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Mastermind of Assam's tribal massacre arrested

Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) A top Bodo militant, allegedly one of the masterminds behind the massacre of at least 80 people in Assam in December last year, was arrested by the army and Assam Police on Monday, officials said. Based on intelligence inputs, Sumanta Basumatary, a top member of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Songbijit (NDFB-S) faction's central council, was apprehende...

1 day ago
Four Bodo militants arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Four suspected Bodo militants were arrested here on Saturday in a joint operation by Karnataka Police and their Assam counterparts, police said. On a tip-off about their presence in the city, a raid was conducted at their hideout and they were nabbed with the help of Assam Police, Additional Commissioner of Police P. Harishekaran told reporters here. In ...

8 days ago
Naga militants attack Assam Rifles camp in Arunachal

Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Within three days of an ambush of an Indian Army convoy in Manipur leaving 18 soldiers dead, suspected militants from Naga outfit NSCN-K on Sunday attacked a camp of the paramilitary Assam Rifles in Arunachal Pradesh. Officials said there was no casualty in the attack. Around 30 heavily armed militants started firing indiscriminately at the 1 Assam Rifles camp at ...

19 days ago
Man killed after firing at police mistaking them for anti-socials

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) A man, who fired at a police constable suspecting him to be an anti-social element, was killed in retaliatory firing during a counter-insurgency operation in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Tuesday, officials said. While police suspect the deceased man was a militant, his family members claimed he was a farmer. The man fired at the security forces, suspe...

19 days ago
Man killed after firing at police mistaking them for militants

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) A man, who fired at a police constable suspecting him to be a militant, was killed in retaliatory firing during a counter-insurgency operation in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Tuesday, officials said. While police suspect the deceased man was a militant, his family members claimed he was a farmer. The man fired at the security forces, suspecting them t...

20 days ago
ULFA leader Paresh Baruah in China: Assam Police chief

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Intelligence agencies have tracked the movements of Paresh Baruah, the self-styled commander-in-chief of the anti-talk faction of ULFA, in China, Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma said on Tuesday. The director general of police said the Paresh Baruah faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) still has camps in Myanmar along with other militant outfits of...

20 days ago
10 NDFB cadres killed, over 300 nabbed in five months: DGP

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) During the five-month security operation against the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, 10 members of the outfit have been killed and over 300 cadres and linkmen arrested, an official said. Assam Director General of Police Khagen Sarma, revealing this on Tuesday, said the continued operation against the outfit also re...

1 month ago
Parrikar reviews anti-terror operations in Assam

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on a trip to Assam on Saturday, reviewed the security preparedness and status of ongoing anti-terror operations here. On the second day of his maiden visit to the northeast, the defence minister visited the Red Horns Division at Rangiya along with Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh and Lt. Gen. M.M.S. Rai, general officer command...

1 month ago
NDFB cadre killed in Assam

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) A joint team of the army and Assam Police on Monday killed a militant of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam's Sonitpur district. Slain militant was identified as Engarlang, defence ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said in a statement. He was killed during an operation at Bogijuli area, he said, a...

1 month ago
NDFB cadre involved in 2014 Assam massacre held

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) A joint team of army and Assam Police on Saturday arrested a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militant who was allegedly involved in the 2014 massacre of adivasis. The militant was identified as Samar Basumatary alias Sona, a self-styled platoon commander of NDFB in Chirang district, the army said in a statement. He was arrested during an operation a...

2 months ago
Assam Congress MLA arrested in auto theft racket

Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Assam Police on Tuesday arrested Congress legislator Rumi Nath for her alleged nexus with the notorious kingpin of auto theft racket Anil Chauhan. A senior official of the Guwahati Police Commissionerate confirmed this on Tuesday and added that Nath was arrested for two cases - one registered with the Azara police station and the other registered with Dispur po...

2 months ago
Assam minister violates law, enters Kaziranga with firearm

Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Atuwa Munda entered the Kaziranga National Park - a world heritage site famous for one-horned rhinos - with a firearm dangling from his waist, violating the wildlife act. Munda, accompanied by top forest officials, went to the park on Friday at around 10 p.m. and was surrounded by forest guards besides his personal bodyguards provided by As...

2 months ago
Assam's Bodoland all set for polls on April 8

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Balloting will take place on Wednesday to elect a new Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), which administers four Bodo-dominated districts in Assam. The BTC runs the administration in the districts of Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri, home to most of Assam's three million Bodo tribals. Security forces have drawn up an elaborate plan to ensure smooth ...

2 months ago
Togadia banned from entering Bengal, opposition smells electoral compulsion

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday issued prohibitory orders banning the entry of VHP international vice president Praveen Togadia in West Bengal, arguing that his presence could lead to communal tension and disturb public tranquillity. The Vishva Hindu Parishad leader, known for his controversial speeches, was slated to take part in a programme in North ...

2 months ago
Mamata government bans Togadia from entering Bengal

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government has issued prohibitory orders banning the entry of VHP international vice president Praveen Togadia in West Bengal, arguing that his presence could lead to communal tension and disturb public tranquillity. The Vishva Hindu Parishad leader, known for his controversial speeches, was slated to take part in a programme in North Dinajpur ...

2 months ago
Two Bodo militants killed in Assam

Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Two hardcore Bodo militants were killed in a joint operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district, an official said on Wednesday. Based on intelligence inputs that militants were taking shelter in the area, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Assam Police carried out an operation leading to a fierce gun battle on Tuesday night, Guwahati-based defence spok...

2 months ago
Burdwan blast: NIA chargesheets Assam's Sahanur, Shaikul

Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) The NIA, which is probing the Burdwan blast case, on Monday submitted a chargesheet in a court in Kolkata which included the names of two Assam-based operatives of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) - Sahanur Alom and Shaikul Islam Khan. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed the chargesheet against 21 individuals, including four Bangladeshi nation...

3 months ago
Three militants nabbed in Assam

Guwahati, March 14 (IANS) Three militants were arrested on Saturday in Assam's Kokrajhar district in a joint operation launched by the army and the police. Two cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and a Muslim Tiger Force of Assam (MTFA) cadre were nabbed in two separate incidents, police said. One of the arrested NDFB cadres is inv...

3 months ago
Another one-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga, horn taken away

Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) A day after the forest department in Assam killed a poacher in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, poachers have killed yet another rhino in the famous park and made away with its horn. Park officials said that the carcass of the rhino was recovered from Tamulipathar area in Agaratoli range of the park and it is suspected that the animal was killed late Thursday. <...

3 months ago
Rescued tribal kids sent back homes in Assam, Tripura

Agartala, March 10 (IANS) The 19 tribal children rescued from Guwahati railway station in Assam by security forces and Childline, an NGO, have been handed over to their parents, officials said on Tuesday. Fourteen of the 19 tribal children rescued from the railway station by the Assam Police CID, Government Railway Police (GRP) and Childline, an NGO, were handed over to their parents on ...

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