Assam

BRC chief criticises Assam govt for reducing security cover

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Hagrama Mohilary on Wednesday accused Assam government for reducing his security cover thereby creating an atmosphere for his “political murder” and sought for its restoration. “As I am of cabinet rank I should get adequate security,” Mohilary told PTI, criticising the government for reducing his personal security cover and guards …

Assam Rifles Rescues Three Youth from NSCN-K, Offers Bounty

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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According to Morung express, Assam Rifles on Monday claimed it rescued three Naga youth who were kidnapped by the banned NSCN (K) group for forced recruitment in August from villages of Peren district. According to a press statement from PRO Asssam Rifles, Kohima, the youths, which included minors, were ‘deceitfully lured on the pretext of …

Former DHD-J Chairman Held in Assam

Monday, October 12, 2015

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According to NorthEast Today, former chairman of the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD)-J, Jewel Garlosa, who recently joined BJP, was arrested in connection with a murder case registered in 2008 at Haflong. An elected member of the NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), Garlosa was in Guwahati in connection with party affairs and had even met Assam …

AASU threatens to launch second Assam movement

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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The All Assam Students Union (AASU) today threatened to launch a second Assam movement to protest against the Centre’s decision to give citizenship to all Hindu Bangladeshis who came here after 1971. Addressing a gathering during its ‘Gana Satyagrah’ programme here, AASU Chief Advisor Sammujjal Bhattacharjya said, “Assam will not bear the burden of illegal …

NDFB (S) ultra killed in encounter

Friday, October 09, 2015

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An NDFB (Songbijit) militant was killed in an encounter with police in Mazbat area of Udalguri district of Assam tonight, a senior police official said. Based on tip-off regarding movement of NDFB (S) militants, a team led by Udalguri Superintendent of Police Bir Bikram Gogoi conducted an operation during which a fierce exchange of fire …

Five militants arrested in Kokrajhar District

Saturday, October 03, 2015

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Guwahati: Five militants reportedly belonging to the Muslim Tiger Force were arrested by security forces in Assam’s Kokrajhar District on Saturday. According to sources, acting on a tip-off, a joint operation was launched by the police and the army to apprehend the militants in the Guwabari area of the district. Five country-made rifles, one pistol …

20 persons missing after boat capsizes in River Kolohi

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Chaygaon (Assam): An overcrowded mechanised boat carrying nearly 200 people on Monday capsized in River Kolohi in Assam’s Kamrup district. Around 20 people were reportedly missing. The engine of the boat, carrying the passengers from Chaygaon to Champupara to attend a boat race, failed to function in the middle of the river and hit against …

Anti-minority dawn to dusk shutdown begins in Assam

Saturday, September 12, 2015

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The Asom Gana Parishad, All Assam Students Union, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti have opposed the move to shelter minority people from Bangladesh without valid documents on humanitarian grounds. Guwahati: At least ten organisations have reportedly begun enforcing a 12-hour-long shutdown in protest against the Centre’s decision to shelter minority people from Bangladesh without valid documents …

80% of Assam hit by flood, 18 lakh affected in over 1800 villages

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Guwahati: Nearly 80 per cent of Assam has been engulfed by floods which has affected 20 out of the total 27 districts, claimed 42 lives and affected 18 lakh people, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Monday. Loss of six lives was reported during the day in the flood, which has affected 18 …

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi seeks Rs 500 Crore flood assistance from PM

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi assistance of Rs. 500 crore assistance for the flood-hit state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Gogoi pleaded for Rs. 500 crore to meet the emergent flood situation in the state. He urged the Prime Minister for an immediate release of …

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