Assam Speaker to refer 'non-utilisation' of fund to Privilege panel

Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi on Monday said he would refer to the Privilege Committee alleged inaction over non-utilisation of a two-year old flood relief fund for Sonitpur district despite his ruling on the issue in the last session of the House.

Flood situation remains grim, Sonowal visits affected areas

The flood situation in Assam remained critical in a number of districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur.

Small tea growers attacked by NDFB(S) militants in Assam

Two small tea growers were allegedly attacked by NDFB(S) militants near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Assam`s Sonitpur district.

Abducted boy rescued from Assam

An 11-year-old boy who was abducted a fortnight ago, was rescued by a joint team of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam police from Gohpur in Assam`s Sonitpur district, the police said Tuesday.

Flood affects 25,000 people in Assam

Nearly 25,000 people have been affected in the first round of floods in four districts of Assam.

Indefinite curfew clamped in Assam town after violent clashes

Indefinite curfew was clamped today in an area near the national highway in Bihguri in Sonitpur district following a clash between a cultural troupe and some youth.

NHRC asks Home Ministry to pay compensation

National Human Rights Commission asked Union Home Ministry to pay Rs 5 lakh each to kin of the five persons who died in an encounter with Assam Rifles in Sonitpur District of Assam in April, 2009.

Economic blockade against Arunachal continues

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh following the killing of 10 CPI(ML) supporters at Chauldhua in Behali reserve forest in Sonitpur district entered its fourth day on Monday.

Tea garden employee kidnapped in Sonitpur

A tea garden employee was allegedly abducted from Dafflagarh in Sonitpur district, leading to protests by locals.

Elephant electrocuted in Assam

An adult female elephant was electrocuted in Assam`s Sonitpur district in the wee hours Wednesday, official sources said.

NHPC general manager kidnapped from Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border

Armed gunmen have abducted a general manager of National Hydro Power Corporation at gun-point from Hatigate area in Sonitpur district of Assam.

Two NDFB-S ultras killed, 2 policemen injured in encounter

Two Bodo militants have been killed and two policemen injured in an encounter at Tarabari in Assam`s Sonitpur district.

Two trampled to death by elephants in Assam

Two persons including a woman were trampled to death by wild elephants in Kamrup and Sonitpur districts of Assam.

Girl`s body recovered from tea estate in Assam

Body of a 16-year old girl was recovered from the Sopai Tea Estate in Sonitpur district on Wednesday, police said.

Two minor girls rescued

Two minor girls who were engaged as labourers in a brick kiln factory were rescued by the Sonitpur district administration in Assam on Tuesday.

NDFB militant apprehended in Assam

An NDFB anti-talk faction militant was apprehended by police in Assam`s Sonitpur district, police said.

Powerful IED recovered in Assam

A powerful improvised explosive devise was recovered under a road culvert near Orang National Park here in Sonitpur district.

Two kidnapped train drivers rescued in Sonitpur

Two train drivers of North-East
Frontier Railway, kidnapped by militants of NDFB (anti-talk
faction) a month ago, were rescued by police on Friday from north
Assam`s Sonitpur district.

Two NDFB activists surrender in Sonitpur

Two NDFB activists surrendered
with arms today before Seema Sashastra Bal personnel in
Sonitpur district of Assam where the banned insurgent outfit
triggered three blasts on railway tracks killing one and
injuring 13 others.

Gogoi directs stepped up security operations in Sonitpur

Assam CM Tarun
Gogoi on Thursday directed the Sonitpur district administration to
step up operations to nab the militants involved in the two
blasts in the district which claimed a child`s life and left
38 others injured.