Assam

Assam actor plays action-double of Saif Ali Khan in ‘Tanhaji’ 

GUWAHATI, Jan 16: Assam actor Montu Deuri has brought good news to the state. Montu recently completed his assignment of being the action stunt-double for Saif Ali Khan in the Bollywood movie, “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”, starring Ajay Devgn. In…

Sivasagar: Rangpur Mela begins at Rang Ghar

GUWAHATI: Celebrating the Pahila Magh (first day of the Magh month) people from all walks of life visited the historical Rang Ghar Bakori in Sivasagar, Assam to enjoy the annual Rangpur Mela. Organised by TAIPA, a youth organisation of Tai…

ULFA Linkman arrested in Kaliabor

GUWAHATI: A team of Kaliabor Police nabbed an ULFA linkman on Tuesday night. The ULFA linkman has been identified as Nitul Bora of Bihdubi, Kaliabor. Bora was arrested from his residence. It is to be mentioned that Bora is employed…

People celebrate Bhogali Bihu, also continue protests against Cititzenship (Amendment) Act; CAA copies burnt with Mejis

GUWAHATI, Jan 15: People across Assam celebrated Bhogali or Magh Bihu with gusto and traditional gaiety. After the Uruka feast yesterday night (Jan 14), people lit Mejis — the traditional hut-like bonfire made with wood and stray – and prayed…

Governor, CM, Min Himanta Biswa Sarma extend Bihu greetings

GUWAHATI: As the Magh Bihu festivity grips Assam, Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health and Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma extended Bihu greetings to the people of  the state. The governor, in his message, said…

Ahead of Uruka feast, markets chock-a-block with people, giant fishes centre of all attraction

GUWAHATI: People of the state are all set for grand feast of Uruka which marks the onset of Magh Bihu. People made a beeline to fish markets from early morning hours. The fish market at Uzan Bazaar ghat was abuzz…

State govt announces Silpi Bota to Gopikanta Sinha-Apurba Bezbaruah

Guwahati: Assam government has announced ‘Silpi Bota 2020’ to two veteran artistes of the state-Gopikanta Sinha and Apurba Bezbaruah. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will present the awards at Silpi Divas programme organised by Directorate of Cultural Affairs on January 17…

Uruka today: State soaks in Bhogali Bihu festivity

GUWAHATI: People across the state have geared up to celebrate Uruka today, the night of feast and merriment before the Bihu day. Bhogali Bihu, the harvesting festival signifying plenty begins on Wednesday. Most of the fish markets in the state…

Assam Assembly ratifies bill to extend SC-ST quota

GUWAHATI: The Assam Assembly on Monday unanimously ratified the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019, extending reservations to SC/STs in the legislature by another 10 years. A special one-day session of the Assembly was held to ratify the Bill, which was…

High-Level Committee on Clause-6 meets Amit Shah, likely to file report soon

GUWAHATI: The high-level committee formed to look into implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord attended a meeting at the official residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today. The committee led by former Gauhati High…

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