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Despite ban, Assam district witnesses Buffalo fights as part of Bihu celebrations

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST

Despite a Supreme Court ban on animal fights and race across the country, people of Morigaon district organized the traditional buffalo fight at Bidyabori and Ahatguri area of the district on Wednesda

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Won't betray Assamese on citizen bill, says Sonowal

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST

Amid the growing chaos over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated that he is not going to betray the Assamese people.

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Assam Accord signatory Biraj Sarma dead

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST

Senior AGP leader and one of the signatories of the Assam Accord, Biraj Kumar Sarma, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday.

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Former Arunachal CM Apang quits BJP

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Gegong Apang on Tuesday resigned from the party, saying it was no longer following the principles of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Assam celebrates Magh Bihu

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

Assam on Tuesday celebrated Magh Bihu, the annual harvest festival, with traditional fervour.

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Sonowal faces protests over Citizenship bill

Guwahati |Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST

Much to his embarrassment, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday faced protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at his home constituency Majuli.

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Assam bore disproportionate burden of migration: Rajnath

Guwahati |Monday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST

Assam has borne a disproportionate burden of migration due to religious persecution in the neighbouring countries, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

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Hiren Gohain, two others get interim bail

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST

The Gauhati High Court on Friday granted interim bail to renowned intellectual Hiren Gohain, activist Akhil Gogoi and journalist Manjit Mahanta, against whom a case of sedition was registered by polic

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In Assam's villages, a low-cost, DIY technology is battling contaminated water (Feature)

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST

In a village called Aam-bagan in Nagaon district of Assam, Sumitra Biswas summoned her grandson to help her pour water into the filter kept in the courtyard of their house. The filter -- three buckets

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BJP office vandalised in Assam (Lead)

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST

As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 continued in Assam, a group of agitators vandalised a BJP office near here, police said on Friday.

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BJP office vandalised in Guwahati

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST

As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 has become the order of the day in Assam, a group of agitators vandalised a BJP office near here, police said on Friday.

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Kin of Assam movement 'martyrs' to return citations

Guwahati |Thursday, 2019 9:45:24 PM IST

Thirty-one years after their kin died during the Assam movement, they were honoured by the BJP-led government in Assam in 2016. Now, the families of 855 Assam movement 'martyrs' are set to return the

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