Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has called for restoration of the Brahmaputra-Barak-Padma-Meghna riverine waterways to take forward the outcome of the India-Bangladesh Stakeholders' Meet.
After the death of 20 new-borns was reported in the past one week at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in Assam, the state government has rushed a team of doctors to the medical college.
Sonowal said the Centre's Act East Policy had given renewed vigour to development in the northeast, turning the region into the centre of New India's growth vision and implementation within a short time.
Voting is currently underway for the four Assembly constituencies in Assam. Polling started at 7 a.m. in all the polling stations in the four constituencies -- Jania, Sonari, Ratabari and Rangapara.
The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from eastern and northeastern states and most parts of India during the last few days, a top Met department official said on Tuesday.
The Kaziranga National Park, the UNESCO world heritage site, in Assam would be opened for tourists on Saturday, said Divisional Forest Officer Rohini Ballav Saikia, here on Thursday.
Marri, who is the president of the Free Balochistan Movement, however, stated that Baloch nationalists have a high regard for the Hindu shrine even though the majority of them are Muslims.
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) along with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has begun implementing the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir Students.
At least ten people died and eight others were badly injured in a tragic road mishap at Demow in Upper Assam's Sivasagar district on Monday morning, police said.
The sisters were beaten black and blue and also allegedly stripped by the police in custody. The torture led one of the sisters, who was pregnant, to deliver a stillborn baby.
The waterway connectivity between northeastern states and Bangladesh would boost the economy of the region, said Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in Guwahati on Monday.
The NRC has immense significance for the people of Assam as the state witnessed a six-year-long movement between 1979 to 1985 seeking detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshis.
A senior police official in Silchar (south Assam) said additional security forces had been deployed in the mixed and minority-dominated areas. "In view of the situation in J&K, we are extra cautious," the official said.
'As per section 137, of the Indian Railway Act of 1989, travelling without ticket, improper ticket or un-booked luggage is an offence punishable by imprisonment or fine or both,' he pointed out.
Mega Entertainment organized the auditions for the 17th edition of Sunsilk Mega Miss North Eastand 10th edition of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East at Agartala on 3 july.
Although Assam tea is known worldwide for its quality due to hand plucking of 'two leaves and a bud', some of the gardens have resorted to harvesting tea leaves with sickles (which is popularly known as kasi) affecting the quality of the tea.
Bangladesh's Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati, Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, said this new flight would be a decisive step in the history of connectivity between India's northeast and his country.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his Cabinet colleagues and a large number of people participated in the main Yoga Day event held at Sarusojai stadium in Guwahati.
A major fire on Sunday burnt three coaches of the Silchar-Trivandrum Express train while stationary at station in Silchar, the main city in southern Assam adjoining Tripura, officials said.
Rijiju successfully retained his Arunachal West seat in the 17th Lok Sabha elections defeating Congress candidate and two-time former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki with a huge margin of 1,67,132 votes.
Assam MP Rameswar Teli and Arunachal Pradesh MP Kiren Rijiju will join Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi's new ministry, a BJP leader said on Thursday, adding that Meghalaya's Agatha Sangma is also likely to be accommodated.
In its maiden victory in Tripura's Lok Sabha battle, the ruling BJP, which in alliance with the tribal Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, wrested power in the state in the 2018 Assembly polls, is on the verge of winning both the state's two seats.
The blast took place on a day when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called upon the police to devise a strategy to keep tabs on criminal elements and provide security to the city residents.
Intense heat wave conditions and deficit pre-monsoon rains have hit normal life across the northeastern region and also severely affected the supply of drinking water, officials said.