Assam: One More Staff of Closed PSU Paper Mill Dead; Toll Rises to 92

Eighty-five others had died either due to starvation or lack of medical treatment.

Another employee of the defunct Nagaon Paper Mill of the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) died on Saturday in Assam, taking the total fatalities since the closure of the PSU’s two mills in the state to 92, including four suicides, a union leader claimed. Dharani Saikia, the 61-year-old employee who was suffering from diabetes, hypertension … Read more

Congress Appoints Bhupen Bora Chief of Party’s Assam Unit

Congress Appoints Bhupen Bora Chief of Party's Assam Unit

Congress leader Bhupen Bora was appointed as APCC chief on Saturday. (Image: Twitter/@BhupenKBorah) Continuing the organisational revamp in various units, a party statement said Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Bhupen Bora as president of APCC. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:July 24, 2021, 21:44 IST FOLLOW US ON: Congress on Saturday appointed Bhupen Bora as … Read more

Assam, Meghalaya To Work For Resolving State Border Disputes In 12 Areas

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Meghalaya and Assam have a long running state border dispute Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K Sangma have decided of moving from maintaining status quo to finding a solution to the inter-state border dispute in the first meeting on the issue at Meghalaya’s capital Shillong on Friday. “We … Read more

Assam, Meghalaya to Go Beyond ‘Status Quo’ on Boundary Dispute; 12 Disputed Areas to be Discussed

Assam, Meghalaya to Go Beyond ‘Status Quo’ on Boundary Dispute; 12 Disputed Areas to be Discussed

Adopting a resolution to move forward towards a solution rather than merely maintaining a status quo, Assam and Meghalaya have decided to go beyond, by adopting a give-and-take policy for resolving the age-old boundary dispute between the two states. The decision was taken at the border talks held between Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma … Read more

About 40 Assam Kids Rescued from Sikkim as CM Himanta Vows to Hunt Down Traffickers

About 40 Assam Kids Rescued from Sikkim as CM Himanta Vows to Hunt Down Traffickers

Biplab (name changed) from Chirang district of Assam is one among about 40 children rescued from neighbouring Sikkim this week by a police team. His parents work in Punjab and the boy was taken to the hill state by traffickers with promises of education and a better life. Once in Sikkim, he says he was … Read more

First Phase of Online Sale of Liquor in Assam Limited to Guwahati Only

First Phase of Online Sale of Liquor in Assam Limited to Guwahati Only

The first phase of online sale of liquor in Assam has been limited to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation area. It will be extended to other parts of the state gradually. A notification issued by the Excise department stated that the step has been taken due to COVID induced restrictions imposed by the government as well … Read more

Another Police Encounter in Assam, Supari Smuggler Injured in Bongaigaon

CM Hemant Soren Orders Judicial Probe into Death of Women Cop in Sahebganj

A suspected supari (betel nut) smuggler was injured in a police encounter in Bongaigaon district when he tried to escape from custody, officials said on Wednesday. With the latest number, at least 15 suspected militants and criminals were shot dead in police encounters in the state since May as they reportedly tried to snatch service … Read more

Assam CM Calls for Defininig Secularism in Context of `Indian Civilization’

Assam CM Hopeful of Finding Middle Ground to Start Talks With ULFA

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday asserted that the concept of secularism needs to be defined in the context of `Indian civilisation’. Attacking Leftist intellectuals, liberals and the media, Sarma said, at a function where RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat launched a book, claimed the country’s intellectual society is still dominated by the left-liberals … Read more

Assam Doctor Infected with Alpha and Delta Covid Variants Simultaneously

Scale Up Health Infra, Speed Up Vaccination to Prevent Another Covid Surge: WHO to Nations

A woman doctor in Assam may be the country’s first case of a COVID-19 patient infected with two different variants of the virus at the same time, Dr. B Borkakoty, senior scientist at the ICMRs Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) here, said. The doctor, despite being fully vaccinated, got infected with both Alpha and Delta … Read more

Assam To Form Team Of Youths To Help Combat ‘Population Explosion’ Among Muslims

World Population Day is observed every year on July 11 (Shutterstock/Representative image)

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma attributed the economic condition of Muslims in the state to overpopulation. (Representational Image) In addition to the 1000 youths, ASHA workers will also be roped in to carry out awareness measures. News18 Guwahati Last Updated:July 20, 2021, 21:23 IST FOLLOW US ON: As part of measures to control population, Assam … Read more

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