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2 days 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 days 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 ...

3 days 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. <...

9 days ago
Man arrested with endangered geckos in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) A man was Monday arrested from a passenger train at the Guwahati railway station in Assam and 15 gecko lizards were recovered from his possession, officials said. Sanjay Rai was arrested for trying to smuggle the endangered species, Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said. He told officials he had caught the geckos from Kumarghat in Tripura and was ...

15 days ago
Eight Bodo militants nabbed in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 13 (IANS) Eight hardcore Bodo militants, including a mastermind behind the massacre of adivasis in December, were Tuesday arrested in Assam's Chirang district along the international border with Bhutan, the army said. A joint team of Assam Police and the army's Red Horns Division arrested the eight cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland...

17 days ago
12 Bodo militants arrested in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) Twelve Bodo militants were Sunday arrested from three places in Assam along the international border with Bhutan, a day after an insurgent involved in the massacre of adivasis was shot dead, police said. The cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were arrested in Chirang district in operations jointly carried out by Ass...

18 days ago
Militant involved in Assam attacks gunned down

Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) A militant involved in the Dec 23 massacre in Assam's Kokrajhar district was Saturday gunned down by security forces, a day after police arrested seven Bodo insurgents including two involved in the killings. The slain militant was identified as Jeblang alias Jagat Basumatary, the platoon commander of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodola...

22 days ago
Militant killed, seven arrested in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 6 (IANS) A joint team of the army and Assam Police Tuesday killed a Karbi militant and arrested seven others from different rebel outfits, officials said. Defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant was killed by the army near Hemron village in Karbi Anglong district. An M16 rifle and ammunition were recovere...

22 days ago
NIA chief in Assam, to visit violence-hit areas Wednesday

Guwahati, Jan 6 (IANS) NIA chief Sharad Kumar reached Assam Tuesday to take stock of the central agency's probe into the recent violence in Assam that left 81 people dead and over two lakh homeless. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) director general held discussions here with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma, Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla an...

25 days ago
Assam violence: 102 police cases filed, NIA probe begins

Guwahati, Jan 3 (IANS) Assam Police has registered 102 cases over the recent violence that left 81 people dead and over two lakh homeless, while the NIA has also started investigating the attacks, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Saturday. Gogoi said 58 people have been arrested so far for their links with the violence unleashed by Bodo militants, he said. We have handed over four...

1 month ago
Centre asks NIA to probe Assam violence

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The central government Saturday directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the recent violence in Assam that claimed 73 lives. The ministry of home affairs today (Saturday) directed the National Investigation Agency to take up the investigation of four cases registered by Assam Police relating to the recent attacks by suspected NDFB(S) group in th...

1 month ago
Army chief reviews Assam's volatile situation

Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Saturday reviewed the security situation in Assam in the aftermath of the gory killings by Bodo militants, as the security forces intensified operations along the international border with Bhutan. The army chief said he would continue to maintain a close watch on the region. An army spokesman said Gen. Dalbir Singh heade...

1 month ago
Army chief in Assam to review volatile situation

Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh reached Assam Saturday, as the security forces intensified operations along the Bhutan border in the aftermath of the gory killings by Bodo militants. An army spokesman said Gen. Dalbir Singh headed to the army base in Rangia straight from the Guwahati airport and reviewed the security situation with the army's top brass.

1 month ago
Assam violence: Bengal tribals call shutdown, BJP wants NIA probe

Siliguri/Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Over 300 tribals from Assam have fled to West Bengal for shelter in the aftermath of the ghastly militant attacks, even as two tribal outfits Thursday called a shutdown in north Bengal Dec 27 while a BJP MP demanded an NIA probe into the mayhem. West Bengal Adivasi Vikas Parishad (WBAVP) and All India Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AIAVP) leaders said over 300 tr...

1 month ago
Assam violence: Tribal bodies call Bengal shutdown, BJP demands NIA probe

Siliguri, Dec 25 (IANS) Two tribal bodies Thursday called a shutdown in parts of northern West Bengal Saturday in protest against the ghastly militant attacks in Assam even as the BJP demanded an NIA probe into the mayhem. West Bengal Adivasi Vikas Parishad and All India Adivasi Vikas Parishad gave the separate calls for the 12-hour shutdown in the Terai (Siliguri sub-division of Darjeel...

1 month ago
Assam toll rises to 71, Rajnath reviews situation

Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) The toll in the violence unleashed by Bodo militants rose to 71 Wednesday, even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by two union ministers, reached Assam and reviewed the law and order situation with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and other top officials. Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Tribal Affairs Minist...

1 month ago
Assam toll rises to 65, three die in police firing

Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) Three people were killed in Assam Wednesday when police fired at thousands of angry adivasis who took to the streets a day after Bodo militants massacred 65 unarmed tribals. Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday flew into Assam to study the situation. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told the media that 37 tribals were killed in Sonitpur, 25 in Kokrajhar and three in Ch...

1 month ago
Bodos kill 65 in Assam, three die in police firing

Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) Three people were killed in Assam Wednesday when police fired at thousands of angry adivasis who took to the streets, a day after Bodo militants massacred 65 unarmed tribals. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told the media that 37 tribals were killed in Sonitpur, 25 in Kokrajhar and three in Chirang districts as the Bodos went on a killing spree late Tuesday. Th...

1 month ago
34 killed in Bodo militant attacks in Assam

Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) At least 34 people were killed when Bodo militants fired indiscriminately at villagers in Assam's Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts, police said. An Assam Police spokesman confirmed that 34 people, including four women, were killed in four incidents of firing by cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks. While...

1 month ago
Seven killed in Bodo militant attack in Assam

Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed when Bodo militants fired indiscriminately in two villages in Assam Tuesday evening, police said. The attacks by militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks took place in Saralpara village in Kokrajhar district and Santipur village in Sonitpur district, said Inspector General of Pol...

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