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Bhubaneswar Kalita, former Assam Congress chief, joins BJP

Former APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita today (Aug 9) joined the BJP at the party’s New Delhi headquarters. Kalita joined BJP in the presence of union minister Piyush Goyal. #BREAKING | Former APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita joins #BJP pic.twitter.com/hM5FNwPSgS — NEWS…

National Film Awards: ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ best Assamese film

Rima Das’ movie ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ has won the Rajat Kamal (Silver Peacock) winning the best Assamese Film in the 66th National Film Awards that were announced today. #NationalFilmAwards: Best Assamese Film- Bulbul can sing — MIB India (@MIB_India) August…

NRC: SC reserves order on citizenship issue of those born in country between 1971 and 1987

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on the citizenship issue of people born in India between 1971 and 1987 and who were not included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list. “We will not be…

Sukhoi jet crashes near Tezpur

A Sukhoi fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Milanpur near Tezpur around 8:30 pm Thursday evening. The jet blew up into a huge ball of fire after crashing. The two pilots of the Sukhoi jet ejected…

Bharat Ratna conferred on ‘Xudhakontho’ Bhupen Hazarika

Legendary singer-music composer Bhupen Hazarika was posthumously honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, at a function held at Rastrapati Bhavan today evening (Aug 8). President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the award that was received by his…

Bhupen Hazarika to receive Bharat Ratna today

New Delhi (India): Late Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika will be honoured with India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, by President Ram Nath Kovind today. The singer, also an acclaimed poet and filmmaker, was born on September 8, 1926, and passed…

Assam: 4 including 2 women held for alleged links with ULFA

Dibrugarh (Assam): The police on Wednesday apprehended four people including two women for their alleged links with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) here. “We got the information about some people who have links with ULFA. We have apprehended…

Assam CM, finance minister condole Swaraj’s demise

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have condoled the demise of former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, hailing her as “one of India’s tallest leaders and an epitome of integrity”. The…

Bhubaneswar Kalita quits Congress over party’s stand on Kashmir

Former Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhubaneswar Kalita has resigned from the Congress party after quitting as a Rajya Sabha MP. Kalita, who has been a four-term Rajya Sabha MP besides being a former minister in the Tarun Gogoi…

Two absconders held in Goalpara with pistol, live rounds

Assam: The Indian army nabbed two persons in Lakhipur town, Goalpara for their involvement in arms dealings. A 7.65 mm pistol, magazine and four live rounds were recovered from them. The two have been identified as Mofidul Islam (40) and…

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