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Assam Forest Minister and Journalists Discuss Efforts to Curb Rhino Poaching
In 2014, poachers killed at least 36 rhinos in the state. The minister urged journalists and civil society leaders to cooperate on anti-poaching campaigns.
13:25 Feb 26, 2015 PST
Prominent Cultural Activist Adya Sarma Dies At 86
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and several organizations including Assam state BJP, AGP, AASU, AJYCP had paid homage to the renowned artist.
15:13 Feb 25, 2015 PST
Seven Top KPLT Leaders Captured in Karbi Anglong
Security forces on Monday captured seven top leaders of Karbi militant group Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger including its C-in-C, deputy C-in-C in Karbi Anglong, Assam
22:15 Feb 16, 2015 PST
High Profile KPLT Militants Arrested in Assam
Defence spokesman based in Guwahati said security forces recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in possession from them.
13:57 Feb 16, 2015 PST
Two Persons Killed, Three Injured in Assam Blast
Two people were killed in the explosion, which took place in the Sepon Bazar area near Moran in the oil-rich Upper Assam district. Three others in the house were injured.
19:19 Feb 15, 2015 PST
Road Accident Kills 12 in Assam
12 people were killed when a Tata Winger carrying 15 people crashed into a truck. The injured persons were rushed to Jorhat Medical College hospital.
00:36 Feb 12, 2015 PST
Assam Security Forces Nab Two NDFB(S) Militants
The nabbed militants were identified as Lwmsao Narzary and Sistu Basumutary and security forces recovered 12 kgs RDX from them.
23:24 Feb 11, 2015 PST
Assam Forest Department Boosts Efforts to Curb Rhino Poaching
After poachers have killed at least six one horned rhinoceros this year. Assam forest minister Atuwa Munda instructed officials to take more action to protect wild life.
20:34 Feb 11, 2015 PST
Rape Cases on The Rise in Assam
According to Assam police reports, during the period a total of 23,829 women and girls were kidnapped and 15,325 women were molested in the state.
17:10 Feb 11, 2015 PST
BJP Vision Document Stirs Controversy in Assam: Modi Blamed
Several organizations protested across the state against the BJP vision document and burned the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
19:57 Feb 9, 2015 PST
More Than 50 Journalists Arrested in Guwahati
Police arrested the journalists when they staged a protest in front of Dispur capital secretariat, after a female journalist was assaulted by police.
21:07 Feb 6, 2015 PST
Blast Wounds Three in Assam's Hailakandi District
A powerful explosion in the Hailakandi district of Assam on Sunday evening injured three people, local police said, and police were dispatched to investigate.
20:11 Feb 6, 2015 PST
Three UALA Militants Captured in Assam
Guwahati based defence spokesman said security forces had recovered two 12 bore country made rifles, ammunition, two mobile handsets, incriminating documents.
16:39 Feb 2, 2015 PST
Road Accidents Kill 11 People In The Sonitpur District Of Assam
Five people were killed at the scene of a crash between one vehicle and a tanker, and one person succumbed to his injuries in hospital. A newly married couple were among the dead.
16:00 Feb 2, 2015 PST
Assam Security Forces Arrest Two KPLT Militants
Karbi Anglong SP Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta said police and the army Chindits Brigade of Red Horn division, jointly launched an operation in Dokmoka area and nabbed the militants.
15:21 Feb 1, 2015 PST
Notorious NDFB(S) Leader Killed in Assam Encounter
Security forces continued the operation in the remote area to capture the militants who escaped the initial operation.
13:10 Feb 1, 2015 PST
GNLA Militant Arrested in Assam
Troops of Assam, Meghalaya police and army Red Horn Division launched an operation in Shantipur area under Boko police station in Kamrup district along Assam-Meghalaya border and captured the militant.
15:00 Jan 31, 2015 PST
Five NDFB(S) Militants Arrested in Assam
Assam police IGP of BTAD Dr LR Bisnoi said Udalguri police had captured two cadres of NDFB(S) and recovered arms and ammunition in the BTAD district.
05:03 Jan 31, 2015 PST
Twin Blasts Rock Upper Assam
'The first blast took place near a patrol pump in Digboi town and second was near the railway line,' the top police official said.
12:10 Jan 27, 2015 PST
Notorious NDFB(S) Militant Arrested in Chirang
'Police recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition which were kept buried at the remote area,' Dr. LR Bisnoi said.
13:03 Jan 26, 2015 PST
Eight More NDFB(S) Militants Arrested in Assam
Security forces apprehended eight NDFB(S) militants and recovered another large cache of arms and ammunition in Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts in the past 48 hours, officials said.
02:53 Jan 26, 2015 PST
Patrol Forest Guards Kill Two Poachers in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Forest guards recovered one 303 rifle and several rounds of ammunition in the possession of the two Poachers that were killed in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
16:05 Jan 24, 2015 PST
Assam Security Forces Capture 26 Hardcore Militants
A defence spokesperson said a tip-off alerted army, police and NIA to the militants who were arrested in a joint operation on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border
16:19 Jan 21, 2015 PST
Six Militants Arrested in Karbi Anglong
Assam police IGP SN Singh said a tip-off alerted police and 8th Jat Regiment of Army to the militants hiding in the Jilangsu area near Gandhipur in the hill district.
03:16 Jan 21, 2015 PST
Assam Chief Minister to Reshuffle Cabinet
A top source for the Assam Congress said the Assam CM had asked for a cabinet meeting before the reshuffle and instructed all ministers to give their resignation.
04:46 Jan 20, 2015 PST
Arms and Ammunition Recovered From NDFB(S) Militants in Assam
Assam police, army and NIA had jointly launched operation at the remote inter state bordering area and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition of NDFB(S).
18:16 Jan 19, 2015 PST
NDFB(S) Section Commander and Other Militants Arrested in Assam
In the past 72 hours, security forces arrested 13 militants including five of the most wanted NDFB(S) militants involved in the massacre in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts.
03:06 Jan 19, 2015 PST
Three Poachers Killed In Kaziranga Gun Battle
Forest guards killed one poacher, then chased two the fleeing poachers, killing them in a fierce gun battle that lasted for 25 minutes.
19:03 Jan 18, 2015 PST
More Broadcasting Channels Coming To North Eastern India
In a press conference in Guwahati, minister of Information and Broadcasting said Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in action, so he emphasized the Act East policy.
16:39 Jan 18, 2015 PST
Top Calibre Gurkha Militants Arrested in Assam
Assam police IGP of BTAD Dr LR Bisnoi said that, following a tip-off, Baska police launched an operation in various areas in BTAD and arrested the militants.
18:15 Jan 17, 2015 PST
Joint Operation Nab 12 NDFB Militants Arrested in Assam's Chiang District
Among the arrested militants nine are the most wanted extremists of Assam Police and police had earlier announced cash reward against them.
04:19 Jan 15, 2015 PST
Second Rhino Killed In 2015 In Assam
The adult rhino was killed, dehorned and buries in the Laharia area near Dhing in Nagaon district, and the poachers escaped with the horn.
17:11 Jan 13, 2015 PST
Notorious Ex-Rebel Leader Murdered in Assam
The incident took place in Diyungmukh area of the hill district on Friday evening. A gunman killed Maijo Dimasa alias Rajesh Naiding, an official of Dimasa rebel group DHD.
12:13 Jan 13, 2015 PST
Assam Security Forces Apprehend Seven NDFB Militants
Security forces recovered seven rifles, four 9mm pistols, six magazines, 12 hand grenades, 300 rounds live ammunition from militants near Kachugaon reserve forest
04:09 Jan 13, 2015 PST
NIA Chief Visits Strife-torn Kokrajhar District
Sharad Kumar, National Investigation Agency chief visited several areas in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar, in connection with the investigation of NDFB(S) massacres.
04:04 Jan 13, 2015 PST
Deadly Encounter Kills Two KPLT Militants in Assam
The encounter took place at Rongtang village under Dolamara police station on Thursday morning.
04:17 Jan 12, 2015 PST
35 States Participate in Assam's 19th National Youth Festival
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Minister of State (IC) Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal had inaugurated the festival.
04:05 Jan 12, 2015 PST
Rhino Poaching Remains Prevalent in Kaziranga Park: First for 2015
Poachers killed a male rhino on Sunday in the Kathalchang forest camp area under Burapahar range office and fled with its horn.
02:45 Jan 7, 2015 PST
Powerful IED Recovered Near Oil Mill in Assam
According to reports, security forces recovered the IED weighing 2 kilograms in front of Mahavir oil mill in Sivsagar town.
19:18 Jan 4, 2015 PST
Top Police and Army Officials Reinforce Security Actions in Assam
The meeting reviewed overall security, recent acts of violence in Assam by militant groups and resolved to initiate strong measures to bring peace and harmony.
17:30 Jan 4, 2015 PST
KPLT Financier Apprehended in Karbi Anglong, Arms and Ammunition Recovered
Karbi Anglong district SP, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, said security forces recovered one AK-81 rifle, one Lethod gun, five Lethod shells, 61 rounds of live ammunition from the financier.
13:15 Jan 1, 2015 PST
Arunachal Pradesh Restricts Civilian Movement on Assam Border
The Arunachal Pradesh government restricted civilian movement along the border with Assam during counter insurgency operations by the army and paramilitary troops against NDFB(S) militants.
12:49 Jan 1, 2015 PST
Poachers Kill Pregnant One Horned Rhino: Guard Killed Trying To Protect Her
Poachers killed a pregnant one horned rhinoceros in Orang national park in Assam, bringing the total number of rhinos poached in the state this year to 35.
06:01 Jan 1, 2015 PST
Intensive Operations Underway to Address Assam Terror
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag held discussions with top security officials at Army Red Horn division for the operation against militants.
06:28 Dec 31, 2014 PST
Army Leaders Review Security Situation in Assam
Army Commander Lt Gen MMS Rai reviewed security in Assam, meeting the Unified Command, including the DGP and Chief Secretary of Assam.
05:10 Dec 31, 2014 PST
Foundation Stone Laid for CWRC Interpretation Centre At Kaziranga
The CWRC interpretation center will have three sections: Mark Shand Asian Elephant Wing, Kaziranga World Heritage Wing and IFAW-WTI Animal Rescue Wing which will focus on key conservation issues facing KNP
18:59 Dec 30, 2014 PST
Assam Security Forces Arrest Suspects for BTAD Violence
Police also arrested at least four miscreants from Daumaguri area who tried to set ablaze an Adivasi village.
16:40 Dec 30, 2014 PST
Assam Chief Minister Addresses Needs of 176,000 Victims of Violence
In a high level meeting in Guwahati the Assam CM instructed senior civil and police officials to review the situation for Relief & Rehabilitation and Security arrangements.
14:37 Dec 30, 2014 PST
NDFB Militants Launch Deadly Ambush in Lower Assam
The attack took place in the Phoisana Bazar area under Bijni sub division in the district on Friday evening. The death toll, caused by NDFB militants, is rising.
13:34 Dec 27, 2014 PST
Assam Security Forces Launch Offensive Operation in Assam
On Thursday, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said there were no talks being initiated with any organization like NFFB(S) who brutally killed children, women and innocent people.
04:44 Dec 27, 2014 PST
Series of Militant Attacks Kill 79 in Assam
The NDFB, an armed separatist outfit, seeks a sovereign Bodoland for the Bodo people in Assam, India. It is designated a terrorist organization by the Government of India.
04:18 Dec 27, 2014 PST
Call for Probe on Deadly Terrorist Attack Against Adivasi People in Assam
Rajnath Singh, MOS Home Kiren Rijiju, Union minister Jewel Oram, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi visited Biswanath area in Sonitpur district and Kokrajhar district on Thursday.
02:30 Dec 27, 2014 PST
Bodo Militants Strike Again: 15 killed in Assam
Bodo militants killed another three Adivasi people and injuring 9 others in two attacks at Serfanguri and Saralpara area in Kokrajhar district along Bhutan border.
20:50 Dec 26, 2014 PST
Assam Blast Injures Three People
Police said three people were injured in twin blasts in Kokrajhar. The three were taken to the local hospital.
13:52 Dec 25, 2014 PST
Assam Clashes Kill Three People
Meanwhile, security forces recovered 1010 rounds live ammunition of AK series rifle and arrested a person from Maibong area in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.
15:27 Dec 24, 2014 PST
Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh Militants Targeting Bodoland Territory
A court in Guwahati sent two arrested militants, Sahanur Alom and Nur Jamal Hogue to 14 days judicial custody.
23:47 Dec 23, 2014 PST
Gas Cracker Project Turns Deadly in Assam
Following the incident enraged labourers set ablaze the construction company's office and damaged several vehicles.
17:27 Dec 23, 2014 PST
Combing Operation To Overthrow NDFB Militants in Assam
During a press conference held at Guwahati on Saturday, Assam police ADGP RM Singh said a combing operation will be launched soon against militant groups operating in Assam.
16:34 Dec 23, 2014 PST
Two NFFB Militants Killed in Assam Gun Battle Near Bhutan Border
Following a tip-off, a joint team of army and police launched an operation in the Chirang reserve forest area along the Bhutan border where the NFFB group was hiding.
13:30 Dec 22, 2014 PST
Deadly Explosives Recovered in Assam
Police said that suspected NFFB(S) militants had triggered the explosion at Chapaguri area in Chirang district.
04:59 Dec 22, 2014 PST
Road Accident Kills Five in Assam
A speeding Tata pickup van driver lost control of his vehicle, crashing and killing four people. Injured persons were rushed to Guwahati medical college hospital, where two more died.
03:46 Dec 14, 2014 PST
Three Rhinos Killed in Assam in Within 24 Hours
Poachers killed three one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga and Orang National Parks. Two were killed on Wednesday and another on Thursday, escaping with the horns.
13:30 Dec 13, 2014 PST
Bus Service Opens for Guwahati-Dhaka Passengers
The Bus will travel from Guwahati via Meghalaya through Dawki to Sylet enroute to Dhaka, covering the 496 K.M. route.
04:04 Dec 13, 2014 PST
Poachers Kill Another Rhino in Kaziranga Park
Poachers fled from the Kathalchang area with the rhinoceros horn after killing the animal with a rifle. Forest guards found three empty cartridges.
13:46 Dec 11, 2014 PST
Assam Government to Open New Press Lounge for Journalists
The chief minister directed his press adviser, Bharat Chandra Narah to initiate necessary steps to provide furniture and other accessories for smooth functioning of the press lounge.
13:55 Dec 10, 2014 PST
Assam Spearheads Consultation on Cases of Missing Children
The Consultation was organized by State Child Protection Society under the aegis of the Department of Social Welfare in partnership with UNICEF, Assam.
11:29 Dec 8, 2014 PST
Key Suspect for Burdwan Bombing Arrested in Assam
Meanwhile Assam police DGP Khagen Sarma said that, Sahanur was the motivational trainer of JMB in Assam.
03:23 Dec 8, 2014 PST
ULFA Militants Target Hindi Speaking People in Assam
Banned militant organization ULFA(I) continued strikes against hindi speaking people in Assam. A trader in Lakhimpur district was killed and two others injured.
05:32 Nov 29, 2014 PST
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Of India, Releases Assam Itinerary
Later in the evening, he will inaugurate the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Assam Tribune Group at ITA Auditorium, Machkhowa.
04:51 Nov 28, 2014 PST
Arms, Ammo, Explosives Recovered in Assam Ahead of PM Visit
Prime Minister Modi and the Union Home minister will address the 49th DGP-IGP conference, which will be held on November 29-30 in Guwahati.
16:30 Nov 27, 2014 PST
Assam Police Prevent Major Explosion: Powerful IED Found on Passenger Train
On November 23, two people were killed and 27 others injured in a powerful explosion in the Rajgarh area in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district.
22:45 Nov 26, 2014 PST
PHOTOS: Wildlife Rehabilitation Vets Treat Male Rhino Calf Injured by Tiger
A male rhino calf, that was injured by a tiger, was treated on Monday morning by the IFAW-WTI run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation MVS team.
04:24 Nov 26, 2014 PST
Powerful Explosion Rocks Assam Ahead of PM Visit
According to reports, at least one person was killed and 20 others were injured in a powerful explosion in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district.
01:47 Nov 26, 2014 PST
Assam Students Launch Protest Rally Against Jihad
The students allege illegal Bangladeshis and jihadis have encroached in Kaziranga National Park and government lands in other parts of the state.
20:56 Nov 25, 2014 PST
Two KPLT Militants Killed in Assam Gun Battle
Following a tip off, a joint team of police and army had launched operation in the remote area, where the militant duo was killed in the encounter.
05:01 Nov 25, 2014 PST
'Burdwan Blast Suspect' Sahanur Alam Still At Large
Dhubri district SP Mridulananda Sarma said following a tip-off, police launched operation for Sahanur Alam near Fakiraganj along the Bangladesh border.
15:39 Nov 21, 2014 PST
Assam and Nagaland Collaborate To End Border Violence
The Governments of Assam and Nagaland are to cooperate, and there was a request for help to apprehend the alleged culprits.
04:58 Nov 21, 2014 PST
CRPF Sub-Inspector Kills Colleague in Assam
A CRPF Havaldar (equivalent to a Sergeant in the British or American military) was gunned down by a Sub Inspector from the same unit in Assam's Nagaon district.
05:12 Nov 19, 2014 PST
ULFA Militants Kill Trader in Assam's Majuli
Police recovered empty bullets from the area and launched operation to nab the militants.
03:39 Nov 15, 2014 PST
Kaziranga Forest Guards Kill Two Poachers in Gun Battle
Following a tip-off, forest guards had launched search operation between Diffalo and Borbhag forest camp under Burhapahar range office in the park, where poachers were hidden.
10:43 Nov 12, 2014 PST
Four Notorious Militants Arrested in Assam
Acting on a tip-off, army had launched an operation in the Balabari area near Goreswar in the lower Assam district and apprehended the militants.
04:26 Nov 12, 2014 PST
Three College Students Killed, Two Injured in Assam Road Mishap
Three college students were killed and two others were seriously injured in a single car crash in Assam's Bongaigaon district, as they were returning from a fair.
03:32 Oct 19, 2014 PST
NDFB Militant Killed, Two Injured in Assam Gun Battle
The deceased militant who was killed by police in a gun battle, was identified as Mangal Narzary, part of the NDFB Sangbijit faction.
01:10 Oct 19, 2014 PST
Two GNLA Militants Killed in Assam Gun Battle
GNLA and ULFA (Independent) militants are active in the bordering areas of the two neighbouring states. Police received a tipoff and exchanged fire.
18:05 Oct 5, 2014 PST
Bollywood Star John Abraham 'Confident' to Win The Indian Super League
During the occasion of unveiled the jersey of NEUFC at Guwahati, John said that, he is confident that his club would give a tough fight to other teams at the league.
16:30 Oct 5, 2014 PST
Naga Extremist Injured in Police Firing At Guwahati
Police recovered a 9mm pistol and ammunition from the injured militant identified as Semual Bora and launched a search operation to find the other two.
13:25 Oct 5, 2014 PST
Four NDFB(S) Militants Killed in Assam Gun Battle, Arms Recovered
Four hardcore militants of National democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit faction) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Sunday
02:10 Sep 30, 2014 PST
Guwahati Holds Annual Regional Convention of IIPA
The keynote address of the convention was delivered on the topic 'Contemporary trends in Centre-state relations in India where are the states' by eminent academician and Dean (Academic) of K.K. Handiqui State Open University Prof. (Dr.) Arupjyoti
04:57 Sep 29, 2014 PST
85 People Killed in Assam-Meghalaya Floods, Rajnath Singh To Visit Assam Oct 1
The National Disaster Response Force in Assam says floods and landslides killed 39 people in Assam and 46 in Meghalaya. There may be more deaths.
14:35 Sep 28, 2014 PST
Death Toll Rises to 68 in Assam-Meghalaya Flood
The death toll in Assam and Meghalaya in the fresh floods and mudslides now stands at 68, with 100 people still missing, affecting 50,000 people.
16:24 Sep 25, 2014 PST
Assam on 'Red Alert' as Al-Qaeda Threatens to Sabotage Durga Puja Festival
Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on a press conference by Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, who said intelligence sources pointed to al-Qaeda setting up in the state.
13:18 Sep 22, 2014 PST
Assam's Poll 'Successful' With 66% Voter Turnout
Amid tight security, polling had begun peacefully at 7am in the three constituencies, where 5,09,689 voters including 2,44,543 women to exercise their franchise in 588 polling stations.
08:43 Sep 14, 2014 PST
25 Candidates Contesting Three Seats in Assam
The Lakhipur seat fell vacant after death of sitting Congress MLA and former minister Dinesh Prasad Goala, while the Jamunamukh seat vacant after AIUDF MLA Sirajuddin Ajmal elected to Lok Sabha.
09:49 Sep 12, 2014 PST
Three UPLF Militants Killed In Assam Gun Battle
The slain militants were identified as Nablai Dimasa, R Dimasa and Phonjit Kathar. Security personnel recovered a AK-56 rifle with two magazines, one 7.65 pistol with two magazines, one Chinese hand grenade
06:45 Sep 12, 2014 PST
Assam Militants Kill Girl, Allege She Was Police Informer
Bodo militants, who have been demanding a separate state for Bodoland, released a horrific video after killing a girl in Assam's Chirang district.
06:03 Aug 22, 2014 PST
Assam to Observe Sadbhawana Divas
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will administer the oath of Sadbhawana Divas to all officials and staff of Assam Secretariat.
12:41 Aug 19, 2014 PST
More Than Two Hundred Villages Submerged By Floods In Assam
The flood situation in Lakhimpur district turned critical as flood waters of Subansiri, Ranganadi inundated 120 villages and washed away three embankments in the district.
18:19 Aug 17, 2014 PST
Tension Grips Assam-Nagaland Border
Death toll rose to three after one more body recovered from B-sector under Dhansiri sub division in Golaghat district along Nagaland border on Wednesday morning.
01:27 Aug 15, 2014 PST
Three Students Arrested for Raping Minor Girl
After the incident, police launched operation and arrested three students of the gang.
14:10 Aug 11, 2014 PST
High Alert in Assam Ahead of Independence Day Celebration
On Sunday, security forces recovered two powerful IED's in Assam's Nagaon and Sontitpur districts.
06:25 Aug 11, 2014 PST
  
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