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Adivasi couple branded witches killed in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) In yet another case of witch hunting in Assam, an elderly couple was killed by some villagers in Kokrajhar district Sunday night, police said Monday. Som Murmu (61) and Fulmoni Mardi (58) were killed after bring branded witches by some villagers in Fulkumari village near Gosaigaon. Three people have been arrested and they confessed their involvement in the...

6 days ago
Nine arrested for branding Assam athlete a witch

Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Nine people, including seven women, have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy for branding an Assam athlete as a witch, police said Wednesday. Tulumai Medhi, Jugamayee Medhi, Kalmeswari Medhi, Purnima Hazarika, Meera Deka, Soroju Koch and Sarumai Bora have been arrested till date after the incident in Karbi Anglong district Thursday. Two men - R...

7 days ago
JMB trains Assamese men to carry out attacks: Assam DG

Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Assamese youths have undergone a training under the Islamic terror network Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to carry out attacks, Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma said Tuesday. We have received information against some youths who have been visiting Bangladesh for getting the training under the Islamic terror networks such as the JMB to carry out te...

11 days ago
Bengal blast: NSG disposes of seized IEDs

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A team of NSG Friday began disposing off a cache of bombs that were seized from a house by central investigating agencies while probing the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal. The 30-odd improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were seized from the house of one the suspects in the blast that took place in Khagragarh in Burdwan killing two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militant...

15 days ago
Bengal blast: NIA to seek custody of accused

Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Six people arrested in connection with the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district will be presented before a special NIA court here Monday and the central probe agency will seek their custody. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which was probing the case before the the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over, arrested the six people, who inc...

17 days ago
'Assam youth arrested for terror link had training in Jihad'

Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) A day after the arrest of six persons for terror links in Assam's Barpeta district, police said that one of the arrested youth had been asked to work as a sleeper cell and to look for potential Muslim youth to be motivated for Jihad. The Special Branch of the Assam police had Friday arrested six persons in connection with the Oct 2 blast at Burdwan in West Bengal ...

18 days ago
Burdwan blast: Six youths held in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) The Special Branch of Assam police has arrested six youths from Barpeta district in connection with the Oct 2 blast at Burdwan in West Bengal. Two terrorists were killed and one was injured in the blast which occurred in a house in Khagragarh area of Burdwan. West Bengal Police later arrested two women - Amina Bibi and Rajira Bibi - and claimed to have fo...

19 days ago
Assam orders probes into police atrocities

Guwahati, Oct 9 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday ordered two separate probes into the distribution of poor quality relief materials and alleged police atrocities on flood-hit people in the state's Goalpara district. One probe will be conducted by a magistrate while the other probe will be carried out by a deputy inspector general (DIG)-level officer of police. Several people ...

1 month ago
Former Assam police chief commits suicide

Guwahati, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Assam police chief Shankar Baruah shot himself dead here Wednesday, police said. Police said the former director general of police shot himself with a revolver at his residence in Barowari locality. He was a suspect in the multi-crore chit fund scam and the CBI, in the course of its investigation, had raided his house last month. ...

1 month ago
Assam's helpline for those stranded in Kashmir

Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Assam Police Monday launched two helpline numbers to assist people from the state whose relatives are stranded in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The government said it has sent to the Jammu and Kashmir government a list of 45 people believed to be there. Those are either pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi temple, tourists or those working in Srinagar. ...

2 months ago
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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

3 months 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...

4 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 ...

4 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.

4 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...

5 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...

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