahati, as the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) reiterated its call for a state-wide shutdown on April 20 to protest against the visit.

ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan's visit foiled

April 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been foiled and three rebels arrested, police in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district have claimed.

Passport Seva Kendra opens in Guwahati

April 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A passport service centre opened in the city Tuesday to handle the growing number of applications from the northeastern region.

ULFA firm on April 20 Assam shutdown

April 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday reiterated its call for a state-wide shutdown April 20 to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Assam.

Speeding train kills 1, injures 3 in Assam

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were critically injured Tuesday after a speeding train hit them near Thakurbari in Chandrapur area on the outskirts of Guwahati, police said.

Four dead as tourist bus catches fire near Assam's Kaziranga National Park

April 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Guwahati, April 16 (ANI): At least four passengers lost their lives on Monday after the tourist bus they were traveling in caught fire near the Kaziranga National Park.

Songs and dances mark Assamese new year

April 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dances and merrymaking marked the first day of the Assamese new year and the second of Rongali Bihu across the state of Assam Saturday.

Assam to pay rich tributes to Bhupen Hazarika

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Assam will pay rich tributes to legendary singer and music maestro Bhupen Hazarika on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival.

Earthquake hits Indonesia, tremors also felt in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive earthquake has hit the West Coast of Sumatra, at a magnitude of 8.7 on the Richter scale.

Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to the region.

ULFA opposes PM visit, calls shutdown

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has called a dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown on April 20 to protest the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the state.

Talks successful, we are hopeful: Rajkhowa

April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi/Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) Leader of the pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) Arabinda Rajkhowa Monday termed as successful the talks with the central government on peace and development in Assam.

ULFA pro-talk faction leaves for Delhi for talks

April 8, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) A five-member delegation of the pro-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa left for New Delhi Sunday to hold the third round of talks with the central government Monday.

Ulfa cadre killed in Assam

April 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) A hard-core member of the Ulfa's anti-talk faction was killed during a gun battle with the army and the police in lower Assam's Goalpara district on the Assam-Meghalaya border Sunday, police said.

Arms, ammunition seized in Assam district

April 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Police Friday seized a hand made gun and 14 rounds of live ammunition from a residence in the Gohpur area of Assam's Sonitpur district.

CPI veteran Promod Gogoi dies

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Promod Gogoi, 82, a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader from Assam, passed away at a hospital here Friday, days after being re-elected to the party's National Executive.

Ex-Karbi militant arrested in Assam with arms

April 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) Police in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Thursday morning arrested one person, suspected to be an ex-militant of a Karbi outfit, sources said.

Centre alerts Assam ahead of ULFA raising day

April 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Security agencies in Assam are prepared for any attempt by the anti-talk faction of ULFA to resort to violence ahead of April 7 which the banned outfit observes as its raising day.

Two rescued Myanmarese sisters wait to return home

April 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Even as Myanmarese refugees from various parts of India are returning home to celebrate the political return of Aung San Suu Kyi, two sisters from Myanmar, rescued from the clutches of human traffickers in Mumbai, are spending sleepless nights at a shelter home in Guwahati, waiting for the Indian government to facilitate their return home.

Security forces in Assam seize arms and ammunition

March 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Kamrup, Mar 31 (ANI): Security forces in Assam seized huge cache of ultra modern arms and ammunitions in Guwahati.

Railways to run extra trains for summer rush

March 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) In order to cope with the summer season (April-June) rush of passenger traffic, the Indian Railways Friday said it has planned over 5,600 trips of special trains on 44 popular routes.

Education for underprivileged children in Guwahati

March 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Guwahati, Mar 29 (ANI): Utsah or the Universal Team for Social Action and Help, a Guwahati based NGO, is imparting education to underprivileged children at Guwahati's Hafiz Nagar area.

Arms seized in Assam, three arrested

March 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Security forces in Assam have seized arms and ammunition and arrested three people in two separate incidents in the state Tuesday, officials said.

India should be careful in dealing with China: Dolma

March 26, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma Monday warned the Indian government to be very careful while dealing with China.

Six abducted by militants in Mizoram

March 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Aizawl, March 26 (IANS) At least six people, including residents of Assam, Punjab, and Rajasthan, were abducted by unidentified tribal guerrillas in a Mizoram district bordering Bangladesh Monday, police said here.

Tibetan minister to launch awareness drive in Northeast

March 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) The home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma is expected to kick start a campaign for the cause of Tibetan independence in Guwahati Monday.

Assam mountaineer set to scale Mount Everest

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) A mountaineer from Assam will be trying to scale the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest.

Guwahati hosts handloom and handicraft fair

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Guwahati, Mar 16 (ANI): A three-day handloom festival was recently organized in Guwahati under the aegis of Khadi Village Industries Board of Arunachal Pradesh in association with North East Institute of Fashion Technology with participants from eight states of the region showcasing their products

Guwahati hosts handloom and handicraft fair

March 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Guwahati, Mar 16 (ANI): A three-day handloom festival was recently organized in Guwahati under the aegis of Khadi Village Industries Board of Arunachal Pradesh in association with North East Institute of Fashion Technology with participants from eight states of the region showcasing their products

Unemployed Assamese youth provided free vocational training

March 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Guwahati, Mar 10 (ANI): Several NGOs and self help groups active in the northeast region with support from the government are training uneducated and school drop outs in Assam in different vocational skills to help them get jobs and become financially independent.

India-Bangladesh close to signing extradition treaty

March 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Guwahati, Mar 2 (ANI): Home Ministers of India and Bangladesh are expected to reach on early resolution on issues such as illegal migration, border management and extradition of terrorists and criminals.

India-Bangladesh close to signing extradition treaty

March 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Guwahati, Mar 2 (ANI): Home Ministers of India and Bangladesh are expected to reach on early resolution on issues such as illegal migration, border management and extradition of terrorists and criminals.

Two injured in Guwahati grenade blast

February 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Guwahati, Feb 28 (ANI): At least two people were injured in a blast that took place near the state secretariat in Assam's Guwahati city on Tuesday evening.

Maoists, ISI backing anti talk ULFA faction: Gogoi

February 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi recently revealed that Maoists and Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) were trying to make the northeast their base.

Assam hosts women boxing tourney

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): Around 67 women pugilists from eight different states of the country took part in the three day boxing tournament in Guwahati, Assam recently.

Assam hosts women boxing tourney

February 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): Around 67 women pugilists from eight different states of the country took part in the three day boxing tournament in Guwahati, Assam recently.

Maoists, ISI backing anti talk ULFA faction: Gogoi

February 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi recently revealed that Maoists and Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) were trying to make the northeast their base.

57th National school Taekwondo competition held in Guwahati

February 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Guwahati, Feb 21 (ANI): The 57th National School under-17 Taekwondo competition recently concluded in Guwahati.

57th National school Taekwondo competition held in Guwahati

February 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Guwahati, Feb 21 (ANI): The 57th National School under-17 Taekwondo competition recently concluded in Guwahati.

Sumo wrestling in Guwahati

February 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Guwahati, Feb 21 (ANI): People of Guwahati got a chance to witness five champion sumo wrestlers in action during the 19th International Guwahati Trade Fair 2012 held here recently.

New Delhi hosts seminar on peace and development in Northeast

February 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): New Delhi recently hosted a seminar to discuss the benefits of peace and opportunities for development in the Northeast.

Assam hosts food processing expo in Guwahati

February 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Guwahati, Feb 15 (ANI): A food processing expo was recently organized in Guwahati where industry players and experts discussed the road ahead for the sector in Northeast.

Need to root out corruption from welfare schemes: Jairam Ramesh

February 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Guwahati, Feb 13 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that corruption has to be weeded out of Central Government welfare schemes.

Three killed, over fifty injured as train derails in Guwahati

February 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Guwahati, Feb 3 (ANI): At least three people were killed and over fifty injured when the Bongaigaon-Guwahati passenger express train derailed near Guwahati.

Three killed, over fifty injured as train derails in Guwahati

February 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Guwahati, Feb 3 (ANI): At least three people were killed and over fifty injured when the Bongaigaon-Guwahati passenger express train derailed near Guwahati.

Kashmir celebrates Republic Day with ardour

January 26, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Srinagar/Guwahati, Jan 26 (ANI): Marking the nation's 63rd Republic Day, people and government leaders of Jammu and Kashmir celebrated the occasion with patriotic fervour in Srinagar on Thursday.

Indian states celebrate 63rd Republic Day

January 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Chennai/Bangalore/Guwahati, Jan.26 (ANI): Several states celebrated India's 63rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour on Thursday.

Assamese happy over insurgent outfits initiating peace talks with government

January 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Guwahati, Jan 23 (ANI): For every Assamese, this years Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is special as it has brought along hope and happiness to the region with members of insurgent outfits either surrendering or initiating peace talks with the government.

Japan take home remains of 11 soldiers from Guwahati War Cemetery

January 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Guwahati, Jan 19 (ANI): A Japanese delegation has taken the remains of eleven Japanese soldiers from the Guwahati War Memorial here.he dead soldiers will be honoured at home after resting on foreign soil for nearly seven decades.

Japan take home remains of 11 soldiers from Guwahati War Cemetery

January 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Guwahati, Jan 19 (ANI): A Japanese delegation has taken the remains of eleven Japanese soldiers from the Guwahati War Memorial here.he dead soldiers will be honoured at home after resting on foreign soil for nearly seven decades.

Guwahati hosts seminar on peace and development

January 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Guwahati, Jan 17 (ANI): A three-day seminar was recently organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra here, attracting participants from Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Manipur.

Guwahati hosts seminar on peace and development

January 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Guwahati, Jan 17 (ANI): A three-day seminar was recently organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra here, attracting participants from Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Manipur.

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