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3 days 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...

19 days 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 ...

1 month 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.

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

2 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...

2 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...

3 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...

3 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 ...

3 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...

3 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...

3 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...

6 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...

7 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...

7 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...

7 months ago
Jailed Pakistani walks free after 14 years

Guwahati, Dec 3 - A Pakistani lodged in the Guwahati Central jail for the last 14 years after being arrested as a suspected ISI agent was released Monday and is all set to return home later this week. Syed Fasiullah Hussayni was taken to New Delhi, from where he would be deported to Pakistan. We received instruction from the Ministry of Home Affairs last week and prepared for Fasiull...

7 months ago
Ex-policeman among five held in Meghalaya for smuggling

Shillong, Dec 1 - Five arms smugglers, including a former Nagaland Police official, have been arrested in Meghalaya and a cache of high-frequency wireless sets seized from them, police said Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, we arrested five people Saturday night and seized six high-frequency wireless sets from their hideout at Maikhuli area bordering Assam's Kamrup district, Ri-Bhoi district pol...

7 months ago
NDFB rebel arrested, kidnap plan foiled

Shillong, Nov 28 - A militant of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland - was arrested in Meghalaya Thursday, foiling also a plot to abduct coal barons, police said. Dhanan Basumatary alias Majo, the NDFB rebel, was nabbed by a police team comprising men from Meghalaya and Assam Police. The arrest was made from Majo's hideout in Shallang area in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hi...

7 months ago
Three A'chik rebels killed in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 28 - Security forces Thursday busted a hideout of the United A'chik Liberation Army - in western Meghalaya, killing three rebels of the outfit in a fierce gun battle, police said. A police spokesperson said a critically injured rebel was captured alive from a field, while UALA chief Singbirth Marak alias Norrok X Momin managed to escape. The gun battle broke out at the ...

7 months ago
IED found on Assam train, defused

Guwahati, Nov 20 - The Kamakhya railway station in Guwahati Wednesday escaped a major tragedy after some passengers spotted a bomb in a train's coach and informed the police. Panic gripped the Kamakhya railway station immediately after the bomb was detected. The police and security forces arrived at the station on being alerted by the passengers, and defused the bomb. Police ...

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