SILCHAR

  • BJP wrests Silchar from Congress in Assam bypoll September 16, 2014

    Nagaon/Silchar: Opposition BJP wrested Silchar constituency from the Congress while the All India United Democratic Front and the ruling Congress retained Jamunamukh and Lakhipur seats respectively in the Assembly bypolls in Assam. The election office here said that BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul wrested Silchar from the Congress by defeating its nominee...
  • Assam bypoll: 70 per cent voter turnout registered September 13, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly 70 per cent polling was recorded in the peaceful byeelection for three seats of Assam Assembly on Saturday to decide the fate of 25 contestants in Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh. Jamunamukh in Nagaon district witnessed over 74 per cent polling, while Silchar and Lakhipur in Cachar district saw...
  • LS polls: 75 per cent polling recorded in Assam April 12, 2014

    Guwahati: High voter turnout was witnessed in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam with 75 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. A voter turnout of 53.31 per cent was recorded till 2 pm for three Lok Sabha seats in Assam. Karimganj (SC) recorded the highest of 40 per cent polling, Silchar...
  • Assam goes for second phase polls on April 12 amidst bandh April 11, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam is set to hold the second of the three-phased Lok Sabha polls in the backdrop of a bandh in Autonomous District (ST), one of the three constituencies, capping a high-pitched campaign. Polling will be held in the Autonomous District (ST), comprising Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts, Karimganj (SC)...
  • VHP behind Silchar violence, says Tarun Gogoi August 26, 2013

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday charged that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was behind the violence in Silchar that left 30 people injured. "BJP, VHP and other associates are communal... VHP is behind last night's violence at Silchar. They are creating communal tension and trying to divide the society...
  • 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: No sign of rape on 9yearold, says medical report April 23, 2013

    Silchar: The nineyearold alleged rape victim does not have any sign of sexual assault on her person as per the preliminary reports of the hospital where the girl is under treatment, police said on Tuesday. "Preliminary medical tests conducted by the attending doctors at the Silchar Medical College Hospital have found...
  • Assam: Two men allegedly rape minor April 22, 2013

    Silchar: A nineyear old girl was allegedly gangraped by two unidentified persons in Assam's Cachar district, police said on Monday. The nineyear old from Karimganj had gone to visit her grandfather in Pechachora village under Kallain police station of Katigora subdivision when she was kidnapped by two unidentified persons, with...
  • Assam: Woman raped by driver, dies on way to hospital April 4, 2013

    Karimganj (Assam): A 29yearold woman died after being brutally raped and dumped by a driver in Silchar town of Assam, police said on Thursday. The woman and her husband were travelling by a private vehicle from Bolpui town of Mizoram to Lumding in Assam on Wednesday when the driver, feigning...
  • Silchar: Inquiry ordered into hunger deaths March 2, 2012

    Silchar: No work, no pay, no food and left to die, CNNIBN has exposed hunger deaths in the tea gardens of Silchar in Assam. While the Assam government has rubbished all claims of hunger deaths and reopened the garden on promises, CNNIBN saw a different story. 35yearold Ratna Goala is...
  • News 360: Don't drink and drive message grows louder March 1, 2012

    The Cabinet approves tougher punishment for traffic offences that includes a jail term of two years for rash and drunk driving. ...
  • Assam: Panel to look into tea garden hunger death March 1, 2012

    Silchar: Just weeks after CNNIBN exposed starvation deaths at a tea garden in Silchar, the Assam government has acted. The government has appointed a oneman inquiry committee to look into the tea estate deaths in Cachar district. The inquiry is to be headed by the additional chief secretary. Four people died...
  • Hunger deaths: Assam CM asks for detailed report February 17, 2012

    After CNNIBN exposed hunger deaths in Silchar, Assam CM Gogoi has asked for a report from the district administration. ...
  • How serious is the starvation problem in tea gardens? February 15, 2012

    Tea garden workers get lower than minimum wage, inedible rations and don't even get proper medical facilities. ...
  • Assam: Medical help eludes starving workers February 15, 2012

    Silchar: The malnourished and starving workers of the tea garden of Silchar don't get the essential medical help as the area has a nonfunctional national rural health mission with no qualified doctors, electricity and water supply. Even with wages that are lower than the minimum wage, workers went back to the...