Assam

Tourism in Assam loses Rs. 400 crore in the month of December

GUWAHATI: The tourism sector has been badly hit in Assam and the Northeast. The ongoing protests and the recent unrest have resulted in inbound bookings getting cancelled at the last minute. According to sources, the total loss has been projected…

Himanta Biswa Sarma rebuts claims of paid crowd at BJP peace rallies

GUWAHATI, Dec 29: The BJP has rebutted allegations of using money to pull people to the “peace and progress” rallies the party and its alliance partners have been organizing across Assam. NEDA chairman and Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister…

Brahmaputra River Project gets nod from China, Bangladesh

GUWAHATI, Dec 29: The much anticipated Assam Inland Water Transport Project (AIWTP) funded by the World Bank has received no-objection certificates from the two riparian countries – China and Bangladesh. The project has been taken up by the Assam Government…

ULFA(I) linkman, two new recruits held at Namrup

GUWAHATI, Dec 29: In a major setback to the insurgent outfit ULFA(I), a linkman along with two new recruits of the proscribed organization were apprehended by a joint team of Dangri Kumar Army Camp, Sapekhati Army Camp and Namrup police…

Assam CM announces Rs 100,000 for Gold Medallists in Khelo India Youth Games

GUWAHATI: The gold medal winners from Assam in Khelo India Youth Games will receive a reward of Rs 100,000 from the state government. The silver and bronze winners will be paid Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively. Addressing media persons…

Kaziranga declared No Parking Zone

GUWAHATI: Keeping in mind the protection of wildlife in Kaziranga National Park, the Golaghat district administration has declared the park area as a No Parking zone. Following a directive of National Green Tribunal, the district administration has prohibited parking of…

Stage set for 89th Srimanta Sankardeva Sangha Conference in Bokakhat

GUWAHATI: Preparations are in full-swing for the 89th annual conference of Srimanta Sankardeva Sangha to be held at Kamargaon in Bokakhat under Golaghat district.  The annual conference will be held from Feb 5-8, 2020 at Mohura Dihingiya Pothar which has been…

Fake currency note printing machine seized in Lakhimpur

GUWAHATI: In a major success against fake currency note racket, Lakhimpur Police in two separate operations recovered a fake currency note printing machine and substantial amount of fake currency notes. “In the first operation at Phukandalani, Doolahat, police personnel from…

Former Assam BJP president Indramoni Bora passes away at age 81

GUWAHATI: Former Assam BJP president and Rajya Sabha MP Indramoni Bora passed away at the age of 81 at his residence in Uzan Bazar area of Guwahati here on Saturday. While the leader had retired from active politics after his…

ONGC gets green clearance for Rs 3,500 crore project in non-forest areas of Assam

GUWAHATI: In a boost to the state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) the Union Environment Ministry has given its green clearance to carry out onshore exploration, development and production of oil and gas in 100 locations in non-forest areas…

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