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  • Saradha scam: CBI denies questioning Assam ex-DGP Shankar Baruah 9 hours 55 minutes ago

    In a sudden twist in the Saradha Scam, the former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Baruah committed suicide on Wednesday. He was being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam. ...
  • Raided in Saradha scam case, former Assam DGP Shankar Baruah commits suicide 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Baruah, whose house was raided in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, has committed suicide. Baruah, a 1974 batch Indian Police Service officer, had been admitted to hospital for the last three days and had been released from hospital on...
  • BJP wrests Silchar from Congress in Assam bypoll Yesterday

    Nagaon/Silchar: Opposition BJP wrested Silchar constituency from the Congress while the All India United Democratic Front and the ruling Congress retained Jamunamukh and Lakhipur seats respectively in the Assembly by-polls in Assam. The election office here said that BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul wrested Silchar from the Congress by defeating its nominee...
  • Assam: Woman cheated by lover, gangraped 3 days ago

    Rangiya (Assam): A 25-year-old woman was gangraped allegedly by a youth she trusted as her lover and seven of his friends at Hajo in Rangiya on Saturday night. Sub-Divisional Police Officer Kanteswar Gogoi said the girl from Nalbari came to meet the boy, who had befriended her...
  • Assam: Tea trader killed, two injured in blast 3 days ago

    Tezpur: A tea trader was killed and two others including a tea garden manger were injured in a grenade blast by suspected NDFB(S) terrorists at Dalgaon area in Darrang district, police said on Saturday. The grenade was thrown last night at the Borgarah tea garden manager's office, in which the manager...
  • IIT-Guwahati student commits suicide 3 days ago

    Guwahati: A first semester student of IIT-Guwahati on Sunday committed suicide allegedly by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel in the campus. He has been identified as Tushar Yadav, hailing from Gurgaon in Haryana, and was a student of Electronics Communication and Engineering department at Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati,...
  • Guwahati: 248 SIM cards bought with fake papers seized, 2 held 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Two persons were arrested and 248 pre-activated mobile SIM cards purchased with fake identity papers seized from their possession by a joint security team in Assam's Sonitpur district. Based on an intelligence input, the Army and the police launched a joint operation and arrested Md...
  • Assam bypoll: 70 per cent voter turnout registered 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Nearly 70 per cent polling was recorded in the peaceful bye-election for three seats of Assam Assembly on Saturday to decide the fate of 25 contestants in Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh. Jamunamukh in Nagaon district witnessed over 74 per cent polling, while Silchar and Lakhipur in Cachar district saw...
  • Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions 5 days ago

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The commission to be headed by a retired judge will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens and suggest suitable measures for...
  • Assam: Judicial Commission to study working conditions in tea gardens 6 days ago

    Guwahati: A Judicial Commission has been constituted to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The Commission, to be headed by a retired judge, will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens of the state and suggest suitable measures for their...
  • Campaigning for Assam bypoll ends 6 days ago

    Guwahati: Campaigning for the bye-elections to three Assembly constituencies of Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh on September 13 ended on Thursday. All the contesting parties -- Congress, AIUDF, BJP and Independents -- ended their campaign at the stipulated 5 PM. Altogether 25 candidates are in the fray for the three constituencies where...
  • Assam government gives Rs 5 crore to flood-hit J&K 1 week ago

    Guwahati: Assam Government has extended financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the relief of flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir, spokesman of the Chief Minister Office (CMO) said. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed officials that Rs five crore be given from the state government for the people affected...
  • Assam government sends ADGP to liaise with J&K government September 9, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Government has deputed the Additional Director General of Police (Vigilance and Anti Corruption) on Tuesday to Jammu and Kashmir to liaise with the state government in order to render necessary assistance to the people of Assam stranded there. ADGP Rajkumar Chandranathan will be camping at Srinagar and will...
  • Centre to set up Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam September 6, 2014

    Guwahati: The Centre will create a Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect the animal from poaching and form a task force to enquire into encroachment of forest land in the state, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. "We will have zero tolerance for rhino poaching....
  • Assam: Two school girls found hanging from tree, locals allege rape September 6, 2014

    Silchar: In a grim reminder of the Badayun rape-murder, two school girls were hung from the two ends of the same rope from a tree in Assam's Karimganj district. Both the girls, one a Class 10 and the other a Class 9 student, of a school in Nilambazar area had been...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders probe into gas pipeline blast September 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday instituted an inquiry into the blast in the pipeline of Assam Gas Company Limited in Sivasagar that killed four persons and injured several others. The chief minister in a statement said that the inquiry would help ascertain reasons for the explosion and find...
  • 40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Mumbai September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra CID, with the support of an NGO rescued as many as 40 children from an alleged child trafficking racket in Mumbai on Monday. The children, 36 of whom were girls, were from Assam and were working in the fishery industry as child labourers. The children have been brought...
  • Gas pipeline blast in Upper Assam's Moran; 3 killed, 20 injured September 1, 2014

    Dibrugarh: Three persons, including two women, were killed and seven others injured, when a high pressure LPG pipeline exploded in upper Assam's Sibsagar district on Monday, a senior police officer said. Six houses and several livestock were also burnt in the explosion that occurred in the underground pipeline of the public...
  • Nearly three lakh affected by Assam flood August 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly three lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam which has claimed seven lives and has hit 15 districts of the state. According to a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Sunday, 2.87 lakh people have been affected across 1,066 villages in 15 districts in...
  • NDFB suspects girl as informer, shoots her in front of parents August 23, 2014

    Guwahati: A teenage girl was shot dead by the NDFB in the presence of her parents in Assam's Chirang district as militants suspected her of being a police informer and a probe has been announced after chilling video of the killing was aired by local television channels. The video, sent by...
  • Relief camp in Uriamghat for those affected in Assam-Nagaland clashes August 23, 2014

    The relief camp in Uriamghat is sheltering more than 400 families. Earlier this month, 9 villagers from Uriamghat were allegedly killed by Nagas. Blame game has erupted between Assam government and Centre over the clashes. ...
  • Assam-Nagaland border conflict: Chettiya residents flee home, await rehabilitation August 23, 2014

    Chettiya in Assam presents a sad spectacle after nine villages were burnt to the ground and nine people shot dead by Nagas. Hundreds have fled the area and are now living in relief camps waiting for violence to abate. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered a CBI probe into...
  • Will order CBI probe into the recent Assam-Nagaland border violence, says Assam CM August 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday declared that the state government would go for a CBI probe into the recent conflict along the Assam-Nagaland border. "I have ordered for a CBI probe into the recent happenings along the Assam-Nagaland border. I have also ordered for a judicial probe...
  • Local school safe haven for over 400 families in violence-torn Golaghat August 23, 2014

    Golaghat: After weeks of violence, the Golaghat area in Assam is battling an uneasy calm. A local school in the area has been house to over 400 families ever since the violence unleashed along the Assam-Nagaland border in an age-old border dispute. While women tend their infants on the floor...
  • Assam-Nagaland border violence: Curfew relaxed in Golaghat for 12 hours August 22, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew in Golaghat district was relaxed for 12 hours from Friday morning with the situation "under control and improving further", a senior district official said. There was no report of untoward incident on Friday from any part of the district, including Uriamghat along the Assam-Nagaland border, he...
  • Situation remains tense at Assam-Nagaland border, main highway blocked August 22, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation along the Assam-Nagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing and the main highway between the two states remains blocked. The situation remains tense even as the Chief Ministers of both states decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar...
  • Assam: Curfew partially lifted in evening; agitators withdraw strike August 21, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew imposed in Golaghat district on Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's border flare-up was relaxed for a few hours in the evening even as police fired in the air and burst tear gas shells to disperse protesters trying to block NH-39 at Numaligarh. The curfew would be...
  • Border violence: Locals slam Assam police August 21, 2014

    Guwahati The situation along the Assam-Nagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing on Wednesday. Even as the Chief Ministers of both states have decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar flare ups, the anger is palpable among the locals. CRPF soldiers...
  • Border violence: Assam CM ready for judicial probe August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland met the Minister of State, Home, Kiren Rijiju on Thursday amidst ongoing violence in border areas. Rijiju said that both the Chief Ministers wanted to solve the issue and help the displaced people. He also said that the Centre and the...
  • Home Ministry questions Gogoi's role in Assam-Nagaland turmoil, blames Congress August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: As the situation along the Assam-Nagaland border continues to be tense, the MHA report on the conflict has thrown light on certain newly surfaced facts. Sources have said that the report questions detractors of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, saying that Congress workers could be the ones creating trouble. Concerned...