Assam

  • 40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Mumbai 8 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    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...
  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the Assam-Nagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • Assam-Nagaland 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 Assam-Nagaland border but the state government and the Centre were busy playing the blame game. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 Assam-Nagaland border. When Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Gogoi to discuss the issue, the chief minister sought from him additional companies...
  • Border violence: Home Minister calls up CMs of Assam, Nagaland August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over unabated violence along Assam-Nagaland border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday telephoned chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland and asked them to defuse tension along the borders of the two states. Singh told Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Nagaland counterpart TR...
  • Assam-Nagaland violence intensifies; three dead, six injured in fresh firing in Golaghat August 20, 2014

    Golaghat: Three people have been dead and six have been injured in fresh firing in Golaghat in Assam. Violence has been intensifying along the Assam-Nagaland border. Earlier, too, nine people from Nagaland were allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought a...
  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at Assam-Nagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • Fresh violence on Assam-Nagaland 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 violence-hit 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: Flood situation remains grim, two dead August 18, 2014

    Tezpur/Jorhat: The flood situation in Assam remained critical in a number of districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur with two persons losing their lives and over one lakh people being affected. In Lakhimpur, where the two deaths took place, over 100 villages were under flood water. More than 70 villages were...
  • People oppose Tarun Gogoi's visit to Assam-Nagaland Border, clash with police August 18, 2014

    Guwahati: There has been a clash between people and police at Merapani's district near Nagaland border over the visit of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday. Locals opposed the Chief Minister's visit due to the ongoing Assam-Nagaland border conflict. The police even fired in the air to disburse the crowd...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • 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 Assam-Nagaland border which claimed nine lives in Golaghat district. "Along with the detailed report, a memorandum will...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...