BODOS

  • Watch: The inside story of Assam violence January 30, 2015

    On 23rd Dec, 80 adivasis were massacred in Assam allegedly by the militants. NIA was given the investigation and the Sonbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland has been held responsible for the bloodbath of 23rd December. CNN-IBN got an exclusive glimpse into their training camp, it shows them...
  • News 360: Kiran Bedi joins BJP, to contest Delhi Assembly elections January 15, 2015

    The BJPs mission Delhi got a shot in the arm, when former top cop and once close Anna aide Kiran Bedi joined the party on Thursday. Kiran Bedi who may well be the face of the BJP will be pitted against her one time collegue Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam...
  • NIA arrests three top Bodo militants linked to Sonitpur killings January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: NIA on Thursday arrested three suspected activists of NDFB-S, including Ajoi Basamutary on whose alleged instructions 36 people were killed in Assam's Sonitpur area in December. In a statement, NIA on Thursday said the three accused were arrested from Kohima on January 14-15 night and had been taken on...
  • Assam violence: Bodo militants accused of Adivasi killings arrested January 9, 2015

    Guwahati: Two dreaded National Democratic Feseration of Bodoland-Songbijit militant leaders responsible for the massacres of Adivasis have been arrested along with four of their associates and a large quantity of arms seized from their possession, a senior police officer said on Friday. "NDFB-S Kokrajhar platoon 'second-in-command' Mithinga and Khuren along with...
  • Heavy firing between NDFB (S) militants, Assam Rifles in Sonitpur; no casualty so far January 2, 2015

    Tezpur: An encounter on Friday took place between National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)-Songbijit militants and 12 Assam Rifles personnel in Itakhola area of Assam's Sonitpur district along Arunachal Pradesh. However, there has been no report of any injury or casualty so far, sources said. Heavy firing was reported, but there...
  • Bodo community continues to fight for a separate identity in Assam's conflict zone December 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam is relatively calm with no fresh reports of violence but with thousands remaining in relief camps. They say they wont go back home until they get police protection. Sections of Adivasis and Bodos, two ends of the political spectrum fled from their villages to take shelter in these...
  • Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack. State Home Commissioner Prateek Hajela on Sunday said...
  • President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable. State Congress president Anjan Dutta told mediapersons that law and order situation in Assam was controlled only after the Congress came to power...
  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam remained peaceful on Sunday with no fresh incidents reported as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the situation calling for intensifying confidence- building measures in the wake of death of 81 people in NDFB(S) militant attack, retaliatory violence and police firing. The Chief Minister has directed Assam Director General of...
  • Deadly attacks by Bodo militant in Assam, long road to peace for tribals December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: In the aftermath of the deadly attacks by Bodo militants in Assam that claimed 78 lives, thousands of tribals fled their homes in fear and are now residing in makeshift shelters as they have been reduced to refugees in their own land. Battling in the cold with no food,...
  • Tarun Gogoi government's attitude responsible for militant activities, says BJP December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday condemned Tarun Gogoi's government for not doing enough work in the state to stop such incidents. Singh said, "Gogoi's government has tumultuous approach towards militants. Congress's...
  • Three days after massacre in Assam, Army to go all out against Bodo militants December 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after the massacre in Assam, the Army will intensify its operations and will be moving extra forces to the state. The Bodo militant attack has claimed 78 lives in the state. Almost 60 companies are operating in the state and the Army is planning to start an all-out...
  • Army Chief to visit violence-torn Assam on Saturday December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: As Army vowed to intensify its operation in Assam where tribals were massacred by Bodo millitants, General Dalbir Singh Suhag has decided to visit the violence-hit state on Saturday. Normal life in Assam was on Friday affected by a 12-hour bandh called by several organisations including some tribal outfits...
  • Army mounts offensive against militants in Assam, International borders sealed December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the violence in Assam, Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday to discuss the situation in the strife-torn state. General Suhag said that it was a review meeting over the security in Assam. "We are definitely going to...
  • Centre failed to perceive Assam's grim situation: Shiv Sena December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, the Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the Centre saying that it has till date failed to understand the grim situation in the north-eastern state. The Sena also said that the issue of violence in...
  • Assam violence: No talks with NDFB (S), says Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 68 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with NDFB...
  • Rajnath Singh's helicopter develops technical snag, makes emergency landing at Tezpur IAF airbase December 25, 2014

    Tezjpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's helicopter on Thursday made an emergency landing at Tezpur IAF airbase after developing a technical snag. Singh's helicopter, which had left for Kokrajhar from the airbase, developed technical problems midair and was forced to return to Tezpur, a senior police officer said. Singh, accompanied by his...
  • Bodo militant attack in Assam an act of terror: Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the Bodo militant attack in Assam and said, "What happened in Assam was an act of terror. Will not adopt a zero tolerance approach towards militancy." The death toll in the attack has risen to 70. ...
  • CM Gogoi flays Assam Chief Secretary for leisure trip after Bodo attacks December 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla was at the centre of a controversy for continuing his family trip and enjoying an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday in the aftermath of massacre of tribals by Bodo militants prompting criticism from Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Local TV channels have been...
  • Illegal migrations, failed 1993 accord to blame for repeated Assam violence December 24, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The presence of multiple communities has always held Assam - a state riddled with sectarian strife since the early 80s - hostage to violence. If the ULFA fought for a separate Assamese identity, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) wanted a sovereign Bodoland by driving out immigrants and...
  • Rajnath visits Guwahati, high alert sounded in Assam after Bodo militant attack kills 68 people December 24, 2014

    Tezpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Guwahati to take stock of the situation arising out of violence in Assam in which 68 people have been killed so far. A high alert has been issued in the state after separate incidents of violence since Tuesday evening. While 62 people were...
  • Death toll in Bodo militant attack rises to 50, Assam CM Gogoi directs forces to act against killers December 24, 2014

    Tezpur: The death toll in the attack by Bodo militants in Assam has risen to 50. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Sonitpur district after suspected Bodo militants attacked several areas across five locations in Assam. "Indefinite curfew has been clamped in the areas in the jurisdiction of Dhekiajuli,...
  • 471 people died in communal clashes in Assam since 2001: Centre August 4, 2014

    Guwahati: As many as 471 persons lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. Replying to a query by AGP MLA Keshab Mahanta during the Question Hour in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain...
  • Assam killings: Little to celebrate for those at relief camps this Eid July 29, 2014

    Baksa: In the midst of the Lok Sabha Elections earlier this year, 38 villagers were killed by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district. Camped in a cramped relief camp in Khagrabari village, the displaced community of Muslims has little to celebrate this Eid. The mighty Beki river has been...
  • Militants flee to Bhutan after Assam massacre: Police May 8, 2014

    Guwahati: Several homes and stores in Assam were set on fire by unidentified persons, police said, the latest attack in an area where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre last week. The unrest on Wednesday night comes towards the end of a marathon national election that has heightened ethnic and...
  • Assam: Survivors of the Bodo militant attack recount the horror May 6, 2014

    The survivors of the Bodo militant attack, which left 32 people dead, are still living in constant fear. Militants had set the entire Baksa village on fire. The survivors have moved to make shift relief camps along the river. Their only demand is of basic human security but unfortunately easy...
  • Assam: Survivors of Bodo militant attacks live in fear May 6, 2014

    Khagrabari: Days after the violence in Assam which left 32 people dead, the victims of the Bodo militant attacks now face an uncertain future. CNNIBN's Arijit Sen travelled to Baksa where it all started to meet with the victims of the Bodo militant attacks. Safina, her daughter Jasmina and her two...
  • Following minister's plea, funeral held for 19 Assam victims May 4, 2014

    Salbari After initial refusal, family of 19 people killed by Bodo militants on Sunday buried their dead after the Assam government assured to punish the culprits and provide security to the people living in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). Assam Cooperation and Border Areas Development Minister Siddique Ahmed visited the affected...
  • Assam violence: Narayanguri stunned to silence with 18 deaths May 4, 2014

    Baksa: As Assam once again reels under violence, villagers in Baksa district's Narayanguri insist that this violence is designed to divide people in the northeastern state. At least 18 people have been killed in the region in the past few day, six of whom were children. The village has been...
  • 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...