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Assam cash-for-job scam: BJP MP's daughter among 19 officers arrested

July 19, 2018, 12:43 am
Guwahati/Dibrugarh, July 18: Nineteen Assam government officers, including the daughter of BJP MP RP Sharma, were arrested on Wednesday as their handwriting did not match with that in their answer sheets in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) examination held in 2016, police said.
 

Britannia rolls out Rs 170-cr unit in Assam; to hire 1,000 persons

July 17, 2018, 2:52 pm
Guwahati (Assam) , July 17 :Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the plant on Monday at Rampur near Guwahati in presence of Britannia Industries Managing Director Varun Berry.
 
FMCG major Britannia on Monday opened its Rs 170-crore manufacturing plant in Assam and announced plans to hire a total 1,000 people at the unit -- its largest greenfield facility.
 

Assam :BJP MP's daughter summoned for handwriting samples in cash-for-jobs scam

July 16, 2018, 11:42 pm
Guwahati (Assam), July 16 : The daughter of BJP's Lok Sabha MP R.P. Sharma is among 19 government officials issued summons on Sunday by the Assam Police in the multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam.
 
According to new agency  IANS, The Dibrugarh police, which is probing the case, has asked these officials to appear at the Special Branch Headquarters in Kahilipara area here on July 18 to give their handwriting samples for forensics tests.
 
 

Assam :President Kovind Gives Nod To Anti-Witch Hunting Bill

July 16, 2018, 10:11 pm
Guwahati(Assam ), July 16: President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015, converting it to an Act, almost three years after it was passed by the state Assembly.
 
The Act, aimed at eliminating the superstition from the society, imposes a punishment of up to seven years and a fine of up to Rs. 5 lakh.
 

Assam : Father-Son Duo Killed After Rajdhani Express Hits a Car At Chabua Railway Crossing

July 16, 2018, 5:02 pm
Chabua (Assam) , July 16 : A father-son duo were killed  when  Rajdhani Express hit a  car at  unmanned railway crossing , here .
 
The  father and son has  been identified as Bimal Sharma and Arnab Garg Sharma .  According  to sources the  duo  were on their way  after  Arnab’s engagement ceremony. The   mother Deepa Sharma was also  severely injured in the accident and hospitalised .
 

Assam Gets Its First Transgender Judge

July 14, 2018, 6:25 pm
 
Guwahati (Assam) ,July 14 : : Assam's first transgender judge  started discharging  her duties  at the Lok Adalat in Guwahati from  Saturday  making  Assam   the third  state in the country to have a transgender judge , after West Bengal and Maharashtra .
 
Swati Bidhan Baruah from Guwahati  joined   her stint in court number 25 in the Kamrup district and sessions court  today  after being appointed  by the Kamrup (metro) district legal services.
 

Hima Das wins gold medal in women's 400m event at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships

July 13, 2018, 1:09 am
Tampere(Finland) July 13: Hima Das  scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched to top spot in the women's 400m final race on the third day of competitions in Tampere.
 
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Assam :Seven girls rescued from traffickers ; woman arrested for taking minors to Mumbai

July 12, 2018, 11:30 pm
Guwahati (Assam) , July 12: Seven girls were rescued from a running train in Assam when they were allegedly being taken to Mumbai, an official of the Northeast Frontier Railway said on Thursday.
 
A woman was arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in this connection.
 
After getting specific information, RPF personnel of Rangiya division boarded the Down Guwahati-Lokmanya Tilak Terminal Express on July 10 and rescued the girls, NF Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.
 

Assam: Man beaten to death for objecting to firecrackers

July 12, 2018, 1:45 pm
Nalbari (Assam) , July 12 :A man was allegedly beaten to death in Assam at a wedding party after he objected to the bursting of firecrackers during the ceremony.
 
The incident took place in Nalbari's Ghurathal area on Wednesday.
 
 
The deceased Jatin Das stopped a child from bursting crackers at the wedding which was taking place near his house.
 
He allegedly hit the child following which some people present at the wedding argued and thrashed him ruthlessly.
 

Assam: Ban on import of fish from other states due to formalin content

July 11, 2018, 9:38 pm
Guwahati (Assam), July 11 : The Assam government on Tuesday banned import and sale of fish from other states for a period of 10 days following tests on samples that showed presence of cancer causing chemical formalin.
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Pijush Hazarika told reporters here that samples of fish imported from other states he had collected on June 29, after visiting various fish markets in Guwahati, tested to have traces of formalin.
 

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