Everything you need to know about Assam Rifles: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Assam Rifles: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) A bearcat, a rare species of climbing mammal, was captured in Assam's Nagaon district and shifted to a rehabilitation centre, officials said Wednesday.
Golaghat (Assam), May 20 (ANI): Two poachers were arrested over the weekend by forest department officials in Assam's Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary for attempting to poach single-horned rhinoceros.
Guwahati, May 20 (ANI): Voting is on for 28 seats of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council in Assam today.
Assam board has declared the class 12 HSSLC results 2013 today i.e 20th May, 2013, at 10:00 AM.
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) An Assamese documentary film has been selected to be archived at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, an official said here Sunday.
Bokahat (Assam), May 19 (ANI): Irate over rampant killings of endangered one-horned rhinoceros Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) staged protests in Assam.
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years.
Srinagar, May 18 (ANI): A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed on Saturday during an infiltration bid by militants in the Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District.
Assam board class 12th results 2013 are likely to be declared by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) on May 20 at 10 a.m.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) State-owned energy major ONGC Friday said there is a huge scope of upward revision of the shale gas estimates for the country.
Assam board class 10th results 2013 will be declared today by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam today on May 12
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A woman Maoist cadre was arrested here and a man detained for alleged links with the rebels, police said Thursday.
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) The Assam government might take up the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) throughout the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has turned down a proposal to allow the army to take over the command of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in the wake of a recent incursion by Chinese troops in the Ladakh region.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The central government has sought from all states the number of Muslim youths involved in terror cases lodged in jails, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Wednesday while favouring fast track courts to deal with such cases.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not have any cash in hand and owns a 1996 Maruti car, unlike many of his colleagues.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who submitted his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat from here today, expressed his gratitude to Assam for sending him to the upper house and said that he would do all possible to accelerate the state's economy so as to eliminate poverty.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh filed his nomination for a fifth consecutive term in the Rajya Sabha here Wednesday.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha here Wednesday, informed sources said.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday submitted his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires later in the month.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires next month, will arrive in Guwahati today to file his nomination for a fresh term.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires next month, will arrive in Guwahati on Wednesday to file his nomination for a fresh term.
Silchar (Assam), May 14 (IANS) The government must try to bring higher education closer to the people in remote areas and remove the imbalances across regions and sections of society, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Tuesday.
Silchar (Assam), May 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee attended the annual convocation of Assam University today at Silchar.
Guwahati, May 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Asom Ratna award (posthumously) to Late Indira Goswami and the Srimanta Shankardeva award for the year 2008 to Sharmila Tagore at a function here on Monday.
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday termed women as the symbol of peace, love, humanity and dignity, while calling for measures to ensure they get recognition for their "selfless work" as well as the "respect and courtesy they deserve".
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a three-day visit to Assam and Nagaland from today.
Guwahati, May 12 (ANI): A rhino has falled prey to illegal poaching in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.The carcass of the dead rhino was located yesterday in the area of Doramari.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a three-day visit to Assam and Nagaland from Monday, said an official statement here.
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a two-day visit to Assam from Monday, his first to the state after assuming the country's top post, it was announced here Sunday.
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Forest officials in Assam's Kaziranga National Park found two carcasses of one-horned rhinos from two locations, officials said Saturday.
Guwahati, May 10 (ANI): The decline of insurgent activities in the northeast has led to a surge in developmental activities.
Guwahati, May 10 (ANI): The countrywide boom in the real estate sector is now visible in the northeast, especially in Assam, which has fast emerged as an investment hotspot.
Imphal, May 10 (ANI): Militancy is declining in the northeast due to consistent efforts made by the Central and State Governments.
Gournar village (Tripura), May 10 (ANI): The Assam Rifles is working consistently to improve the lives of people in the northeast, including Tripura.
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) A Maoist leader who embraced Maoism way back in 1967 has been finally arrested in Assam, police said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires on June 14 with the Election Commission today announcing the election for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam will be held on May 30.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A delegation of the Northeast Students' Organisation (NESO) Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and expressed opposition to the proposed land swap deal between India and Bangladesh.
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Left Front government in the northeastern state of Tripura has decided to ask the CBI to probe the illegal activities of the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Two men were arrested here for allegedly submitting fake bank guarantees and audit reports to get a government contract from Assam Rifles, police said Tuesday.
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Assam's annual plan outlay for 2013-14 has been fixed at Rs.12,500 crore, a statement said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said that militancy in the northeastern region is losing its grip and influence among the people due to consistent efforts made by the Centre and state governments to counter and eliminate various ultra outfits.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government has constituted a state-level committee to look into the grievances of weavers in Assam, Minister of State for Textiles Panabaaka Lakshmi said Monday.
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), May 6 (ANI): The Chinese Army's withdrawl from the Daulat Beg Oldie sector in Ladakh Sunday after a 20-day tricky incursion, may have served Beijing's purpose well ahead of Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India towards the end of this month, but it raises a pertinent question mark on whether India's frontiers are secure?
Bijni (Assam), May 6 (ANI): Police and paramilitary personnel in Bijni town of Assam diffused two improvised explosive device, while non-political student's body said that it was an attempt to tarnish its image as the bombs were found within the compound of the dilapidated house, which was once its office.
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) A three-day exercise has begun in Assam's Kaziranga National Park to monitor the exact number of Eastern Swamp Deer there, an official said Friday.
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Tea production in Assam's Barak valley recorded a sharp decline during the months of March and April compared to same period last year mainly because of the drought conditions prevailing in the area, an official statement said.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Conservator Aparajita Datta has won the Whitley Award, also called "Green Oscar", for her work to save threatened hornbills in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh.
Pune, May 2 (IANS) Unseeded Pareen Shivekar and Utkarsh Bharadwaj continued their brilliant runs to reach the finals of the Girls and Boys singles, respectively, in the Om Dalvi Memorial ATF Asian Under-14 Series tennis tournament here Thursday.
Guwahati, May 2 (ANI): Around 342 players from different parts of the country, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the Fifth edition of Jugal the Kishore Newatia Memorial International Chess Championship in Guwahati.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved a Rs.11,000 crore plan to modernise the seven central paramilitary forces, including the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The curfew imposed in parts of Golapara district in Assam after police firing two days ago was lifted Wednesday for seven hours.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chief U.K. Sinha has said that he and his colleagues are working hard to ensure that small investors' savings are not put to risk.
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) Security forces averted a major tragedy on the outskirts of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar Tuesday by detecting and defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Srinagar-Muzzafarabad highway.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Lyricist-writer Gulzar has been appointed the new chancellor of Assam University.
Guwahati, April 30 (ANI): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team will meet Assam Police officials in Guwahati on Tuesday to discuss the chit fund scam issue.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In the face of stiff criticism by opposition parties over the India-Bangladesh land-swap deal, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said it will, in fact, serve the state's interest in tackling infiltration, smuggling and promoting trade relations between the two countries.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured Monday after police opened fire to disperse an irate mob in Assam, forcing the administration to impose indefinite curfew in the violence-affected area.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Two people were killed and at least six injured in police firing in Assam Monday, an official said.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Scam-ridden Saradha Group boss Sudipta Sen, arrested for being the alleged kingpin of the multi-billion rupee chit fund scam, was grilled by Assam Police in the cases of fraud and forgery lodged against him in the state, police sources here said Sunday.
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) People hurled shoes, sandals and empty water bottles at Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain in Western Assam's Chirang district Sunday after he hit out at All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Moulana Badaruddin Ajmal in a speech.
Guwahati, April 28 (ANI): Assam state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged protests in Guwahati over the recurring poaching of one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National park and other sanctuaries.
Kaziranga, (Assam) April 27 (IANS) A male wild buffalo was returned to the forest Saturday after over two years of human care, a wildlife official said.
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) The Assam Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the state police on the April 19 shootout between ULFA cadres and security forces in which four people were killed in Tinsukia district, an official said Saturday.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee conferred one 'Kirti Chakra' and twelve 'Shaurya Chakras' to armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): In wake of the controversy surrounding the chit-fund scam involving Saradha Group in West Bengal, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has pointed out the need for curbing unauthorised collection of deposits.
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police, CRPF and the intelligence wing of the army Friday arrested two top Maoists from Jorabat area along the Assam-Meghalaya border, an official said.
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Friday denied the allegations Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen made against him in a letter to the CBI and said he planned to send him a legal notice.
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): In a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Member of Parliament from the state of Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy has appealed to him to order a probe into the fraudulent activities of hundreds of so-called financial institutions operating across the entire North East region.
New Delhi/Guwahati, April 26 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against the West Bengal-based Saradha Chit Fund.
Kolkata, April 25 (ANI): A Kolkata sub-divisional magistrate's court on Thursday placed Ponzi king Sudipto Sen and two other accused in 14 days police custody for their role in the perpetrating the Saradha Chit Fund scam.
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Arrested Saradha group chairman and managing director Sudipta Sen has named two Trinamool Congress MPs and some Congress leaders, including the advocate wife of a union minister , in an 18-page letter to the CBI.
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said he may recommend a CBI probe against chit fund companies for duping people, even as his government ordered a crackdown on such firms, including West Bengal based Saradha Group.
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) After West Bengal, duped investors of the Saradha Group in Assam came out on to the streets in protest Tuesday, leading the administration to seal several offices of the company after mobs broke in and ransacked them.
Guwahati, Apr. 23 (ANI): The northeast is known for producing quality silk. An expo was held recently in Guwahati to promote products made of pure silk.
Guwahati, Apr. 23 (ANI): The Assam Rifles has been training its commandos in Tripura for counter insurgency operations in the northeast.
Guwahati, Apr. 23 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has recently urged all militant outfits, which are a hurdle in the growth and development of the state, to join peace talks.
Silchar (Assam), April 22 (ANI): The mother of the nine-year old girl who was raped and murdered, has claimed that her daughter's throat was slit with a knife and was left to die.
Cachar (Assam), April 22 (ANI): A nine-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two unidentified persons in Assam's Cachar on Monday police said.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It is tough to give a modern look to India's age-old fabrics and crafts, but the joy of giving a new life to "forgotten" art forms is incomparable and "satisfying", says fashion industry veteran Niki Mahajan, who is reviving the dying Lucknowi craft of Mukaish Badla.
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) The Assam government has provided security to the state's popular singer Zubeen Garg despite his reluctance following the threat from the anti-talk faction of the ULFA for defying its diktat against singing Hindi songs during the Bihu festivities.
Guwahati, Apr. 19 (ANI): With the government laying emphasis on empowerment of youth in the northeast, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Institute in Assam has organized a number of training programmes to motivate and guide youth towards a better future.
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Two cadres of ULFA's anti-talk faction, a civilian and a policeman were killed in a gun battle between the security forces and militants in Assam's Tinsukia district Friday.
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The ULFA's anti-talk faction led by Paresh Baruah Thursday threatened popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg with dire consequences for defying its diktat that asked all the singers and artistes not to sing or perform Hindi songs on stage during the Bihu festival.
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) An Indian army soldier was killed in a gun battle with militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam's Sonitpur district Wednesday, officials said.
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Troopers of Tripura's elite counter-insurgency trained force, the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) will provide security during the upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka, an official said Wednesday.
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A seven-member CBI team has arrived in Assam to probe the poaching of rhinos, an official said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Strong tremors rocked large parts of north India, including the national capital and its adjoining areas, Tuesday evening following a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the Pakistan-Iran border. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) Two moderate intensity earthquakes hit Assam and other parts of the northeast region Tuesday. There were no reports of any casualty.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Odisha Tuesday, an official said. No loss of life or damage to property was reported.
New Delhi, April 16 (ANI): The Indian Army is one of the very few armed forces in the world which has been kept on its toes since Independence, engaged in the task of defending the country against foreign aggressors as also helping the government in maintaining peace and order.
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale shook India's northeast Tuesday morning. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday there was a declining trend in militant violence in the state.
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dance and merrymaking marked the first day of the week-long Rongali Bihu, the most colourful festival of Assam.
London, Apr. 14 (ANI): Google head Eric Schmidt has called for regulation of civilian drone technology, warning about privacy and security concerns.
Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) Poachers in Assam have killed 17 rhinos already this year, officials said Friday. The latest carcass with the missing horn was found a day after a trial run of an aerial vehicle was completed over the Kaziranga National Park for tracking poachers.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The president and prime minister Friday greeted the nation on the harvest festivals Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu celebrated in various parts of the ciountry.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) TV actress Mitali Nag, who made her acting debut with "Afsar Bitiya", will be seen in a special segment of "Fear Files". She admits that paranormal activities fascinate her.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of traditional harvest festivals Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu, and hoped it will usher in peace and prosperity for all.