Assam

FMCG major Nestle India has launched a programme to train 1,000 street vendors to prepare food in a hygienic manner across Assam in the coming months.

The Assam government has installed a voice-based app on the mobile phones of over 100 teachers in southern Hailakandi district to enable them to assist students in improving their reading skills.

Security forces have busted an extremists' camp belonging to NSCN(R) and ZUF and arrested two insurgents with an arm and ammunition in Cachar district of Assam, police said.

A federal US commission on international religious freedom has alleged that National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is a tool to "target religious minorities and to render Muslims stateless".

On the back foot since the NRC in Assam left out over 12 lakh Hindus, mostly Bengalis, the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya land dispute has provided the BJP in West Bengal fresh ammunition to polarise the state's electorate ahead of the crucial 2021 assembly polls.

The Assam Cabinet on Monday decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021.

Almost 30 seats among this are currently held by the Saffron Party i.e., BJP, 12 by Congress and the remaining by other regional parties. 

Dismissing an NGO report on poor living conditions in the tea gardens of Assam, the Indian Tea Association (ITA) has said its member tea estates have been implementing welfare programmes for workers and their families as per law and through initiatives of the management.