Why is Gujarat so fascinated with Assam elephants?

Why is the Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad so keen to get the elephants from Assam when the history of elephant management in Gujarat is the poorest in India?

Overlooking the heat of North India, Assam forest department granted permission for transportaion of four juvenile elephants, including two females, from Tinsukia …

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Smart Guwahati at the cost of natural heritage

Wetlands are vital to our water needs, food production and act as important repositories of aquatic biodiversity. In addition to hosting a wide variety of plant and animal life, wetlands also provide water storage, filtration and offer us protection from floods. Despite their vital economic role, there is an appalling …

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Mukesh Ambani’s son and Assam smuggler’s son are “acquaintances”

Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son, Anant and Assam’s wildlife smuggler Mumtaz Siddiqui’s son, Imran is acquaintances.

And, the common factor between the two, is “elephants”.

There are reports that Imran Siddiqui alias Imran Khan has been claiming that Anant Ambani, son of India’s richest man, is his …

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Assam: 3 minor girls drown at Dhakuwakhona

Three minor girls lost their lives while crossing a river in Dhakuwakhona sub-division of Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Sunday.

The deceased girls have been identified as 12-year-old Lulumoni Taid, daughter of Tularam Taid and Renumai Taid; 10-year-old Sunita Paw, daughter of Tarani Paw and Padumani Paw and 9-year-old Hemamalini …

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Assasm: Kokrajhar hosts one-day workshop on child protection

A workshop with Village Level Child Protection Committee (VLCPC) was organized by Child Protection Team of NEDAN Foundation which is supported by UNICEF; Guwahati, Assam.

The worshop held at the Central Institute of Technology Seminar Hall in Kokrajhar has successfully formed around 25 village level Child Protection Committee in different …

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Assam: Tripartite talks to reopen Rosekandy TE in Barak Valley fails

A marathon tripartite talks to break the ice and reopen Barak valley’s famous Rosekandy tea garden in Assam, failed once again on Saturday.

The strike called upon by tea garden labourers of Mesipur, Shahapur and Rosekandy, entered its 13th day on Sunday, beginning on June 10.

On Saturday, hundreds …

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CJI Ranjan Gogoi writes to PM demanding removal of HC judge

Assam son of the soil Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a decision in the Parliament for removal of Allahabad High Court’s Justice S N Shukla as there have been huge allegations against him for serious judicial irregularities.

As per reports …

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CJI Ranjan Gogoi requests PM Modi to increase strength of SC judges

Assam son of soil Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court for its effective functioning.

Also read: CJI Ranjan Gogoi writes to PM demanding removal of HC judge

Gogoi also requested Modi to increase the …

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Assam: Prime accused in Barpeta assault case arrested

Police have arrested the prime accused responsible for allegedly attacking a group of Muslim people in Barpeta district of Assam.

Also read: Assam: Minority community faces religious persecution in Barpeta

As per reports, the prime accused identified as Debojit Deka, was shooting a video of the tortured victims who were …

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Assam: Five Teer gamblers land in cops net in Dhubri

Dhubri police on Saturday arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in illegal betting and gambling and seized some incriminating documents from their possession.

They were allegedly running a racket in Dhubri district in connivance with a ‘Teer’ gambling racket from the neighbouring state of Meghalaya.

Acting on specific input …

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Assam: 35 cattle head seized in Dhubri, one held

Dhubri police seized 35 cattle from two different areas of the district and arrested one person for his alleged involvement in cattle smuggling.

In a pre-dawn raid conducted by a team of Dhubri police, suspected cattle smuggler Azad Ali was arrested from Madhusoulmari area under Gauripur police station of the …

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Education should address aspirations of the people: Assam Governor

Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said that in the face of globalization, the concept of education should be redefined with a special emphasis on addressing the needs and aspirations of the people.

Addressing the sixth convocation of Assam Down Town University in Guwahati on Saturday, Prof Mukhi emphasized that the …

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Guwahati HC orders probe against alleged anomalies in road repair

Guwahati High Court on Thursday ordered Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh Pallav Gopal Jha for an inquiry against alleged anomaly in tender of paver block roads in Dibrugarh, according to information received here on Saturday.

The state government has approved Rs 11,61,26,925 crore for paver block roads in …

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