Kokrajhar Violence

  • Assam: Gogoi visits violence hit districts, death toll reaches 41 May 8, 2014

    Bhangarpar: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday visited violence-hit Baksa and Kokrajhar districts and assured the people that his government would provide them security as five more bodies were recovered taking the toll to 41. Official sources said Gogoi visited the victims in some of the relief camps, including Balapara....
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Situation in Assam tense, Army conducts flag march August 29, 2012

    Guwahati: The Army on Tuesday staged flag marches at various places in BTAD as the AAMSU-sponsored day-long Assam bandh turned violent with government officials and mediapersons attacked leading to imposition of curfew in some areas. Assam IGP (BTAD) SN Singh told PTI "Flag marches by the Army are on at various...
  • Assam: 1 more killed, 2 injured in fresh violence August 26, 2012

    Dhubri/Kokrajhar: Fresh incidents of violence on Sunday rocked strife-torn Lower Assam districts leaving one person dead in Dhubri and two injured in Kokrajhar even as protestors blocked a national highway in the state. Police said that a body with injury marks was found in Sukhanjora village under the Bogribari police station...
  • Assam riots: CBI likely to probe 7 more cases August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Seven cases registered against arrested Assam MLA Pradeep Brahma are likely to be handed over to the CBI, which is already probing seven other cases related to clashes between Bodos and immigrant minorities in the state. Officials said the MLA of the Bodoland Peoples Front, which is an ally...
  • After PMO action, Twitter promises cooperation August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Twitter has promised to cooperate with the government after the Prime Minister's Office complained to it about objectionable content on six accounts resembling the PMO's official account. As the government blocked the six accounts after Twitter took no action, the social networking portal has communicated to the PMO that...
  • Assam violence: CBI announces reward for info August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday announced a cash reward of up to Rs 1 lakh to anyone who could provide credible information which could lead to identification or arrest of perpetrators of the Assam violence. A team of special crime unit is camping in Assam to probe seven cases...
  • Assam violence: One person killed in Kokrajhar August 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Adding fuel to the volatile situation in violence-hit Assam, one more person was shot dead at Kokrajhar by unidentified persons at around 7.30 pm on Friday. There were reportedly three assailants on motorbikes, who killed owner of a pharmacy shop at Pandarchowa under Salakati police station. The violence between the Bodos...
  • Assam: About 3 lakh people still in relief camps August 14, 2012

    Guwahati: Altogether 2,92,852 violence affected people are currently living in 228 relief camps in four trouble-torn districts of lower Assam, while 10,636 inmates having left the camps during the last 24 hours. In Kokrajhar, 10,300 inmates left the camps, while 336 people went home in Chirang though none did so in...
  • Assam situation peaceful; 170 arrested: Centre August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday said the situation in Assam was peaceful and under control and 170 people were arrested after registration of 309 cases in the Northeastern state. The Home Ministry said in a statement that by and large normalcy has restored in Kokrajhar and other violence-affected districts after...
  • Gogoi orders judicial inquiry into Assam violence August 11, 2012

    Guwahati: A judicial inquiry will be held to probe the Bodo-minority violence in lower Assam even as CBI has taken up seven cases related to the clashes that have claimed 77 lives so far. "We have decided on a judicial inquiry. This will be done at a much larger scale and...
  • Assam violence brings illegal migration in focus August 9, 2012

    Guwahati: The continuing violence in lower Assam has once again brought to the fore the illegal migration and its impact on the socioeconomic situation in the state, which had witnessed prolonged unrest on the explosive issue back in the 80s. Seventy-seven people have lost their lives in the sporadic clashes between...
  • Assam: CBI officials to visit violence-hit areas August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A team of CBI officials will visit violence-hit areas of Assam tomorrow after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi decided to recommend a probe by the Central agency into the clashes. Although CBI has not registered any case in connection with the fresh spate of violence, a team of officials will...
  • Amidst ruins hope survives in Kokrajhar July 29, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Hope is still alive in Kokrajhar even as some of the villages have been razed to ground. Moinagori village resident Sushmita Basumatary still refuses to accept how violence destroyed her neighbouring village in Naobhita. It's hard for the women in Moinagori to understand how friends from the other community...
  • PM should reply to Gogoi's remark on violence: BJP July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describing the Assam riots as a 'blot on the nation', BJP on Saturday demanded a reply from him on the reported statement by Assam Chief Minister about delay in deploying the army to help curb violence. The party also accused the Congress of being...
  • Ground report: Lack of food and medicine in Assam July 27, 2012

    More than two lakh people are trying to survive and overcome their fears in the relief camps in Assam. ...
  • Assam violence: CM blames Centre, Opposition July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Under fire from all quarters for the continuing violence in his state, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday hit back at the Centre, the Opposition and the media, saying that his resignation over the issue was not going to help matters. "Media keeps asking me if I am...
  • As Assam burns, its children in Hyderabad cry July 26, 2012

    Hyderabad: The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Assam might be a “distant problem” for many in the twin cities as they go about their business as usual. But for a few students and professionals – all natives of the Bodoland region – living in Hyderabad, life has turned upside down in...
  • 40 dead in Assam riots, more troops called in July 25, 2012

    Guwahati: Desperate efforts are on to bring the situation in Assam under control. While around 1000 troops have been mobilised for peacekeeping in the state, the army has also been conducting flag marches in violence-hit areas. Meanwhile, the government is making a bid to bring warring factions of the Bodos and...
  • Assam violence: 50,000 left homeless, trains hit July 24, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The violence in the Kokrajhar region of Assam shows no sign of ending. An estimated 50,000 refugees have taken shelter in relief camps so far, while those affected in the violence are said to be more than 60,000. The violence has spread to neighbouring districts such as Chirang and turned...
  • Assam: Shoot-at-sight order issued in Kokrajhar July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Assam Police on Monday issued shoot-at-sight order in Kokrajhar after fresh clashes and arson were reported from the Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD). Two more bodies were recovered from the banks of Gouranga river on Monday morning taking the toll to 19 in the ethic violence. People stopped the...