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Earthquake rocks Assam, other parts of northeast India

An earthquake shook the remote mountain nation of Bhutan and India’s northeastern Assam state Monday, sending people running into the streets and cracking some buildings. It was not clear if there were any injuries. The afternoon earthquake left cracks in ... Read More »

Army colonel, jawan killed in Assam blast

Sonitpur (Assam), July 13 (ANI): An army colonel and a jawan have been killed when a powerful blast took place in Assam’s Sonitpur District on Monday. According to defence sources, the blast occurred at Chariduar, near Bhalukpung at around 6:30 ... Read More »

Militants’ levy keeps truckers away from Nagaland

Kohima, July 3 (ANI): Illegal taxes demanded by militants’ have dissuaded truckers carrying essential commodities from entering Nagaland. As a result, the availability and rates of essential commodities have risen in the state. As the rates demanded by the militants ... Read More »

Assam has high incidence of cancer

Guwahati, July 2 (ANI): A study by Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati has indicated that Assam’s Kamrup district recorded the highest number of cancer patients in the country. Though the study initially suggested that the high intake of ... Read More »

Frog marriage in Assam pleases rain gods

Chipoha village (Assam), June 5 (ANI): Fed up with the prolonged dry spell in the region, villagers in Assam married off frogs in a unique custom to please the rain god, asking for an early monsoon. Residents of the entire ... Read More »

Assam to focus on rural health care

Jorhat (Assam) June 2 (ANI):  Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away certificates and appointment letters to the successful participants in the first batch of the state sponsored diploma course in Medicine and Rural Health Care here on Monday. Gogoi ... Read More »

Wooden ornaments of Jorhat

Jorhat (Assam), May 28 (ANI): Fifty-year-old Jadab Mahanta in Assam’s Jorhat district is drawing attention from all over India for his skills in traditional arts, crafts and wooden ornaments. Hailing from a small village in Assam, Mahanta carves fascinating wooden ... Read More »

Mushroom cultivation attracts women farmers in Assam

Kamrup (Assam), May 27 (ANI): Women farmers in Assam are increasingly getting interested in mushroom cultivation as it fetches them good profits. High priced Mushrooms are giving good dividend to the cultivators thus motivating others particularly women farmers to begin ... Read More »

LIC employees take to streets against Assam police

Jorhat (Assam), May 19 (ANI):  Hundreds of employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and their sympathisers took out huge protest march through the streets of Jorhat in Assam on Monday. They were staging a protest against the Assam ... Read More »

A Vedic library in Assam evokes encouraging response

Guwahati, May 12 (ANI): A Vedic library instituted by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Guwahati in Assam has met with encouraging response from the youth in the state. Named after ISKCON founder spiritual master Swami AC Bhaktivedanta, ... Read More »