Rajnath speaks to Assam CM over militant ambush

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 12:14

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal after suspected militants fired at an army convoy in Tinsukia district leaving three soldiers dead and one injured.


1 soldier martyred and 3 injured in Assam militant ambush

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 09:52

Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) One soldier was killed and three others were injured after suspected militants fired at an army convoy in Assam's Tinsukia district on Saturday, defence officials said.


2 killed as fire engulfs colony in Assam

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:16

Guwahati, Nov 1 (IANS) Two people were killed and four others injured on Tuesday after a fire broke out in a colony in Assam's Tinsukia district, police said.


SC asks states to verify fast documents of people claiming to be Assamese

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:16

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over the slow pace at which work on the upgrading of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was going on in Assam as it directed the Chief Secretaries of 28 states to complete the verification of documents sent to them.


Illegal encroachment on tribal lands would be removed: Sonowal

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 23:28

Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) Reiterating that the state's tribal society needs to be uplifted from illiteracy and poverty, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said that all illegal encroachment on lands of tribals would be removed and the rights of these sons of the soil would be upheld at any cost.


Army chief reviews preparedness, situation in Assam

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 20:42

Tezpur (Assam), Sep 6 (IANS) Army Chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh visited the Gajraj (4) Corps headquarters here on Tuesday and reviewed the operational readiness of the forces as well as the internal security situation in Assam, an army spokesman said.


Sonowal visits Indo-Bangla border, vows to seal it

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 16:46

Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) Expressing concern over the porous Indo-Bangladesh border in Mankachar sector of Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that his government will take action on a war footing to seal the international border.


Tension in Assam district after terror attack

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:30

Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) Tension gripped Tinsukia district in eastern Assam on Saturday after five to six militants belonging to the anti-talk faction of Ulfa shot dead two people and injured seven.


Policeman killed in accidental firing in Assam

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:00

Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) An Assam Police Battalion personnel was killed and another injured in an accidental firing at Karbi Anglong district in Assam on Saturday morning, police said.


Two killed in terror attack in Tinsukia, Assam

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 21:40

Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) Two people were killed and five injured on Friday when militants opened fire in a village in Assam's Tinsukia district, police said.


Tension continues in Kokrajhar, NIA team visits attack site

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:36

Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 6 (IANS) Tension continued to simmer in Kokrajhar in Assam a day after militants triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on Saturday. An NIA team studied the attack site as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the injured in hospital.


Assam court summons Rahul Gandhi in defamation suit

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 17:46

Guwahati, Aug 6 (IANS) A court in Assam has issued summons to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on September 29 over a defamation suit filed against him.


Assam terror attack: Kokrajhar remains tense, toll rises to 14

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 13:00

Kokrajhar, Aug 6 (IANS) Tension continues to simmer here a day after militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on Saturday.


Sonowal asks police to be on alert ahead of I-Day

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:18

Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) The Assam government will deal with the militants involved in Friday's the attack very sternly, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said and directed the state police to be on high alert in view of upcoming Independence Day celebrations.