Cachar

  • 30 injured in police firing in Cachar district August 26, 2013

    At least 30 people, including the superintendent of police and seven policemen, have been injured in police firing after a mob went on a rampage at Rongpur area in Assam's Cachar district. The district administration has asked the Army to remain alert and imposed prohibitory order in the district, official sources...
  • Assam: Man killed as part of 'human sacrifice' June 7, 2013

    Silchar (Assam): Tension prevailed in a remote tea garden in Assam's Cachar district on Friday after alabourer was allegedly killed by fellow workers as part of human sacrifice. The police here said that Jawaharlal Mora, who allegedly practised witchcraft, was killed and his body buried at a place at Kalabil...
  • Probe ordered into Cong MLA Rumi assault case July 2, 2012

    Karimganj/Guwahati: A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the assault on Congress MLA Rumi Nath and her second husband at a Karimganj hotel which sparked off violent protests and bandh in south Assam's Barak Valley. Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Debeswar Malakar on Monday ordered the inquiry into the incident. The report of...
  • Assam: Violence breaks out over assault on Rumi July 2, 2012

    Karimganj/Guwahati: The assault on Congress MLA Rumi Nath sparked off violent protests and a bandh in south Assam's Barak Valley on Sunday as police resorted to lathicharge and apprehended five persons involved in the attack. Tension prevailed for the second day in Barak Valley over the assault of the MLA and...
  • NC Hills scam: Moily assures fair trial July 21, 2010

    Congress General Secretary in-charge of Assam and Union law Minister M Veerappa Moily says there will a fair trial in the North Cachar Hills Council scam. A senior Assam Congress leader and an IAS officer have reportedly colluded with militants in the massive Rs 1000 crore scam in North Cachar...
  • Cong leader accused of funding Assam militants July 21, 2010

    New Delhi: A senior Assam Congress leader and an IAS officer have reportedly colluded with militants in the massive Rs 1000 crore scam in North Cachar Hills. Money was siphoned off from Central funds allotted to North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council with the National Investigative Agency saying the scam could...
  • At least 200 villages affected by Assam floods October 2, 2010

    Guwahati: At least 200 villages in Assam's worst-affected Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Cachar districts were flooded, throwing normal life out of gear as hundreds of families were forced to leave their homes. Officials said heavy downpour submerged Lakhimpur, Naoboicha and Bihpuria revenue circles while the Kakoio dyke was washed away by...
  • Rs 13 cr recovered from scam suspect's relative October 2, 2010

    Guwahati: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths on Tuesday seized Rs 13.05 crore in cash stacked in sacks and boxes from the house of a relative of a scam-accused official in Guwahati. The house, in Assam's main city, is owned by Amjad Hussain, brother-in-law of RH Khan, one of the main...
  • Assam's Black Widows lay down arms, hope for peace October 5, 2009

    North Cachar: It's a farewell to arms that the Government believes will bring peace back permanently in the hills of North Cachar. The cadres of the Dima Halam Daogah, Jewel Garlosa militant unit, also known as the Black Widow have spread terror in the hills killing people and burning down houses. To...
  • 7 killed in Assam poll violence June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: As Assam faced the carnage unleashed by ULFA, another militant group killed seven polling personnel and injured 10 others, including four policemen, during election to Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in the state. Official sources in Diphu in Assam said suspected Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KNCLF) insurgents exploded...