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Another 8 weeks needed to bring Baghjan gas well under control: OIL

India, Sept. 30 -- It could take another 6-8 weeks to bring the natural gas well in Assam's Baghjan, which had a blowout on May 27 and caught fire weeks later, completely under control, Oil India Limi... Read More


19 held in Assam police job scam; cash award for absconding retd IPS officer, BJP leader

India, Sept. 29 -- The police in Assam have arrested 19 people in connection with a scam in recruitment of sub-inspectors in the police department and are planning to announce a cash reward for inform... Read More


Assam Police seize 5 kg heroin worth Rs 25 cr in state's biggest drug bust

India, Sept. 28 -- In the biggest drug bust in Assam till date, the police have seized 5 kg of smuggled heroin valued at Rs 25 crore. One person has been arrested in connection with the incident. "Th... Read More


African swine fever hits Assam's piggery sector; government orders culling of pigs

India, Sept. 26 -- Assam's piggery sector, hit due to Covid-19 lockdown, is now battling for survival with the spread of incurable African swine fever (ASF) that has killed around 18,000 pigs in the s... Read More


NIA announces cash reward for info on NSCN-IM cadres involved in killing of Arunachal MLA

India, Sept. 26 -- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday announced cash rewards for information on five absconding members of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of N... Read More


Tarun Gogoi stable now; AIIMS doctors also monitor health

India, Sept. 25 -- Congress leader Tarun Gogoi's condition is stable, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday a day after the 85-year-old former chief minister was admitted to Guwahati Medic... Read More


Assam sets up commission to redraw BTAD boundary as per Bodo accord

India, Sept. 25 -- Eight months after the signing of the Bodo peace accord, Assam government on Friday announced the setting up of a commission to redraw the boundary of Bodoland Territorial Areas Dis... Read More


Assam launches 4 schemes to boost Covid-hit tea industry

India, Sept. 25 -- The Assam government on Friday announced four new schemes to boost the state's tea industry, which has taken a severe hit because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-induced lockd... Read More


Assam launches gold scheme for brides from weaker section

India, Sept. 24 -- The Assam government on Thursday launched a scheme to provide cash value of 'tola' (nearly 10 gm) of gold to newlywed brides from economically backward families. As per provisions ... Read More


Assam Police probing role of former IPS officer in question paper leak

India, Sept. 24 -- Police in Assam are probing the role of a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer for his alleged involvement in leaking question paper for a written examination for the post of... Read More