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Four killed in Assam pipeline blast
Guwahati, Sep 1 : Four people were killed and six others injured in an explosion Monday in a pipeline of the Assam Gas Company in Sivasagar district, police said.
Are children safe in insurgency-hit Assam?
Guwahati, Sep 1 : How safe are the children in militancy-hit Assam? The recent killing of a school girl by Bodo militants has once again brought to the fore this question.
Saradha scam: CBI grills Assam singer Sadanand Gogoi
Kolkata, Aug 31 : Continuing its probe of the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the CBI Sunday grilled Assam singer Sadanand Gogoi and businessman Rajesh Bajaj, who also hails from the northeastern state.
US dollars meant for arms seized in Mizoram
Aizawl, Aug 31 : A man was arrested and $48,700, meant for buying illegal arms from Myanmar, were seized during an operation by security agencies along the Assam-Mizoram border, police said here Sunday.
Two die in Assam floods
Guwahati, Aug 30 : Two people died Saturday as the flood situation in Assam remained unchanged with over 16 lakh people being affected in 18 districts, officials with the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said.
State games in Assam from next year: Tarun Gogoi
Guwahati, Aug 30 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday announced that state games would be held regularly from next year.
Soldier hurt in militant grenade attack in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 29 : A soldier was injured when suspected militants lobbed a grenade at an army camp in Assam's Chirang district, police said Friday.
Assam to strengthen border outposts; violence toll now 11
Guwahati, Aug 28 : Assam Thursday decided to improve infrastructure at the inter-state border outposts and provide more equipment to the security forces deployed there, even as two more bodies were found after the violence along the Nagaland border which took the toll to 11.
Saradha scam: CBI raids 22 locations in Bengal, Assam
New Delhi/Kolkata/Guwahati, Aug 28 : Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the CBI Thursday raided 22 locations in West Bengal and Assam, including the residences of two former Assam ministers and a retired police chief and the offices of Kolkata businessman Sandhir Agarwal.
Saradha scam: CBI raids 22 locations
New Delhi/Kolkata, Aug 28 : Probing the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday raided 22 locations in West Bengal and Assam, including the residence of a former Assam minister and the offices of Kolkata businessman Sandhir Agarwal.
Over 400 human trafficking victims rescued in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 28 : Assam Police has rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, and arrested 281 offenders since 2011, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlighting the magnitude of this problem in the entire northeastern region.
Saradha scam: CBI grills businessmen Santanu Ghosh, Rajesh Bajaj
Kolkata, Aug 27 : The CBI Wednesday grilled Kolkata-based entrepreneur Santanu Ghosh, also the chairman of the now-defunct Xenitis Group, and another businessman Rajesh Bajaj, based in Assam, in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.
Over 12 lakh hit by Assam floods, new embankments to be built
Guwahati, Aug 27 : Assam will set up an authority to strengthen the existing embankments and build new ones, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Wednesday, as the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries continued to flow above the danger level, affecting over 12 lakh people in 16 districts.
Normalcy returns to Assam-Nagaland border
Guwahati, Aug 26 : The troubled Assam-Nagaland border is limping back to normal following an attack by Naga militants that led to the death of nine people and the displacement of over 10,000 since Aug 12.
Judicial probe into Assam girl's killing
Guwahati, Aug 26 : The Assam government will launch a judicial probe into the gruesome killing of a 16-year-old school girl by suspected Bodo militants, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Tuesday.
Army chief visits Assam, reviews counter-insurgency operations
Kolkata, Aug 25 : Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag, Monday reviewed counter-insurgency operations in Assam.
Two militants nabbed in Assam
Diphu (Assam), Aug 25 : Two top militants belonging to the newly floated Karbi Land Protection Force (KLPF) were arrested from Assam Monday, police said.
Militant group serves 50 lakh monetary demand to IOCL
Imphal (Manipur), Aug 24 : At a time when people are facing shortage of fuel owing to imposition of economic blockade within the state as well as in Assam, a militant group has reportedly served a monetary demand of Rs 50 lakh to Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at Chingmeirong.
Congress, BJP spar over Rajnath's cancelled Assam visit
Guwahati, Aug 24 : The BJP Sunday alleged that union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had to cancel his Assam visit over the state government's inability to provide him security but the ruling Congress refuted the charges.
Bravery award in name of Assam girl
Guwahati, Aug 24 : The Assam government Sunday announced setting up of a bravery award in the name of a school girl who was killed by Bodo militants as they suspected her to be a police informer.
Assam floods: Seven dead, situation grim in two districts
Guwahati, Aug 24 : The flood situation has deteriorated in Assam's Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts with seven deaths reported from the area where three lakh people remain affected, officials said Sunday.
Yechury says inclusion of topics like 'love jihad' in BJP's UP meet ...
Guwahati (Assam), Aug. 23 : Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party's reported move to include controversial topics on its agenda during the two-day state executive committee meeting in Uttar Pradesh as highly 'unconstitutional'.
CBI to probe border row: Assam CM
Guwahati, Aug 22 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said the CBI would be asked to probe the violence near the state's border with Nagaland in the wake of kidnapping of two youth allegedly by Naga men June 26.
Five militants killed in past 24 hours in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 22 : Five militants have been killed in the past 24 hours in the insurgency-ridden Garo Hills region in Meghalaya, including two ASAK militants killed in North Garo Hills bordering Assam, a top police official said Friday.
Curfew lifted in Assam's troubled district
Guwahati, Aug 22 : Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's troubled Golaghat district, along the border with Nagaland, was lifted Friday for 12 hours as it remained calm with no protestors taking to the streets, officials said.
Manipur running low on supplies due to Assam-Naga conflict
Imphal, Aug.22 : Manipur is running low on supplies after several trade organizations in Assam have declared an indefinite blockade to protest against the violence in the Golaghat district of Assam.
Curfew in Assam's Golaghat District relaxed for six hours
Golaghat (Assam), Aug. 22 : Curfew has been relaxed for six hours in Assam's Golaghat District, which witnessed days of violence between people from Nagaland and Assam.
Rijiju calls for joint mechanism to resolve Assam-Naga border violence
Guwahati, Aug 21 : Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said here on Thursday that seeing the rising tension in Golaghat district, a joint mechanism has been worked out between the Assam and Nagaland Governments to prevent such incidents in the future.
Assam, Nagaland Govts. making sincere efforts to resolve border ...
Guwahati, Aug.21 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today stated that the state government is making sincere efforts to resolve the border issue with Nagaland which has led to the death of nine people so far and injured scores of others.
Assam DGP confirms death of nine persons in Golaghat violence
Guwahati (Assam), Aug. 21 : Assam's Director General of Police Khagen Sarma, on Thursday said that nine people have been killed so far due to violence on the Assam-Nagaland border.