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Soccer training camp at Jorhat

April 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Jorhat, Apr 28(ANI): A weeklong Advanced Soccer Coaching Camp, aimed at promoting football talent of the northeast, is underway at Jorhat.

India to declare tea national drink in 2013

April 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

New Delhi, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): India will declare tea as the national drink by April next year, the country's top planner has said.

Montek to push for declaring tea as India's national drink

April 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea as India's national drink with the union ministry of commerce and industry.

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Assam cop is longest barefoot runner in world

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old Assam Police constable was Tuesday officially entered in the Guinness World Records as the longest barefoot runner, having run 156.2 km in 24 hours.

Leela Charan Dutta, a rising to young Assames entrepreneur

March 29, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Jorhat, Mar 29 (ANI): Leela Charan Dutta from Charigaon village in Assam's Jorhat region is a rising young entrepreneur of the state, who started a bee-keeping business two decades ago.

North East folk artists showcase culture at Jorhat Spring Festival

March 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Mar.27 (ANI): Folk artists from across northeast India showcased their unique folk cultures through their performances during the two-day long 'Spring festival', which aimed at strengthening national integration.

Central Government aims to increase silk production in Northeast

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Jorhat, Mar 23 (ANI): As the demand for Assamese silk rises across the country, both the state and the central government are taking several initiatives to promote the sericulture industry in the region.

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.

Assam's school dropouts enhance skills through vocational training

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Jorhat, March 1 (ANI): Jorhat District authorities are imparting vocational training to school dropouts and young women to make them self-reliant.

Assam's school dropouts enhance skills through vocational training

March 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Jorhat, March 1 (ANI): Jorhat District authorities are imparting vocational training to school dropouts and young women to make them self-reliant.

Kaziranga University to open up in Jorhat

February 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Jorhat, Feb 21 (ANI): Kaziranga University, with a campus spread over 50 acres, will soon open in Jorhat, popularly known as "the Knowledge City" of Assam.

Kaziranga University to open up in Jorhat

February 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Jorhat, Feb 21 (ANI): Kaziranga University, with a campus spread over 50 acres, will soon open in Jorhat, popularly known as "the Knowledge City" of Assam.

Annual heritage pony race held Assam

February 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Jorhat, Feb 12 (ANI): The annual heritage pony race was recently Assam's Jorhat District, which is also one of the oldest sporting events that witnesses record footfalls every year.

Annual heritage pony race held Assam

February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Jorhat, Feb 12 (ANI): The annual heritage pony race was recently Assam's Jorhat District, which is also one of the oldest sporting events that witnesses record footfalls every year.

Jorhat holds 10th Assam Mahotsav

December 16, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Guwahati, Dec 16 (ANI): the tenth edition of the Assam Mahotsav, a two week long annual fair was organized in Jorhat providing a window to the culture of the state.

India-Bangladesh land deal sparks major protests in Assam

September 13, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Jorhat, Sep 13 (ANI): The All Assam Student Union (AASU) staged a protest here on Tuesday against the land deal made by the Central Government with Bangladesh.

Dairy farming gaining popularity among Assamese youth

August 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Borholla (Jorhat, Assam), Aug.23 (ANI): With peace and normalcy gradually returning to Assam, small-scale ventures like dairy farming are increasingly gaining popularity in the region.

Assam Govt. initiating new schemes to boost agricultural productivity

August 17, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Jorhat, Aug 17 (ANI): Assam Government is making all possible efforts to increase agricultural productivity by initiating schemes and projects under which farmers in the region are provided both technical and monetary assistance.

One killed, nine hurt in Assam insurgent attack

August 13, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Jorhat/Bokakhat (Assam), Aug.13 (ANI): Insurgents attacked civilians on Saturday in the Bokakhat district of Assam.

Youth organization protest against illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam

August 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Jorhat, Aug 3 (ANI): Activists of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYP), a youth organisation, took out a torch rally to protest against illegal Bangladeshi migration and the rise of prices of essential commodities in Assam.

Table tennis gaining popularity among Jorhat youth

July 24, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Jorhat, July 24 (ANI): Table tennis is gaining enormous popularity among sports enthusiasts in Assam.

Five NDRF teams deployed in flood affected areas of Assam

July 17, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Guwahati, July 17(ANI): The Central government has deployed five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas of Assam.

Auto rally against drug abuse held in Manipur

July 7, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Imphal, July 7 (ANI): To spread awareness about the gangers of consuming drugs, an auto rally was recently held in Manipur as a part of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

3000 solar lanterns allotted to Jorhat's rural students

June 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Jorhat, June 26 (ANI): Nearly 3000 solar lamps were distributed among young students in Assam's Jorhat district.

Jorhat eye hospital provides low cost treatment to underprivileged patients

May 23, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Jorhat, May 23 (ANI): The Jorhat Lions Eye Hospital, the second biggest eye hospital in Assam under the banner of Lions Club, provides low cost eye treatment to underprivileged patients in the region.

Anti-talk faction of ULFA slaps extortion demand on govt. official

May 17, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Guwahati, May 16 (ANI): The Paresh Barua led anti-talk faction of ULFA is showing no signs of joining the Arabinda Rajkhowa led ULFA committee for peace talks with the Centre instead it is continuing with its unlawful activities in the region.

Northeast India celebrate "Bihu" to mark new harvest season

April 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Jorhat, Apr 14 (ANI): Locals celebrated Bihu, the annual harvest festival with great zeal in Assam's Jorhat town on Thursday.

Assam CM Gogoi's former press adviser killed in road accident

March 31, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Jorhat, Mar 31 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's former press adviser Debo Kumar Bora was killed in a road accident in Golaghat district.

Bomb explodes at AGP candidate's Jorhat home

March 12, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Mar. 12 (ANI): A bomb exploded at the residence of Dulen Nayak, a candidate of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) here on Saturday.

Northeast celebrates seed sowing festival "Lui-Ngai-Ni"

March 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Guwahati, Mar 1 (ANI): The end of harvest season is marked by the celebration of the seed sowing festival "Lui-Ngai-Ni" by Naga tribes in the northeast by offering prayers to the almighty for a prosperous harvest ahead.

Assamese happy over possible government, ULFA talks

January 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Guwahati (Assam), Jan.21 (ANI): This year's Bhogali Bihu festival has become more special than previous ones, owing to the fact that there is a possibility of the Central Government holding talks with the rebel United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) leadership sooner than later.

Proud Jorhat village showcases its young entrepreneurial talent

December 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Dec.2 (ANI): The Naobishi village in Assam's Jorhat District has acquired fame in the northeast region for its young entrepreneurial talent.ere, the safety of government jobs is looked down upon, as dynamic youngsters are very keen to start their own ventures.

Assam host second tea festival in Jorhat District

November 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Nov.27 (ANI): The second edition of the three-day Assam Tea Tourism Festival 2010 began in Assam's Jorhat District, aiming to boost tourism in the State and promoting Assam's 200-year old tea industry.

Assam's Cheniamguri village youngsters banish militancy through self-employment

October 9, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Cheniamguri village (Assam), Oct.9 (ANI): Many youngsters in Assam's villages have taken up different vocations instead of looking for jobs. They have changed life in the villages, which once used to be havens for militant activities.

Jorhat village Paphar Syman ensures peace and progress

August 22, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Aug.22 (ANI): Annoyed by the long spell of militancy in their State, people in Assam are not just eager to see peace prevailing in the State but many of them are actively working to ensuring this.

Assam's tea industry hit by ULFA's extortion drive

August 9, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Guwahati, Aug.9 (ANI): Tea Estates in Assam are facing a tough time as militant outfits, especially United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have intensified their extortion activities.

Students union in Assam protests influx of Bangladeshi immigrants

July 28, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Jorhat (Assam), July 28 (ANI): All Tai Ahom Student Union (ATASU), a student's wing in Jorhat, Assam staged a peaceful sit-in protest, against the influx of Bangladeshi immigrants in the region.

ULFA steps up extortion demands to create terror among Assamese

July 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Jorhat (Assam), July 20 (ANI): Continuing with its attempts to terrorise innocent persons, the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is sending extortion notices to tea-garden owners in Assam's Jorhat town.

All Assam Student's Union protest over price hike

July 10, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Jorhat (Assam), July 10 (ANI): The All Assam Student's Union (AASU) supporters blocked all national highways of Assam on Saturday to protest against the price rise of essential commodities.

All Assam Student's Union protest over price hike

July 10, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Jorhat (Assam), July 10 (ANI): The All Assam Student's Union (AASU) supporters blocked all national highways of Assam on Saturday to protest against the price rise of essential commodities.

'Tai' community a feather in the Northeast cultural hat

April 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Guwahati, Apr 5 (ANI): Very few countries in the world have as ancient and diverse culture as India, stretching back to over 5000 years.

Educated youth take up vegetable farming in Assam's Majuli island

March 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Majuli (Assam), Mar 25 (ANI): Breaking away from conventional ways of earning a livelihood, educated youth in Assam's Majauli in Jorhat District have taken up vegetable farming as a profession and they are doing fairly well.

Girls stage a rally for women empowerment in Assam

March 20, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Mar 20 (ANI): Female students of various schools and colleges took part in a rally here on Friday to spread mass awareness about women empowerment.

Majuli Island farmers take to vegetable farming for livelihood

March 9, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Mar 9 (ANI): Farmers in Majuli Island here have engaged themselves in vegetable farming in a big way to earn a sustainable livelihood. he educated youth of the 144 villages on the island are now engaged in vegetable farming and reaping huge benefits from the same.

The 130-year-old pony race being held in Assam

February 4, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Feb.4 (ANI): Not many may know pony race has been one of the oldest sporting events of northeast India and draws huge public response every year.

Story of a successful Assam farmer and entrepreneur

December 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Guwahati, Dec 25 (ANI) : Utpal Bora is a young farmer and entrepreneur from Jorhat, Assam. After completing his graduation, he failed to get a job.

Theatre artists from North East stage plays on 'peace and violence'

December 25, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Guwahati, Dec 25 (ANI): Theatre artists from various parts of Northeast came together on one platform recently to stage plays based on the theme of 'peace and violence' in Assam.

Assam villagers terrorised by wild elephants

December 19, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Hatighar Pathar (Assam), Dec 19 (ANI): A herd of about 80 wild elephants have been camping at Hatighar Pathar areas of Assam for the past two months, posing a threat to human life, properties and crops of residents.

Demand for autonomy intensifies in Assam

December 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Jorhat/Guwahati, Dec 15 (ANI): Amidst a raging debate on carving out new provinces, activists of the Jatiya Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), a regional organisation, took out massive rally across Assam to press their demand.

Students take out awareness rally on child rights on Children's Day in Assam

November 14, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Nov.14 (ANI): On the occasion of Children's Day (Nov.14), students here took out a public awareness rally on child rights.

Now, a river ambulance service in Assam

November 14, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Majauli (Assam) Nov.14 (ANI): A ferry service is the only means of transportation for Majuli islandersm, and due to this lack of transportation, residents often fail to access prompt medical facilities.

Educational day centre transforms lives of Assam's disabled children

October 22, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Oct 22(ANI): An educational day centre for spastic children in Assam's Jorhat city is helping and supporting disabled children through various rehabilitation programmes.

Jyotiraditya Scindia visits Assam's tea estates

September 21, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Guwahati, Sep 21(ANI): Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia visited the Teok Tea Estate in Assam's Jorhat district on the weekend.

Banking transforms lives in rural areas in northeast

September 16, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Agartala (Tripura)/ Jorhat (Assam), Sep.16 (ANI): Banking services are playing a major role in transforming the lives of people in rural areas of the northeast India.

Assam's 'spider-eating-man' wants to make a world record

September 13, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Sep. 13 (ANI): His passion is eating poisonous spiders, and he can finish almost 100 of them at a single go.

Health camp opened to help Assam's flood victims

September 5, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Jorhat, Sep. 5 (ANI): A health camp was opened on Saturday for flood-affected people of Phooloni village and in its neighbouring areas in Assam.

Assam to revive Satriya Dance

August 25, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Guwahati, Aug 25 (ANI): In order to promote the unique Satriya classical dance form of Assam among the people of the state as well as at the national and international level, the Satriya Sangeet Charkha Kendra (SSCK) organised a cultural program in Jorhat recently.

Football gains popularity among women in Assam

August 19, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Guwahati, Aug.19 (ANI): The popularity of football in the north-eastern parts of the country is well-known, especially when one finds so many national players emerging from these states. But of late an increasing number of girls are also taking to this sport, especially in Assam.

Assam observes World Breastfeeding Day

August 5, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Aug 5 (ANI): To observe the World Breastfeeding Day, hundreds of women led by health workers and allied volunteers here took part in a public meeting and rally to spread mass awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding babies.

Paddy cultivation down by 20 percent in Assam

July 30, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Guwahati, July 30 (ANI): Farmers in some parts of Assam are facing a tough time due to the delayed rainfall as, officials estimated, it could lead to a 20 per cent drop in the paddy crop cultivation.

Relief work and rehabilitation of Assam flood victims in full swing

July 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Majauli (Assam), July 18 (ANI): Though people in many parts of the country still await the arrival of monsoon, the rains in Assam have been a bad news; causing havoc in different parts of the State.

Relief work begins in flood-affected Majuli in Assam

July 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Majuli (Assam), July 6 (ANI): Authorities have begun relief work in Majuli island in Assam, where flood has rendered thousands of people homeless. he monsoon causes the mighty Brahmaputra River to bring Majuli miseries every year.

Over 300,00 stranded as Assam flood situation turns grim

July 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Guwahati/Majuli (Assam), July 4 (ANI): Incessant rains in Assam's catchment areas have left over 300,000 people stranded.

Jappi, a traditional bamboo hat of Assam

June 28, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Jorhat (Assam), June 28 (ANI): Jappi, a traditional bamboo hat, has been in use in Assam since time immemorial. However, people here should be creditted for keeping the art alive.

Traditional bamboo hat continues to be favourite in Assam

June 12, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Jorhat, June 12 (ANI): Jappi, the traditional bamboo hat used by people in Assam to shield themselves from the sun, continues to sell like hot cakes despite a wide range of modern alternatives available in the market.

Just dial 108 for a mobile medical service in Assam

December 4, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Dec.4 (ANI): People in Assam can now hope to get a fast medical help during emergency since a special toll-free mobile medical emergency service has been made available to them here.

A heart-rending story of a recent blast victim's family from Assam

December 2, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Jorhat, Dec.2 (ANI): All dreams of Rajmi Lekha Borah of Jorhat appear to have been shattered since the day she lost her husband in the recent serial bomb blasts in Assam.

President Patil's visit brings hope to northeast

November 13, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Guwahati, Nov.13 (ANI): People in Assam became aware of many educational and social projects during the visit of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

Jorhat emerging as Assam's education capital

November 7, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Jorhat (Assam), Nov.7 (ANI): Assam's Jorhat district is steadily emerging as the education capital of the State.

Assam set to reap benefits of education bonanza

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, Sept 20 (ANI): Assam is set to receive a bonanza on the education front, with the center announcing plans to fund the creation of three medical colleges.

ULFA turns good samaritan, provides flood relief

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jorhat (Assam), Sept 19 (ANI): Members of the rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have turned good samaritans by pitching in with relief material for thousands displaced by floods.

Shakespeare's Macbeth performed in Assamese in Jorhat

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jorhat (Assam), Sep.7 (ANI): 'Replica', a local cultural group, with the assistance of National School of Drama, recently performed William Shakespeare's famous play 'Macbeth' in Assam's Jorhat district.

Flood situation grim in Assam

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Morigaon (Assam), Sep 6 (ANI): More than a million people have been affected by floods in Assam after the Brahmaputra burst its banks.

Nearly 1 million affected by flooding in Assam

September 4, 2008 at 1:01 AM

The rising level of rivers with nonstop raining is worsening the flood situation in Assam. As many as one million people in 16 districts have been badly

Animals in wild life sanctuaries flee to escape floods in Assam

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, Sep 4 (ANI): Animals in Kaziranga National Park and Pabitar wildlife sanctuary have moved to highlands to escape floods in the Brahmaputra river.

Flood fury in Assam continues

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, Sep 4 (ANI): The flood situation in as many as 16 districts of Assam remained critical today with the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries creating havoc in the state

Flood situation in Assam critical

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, Sep 3 (ANI): The flood situation in Assam continued to be critical on Wednesday with Brahmaputra river and its tributaries creating havoc in the state, claiming 15 lives and rendering several thousands homeless.

Army comes to rescue flood-affected people of Assam

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, Sept 2 (ANI): The army today began evacuating villagers in Assam which is reeling under severe flood with the Brahmaputra river breaching more than 20 vital embankments.

Assam's Karbi Anglong witnessing high newspaper readership

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Diphu (Karbi Anglong) Assam, Aug.29 (ANI): Karbi Anglong, the most widely spread District in Assam with an area of 10,434 kilometres, is witnessing a high newspaper readership, which is quite unusual for this area existing under the shadow of militancy.

Manmohan Singh calls for accessibility of medical and education facilities to the poor

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, Aug 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today stressed the need on balanced regional spread of medical facilities and education to make them accessible to the poor people in different regions.

Assam flood scene continues to be grim

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Guwahati, July 8 (ANI): The flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim today, even as the Central Water Commission has warned of the rising water level in the Brahmaputra in lower Assam.

India nominates Majuli Island for UNESCO World Heritage Site

February 5, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Indian government has lately nominated the Majuli Island in Jorhat district, in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam state for inclusion in the UNESCO's

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