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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 (NDFB) insurgent outfit, a top official said Saturday.
Former poacher turned wildlife defender in Assam gets award
Guwahati, Dec 6 : A poacher-turned-animal-keeper working in the Manas National Park, located in the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) of Assam, has been selected for this year's prestigious Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Service Award.
Assam to extend ex-gratia grant period for militants
Guwahati, Dec. 5 : The Government of Assam has indicated that it may extend the period for providing an ex-gratia grant of 1.5 lakh rupees to militants who lay down arms and return to mainstream society.
Abducted girl rescued near Assam-Nagaland border
Guwahati, Dec 5 : A girl abducted by an unidentified gunman Wednesday from Assam's Sivsagar district was rescued from near the Assam-Nagaland border Thursday morning, police said.
Youth hijacks school van in Assam, abducts girl
Guwahati, Dec 4 : A youth Wednesday hijacked a school van with 11 children in Assam's Sivasagar district at gun-point and later vanished inside a tea garden on the Nagaland border with a girl student, police said.
Meghalaya tea stall owner set on fire, dies
Shillong, Dec 4 : A tea stall owner here in the Meghalaya capital, who was set on fire 20 days ago by masked men, Wednesday died of his injuries at a hospital in Assam, police said.
AGP leader slams Gogoi government for freeing 'ISI agent'
Guwahati, Dec 4 : Assam's regional party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Wednesday accused the Congress government of letting loose an ISI suspect after a Pakistani man was released from Guwahati jail.
Bodo militant lynched, two people injured in police firing
Guwahati, Dec 3 : A Bodo militant was lynched and another seriously injured by an angry mob while two people, who were part of a non-Bodo protest rally, were injured in police firing Tuesday in two separate incidents in Assam, officials said.
Two Assamese youth arrested for raping IT professional
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 : Two Assamese youth working as contract workers in a private firm at a resort here have been arrested for raping a Bangalore-based IT professional, said a top police official Tuesday.
Government signs peace agreement with the NDFB
Guwahati, Nov. 30 : The government has signed a six month peace deal with the northeast militant outfit, National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam on Friday.
Gogoi hails union cabinet nod for Assam upper house
Guwahati, Nov 29 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday welcomed the union cabinet's decision to clear the decks for the creation of a legislative council or upper house of the state legislature.
India steps up vigilance along Bangladesh border
Agartala/Silchar (Assam), Nov 29 : India has beefed up security along the border with Bangladesh in view of the political turmoil in that country, officials said here Friday.
Assam CM to return meagre donation by tea industry
Guwahati, Nov 29 : The Assam government has decided to return a donation of about Rs.15 lakh made by at least 25 tea companies to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, and said the amount was paltry in comparison to the profits the companies make.
Assam seeks Rs.307,430 crore from finance panel
Guwahati, Nov 28 : Assam Thursday sought Rs.307,430.13 crore from the 14th Finance Commission to meet its non-Plan expenditure and give a thrust to infrastructure development projects.
Assam security meeting to discuss countering insurgent groups
Guwahati, Nov. 28 : A high level security meeting will be held here on Thursday to chalk out an action plan to counter insurgent groups.
Minor boy injured in Assam blast dies
Guwahati, Nov 27 : A three-year-old boy, who was injured in a blast in Assam's Bongaigaon town Monday, died of his injuries Wednesday in a hospital here, officials said.
Dead woman in Assam not raped: Police
Guwahati, Nov 27 : Police in Assam Wednesday said a woman whose death sparked widespread protests was not raped.
Assam to offer heart treatment to 619 ailing kids
Guwahati, Nov 27 : The Assam government will treat, free of cost, 619 children with congenital heart defect (CHD), at Kolkata and Bangalore in the next four months, state Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said Wednesday.
Assam: Woman gangraped; killed
Guwahati, Nov 27 : A 31-year-old woman was killed by four men who raped her in a moving tempo and then brutalized her by gouging out her eyes in Assam, said reports on Wednesday.
Assam: Woman gangraped; eyes gouged out
Guwahati, Nov 27 : A 31-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and was thrown out of a moving tempo in Assam, said reports on Wednesday.
Protests in Assam over alleged rape, murder
Guwahati, Nov 26 : Police in Assam's Lakhimpur district are investigating the alleged rape and murder of a woman who was found with multiple injuries and who later died in a hospital, a police official said Tuesday.
Assam announces Rs.1 lakh reward for information on poachers
Guwahati, Nov 26 : The Assam government Tuesday announced a bounty of up to Rs.1 lakh to anyone who can give information about poachers who have killed over 30 rhinos in the state this year.
Three injured in grenade blast in Assam
Guwahati, Nov. 25 : At least three persons were injured in a grenade bomb blast in Assam's Bongaigaon town on Monday evening.
Another rhino killed in Kaziranga
By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati, Nov 25 : Another one horned rhino was poached in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Sunday night, officials said on Monday.
Five injured in Assam explosion
Guwahati, Nov 25 : At least five people including two children were injured in a powerful explosion in Assam's Bongaigaon district on Monday evening, police said.
Blast injures three in Assam town
Guwahati, Nov 25 : Three members of a family were injured Monday evening when unidentified militants triggered a blast in Bongaigaon town of Assam, police said.
25th one-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga
Guwahati, Nov 25 : Poachers have killed another one-horned rhino, the 25th this year, at the Kaziranga National park in Assam and decamped with its horn, officials said Monday.
GNLA Militants killed, official rescued
Guwahati, Nov 24 : At least four hardcore cadres of Meghalaya insurgent group Garo National Liberation Front (GNLA) were killed in a gun battle with security forces near the border area of Assam and Meghalaya as an abducted government official was rescued from them on Sunday evening, officials said.
Kidnapped Meghalaya official rescued, four abductors killed
Shillong, Nov 24 : A senior Meghalaya official, abducted by tribal Rabha rebels, was rescued Sunday while security forces killed four of his abductors in Assam's Goalpara district.
'Home ministry decides force to guard peaceful border'
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), Nov 24 : It is the prerogative of the home ministry to decide which force will guard the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Assam Rifles chief Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said here Sunday.