Chirang

  • Three Injured in Grenade Blasts in Assam's Bijni Town July 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Three persons were grievously injured when some unidentified youths lobbed grenades in Bijni town in Assam's Chirang district on Sunday, police said. Motorcycle-borne youths lobbed a grenade near Bolanguri bus stand at Kuklun Road area of Bijni town, critically injuring three persons working in a garage nearby. In another incident within...
  • 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...
  • Assam: No reports of fresh violence, curfew remains in force May 4, 2014

    Guwahati: There was an uneasy calm in Assam's Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts after 32 people were killed in attacks blamed on National Democratic Font of Bodoland militants. There were no reports of fresh violence, but curfew remains in force in the affected areas. Fifty three companies of central para-military forces,...
  • Assam: Two NDFB terrorists killed in encounter with CRPF commandos September 3, 2013

    Two suspected NDFB(S) terrorists were killed in an encounter with CRPF's CoBRA commandos in Chirang district on Tuesday. According to CRPF officials, the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) wing of the force killed two unidentified hardcore NDFB(S) cadres at Khagrabari near Aie river under Dhaligaon police station in the wee...
  • Militants trigger grenade blasts in Assam's Chirang district August 14, 2013

    Barely hours before the Independence Day celebrations, suspected militants triggered two grenade blasts in Assam's Chirang district on Wednesday, police said. No injury or casualty was reported. ~~amp;nbsp; ~~amp;nbsp; ~~amp;nbsp; ...
  • Protests in Assam, Cong MP's house set ablaze August 2, 2013

    Diphu/Kokrajhar: With the army on flag march in Assam, the rubber estate and a house of Congress MP were set ablaze, while four persons were injured in police firing, as the demand for separate states on the lines of Telangana by several groups was stepped up on Friday. The army...
  • 1.2 lakh people affected in Assam floods July 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam where 1.2 lakh people have been affected affected as surging water from overflowing rivers submerge 27 more villages, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority(ASDMA). About 500 families were badly affected in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river. Across the...
  • Assam: Possible remains of a dinosaur found March 25, 2013

    Chirang: A near intact skeleton of what could be of a dinosaurus has been found in Assam's Chirang district, a senior forest official said. The six feet high skeleton was originally found on the bank of the Kuklung river by villagers of Nakrapatiguri when they went on a pilgrimage to...
  • Four killed in fresh Assam violence November 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Bodoland area in lower Assam witnessed fresh trouble with the killing of four persons by armed assailants in Jiaguri even as police arrested a member of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District in connection with the killing. The assailants fired randomly on a group of persons at Jiaguri in Kokrajhar police station...
  • Confidence building measures in violence-hit Assam September 4, 2012

    Guwahati: With violence dying down in lower Assam since it broke out on July 19, the administrations of Kokrajhar and Chirang districts, the worst-hit, have drawn up an action plan on confidence building measures. Peace meeting by committees comprising representatives of different communities, appeals to refugees to go home with the...
  • 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...
  • 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 violence: Muslim outfit calls for bandh August 23, 2012

    Guwahati: Normal life was affected in lower Assam districts on Thursday due to a day-long bandh called by a Muslim outfit to protest against the recent violence. Official sources said shops, schools, business establishment and financial institutions remained closed while there was less traffic on the national highway. Train movement, however, was...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • As nation marks Eid, Assam on high alert August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: As the nation celebrates Eid on Monday, riot-hit Assam is on high alert. Security has been stepped up across the state, especially in the sensitive districts of Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Chirang that witnessed a spate of clashes between the Bodo tribal groups and Muslims at the end of...
  • Assam: Curfew relaxed in Rangiya, no fresh violence August 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Curfew in the Rangiya sub-division of Kamrup Rural district was relaxed on Friday as no incident of fresh violence was reported from any part of Assam. "Curfew has been relaxed in Rangiya from 9 am to 3 pm. The situation is under control," Assam Inspector General of Police (Law &...
  • 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. ...
  • Killing of 4 Bodos sparked Assam violence: Shinde August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Assuring the people of Assam a foolproof security in the wake of fresh violence, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the tension in the northeast state started after the killing of four Bodo youth. Making a suo moto statement on the Assam violence in Parliament, Shinde...
  • Fresh Kokrajhar violence hits relief efforts August 7, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Fresh violence in Assam has threatened to break the delicate calm which has been prevailing in Kokrajhar and adjoining districts for the past two weeks following communal clashes. The killing of 7 people within 48 hours has triggered fears of a backlash, ruining all efforts of relief and rehabilitation....
  • Assam: Fresh violence in Kokrajhar, 3 shot dead August 7, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Three people were shot dead near riot-affected Kokrajhar region of Assam on Monday night, in the second such incident in two days. Police and para-military forces were rushed to the affected areas. On Sunday, four people were killed in a similar act of violence, ending ten days of relative calm in...
  • Assam: 5 killed in fresh violence in Kokrajhar August 5, 2012

    Guwahati: In a fresh violence that broke out in parts of lower Assam, five persons have been killed in Kokrajhar pushing the overall toll to 61 on Sunday. Three bodies bearing bullet wounds were found in Chirang and two from Kokrajhar district, where one person is reported missing, police said. Chirang Superintendent...
  • Assam violence continues, CM blames Centre July 27, 2012

    Kokrajhar: While the death toll in the ethnic violence in Assam went up to 44, the blame game within the political arena was on. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi defended his government against allegations that it was slow to react to the rioting, and failed to anticipate the violence. He...
  • Assam riots: Army stages flag march, death toll 38 July 25, 2012

    Guwahati: The Army has staged flag marches in the four violence-hit districts of Assam on Wednesday even as the death toll reached 38 after five people were gunned down on Tuesday after shoot-at-sight orders were issued. Over 80,000 people have fled their homes and are staying in relief camps following...