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  • Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath arrested for links with pan-India auto theft gang 5 days ago

    Cachar: In a case of lawlessness by the lawmakers, sitting Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath has been arrested for links with a pan-India auto theft gang. Assam Police arrested Rumi Nath from the MLA quarters on Tuesday morning. "We have arrested her from the MLA hostel at around 7 AM....
  • Assam: One killed, five injured in a grenade blast in Udalgiri 1 week ago

    Guwahati: One person was killed and five others were injured in a grenade blast in Udalgiri area of Assam early on Sunday. The blast took place at a local market which had in the past seen clashes between Bodos and immigrant minorities. This comes in the backdrop of Bodoland Territorial Council...
  • Assam Speaker to form panel to probe tender irregularities March 25, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi said he will constitute a House Committee to examine alleged irregularities in inviting tenders from contractors by the Public Works Department. "I will set up an Assembly Committee to see the irregularities," Gogoi said during the Question Hour. He was responding to a...
  • Poaching in Kaziranga National Park raises questions on rhino conservation March 22, 2015

    Golaghat: With over 2,300 rhinos, Kaziranga has been the success story of rhino conservation. But a steady rise in poaching over the last three years has sent alarm bells ringing. In the first 90 days of 2015, nine rhinos have been killed by the poachers in Assam. Since Januray this year...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' March 20, 2015

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi threatens to ban Subramanian Swamy's entry into Assam March 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said the government would consider banning entry of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy into the state after his reported remark that "mosques are mere buildings and can be demolished." "His comments are completely insulting for a community. We will take action. If he continues...
  • Dimapur jail lynching incident helped two Nagaland's NSCN-IM militants escape March 14, 2015

    Dimapur/New Delhi: A week after Dimapur lynching incident, a detailed report submitted by the Senior Superintendent of the Dimapur Jail reveals a different story. Under the grab of 'mob justice' on March 5, two dreaded militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) were also freed from...
  • Assam: Opposition questions Congress MLA statement accusing Gogoi March 9, 2015

    Guwahati: Opposition members in Assam Assembly on Monday questioned Congress MLA Siddique Ahmod's reported statement in a public meeting accusing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of failing to take action despite being informed that the rape accused, who hailed from Karimganj, would be dragged out from Dimapur Central Jail. The opposition members...
  • First swine flu death reported in Assam March 9, 2015

    Assam: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Assam with the death of a 59-year-old man at Jorhat Medical College Hospital where four others have also tested positive. An alert was sounded by the hospital after an employee of the Jorhat District Treasury office died due to swine flu on Sunday...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • Nagaland: 18 people held in Dimapur mob lynching case, mobile, Internet services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Twelve people have been arrested on Sunday in Dimapur city of Nagaland in connection with the lynching of a rape accused on Thursday. The situation is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands,...
  • Dimapur returning to normalcy, curfew relaxed till 3 PM; mobile, Internet, SMS services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: The situation in Dimapur city of Nagaland is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands, lynched and then hanged from a clock tower. The curfew has been lifted till 3 PM but mobile, Internet...
  • Six arrested in Dimapur mob lynching case, Nagaland-Assam border remains tense March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Situation remains tense in Dimapur city and along the Nagaland-Assam border after a mob of thousands lynched a rape accused on Thursday. Six people have been arrested so far while the victim's family living in Bosla village of Assam's Karimganj district, demands justice. On Thursday, rape accused 35-year-old Syed Farid...
  • Central security forces failed to stop Nagaland rape accused's lynching: Tarun Gogoi March 7, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that the security at Dimapur Central Jail, from where a rape accused was dragged out and lynched by a mob, was under central security forces who failed to stop the lynching. "The security in the jail was under central security forces who...
  • Assam bans National Health Mission employees strike February 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980. Currently, employees of National Health Mission are on strike affecting health services to press for fulfilment of their demands. "The state government has prohibited any strikes...
  • 30 Minutes: Exploring fault lines in Assam following NDFB(S) onslaught February 1, 2015

    In December 2014, at least 81 persons, mostly Adivasis, were killed in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists across many districts in Assam, retaliatory violence and police firing to control mobs. CNN-IBN's Subhajit Sengupta visits Sonitpur, one of the violence affected areas in Assam, to explore the fault lines of the...
  • Watch: The inside story of Assam violence January 30, 2015

    On 23rd Dec, 80 adivasis were massacred in Assam allegedly by the militants. NIA was given the investigation and the Sonbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland has been held responsible for the bloodbath of 23rd December. CNN-IBN got an exclusive glimpse into their training camp, it shows them...
  • First and last day of month 'dry day' in Assam January 28, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam has declared the first and last day of every month, except December 31, as "dry day" and prohibited sale of any type of alcoholic product in the state. "The government has decided to stop selling any type of alcoholic products on the first and last day of every...
  • Assam: Two NDFB(S) militants apprehended January 21, 2015

    Guwahati: Two NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district. Based on specific input from Army intelligence, a joint operation was launched by Army and Police near Batasipur area of the district on Tuesday, a defence spokesperson said. The entire area was cordoned...
  • Assam: Top NDFB(S) commander behind the December massacre nabbed January 14, 2015

    Guwahati: A top commander of NDFB(S), which was behind the December massacre of adivasis in the lower Assam districts, was apprehended by the army in Goalpara district of the state along with arms. Defence sources said that based on specific inputs provided by the army's Gajraj Intelligence Unit, the troops of...
  • Assam: 12 suspected NDFB(S) militants arrested, four AK-56 and other arms recovered January 11, 2015

    Guwahati: Twelve militants of NDFB-Songbijit, which was behind the December massacre of over 70 people in lower Assam, were apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in Manas reserve forest in Chirang district along the Indo-Bhutan border. IGP LR Bishnoi said on Sunday that the 12 militants, including two...
  • Assam: NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter January 10, 2015

    Guwahati: An NDFB(S) platoon commander, allegedly involved in the recent attack by the outfit on Adivasis, was killed in an encounter in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Saturday, police said. The police and the SSB launched a joint operation in Serfanguri area and the militant was killed in the ensuing encounter...
  • Assam violence: Bodo militants accused of Adivasi killings arrested January 9, 2015

    Guwahati: Two dreaded National Democratic Feseration of Bodoland-Songbijit militant leaders responsible for the massacres of Adivasis have been arrested along with four of their associates and a large quantity of arms seized from their possession, a senior police officer said on Friday. "NDFB-S Kokrajhar platoon 'second-in-command' Mithinga and Khuren along with...
  • Heavy firing between NDFB (S) militants, Assam Rifles in Sonitpur; no casualty so far January 2, 2015

    Tezpur: An encounter on Friday took place between National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)-Songbijit militants and 12 Assam Rifles personnel in Itakhola area of Assam's Sonitpur district along Arunachal Pradesh. However, there has been no report of any injury or casualty so far, sources said. Heavy firing was reported, but there...
  • Assam: Hindu outfits vandalise halls screening 'PK' in Silchar December 30, 2014

    Silchar: Bajrang Dal and other Hindu fundamentalist groups on Tuesday vandalised and stopped screening of the Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' in two cinema halls here for allegedly hurting the majority community's sentiment. Police said they have arrested three activists of Bajrang Dal, who stormed 'Gold' and 'Oriental Talkies' in Silchar. "The...
  • 'Slight' intensity earthquake hits Assam December 30, 2014

    Guwahati: An earthquake of 'slight' intensity measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Assam, including Guwahati tonight, according to a Met office report. The earthquake, which hit at around 10.57 pm, had its epicenter at Darrang in the state with its latitude 26.4 degree North and longitude 92 degree East, the...
  • Bodo community continues to fight for a separate identity in Assam's conflict zone December 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam is relatively calm with no fresh reports of violence but with thousands remaining in relief camps. They say they wont go back home until they get police protection. Sections of Adivasis and Bodos, two ends of the political spectrum fled from their villages to take shelter in these...
  • Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack. State Home Commissioner Prateek Hajela on Sunday said...
  • President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable. State Congress president Anjan Dutta told mediapersons that law and order situation in Assam was controlled only after the Congress came to power...
  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam remained peaceful on Sunday with no fresh incidents reported as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the situation calling for intensifying confidence- building measures in the wake of death of 81 people in NDFB(S) militant attack, retaliatory violence and police firing. The Chief Minister has directed Assam Director General of...