Sonitpur

  • Indefinite curfew clamped in Assam town after violent clashes April 22, 2014

    Tezpur: Indefinite curfew was clamped on Monday in an area near the national highway in Bihguri in Sonitpur district following a clash between a cultural troupe and some youth. Police lathicharged and fired teargas shells to control the mobs that destroyed many dwelling units of one particular community...
  • Rhino shot dead by forest guards September 7, 2013

    Tezpur: An adult rhino was allegedly shot dead by forest guards when it attacked them at Barbheti village in Assam's Sonitpur district on Saturday. The rhino attacked a team of five forest guards around 8.30 am when they were trying to guide the straying animal back to the Kaziranga National...
  • Assam: 6 killed as clashes between police, villagers continue April 30, 2013

    Tezpur/Goalpara: A villager was killed and 11 others injured when police opened fire for the second day on Tuesday to control a mob which attacked and seriously injured over 20 policemen and set ablaze three police vehicles in Assam's Sonitpur district. The toll in Monday's violence in curfewbound Goalpara district,...
  • Flood situation turns grim in Assam August 27, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam on Monday turned grim with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in five districts following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. Over one lakh people have been affected by the third wave of floods in the five districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji,...
  • 'Cremated' girl reappears alive in Assam October 28, 2011

    Tezpur: A young girl who was presumed to have died with the body cremated two days ago turned up on Friday at the Tezpur police station in Assam's Sonitpur district. Nineteenyearold Indrani Bora of neighbouring Nagaon district fled with her friend Mukut Ali from Guwahati to Dhubri district on October 17,...
  • Bodo militants on a kidnapping spree in Assam October 12, 2010

    Rangapara: There has been a rise in activity by Bodo militants in Assam, with more abductions being reported in the Sonitpur district of Assam. Heartbreakingly for the families of two railway drivers, even two months after their abduction, there's no rescue or help coming in from any quarters. The families...