Assam

SC issues notice to Centre on CAA; hopeful that it will be repealed, says AASU

Guwahati, Dec 18: The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notices to the Central government asking it to respond to the batch of petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act. The apex court will next hear the petitions on January 22 once it…

Buy, Read more Assamese books to protect the language: Homen Borgohain

Guwahati, Dec 18: “There is no future of Assamese language if we don’t read books written in Assamese,” observed noted journalist and prominent literary figure of Assam Homen Borgohain on Tuesday. Inaugurating the Nagaon Book Fair 2019 at Nehrubali, Borgohain…

Govt to offer Rs 50,000 each to 2,000 artistes and technicians of Assam

GUWAHATI, Dec 17: The Assam Government will provide an amount of Rs 50,000 each as a one-time grant to 2,000 artistes and technicians of the state. Assam Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley said today that his department would soon…

Army Chief Rawat meets students from Assam on national integration tour

New Delhi: Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday met students from west Karbi Anglong district of Assam who are on a national integration tour in the capital. The tour is being conducted by the Red Horns Division of the…

As protests continue, SC to hear petitions challenging CAA on Wednesday

GUWAHATI, Dec 17: The Supreme Court will hear nearly two dozen petitions against the amended Citizenship Act on Wednesday, including the ones filed by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), All Assam Lawyers’ Association…

Anti-CAA protests: Assam DGP says 136 cases registered, 190 people arrested for violence, vandalism

Guwahati: Director General of Police (DGP), Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Tuesday said that a total of 136 cases had been registered and 190 people were arrested for violence and hooliganism during the protests held against the Citizenship Amendment Act…

Anti-CAA protests: Over 3,000 detained, 136 cases registered, says Assam DGP

Guwahati, Dec 17: The Assam Police detained more than 3,000 people and arrested 190 persons for indulging in violent protests last week in the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). “136 cases have been registered so far and 190…

Assam: Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh till 8 pm

Dibrugarh: The curfew imposed in Dibrugarh district in the wake of major protests across the state over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, was on Tuesday relaxed from 6 am to 8 pm by the district administration. Assam Finance Minister Himanta…

Assam Govt to fill up 55,000 vacant posts in various departments soon

Dispur: Government of Assam would soon start the process for filling up 55,000 posts of different categories including teachers which are lying vacant in various departments in the State, an official statement said. A press release from Assam Chief Minister’s…

Govt to lift curfew, restore broadband internet from Tuesday (Dec 17)

GUWAHATI, Dec 16: The Assam Government has decided to completely lift curfew, including night curfew, in Guwahati from Tuesday (Dec 17). Broadband internet services will also be restored from tomorrow, Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted…

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