Saturday Dec 7
VIP convoy runs over woman
Guwahati, Dec. 7: A convoy of Assam PCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita at VIP fatally hit a 45-year-old daily wager here this evening and sped away, sparking anger in the area over the apparent indifference towards the common man.
Saturday Dec 7
Astronomy course at planetarium
Guwahati, Dec. 6: Lessons on the solar system and Milky Way will feature in the co-curricular activity list of students this winter vacation.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
HC admits witch-hunt PIL
Guwahati, Dec. 6: Gauhati High Court today admitted a public interest litigation seeking action from the Assam government to end the illegal practice of 'witch-hunting' that has claimed over 150 lives in the state since 2005.
Experts to solve dam impasse
Guwahati, Dec. 6: The much-awaited tripartite meeting on the stalled 2,000MW Lower Subansiri project between the Centre, Dispur and organisations opposing the dam in its present avatar, today lobbed the ball in the experts' court to resolve the stalemate.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
HC relief for Majuli homeless
Guwahati, Dec. 4: Gauhati High Court today directed Dispur to take a 'decision' to rehabilitate people rendered homeless in Majuli by floods and erosion and living on embankments.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Panel seeks statements on Jorhat firing
Jorhat, Dec. 4: The one-man judicial commission probing the police firing at Hemlai subdivision near Mariani has asked all parties concerned to submit their written statements to the panel by December 19. P.K. Das, secretary of the panel headed by retired Gauhati High Court judge P.K. Musahary, told reporters today that the commission has invited ... (more)
Young MBAs to manage court functioning
Guwahati, Dec. 4: Judges, lawyers and ministerial staff apart, courts across Assam will now have young MBAs and business management graduates to cope with the increasing workload and enhance their efficiency.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Ajmal Foundation initiates Muslim women's progress
Hojai, Dec. 2: Ajmal Foundation has decided to set up a line of modern educational institutions for Muslim women across Assam to do away with their stereotype image of traditional homemakers in orthodox circumstances.
Pak national to be freed after 14 years
Guwahati, Dec. 2: A Pakistani national, Syed Fasiullah Hussayni, who languished in jail for nearly 14 years after being arrested on suspicion of being an ISI agent, today stepped out of prison - more than six months after Gauhati High Court upheld his acquittal by a sessions court in 2008.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Burney succeeds in getting Pak prisoners released
KARACHI: Due to the efforts of Ansar Burney Trust International, Pakistani national Syed Fasihullah Hussaini's release from India has been secured and hopefully he will join his family back in Pakistan very soon.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Book fair to salute 100 years of cinema
Guwahati, Nov. 29: The 15th North East Book Fair, 2013, will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema with organisers planning to hold a three-day symposium on the topic 'My literature, my film', which will be attended by film personalities of different states.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Indian police say 3 killed, 1 captured in shootout at suspected rebel camp in northeast India
GAUHATI, India - Police and paramilitary commandos raided a remote rebel camp in northeast India on Thursday, killing three armed rebels in a shootout while capturing one, officials said.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
99 % success in kids' heart surgery: Sarma
Guwahati, Nov. 27: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said 99 per cent of the heart surgeries conducted on children with congenital heart diseases under the state government-sponsored scheme have been successful.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Health schemes fail to reach poor women
Guwahati, Nov. 25: Most mothers and pregnant women, living below the poverty line, are unaware how to avail of government health schemes, claimed World Vision India, an NGO, during a daylong training programme for Anganwadi workers.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Outrage over Assam 'gang rape, murder'
Lakhimpur/Guwahati, Nov. 25: The sudden blockade of National Highway 52 today brought to light an alleged gang rape and murder of a housewife in Lakhimpur district of Assam last Friday.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Courts settle 51,248 cases
Guwahati, Nov. 23: Nazmul Islam of Kanishail village in Assam's Karimganj district came out of Gauhati High Court smiling today.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
NGO creates caregiver pool
Guwahati, Nov. 21: Piya Sarma , a city-based corporate official, suffered from depression after her mother passed away in 2010 at the age of 75. 'I still regret not been able to provide proper treatment, care and support to my mother.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Five get life for tea estate murder
Guwahati, Nov. 12: Five persons, including four tea garden executives, were sentenced to life imprisonment after they were held guilty by Gauhati High Court in an alleged gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old at a tea estate in Assam's Jorhat district in 1992.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Assam blueprint to fight witch-hunt
Guwahati, Nov. 11: Government agencies in Assam are getting together and trying to come up with an effective plan to fight the social evil of witch-hunting, which is still prevalent in the state.