[assam] - Assam CM sets June 20 deadline for Saraighat bridge repair

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday directed the railway authorities to complete the ongoing repair works of old Saraighat bridge over river Brahmaputra in Guwahati within June 20.

Chief minister Sonowal, who took stock of the progress of repair work on Monday, asked the Railways to engage manpower in …

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[assam] - Renowned Assam novelist Tulika Saikia passes away

A resident of Golaghat, Tulika was awarded the prestigious ‘Munin Barkataki Literary Award’ in the year 2014 for her novel Sarikhal Gokahanir Tej.

The writer who has been suffering from kidney ailment for a long time has unfortunately succumbed to her illness and left for heavenly abode.

Tulika has richly …

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[assam] - Debabrata Saikia demands fresh examination for APDCL recruitment

Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia has asked Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to conduct a fresh examination for vacant posts under the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), in view of serious irregularities marring the written examination which was held on Sunday.

There were allegations …

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[assam] - University in Assam enforces strict dress code in campus

An university in Assam has resorted to the use of dress code to maintain workplace environment in the university.

Vice chancellor of the Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Science (SSUHS), Dipika Deka in a recently issued notification, has restricted party attire, picnic wear, tight fitted/body hugging and many such …

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[assam] - EVMs carried from Tezpur to Amingaon: Assam Congress wants probe

The Assam Congress has expressed serious concern over carrying of EVMs from Tezpur to Amingaon in Kamrup (Rural) district on Sunday night and urged the Election Commission to order a high-level probe into the incident.

Addressing a press conference at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati on Monday, APCC spokesman Kishore Bhattacharya …

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[assam] - Assam: Devastating fire causes huge damage in Sivasagar

A devastating fire engulfed Bhatiapara area of Sivasagar (in Assam) today evening. The fire broke out in an area near to Ashok Leyland’s dealers’ shop in Bhatiapara – which is just behind Bhaskarjyoti cinema hall.

ONGC as well as state government’s fire fighters were pressed into service and they …

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