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Qaeda calls for fresh attacks, US pulls some embassy staff


Al-Qaeda called for fresh attacks against US targets in the Arab world and the West, as Washington said it was pulling non-essential embassy staff out of Sudan and Tunisia.

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No genuine Indian will be harassed: Assam CM


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that no genuine Indian citizen will be harassed in the name of being a foreigner and accused the BJP and the state's main Opposition AUDF of trying to divide the society.

Illiteracy leading to high birth rate among Muslims: Gogoi


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday dismissed the suggestion that illegal migration from Bangladesh has led to high growth of Muslim population in the state but blamed illiteracy for the high birth rate among the community.

Villagers clash with police over marriage of minors

At least a dozen persons, including policemen, were injured when villagers went berserk against a forcible marriage of two minors belonging to separate communities of Adra and Sultana villages in Haza

Anti-immigrant call drowns Assam

While trouble-torn Bodoland Territorial Council areas are now returning to normal, polarisation against immigrants has intensified outside BTC areas and Upper Assam districts.

Hundreds of people in

No let-up in Assam violence


Fresh incidents of violence on Sunday rocked strife-torn Lower Assam districts leaving one person dead in Dhubri and two injured in Kokrajhar even as protestors blocked a national highway in the state

All party delegation to visit Assam as part of confidence building


An all party delegation will visit violence-hit Assam's Dhubri district on Monday as part of confidence building measures.

Fresh violence breaks out in Assam

Violence flared up afresh in Assam’s Kokrajhar region on Saturday, with an armed mob killing five people in Chirang district, under the Bodoland Territorial Council, and two other bodies being recover

Five more killed in lower Assam

Five persons were killed in fresh violence in lower Assam's Chirang district on Saturday taking the toll to 85 since ethnic trouble erupted last month.

The five were stabbed to death at around 5:30

Ruling BPF MLA arrested for Assam violence

An MLA of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), which is an ally of the ruling Congress in Assam, was arrested in the wee hours on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the recent violence in the state.


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