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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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High security in Assam after ULFA messages intercepted


September 10th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) Assam Police have intensified security arrangements after intelligence inputs that the anti-dialogue faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Baruah alias ... Read more...

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Thousands of fleeing northeastern people reach Guwahati


August 18th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Frustration and despair etched on their faces at leaving their jobs, thousands of people from the northeast, mostly youth, arrived in Guwahati Saturday on the three ... Read more...

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Armyman held for rape bid in Assam


July 15th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) An armyman has been arrested in Assam for allegedly trying to rape a village girl, police said Sunday.The incident took place in Dolopa village in upper ... Read more...

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Assam’s boat clinics deliver health services - and hope (With images)


July 11th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nalbari (Assam), July 11 (IANS) Amid pouring monsoon rain, men, women and children run alongside the torrential Brahmaputra, waving at people in white coats on a boat. This is their ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team starts to assess damage


July 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) A central team arrived in Assam Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the floods in the state's 27 districts.The first wave of floods and ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to visit flood-hit Assam, toll rises to 61


July 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will make an aerial survey of some of the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a minister ... 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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Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said Thursday.So far, one person has died in ... Read more...

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Tea Board to shift northeast zonal Office to Jorhat


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) The Tea Board of India is to shift its northeast zonal office from Guwahati to Jorhat in Assam, a top official of the board said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Air force rescues eight from stranded boat in Assam


June 27th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Indian Air Force helicopter pilots Wednesday evacuated eight people, including three pregnant women and two doctors, from a boat stuck in the Dibong river near Sadiya ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Gogoi orders rescue of marooned


June 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With floods continuing to wreak havoc in many districts in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday asked state officials to rescue the marooned people on ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Eight Assam districts affected by floods


June 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam has worsened since Sunday with flood waters now affecting eight districts, officials said. No casualties, however, have been reported ... Read more...

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Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam


June 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state ... Read more...

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Fire damages British-era building in Assam


June 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) A devastating fire Sunday morning partially damaged a historical building dating back to the British era in Upper Assam's Jorhat town.The building, built in 1852, was ... Read more...

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Maoist activist nabbed in Assam


June 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A Maoist activist who had received arms training in Bihar was Wednesday arrested from Assam's Guwahati district, police said.Naresh alias Mainul Islam was arrested from Dhirenpara ... Read more...

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Floods hit Assam, over 15,000 affected


June 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Over 15,000 people across Assam were affected by floods triggered by incessant rains in the last two days, and officials Tuesday said water levels of major ... Read more...

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NHRC pulls up Assam over witch hunting, custodial deaths


May 28th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday pulled up the Assam government for the delay in dispensing justice to victims of human rights violations in the ... Read more...

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Accidents kills six in Assam


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) At least six people, including a woman and two children, were killed and over 40 others injured Wednesday when two buses collided in Assam, police said.The ... Read more...

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Explosives, arms found in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and some arms and ammunition were recovered in Assam Thursday.Security forces found the IED near the Aideubari tea estate near Sonari ... Read more...

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After beheading two, seven Assam tribesmen surrender


May 16th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Carrying two severed heads of men, seven people from a tea-tribe community Wednesday surrendered at a police station in Jorhat district, saying they had hacked two ... 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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All northeast militants have a nexus with Maoists: Gogoi


May 11th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said that Maoists operating in the state are hand-in-gloves with other militant outfits in the northeast region."The statement of the ... Read more...

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Assam harried by power woes, CM defends state board


May 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) As Assam has been facing electricity outages of over 16 hours a day, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday came to the rescue of the state ... 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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Four fall sick after consuming wild mushrooms in Assam


April 27th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) At least four people fell ill after consuming wild mushrooms at Borhat under Sonari police station in Upper Assam's Sibsagar district Friday.The four ill persons belong ... Read more...

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Railways battle to complete strategic Brahmaputra bridge by 2015


April 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), April 25 (IANS) The railways are battling time and resource crunch to complete the country's longest 4.94 km rail-cum-road-bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel that will provide ... 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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Montek to push for declaring tea as India’s national drink


April 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea ... Read more...

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Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that ... 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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Blasts on railway track in Asam, no casualties


April 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A few hours ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's scheduled visit to Assam Friday, suspected cadres of anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan’s visit foiled


April 18th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been ... Read more...

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