9.00 PM Sunday: Two passengers of a Guwahati-bound special train carrying Northeast Indians fleeing Bangalore were killed and seven others injured on Sunday after they were beaten up and pushed out by unidentified persons, reported PTI.
6:00 PM Saturday: Home Secretary RK Singh said that the morphed photos believed to have instigated attacks and panic originated from Pakistan.
9:00 AM Saturday: 9 fresh assaults and intimation cases registered in Bangalore. 8 people held for assaulting and threatening people from Northeast.
6:00 PM Friday: Police arrested three people under section 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for attacking two boys from Manipur on Friday. The boys lodged complaint at Wilson Garden police station following the assault.
5:00 PM Friday: Five people arrested in Bangalore for spreading rumours.
1:52 PM Friday: Government bans bulk SMS, MMS for 15 days .
12:10 PM Friday: Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta said in Lok Sabha that the attacks could have an impact on terrorist activities in Northeast as it's the youth who are being attacked.
12:00 PM Friday: Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan questioned in Lok Sabha why Northeastern people go out for employment. He requested minister Kapil Sibal to start more educational institutions in the region.
11:56 PM Friday: PM said that people from North East have as much right to live, work and study in any part of the country as any other citizen of the country. "We are one, we will do everything to provide security to the people from North East," he said.
11:33 AM Friday: Speaking in the parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that North East issue is a sensitive one and those responsible for spreading rumours should be punished
11:00 AM Friday: Hot debate in Parliament over North East issue. BJP said parliament must unite over North East issue and just assurance won't do. It asks state government to co-operate.
11:00 AM Friday: Exodus of North Eastern people from states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh storm the parliament.
10.30 AM Friday: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said in parliament on North East issue: "We must rise above politics and tackle North East issue."
6:00 PM Thursday: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reassures protection to north eastern people staying in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. He said, "We must work together to ensure that all people from other states do not feel threatened by rumour mongering and SMSes. We have to maintain peace at any cost."
5:00 PM Thursday: Pune police have arrested thirteen people for allegedly attacking Northeastern students in Pune last week. They have asked the Muslim community to disregard the doctored MMS clip that's believed to trigger the violence. A case has been filed against the person who circulated the clip.
5:40 PM Thursday: Sources said government has asked agencies to monitor social networking sites on Assam following rumours that led to fleeing of people from North East India from Indian cities.
3.00 PM Thursday: VS D'Souza, a nodal officer appointed by the Karnataka police, told IBTimes: "Bangalore is quite peaceful and everything is just rumours. We haven't received any such complaints from anyone till now. We have spoken to them and assured protection. Police officials are now patrolling areas such as Koramangala, Neelasandra, Ejipura, JP Nagar, Jayanagar, and other areas which have a denser population of north-eastern communities.
3:40 PM Thursday: Many people from North East left Hyderabad in the last few days following rumours of attacks on the people from the region.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Tirumal Rao said that almost 45 percent of the north eastern people staying in the city have left for their home towns in the last 4-5 days. He asks people from the North East not to panic.
Police have provided helpline numbers in case of any intimidation or violence: 9490617100 and 9490617370
1:45 PM Thursday: The Intelligence Bureau and Karnataka Police have begun investigation into the source of rumours that led to the fleeing of thousands of north eastern people from Bangalore.
12:50 PM Thursday: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi appealed to the people from north east not to panic because of rumours that are doing the rounds.
12: 40 PM Thursday: MPs from north east to mean UPA chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the issues related to north eastern people in various cities.
11:20 PM Thursday: BJP President Nitin Gadkari said that the government should take strong action against the anti-India elements and stop the fleeing of north eastern people from Karnataka. He said that the opposition party will take up the issue in the Parliament.
North-East People Flee Bangalore in Thousands
Thousands of people from the north-eastern states left Bangalore city for their home towns on Wednesday night following rumours that they would be attacked after Ramzan and many more are expected to leave the city in the days to come.
Sources said that miscreants threatened the north eastern people staying in Bangalore to leave the city or face violence, thus causing panic among the people from the region.
The mass exodus of the north eastern people from Bangalore comes just on the heels of clash between the Bodos and the illegal immigrants in Assam, which apparently led to the recent attacks on the people from the region in Pune.
"Two special trains were arranged on Wednesday night and more than 6800 people have left for their home town," a railway official told IB Times on condition of anonymity. "Thousands of people have booked the tickets and if required more special trains will be arranged."
Following news of attacks on people from North East, people back home are asking their near and dear ones to return home.
"There are rumours that after ramzan there might be some attack. Even our relatives and family members in our hometown are worried for our safety and calling us back for security reasons," Nathaniel Sangma, a 22-year-old north-east student from Bangalore University, told IB Times.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government and the police department have assured protection to the north eastern people staying in the city.