Assam MSME ordinance won’t affect indigenous land rights: govt

On Friday, state Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said in a statement, “This Ordinance will not affect the land rights of indigenous people of Assam as protected by the Assam Agricultural Land (Regulation of Reclassifications and Transfer for Non-Agricultural Purpose) Act 2015. T Days after an ordinance in Assam, which allowed anyone to […]


Rising river may affect Assam blowout well control operations

Microbes developed by TERI to be released at site for wetland restoration   The rising level of the river from where water is being drawn could hamper the fight the tame the blaze and the blowout at one of Oil India Limited’s (OIL) natural gas wells in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district, officials said on Wednesday. […]


Assam: Well catches fire on fourteenth day of gas leak

While locals have said that many houses have burnt in the Baghjan village, the authorities said that the fire has not spread. The blowout from an Oil India Limited (OIL)-owned well near Assam’s Dibru Saikhowa National Park caught fire on Tuesday afternoon on the fourteenth day of the gas leak.  “We cannot say how and […]


How this town persuaded migrant workers to stay

‘It is because we treat them as our own people, and there is no difference between owners and workers here.’ The plywood industry in Perumbavoor in Kerala is relatively new, but in a short period of time it has become the largest cluster in India. This small town is said to do business worth Rs […]


Two held for lynching a vegetable vendor in Assam

The victim was attacked after his bicycle allegedly grazed the vehicle of the accused on the evening of May 23. The Assam police on Monday arrested two persons for lynching a vegetable vendor after his bicycle allegedly grazed their vehicle. The incident happened at Monahkuchi village in Kamrup district’s Hajo, about 35 km northwest of […]


5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Manipur

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Manipur at 8:15 pm this evening, said the national Centre for Seismology. Reports suggest the tremors were felt in Guwahati and other parts of Assam. On May 15, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit national capital Delhi. The epicentre was in Pitampura in North-West region of the city. This was the […]


In Assam, ‘one-man call centre’ for stranded migrants

How an Assam lawyer became the source of reprieve for thousands of stranded migrants during the lockdown. Tora Agarwala GUWAHATI: A few days after the lockdown, when the plight of the stranded migrant first started making news, 27-year-old Aatifur Hussain remembered how some people from his village were in Haryana. An advocate from Assam’s Barpeta […]