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NEWSFLASH | Lot Of Omicron Cases In State, Doubling Rate Is Two Days: Assam CM

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that it can be assumed that there are lots of Omicron cases in Assam.

Assam: Christmas Celebrations Disrupted By Right Wing Mob

Dec 26, 2021 PTI

Assam: A viral video on social media sites showed five to seven youth wearing saffron scarves, and claiming to be from the Bajrang Dal asking the Hindus to stay away from the Christmas celebrations.


AFSPA To Continue In Assam, To Be Withdrawn If Peace Lasts: CM Himanta Biswa

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa expressed his apprehension that the militant groups might not reciprocate the same way if the AFSPA is withdrawn from Assam.

After Attending PM Modi’s Seminar, Mayors From Across India To Visit Ayodhya Today

Dec 18, 2021 PTI

Ayodhya: Over 100 mayors from across India will visit the temple town on Saturday, after they attended the seminar addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Assam Researchers Develop Covid-19 Test Kit To Detect Omicron In 2 Hours: All You Need To Know

A team of scientists from ICMR Assam have developed a Covid-19 test kit that can detect Omicron in two hours, cutting down hours of waiting time for international flyers at airports.

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11 December, 2021

Punjab Moves Supreme Court Over BSF’s Extended Border Jurisdiction

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Punjab government in its plea before the Supreme Court has said the extension of the territorial jurisdiction of the BSF (Border Security Force) encroaches upon the constitutional jurisdiction of the states.


25 November, 2021

BJP To Have Party Offices In Every Mandal Of Assam: Himanta

Outlook Web Desk

The ruling BJP is aiming to construct offices in every mandal across Assam to strengthen its organisational base, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.


30 October, 2021

Voting Begins For Bypolls In 3 Lok Sabha Seats, 30 Assembly Constituencies In 14 States

Outlook Web Desk

The bypolls are currently underway in 14 states including West Bengal, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.


23 October, 2021

Punjab CM Channi Urges PM Modi To Review Extension Of BSF’s Territorial Jurisdiction

Outlook Web Desk

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, in a letter to PM Narendra Modi has urged him to restore the BSF’s earlier territorial jurisdiction, limiting it only up to 15 kilometres in the state from the International Border.


18 October, 2021

Assam On High Alert Over 'Possible' ISI, Al-Qaeda Terror Strikes

Outlook Web Desk

The state’s police said the alert has been sounded over possibility of terror strikes by Pakistan’s ISI and terror outfit Al-Qaeda.


10 October, 2021

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

Maitreyee B Chowdhury

When I look back now, I sometimes think we were the happiest and most aromatic on Sundays, when Baba would don a white kurta and pajama, brush his curls, walk around the house in his soft Kolhapuris, managing to somehow look like a young Uttam Kumar with a classical bent of mind.


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09 October, 2021

Heroin Worth Over Rs 2 Crore Recovered From Assam, One held

Outlook Web Desk

On a tip-off, police searched a passenger bus coming from Manipur at Laharijan on Friday night and seized the heroin concealed in 27 soap boxes.


29 September, 2021

Assam: 12 Insurgents Of United Liberation Of Bodoland (ULB) Surrender Near India-Bhutan Border

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The insurgents surrendered near the India-Bhutan border in Udalguri district and were brought to Dimakuchi police station for completing necessary formalities, said Special Director General of Police-cum-IGP (BTAD) L R Bishnoi.


28 September, 2021

Sarbananda Sonowal Resigns From Assam Assembly As EC Announces Dates For By-Polls

Dipankar Roy

As per the Election Commission's announcement on Tuesday, by-elections to 10 assembly seats in the Northeast will be held on October 30.


24 September, 2021

Assam: Death Toll In Police Firing Reaches Three; Minority Students' Union Calls A 12-Hour Strike

Outlook Web Bureau

According to information, more security personnel were being brought in to bolster security and prevent any escalation of trouble in the state in the wake of Thursday's incident at Gorukhuti village under Sipajhar revenue circle of the district.


23 September, 2021

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

Dipankar Roy

R.N Ravi's removal as interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN-IM latest twist in long saga; former IB special director A.K. Mishra to resume stalled parleys


23 September, 2021

Assam: Police Opened Fire On Mob Protesting Against Eviction, Two Killed

Outlook Web Bureau

The government had carried out an eviction drive in the same revenue circle on Monday rendering 800 families comprising about 5000 people homeless.


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21 September, 2021

Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

Dipankar Roy

The Assam government took the decision to destroy 2479 rhino horns out of 2623 lying in state treasuries in a cabinet meeting on September 16. Of the total, 94 horns will be preserved for academic purposes while 50 would be kept aside for ongoing court cases.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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