Kokrajhar

  • Assam: Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 May 12, 2014

    Barpeta (Assam): One more body was on Monday recovered in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of 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: Toll rises to 43 after 2 more bodies recovered on Saturday May 10, 2014

    Two more bodies of minors were recovered in the Baksa district on Saturday, taking the toll in the mayhem allegedly unleashed by the NDFB(S) in BTAD areas to 43, a senior government official said. "Today, bodies of two minor boys were recovered from the Beki river. While one was 13 months...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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. CNN-IBN'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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • NIA team to reach Assam today to probe NDFB militant attacks May 5, 2014

    Guwahati: An National Investigation Agency team will reach Assam on Monday to probe into the attacks by National Demorcratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants in three districts - Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang. The Curfew has been relaxed in Baksa from 10 am to 4 pm, in Chirang from 10 am...
  • 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...
  • 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: No reports of fresh violence, curfew remains in force May 4, 2014

    Guwahati: There was an uneasy calm in Assam's Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts after 32 people were killed in attacks blamed on National Democratic Font of Bodoland militants. There were no reports of fresh violence, but curfew remains in force in the affected areas. Fifty three companies of central para-military forces,...
  • Political blame game over Assam violence as death toll reaches 32 May 3, 2014

    Political blamegame has begun over the Assam violence, in which 32 people have died so far. While the BJP has called for CM Tarun Gogoi's resignation, the Congress has accused the BJP of polarising politics. ...
  • NDFB denies involvement in Assam violence May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The NDFB (Songbijit) on Saturday denied their involvement in the violence in Assam claiming it was "a political conspiracy by Assam government to trigger clashes between two communities. A press statement by NDFB Secretary (Information and Publicity Wing) NE Esara said, "we ask the Assam government and its...
  • 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 violence: BJP, Congress spar, CM seeks NIA probe as death toll hits 32 May 3, 2014

    Kokrajhar: The all-too-familiar political blamegame has started over the Assam violence, in which 32 people have died so far. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at the Congress for "failing to protect the minorities", asking why the Prime Minister has not taken any action till now. "I want...
  • Assam government must act immediately over Kokrajhar violence: Cong May 3, 2014

    Nine more bodies were recovered from violence-hit Baksa district of lower Assam, taking the toll to 32. The Army has been called in and curfew imposed in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam after attacks by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants. Congress leader Meem Afzal said, "The Assam government...
  • Assam militant attacks: Nine more bodies recovered, toll reaches 32 May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: Nine more bodies were recovered on Saturday from violence-hit Baksa district of lower Assam, taking the toll to 32. The Army has been called in and curfew imposed in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam after attacks by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants. According to the police, heavily...
  • 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: Suspected Bodo militants kill 10 people in 2 separate incidents May 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Suspected Bodo militants killed 10 people in two separate incidents in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam on Thursday. In the first incident suspected Bodo militants shot dead three members of a family including two women and seriously injured an infant in the Baksa district on Thursday night. According...
  • Policeman killed in Assam's Kokrajhar in poll violence April 24, 2014

    Guwahati: A policeman was on Thursday killed while another was injured when a mob tried to capture a poll booth in Kokrajhar Parliamentary seat of Assam, leading BSF personnel to open fire. In view of the violence, polling has been stopped at five polling booths even as a contingent of police...
  • Watch: Battle for Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat April 23, 2014

    In 2012, communal violence between the Bodos and non Bodos in Kokrajhar and surrounding districts in Assam killed at least 1000 people and more than lakhs were displaced from home. As Kokrajhar goes to polls on April 24, we try to find on what key issues people will vote. ...
  • ULFA expels Hira Sarania for contesting Lok Sabha polls April 7, 2014

    Dibrugarh: ULFA (Pro-Talk) has expelled its former 'Commander' Hira Sarania for contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Kokrajhar (ST) constituency as an independent. "We have officially expelled Hira Sarania from the outfit for contesting the polls. We asked him not to participate in the poll process but he did...
  • 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,...
  • Serial blasts rock Assam on Independence Day, 1 injured August 15, 2013

    The anti-talk NDFB (Sangbijit) faction triggered serial blasts in Assam on the Independence Day on Thursday injuring one person in Kokrajhar district where it exploded two grenades and another one in neighbouring Chirang district. At around 9.30 am, the insurgent outfit simultaneously exploded two grenades at the G D Road mini...
  • 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...
  • Protests in Assam, Cong MP's house set ablaze August 2, 2013

    Diphu/Kokrajhar: With the army on flag march in Assam, the rubber estate and a house of Congress MP were set ablaze, while four persons were injured in police firing, as the demand for separate states on the lines of Telangana by several groups was stepped up on Friday. The army...
  • Assam govt steps up security along NE Frontier Railway after threat May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Assam government on Monday stepped up security on the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) after a threat issued by a tribal group to disrupt traffic. The group, called the Adivasi People's Army, issued a threat to disrupt rail traffic at Srirampur and Kokrajhar in Assam. Kokrajhar in Assam is...
  • 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...
  • 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: Curfew relaxed for six hours in Kokrajhar November 18, 2012

    Guwahati: Curfew was relaxed for six hours in troubled Kokrajhar district on Sunday with no incident reported from anywhere since Saturday night and the situation remaining under control. Official sources said curfew was relaxed from 10 am to 4 pm in the district barring in nine villages - five in...