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 6 ’Jehadi’ militants arrested in Assam
183 Views, 06-12-2015, Courtsey News Live

 Six Jamaat ul Mujaheedin (JuM) militants, including one allegedly close to the Burdwan blast kingpin, were arrested from different places of Lower Assam and huge quantities of arms and ammunition seized, police said on Saturday.   The police arrested the ’jehadis’ from Baksa...Read more

Nine rebel Congress MLAs from Assam to join BJP today
83 Views, 06-11-2015, Courtsey News Live

 Nine Congress MLAs in Assam will formally join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday in presence of several senior leaders.   The BJP is all set to welcome the nine ruling Congress legislators ahead of the next year’s assembly election. The MLAs had held talks with senior BJP...Read more

 Ratna Ojha to get Dr Bhupen Hazarika Award
76 Views, 04-11-2015, Courtsey News Live

Dr Bhupen Hazarika Award instituted by Sanskritik Mahasabha, Assam, in the memory of the cultural icon, will be conferred on veteran cultural activist, writer, dramatist and actor Ratna Ojha, the former vice-chairman of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, stated a press release.   Jyoti Prasad Ra...Read more

 NE states want Centre to continue spl status
62 Views, 11-10-2015, Courtsey News Live

The three-day Sustainable Mountain Development Sumit-IV, which concluded on Friday resolved to urge the Centre to consider evolving mechanisms to pay the mountain states for the critical ecosystem services provided to the rest of the country.   "This will also act as a motivation for sus...Read more

 Indrani Mukerjea’s mother passes away in Guwahati
72 Views, 03-10-2015, Courtsey News Live

Indrani Mukerjea’s mother passed away in Guwahati on Thursday, as per media reports.   83-year Durga Rani Bora died in her residence.   Bora, who was bed-ridden for long, and her husband were taken care of by their grandson Mikhail Bora at their residence in Sundarpur area of the...Read more

Tarun Gogoi’s health deteriorates
64 Views, 01-10-2015, Courtsey News Live

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s health worsened on Wednesday and was rushed to Guwahati for further treatment, reports said.   Gogoi, who underwent two bypass surgeries in 2010, suddenly fell ill while addressing party workers on Tuesday.   It was earlier reported that t...Read more

 Left Congress due to dynastic politics says Himanta Biswa Sarma
59 Views, 16-09-2015, Courtsey News Live

Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who resigned as a legislator on Tuesday after he joined the BJP earlier, said it was due to the "family-centric" politics and "lack of democracy" in the Congress that forced him to quit.   Sarma, who joined the BJP last month, res...Read more

 State gets 300million from World Bank
57 Views, 16-09-2015, Courtsey News Live

The World Bank on Monday apprised chief minister Tarun Gogoi of a 300-million-dollar project to boost agri-business and rural transformation in the state.   Martien Van Nieuwkoop, practice manager, South Asia Region, World Bank, called on Gogoi and informed him of the Assam Project on Agri Bu...Read more

 Himanta Biswa Sarma gets warm welcome in BJP
57 Views, 29-08-2015, Courtsey News Live

Himanta Biswa Sarma\'s primary membership of BJP was formally announced at a public function organized close to the party office at Hengarabari. He touched the feet of BJP state president Siddhartha Bhattacharya, BJP Assam in-charge Mahendra Singh and Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakraborty, who were present...Read more

 Prove involvement in Louis Berger scam, I\’ll quit says Gogoi
64 Views, 18-08-2015, Courtsey News Live

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday dared the BJP to prove his involvement in the Louis Berger bribery case, saying he will quit politics if his involvement in it was proved.   Gogoi said this while replying to the allegation by the BJP that the chief minister was also involved i...Read more