Assam

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 …

Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation in Kokrajhar, 1500 rescued so far

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Amidst heavy rains, over four lakh people in 15 districts have been affected by floods in Assam. The army has rescued 1,500 people from the worst flood affected areas of Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar Districts.   Guwahati: Heavy rains have triggered a flood-like situation in Assam’s Kokrajhar District. So grave is the situation, that the authorities …

Sexist report by local news channel sparks outrage

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Guwahati: You must have seen videos and news items supporting and standing beside women and their choice to do anything. But going totally the opposite way, a news video telecast by one of the popular ‪news channels in Assam has sparked controversy because of its offensive content. The video titled “Scantily Clad Girls: A Summer …

Flood situation in Assam grim, over one lakh people affected

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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As it continues pouring in Assam, Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in several areas, affecting 1.35 lakh people across 280 villages, damaging crops and roads

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