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  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Assam 69/1 in reply to Goa's 175 all out 4 days ago

    Porvorim: Swarupam Purkayastha returned impressive figures of five for 69 to help Assam bowl out Goa for 175 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. At stumps on the first day at the Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground, Assam were 69 for one with Pallavkumar Das batting on 42. Amogh...
  • Assam: Two NDFB(S) militants apprehended 4 days ago

    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...
  • Government plans to appoint 6-7 Governors in coming weeks: Rajnath Singh January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is planning to appoint new Governors in at least six states in the next 15-20 days, with Bihar, Punjab and Assam likely among these. "We are planning to appoint 6-7 new Governors in the next 15-20 days," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. There are vacancies in Governors' posts...
  • 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...
  • Assam: Top NDFB(S) commander behind the December massacre nabbed January 14, 2015

    Guwahati: A top commander of NDFB(S), which was behind the December massacre of adivasis in the lower Assam districts, was apprehended by the army in Goalpara district of the state along with arms. Defence sources said that based on specific inputs provided by the army's Gajraj Intelligence Unit, the troops of...
  • Assam: 12 suspected NDFB(S) militants arrested, four AK-56 and other arms recovered January 11, 2015

    Guwahati: Twelve militants of NDFB-Songbijit, which was behind the December massacre of over 70 people in lower Assam, were apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in Manas reserve forest in Chirang district along the Indo-Bhutan border. IGP LR Bishnoi said on Sunday that the 12 militants, including two...
  • Assam: NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter January 10, 2015

    Guwahati: An NDFB(S) platoon commander, allegedly involved in the recent attack by the outfit on Adivasis, was killed in an encounter in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Saturday, police said. The police and the SSB launched a joint operation in Serfanguri area and the militant was killed in the ensuing encounter...
  • Assam violence: Bodo militants accused of Adivasi killings arrested January 9, 2015

    Guwahati: Two dreaded National Democratic Feseration of Bodoland-Songbijit militant leaders responsible for the massacres of Adivasis have been arrested along with four of their associates and a large quantity of arms seized from their possession, a senior police officer said on Friday. "NDFB-S Kokrajhar platoon 'second-in-command' Mithinga and Khuren along with...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Assam take first-innings lead against Services January 6, 2015

    After a five-wicket haul by Arup Das, Assam rode on Sibsankar Roy's fine half-century to take the first-innings lead over Services on the second day. Bundling out Services for a meagre 113, Assam ended the day two on 211 for eight with J Syed Mohammad unbeaten on 32 and Arup Das...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Assam reduce Services to 102-8 on Day 1 January 5, 2015

    Guwahati: Medium pacers Arup Das and Krishna Das shared seven wickets between them as Assam reduced Services to 102 for eight on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Monday. The 23-year-old Arup wreaked havoc on the Services' batsmen as he dismissed the top-order batsmen...
  • Heavy firing between NDFB (S) militants, Assam Rifles in Sonitpur; no casualty so far January 2, 2015

    Tezpur: An encounter on Friday took place between National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)-Songbijit militants and 12 Assam Rifles personnel in Itakhola area of Assam's Sonitpur district along Arunachal Pradesh. However, there has been no report of any injury or casualty so far, sources said. Heavy firing was reported, but there...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal crush Assam by an innings and 133 runs December 31, 2014

    Guwahati: Pacer Rishi Dhawan grabbed five wickets to help Himachal Pradesh crush Assam by an innings and 133 runs in their Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. Dhawan (5 for 53) ran through the Assam batting line-up as the hapless home side were skittled out for just 198 in 79.5 overs after...
  • Assam: Hindu outfits vandalise halls screening 'PK' in Silchar December 30, 2014

    Silchar: Bajrang Dal and other Hindu fundamentalist groups on Tuesday vandalised and stopped screening of the Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' in two cinema halls here for allegedly hurting the majority community's sentiment. Police said they have arrested three activists of Bajrang Dal, who stormed 'Gold' and 'Oriental Talkies' in Silchar. "The...
  • 'Slight' intensity earthquake hits Assam December 30, 2014

    Guwahati: An earthquake of 'slight' intensity measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Assam, including Guwahati tonight, according to a Met office report. The earthquake, which hit at around 10.57 pm, had its epicenter at Darrang in the state with its latitude 26.4 degree North and longitude 92 degree East, the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Paras Dogra hits 230 as Himachal post 549/4 December 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Paras Dogra remained not out on a monumental 230 as Himachal Pradesh declared their first innings after notching up 549 for 4 in their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Assam on Monday. Resuming the day on 282 for 2, Himachal lost Ankush Bains on his overnight score of 156...
  • Bodo community continues to fight for a separate identity in Assam's conflict zone December 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam is relatively calm with no fresh reports of violence but with thousands remaining in relief camps. They say they wont go back home until they get police protection. Sections of Adivasis and Bodos, two ends of the political spectrum fled from their villages to take shelter in these...
  • Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack. State Home Commissioner Prateek Hajela on Sunday said...
  • President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable. State Congress president Anjan Dutta told mediapersons that law and order situation in Assam was controlled only after the Congress came to power...
  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam remained peaceful on Sunday with no fresh incidents reported as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the situation calling for intensifying confidence- building measures in the wake of death of 81 people in NDFB(S) militant attack, retaliatory violence and police firing. The Chief Minister has directed Assam Director General of...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal post 282/2 against Assam on Day 1 December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Opener Ankush Bains smashed an unbeaten 156 to guide Himachal Pradesh to a solid 282 for two in their first innings on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Assam at Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, Himachal produced a...
  • Deadly attacks by Bodo militant in Assam, long road to peace for tribals December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: In the aftermath of the deadly attacks by Bodo militants in Assam that claimed 78 lives, thousands of tribals fled their homes in fear and are now residing in makeshift shelters as they have been reduced to refugees in their own land. Battling in the cold with no food,...
  • Assam violence: Over 1.15 lakh people living in 81 relief camps December 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam government on Saturday claimed that the overall situation in the restive districts has improved even as the number of people taking shelter in 81 relief camps in the wake of serial NDFB attacks has risen to nearly 1.15 lakh. "The overall situation is improving. Incidents of violence between Bodo...
  • Refugees from Assam are guests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee December 27, 2014

    Alipurduar (WB): Describing refugees from Assam as guests, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would stand beside them. "They are more than our guests, our own people. They don't have shelter now. We all know their mental condition. They are the victim of circumstances, so let...
  • Tarun Gogoi government's attitude responsible for militant activities, says BJP December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday condemned Tarun Gogoi's government for not doing enough work in the state to stop such incidents. Singh said, "Gogoi's government has tumultuous approach towards militants. Congress's...
  • Army chief visits Assam to review volatile situation December 27, 2014

    Guwahati Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh reached Assam on Saturday, as the security forces intensified operations along the Bhutan border in the aftermath of the gory killings by Bodo militants. An army spokesman said Gen. Dalbir Singh headed to the army base in Rangia straight from the Guwahati airport and...
  • NIA to take up Assam attack cases December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The NIA has been directed by the Home Ministry to take up the cases relating to the recent killing of more than 70 Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in two districts of Assam. The four cases registered by Assam Police in two districts -- Sonitpur and Kokrajhar -- will be...
  • Three days after massacre in Assam, Army to go all out against Bodo militants December 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after the massacre in Assam, the Army will intensify its operations and will be moving extra forces to the state. The Bodo militant attack has claimed 78 lives in the state. Almost 60 companies are operating in the state and the Army is planning to start an all-out...
  • Army Chief to visit violence-torn Assam on Saturday December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: As Army vowed to intensify its operation in Assam where tribals were massacred by Bodo millitants, General Dalbir Singh Suhag has decided to visit the violence-hit state on Saturday. Normal life in Assam was on Friday affected by a 12-hour bandh called by several organisations including some tribal outfits...
  • 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. ...
  • Army mounts offensive against militants in Assam, International borders sealed December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the violence in Assam, Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday to discuss the situation in the strife-torn state. General Suhag said that it was a review meeting over the security in Assam. "We are definitely going to...