Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Guwahati

BJP & allies win landslide in Guwahati civic polls, AAP gets 1 seat, zero for Congress

BJP & Asom Gana Parishad won 58 out of 60 wards in municipal polls held Friday after 9-year gap. Lurinjyoti Gogoi-led Assam Jatiya Parishad got 1 seat.

Judicial probe into brutal Assam eviction hasn’t begun in 3 months, 1st staffer appointed now

Case in Darrang district's Sipajhar made headlines in September for 'brutality' of Assam Police and images of photographer stomping on body of villager. At least 2 people died.

Adani Group takes over operations, management of Guwahati airport

In 2018, the Centre included Guwahati airport among 6 other names which were set for privatisation for a period of 50 years. Adani Group had won the bid for all the airports.

Akhil Gogoi walks out of jail after 18 months, NIA court clears him of all charges under UAPA

National Investigation Agency was investigating two cases related to the alleged role of Gogoi and his associates in the violent anti-CAA protests that took place in December 2019.

Amit Shah arrives in Assam, set to launch developmental projects and new colleges

With an eye on assembly polls next year, Shah to distribute financial grants to 8,000 Namghars under the Assam Darshan programme, among other plans.

SpiceJet plane undershoots runway in Guwahati, DGCA grounds 2 pilots as inquiry underway

Officials said that while the plane landed before the designated point on the runway, none of the passengers were affected in the incident on Friday

Man claiming to be Assam BJP leader demands beef ban in zoo, party says he is not a member

Several local Right-wing activists staged a protest outside Assam State Zoo in Guwahati demanding beef ban, a day after Satya Ranjan Borah made the same plea.

We are not ready, say Kamakhya temple priests after govt orders reopening from 24 Sept

Priests at Assam's Kamakhya temple have requested devotees to not visit this Thursday because a lot of Covid safety arrangements are still to be done.

Arrests for violations, drones to monitor — how Guwahati is ensuring lockdown is a success

Guwahati has recorded more than 1,700 cases. During the lockdown, only pharmacies, hospitals and a few emergency services are allowed to open in the city. 

Manipur village builds 80 quarantine huts in a day, complete with toilets and electricity

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On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.