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GNLA commander killed, camp busted in Meghalaya


September 14th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) Security forces Friday busted a hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in the western part of Meghalaya, killing a top rebel commander of the ... Read more...

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Assam’s most celebrated voice to come alive on screen


September 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) The voice of Assam's most celebrated singer and balladeer Bhupen Hazarika will come alive on screen on Friday with the release of the feature film "Akhon ... Read more...

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GNLA chief to move fresh bail plea in Meghalaya court


September 12th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 12 (IANS) Chief of Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R. Sangma is likely to move a fresh bail application in a court here, a legal ... Read more...

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Three injured in Assam grenade blast


September 11th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) Three people were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Bongaigaon town in Assam's Bongaigaon district Tuesday evening, police said.The blast took place under ... Read more...

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12 injured in Assam blast (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 6 (IANS) Twelve people, including three security personnel, were injured in a blast triggered by suspected militants in Assam's Tinsukia district Thursday evening, police said.Inspector General of Police ... Read more...

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Five injured in Assam blast


September 6th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 6 (IANS) Five people, including two security personnel, were injured in a blast triggered by suspected militants in Assam's Tinsukia district Thursday evening, police said.Inspector General of Police ... Read more...

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Ulfa warns non-Assamese in Assam


August 26th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) The ULFA Sunday warned of attacks on "Indians" in Assam if "atrocities" on Assamese people did not halt in other parts of the country.A statement signed ... Read more...

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Assam ministers rush to Bangalore, Hyderabad


August 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) As its people continued to arrive from states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Assam government Friday sent its ministers to Bangalore and Hyderabad to discuss ... Read more...

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Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said."There have been a ... Read more...

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Northeast on high alert to foil terror attacks on Aug 15


August 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states about possible militant strikes in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations Wednesday."Central intelligence wings and the union home ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebel chief to move bail


August 9th, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is likely to move a bail application before a court here, his lawyer said ... Read more...

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Blast kills army man in Assam, ULFA claims hand (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) An army man was killed and six others were injured when suspected militants triggered a powerful bomb blast in Goalpara district of Assam Tuesday, said ... Read more...

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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya


July 24th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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Bodo militants, Ulfa linkman nabbed in Assam


July 10th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) Five cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction and a linkman of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested in ... Read more...

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ULFA cadre arrested in Meghalaya


July 10th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 9 (IANS) A member of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was arrested from the western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a BSF official said Monday"Sergeant Ratul Pathai ... Read more...

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Three ULFA cadres nabbed in Assam


June 30th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Three cadres of the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested in Assam's Goalpara district Saturday and a large amount of ... Read more...

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Garo rebel outfit chief lodged in Bangladesh jail: BSF


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 23 (IANS) Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma, who was arrested by Bangladesh forces last year, is lodged in "some jail" in that country, according ... Read more...

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Bangladesh will act on extraditing Chetia: Envoy


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's envoy to India Tariq Ahmad Karim has asked India to have patience with Dhaka over the issue of handing over India's most wanted separatist rebel, ... Read more...

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ULFA cadre nabbed with Chinese grenade


June 13th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police and the army Wednesday morning arrested one youth and recovered a Chinese grenade from his possession.Police later claimed the youth, ... Read more...

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Two rebels arrested in Meghalaya


June 10th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 10 (IANS) Two Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels were arrested Sunday from Meghalaya's West Garo Hills, police said.Chukat Sangma and Mathew Sangma were arrested from the Purakhasia ... Read more...

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Garo militant nabbed in Meghalaya (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers Tuesday nabbed a militant of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and recovered arms and ammunition from him, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Confident of Myanmar acting tough against NE rebels: India


June 1st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Umsaw (Meghalaya), June 1 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Friday exuded confidence that the Myanmar would act against Indian rebels operating in that country."In the aftermath of our ... Read more...

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Rebels kill policeman, injure three in Meghalaya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 30 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead and three of his colleagues critically wounded in a gunbattle with rebels in a forest area in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills ... 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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Ulfa’s bomb-making unit busted; 2 held


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) Security forces have busted a bomb-making unit of the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and arrested two people in this connection at the ... 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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Assam-Meghalaya border villages to shun militants


May 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Eighty-four villages located on a remote stretch of the Assam-Meghalaya border have now decided to desist any help to militants who frequent the area.The villages, mostly ... Read more...

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Blast in oil pipeline averted in Assam


May 14th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) A major blast in an oil pipeline was averted in Assam's Dibrugarh district Monday when security forces detected two powerful bombs on one of ... Read more...

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Assam ties up with Arunachal to counter Maoist menace


May 10th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) A day after gunning down four Maoists, Assam Police Thursday said they were closely coordinating with security forces in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh to contain the ... Read more...

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Teesta, extradition pact high on agenda of India-Bangladesh talks


May 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are set to hold the maiden meeting of their newly-minted joint commission Monday that will seek to accelerate bilateral ties across ... Read more...

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Gogoi follows Mamata, plans government channel in Assam


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said his government would soon have its ... Read more...

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Five anti-talk ULFA cadres nabbed


April 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Five cadres of the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested by police in two separate incidents in Upper Assam's Tinsukia ... Read more...

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Assam should become a growth engine: PM


April 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dispur/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday inaugurated the platinum ... Read more...

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PM to visit Assam amid shutdown


April 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertakes a daylong visit to Assam Friday amid a shutdown called by the anti-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front ... Read more...

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