Assam News

Tarun Gogoi for developing Smart Village; demands Rs 5L cr for India

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday urged the Centre to allocate Rs 5,00,000 crore for developing 'Smart Villages' across the country instead of focusing on 'Smart Cities'.

Assam to set up Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the state government would soon set up a centre for innovation named after late former President APJ Abdul Kalam​, who passed away on Monday.

Nation mourns loss of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dances, plays golf - Watch
Nation mourns loss of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dances, plays golf - Watch

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has come under fire for being in 'celebratory' mode at a time when the nation is mourning the loss of former president and Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Assam: Three KPLT militants killed in encounter

 At least three Karbi People's Liberation Tiger (KPLT) militants, including an 'operational commander', were killed on Wednesday in an encounter and a training camp of the outfit was busted in Karbi Anglong district by a joint team of Army and Assam police.

RSS and Bajrang Dal are communal forces: Gogoi

The RSS and the Bajrang Dal were not extremist organisations but communal forces which were bent on disturbing peace in the state, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said.

66 people have died of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam

At least 66 people people have died of Japanese Encephalitis this year across Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

Red alert issued in Assam following terror attack in Punjab

A red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

Gauhati HC suspends proceeding against Subramanian Swamy for 4 weeks

 Gauhati High Court on Friday suspended proceedings for four weeks against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a lower court for allegedly delivering a hate speech on Ayodhya issue here in March and issued notice to Assam government and the complainant.

Huge quantities of explosives recovered in Assam's Kamrup district

Huge quantities of explosives have been recovered at Hatkhola of Boko in Assam's Kamrup District.

Assamese protest against ULFA-Independent outfit

Militant outfits in the northeast region frequently target innocent civilians, as a result of which, people in Assam have been protesting against the Paresh Baruah -led faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom following the killing of two Hindi-speaking people in Tinsukia district.

Army, Police joint team arrests suspected KLO terrorist

Acting on specific intelligence, the Army and Assam Police on Thursday arrested a suspected Kamtapur Liberation Oragnisation (KLO) terrorist in a joint operation.

NIA files chargesheet against 26 NDFB(S) militants

NIA has filed charge sheet in five cases this month against 26 NDFB(S) militants accused in the killing of tribal villagers and members of the minority community in three Assam districts last year.

APSC probe panel to investigate Assam civil services exam scam

Buckling under pressure of the opposition and a section of own party colleagues, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday announced setting up of an inquiry commission to probe alleged irregularities in state civil services examinations and recruitment.

Child killed, another injured in firing inside video hall in Assam

An 8-year child was killed and a 10-year-old was injured in an attack by unidentified men inside a video hall in Dima Hasao district.

NIA files chargesheet against 4 alleged NDFB (S) leaders

After over six months of probe, NIA on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against four people allegedly belonging to NDFB-S terror group for the killing of 36 people in Assam's Sonitpur area last year.

NDFB (S) millitant arrested in Kokrajhar

Security forces on Tuesday apprehended an alleged militant belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbjit) from Assam's Kokrajhar region.

16 held in beheading case in Assam

Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the beheading of a woman by branding her a witch at a village in Sonitpur district.

Satyarthi urges youth to join in campaign against child labour

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday called upon the youth to join him in his "ambitious campaign of protecting 100 billion left out children".

Assam flood situation remains serious

The flood situation in Assam remained serious on Tuesday with nearly 32,000 people in 35 villages hit by it.

Assam sets up dedicated fund for rescue of trafficked children

Assam government on Tuesday announced to set up a dedicated fund for prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children.

NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter in Assam's Chirang

An NDFB(S) militant, suspected to have been involved in the massacre of adivasis in December last year, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Amteka in Chirang district of Assam on Tuesday.

Witch-hunting: Three kill woman in Assam, arrested

Three youths killed a 63-year-old woman in Assam on Monday after suspecting her to be a witch, police said. All three have been arrested.

Woman beheaded for 'practising' witchcraft in Assam

A 60-year-old woman was beheaded on Monday allegedly by a group of villagers who suspected that she had been practising witchcraft in Assam's Sonitpur district.

Protest march against ULFA(I) in Assam

Hundreds of people here on Sunday took to streets protesting against the actions of ULFA (I) militants who have been targeting unarmed people in Assam for many years.

Probe Assam civil services exam corruption by CBI: Congress leader

Senior Congress leader and former MP Kirip Chaliha on Saturday alleged "serious corruption" in holding the state civil services examination and demanded a thorough probe by CBI into the irregularities.

Hardcore NDFB(S) cadre killed in encounter

A hardcore NDFB(S) cadre, carrying a reward of Rs five lakh on his head, was on Friday killed in an encounter with Assam police in Kokrajhar district, police said.

NHRC notice to Defence Ministry, Assam Police on rape of three

The National Human Rights Commission said on Friday it has issued notices to Defence Ministry and Assam Police over alleged sexual assault on three women, including a teenager, by Army personnel in the state.

Safe haven of militants in Myanmar biggest threat: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said the "safe haven" of insurgent groups in Myanmar was the biggest threat to the state and the region.

CRPF jawan kills officer, injures four in Assam

A CRPF jawan Friday allegedly shot dead his officer and injured four other colleagues when they were out on an operational task in Nalbari district of Assam.

Rajnath speaks to Gogoi over killing of Hindi-speaking persons

 Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi about the killing of a Hindi-speaking businessman and his daughter by suspected ULFA militants in Tinsukia.