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  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka advance to semi-finals 6 days ago

    Indore: Defending champions Karnataka advanced to the Ranji Trophy semifinals after taking the first innings lead against Assam in the last eight match that ended on Friday. Assam ended their second innings at 338 for four after starting day five at 32 for no loss. Karnataka were in full control of the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Samarth, Uthappa virtually seal semifinal berth for Karnataka 1 week ago

    Indore: Karnataka virtually assured themselves a place in the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament after setting a near impossible 683 runs target in front of Assam in their second innings on the fourth and penultimate day of the quarterfinal tie, here on Thursday. Resuming their second innings at the...
  • Assam BJP leader Prodyut Bora quits party, brings Modi in line of fire February 18, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP National Executive Committee member from Assam Prodyut Bora resigned from BJP alleging subversion of democratic tradition in the central government and the party and bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his confidante Amit Shah in the firing line. Bora, in his four-page letter to BJP president Amit Shah, cited...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Karnataka tighten noose around Assam February 18, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarter-final being held by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three at the Holkar Stadium. Assam, resuming their first innings at 58 for three, folded up for 185 with Gokul Sharma (58) scoring the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-Finals, Day 3 February 18, 2015

    For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page Mumbai look to gain upper hand against Delhi, Mahrashtra-Andhra QF in the balance, Karnataka look to dominate Assam, Vidarbha look to put up a fight against Tamil Nadu on day three. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in drivers' seat against Assam February 17, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka placed themselves in the drivers' seat as they piled on a huge 452 all out in their first innings before reducing Assam to 58 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal match here on Tuesday. Resuming the day at 302 for 2, Karnataka added...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Scores: Quarter-finals, Day 2 February 17, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Sumit Narwal, Parvinder Awana, Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia and Manan Sharma picked up at least a wicket to dismiss Mumbai for 156 in 81 overs. In reply, Delhi reached 20 for the loss of Chand, with Gambhir unbeaten...
  • Robin Uthappa, KL Rahul put Karnataka in command in Ranji Trophy February 16, 2015

    Indore: Robin Uthappa hit a brilliant 153, while Lokesh Rahul struck a patient 91 as defending champions Karnataka reached 302-2 at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Assam, here on Monday. The 29-year-old Uthappa blasted as many as 21 boundaries and one six en route...
  • Assam bans National Health Mission employees strike February 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980. Currently, employees of National Health Mission are on strike affecting health services to press for fulfilment of their demands. "The state government has prohibited any strikes...
  • BJP dominates municipal polls in Assam, sweeps 340 wards February 12, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP on Thursday is poised to swept the municipal elections in Assam winning 340 wards and getting a majority in 30 municipal boards and town committees. The results of 702 of the 743 wards have been declared so far while that of Golaghat and Silchar was yet to come in,...
  • AAP plans to repeat Delhi result in Assam, to fight 2016 polls February 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Buoyed by its spectacular show in the Delhi poll, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said it would emerge as a "strong, honest and alternative" force in Assam to defeat Congress and BJP in 2016's Assembly election. "We will strongly contest the 2016 Assam Assembly polls. The results of the...
  • Delhi vs Mumbai pick of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending champions Karnataka will take on Assam while Delhi will clash with Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, starting from February 16. In the other quarter-finals, Vidarbha have been drawn against Tamil Nadu while Andhra Pradesh are set to clash with Maharashtra. According to a BCCI release, the semi-finals will...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 1: Assam 197/4 against Kerala February 6, 2015

    Kannur: Already through to the quarter-finals, Assam were 197 for four in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Kerala on Friday. At stumps, opener Dheeraj Jadhav was batting on 73, while Tarjinder Singh was giving him company on 24 at the Conor Vayal Stadium. Jadhav struck eight boundaries in 187-ball unbeaten...
  • 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...
  • Watch: The inside story of Assam violence January 30, 2015

    On 23rd Dec, 80 adivasis were massacred in Assam allegedly by the militants. NIA was given the investigation and the Sonbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland has been held responsible for the bloodbath of 23rd December. CNN-IBN got an exclusive glimpse into their training camp, it shows them...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Assam take first-innings lead against Andhra January 30, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam took a vital first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Andhra Pradesh here on Friday. At stumps on the second day, Assam were 199 for six in their first innings, taking a lead of 62 runs with four wickets remaining in reply to the visiting...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Assam bundle out Andhra for 137 January 29, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam bundled out Andhra for a paltry 137 with Arup Das snaring four wickets in their Group C Ranji Trophy match on Thursday. When stumps were drawn on the first day that saw only 73 overs bowled out of 90, Assam were 32 for one in their first innings. Arun...
  • First and last day of month 'dry day' in Assam January 28, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam has declared the first and last day of every month, except December 31, as "dry day" and prohibited sale of any type of alcoholic product in the state. "The government has decided to stop selling any type of alcoholic products on the first and last day of every...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Assam 69/1 in reply to Goa's 175 all out January 21, 2015

    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 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...
  • 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...