30 Seats In Bengal, 47 In Assam Vote In Phase 1 Of Polls Today

March 27, 2021

Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP - who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks - will each be eager to make a strong start | Read more|

PM Attending Strategy Session Ahead Of Coming Round Of State Elections

February 21, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating in a daylong election strategy session in Delhi today. Elections in five states are due over the coming months. Among these the biggest prize the BJP is looking out for is Bengal, which Amit Shah has been targetting since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014. | Read more|

"A Week More": ULFA Threatens To Execute 2 Kidnapped Oil Firm Employees

February 20, 2021

Assam-based terrorist organisation United Liberation Front of Asom - Independent (ULFA-I) has said it will execute next week two persons it had kidnapped last December. The ultimatum was issued yesterday after the first deadline ended. The government has pleaded against "shaming" the state by shedding the blood of inno | Read more|

PM Modi To Raise Poll Pitch In Bengal Today, Launch Key Projects In Assam

February 7, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today visit the poll-bound states of West Bengal and Assam, the second time in a little over two weeks. He was in Kolkata on January 23 to mark Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, Parakram Diwas, and on the same day visited Sibsagar district to hand out land ownership title | Read more|

Assam Records Over 1 Lakh Coronavirus Cases, 10th State To Cross Mark

August 29, 2020

Assam crossed the one lakh coronavirus cases mark on Friday night, with 2,560 new infections detected in 24 hours. Close to 300 deaths have been linked to the virus so far, with eight of those deaths reported yesterday. Of the state's 1,01,367 Covid cases, 21,771 are active cases, while nearly 80,000 have been discharg | Read more|

Pilot asks people to extend support to flood-hit Assam, Bihar

July 19, 2020

Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot has appealed to the people of the country to extend support to those affected by floods in Assam and Bihar. As per news report of PTI, Pilot's appeal comes amid the raging political firestorm in Rajasthan where he has declared an open rebellion against the Ashok Gehlo | Read more|

Assam lab isolates COVID-19 virus

July 2, 2020

The Regional Medical Research Centre in Assam's Dibrugarh has become the fourth laboratory in the country to successfully isolate SARS-CoV-2 virus that can be used for the production of a vaccine against COVID-19, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. Scientists at the RMRC have isolated the COVI | Read more|

In Assam 19 killed in landslides

June 2, 2020

At least 19 people were killed and two others seriously injured in landslides triggered by incessant rains in south Assam's Barak valley districts of Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar on Tuesday morning, officials said. | Read more|