Assam News

President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress

The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable.

Congress will bounce back to power: Nabam Tuki

 Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Sunday said there was no alternative to Congress, the oldest party in the country, and it would come back to power in the Centre.

Curfew relaxed in violence-hit areas of Assam, tension persists

Curfew was relaxed for a few hours Sunday in Assam`s violence-hit districts where the death toll in ethnic violence now officially stands at 75, officials said.

Assam govt had info of NDFB(S) attacks, but nothing on target

Assam government had received prior intelligence report of an attack by terrorists of NDFB(S) but it did not know about the target and spots, said a senior official on Saturday.

Assam violence: Over 1.15 lakh people living in 81 relief camps

Assam government on Saturday claimed that the overall situation in the restive districts has improved even as the number of people taking shelter in 81 relief camps in the wake of serial NDFB attacks has risen to nearly 1.15 lakh.

Assam attacks: BJP accuses Gogoi govt of 'callous' approach towards terror

BJP on Saturday accused the Congress government in Assam of adopting a "callous" approach towards terror and questioned Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for "ignoring" intelligence inputs to prevent violence that has left 75 persons dead.

Refugees from Assam are guests in West Bengal: Mamata

Describing refugees from Assam as guests, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said her government would stand beside them.

NIA to take up Assam attack cases

The NIA has been directed by the Home Ministry to take up the cases relating to the recent killing of more than 70 Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in two districts of Assam.

Ferrying of essentials affected after Assam killings

Ferrying of essential goods from different parts of India to the northeastern region has been affected due to the violence in Assam, officials said here Saturday.

Army Chief visits Assam, directs troops to step up operations against NDFB(S)
Army Chief visits Assam, directs troops to step up operations against NDFB(S)

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday took stock of the situation in Assam even as security forces intensified their operation along the Bhutan border in the aftermath of gory killings by NDFB(S) militants.

Assam violence: Bandh affects normal life in Dooars area of north Bengal

The bandh called by the Adivasi Vikash Parishad in protest against the killing of adivasis in Assam by NDFB(S) militants affected normal life in Dooars area of north Bengal on Saturday.

Assam attack: Opposition parties demand 'ruthless suppression' of NDFB(S)

Four opposition parties on Friday demanded "ruthless suppression" of NDFB(S) responsible for carrying out serial attacks on Adivasi villages in Assam, killing scores of tribal settlers.

Assam Police had just 2 hours to respond on possible attack by NDFB

Authorities in Sonitpur, the district which was worst-hit by the violence perpetrated by NDFB(S), had a little over two hours to respond after an intelligence intercept suggested an imminent attack on Adivasi tribals by the Bodo militant group.

Gogoi reviews relief and rehabilitation efforts in Assam camps

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday reviewed the current situation in the state and ordered immediate steps for providing relief to people staying at the camps set up after the serial attacks by NDFB(S) and retaliatory violence.

Opposition parties demand 'ruthless suppression' of NDFB(S)

Four opposition parties on Friday demanded "ruthless suppression" of NDFB(S) responsible for carrying out serial attacks on Adivasi villages in Assam, killing scores of tribal settlers.

NDB(S) militants exchange fire with SSB personnel in Assam

NDFB-Songbijit militants lobbed a grenade at SSB personnel and exchanged fire with them in Assam's Chirang district along the Indo-Bhutan border on Friday, police said.

Army Chief to visit violence-hit Assam today; death toll at 81
Army Chief to visit violence-hit Assam today; death toll at 81

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is expected to visit Assam on Saturday, where ethnic violence has claimed over 80 lives, reports said on Friday.

SSB rushes 2,000 men to violence-hit Assam

New Delhi: Indo-Bhutan border guarding force, SSB has rushed 2,000 of its personnel to Assam in the wake of the mass killings and escalation in violence by the militants of banned outfit NDFB(S).

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.