Centre asks Assam to check violence, seize illegal weapons

To prevent incidents of violence, Assam government has been advised to take strict security measures, including seizure of illegal weapons, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter in Assam

Security forces gunned down a militant of National Democratic Force of Boroland`s Songbijit faction (NDFB-S) in an encounter in Assam`s Kokrajhar district, a defence spokesman said Tuesday.

Five arrested, arms and ammunition recovered in Assam

Police on Thursday arrested five persons, including a woman and a child and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition of the NDFB-Songbijit militant outfit from Chirang and Kokrajhar districts of Assam, a senior official said.

Earthquake rocks Assam

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hit Assam but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 in Assam attacks

One more body was on Monday recovered in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Congress` ally Bodoland People`s Front (BPF).

Families reluctant to return to site of mayhem in Assam

It is a difficult situation for Safikul Islam. He wants to go back to his village but his wife and mother are unwilling to risk the family`s life as they witnessed the mayhem in front of their eyes.

Assam Attack toll rises to 43 after 2 more bodies recovered today

Two more bodies of minors were recovered in the Baksa district today, taking the toll in the mayhem allegedly unleashed by the NDFB(S) in BTAD areas to 43, a senior government official said.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi announces rehab panel, special force to seize illegal arms

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi announced setting up of a permanent commission to deal with the rehabilitation of the riot victims and a special force to seize illegal arms and ammunition across the state.

Families recount horror of losing children in Assam violence

When Halima Khatun jumped into the Beki river with her five-month-old child to save his life from terrorists, she never thought it was the last time she was holding her child.

Assam attack toll rises to 36, curfew relaxed Kokrajhar

Two more bodies were found in trouble-torn districts of Assam, taking the toll in the mayhem unleashed by ultras there to 36, even as the curfew clamped in the area was relaxed today as no fresh violence was reported from anywhere.

Govt not to give firearms to violence-hit people: Gogoi

The recent violence in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of BTAD area has so far claimed 34 lives and forced thousands of others to flee homes.

Assam violence: Curfew relaxed in Baksa, Kokrajhar, Chirang; death toll at 34

As the toll in the savage attacks by Bodo militants in Assam rose to 31 Sunday, a National Investigationg Agency (NIA) team will visit the state on Monday.

BJP hits back at Congress over Assam violence

BJP on Sunday hit back at Congress for blaming Narendra Modi for the violence in Assam, saying it was an outcome of "politics of divisiveness and blood" on which Congress had harvested "too many votes for too long".

Mamata Banerjee condemns Assam attacks

In a veiled attack on BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday said comments by "aspirants of high office are adding fuel" to the fire in states like Assam where at least 28 people have died in militant attacks.

Assam violence: Relatives perform last rites, CM`s aide assures strict action

The relatives of the victims, who had refused to perform the last rites till Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visits to Nankekhadrabari area, on Sunday buried the dead, following assurance from a representative of the state government.

Assam violence: 32 dead; 22 arrested as probe handed over to NIA

Assam violence — Probe into the killing of 32 civilians in the Assam`s Bodo-majority districts was handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday as 22 people were arrested in connection with the violence.

Assam violence: BJP alleges Tarun Gogoi govt, Centre playing votebank politics

With the death toll rising in Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the Congress government in the northeastern state as well as at the Centre for failing to take action to curb violence.

Assam attacks cowardly attempts to spread fear: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condemned the violence in Assam and said that such attacks are "cowardly attempts to spread fear and terror".

Bodies of four children recovered in Assam; toll at 32

At least nine more persons have been killed in militant attacks in Lower Assam, taking the death toll in the recent violence to 32.

23 killed in militant attacks in Assam, curfew imposed

At least 23 persons, including children and women, were killed and 14 seriously injured by heavily armed NDFB(S) militants in two communally-sensitive districts of Kokrajhar and Baksa of Assam since last night.