Bodoland

  • 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...
  • MHA sets up panel to look into the demand for Bodoland state 27-02-2014 06:18 PM

    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 11-02-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • Centre asks Assam to act over abduction, killing incidents 11-12-2013 01:02 PM

    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...
  • Demand for small states rises, protesters call for blockades in Assam 16-08-2013 01:12 PM

    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 15-08-2013 01:16 PM

    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...
  • I am not going to divide Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi 09-08-2013 05:19 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Telangana, demand for smaller states likely to rock Parliament again 06-08-2013 08:30 AM

    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 05-08-2013 08:24 PM

    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...
  • Bodoland stir: Life hit in Assam, violence in Karbi Anglong 05-08-2013 03:02 PM

    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...
  • Assam: Violent protest for more states continue 05-08-2013 08:55 AM

    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...
  • Assam govt orders shoot-at-sight following violent statehood protest 04-08-2013 12:53 PM

    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...
  • Assam: Bandh called for separate Bodoland, train services affected 03-08-2013 12:00 PM

    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 02-08-2013 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Will Telangana announcement bring other statehood demands to the fore? 30-07-2013 02:40 PM

    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 14-04-2013 10:17 PM

    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...
  • Congress, BPF ties to continue in Assam: Digvijaya 21-11-2012 02:30 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 violence: PM speaks to Gogoi, death toll rises to 5 16-11-2012 06:04 AM

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi late on Thursday evening to discuss law and order situation in violence hit Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) where two person was killed taking the toll to five since November 10. Gogoi gave the Prime Minister, who is...
  • PM talks to Tarun Gogoi over Assam violence 16-11-2012 01:40 AM

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday evening to discuss law and order situation in violence hit Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) where one person was killed taking the toll to six since November 10. Gogoi gave the Prime Minister, who is a...
  • 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: Gogoi reviews law and order situation in Bodoland 15-11-2012 01:40 AM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed state authorities to deal with the latest spurt in violence in Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) region with tough action, where earlier in 2012 over 100 people were killed in Bodo-Muslim clashes. The Chief Minister asked the state Director General of...
  • 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...