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6 hours 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...

2 days 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...

6 days 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...

9 days 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...

14 days 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 ...

19 days 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 ...

19 days 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 ...

19 days 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...

21 days 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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. <...

1 month 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 ...

1 month ago
Rescued Tripura tribal kids to be sent back home

Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Sixteen of the 19 children rescued from the Guwahati railway station by the Assam Police CID and Childline, an NGO, belong to tribal refugees living in Tripura and will be handed over to their parents, an official said here on Thursday. All the 19 children, rescued by the Assam Police CID and Childline from the Guwahati railway station on February 25, are now sta...

1 month ago
19 children rescued from traffickers in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) NGO Child Line, in association with Assam Police, Wednesday rescued 19 children from the railway station here from a group of traffickers. ...

2 months ago
Two home guards killed, seven injured in Assam blast

Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Two home guards were killed and seven others injured Tuesday when a bomb went off accidentally at an Assam Police firing range in Golaghat district, an official said. The incident took place at the Kalyani firing range in Deopahar near Numaligarh, a police spokesman said. The home guards personnel were undergoing training at the firing range. However, some...

2 months ago
Bodo militant gunned down in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Security forces in Assam have shot dead a Bodo militant who was to carry out recruitment drives for his outfit, an official said Tuesday. Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant -- identified as Urga of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) who underwent t...

2 months ago
Terror attack averted in Assam, two militants nabbed

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) A terror attack was Thursday averted in Assam when a joint team of the army and Assam Police arrested two Bodo militants and seized 12 kg of RDX from their possession. The two cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were arrested from Baksa district in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts, said a statement issued by Gu...

2 months ago
Assam celebrates R-Day, CM outlines new schemes

Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Assam Monday with enthusiasm, with people ignoring threats from militants. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi unfurled the tricolour at a function at the Khanapara veterinary college here. Governor (additional charge) P.B. Acharya was not able to attend the function. However, in his message on the occasion, he expressed...

2 months ago
Two blasts in Assam on Republic Day, no injuries

Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Suspected militants from the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom Monday triggered two blasts near Digboi town in Tinsukia district. While one blast was triggered on the outskirts of Digboi town, another blast took place near a drain in the town. Both were low intensity crude bombs and there is no injury or any damage, Tinsukia Superintendent ...

2 months ago
Five Bodo militants nabbed in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 25 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police and the army Sunday arrested five Bodo militants from a forest area in Kokrajhar district, officials said. The cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were nabbed from the Ripu reserved forest, according to a statement issued by Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton. <...

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