Assam News

Will contest the 2016 Assembly polls from Titabar seat: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said he will contest in the 2016 Assembly Elections from the Titabar constituency in Jorhat district.

Observance of Martyrs' Day at Assam Secretariat

 The Assam government today observed Martyrs' Day on the 67th death anniversary of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi and those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for the country's freedom.

Premium special train from Kamakhya to Bangalore flagged off

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday flagged off a new Premium Special Train service between Kamakhya in Assm and Bangalore Cantonment through remote from Bengaluru.

Senior Karbi ultra held

The self-styled defence secretary of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and another hardcore militant were arrested from central Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday.

First and last day of month to be 'dry day' in Assam

Assam has declared the first and last day of every month, except December 31, as "dry day" and prohibited sale of any type of alcoholic product in the state.

Congress aims big in Assam civic polls

Ruling Congress on Wednesday promised of doubling the allocation to Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years to 74 municipal boards and town committees across Assam if it wins the forthcoming elections of these.

Five hardcore NDFB(S) nabbed in Assam

Five hardcore NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended during separate operations by army and police in Assam's Sonitpur and Udalguri districts on Tuesday, police said.

NDFB(S) militant in connection with Assam massacre held in Bengaluru

Bangalore City Police recently arrested a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militant who was wanted in connection with the recent massacre in Assam.

Father attacked by son in Assam

One person attacked his father with a sharp weapon and seriously injured him in Juria Police Station area of Assam's Nagaon district, said police.

Another Bodo militant wanted by Assam police held in Bengaluru

Another NDFB(S) militant, wanted in connection with the violence in Assam in December last year, was arrested here on Monday, police said.

Republic Day passes off peacefully barring 2 minor blasts in Assam

 Barring two low-intensity blasts in Assam, Republic Day celebrations today passed off peacefully across the country even as the states showcased the cultural diversity and the might of security forces.

Assam to set up Women, Child Development Agency: Gogoi

While hoisting the National Flag on occasion of the 66th Republic Day celebrations here Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said a Women and Child Development Agency will be set up in the state for improving overall condition of the women and children.

Package for Adivasi victims of NDFB(S) attack: Gogoi

The Assam government today said it would grant a special package for rehabilitation of Adivasi and other victims of ethnic clashes while asserting that actions were being taken to punish the culprits.

Low intensity blasts rock Assam, no casualties reported

Two low intensity blasts occurred in Digboi town in the Tinsukia district of Assam on Monday morning, despite the tight security for Republic Day celebrations.

Arrested NDFB militant handed over to Assam Police

 Arrested NDFB militant Birkhang Basumatary, who is said to have been involved in the December violence in Assam, has been handed over to Assam Police, a top official today said.

Six NDFB(S) cadres, two linkmen held in Assam

In another crackdown on NDFB(S) terrorists, security forces on Sunday arrested six cadres of the organisation besides two linkmen from Ripu Reserve Forest in Kokrajhar district.

Five Bodo militants nabbed in Assam

 A joint team of Assam Police and the army Sunday arrested five Bodo militants from a forest area in Kokrajhar district, officials said.

Top NDFB(S) operative arrested from Bangalore

NDFB-Songbijit's top leader Burlung Bhutur has been arrested by the Karnataka Police in Bangalore on Friday on a tip off from the Assam Police, said a police officer here.

14 new Assam ministers sworn-in

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday reconstituted his ministry by inducting 14 new ministers.

New ministry will work for the people: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday dismissed suggestions that the reshuffle in his Council of Ministers was done with an eye on the 2016 Assembly polls in the state and said the new ministers would work for the people of the state.

Journalists' Forum Of Assam appeals to defy boycott call by militant outfits

The Journalists' Forum Of Assam (JFA) on Friday appealed people to defy the boycott call given by various militant outfits and celebrate Republic Day.

Tarun Gogoi pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday paid tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birthday and said the country should now strive for economic independence.

Major reshuffle in Assam Ministry

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi effected a major reshuffle in his three and half-year old ministry for the first time Friday introducing new 11 cabinet ministers and three ministers of state with independent charge.

New Assam cabinet to be sworn-in Friday

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will Friday reconstitute his council of ministers, a Congress leader said Thursday.

Two NDFB(S) militants apprehended

Two NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district.

Congress in Assam releases book on BJP's 'U-turns'

Launching a fresh attack on the BJP-led central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress in Assam Wednesday released a handbook on the BJP government`s "U-turns" on various pre-poll commitments.

Assam Govt preparing separate Land Acquisition Bill: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his government is drafting a new Land Acquisition Bill for the state as he would not implement the Central Act that was recently amended through an Ordinance.

Assam Adivasi killings: NIA gets custody of NDFB(S) commandant

A special NIA court on Tuesday gave seven-day custody of self-styled commandant of NDFB(S) Bikunas Narzary to the investigation agency for interrogation related to the operations of the militant group.

Indian Army confirms arrest of 11 militants in Assam's Chirang

The Indian Army has confirmed the arrest of eleven militants of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam's Chirang district.

Assam ministers resign, CM to reconstitute cabinet

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday convened a meeting of the council of ministers, following which all the ministers resigned to pave the way for reconstitution of the cabinet which has been kept pending for many years.