Assam

State BJP President election tomorrow: Ranjeet Dass to be reappointed

GUWAHATI: The election for Assam State BJP president will take place tomorrow at Srimanta Madhabdev International Auditorium of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati. According to sources, it is almost confirmed that incumbent Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass will be…

Khelo India: Swimmer Shivangi Sharma wins Gold, 7th for hosts Assam, in 200m Freestyle

GUWAHATI, Jan 17: Swimmer Shivangi Sharma became the toast of sports lovers in Assam after she won the gold medal in the Girls’ (U-21) 200 metres freestyle event at the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati today. Shivangi’s…

Process for framing rules of CAA begins: Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI: Centre has started to frame rules and provisions for the implementation of the Amended Citizenship Act, 2019. Assam government has also submitted some proposals to the centre, informed Assam health and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. Talking to…

World Bank, Centre sign $88 mn loan agreement for Assam inland water transport project

New Delhi : The central government, Assam government and the World Bank signed a loan agreement of USD 88 million here on Thursday to help modernise Assam’s passenger ferry sector that runs on its rivers including Brahmaputra. A Finance Ministry…

Assam: Indo-Bhutan Friendship Mela begins in Baksa

GUWAHATI: In a move to strengthen the relationship between India and Bhutan, the 10th Indo-Bhutan Friendship Mela–cum-68th Subankhata Magh Mela began from today at Subankhata under Baksa district. The fair got underway today with the ‘Kurmalaga’ (guests) mingling with the…

NDFB(S) signs ceasefire deal with govt

GUWAHATI: National Democratic Front of Bodoland (S) signed a tripartite Suspension of Operations (SoO) Agreement with the centre and state government on Thursday. The outfit under the leadership of its president B Saoraigwra decided to shun violence, come overground and…

Silpi Divas: Assam recalls Jyotiprasad today

GUWAHATI: Rich tributes are being paid to Assamese cultural doyen Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala whose death anniversary is being celebrated today as Shilpi Divas across the state. A poet of great brilliance, a musician of rare calibre, an artist, an ardent…

Assam: Simanta Saikia, who spent more than a year in Pakistan jail, returns home; emotional scenes at Merapani

GUWAHATI, Jan 16: Emotional scenes at Merapani in Assam’s Golaghat district after Simanta Saikia, a member of a fishing vessel who spent more than a year in a Pakistan prison, returned home. Simanta along with other Indian fishermen were arrested…

Assam: 26-year-old woman dies in boat crash at Panimur Waterfalls

GUWAHATI: In an unfortunate incident, a young woman died following a boat accident at the Panimur Waterfalls, a tourist spot in Assam’s Dima Hasao district. The deceased has been identified as a 26-year-old woman named Konika Langthasa. Konika along with…

Assam: Annual Jonbeel Mela, where money is forbidden, begins

GUWAHATI, Jan 16: Jonbeel Mela, the three-day fair held annually after Bhogali Bihu at Dayang Belguri on the banks of Jonbeel near Jagiroad in Morigaon district, got under way today. It’s perhaps the only fair where currency is banned, almost,…

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