DHUBRI

  • Government plans new roadcumrail bridge over Brahmaputra at Dhubri August 3, 2013

    The Centre on Friday said it would start a feasibility study to construct a roadcumrail bridge over river Brahmaputra at Dhubri in Assam as a part of the newly declared national highway 127(B). "The Ministry has decided to carry out a feasibility study for the important newly declared NH127(B), connecting...
  • Assam: 8 IED blasts rock Goalpara, Dhubri districts January 27, 2013

    Goalpara: Suspected ULFA militants on Saturday night set off eight IED blasts in a space of 90 minutes targeting the house of an AIDUF MLA and crowded markets in Assam's Goalpara and Dhubri districts but there was no immediate report of casualty or injury, police sources said. ULFA, along with...
  • Assam: Shootatsight order issued in Dhubri town September 10, 2012

    Dhubri: Shootatsight order has been issued on Sunday night in lower Assam's troubletorn Dhubri town after a house was set on fire in the Indira Gandhi Road area even as indefinite curfew is on in Dhubri, official sources said. District Deputy Commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita said that the order was issued...
  • 1 killed, 9 injured in Guwahati blast September 9, 2012

    Guwahati: Two persons, including a CRPF man, were killed on Saturday night as an explosion hit Guwahati and a communal clash erupted in Assams Dhubri town where indefinite curfew was clamped. Unidentified persons set off an IED targeting CRPF personnel near the Assam State Transport Corporation ticket counter adjacent to the...
  • Assam: 1 more killed, 2 injured in fresh violence August 26, 2012

    Dhubri/Kokrajhar: Fresh incidents of violence on Sunday rocked strifetorn Lower Assam districts leaving one person dead in Dhubri and two injured in Kokrajhar even as protestors blocked a national highway in the state. Police said that a body with injury marks was found in Sukhanjora village under the Bogribari police station...
  • Assam violence: Centre to send 7member team August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre is to send a sevenmember 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: Lowkey 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, riothit 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 subdivision 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. ...
  • Assam violence brings illegal migration in focus August 9, 2012

    Guwahati: The continuing violence in lower Assam has once again brought to the fore the illegal migration and its impact on the socioeconomic situation in the state, which had witnessed prolonged unrest on the explosive issue back in the 80s. Seventyseven people have lost their lives in the sporadic clashes between...
  • Assam riots: Army stages flag march, death toll 38 July 25, 2012

    Guwahati: The Army has staged flag marches in the four violencehit districts of Assam on Wednesday even as the death toll reached 38 after five people were gunned down on Tuesday after shootatsight orders were issued. Over 80,000 people have fled their homes and are staying in relief camps following...
  • Assam: Despite tragedy, ferries are a lifeline May 2, 2012

    Guwahati: They are the only means of transport between the North and South banks of the Brahmaputra in Dhubri in Assam but these flimsy, ageing and overcrowded boats are also omens of impending tragedy, like the one that happened just two days ago. "In this accident an entire family of...
  • Assam boat tragedy: Bad weather hits rescue ops May 2, 2012

    Guwahati: It has been over 36 hours since the tragic accident in Dhubri in Assam. By Tuesday morning, 103 were confirmed dead. From then on, there has been no recovery of any more bodies, as bad weather continues to hamper rescue operations at the site. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is...
  • Assam boat tragedy: No clarity on death toll yet May 1, 2012

    Dhubri: More than 100 people have been found dead and the death toll from the boat accident in the Brahmaputra River in Assam's Dhubri continues to rise. As rescue teams searched for survivors, the families of those who died and those who were missing were inconsolable. A day after the ferry...
  • Assam: At least 100 feared dead as boat capsizes April 30, 2012

    Guwahati: In one of the worst boat tragedies in Assam, 100 people, including women and children, drowned and over 100 went missing when a packed steamer carrying over 300 passengers sank in the Brahmaputra river after being caught in a severe storm midstream in Dhubri district of Assam on Monday. Deputy...
  • Assam: 35 dead, 75 feared missing in boat accident April 30, 2012

    Guwahati: At least 35 people were drowned and many more were missing when a boat carrying 250 people capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Assam's Dhubri district on Monday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed condolence and ordered all possible assistance in relief operations. Reports said that three army columns including...
  • Assam: Ferry carrying 200 capsizes in Brahmaputra April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A ferry carrying about 200 people on Monday capsized in the middle of Brhmaputra river near Dhubri in Assam. Sources said that many people are reported missing. Army and BSF teams have been called in for rescue operation. However, there was no confirmation of the death toll yet. ...
  • Assam: Bird flu alert, culling of birds likely September 20, 2011

    Guwahati: An alert has been sounded across Assam following detection of bird flu virus in Dhubri district, a top police official said on Saturday. A Bhopalbased forensic laboratory confirmed that the samples sent to it for testing was positive and the district administration has taken steps for immediate culling of...