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Assam Oppn disrupt Governor speech over Maha MLA’s ‘dog meat eating’ remark

Opposition legislators on Friday disrupted Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria's speech in the assembly over a Maharashtra MLA's remarks about purported dog meat-eating habits...

5 arrested in Assam for supplying SIM cards to Pakistani agents

Five men were arrested from Nagaon and Morigaon districts of Assam for allegedly supplying SIM cards to Pakistani agents, a police spokesperson said on...

Police to follow case against Congress leader Pawan Khera to logical end: Assam CM Himanta

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Friday said that the state police will follow the case against senior Congress leader Pawan Khera for allegedly...

Humane approach should be adopted in dealing with child marriages: Experts in Assam

Days after the Gauhati High Court observed that the crackdown on child marriages in Assam created "havoc in the private life of people", a...

Illegal child marriage crackdown in Assam leaves families in anguish

Standing outside the local police station in her village in northeast India, 19-year-old Nureja Khatun is anxious. Cradling her 6-month-old baby in her arms,...

Massive fire in Assam’s Jorhat brought under control, over 200 shops gutted

More than 200 shops have been gutted in a massive fire that engulfed a bazaar in Assam's Jorhat district, officials said. The blaze that broke...

Leonardo DiCaprio lauds Assam govt over zero poaching of one-horned rhino

Oscar winning Hollywood actor and environment activist Leonardo DiCaprio has lauded the Assam government for its efforts that has resulted in no poaching of...

2,278 arrested in three days in Assam’s child marriage crackdown

The Assam Police continued with its crackdown on child marriage in the state for the third day in a row, with the number of...

Eminent Assamese writer and Jnanpith awardee Nilmani Phookan dies at 90

Jnanpith awardee and eminent Assamese litterateur Nilmani Phookan died here on Thursday following prolonged old-age-related problems, hospital sources said. He was 90. Phookan is survived...

Eviction drive to clear 450 hectares of forest land underway in Assam’s Lakhimpur

An eviction drive to clear 450 hectares of forest land from "illegal settlers" is underway in Assam's Lakhimpur district on Tuesday, officials said. Out of...

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