Following the killings in Oting area of Mon district in a botched operation and its aftermath, the Army started a Court of Inquiry (CoI), while the state government set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident.
Ever since it was published on August 31, 2019, Assam’s NRC — which left out 19 lakh people — has been in a limbo.
Come May 10, Assam tea gardens will finally have high schools. Down forests, past elephants, bench by bench, teacher by teacher, children of workers can finally hope to finish schooling, have a life outside
Four houses and three other establishments were damaged in some villages under Chenga revenue circle, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said.
The banned group’s publicity wing said that Dhanjit Das and Sanjib Sarma had been planted by the police to extract information about the outfit.
After being granted bail in a "defamatory" tweet case, Mevani on Monday was rearrested in a fresh case filed in Barpeta district under various charges including assault of a public servant and outraging a woman’s modesty.
The prime minister says in Karbi Anglong that though previous governments kept extending AFSPA, the situation has improved so much in the past few years that it was lifted from 23 districts.
In the statement, Rumel Asom, of ULFA-I publicity wing, said that the names had been gathered from the mobile phone of Sanjeev Sharma, the alleged spy who featured in the confessional video
Even as a court in Kokrajhar granted bail to the Gujarat MLA in the case pertaining to a 'defamatory tweet', Mevani was rearrested in a fresh case filed in Barpeta. His lawyer is now set to move the bail plea "on a higher forum”.
An MLA supported by the Congress, Mevani was booked under the IPC Sections related to voluntarily causing hurt, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and others, the police said.
Mevani, an independent MLA who had in September last pledged support to the Congress party, was arrested in Gujarat by the Assam Police on Thursday and flown to Assam where a court remanded him in three-day police custody.
The state election commission said the BJP won 52 of the 60 seats, the AGP won six and the AJP and AAP one each. The civic polls in Guwahati were held on April 21.
The Gujarat MLA’s lawyer said he might move the Gauhati high court for bail. Congress spokesperson Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee lamented "such a big punishment for a mere tweet" while Akil Gogoi said the MLA was "prepared to fight".
The announcement came after Sarma met his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu in Guwahati to discuss the decades-old inter-state boundary dispute. The two chief ministers had earlier met in January for the first official talk.
Bora, as a joint candidate of the opposition parties in Assam, had unsuccessfully contested the recent Rajya Sabha election.
In all, at least 21,000 people have been affected, as the storms have left homes and properties destroyed in their wake, including 7,344 homes, as well as uprooted several trees and electric poles.
Meet Dr Surajit Giri, the anaesthesiologist who has cured more than 1,200 snakebite victims from across the state.
This follows another set of arrests in the state’s Barpeta district last month when five people, including a Bangladeshi national, were booked for alleged links with the group called Ansar-ul Bangla Team.
An FIR has been lodged at the Duliajan police station, and the Cyber Cell of the Assam Police is probing the matter.
The apex court sought a response from the Centre, the Assam government, the Registrar General of India and the UIDAI on or before May 17.
Earlier this week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who chairs the Parliamentary Official Language committee, had announced that Hindi would be made compulsory in all eight north-eastern states up to Class X.
Elections to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Assam were held on March 31, with BJP and its ally, UPPL, winning both seats.
On December 28, 2021, Khaleque had filed a police complaint against Sarma in the Dispur Police Station, accusing him of “hate-mongering” and making inflammatory remarks in connection to an eviction drive in Assam's Darrang district.
Kovind is in Assam on a three-day visit, and was on his way to visit the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve on Saturday when the incident occurred.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said on the occasion of the 'Bhumipujan' of the second medical college in Guwahati on Monday that some places, including Kala Pahar in Guwahati, will be renamed.