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Tarun Gogoi Sworn In As Assam CM For Third Term

GUWAHATI, May 18: Congress leader Tarun Gogoi was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam for the third successive term by Governor JB Patnaik at the Raj Bhawan here. The Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to 75-year-old Gogoi in Assamese at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan. Union... 

Cabinet Lines Up Steps To Bell The Cat

IMPHAL, May 16: In a significant development aimed at curbing corruption in high places, a Cabinet Sub-Committee has been formed to record assets of SPF Ministers and MLAs of the ruling coalition. According to an informed source the Committee, headed by Revenue Minister Th Debendra, was constituted on... 

EDITORIAL: Assam: For Cong Or…?

Mr. Gaikhangam’s elation at the stupendous show put up by the Congress in the recently held Assembly election in Assam did not come as a surprise to us and we are sure it did not surprise those who have more than a passing interest in electoral politics of the country especially in the North East... 

Gogoi’s Win Elates Gaikhangam

MPCC president Gaikhangam speaks at the Block Level Training Programme at Churachandpur. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 14: Justifying the return to power of the Congress party in Ass-am as a stamp of approval by the people for Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi‘s all round development endeavor,... 

Terror-Free Assam Eyes A New Script

For the first time in decades, development rather than extremist violence or rhetoric takes centre stage NALBARI/NAGAON/BARPETA (Assam): Nankarbhaira village in Assam’s Nalbari district saw a lavish wedding last year after many decades. Free from the fear of insurgency, this village is now leading... 

Stage Set For First Phase Assam Assembly Polls, Baruah’s Threat Hangs Heavy In The Air

GUWAHATI, Apr 3: The stage is all set for the first phase of Assam assembly polls in 62 of the 126 constituencies to be held amid tight security in 13 districts tomorrow. Polling personnel assigned to far-flung areas have already left for their stations since Friday and those near to the district or... 

Campaign For 1st Phase Polls End In Assam

GUWAHATI, Apr 2: The high-voltage campaign for 62 Assembly constituencies in Assam going to the polls in the first phase on April 4 ended here today with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing two rallies. The campaign was high pitched on the last day despite a bandh call given by the Paresh Barua-led... 

Assam Polls: Tinsukia District, ULFA Faction To Slug It Out With Hindi Speakers

TINSUKIA, Mar 30: It is a tussle between the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Barua and the Hindi speaking people in Tinsukia district of Assam on the ensuing state assembly elections. Tinsukia district is situated in eastern Assam where it has often sent a couple of Hindi-speaking legislators... 

Barua Runs Out Of Time, People Losing Patience

ALL too predictably, militants have struck again in Assam. The bomb blast at Congress headquarters in Guwahati on, ironically, the Ides of March by ULFA’s anti-talk ULFA faction led by self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Barua was a clear message that he is not on the run and that his outfit is still... 

Honorable Solution To ULFA’s Issue On PM’s Lips

Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. NEW DELHI, Feb 16: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said his Government was serious about finding out an “honorable” solution to the vexed ULFA problem but refused to fix any time-frame for it. Singh said the dialogue process between the government... 

North-East Echoes: Expected Battle Cry

Paresh Barua dances Bihu and the Ulfa commander-in-chief with other rebels at an undisclosed location. Picture Credit: UB Photos The news that Paresh Barua, the commander-in-chief of Ulfa, is averse to any kind of settlement with New Delhi has dashed the hopes of millions that peace would return to Assam.... 

Assam Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order To Quell Ethnic clashes

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Union government has sent 10 companies of paramilitary forces to the Assam-Meghalaya border even as the Assam government has issued a shoot-at-sight order to prevent escalation of ethnic violence between the Garos and the Rabhas of the two neighboring States. Chief Minister Tarun... 

Indian Diaspora Invited To Invest In North-East

NEW DELHI, Jan 8: The Indian Diaspora was Saturday invited by chief ministers of northeastern states to invest in the region’s infrastructure, especially the healthcare and education sectors. ‘You are the people who can help… There is a lot of scope in education and healthcare sectors...