Assam

BSF arrests one with fake currency in South Salmara

GUWAHATI: Border Security Force (BSF) of Guwahati Frontier seized counterfeit notes worth Rs. 30,000 from one Jahirul Islam (30) on Thursday near the bordering area of Boreralga, South Salmara, Assam. On Thursday evening, at around 09:30 PM, troops of BOP…

Karam Singh Janambhumi Award to Homen Borgohain, Surya Das

GUWAHATI, Dec 27: Karam Singh Trust will honour renowned journalist and litterateur Homen Borgohain and veteran singer Surya Das with Karam Singh Janambhumi Award-2019. The award which has been constituted in the name of Assam Agitation martyr Karam Singh contains…

Ray of Hope! Some good news for paper mill employees in a day or two: Himanta Biswa

GUWAHATI, Dec 27: It seems there’s a ray of hope, at last! Amid the notice issued on behalf of the liquidators of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) asking employees of Nagaon and Cachar paper mills to vacate their quarters, Assam…

Chirang: Dwijing Festival begins from today

GUWAHATI, Dec 27: The much-awaited Dwijing festival began from today on the bank of the Aie river in Chirang district. Bodoland Territorial Council Chief Hagrama Mohilary inaugurated the 4th edition of the festival which aims at promoting tourism and vibrant culture…

Full-grown leopard caged in Naharkatia

GUWAHATI: Assam Forest officials finally managed to cage the full-grown leopard which was creating tension in and around Naharkatia Chachani in Kachubam Gaon, Dibrugarh District. The leopard walked straight into a trap laid by the forest department officials on Friday, wee hours.…

Dhubri enters International arena with starting of new trade route with Bangladesh

GUWAHATI: Good news for Assam and the Northeast, as international trade route from Dhubri to various river ports of Bangladesh has been officially started. On Thursday, the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Dr. Shah Md Tanvir Monsur launched two barges (a…

Elephant terror in Kampur

GUWAHATI, December 27: Man-Elephant conflicts continue to be on the rise in different parts of Assam with frequent incidents of wild tuskers straying into human settlements. Residents of Kampur under Nagaon district are spending sleepless nights as a herd of…

I am everybody’s Zubeen Da, the singer says burying the hatchet with Kalita community

GUWAHATI, December 26: Burying the hatchet over his reported remark which sparked outrage among the Kalita community, heartthrob singer Zubeen Garg said today he sometimes says things he shouldn’t but reiterated the remarks were unintended. Extending an olive branch to…

Abhinandan Scheme providing a one-time education loan subsidy of up to Rs 50,000 takes off, sanction letters distributed

GUWAHATI, Dec 26: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya today handed over sanction letters to beneficiaries of the ambitious Abhinandan scheme that provides a one-time subsidy of up to Rs 50,000…

Electric shock! Consumers in Cachar hamlet get monthly power bills in lakhs

GUWAHATI, Dec 26: For many families of Arkatipur area in Assam’s Cachar district, it was like getting an electrical shock from the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL); something they will remember for their rest of life. Slapped with exorbitant…

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