India’s longest rail bridge to be opened on Brahmaputra by October this year

New Delhi, May 10: Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge on the Brahmaputra connecting Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dehamji in the north which will boost defence logistics along the China border and reduce travel time for rail passengers…

Connecting Northeast by 2020: Rlys has 517-km roadmap in place

Guwahati, May 10: The railways has a 517-km roadmap in place to bring the Northeast region closer to the heartland by 2020, officials said today. Northeast Frontier Railway officials say in doing so the railways has to deal with difficult…

Congress in Assam demands referendum on Citizenship Bill

GUWAHATI, May 9: Opposition Congress in Assam on Wednesday demanded a referendum on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which has triggered an outrage in the state. The demand was raised by three-time former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The Congress…

Case registered against senior journalist

GUWAHATI, May 9: Bharaulmukh Police has registered a case against senior journalist Subir Bhaumik based on an FIR lodged by Piku Das, a resident of Santipur area.In his FIR, the complainant has alleged that the senior journalist had written false…

14-year-old accuses police officer of rape in Assam

Guwahati, May 9: The parents of a 14-year-old girl who had approached police after she disappeared with a Muslim youth from a neighbouring village in this district, located 25 km from the state capital, have accused a local police officer…

Protests mark JPC hearing on Citizenship Bill in Assam

Guwahati, May 8: Cutting across political parties, a large number of people protested against granting of Indian citizenship to Hindu foreigners on Tuesday, saying it would threaten the existence of the indigenous people of Assam as the JPC on the…

SF apprehends 4 NSCN cadres

Dimapur, May 8: Based on specific inputs regarding presence of NSCN (K) cadres and over ground workers (OGW) in Mulong vill of Changlang District, the Changlang Battalion of Security Forces under aegis of Dao Division along with police, launched special…

Union Min interrupts teacher speaking about poor roads in Assam

Nogaon, May 8: Union Minister Rajen Gohain courted controversy at a Swachh Bharat Mission program in Assam’s Nagaon on Monday, when he interrupted a retired teacher who was speaking on the poor condition of roads in his area, and questioned…

Move to step up security along Myanmar border

GUWAHATI, MAY 7: There have been reports of movements of cadres of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) in the areas bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland and there is need for increasing security presence not only in the inter-state…

Ulfa-I chief holds out olive branch, ‘open to peace talks’

GUWAHATI, MAY 7: Amid furore and anguish following the death of a young police officer in an encounter with Ulfa (Independent) cadres in Tinsukia district on Friday, Paresh Baruah – chief of what had till now been an anti-talks faction…