Assam

Assam MLA arrested for making "objectionable" remarks, calling hospitals worse than detention centres

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Kokrajhar and Assam is all set to welcome him. The kakrajhar was illuminated with 70 thousand earthen lamps on Thursday evening.

 Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday clarified that the Centre would not upgrade the state's 'Bodoland Territorial Area Districts' (BTAD) to a Union Territory, as part of a new peace accord likely to be inked between various stakeholders and the Centre.

Additional Chief Secretary (Education) Maninder Singh would inquire into the circumstances regarding discrepancies in the textbook and the report have to be submitted within seven days, an official statement said.

Activists of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) marching to gherao the Assam state secretariat here to protest the new citizenship law were arrested on Saturday as a preventive measure, officials said.

The cultural doyen of Assam was actively involved in the ongoing protests in the state against the amended Citizenship Act and had addressed rallies even three days before his death, sources said.

 The results of the Assam Teacher Eligibility Test 2019 examinations have been declared today. The CTET 2019 results were released by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam.

Normal life is back on track in Assam with the state remaining peaceful after several days of violent protests against the new citizenship law.