Assam News

Militant outfits are recruiting in Assam: DGP

As many as nine persons having links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been arrested in Assam in the past one month, a top state police officer said on Thursday while admitting that militant outfits are recruiting "jihadis" in the state.

Rajnath Singh to lay foundation stone of new CFSL

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone for the construction of a new state-of-the-art Central Forensic Science Laboratory complex, at Palasbari near here on November 29.

Prime Minister on two-day visit to Assam from November 29

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Assam on a two-day visit from November 29, an official release said here on Thursday.

ULFA(I) demands information about 26 "missing" cadres

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Assam on November 29, the ULFA (Independent) today demanded that Centre provides information about 26 cadres, allegedly missing since the operation against ULFA in Bhutan in 2003.

One killed in ULFA strike; militant killed in encounter

ULFA(I) militants on Thursday killed a man and injured two others while another militant was killed in an encounter with police ahead Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Assam on November 29.

Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Guwahati ahead of PM's visit

Guwahati: A large quantity of explosives were Thursday recovered from a vehicle in the capital city where security has been tightened ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on November 29.

PM to visit Assam this weekend

Narendra Modi will this weekend pay his maiden visit to Assam as Prime Minister and address a conference of police chiefs of states here.

ULFA plot to trigger blasts ahead of PM Modi visit unearthed

Insurgent outfit ULFA had planned to carry out serial blasts and other subversive activities here ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Assam, police said on Wednesday.

Assam CM Gogoi stops power dept from hiking charges

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday withdrew the proposed power tariff hike with effect from December 01, announced recently by the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC).

Assam blames centre for law and order problem

Facing criticism over the blast in Dibrugarh and recovery of a powerful bomb in a train, the Assam government Tuesday said the responsibility of containing insurgency also lies with the central government.

Centre also has role in containing insurgency: Assam Govt

The Assam Government on Tuesday hit out at the Centre saying it too has the responsibility of containing insurgency in the state as central security agencies were under its control.

Father kills one-yr-old daughter in Assam

 A one-year-old girl child was killed allegedly by her father after a quarrel with his wife at Topichang in Karbi Anglong district today.

'ULFA plans to target BJP leaders ahead of Modi's Assam visit'

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Assam, the banned ULFA is planning to carry out attacks on BJP leaders and non-Assamese people living in the state, an intelligence report suggests.

Powerful bomb found in Assam train ahead of PM Modi's visit
Powerful bomb found in Assam train ahead of PM Modi's visit

A powerful bomb was found in the compartment of a local train at a railway station near Guwahati Monday, a day after a powerful blast killed two people and injured over 25 others in Dibrugarh, police said.

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.