ASSAM VIOLENCE

  • Army chief visits Assam to review volatile situation 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    Guwahati Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh reached Assam on 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...
  • Army Chief to visit violence-torn Assam on Saturday Yesterday

    New Delhi: As Army vowed to intensify its operation in Assam where tribals were massacred by Bodo millitants, General Dalbir Singh Suhag has decided to visit the violence-hit state on Saturday. Normal life in Assam was on Friday affected by a 12-hour bandh called by several organisations including some tribal outfits...
  • Assam violence: No talks with NDFB (S), says Rajnath Singh 2 days ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 68 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with NDFB...
  • Watch: Assam Chief Secretary enjoys elephant ride a day after the Bodo militant attack 3 days ago

    Just a day after the massacre of Adivasis by National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) terrorists in three districts in Assam, Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla is seen enjoying an elephant ride with his family at Kaziranga National Park. ...
  • Kokrajhar massacre: Is Tarun Gogoi government a complete failure? 3 days ago

    At least 68 people have been killed in serial attacks by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) terrorists at different places in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Guwahati to take stock of the situation arising out of violence in Assam. ...
  • CM Gogoi flays Assam Chief Secretary for leisure trip after Bodo attacks 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla was at the centre of a controversy for continuing his family trip and enjoying an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday in the aftermath of massacre of tribals by Bodo militants prompting criticism from Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Local TV channels have been...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls Tarun Gogoi to discuss Assam situation 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enquire about the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of killing of 65 people by NDFB(S) militants. Gandhi called up Gogoi this afternoon and condemned the dastardly killing of innocent people by the militants,...
  • 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...
  • AssamNagaland border violence: State, Centre play blame game August 20, 2014

    Three people were killed on Wednesday and six injured in clashes in Golaghat on the AssamNagaland border but the state government and the Centre were busy playing the blame game. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 20, 2014

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  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Assam violence: Guwahati buses to be off road on Thursday August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: City buses in Assam's capital will remain off the road for 12 hours on Thursday in protest against the firing in Golaghat that left three persons dead and six others injured on Wednesday. The Guwahati City Bus Association has decided not to ply their buses for 12 hours on...
  • Assam violence: CM Tarun Gogoi seeks additional force from Centre August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday sought from the Central government additional companies of paramilitary forces to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled areas along AssamNagaland border. When Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Gogoi to discuss the issue, the chief minister sought from him additional companies...
  • Fresh violence on AssamNagaland border, 18 injured August 19, 2014

    Golaghat: At least 18 protesters were injured after police fired rubber pellets and resorted to lathicharge at Rangajan in violencehit Golaghat district of Assam along the Nagaland border on Tuesday evening, a senior police officer said. District Superintendent of Police Siladitya Chetia told PTI that a group of protesters turned violent...
  • Assam government to submit detailed report on violence to Union Home Ministry August 17, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said that the state government would submit a detailed report to the Union Home Ministry on the recent violence along the AssamNagaland border which claimed nine lives in Golaghat district. "Along with the detailed report, a memorandum will...
  • Centre asks Assam to check violence, seize illegal weapons August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: To prevent incidents of violence, Assam government has been advised to take strict security measures, including seizure of illegal weapons, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. 46 people lost their lives in May following violence in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. "The government of Assam has been advised to...
  • Kiren Rijiju appeals to NorthEast terrorists to join mainstream June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream. Rijiju, who arrived in Guwahati following the killing of Hamrem SP Nanda Goswami and his personal security officer (PSO) during an encounter with Karbi Peoples'...
  • Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 in Assam violence May 12, 2014

    One more body was recovered on Monday in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Congress' ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF). The body of a 65yearold lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in...
  • Assam: Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 May 12, 2014

    Barpeta (Assam): One more body was on Monday recovered in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Bodoland People's Front (BPF). The body of a 65yearold lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in...
  • Assam: Gogoi visits violence hit districts, death toll reaches 41 May 8, 2014

    Bhangarpar: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday visited violencehit Baksa and Kokrajhar districts and assured the people that his government would provide them security as five more bodies were recovered taking the toll to 41. Official sources said Gogoi visited the victims in some of the relief camps, including Balapara....
  • Assam killings: Gogoi to snap ties with BPF if charges prove to be correct May 7, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his government will break the alliance with Bodoland People's Front (BPF), if allegations of the Hagrama Mohilaryled party's involvement in killing Muslims are found to be true. "I will severe the ties with BPF if they are actually involved in killing the Muslims....
  • Assam violence: More bodies found, 15 still missing after massacre May 7, 2014

    Guwahati: The police searched for 15 missing people on Wednesday after finding bodies of a baby girl and a woman floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred India's general election. India is in the home stretch of a...
  • NIA team to reach Assam today to probe NDFB militant attacks May 5, 2014

    Guwahati: An National Investigation Agency team will reach Assam on Monday to probe into the attacks by National Demorcratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants in three districts Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang. The Curfew has been relaxed in Baksa from 10 am to 4 pm, in Chirang from 10 am...
  • Following minister's plea, funeral held for 19 Assam victims May 4, 2014

    Salbari After initial refusal, family of 19 people killed by Bodo militants on Sunday buried their dead after the Assam government assured to punish the culprits and provide security to the people living in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). Assam Cooperation and Border Areas Development Minister Siddique Ahmed visited the affected...
  • Assam violence: Narayanguri stunned to silence with 18 deaths May 4, 2014

    Baksa: As Assam once again reels under violence, villagers in Baksa district's Narayanguri insist that this violence is designed to divide people in the northeastern state. At least 18 people have been killed in the region in the past few day, six of whom were children. The village has been...
  • Assam: Families refuse to bury dead till CM Tarun Gogoi visits them May 4, 2014

    Salbari: Demanding that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visit their area, people of Salbari in Assam's violencehit Baksa district on Sunday refused to bury their relatives killed in attacks by NDFBS militants. Angry protesters in Nankekhadrabari area said that they will not perform the last rites of the bodies of the 18...
  • Political blame game over Assam violence as death toll reaches 32 May 3, 2014

    Political blamegame has begun over the Assam violence, in which 32 people have died so far. While the BJP has called for CM Tarun Gogoi's resignation, the Congress has accused the BJP of polarising politics. ...
  • NDFB denies involvement in Assam violence May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The NDFB (Songbijit) on Saturday denied their involvement in the violence in Assam claiming it was "a political conspiracy by Assam government to trigger clashes between two communities. A press statement by NDFB Secretary (Information and Publicity Wing) NE Esara said, "we ask the Assam government and its...
  • Omar Abdullah blames Narendra Modi for 'inciting violence' in Assam May 3, 2014

    Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday blamed Narendra Modi for the violence in Assam that left 32 Muslims dead. "In Assam, 30 Muslims were murdered. Why? Because BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made a speech there and tried to incite people against Muslims. This is a...
  • Politicising West Assam violence will be recipe for disaster May 3, 2014

    As Assam's Bodo Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) staggers under multiple militant attacks and arson, the political games being played by remote and largely oblivious players will only aggravate an already volatile situation. While the Congress in power in Guwahati and Delhi has been doing what it does best issuing milkandwater...