Kokrajhar

  • ULFA expels Hira Sarania for contesting Lok Sabha polls 07-04-2014 04:39 PM

    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 not...
  • Assam: Former militant, ex-NSG boss, tribal strongman in the fray from Kokrajhar 22-03-2014 05:25 PM

    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 13-03-2014 11:57 AM

    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...
  • Serial blasts rock Assam on Independence Day, 1 injured 15-08-2013 01:38 PM

    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...
  • Assam: People demand four separate state, protests continue 06-08-2013 09:40 AM

    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 02-08-2013 08:01 PM

    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 13-05-2013 05:33 PM

    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...
  • Kokrajhar remains tense after top Bodo leader's arrest 19-11-2012 06:31 AM

    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...
  • Assam: Curfew relaxed for six hours in Kokrajhar 18-11-2012 02:44 PM

    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...
  • Mamata alleges 'bad handling' of Assam situation 18-11-2012 12:18 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday flayed the "bad handling" of the violence at Kokrajhar district in the neighbouring state of Assam. "West Bengal has to bear the after-effect of violence in Assam. We do not support riots. Bad handling (of the situation)," she said without elaborating....
  • Four killed in fresh Assam violence 17-11-2012 10:21 AM

    Guwahati: Bodoland area in lower Assam witnessed fresh trouble with the killing of four persons by armed assailants in Jiaguri even as police arrested a member of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District in connection with the killing. The assailants fired randomly on a group of persons at Jiaguri in Kokrajhar police...
  • Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon remain tense after fresh violence 17-11-2012 06:33 AM

    Kokrajhar: The indefinite curfew continues in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon districts of Assam following renewed violence. Six people have died in the latest violence between two suspected factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). 27-year-old Majeda Khatun is inconsolable. Her husband Ashrafudin Sheikh a school teacher is one of...
  • Assam: Curfew imposed in Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon 15-11-2012 12:59 PM

    Guwahati: Curfew has been imposed in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon districts of Assam following renewed violence. On Thursday morning one person was stabbed in a market in Kokrajhar while one body was recovered in Gossaigaon, taking the death toll to five in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) since Saturday. The...
  • Assam: Violence in Kokrajhar, 3 dead in 3 days 12-11-2012 12:49 PM

    Guwahati: Three persons have been killed as violence erupted in Kokrajhar. While two person were killed on Friday, November 10, another person was shot dead on Monday. A person was shot dead at Badugaon under Gossaigaon police station of Kokrajhar district on Friday and in the retaliatory attack, a youth...
  • Assam: Two killed in fresh ethnic violence in Kokrajhar 11-11-2012 12:19 AM

    Guwahati: In a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in Assam's Bodoland, two persons were killed in Kokrajhar district on Saturday, a senior police official said. One person was shot dead at Badugaon under Gosaigaon police station at around 1340 hrs and in a retailatory attack. A youth was hacked to...
  • Assam: 1 killed, 4 injured in grenade blast in Kokrajhar 24-10-2012 09:43 PM

    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...
  • Assam: Bodo vote will be a crucial factor 11-04-2011 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: Security measures have been stepped up for the final phase of polling in Assam. This vital phase of the state elections will decide whether the Congress will manage a third straight victory or be dethroned by the Opposition alliance. 496 candidates are in the fray for 64 out...
  • 8 BSF jawans killed by Bodo militants in Assam 15-03-2011 08:17 AM

    Shillong/Guwahati: At least eight BSF personnel were killed and the same number injured on Monday in an ambush by the anti-talk faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Assam's Kokrajhar district. According to official reports, the militants of the Ranjan Daimary-led faction used automatic weapons to ambush the convoy...