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NDFB-S rebel killed

Security forces claimed to have killed yet another NDFB (S) rebel at an encounter in Karbi Anglong district. The encounter took place at Bogijan area bordering Golaghat in the evening.

Sources told Assam Times that police had to fire upon after they came to see three suspected NDFB (S) militants. A rebel was killed on the spot while two others managed to escape. Police further recovered a pistol, two grenades and seven live cartridges were recovered from the spot.


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Protesters hurt in clash with police in Maibang

25 Jan 2018 - 6:50pm | AT News

HAFLONG: Two persons are battling with dealth at Gauhati Medical College along with nine others when security forces sprang upon a crowd of people as they blocked the rail tracks on Thursday at Maibang near Haflong  alleging a silent move to leave Dima Hasao district in the name of the proposed greater Nagalim.

The incident took place in Maibong where police resorted to open firing to disperse the protestors who allegedly pelted stones at them when the clash took an alarming turn. Mithun Dibragede and Sunujit Sengyung who were critically have been battling to survive at the GMCH while others have been rushed to the local hospitals.


Top ranked police and civil officials have been monitoring the situation after the authorities clamped curfew in the area to bring the situation under control.

"The situation now is under control. We are closely monitoring the situation and we would firmly deal with any attempt to disrupt peace and tranquility,"said a magistrate.

Many organizations in the hills district enforced 12 hour bandh on Thursday in protest against the secret move to annex the Dimasa dominated district in the greater Nagalim. An RSS leader's statement has added fuel to the fire evoking huge protest from all sides.

Hundreds of people in Maibong blocked the rails disrupting the normal movement of the trains.

"We won't leave our strike. We will resume it. The government has suppressed our voice of protest. Wd will not allow Dima Hasao to be annexed into greater Nagalim," said Rupam Hojai, a protester.


12 arrested in Kokrajhar and Baksa

19 Apr 2014 - 11:58pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Police arrested 12 persons from Baksa and Kokrajhar district on Saturday for involving election related incidents.

Eight persons including 5 minor students and three ABSU members last late evening from Nikashi area in Baksa district of Assam.

According to sources police picked up Sonam Boro, 17(class 11), Raja Narzary, 15, (class X), Ajay Ramchiary, 15 (class X), Daoharu Boro, 18(class 12 and Rupul Ramchiary, 17 (class 11). The other three are members of Nilashi unit ABSU- Pranab Narzary, Sushil Ramchiary and Saniram Ramchiary for their alleged involvements in violent activities in pre-poll in the district. 

Meanwhil,  over a 1000 villagers of Daragaon, Dhansripur, Baganpur and Dihira gheraoed Nikashi police outpost demanding unconditional release of eight persons on Saturday.

Police assured released of the school students. 

Mention be made that Baksa witnessed a series of sporadic incident related to election since the last days.  

Meanwhile, police arrested Rafiqul Islam, president of Kokrajhar District committee of All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) and three others members- AikhandarAli, Abu Baktar Ali and Madhu Sheik for indulging violent activities including setting on fire the election office of Bodoland Peoples’ Front(BPF) at Bombrabil in Kokrajhar district this morning. They have been sent to jail.




Al Qaida activits captured in Manipur border

20 Aug 2007 - 8:54am | editor

Imphal : There was always a rumour. Finally there is proof that the Al Qaida activists are operating in Northeast India.

Assam Rifles team engaged in counter insurgency team captured 15 insurgents in the border of Myanmar near Moreh Town in Manipur.The captured militants admitted to having links with the Al Qaida and propogating and collecting funds on its behalf. The 24th batallion of Assam Rifles was involved in this significant operation and it is believed that this would lead them to other operations of the outfit in Northeast India.