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Hemanta Kumar Nath

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.

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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
Rhinos Poaching in Assam Reaches An Alarming Rate
Poachers killed a total of 126 rhinos in Kaziranga National Park, 7 in Manas National Park, 31 in Orang National park, 14 in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
05:52 Aug 11, 2014 PST
Two GNLA Militants Killed in Gun Battle in Assam
Garo National Liberation Army militants, a Meghalaya rebel group, were killed after being involved in a gun battle with security forces in Goalpara district.
16:32 Aug 9, 2014 PST
Railway Board Chairman Reviews Progress of Lumding Silchar Gauge
Railway Board Chairman and other board officials reviewed progress of the Gauge Conversion work in the Lumding Silchar section of Northeast Frontier Railway.
07:55 Aug 8, 2014 PST
EMFA Urges Focus NE Management to Reinstate Sacked Employees
Electronic Media Forum Assam urged the management of Focus NE, a multilingual satellite news channel to reinstate all the sacked media employees.
13:20 Aug 5, 2014 PST
471 Persons Killed in Communal Clashes in Assam Since 2001
During the period of October 2003 to April 2004, 98 people were killed and 28 others injured in the Kuki-Karbi communal clash in Karbi Anglong district.
10:15 Aug 5, 2014 PST
Militancy Claimed 2400 Lives in Assam Since 2001, 14,000 Police Posts Vacant
MLA Keshab Mahanta, the state Forest minister said 14,356 police posts were vacant out of 75,559 sanctioned posts in the Assam police department.
04:38 Aug 5, 2014 PST
IED Blast Kills Three Militants in Assam
Assam Home Commissioner GD Tripathi said the incident occurred at Mongre village under Agia police station in the bordering district.
20:06 Aug 4, 2014 PST
Quality Management Standard & Quality Technology Tools Campaign in Assam
Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on a Quality Management seminar in Assam, sponsored by the Federation of Industry & Commerce, MSME-DI, Guwahati and Quality Council of India
07:01 Aug 3, 2014 PST
Deadly Diseases Kill 314 in Assam
A total of 507 persons were confirmed inflicted with Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome across the state of Assam.
05:56 Aug 3, 2014 PST
'Hundred Epilogues' Inaugurated in Guwahati
Renowned Assamese poet Sameer Tanti, distinguished intellectual Anjan Thakur and famous critic Pradip Acharjya formally announced the book.
07:55 Aug 2, 2014 PST
Six Militants Caught in Assam, Trader Abducted From Hojai
Six National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants were arrested by security forces near Hatibandha village, as they were going to a rubber plantation to demand money.
16:47 Jul 30, 2014 PST
Nine Dead Bodies Recovered in Dimapur
Unidentified gunmen killed the persons two weeks ago, the top police official said.
13:01 Jan 5, 2014 PST
Rhino Horns Still Attracting Poachers: Assam Lost 41 Rhinos in 2013
The latest incident took place inside the MNP on December 31, where poachers killed a male rhino and managed to flee with the horn.
19:38 Jan 4, 2014 PST
Four Militants Killed in Assam's Rebel Clashes
Among the dead were identified as Renso nendu, Lagu Nendu, Neishengla nendu and Khethong Kemp.
22:58 Dec 29, 2013 PST
KLO Denies Involvement In Jalpaiguri Blast, North Bengal
The KLO says the WB police have been trying to defame the organisation.
21:15 Dec 28, 2013 PST
Deadly Blast Kills Teenage Girl in Assam
The injured persons were rushed to Assam Medical College hospital in Dibrugarh.
01:40 Dec 18, 2013 PST
Former Ms. Universe Sushmita Sen Launches Mary Kom's 'Unbreakable' Book
The book was published by HarperCollin and was launched by Sushmita Sen, at a glittering event inGuwahati at IIT Guwahati on Monday.
02:58 Dec 17, 2013 PST
Six Militant Groups Active in Assam: Government
The Assam State government, in its first sitting of the winter session gave some good news statistics, along with news that more effort is needed.
22:42 Dec 16, 2013 PST
Five Injured in Grenade Explosion in Bongaigaon District, Assam
Assam police prepared a strategy plan against militant groups in a high level security measure meeting on November 24.
23:28 Nov 28, 2013 PST
WIldLife Lovers Protest Another Rhino Killing in Kaziranga Park
The incident took place in between Janata forest camp and Borhola forest camp under Burhapahar range office inside the park.
12:34 Nov 27, 2013 PST
Four GNLA Militants Killed in Gun Battle in Assam
According to reports, acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Assam police and CRPF led by Goalpara district police SP Nitul Gogoi had launched operation against the outfit group at a remote area along the Assam-Meghalaya border,
21:19 Nov 25, 2013 PST
Three IED'S Recovered, Three Persons Abducted in Assam
Security forces also recovered two IED's from Bijni area in Chirang district and Kokrajhar district.
16:31 Nov 24, 2013 PST
Six School Children Hurt in Assam Earthquake
The tremor occurred at 9:46 AM and was felt in several places in the state.
18:29 Nov 7, 2013 PST
Police and Army Collaborate to Counter GNLA, UALA Militants
The Army will led the operation against the militants in the neighbouring states.
08:02 Nov 7, 2013 PST
Assam Pays Tribute to Music Legend Dr Bhupen Hazarika
The Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Assam state government had organized the second Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Lecture on Tuesday,
17:22 Nov 6, 2013 PST
GNLA Militants Kill Five Policemen in Meghalaya
The incident took place at Kolapara area near Banjakona in South Garo Hills district about 410 Km from Shillong.
13:59 Nov 6, 2013 PST
Seven People Killed, 10 Injured in Assam Militant Attack
Six persons died on the spot and 11 others were seriously injured in an attack by militants.
19:07 Nov 5, 2013 PST
Another Two Rhinos Killed Within 48 Hours in Assam
On Saturday, forest guards found another dehorned rhino carcass inside the Kaziranga National Park.
17:13 Nov 4, 2013 PST
IED Recovered in Assam, Two Rabha Militants Arrested
Security forces recovered a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), one point 32 pistol and apprehended two hardcore militants in Assam on Wednesday, police said.
16:49 Oct 23, 2013 PST
NE India's Political Parties Form New Coalition Group
Former Chief Minister of Assam and president of AGP Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said the representatives of the regional parties of the NE India had unanimously resolved to form the NERPF, with head quarters at Guwahati and with representation
19:07 Oct 21, 2013 PST
President Pranab Mukherjee Visits Assam and Meghalaya States
Security concerns in Assam and Meghalaya ahead of the two day visit by President Pranab Mukherjee
20:10 Oct 18, 2013 PST
Fire in New Delhi Bound Rajdhani Express
The incident took place at Bihubori area near Dharamtul railway station around 3-30 am on Tuesday, after what was described as a major fire broke out in the train's pantry car.
17:31 Oct 15, 2013 PST
Assam Inaugurates 4th National Symposium on 'HPC in Academia & Beyond'
The one-day National Symposium expected to serve as a sound foundation for accelerating adoption of education tools and curriculum that reflects the increasing role of HPC methods in engineering and science. This symposium will enable the aspiring e
05:04 Oct 7, 2013 PST
33 Labourers Killed in Assam Road Accident
At least 33 labourers including 12 children and 6 women were killed in a tragic road mishap in Assam's Barpeta district in the early hours of Thursday.
20:08 Oct 3, 2013 PST
Opposition Leader Scrutinizes Assam PM's Integrity
He added the statement had damaged the dignity of PM office and how the dignity will be saved by PM.
19:34 Sep 29, 2013 PST
Two Police Personnel Killed in Bodo Militant Attack in Assam
In the militant attack, two police personnel were killed on the spot and the other five managed to flee from the area unhurt.
16:08 Sep 28, 2013 PST
Assam Security Forces Arrested Illegal Arm Dealers
Security forces recovered three AK-81 rifles, nine magazines and three US-made bottle grenades and apprehended three persons.
11:00 Sep 26, 2013 PST
Three People Commit Suicide in Brahmaputra
After the incident, River police and SDRF team had launched search operation in the river to trace the missing couple and child.
18:42 Sep 25, 2013 PST
99 Households Benefit From 'Grain-For-Grain' Project in Nagaland
The 'grain-for-grain' is an initiative by WTI to provide relief to farmers who have incurred crop losses to wild elephants.
18:07 Sep 23, 2013 PST
NDFB Militants Abduct The Head Office of Hydroelectric Power Corporation
The suspected militants left the driver and Tata Safari vehicle of the NHPC official, who worked at a project at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
19:09 Sep 22, 2013 PST
Assam State Pays Homage to Musical Legend Bhupen Hazarika
AASU organizaed a Uddipana programme at Dighalipukhuri in the city nearby Dr Bhupen Hazarika's statue.
13:37 Sep 11, 2013 PST
Security Forces Apprehend Four Rhino Poachers in Assam
Kaziranga had lost 28 rhinos in this year so far, which were poached.
07:59 Sep 10, 2013 PST
Huge Cache of Arms and Ammunition Recovered in Assam
The apprehended militants were identified as Javed Basumutary and B Toppa.
17:58 Sep 8, 2013 PST
Assam Clash Kills Two NDFB Militants
The outfit group is active in BTAD and several parts of North Assam.
17:53 Sep 8, 2013 PST
Kaziranga Lost 27 Rhinos This Year: Poacher Kills One More Rhino
Poachers continued their killing strike in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) as another one horned rhino was poached in the park on Wednesday
17:25 Sep 6, 2013 PST
Two NDFB Militants Killed in Assam Gun Encounter
Security forces recovered one 9 mm pistol, ammunition, a hand grenade in possession of slain militants.
05:02 Sep 6, 2013 PST
Two Maoist Cadres Apprehended in Upper Assam
Guwahati, August 25: Security forces apprehended two hardcore maoist cadres in Assam's Dibrugarh district on Saturday evening, police said on Sunday.
06:52 Aug 26, 2013 PST
Huge Cache of Arms and Ammunition Recovered in Assam's Dima Hasao
Security forces recovered 17 gelatin sticks, 13 detonators, 163 live ammunition of AK-47 rifle, one country made 12 bore rifle.
14:18 Aug 24, 2013 PST
Mamata Banerjee Offers Prayer to Kamakhya
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday visited Kamakhya Temple, in Guwahati. It was her second visit to Assam.
09:20 Aug 24, 2013 PST
Six Injured in Grenade Explosion in Assam's Police Station
Top police officials had rushed to the blast site and launched operation against the militants.
13:10 Aug 23, 2013 PST
Poachers Kill Two More Rhinos in Assam
The state government and forest department had announced that the government will be distributing AK series rifle to the forest guards at Kaziranga to fight against poachers who had used AK series rifles in recent rhino killings in the park
08:23 Aug 22, 2013 PST
Four Grenade Blasts Rock North East India
According to reports, a powerful grenade exploded at a bus stand area of Kokrajhar town around 9:30 am on Thursday, where one person was injured.
19:47 Aug 16, 2013 PST
Grenade Blast Rocks Lower Assam
A powerful grenade explosion rocked Assam's Chirang district on Wednesday morning ahead of the Independence day celebration across the country. No casualties have been reported.
18:08 Aug 15, 2013 PST
Separate State Demand Hits Assam : Shoot-On-Sight Order At Railway Track
The UPA government decision to create Telangana has brought out more agitation and violence in Assam as different ethnic groups demand four separate states.
15:55 Aug 6, 2013 PST
Demand for Separate State Spurs Violence in Assam
The district administration imposed indefinite curfew in the district on July 31 and called army to control the situation.
16:48 Aug 4, 2013 PST
Hardcore ULFA Militant Killed in Meghalaya Gun Battle
The slain militant was identified as Sonzit Asom @ Nitul Koch.
10:20 Aug 4, 2013 PST
Telangana Issue Sparks Violence in Assam
The district administration has imposed an indefinite curfew in the hilly district after the violence.
09:03 Aug 3, 2013 PST
Large Scale Arson Hits Assam's Karbi Anglong
Protesters attacked and set ablaze congress offices at Phulani, Dengaon, Howraghat, Hidipi area in the district.
05:39 Aug 3, 2013 PST
ULFA Continues Terror Strike Targeting Civilians: Assam DGP
Guwahati, July 29: Assam police DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury on Monday claimed that, the Paresh Barua led anti-talk faction group of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) carried out the recent explosions in the state.
18:02 Jul 29, 2013 PST
Six Injured in Guwahati Blast
The authorities of Guwahati Medical College Hospital said that among the injured persons, three are in critical condition.
12:22 Jul 28, 2013 PST
ULFA Attack: High Alert Sounds in Assam
Two people were killed, four were injured in an explosion at a daily market near Bakuliaghat in Karbi Anglong district, July 24 evening, by suspected ULFA militants
06:45 Jul 27, 2013 PST
Two Rhino Poachers Killed in Kaziranga
Forest guards located where the poacher group took shelter and started firing and bullets were exchanged, and two poachers killed on the spot
19:00 Jul 25, 2013 PST
Assam Will Launch102 Service
Assam Health department on Wednesday had extended the 108 Mritunjoy service as launched 100 nos smaller Mritunjoy and 100 nos Dolee service.
10:22 Jul 25, 2013 PST
1 Killed, Five Injured in Assam Grenade Explosion
One person was killed and five others were injured in a grenade explosion in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday evening, officials said.
19:49 Jul 24, 2013 PST
Hand-Reared Leopard Moves to Zoo From Centre of Wildlife Rehabilitation
Kaziranga (Assam), July 20: A seven-year old male leopard is being taken to the Nagaland Zoological Park from the Centre of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), near Kaziranga National Parkon on Saturday.
15:28 Jul 20, 2013 PST
Huge Cache Arms and Ammunition of GNLA Recovered in Assam
Assam has become a transit route for several outfit groups, who supplied arms and ammunition from Myanmar via Dimapur in Nagaland.
06:26 Jul 19, 2013 PST
Top Manipuri Militant, Three NSLA Militants Captured in Assam
Security forces on Friday night apprehended four hardcore militants including a top leader of Manipur outfit group Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) in Assam, police said.
16:27 Jul 14, 2013 PST
Two Hardcore NDFB Militants Killed in Assam Encounter: 7 Kuki Militants Nabbed
During the gun battle, two security personnel were injured and they were admitted at Tezpur civil hospital.
17:40 Jul 13, 2013 PST
Renowned Scientist Appeals To Northeast Youth To Develop Agricultural Practices
Expert in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Prof. Dutta visited the campus of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, interacting with students, scholars and faculty.
08:01 Jul 12, 2013 PST
Two Wild Elephants Electrocuted in Assam
Guwahati, July 8: Two wild elephants were electrocuted in Assam's Nagaon district on Monday, officials said.
12:42 Jul 8, 2013 PST
BJP Criticizes UPA For India's Economic Situation
Addressing a rally held in Guwahati, the BJP president said that India needs a man of steel as Prime Minister, not someone who sits still.
21:13 Jul 5, 2013 PST
The Orphaned Rhino Calf of Manas Receives a New Enclosure
An orphaned rhino calf of Manas National Park in the north eastern Indian state of Assam get a new enclosure which was brought to Manas from Kaziranga National Park (KNP).
07:53 Jul 4, 2013 PST
Assam Flood Situation Still Grim: 70,000 People Affected
More than 70,000 people of 168 villages in seven districts were affected so far in the first wave of flood in the state.
10:17 Jul 1, 2013 PST
Assam Flood Affects 57,000 People
According to the state government officials, 10 more villages have been affected in worst-hit Dhemaji district taking total to 36.
13:00 Jun 28, 2013 PST
Security Forces Recover Powerful Explosives in Assam
The injured militant was identified as Bhaskar Swargiari Saharia and admitted to Guwahati Medical College hospital (GMCH).
11:29 Jun 27, 2013 PST
Eight Assam Labourers Killed in Brutal Attack in South Garo Hills
Reports say the police discovered that miscreants stole Rs 80, 000, as well as killing and injuring the labourers.
13:41 Jun 26, 2013 PST
'Ambubachi Mela' Religious Festival Begins At Kamakhya Temple
Reports say nearly six lakh devotees, tourists will arrived in Assam this this year.
19:24 Jun 25, 2013 PST
Maoists Strengthen Bases in Assam
The left wing extremists have established their bases in eleven districts of the state.
09:54 Jun 23, 2013 PST
Three IEDS Recovered in Assam
Security forces apprehended a person named Hilaluddin who was involved in hiding the IEDs.
09:20 Jun 20, 2013 PST
PP Verma Appointed The Next Chief Secretary of The Assam State
The present Chief Secretary of the state Naba Kumar Das, a 1976 batch IAS officer will retire on June 30.
16:15 Jun 16, 2013 PST
HIV Cases in Assam Linked to Blood Transfusion
HIV transmission through blood transfusion in Assam's Govt hospital : 4 Cases detected
15:52 Jun 16, 2013 PST
Heat Wave Strikes Assam: Death Toll 26
According to report, four people died in Goalpara district, while three in Kamrup district, two in Golaghat district, one each in Nalbari, Sonitpur, Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Darrang and Baska district.
15:35 Jun 16, 2013 PST
Dima Hasao Declares Debojeet Thaosen as New Chief Executive Member
Chairman of NCHAC Ngamrothang Hmar said seven numbers of nominations were received in favour of Debojeet Thaosen and he was declared unopposed CEM of Dima Hasao.
11:47 Jun 14, 2013 PST
Security Forces Recover Huge Cache of Arms from GNLA Militants
Following a tip-off, Guwahati city police had launched search operation at Garchuk area in the city and apprehended the militants.
09:46 Jun 14, 2013 PST
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Programme Opens in Guwahati
An official of the state health department said for poor patients the operation procedure will be free of cost.
06:50 Jun 14, 2013 PST
Heat Wave Kills Eight People in Assam
On Wednesday, a person also died at Ulubari area in the city, while two people in Barak valley, one in Nagaon district and two in Sonitpur district.
17:19 Jun 13, 2013 PST
NDFB Militant Killed in Gun Fight in Assam
The incident took place at Moirapur area near Rani in Kamrup district along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
13:43 Jun 11, 2013 PST
Shortage of Teachers Affects Quality of NE Education
The Union minister said a new Indian Institute of Information Technology will be established in Tripura.
15:55 Jun 10, 2013 PST
Human Sacrifice Incident Stirs Fear in Assam's Remote Village
The human sacrifice took place at Narayanpur basti in Assam's Cachar district on Thursday night, where local villagers killed a man named Jawaharlal Mura.
14:01 Jun 9, 2013 PST
Maoists Continue to Establish Strong Bases in Assam and Meghalaya
Guwahati city police arrested Aklanta Rabha and Siraj Rabha at Jorabat area, outskirts of Guwahati on April 26.
15:05 Jun 8, 2013 PST
3.2 Lakh Saplings to Be Planted in Assam
The programme was jointly organized by the Forest Department, Pollution Control Board and Assam Science Technology and Environment Council.
12:42 Jun 6, 2013 PST
Dissident Congress MLA's Plan to Oust Assam Chief Minister
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on Monday said three dissident Congress MLA groups are active in the state.
17:27 Jun 4, 2013 PST
Tension Escalates Along Assam-Nagaland Border
A farmer was killed and several persons were injured in a shooting incident in Naginijaan area near Mariani in the district along the Assam-Nagaland border.
09:52 Jun 4, 2013 PST
Assam Security Forces Apprehend Two Maoist Cadres
The nabbed militants were identified as Pradeep Dham alias Robert and Bijoy Bauri.
11:49 Jun 3, 2013 PST
Fire Engulfs Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited
The fire broke out at one of the crude distillation units (CDU) of the refinery around 5-30 am on Friday and later firefighters controlled the fire.
15:23 Jun 1, 2013 PST
Assam Legislators Elect PM Singh to Rajya Sabha for Fifth Term
Dr Singh, the first candidate of congress got 49 votes, while another ruling party candidate Santiuj Kujur, an adivasi leader got 45 votes.
12:49 May 31, 2013 PST
Two MULTA Militants Nabbed in Assam
The apprehended militants were identified as Abdul Hussain and Abdul Khalak.
11:55 May 27, 2013 PST
Assam Marks International Day for Biological Diversity
During the programme, the Minister said it is very important that the state understands the need to conserve biodiversity and water resources.
08:15 May 24, 2013 PST
Two NDFB Militants Apprehended by Police in Guwahati
The nabbed rebels were identified as Bailo Basumutary and Anil Boro.
09:35 May 23, 2013 PST
Journalist Group Demands Probe on Agartala Killings in Assam
According to police, the assailants barged into the office of 'Dainik Ganadoot' at the Palace Compound and stabbed a proof reader and a driver on the ground floor before proceeding to the first floor where they stabbed the office manager.
15:41 May 22, 2013 PST
Assam Observes Anti-Terrorism Day
The Government has instructed all Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers to observe the day by holding various debates and discussions in schools, colleges and universities and also symposiums, seminars, lectures, talks, musicals,
09:32 May 22, 2013 PST
Assam Security Forces Nab Six GNLA Militants
GNLA militants are active in the bordering area and involved in abduction, extortions.
11:50 May 21, 2013 PST
Three People Killed in Assam Road Accident
The incident took place at NH-37 near Azara, outskirts of Guwahati on Saturday morning, where a speedy truck hit the another truck.
07:32 May 21, 2013 PST
Maoist Member Arrested in Guwahati
The Assam Police IGP said on April 26, Guwahati city police arrested two hardcore cadres of CPI(M) at Jorabat area of Guwahati and apprehended a women cadre at Udalbakra area in the city on May 16.
16:58 May 19, 2013 PST
Maoists Establishing Base in NE India
Police recovered two computer sets, one computer hard disk, three pen drives, two mobile phones, 15 CDs, large quantity of Maoist literature, some documents in her possession.
14:01 May 18, 2013 PST
Assam Children Showcase Scientific Talents in Water Research
At the final review after the teleconferencing, the coordinator from North Dakota State University commented that the projects presented were interesting and seemed to be sustainable.
13:52 May 18, 2013 PST
President Pranab Mukherjee: India Can Create World Class Universities
The President congratulated the Assam University for organising the Innovators' Exhibition.
12:09 May 17, 2013 PST
Assam Prime Minister's Assets Unveiled!
He had eight fixed deposit accounts and four savings accounts in SBI branch of Central Secretariate, New delhi.
08:53 May 17, 2013 PST
Protests Held in Assam During PM's Visit
A top official of state government said the decision was made after instruction from Prime Minister's Office.
13:33 May 16, 2013 PST
PM Files Candidacy for Assam RS Polls
Dr Singh's fourth term in Rajya Sabha will end on June 14, who was representing Assam in the upper house since 1991.
12:17 May 16, 2013 PST
PM Files Candidacy for Assam Rajya Sabha Seat
Dr Singh's term comes to an end on June 14 who was elected to Rajya Sabha in Assam since 1991.
16:31 May 15, 2013 PST
Assam Security Forces Seizes Huge Stock of Explosives in Guwahati
The nabbed duo were identified as Ranjit Rabha and Pratap Rajbonshi
20:04 May 14, 2013 PST
Family Drowns in Assam
In separate incident, a man and his son died inside a well due to suffocation when they went down to clean it at Japorigog area of Guwahati on Saturday morning.
12:35 May 14, 2013 PST
Two Dehorned Rhinos Found in Kaziranga Park
Suspected poachers killed the rhinos three days before and managed to flee with their horns.
05:42 May 14, 2013 PST
KLO Militant Kills Construction Labourer i n Assam
The victim hailed from Tufarganj area under Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.
15:02 May 12, 2013 PST
Maoist's Central Committee Leader Arrested in Assam
The arrested maoist leader was identified as Anukul Chandra Nashkar alias Pareshji hailed from Balia gaon under Sonarpur police station in South 24 Pargana district of West Bengal.
16:04 May 11, 2013 PST
Two NSCN Militants Killed, Army Officer Injured in Gun Battle
Following a tip-off, a team of Assam Rifles had launched operation at Wasatong area in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh along Assam border on Wednesday night, where a militant group was hiding.
07:12 May 11, 2013 PST
KPLT Militant Killed in Gun Battle With Assam's Security Forces
The slain militant is yet to be identified and security forces recovered one AK-47 rifle and several rounds ammunition in possession of him.
08:26 May 10, 2013 PST
Sensational Report Reveals Identity of ULFA's New Chief
A senior scribe of the news channel, Biju Deka said Dr Mukul Hazarika alias Dr Abhijit Asom was born at Puranigudam Kachari Gaon in Nagaon district of Assam and he was part of the 1970's MBBS batch of Guwahati medical College.
17:50 May 8, 2013 PST
Assam Veteran Journalist Prafulla Chandra Barua Dies at 75
The prominent journalist died at International hospital around 2-55 pm on Monday.
12:38 May 7, 2013 PST
Poachers Attack Kaziranga Personnel in Assam
The injured forest guards were admitted to Nagaon Bhogeswari Phukanoni civil hospital.
17:31 May 6, 2013 PST
Two Killed, Five Injured in Assam Boat Mishap
During the incident two people drawn in the river and five others including a women were injured.
13:30 May 6, 2013 PST
Two Powerful Bombs Recovered in Chirang
Security forces on Sunday recovered two powerful bombs in Assam's Chirang district, police said.
12:54 May 6, 2013 PST
Three Killed After Being Hit By Train in Assam
The incident took place at Balapara Chisapitha railway crossing level near Boko in the district where a passenger train hit a Tata DI vehicle.
08:22 May 6, 2013 PST
Road Accident Kills Three In Assam's Udalguri District
The injured persons were admitted to Mangaldoi civil hospital and four of them had shifted to Guwahati medical college hospital.
15:43 May 5, 2013 PST
Five Assam Workers Injured in Imphal's Grenade Blast
The injured workers were identified as ShivaBhumik (16 years old), Mydiew, Shumshore, Sital Bhumik and Chittaranjan Bhumik and they are hailing from Jakhalabandha area in Assam's Nagaon district.
10:38 May 5, 2013 PST
Three Killed in Assam Road Mishap
Guwahati, May 3: At least three people were killed in a road mishap in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday, officials said.
12:59 May 3, 2013 PST
Sarabjit Singh Dead : BJP's Assam Unit Burned Pak National Flag
Angry protests broke out in Assam on Wednesday after Sarabjit Singh's death in a Lahore hospital.
12:50 May 3, 2013 PST
Bangladeshi Girl Rescued From Human Trafficking
The rescued 15 year-old girl was identified as Shampi Khatun hails from Uttar Borbandah village under Rowmari police station in Kurigram district of Bangladesh.
13:24 May 2, 2013 PST
Two People Killed in Jumbo Attack in Assam
According to report, a person was killed in attack by wild elephants at Charaipung forest in Dibrugarh district.
11:55 May 2, 2013 PST
Lightning Kills a Woman in Assam
At least 19 people were injured and several houses damaged by the lightning at Bengtol area in Chirang district.
11:55 May 2, 2013 PST
NF Railway Spearheads International Level Crossing Awareness Week
The celebration assumes significance in light of the fact that level crossings accidents are responsible for 41% of total accidents, 66% of deaths and 33% injuries over Indian Railways. This figure does not include deaths at Unauthorized Crossings.
07:16 May 2, 2013 PST
Anti-Talk Faction ULFA Ready for Dialogue With Union Government
The banned organization also changed the name of the organization and it would be known as United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) or ULFA (I).
12:45 May 1, 2013 PST
Violent Clash Kills Two in Sonitpur
The mob turned violent following the district administration trying to close a linking road near a power grid corporation office.
12:36 May 1, 2013 PST
Crude Bomb Explosion Rocks Guwahati
Top police officials and forensic experts rushed to the explosion site and security forces launched search operation to nab the militant.
08:26 May 1, 2013 PST
Three People Killed, 15 Injured in Goalpara Violence
The mob turned violent and attacked the police personnel by sticks, stone and sharp weapons.
08:31 Apr 30, 2013 PST
Two Top Maoist Leaders Arrested in Guwahati
Following a tip-off, a joint team of Guwahati city police, 175 no Battalion of CRPF, Gajraj Intelligence Unit had launched operation at Jorabat area and arrested the maoist leaders who were on the way to Meghalaya for an organizational meeting.
14:10 Apr 28, 2013 PST
Assam Calls for CBI Probe on Saradha Chit Fund Scam
Arrested chairman of Saradha Group Sudipta Sen had named Assam health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, a congress MLA, a former Union minister, two local news channels for cheating him and collected crores of rupees from him.
11:16 Apr 26, 2013 PST
Journalist Forum of Assam Expresses Concern Over Newspaper Closure Notices
A Bengali daily and an English daily published from Guwahati issued closure notices, and since the first week of April 2013 the newspapers have not been printed.
17:46 Apr 21, 2013 PST
Two ULFA Militants, Police Officer Killed in Assam Gun Encounter
The encounter took place at 1 no Kordoiguri area under Doomdooma police station in the district on the wee hours of Friday.
15:09 Apr 21, 2013 PST
ULFA Militant Killed, Security Personnel Injured in Assam Gun Encounter
Following a tip-off, a joint team of police and army had launched search operation where two militants of the outfit group were hiding.
11:05 Apr 20, 2013 PST
Four Arrested for Rape and Murder in Assam
After the incident, police launched search operation and arrested four persons who were involved the rape and murder case.
10:03 Apr 20, 2013 PST
Shillong Nursing Student Committed Suicide in Guwahati
21-year-old nursing student of Down Town School of Nursing, Basisa Topher committed suicide on Wednesday morning in her room in Guwahati.
16:51 Apr 18, 2013 PST
Army Jawan Killed In Encounter With NDFB
An army jawan was killed in an encounter with anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Assam's Sonitpur district along Arunachal Pradesh border on Wednesday
09:24 Apr 18, 2013 PST
Two Moderate Quakes Rock Northeast India
An eight-year-old child was killed at Kolgachia area in Barpeta district and a person was injured at Raha in Nagaon district in the earthquake.
16:06 Apr 17, 2013 PST
Preparations in Full Swing for Celebration of Rongali Bihu in Assam
The first day of the festival week is called Garu Bihu and will be observed across the state on Sunday
19:15 Apr 14, 2013 PST
Poachers Kill Another Rhino in Kaziranga
Suspected poachers killed the rhino three days before it was found, the official said.
18:32 Apr 13, 2013 PST
CBI to Probe Three Rhino Poaching Cases in Kaziranga Park
CBI has taken the cases of rhino poaching in request of Assam state government and registered the cases further notification of Union government.
08:42 Apr 12, 2013 PST
'Assam Rifles' Trains Elite Commando Team to Combat NE Terrorism
Gen Dua speaking on the occasion said as the main CI Force in the NE region, they have to be always prepared for all situations and also think ahead of the terrorists groups
18:49 Apr 11, 2013 PST
Rhino Kills Villager, Five Injured By Leopard Attack In Assam
The two incidents were in separate areas, All six people were busy working at the time of the attacks.
05:47 Apr 11, 2013 PST
Two Hardcore ULFA Militants Killed in Assam
During the gun battle, two hardcore militants were killed on spot and two others had managed to flee from the encounter spot.
19:44 Apr 9, 2013 PST
BSF Troops Apprehend Three Bangladeshi Smugglers
Three Bangladeshi smugglers were apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) along Meghalaya-Bangladesh border on Saturday, officials said on Sunday.
11:22 Apr 9, 2013 PST
Three Militants Arrested in Assam
Two hardcore militants of the anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were nabbed by security forces in Chirang district.
12:57 Apr 8, 2013 PST
Assam's Security Forces Recover Huge Cache Arms, Ammunition in Dima Hasao
Security forces recovered one powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), two Chinese hand grenades, three handmade revolver, 100 gelatin sticks, 40 detonators, 973 rounds ammunition of AK-47 rifle.
08:46 Apr 8, 2013 PST
New Drone To Guard Kaziranga Park From Poaching
Kaziranga has lost 16 one horned rhinos this year so far by illegal poaching.
07:13 Apr 8, 2013 PST
Assam Fails to Submit Utilization Reports From 2001-2012
The recent report of CAG, which was tabled in the Assam state legislative assembly said out of 18,202 UCs worth Rs 9,943.42 cr pending as of March 2012, UCs (16,773 Numbers) involving Rs 5,769.84 cr were pending for more than three years.
16:43 Apr 7, 2013 PST
Two Powerful Bombs Recovered in Manipur
According to report, security forces recovered a bomb weighing two kg from a roadside culvert near Merakhong area under Patsoi police station in Imphal West district.
11:58 Apr 5, 2013 PST
Five Militants Nabbed in Guwahati
Security forces recovered one AK-56 rifle, one point 22 revolver, Rs one lakh cash and five mobile phone hand set in possession of them.
17:06 Apr 4, 2013 PST
Six Killed, Eight Injured in Four Mishaps in Assam
The accident took place near Mangaldoi police reserve where two persons were killed in a head on collision between two speedy trucks.
12:35 Apr 4, 2013 PST
Poachers Kill Translocated Rhino in Manas National Park
To protect wild animals in the state, the forest department had recently deployed 300 armed jawans of Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) in Kaziranga National Park.
19:40 Apr 3, 2013 PST
Union Government Fails to Address Assam's Flood and Erosion Problem
The minister said without assistance from the Union government, it is not possible to solve the major problem as the state continue to face in the coming decades.
15:22 Apr 3, 2013 PST
Four NDFB and GNLA Militants Arrested in Assam
Hemanta Kumar Nath reports security forces apprehended four hardcore cadres of anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland and Garo National Liberation Army
18:36 Apr 2, 2013 PST
CBI To Investigate Murder Of Gangaram Kaul, CPI (ML) Leader
Gangaram Kaul, a CPI (ML) leader was killed by miscreants in the Panitola area of Assam's Tinsukia district, March 25.
17:37 Apr 2, 2013 PST
Hardcore GNLA Militant Killed in Assam-Meghalaya Border Encounter
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and police launched a search operation in the Kachisagra area in the district along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
18:57 Apr 1, 2013 PST
Army Deployed, Indefinite Curfew Imposed In Assam's Silk Town
The army was deployed and an indefinite curfew was imposed in Assam's silk town, Sualkuchi, on Saturday, after a clash between police and the local people.
14:49 Mar 31, 2013 PST
Hundreds Ill After Eating Prasad At Daul Utsava In Assam
At least five hundred people were ill after eating the precious gift at the festival
01:28 Mar 31, 2013 PST
Ten People Injured in Assam Clash
At least ten people including security personnel were injured during the a clash between police and local people.
22:57 Mar 30, 2013 PST
Two Rhinos Give Birth in Assam's Manas National Park
Rhino 17, translocated to the Park in 2012 and Rhino 8, translocated to the Park in 2011, were seen on March 23 and March 26 respectively with their new born calves.
21:21 Mar 29, 2013 PST
Assam Minister Announces New Scheme for The Poor
Last week, the minister had announced the new scheme in a public meeting held in Algapur constituency in Barak valley in his newly elected MLA wife name Mandira Roy.
14:41 Mar 29, 2013 PST
Two Rhinos Killed Following Census Operation in Kaziranga National Park
Forest guards found the bodies at Rangajan area near Biswanathghat in Sonitpur district and at Bagori forest range area.
23:28 Mar 28, 2013 PST
Tragic Road Accident Kills Seven in Assam
The incident took place at Hingbungjaan, 10 km away from Mahur in the hill district, where a truck skidded off from road and fell down in a deep gorge.
14:27 Mar 28, 2013 PST
Assam Reveals Rhino Population Increase in Kaziranga Park
The recent census report said the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) is now 2329, an increase of 39 in the past one year from 2290.
15:00 Mar 27, 2013 PST
Assam Security Forces Nab Notorious Nine Militants
The nabbed militants were identified as Tenison alias Sonjar, Ranjit Timung, Robinson Inghi and Sanjit Teron.
20:05 Mar 26, 2013 PST
Meghalaya's Debt Doubled in Last Eight Financial Years
In the financial year 2012-2013, the state's total debt was Rs 5380 cr, which was 29 per cent of the gross state domestic product (GSDP).
18:04 Mar 26, 2013 PST
Two Forest Officials Injured in Attack By Rhino During Census in Kaziranga
Divisional forest officer (DFO) Aniruddha Dey and forest guard Hemchandra Dutta were attacked by a female rhino and its calf during the census operation.
13:25 Mar 25, 2013 PST
Poachers Kill 17 Rhinos in Kaziranga This Year
The most recent incident took place near Borhola forest camp under Burapahar forest range office in the park, where poachers killed the rhino.
21:15 Mar 24, 2013 PST
Tinted Glass for Vehicles Banned in Assam
The DTOs have also been asked to report the number of vehicles from which tinted glass or solar films have been removed up to March 31, 2013 and the number of drives undertaken in compliance with the Supreme Court directive.
17:28 Mar 24, 2013 PST
Assam Government Fails to Protect Wild Animals in Kaziranga
Assam government and state forest department have failed to protect wild animals in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) as poachers killed another one horned rhinoceros in the park on Friday and managed to flee with the horn.
17:28 Mar 23, 2013 PST
Two Assam Jawans Injured in Manipur Blast
Top officials of Assam Rifles and police had rushed to the explosion site and launched operation against the militant.
11:54 Mar 23, 2013 PST
Anup Chetia Will Return to India
A top level source of Union home ministry said the political process of Chetia's return to India has begun in Bangladesh.
19:55 Mar 22, 2013 PST
Assam Observes Fire Service Week
The department will observe 'Fire Service Week 2013' from April 14 to 20 by organising various activities and awareness programme.
08:44 Mar 22, 2013 PST
Assam's Security Forces Nab ULFA Militant
The apprehended militant was identified as Amar Jyoti Deka. Police recovered a hand grenade in his possession.
19:56 Mar 17, 2013 PST
Eight Killed in Road Mishap in Assam
At least eight people were killed and nine others injured in two separate road mishaps in Assam and Meghalaya on Saturday, officials said. Injured persons were rushed to the nearest hospital.
16:31 Mar 17, 2013 PST
Manipur Blast Kills Personnel of Assam Rifles
A security personnel was killed and four others were injured in the explosion.
11:18 Mar 17, 2013 PST
Security Tightened in Kamakhya Temple
Following the Hyderabad serial blast, IB was on red alert across the country on account of the jihadist attack in temples including Kamakhya.
17:17 Mar 16, 2013 PST
Five Killed in Two Separate Road Accidents in Assam
A person was killed and 10 others injured, when a passenger bus skidded off from the road and fell down into a gorge at Khanapara near Guwahati city on Wednesday.
19:38 Mar 14, 2013 PST
Miscreants Kill Boy in Goalpara
After the incident, angry mob caught a senior police official, alleging to reach the spot and not taking initiative to captured miscreants.
13:16 Mar 14, 2013 PST
Massive Fire Kills Five in Assam
According to report, the fire caught in six houses after cylinder blast and houses were reduced to ash.
07:02 Mar 14, 2013 PST
Assam Budget Proposes Metro Rail Project for Guwahati
'We have proposed strengthening of embankments which are 30 years or older at an estimated cost of Rs 600 cr, sewerage project for Guwahati city at an estimated cost of Rs 1400 cr,' the Assam CM said.
09:09 Mar 13, 2013 PST
Assam CM Presents Deficit Budget of The State
The Assam CM has proposed a smartcard for MGNREGA beneficiaries and Rs 60 cr for mini Assam project.
21:04 Mar 12, 2013 PST
ULFA Militants Lay Down Arms in Assam
At least eleven cadres of the anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) surrendered before the district administration in Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday, officials said on Saturday.
13:16 Mar 11, 2013 PST
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