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1 day ago
Three militants killed in Assam

Kolkata/Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Security forces on Sunday gunned down three top National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) rebels during a series of counter-insurgency operations in Assam's Kokrajhar district, an official said. Retaliating to heavy non-discriminatory fire, a team of the army and Assam Police neutralised three hardcore NDFB(S) militants. Two of them have been identif...

10 days ago
Sonowal meets Rajnath, discusses various issues

New Delhi/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed a wide spectrum of issues including the NRC, ongoing peace talks with militant outfits, counter-insurgency operations against anti-talk faction of militants and many others. Sonowal, who is in the national capital on a three-day tour to discuss sol...

11 days ago
Assam Police on alert after Bangladesh terror attacks: DGP

Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) The Assam Police has been put on alert after the recent terror attacks in Bangladesh and reports of five suspected terrorists crossing over from the neighbouring country into India and heading for Assam, a senior police officer said. The reports said five suspected terrorists from Bangladesh had crossed the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region....

14 days ago
Four held in Assam on charge of extortion for terror funding

Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) Four persons, including an overground worker of a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction and two teachers, have been arrested for extortion for terror funding, Assam Police said on Monday. The four were extorting money from school and college teachers in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) areas of Assam on behalf of the anti-talks NDFB fa...

15 days ago
Assam moots law to assess ministers, officers' assets

Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) In a move to bring in transparency and weed out corrupt practices in governance, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Chief Secretary to prepare modalities for a legislation to assess property of the ministers, legislators, government officers, both serving and past. In a statement issued here on Sunday, Sonowal said that the new legislation will ...

1 month ago
Arunachal Governor's wife escapes robbery bid, six held

Itanagar, June 6 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa's wife escaped unhurt during an alleged highway robbery bid near Assam's Guwahati while she was travelling to Itanagar, police said on Monday. Six people were later arrested in connection with the incident. Rita Rajkhowa was accompanied by her driver and a personal security officer provided by the Assam Police when ...

2 months ago
Four HNLC, ULFA-I rebels arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, May 14 (IANS) Four rebels of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and the United Liberation Front of Asom - Independent (ULFA-I), were arrested late Friday night with weapons and explosives, police said on Saturday. The rebels were nabbed from Pynursla while they were proceeding towards their hideouts in Bangladesh after they failed to carry out a bomb blast in Sh...

2 months ago
Congress trashes panel report on Haryana violence

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Reacting to a report by a three-member committee that went into violence in Haryana during the Jat agitation, the Congress on Friday said it was an attempt to cover up the whole affair. Saying that the report maintains a conspiratorial silence on the suspect role of Bharatiya Janata Party ministers and leaders, the Congress reiterated its demand for a time-bound ...

2 months ago
NDFB camp busted, one hardcore cadre killed

Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) In a joint operation, the army and the Assam Police busted a camp of the hardline faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in the wee hours of Wednesday and killed a cadre of the group in Assam's Kokrajhar district. According to defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton, the unidentified cadre was killed during the operation at the dense Ripu Res...

2 months ago
Now, parents to accompany next of kin for posthumous gallantry awards

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In a new initiative as a mark of respect to the parents of posthumous gallantry award recipients, the mother or father will now on accompany the next of kin, usually the spouse, for receiving the award. As President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented 14 gallantry awards, with two Kirti Chakra and four Shaurya Chakras being conferred posthumously, the new syste...

2 months ago
SC notice on disappearance of cash, gold from Assam tea estate

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central and Assam governments on a PIL by a former operative of military intelligence seeking a CBI probe into the disappearance of Rs.300 crore, 300 kg gold and two AK-47 rifles kept beneath a temple in a tea garden in Assam. A bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit iss...

2 months ago
Assam Congress leader accused of rape, cheating denied bail

Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Assam Congress leader Pranjit Choudhury, who is missing and reportedly on the run for more than three weeks after being booked for cheating, rape and forcible abortion. Assam Police had earlier served two notices and conducted searches at Choudhury's residences in Guwahati and Kamalpur to ...

4 months ago
Over six lakh new voters in Assam poll

Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) The forthcoming assembly elections in Assam will have see a total of 1.98 crore voters including six lakh new or first-time voters exercise their right to franchise, an election official said on Friday. Assam's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vijendra said there are a total of a total of 1,98,66,496 voters in the state according to the electoral rolls published on ...

4 months ago
Assam police intensifies drive against illegal arms

Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahai on Friday said police have intensified its operations against illegal weapons and executing the non-bailable warrants (NBWs), pending execution. Addressing a press conference at the Assam Police headquarters at Ulubari, Sahai said police have so far seized 83 illegal arms including two AK 47 rifles, 810 rounds of ammun...

5 months ago
Four ULFA, NSCN-K militants shot dead

Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Four militants of the ULFA and NSCN-K were on Tuesday gunned down in a joint operation by security forces near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Assam's Tinsukia district, an official said. The incident took place in Bordumsa area, Guwahati-based defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said in a statement. Based on inputs, the Indian Army launched a j...

5 months ago
Two wanted Bodo militants shot dead

Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) Two Bodo militants -- wanted for the killing of Adivasis and abduction of Hindi-speaking people in Assam -- were on Sunday gunned down by security forces in Kokrajhar district, police said. Security forces operating in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) killed the two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace t...

5 months ago
Bodo militant wanted by NIA killed in shootout

Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) A Bodo militant -- who was wanted by the NIA for his involvement in the December 2014 massacre of Adivasi people -- was on Monday shot dead by security forces in Assam's Chirang district, officials said. Uday Narzary alias Khilikhang of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was killed by a joint team of the Indian Army and Assam ...

6 months ago
One killed, four injured in Assam clashes

Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) An Assam Police personnel was killed and four civilians were injured during a clash at a remote location in Biswanath police district on Thursday. Police said that the victim, Dwipen Hazarika was seriously injured during the mob attack on the police team and succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. A police team including six armed personnel went to the...

7 months ago
Writing helps my policing: Sahitya Akademi awardee Kuladhar Saikia

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Writing helps him in his job as a police officer, feels Kuladhar Saikia, winner of this year's Sahitya Akademi award for his collection of short stories – a rare honour for a cop. Writing makes you a very sensitive person which has helped me in my law enforcement professional service which very often needs a person with sensitive heart and mind, Saikia, addition...

7 months ago
Writing helps my policing: Sahitya Akademi awardee Kuladhar Saikia

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Writing helps him in his job as a police officer, feels Kuladhar Saikia, winner of this year's Sahitya Akademi award for his collection of short stories - a rare honour for a cop. Writing makes you a very sensitive person which has helped me in my law enforcement professional service which very often needs a person with sensitive heart and mind, Saikia, additiona...

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