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Tekanpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday met family of visually impaired Border Security Force (BSF) Assistant Commandant Sandip Mishra who lost his eye sight during ambush in 2000.

New Delhi, Mar. 25 (ANI): Defence experts on Saturday welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's assertion that India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh by 2018 and said the terrorists sponsored by the ISIS have been infiltrating through the same route in the states of Assam and West Bengal.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The junior doctors of Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), who staged a demonstration to express solidarity with the agitating medical fraternity of Maharashtra, have demanded a centralized act to prevent violence against doctors.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli, world biggest river island, as India's first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16 (ANI): Condemning the fatwa issued against a 16-year-old singer Nahid Afrin by Muslim clerics in Assam, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday told ANI that such people are misusing their power to sabotage young talent and added that India is a democratic nation and not under Taliban's rule.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over fatwa issued against singer Nahid Afrin by Muslim clerics in Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday stated that the Muslim clerics have no authority to issue such a diktat.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16 (ANI): Muslim cleric Maulana Sazid Rashidi while commenting on the fatwa issued against a singer in Assam stated that any kind of entertainment for Muslims is crime and this act of Nahid Afrin can only promote misunderstandings in the country.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over fatwa issued against singer Nahid Afrin by Muslim clerics in Assam, women activists on Wednesday said issuing fatwa has become a fashion, adding that it should be issued on something more meaningful.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): Extending support towards reality singer Nahid Afrin over fatwas issued against her, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said the entire nation is with the girl, adding that all necessary security measures would be taken for her.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): Muslim cleric Imam Umer Ilyasi while commenting on the fatwa issued against a singer in Assam said such steps only promote misunderstandings, adding if someone is doing something against the Shariat then the concerned person should be spoken to personally and made to understand.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): As many as 42 clerics have issued a fatwa against reality singing star Nahid Afrin, who was the first runner-up of a musical reality TV show, asking her to stop performing in public.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar. 14 (ANI): Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President and Rajya Sabha member Ripun Bora on Tuesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was "hijacking" the MLAs of the grand old party in order to achieve majority in the Manipur Assembly.

Guwahati (Assam) [India] Mar. 13 (ANI): North-East Democratic Alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that observers Piyush Goyal and V. Sahasrabuddhe have arrived in Manipur, adding they will select the legislature party leader by this evening.

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): With the Manipur Assembly polls throwing up a fractured mandate, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that his party is in progressive mode and would put forth its position regarding government formation tomorrow.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 2 (ANI): The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), will showcase the pride of Assam with a show dedicated to what is popularly known as the 'Queen of Textiles'- Muga silk, at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter'17, in association with Maybelline New York.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 28 (ANI): The sleuths of Assam Police Vigilance and Anti Corruption (V&AC) have arrested six officials of social welfare department in connection with a multi crore rupees scam of the department.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda recently inaugurated the first-ever cashless cancer hospital at the Guwahati Medical College here in presence of Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.25 (ANI):In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the "Aastha Circuit Train" a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here.

Namami Brahmaputra festival to begin soon
Updated: Feb 24, 2017 14:49 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Namami Brahmaputra, a mega festival to begin soon on the the mighty river from Sadiya to Dhubri in 21 districts from March 31,which will promote economy, trade and commerce, culture, skill, industry and tourism, organizers said today.

New Delhi [India], Feb 23 (ANI): India's largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments to acquire Telenor (India) Communications.

Goalpara (Assam) [India], Feb.18 (ANI): Two Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres were apprehended on Saturday from Goalpara district in two different operations.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): Northeast India is known for its alluring beauty, endowed with rich natural resources. The region is dotted with wildlife sanctuaries and incredible tourist destinations, as well as places of historical interest, folklore, legends and adventure sports.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): An international trade fair was recently held in Guwahati amid much fanfare where thousands gathered to witness an exclusive array of products from different countries.

Jorhat (Assam) [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): India's northeast region is endowed with rich natural and energy resources. With an aim to encourage clean energy, northeast has adopted various means of renewable sources to be self-reliant in the energy sector.

Assam: ULFA terrorist held for blast in Tengakhat
Updated: Feb 16, 2017 12:12 IST

Tengakhat (Assam) [India], Feb. 16 (ANI): In a major breakthrough for the security forces, a United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorist was apprehended in Tengakhat last night for his alleged involvement in a blast in Dibrugarh's Convoy Road on the Republic Day.

Chirang, (Assam), Feb. 14 (ANI): Buli Basumatary, a woman who now sells oranges in Assam's Chirang has not only been an Archer at the National level, but has also bagged a Gold medal in the National Senior Archery Championship.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma on Monday said Hindus should not be seen in a context of a religion but culture.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): Adventure sports in the riverfront of the mighty river Brahmaputra, accompanied by traditional mask making, dance, music and lip-smacking food from the north eastern states marked the gala opening of the much-awaited third edition of the 'Rongali festival', being held in Guwahati.

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.4 (ANI): Celebrating the rich Indian culture, traditions, customs and values, the Bharat Parv Festival 2017 showcased the country's rich cultural heritage, giving visitors a touch of ethnicity and diversity, which makes the country 'incredible india' for the rest of the world.