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  • Peace talks with ULFA(I) if Centre comes forward: Anup Chetia

    Peace talks with ULFA(I) if Centre comes forward: Anup Chetia

    Peace talks with ULFA (Independent), led by Paresh Axom (Baruah), is only possible if the Centre comes forward for a dialogue process, pro-talk ULFA leader and its general secretary Anup Chetia on Thursday said. “Talks with the Paresh Baruah-led faction of ULFA is possible if the Central government comes forward honestly,” Chetia said at the...

    April 6, 2017
  • Assam can emerge as India’s corridor to South East Asia: Prez

    Assam can emerge as India’s corridor to South East Asia: Prez

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said Assam, which is emerging as economic hub of India, is perfectly positioned to become the corridor of the country to the ASEAN nations as the 'Act East' policy takes forefront. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 'Namami Brahmaputra' festival here, Mukherjee said India would soon celebrate 25 years...

    March 31, 2017
  • PM wishes for Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam

    PM wishes for Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his wishes for the Namami Brahmaputra festival to be celebrated in Assam between March 31 and April 4. "It is a matter of great pride that the Namami Brahmaputra festival is being launched by the Assam government. Best wishes for the festival," Modi tweeted. "The Brahmaputra is the...

    March 31, 2017
  • PM wishes for Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam

    PM wishes for Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his wishes for the Namami Brahmaputra festival to be celebrated in Assam between March 31 and April 4. "It is a matter of great pride that the Namami Brahmaputra festival is being launched by the Assam government. Best wishes for the festival," Modi tweeted. "The Brahmaputra is the...

    March 31, 2017
  • Assam, Meghalaya CMs to discuss interstate boundary dispute

    Assam, Meghalaya CMs to discuss interstate boundary dispute

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will meet Assam's Chie Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on April 3 in Guwahati to discuss the interstate boundary dispute, an official said on Tuesday. Sonowal will meet the Meghalaya Chief Minister for the first time since he assumed office in Assam in May last year after assembly polls. "The Chief Ministers have agreed to...

    March 28, 2017
  • For nature lovers

    For nature lovers

    Surrounded by beauty of nature, Doiheng is a century-old village in Dima Hasao, just six km from Retzuol on the Haflong- Amaranagar road (old Haflong-AmaranangarSilchar road). It is inhabited mostly by the Hmar community, says a report in Guwahati-based Assam Tribune. Of late Doiheng has become a much-sought-after place for birds and nature lovers since...

    March 28, 2017
  • Taste of Islamic advance

    Taste of Islamic advance

    Since time immemorial Assam has been known for its unique social harmony, religious tolerance and pluralism. The land of great Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardev, who spread the message of love, cohesion and brotherhood among all communities, castes and creeds centuries ago, is today witnessing an Islamic directive with regard to a public function where a...

    March 26, 2017
  • Financial slugfest

    Financial slugfest

    Assam’s huge revenue and fiscal deficits to the tune of Rs.8,000 crore, has several economic consequences. The 2017-18 budget shows two figures of fiscal deficit, at Rs.7,702 crore, while the primary deficit is pegged at Rs.3,956 crore. The revenue collection recorded a surplus of Rs.2,400 crore.  Indeed there is a rise on the count of...

    March 26, 2017
  • Financial slugfest

    Financial slugfest

    Assam’s huge revenue and fiscal deficits to the tune of Rs.8,000 crore, has several economic consequences. The 2017-18 budget shows two figures of fiscal deficit, at Rs.7,702 crore, while the primary deficit is pegged at Rs.3,956 crore. The revenue collection recorded a surplus of Rs.2,400 crore.  Indeed there is a rise on the count of...

    March 26, 2017
  • ONGC’s exploration mission begins in Northeast: Official

    ONGC’s exploration mission begins in Northeast: Official

    State-owned ONGC has began exploration works in northeast India to attract more gas based industries in the region, top official said. "ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) has vigorously embarked on exploration works to explore more natural gas," ONGC Director (Onshore) V.P Mahawar told reporters here on March 25. He said :"The ONGC has targeted...

    March 26, 2017
  • ONGC’s exploration mission begins in Northeast: Official

    ONGC’s exploration mission begins in Northeast: Official

    State-owned ONGC has began exploration works in northeast India to attract more gas based industries in the region, top official said. "ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) has vigorously embarked on exploration works to explore more natural gas," ONGC Director (Onshore) V.P Mahawar told reporters here on March 25. He said :"The ONGC has targeted...

    March 26, 2017
  • No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    The Union Government on Saturday sought to clarify that there was no agreement or decision on carving out a larger Nagaland state and termed media reports on the issue "erroneous". "Some media reports have appeared recently to the effect that the Government of India has agreed to carve out a larger Nagaland State by taking...

    March 25, 2017
  • No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    The Union Government on Saturday sought to clarify that there was no agreement or decision on carving out a larger Nagaland state and termed media reports on the issue "erroneous". "Some media reports have appeared recently to the effect that the Government of India has agreed to carve out a larger Nagaland State by taking...

    March 25, 2017
  • Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

    Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

    Assamese singer Papon, who has sung a song on the Brahmaputra river with Amitabh Bachchan, has invited the Bollywood megastar to visit Assam soon. Papon, whose real name is Angaraag Mahanta, has composed an anthem for the debut edition of Namami Brahmaputra — a river festival. The song has been voiced by celebrities like Amitabh,...

    March 22, 2017
  • Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

    Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

    Assamese singer Papon, who has sung a song on the Brahmaputra river with Amitabh Bachchan, has invited the Bollywood megastar to visit Assam soon. Papon, whose real name is Angaraag Mahanta, has composed an anthem for the debut edition of Namami Brahmaputra — a river festival. The song has been voiced by celebrities like Amitabh,...

    March 22, 2017
  • Much ado about Kaziranga

    Much ado about Kaziranga

    Kaziranga National Park, known as a success story across the globe in the conservation of the one-horned rhinoceros, suddenly got shocking news from abroad stating that a tribal rights body has given a call for boycott of the world heritage site claiming that it has turned into a killing field of innocent tribal people in...

    March 12, 2017
  • 4 killed in Assam fire

    4 killed in Assam fire

     At least four persons were killed and over 20 others injured when several houses in Assam's Golaghat district caught fire due to a gas tanker accident, a police official said on Tuesday. The tanker turned turtle on Monday night on the National Highway 37 that passes Rangoliting village leaking gas which ignited the blaze that...

    February 28, 2017