Category: Regional

April 10, 2021
Another staff of closed Cachar Paper Mill dies

Silchar: Another employee of the closed Cachar Paper Mill, a unit of state-owned Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited died on Saturday, allegedly because of lack of medical facilities, taking the death toll of employees of both Cachar and Nagaon Paper Mill to 67. The two paper mills (Cachar and Nagaon) have been closed for the past […]

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April 7, 2021
Mizoram logs 8 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally at 4,508

Aizawl, Apr 7  At least eight more people, including two children, tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the tally to 4,508, an official said on Wednesday. The northeastern state now has 50 active cases, while 4,447 people have recovered from the disease. A total of 11 people have died due to the contagion […]

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April 6, 2021
82.33 per cent voting recorded in final phase in Assam

Guwahati, Apr 6 An estimated 82.33 per cent of 79.2 lakh electors voted in the third and last phase of Assam Assembly election in 40 constituencies on Tuesday that largely remained peaceful except for sporadic incidents of violence and disturbances reported from some areas. The percentage of polling, which took place from 7 am to […]

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April 6, 2021
Polling today for third and final phase in Assam Assembly polls

The polling will be held from 7 am to 6 pm. The time for casting votes has been increased by an hour to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed.   The polling for the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly elections 2021 began at 7 am on Tuesday. It will continue till 6 pm. The time […]

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April 6, 2021
Assam elections 2021 third phase live updates | Polling begins for 40 seats

A direct contest between nominees of the BJP-led NDA and Congress-headed Grand Alliance is on the cards in 20 constituencies Polling for 40 seats in the final phase of the assembly elections in Assam began at 7 a.m. on Tuesday to decide the fate of 337 candidates, including senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his five […]

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April 5, 2021
Election officer suspended in Assam poll money theft case

Barpeta, April 5: Barpeta election officer Shashi Kumar Deka was suspended in connection with the theft of Rs 55 lakh from his office chamber, an order from the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam said. As per the order issued by CEO Nitin Khade on Sunday night, Deka was placed under suspension with immediate effect till […]

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April 5, 2021
Assam elections: To BJP or not to BJP? Bodoland’s dilemma

Amidst the national party's growing footprint and sidelining of a familiar stalwart, new aspirations jostle old fears among Assam's largest tribal group. On April 1, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the stage to address a large rally in Kokrajhar town in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Honok Khaklary, a 40-year-old Bodo car mechanic, was among those cheering. “It’s […]

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April 4, 2021
Student ‘sexually assaulted’ at IIT Guwahati campus by peer, one held

A student at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati was allegedly “sexually assaulted” by a peer, the police said on Saturday. One person has been arrested in connection with the March 28 incident which reportedly happened on campus. Media reports said the student may have been drugged before the incident. The police refused to divulge more […]

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April 4, 2021
After May 2, the new growth mission for Assam will intensify: PM

Guwahati, April Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the new Assam will be 'Atmanirbhar' and after May 2, the new BJP-led government would step up its developmental mission with a renewed zeal. Modi said that many developmental projects, including road connectivity, have been accomplished and many more are being undertaken to transform Assam into […]

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April 4, 2021
Mizoram celebrates Easter Sunday

Aizawl, Apr 4 Easter Sunday, which marks the victory of Christ over death after his crucifixion, was celebrated across Christian-majority Mizoram on Sunday with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Special prayers and worship services were also held by all churches of different denominations. The celebrations began on Saturday night with Catholic church members holding Easter […]

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