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Assam CM Sarma orders probe into alleged corruption in flood relief

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday chaired another meeting with the state deputy commissioners to review the flood situation. During the meeting, CM Sarma ordered a probe under the additional chief secretary to look into the…

BREAKING: Eknath Shinde To Be Maharashtra Chief Minister, Oath-taking At 7.30 PM

Guwahati:  After almost 10 days of the high-octane scramble for power, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. This was announced by BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in a joint press conference with Shinde on Thursday.…

62 buried alive, several trapped under debris in a landslide in Manipur

Guwahati: At least 62 people have died and dozens are feared trapped under debris in a massive landslide that occurred at the Tupul Yard Railway Construction Camp in Manipur’s Noney district. As per sources, the death toll may rise significantly.…

After 3-year gap, Amarnath Yatra resumes today

Guwahati: The 43-day long Amarnath Yatra to the holy cave shrine located in south Kashmir Himalayas began today amid chants of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ from both Baltal and Nunwan base camps in Kashmir valley. Deputy Commissioner Piyush Singla flagged off…

Single-use plastic ban to come into force across India from tomorrow

Guwahati:  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 28 June has notified that govt will ban identified single-use plastic items across the country from 1 July. “India will ban the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified…

Assam’s flood situation worsens again, death toll reaches 151

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated, with 10 regions reporting 12 new deaths. At present, the death toll caused by floods in the state has reached 151, the Assam Disaster Management Authority reported on Wednesday. More than 3.15…

BJP set to stake claim in Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis eyes CM post for 3rd time

Guwahati: The stage is set for the return of a BJP-led government in Maharasthra with Uddhav Thackeray resigning as chief minister shortly after the Supreme Court declined to stay the floor test called by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in a…

Maharashtra Assembly special session postponed, no Floor Test today

Guwahati: Maharashtra Assembly Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat has informed all state MLAs that as per the Governor’s orders the special session that was scheduled on Thursday will now not be convened. The special Assembly was scheduled today with the only agenda…

Election for 16th Vice President of India on 6 August: ECI

Guwahati: The election for the post of Vice President of India will be held on 6 August, 2022, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Wednesday. The term of office of the incumbent Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu ends…

Assam Floods: Fresh spell of rain worsens flood situation

Guwahati: Just when it appeared like the Assam floods scenario was improving, heavy rain from Tuesday have yet again deteriorated the situation. At least 25 lakh people in 28 districts are facing the wrath of floods. And if that was…