Latest news live: Murmu to campaign in Assam for presidential elections

NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to arrive here late Tuesday night to seek support for the July 18 polls and will meet MPs and legislators of the ruling BJP and its allies the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United Peoples’ Party Liberal (UPPL). The NDA presidential candidate will … Read more

Manipur landslide: 8 from Assam killed; state govt to airlift bodies

At least eight people from Assam, including one army jawan, have been killed so far in the landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur’s Noney district, state Cabinet Minister Pijush Hazarika said. Twelve others from the state, including a railway engineer, are still missing, he said. The … Read more

Man held in Assam under UAPA for ‘supporting’ Udaipur tailor’s killing

A man was arrested in Assam’s Hailakandi district for allegedly supporting the brutal killing of the tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, police said. Samsul Laskar, a resident of Katlicherra area, was arrested for a comment in a social media website, in which he allegedly supported the killing, they said. … Read more

Assam govt continues to provide relief material to flood-affected areas

As the flood situation continues to stay grim in Assam’s Nagaon district, Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Nisarg Hivare on Monday informed that the state government has been providing relief materials to the affected areas, hence, no one has to pay anything. “Relief material being provided. Everything is at the expense … Read more

IAF airlifts 96 tonnes of relief material for flood-hit Assam, Meghalaya

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has airlifted at least 96 tonnes of relief material on Saturday using the aerial platforms in continuation with its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operation in Assam and Meghalaya, the IAF said on Sunday. “In continuation of HADR efforts to provide relief and … Read more

Assam Cabinet approves JV company with Railways to boost network

The Assam Cabinet on Saturday approved formation of a joint venture company between the state government and the railway ministry to increase the railway network in the state, a minister said. In Assam Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (ARIDCL), the state government will hold a share of 51 per … Read more