Assam News

Saradha scam: CBI questions former Assam minister Anjan Dutta

New Delhi: CBI on Monday questioned former Assam Minister and Congress leader Anjan Dutta in connection with its probe in the Saradha chit fund scam in which thousands of investors were allegedly duped.

Powerful bomb recovered from train compartment in Assam

 A powerful bomb, weighing more than seven kg, was recovered from a train compartment in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Monday, police said.

Grenade blast in Assam kills one, injures over 20

A grenade attack in Assam's Dibrugarh disctrict here has left one person dead, according to the reports. In the attack in Rajgarh village, reportedly, more than 20 people have been also injured.

Assam govt able to prevent all forms of terrorism: Gogoi

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said his government was able to prevent the spread of all forms of terrorism across the state and that it would firmly deal with any Jihadi group.

Subramanian Swamy wants Assam Accord amended for bringing in B'desh clause

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday sought an amendment to the Assam Accord for bringing in a clause for punitive measures against Bangladesh if the neighbouring nation does not stop alleged infiltration.

Assam: Two KPLT militants killed in encounter

Two Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger insurgents were on Saturday killed and another was nabbed during an encounter with a joint police and Army team in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, defence sources said.

Three GNLA militants killed in encounter

Three GNLA militants were killed in an encounter in lower Assam's Goalpara district and arms recovered from them tonight, a police officer said.

AASU asks Rajnath to ensure safeguard for indigenous people

 The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) today urged the Centre to provide constitutional safeguard to indigenous people of Assam and ensure the state's overall development.

Train services hit in Kokrajhar

 Train services were hit today due to a sudden agitation in Kokrajhar district by Bodo Peoples Co-ordination Peace Initiative demanding release of terror outfit NDFB leader D R Nabla.

Gaurav Gogoi adopts Gondhokoroi village in Golaghat

Assam's first time Congress MP and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's son, Gaurav Gogoi, has selected martyr Swahid Kushal Konwar's village Gondhokoroi in Golaghat district for making it a model village.

Gogoi asks Rajnath to set up anti-terror system for east India

Worried over reports that al Qaeda may carry out subversive activities in Indian sub-continent, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has backed a proposal that the Centre sets up an institutional mechanism for eastern India to coordinate and monitor terror acts and share intelligence.

Six accused sent back to jail custody in Burdwan blast case

Six persons arrested from Assam's Barpeta district for their alleged involvement in the Burdwan blast were today sent back to judicial custody for 14 more days.

Suspected ULFA militants kill businessman in Assam

Suspected ULFA militants killed a businessman at Kamalabari chariali area in Majuli island of Assam Friday, a police officer said.

Nine arrested for torturing Assam woman as 'witch'

 Nine people were arrested Wednesday in Assam`s Sivasagar district for torturing a woman and branding her a `witch`, police said.

NGOs in Assam under police scanner over jihadi link

The Assam Police and NIA have intensified their search for absconding Burdwan blast suspect Shahnur Alom, and police Wednesday said they were also probing some NGOs for their probable links with Islamist terror networks.

Railways urged to protect century-old Dima Hasao train track as heritage

Various organisations in Assam's Hill district of Dima Hasao have urged railway authorities to protect the century-old meter gauge train track between Mahur and Harangajao as a national heritage site.

Burdwan blast accused's wife arrested in Assam

Burdwan blast case accused Sahanur Alom's wife Sujana Begam was arrested from the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) here, police said on Friday.

Gogoi lays foundation stone of first Central Library in Assam

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday hoped that the setting up of the first Central Library, Archive cum Auditorium in the state at Amingaon, near here, would benefit students, researchers and scholars.

Assam govt bear Bhupen Hazarika's Memorial cost

 Assam government would bear all costs related to the construction of Dr Bhupen Hazarika's Memorial at Jalukbari here, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here today.

Four NSCN(IM) militants killed in separate encounters

Four NSCN (IM) militants were killed in two separate encounters with Assam Rifles and the police in Dima Hasao district and arms recovered from them, Defence sources said today.

Judicial remand of six arrested in Burdwan blast case extended

The judicial custody of the six persons arrested from Assam's Barpeta district for alleged involvement in the October two Burdwan blast in West Bengal was on Wednesday extended by a further 14 days.

Assam: Hardcore NDFB-S man held

A wanted NDFB-S self-styled 'second in command' was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with a joint police and Army team in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, a police officer said.

Jihadists trying to raise women's wing in Assam: Gogoi

Jihadist forces were trying to raise a women's wing in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Tuesday.

Assam to oppose Centre's ban on recruitment: Tarun Gogoi

Assam will oppose the central government`s ban on recruitment and will go ahead with filling up the vacant posts in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Tuesday.

Gogoi congratulates Manmohan Singh on getting Japan's award

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday congratulated former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on being bestowed with Japan's second highest civilian honour.

NIA searches house of Burdwan blast accused in Assam

National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths have searched the house of Sahanur Alom alias Doctor, an absconding accused in the Burdwan blast case, at Chatala in Barpeta district of Assam, an investigating agency official said on Tuesday.

Commissionerate system of policing for Guwahati from Jan 1

The Assam Government has decided to introduce the commissionerate system of policing in the capital city Guwahati with effect from January 1 next year as decided at a law and order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here on Saturday.

Assam govt to hand over cases related to jihadi activities to NIA

The Assam government will hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the state to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as decided at a law and order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here on Saturday.

Assam, Nagaland agree to find solution to border situation
Assam, Nagaland agree to find solution to border situation

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang and his Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi recently met with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for a high level meeting where they agreed to make efforts to come to a final solution to the border dispute .

Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process if its chief Ranjan Daimary not released

The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30.