AASU to skip Amit Shah’s meeting with high-level committee looking into Clause 6 implementation

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The All Assam Students’ Union has decided to skip Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s meeting with the high-level committee formed to look into implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. The meeting will take place in…

AIUDF supports formation of new political alternative, also extends olive branch to Congress

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) today extended its support to the formation of an alternative political party. Party supremo Badruddin Ajmal today said his party welcomes the move for the formation of a…

CAA comes into effect from today (Jan 10) as MHA issues gazette notification

GUWAHATI, Jan 10: Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the provisions of the Act came into effect from today following a gazette notification issued by the Union Home Ministry. “In exercise of the powers conferred by…

Assam: Former Sahitya Sabha presidents favour formation of new party, want AASU to take initiative

GUWAHATI, Dec 31: Former Asom Sahitya Sabha presidents Dr Nagen Saikia and Dr Lakhinandan Bora have favoured the formation of a new regional political party in Assam. Speaking to News Live, Dr Nagen Saikia said there is an urgent need…

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…

‘No issues with democratic, peaceful protests but won’t allow miscreants burn Assam’

GUWAHATI, Dec 25: The Assam Government respects and will never oppose democratic and peaceful protests but will not allow miscreants to take up law into their hands and burn Assam, said Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma…

Assam: AASU raises anti-CAA pitch, artistes protest through songs and music

GUWAHATI, Dec 24: Protests and road marches against Citizenship (Amendment) Act continues across Assam with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and other groups and organizations hitting the streets and organizing demonstrations against the Act. Thousands of people assembled at…

Desist from spreading rumours in tea garden areas, warns Assam Government

GUWAHATI, Dec 23: The Assam Government Monday said miscreants and rumour-mongers were spreading fake news and trying to disturb peace in tea garden areas of the State. Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said it has come to the government’s…

Police monitoring social media; 28 cases registered, 10 arrested for offensive updates: Assam Govt

GUWAHATI, Dec 23: Assam Police have arrested 10 persons for posting offensive updates using the social media during the recent violence in Guwahati. Police have also registered 28 cases in connection with 206 updates that may incite hatred and violence…

Assam: Police arrest college student for spreading fake news on social media

GUWAHATI, Dec 22: Police have arrested a college student from Nagaon for spreading fake news on social media and for inciting other people to take up law into their hands during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (now an Act)…

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