Brahmaputra

The suicide of couple in Brahmaputra – Slap on Assam Health Minister

The suicide of couple in Brahmaputra – Slap on Assam Health Minister

By- Staff Reporter For most of us, it was just another suicide. Well, Suicides have become so common in news today that they hardly make it to the inside pages of newspapers, leave alone breaking news headlines. But the recent incident where a couple in Assam committed suicide by jumping into the River Brahmaputra with […]

Cyclone Mahasen likely to hit North East States – Alert in Assam

Cyclone Mahasen likely to hit North East States – Alert in Assam

By- Staff Reporter An alert has been sounded across Assam as cyclone Mahasen is likely to hit the North-Eastern states tonight, officials said today. All boats and ferry services on Brahmaputra have been closed for the next three days and fishermen have been directed not to venture out to the river. A control room has been […]

Tata’s blind eye to Ethics – Tata Teleservices shuts shop in Assam, NE & Kashmir

Tata’s blind eye to Ethics – Tata Teleservices shuts shop in Assam, NE & Kashmir

During a TV interview on July 9th, 2012 Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata had regretted for his failure in creating a truly open, flat, transparent organisation. It was evident that he was deeply pained because of Tata group getting dragged into the 2G spectrum allocation controversy (after the tapes of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia were […]

Half a century ago at 00:00 Hours tonight 21 November 1962

Half a century ago at 00:00 Hours tonight 21 November 1962

By- Dilip Dutta STOP: An apology for an error in this paragraph, “After the Establishment of the Peoples Republic of China on 1 October 1949,Chairman Mao took steps to secure Chinese territories and as the Upshot from this policy on 29 April 1954 India had to accept that Tibet belongs to India” India should read […]

Mayukh-Laili enthrall Assamese in Australia

Mayukh-Laili enthrall Assamese in Australia

By- Correspondent | Date- May 16, 2012 Talented Assamese singers Mayukh Hazarika and Laili Dutta Hazarika have returned to their home city after performing in a number of functions in Australia. Only Son of legendary singer Jayanta Hazarika, Mayukh (and his wife) thus become the first Assamese artiste couple to be invited by the Assamese […]

Assam Boat Tragedy due to lack of safety, not storm

By- Staff Reporter | Date – May 01, 2012 Search and rescue operations are in full swing for more than 100 people who are still missing after a steamer carrying at least 350 passengers sank in the Brahmaputra river in Assam on Monday after being caught in a severe storm. The steamer had left Dhubri […]

ULFA Acting Chairman turns Wildlife Conservationist

ULFA Acting Chairman turns Wildlife Conservationist

By- Staff Reporter The banned militant outfit ULFA tried taking a new role, this time of wildlife conservationists, calling upon the state forest department to involve international experts in removing horns of rhinos and prevent poaching of these majestic animals. In a statement e-mailed to Times of Assam, the outfit’s Acting Chairman thanked the NGO […]

North East MPs raise Voice against negligence of New Delhi

By- Staff Reporter | Date- March 21, 2012 The debate on the President’s Address saw MPs from North East India bring out their share of grievance and anger against the injustice by the center, long claimed as the Step Mother of the Region. China’s suspected plan of diversion of the lifeline of the region Brahmaputra […]

Late Bhupen Hazarika gets second Highest Civilian Honour

Late Bhupen Hazarika gets second Highest Civilian Honour

By- Staff Reporter | Date – January 26, 2012 Late Bhupen Hazarika, the Bard of Brahmaputra has been chosen posthumously for Padma Vibhushan Award, the second highest civilian honour of the country, along with four others. Apart from late Bhupen Hazarika, former civil servant and Governor TV Rajeswar, late cartoonist Mario De Miranda, 88-year-old eminent […]

Hiuen Tsang, Sukapha to the Treaty of YANDABOO

Hiuen Tsang, Sukapha to the Treaty of YANDABOO

After the death Bhaskar Varman in 650 A.D, Kamarupa came under the rule of the Salastambha dynasty till 900 A.D. Then the Pallas ruled the kingdom from 900 A.D to 1100 A.D. With the fall of Pallas, Kamarupa disintegrated to a number of principalities with the emergence of powerful landlords known as Bhuyans till the […]