Bodoland

  • Assam: Bodoland People's Front breaks ties with Congress June 26, 2014

    Guwahati: In what could prove to be a setback for the Congress party in Assam, the Bodoland People's Front ended its age old alliance with the party on Thursday. The 13-year-old alliance between the Congress and BPF ran the administration in Assam's troubled Bodoland. BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary cited non-co-operation from...
  • Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 in Assam violence May 12, 2014

    One more body was recovered on Monday in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Congress' ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF). The body of a 65-year-old lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in...
  • Assam killings: Gogoi to snap ties with BPF if charges prove to be correct May 7, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his government will break the alliance with Bodoland People's Front (BPF), if allegations of the Hagrama Mohilary-led party's involvement in killing Muslims are found to be true. "I will severe the ties with BPF if they are actually involved in killing the Muslims....
  • Assam violence: More bodies found, 15 still missing after massacre May 7, 2014

    Guwahati: The police searched for 15 missing people on Wednesday after finding bodies of a baby girl and a woman floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred India's general election. India is in the home stretch of a...
  • Kokrajhar violence: Security forces kill 2 suspected Bodo militants May 4, 2014

    Kokrajhar: The CRPF, Army and Assam state police on Sunday shot down two alleged NDFB-Songbjit militants suspected of being involved in Kokrajhar violence in a combined operation in Sonitpur district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh. Two pistols and grenade have been recovered from the militants and the search is still on. With...
  • Politicising West Assam violence will be recipe for disaster May 3, 2014

    As Assam's Bodo Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) staggers under multiple militant attacks and arson, the political games being played by remote and largely oblivious players will only aggravate an already volatile situation. While the Congress in power in Guwahati and Delhi has been doing what it does best - issuing milk-and-water...
  • Assam: Army called in, curfew imposed as Bodo militants kill 23 May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The Army has been called in and curfew imposed in parts of Assam after 23 people including women and children were killed by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants in separate attacks in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts. According to the police, heavily armed NDFB militants fired indiscriminately in the...
  • Assam: Former militant, ex-NSG boss, tribal strongman in the fray from Kokrajhar March 22, 2014

    The Northeast, with its numerous insurgencies, is no stranger to former militants trying out their electoral fortunes. In Assam's restive Kokrajhar constituency, however, a curious triangular contest is shaping up this Parliamentary election season, pitting a senior former ULFA leader against one of the most firebrand leaders of the Bodoland...
  • LS polls: Congress, BJP, AIUDF key players in Assam March 13, 2014

    Guwahati: A direct contest between the ruling Congress and the BJP is on the cards for a majority of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam going to poll, though the All India United Democratic Front is likely to do good in the minority-dominated seats. The house of Asom Gana Parishad,...
  • MHA sets up panel to look into the demand for Bodoland state February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday set up a committee headed by former home secretary GK Pillai to look into the demands of a separate Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The panel headed by the former home secretary will submit its report in nine...
  • Assam's ethnic clashes: 1,327 families yet to be rehabilitated February 11, 2014

    The Assam government on Tuesday admitted that over 1,300 families, who were affected during the ethnic clashes in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in 2012, were yet to be rehabilitated. In a written reply to the Assam Legislative Assembly, state revenue and disaster management minister Prithibi Majhi said that a...
  • Centre asks Assam to act over abduction, killing incidents December 11, 2013

    Kokrajhar/Guwahati: As a fallout of the recent reports of abductions and killings in Assam, the Centre has asked the state government to do the status check on the current situation in the state. In the last five months 15 people have been abducted from the Bodoland Territorial Areas District. The incidents...
  • Demand for small states rises, protesters call for blockades in Assam August 16, 2013

    Guwahati: A series of protests have been organised in the North East in the wake of the announcement for a new statehood for Telangana on Friday. Protesters in Assam are planning on blocking several crucial roads and railways in a bid to cut off the entire North Eastern region from...
  • Grenade blast in Assam's Chirang district on Independence day, no casualties August 15, 2013

    For the second time in as many days, a grenade blast occurred in lower Assam's Chirang district on Thursday. The militants hurled the grenade at the All Minority Students Union office at Bagorgaon village under Bijni police station at around 8.45 am, official sources said. The anti-talk National Democratic Front of...
  • I am not going to divide Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi August 9, 2013

    Titabor: Rejecting demands to divide Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said all ethnic groups need to stay united. "I am not going to divide Assam. We all need to live together. Stop bandh culture and go for work culture," Gogoi exhorted. "When we are one others will fear to...
  • Assam: People demand four separate state, protests continue August 6, 2013

    Guwahati: The Telangana decision has given rise to demands for smaller states in Assam. The situation continues to remain tense and normal life has been thrown out of gear in the state as different organisations raise demand for four separate states - a state for the Bodos, one for the...
  • Telangana, demand for smaller states likely to rock Parliament again August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: After a stormy start to the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Monday, the Telangana issue is likely to disrupt both houses of Parliament again on Tuesday. On Monday in the Rajya Sabha, Congress MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh derailed business forcing adjournments four times. They were...
  • Parl fails to function on day 1 over ruckus on Telangana August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The first day of Monsoon session of Parliament was marred on Monday by uproarious scenes over the decision to form Telangana even as the government said substantive and procedural issues related to the new state would be dealt with in a Cabinet note being prepared. There were also demands...
  • Bodoland stir: Life hit in Assam, violence in Karbi Anglong August 5, 2013

    Guwahati: Normal life was paralysed in lower Assam and Karbi Anglong on Monday with violence and disruption of train services marking the beginning of bandhs by different organisations demanding a separate Bodoland. A 48-hour bandh by All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) and another 1500-hour Assam strike, the longest so far in the...
  • Assam: Violent protest for more states continue August 5, 2013

    Guwahati: Protests for the creation of more states by dividing Assam on the lines of Telangana have got violent. Several government offices have been torched and rail tracks have been removed in Karbi Anglong district of Assam by the violent protesters. Police said the office of the additional chief engineer of...
  • Assam govt orders shoot-at-sight following violent statehood protest August 4, 2013

    Dispur: A week after the Congress Working Committee endorsed the decision of separate state of Telangana, statehood demands were growing in Assam as well where the agitaton for Bodoland autonomy has picked up. But Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi remains adamant and said there will be no division. Taking a cue from...
  • Assam: Bandh called for separate Bodoland, train services affected August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The trains services to the North East in Bodoland have been disrupted due to the bandh called for separate statehood. Several trains including Brahmaputra Mail, Garibrath have been stranded at New Jalpaiguri railway station. The passengers are having a difficult time due to the delays. Meanwhile, Assam Chief...
  • Assam: Protests over Bodoland, Karbi Anglong intensify, 2 dead August 2, 2013

    Guwahati: After Bodoland, there is now growing clamour for a separate Karbi Anglong council in Assam. The situation in Karbi Anglong district is tense as protestors have stepped up their agitation for a new state. Two people have died in violent protests while 20 have been injured. Agitators demanding an autonomous...
  • Will Telangana announcement bring other statehood demands to the fore? July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time when the Congress is highly likely to announce a separate state of Telangana, Darjeeling is also witnessing a 72-hour bandh by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha over its demand for a separate Gorkhaland. The question is whether the declaration of Telangana as a separate state will...
  • Assam blasts: Main accused Daimary gets bail April 14, 2013

    Guwahati: Five years after the deadliest terror attack in Assam that killed 100 and injured 300 the main accused National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) chairman Ranjan Daimary has got bail. Daimary was handed over by Bangladesh in 2010. The CBI did not oppose bail for Daimary. A clear hint that...
  • Assam: Powerful blast on railway tracks in Kokrajhar February 3, 2013

    Kokrajhar: Passengers of the Howrah-Guwahati down Garibrath Express had a providential escape on Sunday when a powerful bomb exploded on the railway tracks minutes after it passed Goabari in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district. There was no casualty or injury. The bomb suspected to have been planted by the anti-talk faction of...
  • Congress expels Assam leader arrested for raping a woman January 4, 2013

    Guwahati: In a swift move, the ruling Congress on Thursday expelled a local party leader in the Bodoland area of Assam who has been accused of raping a mother of two. Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Congress Committee chief convener Bikramsingh Brahma allegedly entered the woman's house forcefully at around 2 am...
  • Assam: Congress leader allegedly rapes woman January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment to the Congress ahead of the panchayat elections in February, a case has been registered against a local party leader in the Bodoland area of Assam for allegedly raping a woman on Thursday morning. Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Congress Committee chief convener Bikramsingh Brahma allegedly...
  • Special drive to seize illegal arms in Assam: Gogoi November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Assam government has launched a special drive to seize illegal arms allegedly being kept by different groups in some areas, including Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). "It is a fact that there are illegal arms in Assam. Not only in BTC areas but in other areas also. Many groups are...
  • Congress, BPF ties to continue in Assam: Digvijaya November 21, 2012

    Guwahati: The alliance between the Congress and Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) which runs the administration in Assam's troubled Bodoland will continue, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Tuesday amid reports of strain in ties over the arrest of a local council member. The BPF is in power in Bodoland Territorial...