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Three Karbi militants killed, camp busted

Guwahati, July 29 (IANS) Security forces on Wednesday gunned down three cadres of a Karbi militant outfit and busted their training camp in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, an official said. The incident took place near Duni Tokbi village, defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said. On receiving information about the presence of militants, personnel of the Indian Army's Red Hor...

1 day ago
Assam on high alert after Punjab attack

Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) The Assam government sounded a high alert on Monday to thwart any attack by anti-national forces, on a day terrorists killed seven people in Punjab. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said anti-national forces were always trying to disrupt peace in the state but the government was on alert to foil any such attempt. Various jihadi militant groups are operating in ...

7 days ago
14 children rescued from trafficker in Assam

Guwaahti, July 21 (IANS) Fourteen children were rescued on Tuesday by a team of the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) led by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Assam Police while they were being taken by a trafficker with the promise of jobs in Bengaluru. The trafficker was arrested during the operation, police said. An official of the NGO said the operation was carried out base...

11 days ago
Defence secretary, Assam Police chief get NHRC notice

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The NHRC has issued notice to the union defence secretary and the chief of Assam Police after taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that three women, including a teenager, were allegedly raped by soldiers in Dokmoka town of the state in April. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raised a...

11 days ago
Need to dismantle militant camps in neighbouring nations: Assam CM

Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday called for an urgent need to dismantle militant camps in Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The northeastern militants get food, shelter and training in these countries. There is need to intensify security along the India-Myanmar border, Gogoi told reporters here. The strength of forces manning the border must be in...

20 days ago
Karbi militant killed in Assam gunfight

Diphu (Assam), July 8 (IANS) An armed cadre of a militant outfit based in Assam's Karbi Anglong district was killed in a joint operation by the army and Assam Police, an official said on Wednesday. The Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant was killed in a gun battle on Tuesday night inside the Nambar reserve forest, Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton sa...

1 month ago
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 month 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

3 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...

3 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...

3 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 ...

3 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 ...

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