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Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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Two militants held in Assam


July 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) The Indian Army has arrested two militants in Assam, official sources said Sunday.While one of them was from the All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA), the ... Read more...

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Three Karbi militants killed in Assam


June 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Three hard core militants of the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant group were killed in Assam in the early hours of Wednesday.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Seven abducted from power plant in Assam


June 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Seven people were abducted Sunday by suspected Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants from an under-construction power project in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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Sans opposition, Congress has a smooth ride in Assam (Assam Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) With opposition weak and in a shambles and greater thrust on peace and development, the Congress-led government seems to have a smooth ride ahead in Assam ... Read more...

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Militants ganging up with criminals, says Gogoi


May 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Cadres of the armed militant outfits have joined criminal gangs in Assam, leading to recent spurt in petty crimes across the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Karbi militant chief believed killed


May 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) A mutilated body believed to be that of Blain Hanse, commander-in-chief of the banned outfit Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT), was recovered in central Assam's Karbi ... Read more...

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Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.Forty-five groups representing tribal and non-tribal ... Read more...

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Security forces to launch operation against Karbi rebels soon


April 27th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) Police and security forces in Assam will soon launch a special operation against the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants in Karbi Anglong district of the ... Read more...

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Top Karbi militant, cadres killed in Assam


April 20th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Five cadres of the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant group, including a top leader, were killed and two arrested in an early morning operation by ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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Abducted Assam officials released


March 6th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants have released the two forest officials they abducted in central Assam's Karbi Anglong distict Tuesday morning.Chief Conservator of Forests ... Read more...

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Karbi militants behind forest officials’ abduction: Minister


March 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Monday confirmed it was the Karbi militant outfit Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) that was behind the abduction of two senior ... Read more...

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Abducted forest officials still untraced


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Police and the security forces conducted searches in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Sunday to trace two forest officials abducted by militants but there was no trace ... Read more...

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Assam terror outfit disbands


December 14th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) Curtains have came down on one of Assam's mosty violent tribal insurgencies with a banned militant outfit formally disbanding Wednesday following the mass surrender of all ... Read more...

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Northeast defies I-Day boycott call


August 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) People in the restive northeast defied a general strike called by separatist guerrillas to boycott Monday's Independence Day celebrations even as militants staged a bomb blast ... Read more...

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Militants gun down man in Assam


August 13th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) Militants in Assam Saturday shot dead one person and injured four more in stepped up offensive ahead of Independence Day even as security forces arrested three ... Read more...

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Colombo mulling power sharing with Tamils: Peiris


May 17th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday said it was working towards bridging a gap in its constitution for sharing power with the minority Tamils, for which it is ... Read more...

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I am the best chief minister of Assam: Tarun Gogoi


April 12th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) Claiming that the Congress would form the government for the third straight term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said he was the "best chief ... Read more...

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Lanka PM says LTTE network still active


April 9th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 9 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister D M Jayaratne has warned that the international network of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) is still active and could revive ... Read more...

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Three troopers killed in ambush in Assam


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 2 (IANS) Three paramilitary troopers were killed and four injured in an ambush by tribal militants Saturday in the election-bound Assam, officials said.A police spokesman said heavily armed ... Read more...

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US ramps up pressure on Lanka to probe Tamil killings


March 5th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 5 (ANI): The United States has increased pressure on Sri Lanka to go for an international probe into reported war crimes arising out of the civil war between government troops ... Read more...

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Three rebels held in Meghalaya, infiltration bid foiled


December 30th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 30 (IANS) Three Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) rebels were arrested from the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, a Border Security Force (BSF) official said ... Read more...

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Assam’s Bodo tribals ramp demand for separate state


November 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Kokrajhar (Assam), Nov 20 (IANS) Assam may be heading for a fresh phase of turmoil with tribal Bodo political and militant groups joining hands to ramp the demand for ... 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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Over 4,500 former Tamil Tigers rehabilitated


October 20th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A year after the Tamil Tigers were crushed, Sri Lanka has released and rehabilitated more than 4,500 former guerrillas, an official said.Most of the rebels were captured or ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects gory Tamil massacre pics as rebel propoganda


October 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka's foreign minister GL Peiris has cast doubt on the photographs released by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) showing a massacre of Tamils during the country's civil ... Read more...

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Lankan Tamil massacre pix release may overshadow FM’s UK visit


October 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 19 (ANI): The process of investigation into the alleged atrocities in the Sri Lankan civil war further intensified after the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) released photographs, which appeared to show ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa arrives in India, to meet PM Friday


October 14th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived here Thursday afternoon to attend the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games as the guest of honour.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa to discuss Tamil issue Friday


October 13th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India will press for a political solution to the decades-old Tamil question and seek quicker resettlement of displaced civilians when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Sri ... Read more...

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India assures Lanka’s displaced Tamils of help in resettlement


August 31st, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Amid concerns in India about the plight of war-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Tuesday visited their camps in northern and eastern Sri ... Read more...

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12 militants surrender in south Assam


August 16th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Aug 16 (IANS) Twelve militants of the United Democratic Liberation Tigers (UDLT) outfit surrendered to the Indian Army in Assam, army officials said here Monday. Formed in 2008, the UDLT, a ... Read more...

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Tamil Tigers’ entry into Canada feared


August 12th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 11 (IANS) A ship carrying over 250 Sri Lankan Tamils, reportedly including members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE), is set to enter Vancouver, authorities said Wednesday. Since the ... Read more...

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Ex-LTTE rebels to apply for university courses


July 20th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 19 (IANS) Over 300 former Tamil Tiger rebels, currently under rehabilitation, will sit for an examination that would prepare them for higher education in the universities, the government said Monday. Brigadier ... Read more...

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