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Chidambaram visits Kokrajhar, Chirang; reviews security


July 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday visited the violence-affected districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang in Assam and reviewed the security scenario as well as the ... Read more...

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PM appeals for peace in Assam, assures proper probe, rehabilitation (Third Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" ... Read more...

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PM calls for end to Assam violence, assures proper probe (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" ... Read more...

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More paramilitary forces readied for Assam


July 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Saturday said nearly 6,500 personnel of central paramilitary forces have been readied for Assam in the wake of sectarian clashes that have ... Read more...

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It’s time for healing: PM tells Assam victims (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said it was now "time for healing" and assured them of government help ... Read more...

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It’s time for healing: PM to Assam victims


July 28th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of victims of Assam's ethnic riots, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said it was now "time for healing" and assured them of ... Read more...

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No fresh violence in Assam’s Bodo areas, toll 45


July 27th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) Normalcy is slowly returning in Assam's violence-hit Bodo areas, where week-long communal clashes claimed 45 lives, with no reports of any fresh incidents of violence being ... Read more...

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Gogoi blames centre for army’s delayed arrival


July 27th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday blamed the central government for sending the army late to the violence-hit districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, where communal ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Assam, violence toll 40


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) An uneasy calm settled over Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday with no fresh incidents reported in the communal violence that has claimed 40 lives and ... Read more...

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Assam violence: Army stages flag march, Chirang district tense (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The army Wednesday staged a flag march in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) as there was no let-up in tension with three more bodies recovered ... Read more...

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Prime minister should answer on Assam violence: BJP


July 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday sought an answer from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the communal violence in Assam even as it blamed the state's Congress ... Read more...

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Assam violence: Tension continues, army stages flag march


July 25th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The army Wednesday staged a flag march in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) as there was no let-up in tensions with three more bodies ... Read more...

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Assam burns, 32 dead, thousands homeless (Night Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Sectarian strife raged in interior areas of Assam's three districts Tuesday even as security personnel shot dead four miscreants, taking the death toll in the ... Read more...

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Witch hunting: Villagers set woman ablaze


February 10th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) In a case of witch hunting, a 45-year-old tribal woman was burnt alive by villagers in upper Assam's Sivsagar district on Friday. At least 24 people ... Read more...

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Security Forces launch all out operation to nab Bodo militants in Assam


November 13th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov.13 (ANI): Security forces in Assam have launched a massive combing operation to capture the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, hiding in jungle areas along the borders.The operation ... Read more...

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Bodo tribals massacre 18 Hindi speakers (Second Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 9 (IANS) Assam's fragile peace was shattered Monday when tribal separatists killed at least 18 Hindi-speaking people, including eight bus passengers, in three separate attacks in the northeastern state of ... Read more...

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Assam peace broken; Bodo tribals massacre 14 Hindi speakers (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 8 (IANS) Assam's fragile peace was shattered Monday when tribal separatists killed at least 14 Hindi-speaking people, including eight bus passengers, in three separate attacks in the northeastern state of ... Read more...

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‘No ransom paid for official kidnapped by Bodo militants’


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) No ransom was paid to secure the release of a forest official of Maharashtra who was kidnapped by Bodo militants while on a holiday in Arunachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Two NDFB militants killed in Assam


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Two tribal militants belonging to the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were killed Wednesday and two more arrested in separate incidents in Assam, officials said. A police ... Read more...

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Two NDFB rebels gunned down in Assam


March 16th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Two separatists of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were killed Tuesday in a shootout with security forces in Assam, officials said. A police spokesperson said the ... Read more...

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Two NDFB militants killed in Assam gun battle


March 12th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) Two separatists of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam Friday, an official said. A police spokesperson ... Read more...

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Telangana stokes statehood demand in northeast


December 12th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Bodoland, Karbiland, Dimaraji, Kamatapur, Garoland... India's northeast is witnessing renewed statehood demands from ethnic groups, courtesy the central government's 'yes' to Telangana.This has ... Read more...

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Telengana storm hits Assam, separate statehood demands get strident


December 11th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Spurred by New Delhi's attempt at granting a separate Telengana state, several ethnic groups in Assam have raised the banner of revolt with demands ... Read more...

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Army called out after NDFB mows down 12 Assam villagers (Lead)


October 5th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 5 (IANS) The army was called out in Assam's violence-hit Sonitpur district Monday after tribal separatists attacked a village and gunned down 12 people, officials said. Twelve locals were massacred ... Read more...

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People in violence hit north Assam seek peace and harmony


October 22nd, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex Todd Guwahati, Oct.22 (ANI): The recent violence in Udalguri and Darrang districts of north Assam has left local residents of the region, devastated. The victims of the communal ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over Assam violence (Lead)


October 20th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the second time Monday as Assam MP S.K. Bwiswmuthiary staged a sit-in protest over the ethnic violence in his state that ... Read more...

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800 students participate in peace cycle rally in Guwahati


October 19th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 19 (ANI): Around 800 students from various schools participated in a cycle rally held at Guwahati in Assam on Sunday to promote peace, keeping in view the recent clashes ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to Assam over ethnic violence (Lead)


October 14th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), taking suo-motu cognisance of the ethnic clashes in Assam in which over 50 people were killed, has issued a notice to ... Read more...

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NHRC to probe ethnic violence in Assam


October 14th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission, taking suo moto cognisance of the ethnic clashes in Assam in which over 50 people were killed, will soon send a team ... Read more...

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No illegal Bangladeshis in Assam: Tarun Gogoi


October 13th, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) There are no illegal Bangladeshi nationals staying in Assam, stated Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here Monday, attributing the recent violence in his state to the handiwork of ... Read more...

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Peace returning to violence-hit Assam districts: Ahmed


October 12th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mangaldoi (Assam), Oct 12 (IANS) Shakeel Ahmed, union minister of state for home, Sunday said peace was fast returning to the violence-torn Assam districts although a sense of fear and insecurity still ... Read more...

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Northeast tribal bodies want Assam ethnic clashes to be stopped


October 11th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) Parties representing tribals in the northeast Saturday urged the central government to take stern action to stop ethnic clashes in Assam.The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), North-East ... Read more...

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Victims of Assam ethnic clashes crave for peace


October 10th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Udalguri (Assam), Oct 10 (IANS) Thousands of people hit by the ethnic clashes in Assam, which have claimed at least 55 lives, are now craving for peace and willing to return to ... Read more...

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Assam limps back to normalcy, curfew relaxed


October 9th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 9 (ANI): The situation in the violence-affected Udalguri and Darrang districts of Assam is limping back to normalcy and curfew has been relaxed in some areas.No fresh incident ... Read more...

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Normalcy returns to violence-hit Assam districts


October 7th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 07 (ANI): The situation in violence-hit areas of Assam remained calm on Tuesday with no overnight incidents reported. Assam Government spokesman and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the ... Read more...

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