Free Press Journal
  • Assam to have anti-rape law, more women in police force: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

    Guwahati: Assam government today said it would introduce a stringent anti-rape law in the next session of the state Assembly, and recruit women sub-inspectors through a special drive to fulfil the aim of 30 per cent women in the police force. “Please give me all your suggestions in writing. We will discuss these with legal experts to frame a stringent law against rape. We will place the bill in the next Assembly

  • PM to address nation from Guwahati today

    Guwahati : All roads lead to Guwahati on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from Guwahati on the completion of three years of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Friday will also mark one year of the BJP regime in Assam.

  • Rajnath reiterates commitment to secure Indo-Bangladesh border

    Guwahati: The Centre reiterated its commitment to securing the Indo-Bangladesh international border, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday stressing that the government was also committed for providing a “constitutional safeguard” to the indigenous people of Assam.

  • Assam CM appeals for release of abducted boy

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today appealed to the Paresh Barua-led faction of the ULFA to release the boy it had abducted on August 1 on humanitarian grounds.

  • Assam first state to ratify GST Bill

    Guwahati: Assam on Friday became the first state in the country to ratify the constitution amendment bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the assembly unanimously passed the bill.

  • Sonowal visits Kokrajhar, wants more firepower

    Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday reviewed the situation in Kokrajhar district and urged the Centre to deploy 75 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which were withdrawn from the state after the April assembly elections.

  • Assam terror attack: CM Sonowal to visit Kokrajhar today

    Kokrajhar: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will visit Kokrajhar today to take stock of the situation arising out of Friday’s terror attack which claimed 13 lives.

  • 13 civilians in Assam market attack

    Guwahati: In Assam’s worst terror attack since 2014, gunmen in military fatigues opened fire at a crowded market in Kokrajhar town on Friday, killing 13 civilians. One of the attackers was also killed.

  • Flood situation in Assam terrible, says minister Promila Rani Brahma

    Guwahati: Floods have wreaked havoc in various northeastern states, especially in Assam, crippling normal life and causing massive damage to infrastructure, including roads and bridges, and affecting wildlife. Many districts and villages have been submerged due to incessant rain in the region. Left with no other option, the people have taken shelter in nearly 600 relief camps.
    The floods have affected over 19 lakh people in 23 districts.