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Himanta Biswa Sarma files defamation case against Manish Sisodia

PPE Kit Row: Himanta Biswa Sarma files defamation case against Manish Sisodia

Jul 01, 2022

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a defamation case against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia over his allegations of giving contracts for Covid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Carryminati raises funds for Assam flood relief

YouTube phenom CarryMinati raises funds for Assam flood relief

Jul 01, 2022

YouTube phenomenon Carryminati (whose real name is Ajey Nagar) yesterday raised funds for the Assam floods via a livestream that he hosted on his alternative channel ‘CarryisLive.’ Carry streamed a live playthrough of the popular game Grand Theft Auto: V while encouraging his viewers to donate for the cause via superchat.

Assam celebrates Rath Yatra 2022; rituals underway in Dibrugarh

Jul 01, 2022

Thousands gather at Dibrugarh’s Jagannath Temple to observe Rath Yatra celebrations. Beautiful chariots adorned with idols of Prabhu Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra were taken out in full possession by devotees.

Assam CM gives 4 lakh to families of flood victims

Assam CM gives 4 lakh to families of flood victims

Jul 01, 2022

Today, Biswa Sarma took stock of the flood situation in the Silchar district and visited a flood relief camp to monitor the well-being of the affected people. 

Cotton General Secretary joins BJP

Cotton University General Secretary joins BJP amid protests

Jul 01, 2022

Abhishek Mahanta’s joining of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) was unexpected as he had contested polls under the banner of the Sattra Mukti Sangram Samiti (SMSS)

Assam Floods: Government announces financial assistance of Rs 3,800 to families living in relief camps

Assam Floods: Government announces financial assistance of Rs 3,800 to families living in relief camps

Jul 01, 2022

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed all DCs to ensure no genuine flood-affected families be overlooked, and that no unaffected individuals be included on the list of beneficiaries.

Karimganj vehicular movement closed

Assam’s Karimganj bypass road closed for vehicular movement due to flood

Jul 01, 2022

The Karimganj bypass road has been closed for all vehicular movement. The district administration has advised the public to take alternative route from Paomara via Karimganj town. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma today visited Karimgang district in the Barak Valley as flood waters continue to inundate several parts of the region.

How Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma exposed a flood relief scam?

How Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma exposed a flood relief scam?

Jul 01, 2022

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has warned officials, and task force associated with flood relief work in the state, to abstain themselves from red-tapism in flood relief work.

Pijush  Hazarika

Manipur Landslide: Assam CM sends Pijush Hazarika to Noney

Jul 01, 2022

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today sent Minister Pijush Hazarika to Manipur to communicate with the families of Assam workers affected by the land slide that occured on June 29-30 June in Tubul.

Reema Kagti set to join Oscar Committee

After Bollywood success, Assam's Reema Kagti set to join Oscar Committee

Jul 01, 2022

Rima Kagti from Assam is among the 397 new members invited this year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing laurels to the state. Actors Kajol, Suriya, directors Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas of 'Writing With Fire' fame are the other notable Indians on the list that was announced by the Academy on June 28.

Ferry service suspended

Assam's Brahmaputra ferry service suspended temporarily

Jul 01, 2022

The Brahmaputra River ferry service between Guwahati and North Guwahati have been suspended. The decision was made taking into account the Brahmaputra River's rising water levels, strong currents, and floating wood logs and other debris, keeping in mind the safety of commuters.

Manipur Landslide: Gloom grips Bajali village after Army Man's demise

Jul 01, 2022

Army Jawan hailing from Assam was killed in the Manipur landslide. The deceased was identified as Jiarul Haque, a resident of the Bajali district. Villagers of Raumari have mourned the death of Haque.

ULFA (i) cadre killed in encounter at Kakopathar in Assam

ULFA (I) cadre killed in encounter at Kakopathar in Assam

Jul 01, 2022

An encounter took place today between Indian Army personnel and 6 militants of the proscribed group United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) in Assam today. According to sources, the cross-firing took place at Da-Pathar at Kakopathar under the Tinsukia district of Upper Assam.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma takes stock in flood-hit Karimganj

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma takes stock in flood-hit Karimganj

Jul 01, 2022

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today visited Karimgang district in the Barak Valley as flood waters continue to inundate several parts of the region.

Why Assam’s Apex Student Body is upset with PM Modi

Why Assam’s Apex Student Body is upset with PM Modi

Jul 01, 2022

Even as Assam continues to reel under floods, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under fire from the state’s apex student body over the Centre’s failure to declare the Assam floods as a “national calamity.” Peeved at the Centre’s apparent negligence, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) yesterday organized statewide protests amid the worsening flood scenario.

Assam police

Assam police newest effort to protect the kids

Jul 01, 2022

Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, DGP, Assam launched a pilot programme for strengthening of Special Juvenile Police Unit at Goalpara. SJPU is Assam Police's newest effort, in order to protect the kids, who willingly or unwillingly come in contact with Police- may be as a victim or as someone in conflict with law.

Assam: 90 families affected as Buridihing river overflows

Jul 01, 2022

Several villages in Dibrugarh’s Moran Town continue to remain in knee deep waters. Nearly 90 families have been affected by floods.

Assam Flood

Over 3.1 million people affected in 25 Assam districts, 159 dead

Jul 01, 2022

25 districts are still under flood. 29,80,493 people are still affected by the floods. The number of people who lost their lives in flood-related incidents in the state this year has increased to 159 (141 in Flood & 18 in Landslide).

6 held for hiding Essential items in Private Godown in Hailakandi

Jun 30, 2022

On Wednesday, Hailakandi police recovered a large number of essential items, including 13 bags of rice from the Algapur area, which were given to distribute among the various areas of flood-ravaged Algapur and arrested six people including government officials.

Train service resumed

Assam’s Silchar- Haflong passenger train service resumed after 48 days

Jun 30, 2022

After 48 days today i.e 30th June 2022 the Silchar-Haflong passengers train reached New Haflong railway station with many passengers. This railway connects Brahmaputra Valley with Barak Valley and also its neighboring states like Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura.

Assam: CM Sarma directs DCs to ramp up flood relief measures

Jun 30, 2022

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the state's flood situation through video conferencing which went live on Thursday. Sarma directs the deputy commissioners to ramp up their relief measures and ensure adequate compensation to all genuinely affected people.