Nearly 80,000 hectares of land belonging to Assam are being "occupied" currently by "six neighbouring states", the government claimed in the state Assembly.
As many as 471 persons lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday.
2,400 persons were killed and over 5,500 people injured by militant organisations in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday.
Six militant outfits, including anti-talk ULFA (Independent) and NDFB (Songbijit), are active in Assam with a cadre strength of 760, Forest minister Rockybul Hussain said on Monday.
At least 40,096 women were victims of atrocities against them and another 13,798 were raped in Assam between 2005 and October 2013, Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said.
A day after the Kaziranga National Park was opened for this tourist season, forest guards Saturday recovered a one-horned rhino`s carcass with its horn missing.
Curfew was relaxed for 12 hours in the silk town of Sualkuchi with the Assam government announcing that it would order an inquiry into Saturday`s violence by weavers and local people.
Six insurgent groups are currently active in Assam while 12 others in talks with the Centre and the state government, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Rockybul Hussain said on Monday.
A day after Randhir Singh withdrew his candidature for the post of Indian Olympic Association President, several of his supporters on Monday pulled out of contests.
Assam has formed Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to deal with growing instances of man-animal conflict, with 12 leopards having been killed in the last three months when they strayed into human habitations.
Assam government on Monday said law and order situation in the state had improved considerably.
The number of tigers in Assam is
increasing and it may become the highest in the country in future, state Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain.
The number of tigers in Assam is increasing and it may become the highest in the country in future.
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