BODO TRIBALS

  • Kokrajhar remains tense after top Bodo leader's arrest November 19, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The police crackdown on people behind the second round of violence in Kokrajhar in Assam led to the arrest of a key Bodo leader on Saturday. It does seem that the Congress is desperate to distance itself from its coalition partner in the state, the Bodoland People's Front. ULFA in...
  • Assam: 1 killed, 4 injured in grenade blast in Kokrajhar October 24, 2012

    Kokrajhar: One person was killed and four others were injured when unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade at a busy place in Assam's Chirang district on Wednesday evening, officials said. The miscreants came in a car and hurled the grenade towards a group of people around 6.30 pm near a...
  • Minorities body slams Gogoi for remarks on Muslims September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Wajahat Habibullah on Sunday took on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his remarks against Muslims in the state in an interview. Gogoi, in an interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, blamed illiteracy amongst Muslims for their population growth. Saying...
  • Assam violence: Centre to send 7member team August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre is to send a sevenmember team to the violence affected districts of Assam on Tuesday. The team will be in the region for three days to assist the state government in its rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Nearly 76 people were killed and over five lakh rendered homeless...
  • Assam: Lowkey Eid in relief camps August 20, 2012

    An uneasy calm prevails amongst the relief camps of Assam as people have no other option but to stay put on Eid amidst tight security. ...
  • Cong's votebank politics behind NE strife: BJP August 19, 2012

    Indore: Blaming the Centre for the violence in Assam and the subsequent exodus of Northeast Indians from various parts of the country to their home states, the BJP on Sunday said the "votebank" politics of Congress was "weakening" the country. "Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are crossing over to India in large numbers....
  • Assam: 'Rehabilitate Muslims after verification' August 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Two Bodo groups including the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) protalk faction on Saturday demanded that the Assam government verify the citizenship status of the Bengalispeaking Muslims, displaced during last month's clashes, before rehabilitating them. The protalk faction of the NDFB, also known as NDFB (Progressive) and People's Joint...
  • Assam: Fresh violence in Kokrajhar, 3 shot dead August 7, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Three people were shot dead near riotaffected Kokrajhar region of Assam on Monday night, in the second such incident in two days. Police and paramilitary forces were rushed to the affected areas. On Sunday, four people were killed in a similar act of violence, ending ten days of relative calm in...
  • Assam: BodoMuslim antagonism unravelled July 30, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Home Minister P Chidambaram and senior BJP leader LK Advani are expected to visit the violencehit areas of Assam, including Kokrajhar, on Monday. It's been a week since the Bodos and the Muslims clashed in Kokrajhar, before the violence spread to surrounding areas leaving over 40 dead and over...
  • Assam violence: Relief camps swell with refugees July 28, 2012

    Bongaigaon: Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gets set to visit Assam on Saturday, reports suggest more than 2 lakh refugees are now living in refugee camps. On Wednesday, a baby was born in the camp near Biathamari. However, the mother is yet to get baby food. Electricity remains a problem...