SDG India Index: Assam Ranks 5th In Life On Land Category

Assam’s Environment and Forest Department has emerged as a front-runner in the Life on Land category of the 2020 edition of the Niti Aayog”s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) India Index. The index for SDGs, launched in 2018, evaluates the progress of states and union territories on social, economic, and environmental parameters. Among the 17 broad-based […]

Prez Kovind Congratulates Iran President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday congratulated Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi and said he is confident that bilateral relations between India and Iran will continue to grow under his leadership. “Felicitations to Ebrahim Raisi on being elected as the next President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I am confident our close and warm bilateral relations will continue to grow under your leadership,” he tweeted. On […]

400 Litres Of Illegal Country Wine Seized In Lakhimpur

War against illicit business continues to flourish as more illegal country wine was seized in Lakhimpur. On Saturday, local police seized 400 litres of country liquor from Ubhota Champora village in Ghilamora town. So far, no arrests have been made. In another instance, Kaziranga’s Kohora police seized a huge quantity of illegal wine from two […]

Assam Logs 1,775 Fresh Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Dips To 2.27%

Assam on Sunday registered 1,775 new cases of coronavirus, taking the active tally of the state to 32,207. As daily cases continue to decline, the positivity rate is 2.27 per cent. Further, 30 deaths have been reported today, while, 3,559 people have recuperated from the disease. The overall caseload of the state has touched 4,82,505. […]

Cong Seeks Apology From CM Sarma For His “Undemocratic” Remarks

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has demanded a public apology from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his “undemocratic” remarks that the opposition parties have no work in the state and all their MLAs should join the ruling party (BJP). “I, as an MLA of the opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly and Leader of […]

Bengal BJP Leader Ganga Prasad Sharma Quits Party, To Join TMC

In yet another setback for the BJP in West Bengal, the president of the party’s Alipurduar district, Ganga Prasad Sharma, on Sunday said he will be joining the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) shortly. While speaking to reporters, Sharma said he was “finding it hard to put up with the policies” of the BJP, and working […]

Lakhimpur HSLC Student Dies By Suicide Due To Exam Cancellation

A HSLC student has reportedly died by suicide in Lakhimpur’s Korchan Majarkuri just after board exams were cancelled in the state. The student, identified as one Rani Gogoi, was reportedly a studious student and was expecting to sit in the exam and pass with flying colors. But after the education department announced the cancellation of […]

2 UPRF Militants Killed In Police Encounter In Karbi Anglong

Two militants belonging to United People’s Revolutionary Front (UPRF) were killed in an encounter with Assam police on Sunday in Karbi Anglong district. According to Director-general of police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, two AK 47 rifles were recovered from the possession of the dead militants. He added that “intermittent firing” is still in progress at the […]