Spotlight on Assam's tea garden districts as first phase of campaigning ends; Opposition bets on CAA, BJP offers NRC correction
A total of 47 seats will go to polls on 27 March, which will decide the fate of 264 candidates, including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Congress' Debabrata Saikia and Ripun Bora, jailed anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi and Assam Jatiya Parishad president Lurinjyoti Gogoi
Assam Assembly election 2021, Majuli profile: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wrested seat from Congress' Rajib Lochan Pegu in 2016
The constituency has seen high-profile campaigning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visiting the area
Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam handloom sector reels under lockdown; zero Rongali Bihu business cripples weavers
For the handloom sector in Assam, the period prior to Rongali Bihu or the Bohag Bihu, which heralds the beginning of the Assamese New Year and the arrival of spring, is a major season to make the bulk of the business for the year.
Assam villagers battered by recurrent floods rue inadequate relief, castigate politicians for not providing solution
The Singara village in Assam, adjacent to the rivers Singara and Ranganadi gets submerged every year and the water refuses to recede even after the monsoon is over
Indian Air Force's Jaguar jet crashes in Gujarat's Kutch; court of inquiry ordered to probe accident
An Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft crashed on Tuesday around 10.30 am in Gujarat's Kutch region, according to reports.
Assam floods, Part III: Not dredging, river training is best defence against great Brahmaputra deluge
What concerns people of Assam is the impassivity of those who should at least try and bring down this cycle of death and destruction from floods.
The flood situation in Assam remained very critical on Thursday as 10 more people lost their lives while 31.55 lakh are still affected in 24 districts.
Close to 12 lakh people in 24 districts of Assam continued to reel under floods as the death toll reached 60 in the northeastern state
The flood situation in Assam continued to deteriorate with five more persons losing their lives today as while over 17 lakh people remained affected across 26 districts in the state.
About 1,300 flood victims have been rescued from various parts of the country till now by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), officials on Thursday said.
Forty-four people have lost their lives this year due to the floods in Assam while over 17 lakh people have been affected across the state
As the swollen Brahmaputra inundated large parts of Majuli island district, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday visited his flood-hit constituency and assured help to deluge hit people.
Assam floods: Over one lakh people affected in eight districts; water flowing above danger mark in five rivers
The flood situation in Assam on Tuesday remained unchanged with more than one lakh people affected in eight districts where five rivers are flowing above the danger level.
The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday as four new districts were hit by floods taking the total number of flood-hit districts to eight.
Assam's Majuli quandary: Will district status end existential crisis of world's largest river island?
Only connected by ferries to Nimati Ghat in Jorhat that ply between 8 am to 4 pm, communication has been a massive challenge for people in Majuli.
"Majuli will become the nerve centre of governance in the state and people will have to help in realizing the true potential of Majuli," Sonowal said
Scarcity of drinking water has surfaced as a major health hazard in the flood-hit river island Majuli.
Women voters registered a higher polling percentage than men in the first phase of elections for 65 assembly constituencies in Assam on Monday.
Over 60 percent of the 95 lakh electorate cast their ballot till 3.30 pm on Monday in the first round of assembly elections to pick 65 legislators in Assam, officials here said.
Assam poll 2016: Steeped in Vaishnavite culture, Majuli island offers fertile ground for the BJP's Hindutva politics
The smallest assembly constituency, area-wise, in the state became the biggest playground for the BJP in Assam after the party decided to field Sonowal from here.