VIOLENCE

  • 30 Minutes: Exploring fault lines in Assam following NDFB(S) onslaught 5 hours 0 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • UN estimates 14,000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram violence 3 days ago

    Libreville: More than 14,000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a United Nations report on Thursday. The report by the UN's Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) put the daily arrivals rate at 774 and said...
  • EC issues warning to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over allegations against BJP January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Delhi assembly elections 2015, the Election Commission on Friday issued another warning to Aam Aadmi Party chief and former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal during a press conference on January 14 had alleged Bhartiya Janata Party of inciting communal violence. Earlier in January, EC had issued a notice...
  • Delhi: To ensure safety, Meru cab launches 'Meru eve' exclusively for women passengers January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Uber rape case last month Meru Cabs have launched Meru Eve in the capital. Painted in pink, white colour and exclusively for women passengers these cars boast of extra safety measures. The service has been launched with a fleet of 20 cars which will be expanded to...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Bihar: Police arrest 14 accused, situation under control after Muzaffarpur violence January 19, 2015

    Patna: Tightening the noose after a clash between two groups killed five people in Muzaffarpur, the Bihar Police has taken 14 people under arrest. The violence erupted as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's dead...
  • EC likely to announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections today January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will meet on Monday to discuss preparations for the Delhi Assembly elections and the date for the one-day election to the 70-member Assembly is likely to be announced today. The elections are expected to be held in mid-February. The schedule for the election, sources said, will...
  • 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...
  • Woman fined with $12,500 for defaming husband on Facebook January 2, 2015

    Sydney: A court has directed a woman to pay $12,500 to her estranged husband after she defamed him on Facebook by accusing him of "domestic violence". The December 12 Facebook post read that Robyn Greeuw had "separated from Miro Dabrowski after 18 years of suffering domestic violence and abuse", the Sydney...
  • Kanpur: Youth beaten up for resisting eve teasing against his sister January 2, 2015

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of lawlessness, a youth was beaten up by a group of polytechnic college students in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This came after the youth resisted them eve teasing his sister. After beating up the youth, eye witnesses say the group went on to vandalise...
  • Iraq violence killed 15,000 in 2014, worst in 7 years: Government January 1, 2015

    Baghdad: Violence in Iraq killed more than 15,000 civilians and security personnel in 2014, government figures showed on Thursday, making it the deadliest year since sectarian bloodshed in 2007. Figures compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries put the death toll at 15,538, compared with 17,956 killed in 2007, during...
  • My hubby would never lay a hand on me: Mel B December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Melanie Brown has finally broken her silence to blast rumours suggesting her husband Stephen Belafonte has been physically abusing her. The 39-year-old former Spice Girls star hit headlines earlier this month, when she was admitted to a medical centre for treatment for a "serious" ailment, reported People...
  • Maoist activities resurface in Kerala, presence felt in Wayanad, Palakkad districts December 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After about two decades it seems as if Maoist activities have resurfaced in Kerala. In the last one and a half years, Maoist presence has been reported in various parts of Wayanad and Palakkad districts. Two arrests have been made so far in this regard. An alarming increase in Maoist...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Assam violence: No talks with NDFB (S), says Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 68 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with NDFB...
  • No talks with NDFB (S), NIA will probe attack on Adivasis in Assam: Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 78 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with...
  • Watch: Assam Chief Secretary enjoys elephant ride a day after the Bodo militant attack December 24, 2014

    Just a day after the massacre of Adivasis by National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) terrorists in three districts in Assam, Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla is seen enjoying an elephant ride with his family at Kaziranga National Park. ...
  • Kokrajhar massacre: Is Tarun Gogoi government a complete failure? December 24, 2014

    At least 68 people have been killed in serial attacks by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) terrorists at different places in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Guwahati to take stock of the situation arising out of violence in Assam. ...
  • One policeman killed in Naxal attack in Jharkhand December 24, 2014

    Ranchi: One head constable was killed and several policemen were injured in a Naxal attack in Chatra area of Jharkhand on Wednesday. The attack took place when on a police patrolling party was on its duty in the Naxal-affected Chatra district of the state. The attack comes a day after the results...
  • CM Gogoi flays Assam Chief Secretary for leisure trip after Bodo attacks December 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla was at the centre of a controversy for continuing his family trip and enjoying an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday in the aftermath of massacre of tribals by Bodo militants prompting criticism from Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Local TV channels have been...
  • Illegal migrations, failed 1993 accord to blame for repeated Assam violence December 24, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The presence of multiple communities has always held Assam - a state riddled with sectarian strife since the early 80s - hostage to violence. If the ULFA fought for a separate Assamese identity, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) wanted a sovereign Bodoland by driving out immigrants and...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls Tarun Gogoi to discuss Assam situation December 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enquire about the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of killing of 65 people by NDFB(S) militants. Gandhi called up Gogoi this afternoon and condemned the dastardly killing of innocent people by the militants,...
  • Six 'disappointed' Naxals, including two women cadres, surrender in Chhattisgarh December 18, 2014

    Raipur: Six Naxals, including two women cadres, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada and Kanker districts today, police said. While five Maoists, including a woman, turned themselves in before police in Dantewada district, another woman rebel surrendered in Kanker district. "The cadres in Dantewada, all deployed as 'Jan Militia' members, turned themselves in...
  • India evacuating 34 nurses evacuated from Libya, 12 to reach Kochi on Thursday December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government is evacuating 34 Indian nurses from strife-torn Libya. The first batch of 12 will arrive on Thursday in Kochi. "A group of 12 Indian nurses are on their way from Tunisia and will arrive in Kochi tomorrow. Another batch of 22 nurses are also on their...
  • Two car-borne youth throw acid at a college girl in Srinagar December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A college girl studying law was attacked by two car borne youth with acid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. The girl's face has reportedly suffered some burn injuries, police said. The hunt to nab the culprits is on. The girl has been taken to a hospital for treatment. More information...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Man gets seven years in jail for raping minor December 10, 2014

    Bhadohi: A man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor. Shah Alam alias Veeru, a vegetable vendor, was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Kotwali area in August 2011, according to prosecution. Additional district judge Sanjay Pandey held Alam guilty on Tuesday. The judge...
  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...