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Assam ethnic violence toll rises to 81, Army intensifies operations against NDFB militants
Assam ethnic violence toll rises to 81, Army intensifies operations against NDFB militants

Guwahati: Operations were on Friday intensified against NDFB(S) militants along the border with Arunachal Pradesh even as the death toll in the massacre rose to 81.

Adivasi groups call 12-hour bandh to protest Assam killings

Guwahati: A 12-hour bandh has been called by various Adivasi organizations here on Friday in the wake of attacks by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit group) which killed over 70 people.

Centre failed to perceive Assam's grim situation: Shiv Sena

In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, the Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the Centre saying that it has till date failed to understand the grim situation in the north-eastern state.

Army Chief meets Rajnath Singh, says will intensify operations against NDFB militants in Assam
Army Chief meets Rajnath Singh, says will intensify operations against NDFB militants in Assam

The Indian Army is going to intensify its operations against the NDFB militants, who carried out a deadly attack on tribals in Assam leaving more than 70 people dead.

Assam Assembly Dy Speaker chased by victims of NDFB attack

Assam Assembly's Deputy Speaker Bhimananda Tanti on Thursday faced the wrath of adivasi people who heckled and chased him away and stoned his car when he went to meet the affected families at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district.

Assam attacks: Tribals block rail lines for nearly six hours; 14 trains hit

The movement of over a dozen trains was disrupted for nearly six hours on Thursday due to blockade of railway tracks at Eklakhi in West Bengal by tribal people in protest of serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists in Assam.

Adivasis protest against Assam massacre

An apex national body of the adivasis on Thursday put up road blockade in West Midnapore district in protest against the massacre of 65 adivasis in Assam by the militants of the anti-talks NDFB(S) yesterday.

Govt goes all-out against NDFB(S), issues order to eliminate top leadership: Sources
Govt goes all-out against NDFB(S), issues order to eliminate top leadership: Sources

In the wake of deadly attacks in Assam by the outlawed NDFB(S) militants, the government is believed to have ordered an all-out action against the militant group.

Rajnath's helicopter develops technical snag

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's helicopter on Thursday made an emergency landing at Tezpur IAF airbase after developing a technical snag.

Rajnath Singh talks tough on tackling NDFB

Taking tough, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday declared that strong action will be taken against NDFB(S), which massacred over 70 people in Assam on Tuesday, asserting that the Centre has "zero tolerance" policy for such "crafted terror".

Govt rules out talks with NDFB(S); NIA to probe Assam attacks
Govt rules out talks with NDFB(S); NIA to probe Assam attacks

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday ruled out any talks with the outlawed NDFB(S) militants who have carried out a series of attacks in Assam since Tuesday killing over 71 people. Seven people have also died in the subsequent violence.

Rajnath promises NIA probe into NDFB killings

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday assured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of an NIA investigation into the killing of 65 villagers by NDFB(S) militants in three districts of the state.

Tarun Gogoi welcomes Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee, Malaviya

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday welcomed President Pranab Mukherjee's announcement to confer Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late educationist, freedom fighter and Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malviya.

Ex-MP asks Centre to 'take over' law and order in Bodo areas

Strongly condemning the killing of 65 people by NDFB militants, a Bodoland outfit Wednesday asked the Centre to "take over" law and order in the Bodo-dominated areas, saying the Assam government has "completely failed" to deal with the situation.

Protests against Assam attack by NDFB(S) militants

Scores of protests were on Wednesday taken out against the killing of 68 persons in militant attack and alleged police firing in Assam.

Gogoi flays Assam Chief Secretary's leisure trip after serial attacks

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday criticised State Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla for continuing his family tour and enjoying an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park even after massacres of adivasis by NDFB(S) terrorists in three districts.

Assam govt announces ex-gratia for NDFB attack victims

Assam government Wednesday announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in serial attacks on adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in three districts.

Sonia Gandhi calls Gogoi to discuss Assam situation

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday alled Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enquire about the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of killing of 65 people by NDFB(S) militants.

Assam massacre: Centre orders all-out operations against NDFB militants

An all-out offensive will be launched against NDFB militants jointly by police, paramilitary forces and army in the wake of the group killing over 50 people in two districts of Assam.

Assam militant attacks: PM Modi sanctions Rs 2 lakh each for kin of deceased

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over loss of lives in Assam militant attacks and sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs two lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to each of the seriously injured.

Assam Governor cuts short Bengal visit, leaves for Guwahati

Assam Governor Padmanabhan Balakrishna Acharya on Wednesday cut short his visit to West Bengal and left for Assam following the death of 65 persons in a series of attacks by NDFB(S) insurgents there.

CPI-M condemns killing of tribals in Assam by NDFB militants

New Delhi:The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the government to take "firm action" and dismantle Bodo militants after they massacred over 40 tribals, including women and children.

Modi announces relief for Assam ethnic violence victims

New Delhi: Expressing grief over the killings in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to families of the dead and Rs.50,000 to the seriously injured.

Assam will deal with NDFB(S) firmly: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that strict approach towards the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants will continue.

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul condemn attack on civilians in Assam

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the attack on civilians by militant groups in Assam.

Centre rushes 5,000 paramilitary personnel to Assam

The Centre is rushing an additional 5,000 paramilitary troops to Assam, where a series of attacks by suspected Bodo militants of NDFB-S faction have left over 50 people dead.

President condemns Assam militant attack, calls for putting down with firm hand

Condemning the killing of innocents by the banned outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that such acts of terror must be put down with a firm hand.

NDFB (S) militants attack new areas in Assam, death toll crosses 70
NDFB (S) militants attack new areas in Assam, death toll crosses 70

A day after killing 65 people in three districts of Assam, militants belonging to Songbijit faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) attacked new areas in the state on Wednesday.

Infant dead, another critical after pulse polio dose in Assam

An infant died and his twin brother fell seriously ill after allegedly being administered a dose of polio vaccine in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.

Following NDFB(S) attack, Manas National Park closed down

Manas National Park, a popular tourist spot inhabited by many tribals, has been closed for three days in the wake of killing by NDFB(S) terrorists today of at least 34 people in serial attacks in two districts of Assam.