A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the neutralised militants. One soldier of the security forces also sustained injuries in the firing from the NSCN(K) cadres.
Sarma’s joining the BJP has sent shivers through the rank and file of the ruling Congress party, especially after about 10 other party legislators greeted Sarma on his return from Delhi at the airport.
Sheena’s friends, however, said they did not know that Indrani had introduced her as her sister.
On Saturday, a 13-year old girl from an adivasi community was allegedly raped inside a bus (AS-01-EC-4207) in Uparkhuti village in Baksa district, about 80 km from here.
Mikhail Bora said the police had not contacted him so far, but if they did, he would cooperate with them in every possible way.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday told Congress president Sonia Gandhi that Himanta Biswa Sarma's departure from the party will not affect the party’s prospects in the 2016 assembly elections in Assam.
The brother of Sheena Bora, the murdered daughter of Indrani Mukherjee, today claimed that he knew the "exact reason" for the crime by their mother but will do the needful only if she does not confesses it to the police.
NGT also directed Assam government to submit a map of Kaziranga showing its boundaries and offending structures within five kms of the park boundaries.
The Centre has released Rs 207 crore for conducting relief and rehabilitation of people affected in the current floods in Assam, Jitendra Singh, union minister for development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) said on Tuesday.
‘I can bring a number of MLAs with me. It is for the BJP to decide how many MLAs they will be in a position to take,’ says Himanta, who will cross over Friday.
Official sources said that of the 1.60 lakh people lodged in 164 relief camps in these districts, the highest – over 73,000 –was in Dhubri district as on Monday.
The Bangladeshi boy was rescued by the Border Security Force from an abandoned house near the border in Assam’s Dhubri district in April this year.
The army was called out to assist the civil authorities in Kokrajhar and a few other districts as the flood situation in Assam turned grim on Thursday, affecting about three lakh people in 13 districts.
According to the Army, the youth complained of chest pain and uneasiness on their way back.
Even as the army troops were on their way back to hand over the alleged militant to the nearest police station, he complained of chest pain and uneasiness.
Highest number of 1.35 lakh people have been hit by the natural calamity in Bongaigaon district alone.
Last week, the government informed the assembly that 72,959 persons were declared foreigners in 30 years and admitted only 95 of them have been arrested and kept in detention camps.
He said that the “concerned minister” who had awarded the contract to US firm Louis Berger for a water supply project in Guwahati should take responsibility for it.
The media in Shillong said it was a ban imposed by the Meghalaya High Court on media carrying news of bandhs that had actually done the magic.
This study will also look into the hazards faced by the Kaziranga elephants especially in the backdrop of a large-scale encroachment of their natural corridors.
"I appeal to the government of India to complete the border fencing works expeditiously and guard the international boundary more effectively in order to stop illegal influx into Assam,” said Gogoi.
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said PM Narendra Modi’s healthy attitude and respect towards the Nagas has made the peace agreement possible between the government of India and the NSCN(IM).
Nagas must realise futility of military solution: Muivah
The girl developed the shock-absorbing crutches in 2010 after seeing the plight of a physically challenged person walking with great difficulty with a home-made wooden pair of crutches.
The massive search operation was launched to locate the chopper which went missing after taking off from Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district on August 4.
Language data based on data from 2001, when the Hindi-speaking population was 5.9 per cent of Assam, would suggest there are between 15 lakh and 18 lakh Hindi-speakers in Assam today.
The statue was supposed to be installed to mark the 200th birth anniversary of St John Bosco.
As Nagaland waits for details of the peace deal signed between the Centre and NSCN(IM), The Indian Express finds that the ‘Naga identity’, core to the NSCN(IM)’s ideology, is not the only thing that defines the people of the state.
'The Government of India talked with us because we represent the basic issues of the Naga people. Our organisation is the only one mandated by the people,' the NSCN(IM) leader said.
In Dimapur, the state’s business centre, students attended schools and colleges, shops and offices remained open.
The story of the long-running Naga insurgency -- and peace moves that picked up pace with the efforts of Prime Ministers from P V Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi
Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.
Here is the story of the long-running Naga insurgency — and the peace moves that picked up pace with the efforts of Prime Ministers from P V Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi.
Gogoi recalled former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s concept of ‘Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas’ (PURA) and asked the Centre to take that concept up on a mission mode.
Gogoi the Corporation had neither taken up the construction activities nor undertaken maintenance work, leaving the state in the lurch.
The ban was imposed after a repeat test carried out on the particular brand of packaged drinking water which confirmed the presence of chromium above the maximum permissible limit.