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Assam to strengthen border outposts; violence toll now 11

Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Assam Thursday decided to improve infrastructure at the inter-state border outposts and provide more equipment to the security forces deployed there, even as two more bodies were found after the violence along the Nagaland border which took the toll to 11. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by state Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla in the capital Dispur here...

6 hours ago
Over 400 human trafficking victims rescued in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Assam Police has rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, and arrested 281 offenders since 2011, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlighting the magnitude of this problem in the entire northeastern region. Official records showed that of the total 93 victims of trafficking in 2011, 36 were minors, and of these 36, 28 were...

1 day ago
Normalcy returns to Assam-Nagaland border

Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) The troubled Assam-Nagaland border is limping back to normal following an attack by Naga militants that led to the death of nine people and the displacement of over 10,000 since Aug 12. The Golaghat district administration in Assam Tuesday lifted the curfew as there has not been any fresh incident of violence since Aug 20, officials said. The state governm...

3 days ago
Congress, BJP spar over Rajnath's cancelled Assam visit

Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) The BJP Sunday alleged that union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had to cancel his Assam visit over the state government's inability to provide him security but the ruling Congress refuted the charges. Newly elected president of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Assam unit, Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, claimed that Rajnath Singh had to cancel his scheduled visit to the state...

13 days ago
People fleeing homes in Assam-Nagaland border areas: Gogoi

Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) People living near the Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat district are fleeing their homes after the death of a person and injuries to three in firing by assailants from Nagaland, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. The district administration has clamped curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the affected Uriamghat area along the border. Gogoi said ab...

1 month ago
Assam district tense after militants abduct four

Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Baksa district of Assam Saturday following the abduction of four people by suspected Bodo militants, police said. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government abducted the four people Friday night from the district, part of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). Ar...

2 months ago
Assam Police to have separate intelligence wing

Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) In its bid to raise the level of efficiency and competency of the state police force, Assam Thursday decided to strengthen the intelligence wing of Assam Police and make it a separate cadre on the lines of the Intelligence Bureau. The decision was taken at a law and order review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Gogoi asked state Chief Secretary ...

2 months ago
10 militants held for Assam police officer's killing

Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Assam Police have arrested 10 militants involved in the killing of a top police officer and his personal security officer in Karbi Anglong district, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Tuesday. Superintendent of Police Nityananda Goswami and his security officer Ratul Nunisa were killed in a gunfight with militants in Rangphu in Karbi Anglong district June 5.

2 months ago
Rijiju arrives in Assam to review law and order situation

Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju arrived here Saturday to take stock of the law and order situation after Karbi militants gunned down a superintendent of police and his personal security officer (PSO) in Assam. The central government has taken the matter seriously and that is the reason I am here today. I was planning to come to Guwahati after the parlia...

3 months ago
Five militants killed, terror plot foiled in Meghalaya

Shillong, May 20 (IANS) Five UALA rebels were killed and a police officer was injured in a gun battle Tuesday, even as security forces foiled a terror plot in Meghalaya, a police officer said. A police spokesperson said three AK rifles, one pistol, five magazines and 108 rounds of ammunition were seized from the site of the encounter, while United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) chief Singbirt...

3 months ago
Six Karbi militants killed in Assam

Guwahati, May 14 - Six Karbi militants were Wednesday gunned down by security forces in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said. The six included self-styled commander-in-chief Kangthur alias Bikash Teron of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers -. The rest of the five militants are yet to be identified. A joint team of army and Assam Police launched an operation in Singhasan Hills...

3 months ago
Three Bodo insurgents killed in Assam

Guwahati, April 30 - Three Bodo insurgents were Wednesday killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district, police said. The three cadres belonged the National Democratic Front of Bodoland - faction opposed to peace talks with the government. The gunfight took place at Jingia Tinisuti village, police said. Three pistols, a grenade and incriminating docu...

4 months ago
Huge voter turnout in Assam

Guwahati, April 12 - The three Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam - Silchar, Karimganj and Diphu - - which went to the polls Saturday recorded a high turnout of voters. Poll officials said they were still compiling reports from different polling stations and expect the overall polling to be more than 75 percent. Till 3 p.m., 62.14 percent voting was recorded. We are still collecting t...

4 months ago
Over half of electors cast ballot in Assam

Guwahati, April 12 - Over 52 percent polling was recorded till 1 p.m. in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam, with the balloting process being peaceful, an official said. Brisk balloting was recorded in Silchar, Karimganj and Diphu - after polling started at 7 a.m., the official said. While the first two hours recorded over 11 percent polling in all three seats, voting picked up ...

4 months ago
Brisk polling in Assam

Guwahati, April 12 - Brisk balloting was recorded in three Assam Lok Sabha constituencies that went to the polls Saturday. Election officials said that 11.40 percent polling was recorded in the first two hours of polling. Voting started at 7 a.m. in almost all the polling stations across the three Lok Sabha constituencies - Silchar, Karimganj and Diphu -. In a few polling stat...

5 months ago
Bodo rebels shoot two security men, threaten Assam polls

Guwahati, March 25 - At least two security personnel were injured in firing by anti-talks faction of the NDFB militants in Assam's Udalguri district Tuesday morning. The faction has threatened to disrupt the Lok Sabha polls in the state. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland - militants said they would attack political leaders and security personnel, including the director general of As...

5 months ago
Bodo rebels shoot two security men, threaten Assam polls

Guwahati, March 25 - At least two security personnel were injured in firing by anti-talks faction of the NDFB militants in Assam's Udalguri district Tuesday morning. The faction has threatened to disrupt the Lok Sabha polls in the state. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland - militants said they would attack political leaders and security personnel, including the director general of...

8 months ago
Interlocutor for Naga peace talks to be named soon

Kohima, Dec 29 - An interlocutor for peace talks between the union government and the separatist National Socialist Council of Nagaland - faction will be appointed very soon, a top home ministry official said Sunday. Former Nagaland chief secretary R.S. Pandey, who was chief negotiator for talks with the Naga rebel group, resigned and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He will contest the 2...

8 months ago
Endangered lizard recovered in Assam, woman held

Guwahati, Dec 10 - A woman was arrested at the Guwahati railway station Tuesday after an endangered gecko lizard was recovered from her possession, police said. Government Railway Police - officials said the endangered lizard was recovered from the woman during a routine check in the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express. The woman confessed that she bought the lizard for Rs.1.5 lakh from...

8 months ago
Assam to launch operation against NDFB anti-talk faction

Guwahati, Dec 7 - Assam Police will soon launch an operation against the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland - insurgent outfit, a top official said Saturday. The decision was taken by police after reports of rampant extortion and abduction by the I.K. Songbijit-led militant outfit in all the four districts of the Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts - - Kokrajhar...

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