ASSAM BLASTS

  • Assam blasts: Main accused Daimary gets bail April 14, 2013

    Guwahati: Five years after the deadliest terror attack in Assam that killed 100 and injured 300 the main accused National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) chairman Ranjan Daimary has got bail. Daimary was handed over by Bangladesh in 2010. The CBI did not oppose bail for Daimary. A clear hint that...
  • Assam blasts: Families disappointed with bail to main accused Ranjan Daimary April 14, 2013

    Guwahati: National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) chairman Ranjan Daimary, the prime accused in the October 30, 2008 serial blasts, was granted bail by Kamrup District and Sessions court. But the families of the victims are upset with the judgement. They feel that the decision to grant bail is unjust...
  • 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...
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  • Assam: 4 injured in ULFA grenade blast September 14, 2012

    Tinsukia (Assam): At least four persons were seriously injured in a grenade blast by suspected militants of the ULFA's antitalk faction at Doomdoma township in Tinsukia district on Friday, the police said. A group of ULFA militants hurled the grenade at the Doomdoma Chowk injuring the four persons and fled. The injured...
  • Assam: IED blast in Goalpara, 1 dead, 7 hurt July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: One Army personnel died and seven others were critically injured when the truck they were in was attacked in an IED blast in Goalpara in lower Assam on Tuesday. The blast took place near the Naranarayan Setu in Goalpara at 10.30 am. There is no information on the group behind...
  • Twin blasts in Assam ahead of PM's daylong visit April 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Two separate blasts rocked Assam on Thursday. However, no casualties were reported in both the incidents. While the first blast occurred at a power station in Jorhat in Upper Assam, the second blast was carried out at Sibsagar in Upper Assam. The first blast at the power station occurred at...
  • Assam blasts: Four NDFB bombers arrested May 28, 2010

    Guwahati: Four members of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), directly involved in the October 2008 serial explosions in Assam, have been arrested in separate raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths, officials said on Friday. A CBI spokesperson said Rahul Brahma was arrested on Thursday...
  • B'desh hands over Assam blast accused May 3, 2010

    Bangladesh has handed over to India a key accused in the Assam blasts that killed 90 people. ...
  • Rebels blow rail track in Assam before R' day January 24, 2010

    Guwahati: Passengers of the Arunachal Express had a narrow escape on Sunday as a powerful explosion ripped apart a stretch of the railway track some 30 minutes before the train was to pass that area in Assam, officials said. Two militants were also killed in separate shootouts in the state. A...
  • 4 killed in Assam town blast; Bodo group blamed December 10, 2009

    Guwahati: At least four people were killed and 17 others injured, six of them critically, when a powerful bomb blast ripped through a crowded marketplace in a Assam town Thursday, police said. The blast took place at a daily market at Missamari town in Sonitpur district, about 220 km north of...
  • Assam twin blast toll mounts to eight November 23, 2009

    Nalbari (Assam): The death toll in the twin blasts in Assam's Nalbari town mounted to eight with one more injured victim succumbing to injuries overnight. Security forces have stepped up their antiinsurgency operations across the state, officials said Monday. A police spokesperson said an injured victim died at a hospital...
  • ULFA trying to shift base to China, says Assam CM November 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Authorities have new leads in the two blasts in Nalbari in lower Assam that left seven people dead and over 30 injured. The men who allegedly carried out the attack were nine ULFA caders who came in from Myanmar and Bangladesh. The attacks came weeks after two of ULFA's...
  • Assam: Landmine explosion kills Army colonel, driver July 13, 2009

    Guwahati: Two army soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in a powerful landmine explosion in Assam Monday, officials said. A defence spokesperson said the army vehicle hit the landmine near the Balipara reserve forest area in Sonitpur district, about 210 km north of Assam's main city of Guwahati. "The impact of the...
  • Blast in Assam market, no casualties May 3, 2009

    Nagaon, Assam: Suspected ULFA militants exploded a bomb on Saturday at a market place in central Assam's Nagaon district. The police said the bomb planted near a market at Kathalguri near Samuguri exploded at 8.30 pm but there was no casualty as people had abandoned the place. Senior police officers have rushed...
  • Twin blasts in Assam, narrow miss for Kamrup Express April 12, 2009

    Guwahati: A major tragedy was averted on late Sunday when two powerful bombs exploded on a rail track in Assam a few minutes before a crowded passenger train was to cross the blast sites, officials said. A police spokesman said the first explosion took place around 2230 hrs IST near Nilalong,...
  • Assam cops goof up; suspected bomber is a schoolboy April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: The Assam Police is redfaced after the sketch it had released of a suspected bomber on Tuesday turned out to be that of a schoolboy. The state police said they suspected Manohari Rajbongshi was a supporter of the banned militant separatist group United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and...
  • Rock band sings to Assam to stand up to militancy April 8, 2009

    The frequent blasts in Assam have evoked anguish among youngsters there.The rock band Eclipse has made an appeal to Rise up and take a stand. ...
  • Assam Police release pictures of blast suspects April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Security agencies have arrested six people, including a selfstyled Major of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), in a joint operation of the Army and the Assam Police in connection with Monday's serial blasts in the state. Police have also released pictures of two ULFA cadre Manohar Rajbongshi and...
  • The adversary managed to get away: Home Ministry April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after five terror attacks rocked Assam killing 10 people and injuring over 60, the Indian government on Tuesday admitted it had specific inputs of the impending strikes and "regretted" that the "adversary" had managed to get away. Security agencies have blamed the outlawed United Liberation Front...
  • Cong releases terror report card, plan of action April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram addressed a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. He spoke to journalists on terror and Congress' policies. Condemning the Assam bomb blasts he said that India's pluralitistic nature makes it a target. Chidambaram promised that if the Congress will be voted to power, the...
  • PM to campaign in blasthit Assam | Blasts toll touches 10 April 7, 2009

    Manmohan Singh represents Assam in Rajya Sabha and will tour the state. ...
  • Agenda terror: PM to visit blasthit Assam to campaign April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after four blasts ripped through Assam, killing eight people and injuring close to 60, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to go ahead with his visit to the state. Manmohan Singh, who represents Assam in Rajya Sabha, will address public meetings in state Captial Dispur and in...
  • Terror threat looms large over polls in Assam April 6, 2009

    Guwahati: Assam was rocked by a series of bomb blasts on Monday. Four blasts rocked Guwahati , Dhekiajhuli near Tezpur , Mankachar in Dhurbri district and Udalguri just a few hours apart. The blasts took place just a day before the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the state. The first bomb...
  • Four blasts rip through Assam, 8 killed April 6, 2009

    Guwahati: Four bomb blasts rocked Assam on Monday just a day ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs visit to the state. The four blasts took place in Guwahati, in Dhekiajuli near Tezpur, Mancachar in Dhubri and Udalguri district. Seven people were killed and 32 others injured in the blast which took place...
  • Blast in Assam near Pranab's rally, one dead March 31, 2009

    Guwahati: One person was killed and 16 others were injured in a powerful explosion on Tuesday in Assam, minutes before External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee was to address an election rally close to the blast site, officials said. A police spokesman said the bomb was planted on a parked motorcycle near...
  • Two killed, four injured in Guwahati blast January 9, 2009

    Guwahati: Terror returned to Guwahati as two persons were killed and four critically injured when suspected ULFA militants triggered a blast near the Northeast Frontier Railways headquarters at Maligaon here today. Police said the bomb was planted in a bicycle and left behind between two cars parked near the crowded railway...
  • Prime accused in Guwahati serial blasts shot dead January 8, 2009

    Guwahati: ULFA leader and prime accused in the city's New Year's Day serial blasts Pranjol Deka was shot dead on Thursday by police in Assam's Halikuchi village. Deka alias Biju Sarania alias Bhambal was a hardcore member of the ULFA's 709 battalion and was killed with one of his accomplice...
  • Antony reviews security preparedness with NSA January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: With Pakistan unrelenting on India's demands for action against terror groups and in view of the recent Assam blasts, Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday reviewed the nation's security preparedness with National Security Adviser M K Narayanan. "The Defence Minister held a meeting with the NSA to review...