BJP begins internal consultation on next Assam Chief Minister

Campaign powerhouse Himanta Biswa Sarma is seen as a contender The BJP on Monday indicated that central observers may be sent to Assam in a day or two even as internal consultation on how to determine who would be the next Chief Minister has already begun. The BJP returned to power in Assam with Sarbananda […]


Assam Assembly elections | Rival camps in Assam upbeat ahead of results

Roadmap in place for enforcement of COVID protocols and conducting safe and peaceful counting, police says. Both the Mitrajot and Mahajot alliances are exuding confidence about forming the next government in Assam ahead of the counting of results of the Assam Assembly elections on Sunday. Mitrajot is the four-party alliance headed by the BJP that […]


Assam quake: 2 bridges, 576 structures damaged in 18 districts

20 aftershocks of varying magnitudes recorded The quake of 6.4 magnitude on Wednesday morning damaged 576 structures, including high-rise apartments, two bridges and a river embankment across 18 districts of Assam, officials said on Thursday. The State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) also recorded 20 aftershocks of magnitudes varying from 2.3 to 4.7 since the major […]


Assam Polls: Campaigning for phase 1 ends

Stakes high for BJP and AGP, which together won 35 of the 47 seats in this phase in 2016 Campaigning for the first phase of the Assam Assembly elections covering 47 of the 126 constituencies came to an end on Thursday. The stakes for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) […]


Lara’s back! And the ramp takes a bow

Sanjukta Dutta shines the spotlight on Assam’s beautiful textiles. Designer Sanjukta Dutta has always reminded us about the beauty and tradition of Indian textiles. Her latest collection, Shukoolaa, meaning bright and white, featured a line of traditional and Indo-Western styles. And she had the gorgeous Lara Dutta Bhupathi as her showstopper. It was such a […]