Tinsukia

  • 1.2 lakh people affected in Assam floods July 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam where 1.2 lakh people have been affected affected as surging water from overflowing rivers submerge 27 more villages, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority(ASDMA). About 500 families were badly affected in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river. Across the...
  • Flood situation worsens in Assam as 43 more villages submerge June 30, 2013

    Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with 43 more villages in three districts getting submerged, while water entered the Kaziranga National Park where an antelope was killed, officials said. About 65,000 people of 170 villages in seven districts - Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj and Lakhimpur -...
  • Assam: Hardcore ULFA leader comes overground February 21, 2013

    Tinsukia/Guwahati: Bijoy Chinese, a top ULFA leader and a trusted lieutenant of its 'military chief' Paresh Baruah, has come overground and has expressed support for peace talks. Official sources said ULFA (anti-talk faction) 'eastern zone commander' Bijoy Chinese had got in touch with police in Tinsukia and was being brought...
  • ULFA blasts IOC pipeline, no casualty reported January 29, 2013

    Tinsukia: An oil pipeline at Makum in upper Assam's Tinsukia district was on Tuesday damaged in an explosion for which United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed responsibility. The explosion in the pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation-Assam Oil Division (AOD) created a 4-ft crater in Pachim Mamarani area, AOD...
  • Assam: Four men, a woman arrested for gangrape of 13-year-old girl January 4, 2013

    Tinsukia: A 13-year-old girl in Tinsukia district of upper Assam was allegedly gangraped by four persons on suspicion that she had stolen a mobile phone of one of them, police said on Friday. Five persons, including a woman, were arrested. The incident occurred at Sukanpukhuri tea estate under Makum...
  • Assam: Tea garden owner, wife burnt to death by workers December 27, 2012

    Guwahati: In a shocking incident in Assam, the owner of a tea estate and his wife were on Wednesday burnt to death by a mob of angry workers. The incident occurred at the Borduma Tea Estate in the Tinsukia tea gardens. According to reports, the tea garden had been facing management...
  • 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 anti-talk 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: Fire in Oil India oil well in Tinsukia September 1, 2012

    Tinsukia/Dibrugarh: A fire broke out in an oil well of Oil India Ltd in upper Assam's Tinsukia district early this morning. No injury or casualty has been reported so far. OIL spokesman Jishnu Sarma said the fire in a cruse oil well at Chandmari village was reported around 1 am....
  • Assam: ULFA militant arrested with IEDs August 14, 2012

    Tinsukia (Assam): A hardcore militant of the anti-talk faction of ULFA was arrested on Monday evening and four powerful IEDs were seized from him at a place in Tinsukia district of Assam. Acting on information provided by local villagers, the police and troops from 8 Bihar Regiment carried out an operation...
  • Spiders create panic in remote Assam villages June 6, 2012

    Guwahati: Giant hairy spiders of an unidentified species but similar to the tarantula have created panic in the remote villages of Sadiya in upper Assam's Tinsukia district. Residents of several villages, surrounded by dense jungles and Brahmaputra river, spotted the spiders about a month ago and claimed that two persons...
  • Blast kills one in Assam ahead of Sonia's visit May 26, 2012

    Guwahati: Barely a few hours ahead of the scheduled visit of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to Assam, a blast rocked the state's Tinsukia district late on Friday night, killing one person. Police said the blast took place at Philobari in Tinsukia district, over 500 km away from Guwahati. Police said that the...
  • One killed in blast ahead of Sonia's Assam visit May 25, 2012

    Tinsukia: A day ahead of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's visit to Assam, one person was killed in a bomb blast by anti-talk faction of ULFA in Tinsukia district on Friday night, police said. The bomb was planted in a roadside at Selabari area. The deceased has been identified as A Agarwal,...
  • Assam: Blast in Bordumsa market, no casualties April 12, 2012

    Guwahati: A grenade exploded at a market place in Bordumsa in upper Assam's Tinsukia district on Thursday afternoon. Police say no one was injured in the grenade blast. The blast comes just a day after the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) protesting against the proposed visit of Prime Minister...
  • Assam police on alert ahead of ULFA 'Army day' March 15, 2012

    Guwahati: With the Union Home Ministry alerting the Assam government to tighten security ahead of ULFA's 'Army day' on Friday, DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury on Thursday said that three districts in the state were an area of concern. "Three districts in upper Assam are an area of concern and we are...
  • ULFA warns against army operations in Assam December 9, 2011

    Guwahati: At least six persons were injured by unidentified persons claiming to be ULFA in Tinsukia district, officials said on Thursday. The assailants armed with sophisticated sharp weapons attacked people at Jagun along the Assam-Bangladesh border and injured six of them seriously on Wednesday night. They left the spot after claiming...
  • Curfew imposed in Guwahati following blasts October 31, 2008

    Guwahati: Curfew has been imposed in Guwahati following the serial bomb blasts in the city and some other cities of Assam on Thursday morning. The Director General of Police office said that curfew has been imposed in four areas in Guwahati - Pan Bazar, Bhangagarh, Ganeshguri and Hatigaon. Following the blasts, crowds...
  • ULFA kill two Biharis in Assam June 18, 2007

    Guwahati: In what came as a chilling reminder of the massacre of 70 people earlier this month, two Bihari businessmen were shot dead by ULFA insurgents at a remote village in Assam's Tinsukia district on Monday evening. The banned outfit went to Chapakhowathe village at 1800 hrs (IST) and shot...
  • Congmen quit party after Ulfa threat June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: There have been mass desertions from the Congress party in Assam following a warning by the banned ULFA to Congressmen to quit the party. Last week, the outfit had threatened to kill Congress party workers and leaders if New Delhi did not stop the military offensive launched against the...
  • Assam MLA survives ULFA attack June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The spurt in violence continued in Assam on Wednesday as suspected ULFA militants triggered a blast near an aluminum factory in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district and made an abortive attempt on the life of an MLA, belonging to the Asom Gana Parishad in Rangiya, about 45 km south...
  • Army troops in, no peace in Assam June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday rushed thousands of more troops to Assam where the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) carried out yet another bomb blast killing two persons and also shot dead a local Congress leader in upper Assam. Ten people were injured in the grenade attack in Assam's...
  • Assam on boil, 2 dead in another blast June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: A grenade blast in Assam's Tinsukia district on Saturday left at least two persons dead and ten injured. The injured were admitted to Tinsukia Civil Hospital. Suspected ULFA insurgents hurled a grenade at around 1815 hrs IST near Tirupati Hotel at the busy Chamber Road in the main commercial center...
  • Jobs for Assam victims' kin: PM June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: In a major relief, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced government jobs for the victims of ULFA violence. The PM also announced urgent extra security measures for all business establishments run by Hindi-speaking communities in the three districts of Upper Assam. Dr Singh arrived in Assam early on Tuesday...
  • Rs 1 lakh for Assam victims: Nitish June 16, 2007

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs.1,00,000 each to the families of the workers from the state killed in Assam even as the death toll in two days of attacks targeting Hindi-speaking people in the northeastern state mounted to 42. A team led by two...
  • 17 killed in serial attacks in Assam June 15, 2007

    Guwahati: At least 17 people were killed and several wounded on Friday in a string of attacks by insurgents in Assam. A police spokesman said there were at least six separate attacks and an explosion targeting the migrant workers in the eastern districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. "So far 17 people...