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‘Assam leaders involved in Kokrajhar riot’

The investigation into Kokrajhar riot in Assam has taken a new turn with Central Bureau of Investigation finding the hands of top political leaders who were instrumental in instigating the violence of Western Assam in 2012.

8 killed in IED blast in Imphal

Eight people, mostly daily wage workers, were killed and more than five critically wounded when a powerful bomb exploded at Nagamapal area in Imphal West district of Manipur on Friday.

Bodo rebels asked to deposit arms

The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary faction has been asked to deposit their arms and list of cadres to the police to sign a formal suspension of operations agreement with security forces in Assam.

MHA amends policy to resolve ethnic conflicts

In what may be called a major policy decision, the ministry of home affairs has decided to give up the policy of finding community-based solution to the ongoing ethnic strife in Assam.

‘Rahul must be PM candidate’

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi here on Tuesday said that Rahul Gandhi should be projected as the prime ministerial candidate of the party to counter the BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Assam CM to appoint vigilance commissioner

In what may be a serious embarrassment for the Congress party, its government in Assam has vested the power of appointing the vigilance commission with the chief minister.

Assam unrest over inclusion of non-ethnic villages in councils

The ethnic unrest continues to rock Assam with several ethnic and non-tribal groups launching agitation opposing the decision of the government to demarcate various autonomous development councils bes

4 dengue deaths lead to panic in assam

The death of at least four people due to Dengue has created panic with Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi asking the health department and municipal bodies to take urgent steps to check the spread of mosquito.

Assam tea estate manager abducted for extortion

Even after intervention of Prime Minister’s Office, an assistant manager of Corramore Tea Estate, which is owned by Williamson Magor Group, was abducted by suspected National Democratic Front of Bodol

VHP behind Silchar temple desecration in Assam: Gogoi

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi here on Monday said that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was behind the desecration of a Hindu temple in Silchar in southern Assam’s Barak Valley on Sunday that triggered a mob violence.

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