In Heavy Duty Visit To Assam, PM Narendra Modi Targets Congress Stronghold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in Assam on a day-long trip, has a series of engagements. After landing in Dibrugarh, hometown of the party’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a petrochemical project built at a cost of Rs.9,250 crore. He will address a rally in the tea garden belt in Moran, about 40 kilometres from Dibrugarh. Prime Minister Modi will also deliver an address

VK Singh wanted me to pay Ulfa, alleges Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has alleged that then Eastern Army Command chief General VK Singh, now a Union minister, advised him to “buy” insurgent groups of the state to bring them back to the mainstream. Singh, who went on to become army chief in 2010 before joining politics after retirement, denied the charge. In an interview on Friday, the chief minister said that Singh’s advice was about financial payments

RSS and BJP stopped me from entering temple in Assam: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed he was stopped from entering a temple in Assam by BJP and RSS workers during his recent visit to the state. “The BJP and RSS stationed a few women at the gate to stop me from entering the temple. Who are they to stop me from entering a temple,” Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament. The incident allegedly happened at the Barpeta Satra in

Congress Assam leader Himanta Biswa meets Amit Shah, to join BJP

In what might affect the ruling Congress in Assam ahead of next year`s assembly polls, former state health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi, and said he would be joining the party soon. “I along with Assam BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharya met BJP national president Amit Shah. We discussed a host of issues including the present political situation, floods etc.

Anna Hazare wants agriculture commissions to look into farmers' issues

Social activist Anna Hazare yesterday said there should be agriculture commissions across the country to look into all the issues concerning the farming community. Hazare was speaking at the fourth annual convention of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) in Assam’s Dibrugarh district. “The BJP has promised ‘achche din’ (good days) ahead of the (general) elections. However, ‘achche din’ has come only for the capitalists and industrialists. The Narendra Modi led

Al-Qaeda wants to portray PM Modi as enemy of Islam

Al-Qaeda, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam and as such India should take its threat “very seriously”, a well-known American counter-terror expert said on Friday even as the US tried to downplay the terrorist outfit’s capabilities.“This video, the first from (al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-) Zawahiri this year, should be taken very seriously. Al-Qaeda