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Assam’s most celebrated voice to come alive on screen


September 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) The voice of Assam's most celebrated singer and balladeer Bhupen Hazarika will come alive on screen on Friday with the release of the feature film "Akhon ... Read more...

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Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states


April 10th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to ... Read more...

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At Hazarika’s last rites, sea of humanity sheds tears


November 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 9 (IANS) It was the end of an era as the mortal remains of the bard from Assam, Bhupen Hazarika, went up in flames Wednesday with his ... Read more...

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Congress first family should explain Bofors: BJP


January 9th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive Sunday decided to take the issue of corruption and scams to the people and the judiciary, while sharpening its attack ... Read more...

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Concluding day of BJP national executive begins


January 9th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) The concluding day of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meet began here Sunday to adopt resolutions aimed at cornering the UPA government on issues pertaining ... Read more...

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Gadkari slams UPA for corruption, resolution on northeast passed (Night Lead)


January 8th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The first day of the two-day national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended Saturday with the party launching a blistering attack on ... Read more...

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Gadkari slams UPA over corruption, says NDA will rule in 2014 (Lead)


January 8th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began its two-day national executive here Saturday with party chief Nitin Gadkari launching a blistering attack on the UPA government on charges ... Read more...

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Two-day BJP national executive meet begins


January 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive opened here Saturday morning with party chief Nitin Gadkari, senior leader L.K. Advani and other leaders in attendance.The meeting ... Read more...

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BJP to focus on corruption, price rise at executive


January 8th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opens here Saturday and the party is all set to hit out at the UPA government on ... Read more...

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Six nation expedition traces Brahmaputra’s course


November 25th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) A six-nation rafting-cum-trekking expedition has successfully covered 3,000 km from the source of the river Brahmaputra in Tibet to its delta in the Bay of Bengal.The 14-member team ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Floods affect a wildlife sanctuary in northeastern India


September 14th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 14 (ANI): Incessant downpour over the past fortnight has inundated the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.Consequently, wildlife wardens have moved the animals to safer places.The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is famous ... Read more...

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Brahmaputra crosses danger mark, Assam flood situation critical


September 14th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam turned critical Tuesday with the main river Brahmaputra crossing the danger level at several places, taking the total number of displaced people to ... Read more...

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Three greenfield airports in northeastern India


July 24th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry has approved setting up of three greenfield airports in the northeastern states to improve air connectivity. An official statement said Saturday that of the ... Read more...

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German expert working to tame the Brahmaputra


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) A German hydrologist has been entrusted by the Assam government to tame the great Asian river Brahmaputra that causes catastrophic flooding and erosion, causing destruction across the region. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

“Sumoi Mari Gaon,” nature’s gift to Assam


June 17th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem KamodangGuwahati, June 17 (ANI): The Sumoi Mari Gaon village on Majuli Island in Assam, lies in the middle of the River Brahmaputra and is blessed with rich bio-diversity and a ... Read more...

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Guwahati’s landscape to change with satellite towns, BRT systems


June 16th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Guwahati, June 16 (IANS) Fast-growing Guwahati has seen haphazard development and faces a mismanaged network of too many buses. But now three new satellite townships and two Bus Rapid Transit ... Read more...

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Flexing muscles never helps in water disputes: Bangladesh envoy


June 8th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Advocating a new paradigm of collaborative approach to water management in South Asia to harness water optimally for all stake holders, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Mr. ... Read more...

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RSS chief apprehensive about China’s plans to build a dam on Brahmaputra


February 1st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Feb 1 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has expressed concern over reports of China's plans to build a dam on the river Brahmaputra.Addressing RSS volunteers here on ... Read more...

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Rescue operation on to trace six missing students after boat mishap in Assam


January 3rd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sualkuchi (Assam), Jan 3 (ANI): The rescue operation is on to trace the six students, who went missing, after their boat capsized in river Brahmaputra.Out of the total 17 students, four boys ... Read more...

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Indian students say Chinese dam construction kept under wraps


November 13th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 13 (ANI): Students in northeastern states on Friday said that the UPA Government was trying to underplay China's plans to build a dam on the river Brahmaputra.It may be noted ... Read more...

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India to ask China if it is building dam on Brahmaputra (Lead)


October 15th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Concerned over reports that China was building a massive dam on river Brahmaputra on its side, India said Thursday it will ascertain from Beijing if it was ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Assam’s Kamakhya temple for Kumari Puja


September 24th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 24 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees thronged revered Kamakhya temple in Assam state on Thursday for Kumari Puja organised during Hindu festival of Navratri, in which young girls are worshipped.Kumari Puja ... Read more...

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Assam affect wild life, agriculture and infrastructure devastated by floods


September 15th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem KamodangGuwahati, Sep 14(ANI): Monsoon related floods in some parts of Assam have severely affected villages, destroyed crops and are also posing a threat to wild animals especially on Majuli Island ... Read more...

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Health camp opened to help Assam’s flood victims


September 5th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 5 (ANI): A health camp was opened on Saturday for flood-affected people of Phooloni village and in its neighbouring areas in Assam.The camp has the facilities for medical ... Read more...

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Astronaut takes a second, closer look at Brahmaputra


September 1st, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) US astronaut Mike Fincke Tuesday took a close look here at the river Brahmaputra, which he had viewed from space some months ago. "I saw the Brahmaputra from space. ... Read more...

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Kaziranga National Park gear up for safe migration of animals


August 23rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kaziranga, (Assam) Aug 23 (ANI): Kaziranga National Park authorities have put up barricades to slow down vehicles to ensure safe passage for migrating animals.Heavy downpours during the monsoon season submerge almost ... Read more...

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Two NDFB militants killed in Assam encounter


August 2nd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Dhemaji (Assam), Aug 2 (ANI): Two National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants were killed in an encounter with the police in Assam's Dhemaji district today.According to official sources, militants exchanged ... Read more...

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Cattle smuggling to Bangladesh poses a challenge for the BSF


February 17th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Hempi D Henpilen Dhubri (Assam), Feb 17 (ANI): Prevention of cattle smuggling from India''s northeastern states to Bangladesh has posed a serious challenge to the Border Security Force (BSF). Although the BSF ... Read more...

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Floods submerge 80 per cent of Kaziranga National Park in Assam


September 12th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem Kamondang/ Peter Alex Todd Kaziranga National Park, Sep.12 (ANI): Floods in River Brahmaputra and its tributaries are an annual feature in Assam. This year the floods have also inundated ... Read more...

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Flood fury in Assam continues


September 4th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 4 (ANI): The flood situation in as many as 16 districts of Assam remained critical today with the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries creating havoc in the state. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prime minister’s Assam package hailed as visionary


August 27th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's mega development package for Assam, with maximum thrust on boosting the state's education sector, has been hailed here as a visionary step towards giving ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Kamakhya temple to celebrate ‘Ambubashi Mela


June 24th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, June 24 (ANI): Devotees from across the country thronged Kamakhya temple in Guwahati today to participate in the three-day long temple fair called 'Ambubashi Mela'. The temple, situated about 300 ... Read more...

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Government reviews Assam’s security situation


April 10th, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta Thursday reviewed the security situation in Assam with the top state officials, especially on operations against rebel groups and the status of infrastructure ... Read more...

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Dolphins find a home in Chambal sanctuary


February 12th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by admin
Etawah, Feb.11 (ANI): The national Chambal Sanctuary in Uttar Pradeshs Etawah District is a safe haven for dolphins breeding. The good news for nature lovers is that these intelligent aqua creatures have ... Read more...

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