Assam: Woman Protesters Seek Ban On Microfinance Companies

Several organisatios under the banner of Jagrata Mahila Suraksha Samaj staged a protest against microfinance companies which they alleged had ruined the rural economy.

The Samaj demanded that these microfinance companies which included Bandhan Bank, Ujjiwan, Janlakshmi, RGVN among others should be banned from operating in Assam.

The organisation demanded …

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Cji Ranjan Gogoi Sits In Bench For The Final Time

The outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sat on the bench for the last time in court number 1 of the Supreme Court.

CJI designate SA Bobde also sat with the CJI and SC Bar Association president Rakesh Khanna expressed gratitude on behalf of the Bar …

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Assamese Short Film Shines In Iran

Kaan Phusphusot Phusphusoni (Poetry of Whispers), a short film by Assam's Maharshi Tuhin Kashyap, bagged the Best Student Film (Fiction) award at International Moving Film Festival (IMFF) in Iran recently.

Taking to his Facebook, Kashyap wrote, "Proudly sharing that our long take exercise Kaan Phus Phusot Phus Phusoni (Poetry of …

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Protests Against Citizenship Bill Back In Assam

People in Assam once again took to the streets against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Hundreds of protesters under the banner of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parichad (AJYCP) on Friday took out a protest rally in North Lakhimpur demanding immediate scrapping of the Bill.

The Centre is likely to …

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Gimt Hosts Stress Management Workshop

A daylong workshop on 'Stress Relief and Mental Health of Engineers' was held at Girijananda Choudhury Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT), Tezpur on Friday.

The workshop was organised for both students and faculty members, which was participated by Sobhana H and Indrajeet Banerjee- both assistant professors of Lokopriya Gopinath …

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'laden' Aka 'krishna' Gets Torturous 'kraal' Training Schedule

The rogue elephant 'Krishna' was subjected to a torturous training schedule called 'Kraal', which is discouraged worldwide by elephant trainers.

The Assam Forest Department, which had tranquillized the rogue recently and decided to captivate it, are now contemplating the torturous 'Kraal' training module due to it's overage, which has concerned …

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High-level Committee On Assam Accord Visits Silchar

Centre's high-level committee on Assam Accord on Friday visited Silchar to take comments, suggestions and views on the implementation of clause 6.

The committee led by chairman, retd justice B K Sarma met various organizations at Silchar's circuit house from 2 pm.

80 organizations from the three Barak Valley districts- …

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Fake Doctor Arrested In Assam

Darrang Police on Thursday night arrested one fake physician in and seized quite a few numbers of medical equipment and medicines from his possession.

He was arrested from his residence in Bihudiya village under Kharupetia Police Station.

Identified as Sahar Ali (55), the fake MBBS practitioner was arrested by a …

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Assam: Cattle Smuggler Shot Dead Along Indo-bangla Border

A cattle smuggler was shot dead by BSF troops along the Indo-Bangla international border at Mankachar in Assam's South Salmara district in the wee hours on Friday.

Police sources said the cattle smuggler has been identified as Asharaful Houqe, 23, from Kanaimara dipchar village under Mankachar police station.

The incident …

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Assam District Gears Up For 'khelo Sivasagar Khelo'

In order to give a major boost to the sports scenario of Sivasagar district, the deputy commissioner Dr M S Lakshmi Priya has taken up an ambitious project christened 'Khelo Sivasagar Khelo'.

With a view to uplift the sports culture of the district, the Dr M S Lakshmi Priya held …

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Assam Martial Artist Signs For Asia's Biggest Fighting Promotions

Assam's mixed martial artist, Bhabajeet Choudhury has signed with one of Asia's biggest fighting promotions, 'Brave Combat Federation'.

Choudhury will compete with England's Martin Hudson in his upcoming bout under the promotion in Hyderabad on November 23 next.

Bhabajeet competes in the Welterweight category (77 kg) and is also the …

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Indonesia Shines At Paragliding Championship In Kokrajhar

Indonesia bagged four medals at the 1st Bodoland International Paragliding Accuracy Championship (BIPAC) 2019 including two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal.

Jafro Megawanto and Rika Wijayanti won gold medals respectively in the men's and women's category.

Ardiansyah Megaputra won the bronze medal in men's category and Gita …

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Assam: 'extortion' Slur On Aasu Leaders

The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) is known worldwide for the historical Assam agitation that was spearheaded demanding detection and deportation of the illegal immigrants from Assam.

The influential students' body, however, is all set to lose its image.

Thanks to a few leaders who are earning a bad name …

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Pinkathon: Assam's 50-year-old Runner Irina Completes 55 Km

Irina Hazarika Barua, who started running from Tezpur to Guwahati in the first edition of the Spirit of Pinkathon run, completed 55 km on Thursday.

The Spirit of Pinkathon run was flagged at 6.15 am at Tezpur by Pinkathon mentor Milind Soman.

Pinkathon ambassador Ankita Konwar was also there …

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Cong Regime Witnessed More Incidents Of 'intolerance': Tathagata Roy

Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy on Thursday said in Silchar that during UPA regime more incidents of 'intolerance' took place in the country.

"The incidents of 'intolerance' during the NDA government are far less than what it was during the Congress regime," Roy said.

Governor Roy was in Silchar to attend …

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