Everything you need to know about Guwahati University Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Guwahati University Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Guwahati, June 15 (ANI): Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that he has ordered a thorough probe into the allegations leveled against a government-run blood bank.
Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) A government-run blood bank in Assam was Friday accused of spreading the deadly HIV virus among recipients who got infected after a blood transfusion there. The magnitude of the allegations has led the Assam government to institute a probe.
Guwahati, June 14 (ANI): The United Nations resident coordinator, who was present during a two-day seminar, which was recently organized here to raise awareness and sensitise people about HIV/AIDS, has praised India for its efforts to fight the disease.
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Russian envoy Alexander M. Kadakin on Thursday said that his embassy was awaiting for reports from the Indian authorities over the issue surrounding the arrest of three Russians on charges of duping scores of persons through a pyramid scheme.
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) Three people were arrested Thursday and a cache of arms and ammunition, suspected to be meant for the Meghalaya-based militant outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was seized here, Assam Police said.
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) Sweltering heat has claimed at least six lives in different locations of the state in the last 24 hours, and the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) at Borjhar has forecast no change in weather conditions in the next 48 hours.
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has found that female mice have innate protection from certain digestive conditions.
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that medicinal plants found in Africa contain chemicals that may be able to stop the spread of cancer cells.
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Assam's pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has asked the central government to make public the Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP) report on the Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project.
Islamabad, June 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consumption of mangoes may have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk.
Guwahati, June 9 (ANI): The Centre has decided to start Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) to focus on equity based development, improvement in teaching-learning quality and research.
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The North East Tea Association (NETA), a leading tea growers association in Assam, has appealed to the state government to include a chapter in the school textbooks on tea and its health benefits.
London, June 8 (ANI): Two British cyclists have set off yesterday for a 3,000 mile journey across the Sahara Desert to hand over a 1.89 pound bottle of water.
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children.
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Assam has been facing a power crisis since Thursday evening after five central sector power generating stations in the northeast region shut down due to technical problems.
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) Imphal airport in Manipur would soon be notified as an international airport while Agartala airport in Tripura would have international standards by 2015, a top official said here Thursday.
Itanagar, June 6 (ANI): Bipul Kumar is a tour operator from Rajasthan, who has travelled all over the world during the past decade.
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A flash of light from a stellar outburst observed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova.
Guwahati, June 4 (ANI): With crimes against women on the rise, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated a ten-day free self-defence training camp to empower them.
Guwahati, June 1 (ANI): Music buffs from various walks of life came together at the Guwahati Gymkhana Club to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary singer and activist Bob Dylan.
Guwahati (Assam), June 1 (ANI): A seminar was organised recently in Guwahati to create awareness about the potential of the honey industry
Agartala, June 1 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has begun preliminary work to upgrade the airports in Imphal and Agartala as international airports as part of India's "Look East" policy to boost the region's connectivity and trade with Southeast Asia, officials said.
Guwahati, June 1 (ANI): Youth in Assam are driven by a burning desire to become financially independent, and it comes as no surprise that Pranjal Sakia is one such person.
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A University of Alberta sociology researcher has revealed the demographic profile of people who are most likely to use cellphones behind the wheel.
Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) A minority Bodoland student's panel Wednesday demanded a high level probe into the 2012 riots in Assam, saying they do not trust the ongoing investigations by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Guwahati, May 26 (ANI): Music buffs, in particular the fans of legendary American poet, singer and composer Bob Dylan celebrated his birthday at Guwahati.
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Researchers at Michigan State University including an Indian professor were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from law enforcement video, using the latest in automatic facial recognition technology.
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that a woman harried by hot flashes really has a hard time remembering things.
Guwahati, May 23 (ANI) A seminar was organised here recently to educate farmers , bamboo craftsmen and forest department officials about the need for marketing bamboo products all over the country.
Guwahati, May 22 (ANI): A bamboo seminar has been educating craftsmen about new marketing techniques with the objective of promoting self employment and expand the outreach.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Video games that pit players against human-looking characters may be more likely to provoke violent thoughts and words than games where monstrous creatures are the enemy, a new study has found
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown, a new study has argued.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Sometimes the better part of wisdom is to know when to quit in a new business, a new study has concluded.
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) At least ten youths have been arrested for impersonation, allegedly appearing in Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) for medical and engineering courses on behalf of other students, Assam Police said Monday.
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) An Assamese documentary film has been selected to be archived at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, an official said here Sunday.
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years.
Berlin, May 18 (ANI): Countries that have higher levels of corruption struggle to attract and retain skilled workers, the authors of a new study published in EMBO have reported.
Guwahati, May 17 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Asom Ratna Award for 2012 on writer late Mamoni Raisom Goswami and Sharmila Tagare for thier contribution towards the society, especially for the upliftment of women during the closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Pandu College in Guwahati.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Observations from two NASA satellites have helped scientists resolve differences in estimates of how fast glaciers worldwide are disappearing and contributing to sea level rise.
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A woman Maoist cadre was arrested here and a man detained for alleged links with the rebels, police said Thursday.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not have any cash in hand and owns a 1996 Maruti car, unlike many of his colleagues.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires next month, will arrive in Guwahati today to file his nomination for a fresh term.
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday termed women as the symbol of peace, love, humanity and dignity, while calling for measures to ensure they get recognition for their "selfless work" as well as the "respect and courtesy they deserve".
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a three-day visit to Assam and Nagaland from today.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Researchers in the US are hoping to start human trials of memory implants in the next two years.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a three-day visit to Assam and Nagaland from Monday, said an official statement here.
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a two-day visit to Assam from Monday, his first to the state after assuming the country's top post, it was announced here Sunday.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Chit fund aided Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen's close aide Debjani Mukherjee Friday claimed she was only a "trustworthy employee" of Sen and that she was sacked for raising her voice against the company's fund collection method.
Kolkata May 10 (IANS) Chit fund-aided Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen's close aide Debjani Mukherjee Friday claimed she never had any relationship with him other than being a "trustworthy employee", and said she was sacked for raising her voice against the company's fund collection method.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Amid massive concerns expressed by some Members of Parliament (MPs) over the decision to introduce a four-year graduation course in Delhi University, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister M.M. Pallam Raju on Friday said the government is looking into those issues, but added that the momentum that is being generated towards its implementation should not be derailed.
Guwahati, May 10 (ANI): The countrywide boom in the real estate sector is now visible in the northeast, especially in Assam, which has fast emerged as an investment hotspot.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of a sci-fi movie, but many experts say that the idea isn't far-fetched.
London, May 9 (ANI): Researchers at Cambridge University have developed an app that could track happiness by combining smartphone data with users' perception of mood.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Duke Cancer Institute researchers on a seven-year quest to understand how breast cancer cells resist treatment with the targeted therapy lapatinib have found a previously unknown molecular network that regulates cell death.
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Assam's annual plan outlay for 2013-14 has been fixed at Rs.12,500 crore, a statement said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday condoled the passing away of veteran Assamese journalist Profulla Chandra Borua.
Guwahati, May 2 (ANI): Around 342 players from different parts of the country, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the Fifth edition of Jugal the Kishore Newatia Memorial International Chess Championship in Guwahati.
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The curfew imposed in parts of Golapara district in Assam after police firing two days ago was lifted Wednesday for seven hours.
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, has given the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.
Guwahati, April 30 (ANI): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team will meet Assam Police officials in Guwahati on Tuesday to discuss the chit fund scam issue.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned, a recent Australian research found on Tuesday.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In the face of stiff criticism by opposition parties over the India-Bangladesh land-swap deal, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said it will, in fact, serve the state's interest in tackling infiltration, smuggling and promoting trade relations between the two countries.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured Monday after police opened fire to disperse an irate mob in Assam, forcing the administration to impose indefinite curfew in the violence-affected area.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Two people were killed and at least six injured in police firing in Assam Monday, an official said.
Guwahati, April 28 (ANI): Assam state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged protests in Guwahati over the recurring poaching of one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National park and other sanctuaries.
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) The Assam Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the state police on the April 19 shootout between ULFA cadres and security forces in which four people were killed in Tinsukia district, an official said Saturday.
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) here registered a case against a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) Friday for allegedly misbehaving with two women on the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani express Thursday night, officials said.
New Delhi/Guwahati, April 26 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against the West Bengal-based Saradha Chit Fund.
Guwahati, April 25 (ANI): Railway Police in Guwahati have seized drugs from students during a routine check at the railway station.
Washington, April 25 (ANI): A new study suggests clenching your right hand may help form a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left may help you recollect the memory later.
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said he may recommend a CBI probe against chit fund companies for duping people, even as his government ordered a crackdown on such firms, including West Bengal based Saradha Group.
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Taking a specific form of a vitamin E supplement can give ex-smokers an extra booth in their endeavors toward a healthier lifestyle, new research has found.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Consumption of whole eggs can be a part of a heart healthy diet, even in those with existing coronary heart disease, a new study has found.
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) After West Bengal, duped investors of the Saradha Group in Assam came out on to the streets in protest Tuesday, leading the administration to seal several offices of the company after mobs broke in and ransacked them.
Guwahati, Apr. 23 (ANI): The northeast is known for producing quality silk. An expo was held recently in Guwahati to promote products made of pure silk.
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) The Assam government has provided security to the state's popular singer Zubeen Garg despite his reluctance following the threat from the anti-talk faction of the ULFA for defying its diktat against singing Hindi songs during the Bihu festivities.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new photoelectric device that is both flexible and transparent.
Guwahati, Apr. 19 (ANI): With the government laying emphasis on empowerment of youth in the northeast, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Institute in Assam has organized a number of training programmes to motivate and guide youth towards a better future.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Researchers examining fossil eggs have found that a small, bird-like North American dinosaur incubated its eggs in a similar way to brooding birds - bolstering the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs.
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The ULFA's anti-talk faction led by Paresh Baruah Thursday threatened popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg with dire consequences for defying its diktat that asked all the singers and artistes not to sing or perform Hindi songs on stage during the Bihu festival.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Astronomers using Europe's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered an extremely distant galaxy making stars more than 2000 times faster than our own Milky Way.
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) An Indian army soldier was killed in a gun battle with militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam's Sonitpur district Wednesday, officials said.
Washington, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As US authorities beef up security nationwide following Monday's deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon and officials from Russia to Rio address precautions at the next two Olympic games, the uncomfortable truth is that governments are incapable of completely insulating the public from acts of terror, security experts told RIA Novosti.
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Guwahati police arrested two people and recovered a Golden Gecko lizard from them, police said Sunday.
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dance and merrymaking marked the first day of the week-long Rongali Bihu, the most colourful festival of Assam.
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Using two kinds of therapy in tandem may be a knockout combo against inherited disorders that cause blindness, researchers have suggested.
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A man was killed and five others were injured in human-animal conflicts in two incidents in Assam's Morigaon district, officials said Tuesday.
Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Monday directed the state government to conduct an inquiry into police action and firing at Sualkuchi that left seven people injured.
London, April 7 (ANI): An artificial ovary created by researchers at the Wake Forest University is a new hope for women with damaged ovaries.
Guwahati, Apr. 6 (ANI): Residents of Assam's Katabari area have been suffering drought-like conditions due to scanty rainfall, and so high is their level of desperation, that they recently conducted a marriage of frogs in a bid to please the almighty and seek benevolence in providing sufficient rains to get over their current crisis.
Guwahati, Apr 5 (ANI): Assam's newfound acceptance of the piano was seen at a recent concert, 'Melody of Nimble Fingers-2013.' by young musicians of the state who played the instrument with panache.
Guwahati, Apr 3 (ANI): Asserting that Maoists were trying to establish their stronghold in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that the state government would take steps to prevent them from increasing their influence.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Astronomers have succeeded in observing the death throes of a giant star in unprecedented detail.
Washington, April 2 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have "discovered how a key step in human DNA replication is performed."
Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Life is limping back to normal in Sualkuchi - the silk town of Assam, where seven people including two policemen were injured in a clash between weavers and security forces, the government said Monday, adding it will order a judicial probe into the incident.
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Ahead of the verdict on Bodo outfit leader Ranjan Daimary's bail plea, the families of 2008 Assam serial blasts victims Sunday demanded that it be rejected and he be awarded exemplary punishment for the bombings that left over 100 dead and 500 others injured.
Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) At least seven people, including two policemen, were injured after a group of weavers and locals clashed with security forces at Sualkuchi in Assam over the sale of Banarasi silk in the name of Assam silk Saturday.
Guwahati, Mar 29 (ANI): With an aim to motivate the young to join the armed forces, the Indian Army recently organized a fair at the Khanapara Veterinary Ground in Guwahati.
Guwahati, Mar 29 (ANI): With an effort to make films a medium of moulding young children into better citizens of tomorrow, a two-day film festival for children was recently organised here.