Assam Riots

  • Assam: Young doctors fight death, diseases at camps August 27, 2012

    Chirang: The Assam riots at the end of last month left nearly 80 people dead and lakhs homeless. The real challenge now lies in rehabilitating those who were displaced. And helping them are young doctors, who assist the men, women and children afflicted with diseases in the camps. While children remain...
  • Mumbai violence accused to undergo medical test August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Twenty three people, who were arrested in connection with the violence at Azad Maidan in Mumbai earlier this month, are set to undergo a medical examination on Monday. The group had moved a local court last week seeking to undergo the check up to validate their claims of being beaten...
  • 30 minutes: Assam, split wide open August 25, 2012

    Between July and August, death came easy in Western and Lower Assam as the state witnessed its worst riots in recent times. ...
  • Assam flares up again, 5 killed in fresh violence August 25, 2012

    Guwahati: There seems to be no end to the crisis in Assam as at least five people have been killed in fresh violence in the Chirang district of the state. Following the fresh violence, an indefinite curfew has been imposed in the Chirang district. With this incident, according to official figures,...
  • Assam: MLA Pradeep Brahma's supporters block rail tracks August 23, 2012

    Tension is back in Kokrajhar in Assam. Supporters of sitting MLA Pradeep Brahma, who has been arrested and charged with arson and violence in the riots - have blocked railway tracks demanding his release. ...
  • Assam: Riot victims now fight diseases, hunger August 23, 2012

    Chirang: Tired, traumatised, malnourished and sick - the children of conflict in Assam's relief camps are living in constant fear. Five-year-old Phulmala is hopes to return to her village one day. She still has her house keys hung around her neck. She says she has been wearing the same frock...
  • FIR against MNS for Chowpatty-Azad Maidan march August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is in trouble for taking out a protest march from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan without police permission. An FIR has been registered at DB Marg police station against MNS General Secretary Shirish Sawant and others for going ahead with the march from...
  • Azad Maidan: Raj Thackeray pumps up vote volume August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The same Azad Maidan that bore a deserted look during an agitation by Team Anna a month ago was on Tuesday packed to capacity. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was on stage, spreading his political net wider. Despite restrictions imposed, cops say 63,000 had gathered – 43,000...
  • NE exodus: 'Everyone wants to return to the cities now' August 22, 2012

    The Home Secretary of Assam GD Tripathi has claimed that the exodus by Indians from the Northeast has now ended and that people now want to return to Bangalore and other cities to earn their living. ...
  • Bangalore: Will Indians from the Northeast return to work? August 21, 2012

    An estimated 30,000 had fled Bangalore last week but many others stayed back. ...
  • Assam violence: Centre to send 7-member team August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre is to send a seven-member team to the violence affected districts of Assam on Tuesday. The team will be in the region for three days to assist the state government in its rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Nearly 76 people were killed and over five lakh rendered homeless...
  • Assam: Low-key Eid in relief camps August 20, 2012

    An uneasy calm prevails amongst the relief camps of Assam as people have no other option but to stay put on Eid amidst tight security. ...
  • Cong's vote-bank politics behind NE strife: BJP August 19, 2012

    Indore: Blaming the Centre for the violence in Assam and the subsequent exodus of Northeast Indians from various parts of the country to their home states, the BJP on Sunday said the "vote-bank" politics of Congress was "weakening" the country. "Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are crossing over to India in large numbers....
  • Assam: 'Rehabilitate Muslims after verification' August 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Two Bodo groups including the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) pro-talk faction on Saturday demanded that the Assam government verify the citizenship status of the Bengali-speaking Muslims, displaced during last month's clashes, before rehabilitating them. The pro-talk faction of the NDFB, also known as NDFB (Progressive) and People's Joint...
  • NE exodus: Rumours are baseless, says Gogoi August 19, 2012

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says it's all a conspiracy to malign him. ...
  • NE exodus: Industry hit by manpower crunch August 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The exodus of thousands of Northeast Indians from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune has dealt a serious blow to the hospitality and services sectors in these cities. Dhruv Chettry, who is from Guwahati, has been working as a floor manager at Herbs and Spice Restaurant in Bangalore for the past...
  • NE exodus: 'Suspected foreign hand behind rumours' August 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said he suspected from the very beginning that foreign forces were behind the rumours which forced thousands of people of northeast to flee Karnataka and some other cities. "I was saying from the very beginning that foreign forces were behind this," he said...
  • Parliament vows to protect people from Northeast August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as Northeast people continued to leave from cities across the country in hordes, Parliament on Friday vowed to protect them and bring the culprits behind the attacks and the threatening SMSs and doctored MMSs to book. Describing the growing fear amongst the Northeast people as reprehensible, Prime Minister...
  • Northeast exodus: 'Bring rumour mongers to book' August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said that miscreants spreading rumours that have led to people belonging to North East flee from Bangalore, Pune and other parts of the country, should be brought to book. Making a statement after Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari suspended Question Hour to take...
  • Northeast exodus: Bangalore Police investigate SMS source August 17, 2012

    The Bangalore Police has said it is investigating the source of the SMS that triggered panic among the Northeast population in the city causing them to flee in hordes. ...
  • Bangalore Police starts patrolling of NE-populated areas August 17, 2012

    Even as the number of the Northeast people leaving Bangalore city for Guwahati appeared to be less on Friday, the city police started patrolling areas with thick Northeast population. ...
  • Bangalore: '24/7 protection being provided to Northeast people' August 17, 2012

    The Additional DGP of Bangalore, Vipin Gopalakrishnan has said that the state and the Centre are doing all they can to bring the situation under control. ...
  • Northeast people flee Hyderabad after rumours August 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: Rumours of attack on the people from the Northeast have forced many to leave Hyderabad and return to their home states. Police in Hyderabad are on alert as several people belonging to the Northeastern states have left the city in the past few days. However, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Tirumal...
  • Assam CM asks Northeast students not to panic August 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday appealed to students and people from Assam and other parts of the Northeast to refrain from rushing back to their home states in panic. "I appeal to students and other persons especially those who are in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, that they should...
  • Assam: Violence reported from Kamrup, Baksa August 16, 2012

    Guwahati: Fresh incidents of violence have been reported from Assam's Kamrup (Rural) and Baksa districts. Arson and stone pelting took place in Kamrup district on Thursday morning with some violent incidents took place in Baksa district late on Wednesday night, the day India celebrated its 66th Independence Day. While there have...
  • PM terms violence in Assam as 'very unfortunate' August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the violence in Assam as "very unfortunate", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on promised to make every effort to find out reasons behind the clashes in which at least 77 people have lost their lives. In his address to the nation on the occasion of Independence Day, he...
  • Ground report: No Independence Day cheer in Kokrajhar August 14, 2012

    Independent India turns 65 but there is not much to celebrate for at least four lakh people living in relief camps in Assam's Kokhrajar and Dhubri districts. ...
  • Pune: 9 arrested for assault on NE students August 14, 2012

    Pune: Nine people were arrested on Tuesday in Pune for allegedly assaulting some North Eastern students in the city over the past week. Reports said that students and working professionals from the North East were scared to venture out of their homes and had appealed to the police to provide the...
  • Mumbai violence rocks Parliament, BJP slams Govt August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: There was absolute bedlam in Parliament on Tuesday as the House took up the Mumbai violence and Assam riots issues. While the Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon following an uproar by the Opposition, the Rajya Sabha saw BJP leader Balbir Punj slamming the Mumbai protests as "Intelligence...
  • Mumbai violence: 'Police ignored Intelligence' August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The violence that rocked the city on the weekend as demonstrators protesting against Assam riots went on a rampage, left the city police red-faced. Reports now suggest that the Mumbai Police erred in anticipating the threat of violence even in the presence of available Intelligence. Additional CP Special Branch had...