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Assam CM Grants Full Freedom To Police To Act Against Criminals

Jul 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'I want to tell the DGP that do not torture innocent people. You have full operational liberty as long as you fight against the criminals as per the law,' said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Drugs: We Were In Danger Of Becoming 'Udta Assam', Says CM Sarma

Jul 14, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Blaming northeast militant groups for the drug trade, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said drugs have been coming from Myanmar but the trade did not enjoy any official blessing.


Stringent Two-Child Norm: Thoughtlessness Of Our Policy Thinkers Exposed

Assam and Uttar Pradesh have joined the long list of dismal states that advocate a stringent two-child norm in population policy.

Assam Human Rights Commission Seeks Govt Report On Encounter Killings

Jul 11, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The AHRC has given the Assam government one month to submit a report on several incidents of police firing in which 12 militants and criminals were killed in the last two months


Amid Rising Tensions, Two More Blasts Along Assam-Mizoram Border

The twin blasts came a day after a suspected IED blast in Assam's Cachar district that was reported on Saturday.

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07 July, 2021

Sarbananda Sonowal: A Roller-Coaster Journey Leading To A Second Tenure In Modi Cabinet

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Before switching to the saffron camp, Sonowal was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's obvious choice for the job of Assam's chief minister


03 July, 2021

Hope To Find A Middle Ground To Begin Talks With ULFA: Assam CM

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Assam CM Himanta Biswas Sarma said if the ULFA and the government can find an honourable position, then the talks can be started.


02 July, 2021

Peace Talks With ULFA (I) Can Progress If It Drops Sovereignty Demand: Assam CM

Outlook Web Bureau

The Chief Minister said that there is a need to protect the fragile biodiversity of the region but at the same time many livelihoods are dependent on mining.


01 July, 2021

Akhil Gogoi Set Free: NIA Court Clears Him Of All Charges

Outlook Bureau

Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi was acquitted in the Chandmari police station case, the second and last case against him in connection with the 2019 anti-CAA protests.


29 June, 2021

NIA Files Additional Charge Sheet Against Akhil Gogoi

Outlook Web Bureau

The Raijor Dal, which Gogoi heads, termed the NIA’s move as a conspiracy at a time when hearing on the framing of charges in the Chandmari case was about to conclude.


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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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