SONITPUR

  • 30 Minutes: Exploring fault lines in Assam following NDFB(S) onslaught February 1, 2015

    In December 2014, at least 81 persons, mostly Adivasis, were killed in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists across many districts in Assam, retaliatory violence and police firing to control mobs. CNN-IBN's Subhajit Sengupta visits Sonitpur, one of the violence affected areas in Assam, to explore the fault lines of the...
  • Assam: Two NDFB(S) militants apprehended January 21, 2015

    Guwahati: Two NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district. Based on specific input from Army intelligence, a joint operation was launched by Army and Police near Batasipur area of the district on Tuesday, a defence spokesperson said. The entire area was cordoned...
  • NIA arrests three top Bodo militants linked to Sonitpur killings January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: NIA on Thursday arrested three suspected activists of NDFB-S, including Ajoi Basamutary on whose alleged instructions 36 people were killed in Assam's Sonitpur area in December. In a statement, NIA on Thursday said the three accused were arrested from Kohima on January 14-15 night and had been taken on...
  • Political outfits call for a state wide bandh in Assam December 26, 2014

    Political outfits have called for a state wide bandh in Assam. Home Minister Rajnath Singh who visited the conflict zone, ruled out any talks with the terrorist group NDFB and ordered an NIA probe. Victims are visibly angry lashing out at authorities in Sonitpur. ...
  • Rajnath visits Guwahati, high alert sounded in Assam after Bodo militant attack kills 68 people December 24, 2014

    Tezpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Guwahati to take stock of the situation arising out of violence in Assam in which 68 people have been killed so far. A high alert has been issued in the state after separate incidents of violence since Tuesday evening. While 62 people were...
  • Death toll in Bodo militant attack rises to 50, Assam CM Gogoi directs forces to act against killers December 24, 2014

    Tezpur: The death toll in the attack by Bodo militants in Assam has risen to 50. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Sonitpur district after suspected Bodo militants attacked several areas across five locations in Assam. "Indefinite curfew has been clamped in the areas in the jurisdiction of Dhekiajuli,...
  • Assam: At least 40 killed in serial Bodo strikes December 23, 2014

    Guwahati: At least 40 people have been killed in serial attacks by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) terrorists at different places in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that PM Modi and Rajnath Singh had assured him of every possible help. "While 24 people were killed in...
  • 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...