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  • Assam government not to allow victory processions in 11 districts May 15, 2014

    Assam government will not allow victory processions in eleven sensitive districts of the state and announced strict enforcement of prohibitory orders. A decision to this effect was taken at the State Level Crisis Management Group (SLCMG) in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla. The districts are Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang, Dhubri,...
  • Assam: Families refuse to bury dead till CM Tarun Gogoi visits them May 4, 2014

    Salbari: Demanding that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visit their area, people of Salbari in Assam's violence-hit Baksa district on Sunday refused to bury their relatives killed in attacks by NDFB-S militants. Angry protesters in Nankekhadrabari area said that they will not perform the last rites of the bodies of the 18...
  • 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...
  • Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon remain tense after fresh violence November 17, 2012

    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 November 16, 2012

    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 a...
  • PM talks to Tarun Gogoi over Assam violence November 16, 2012

    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 Rajya...
  • Assam: Curfew imposed in Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon November 15, 2012

    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 civil...
  • Exodus of North Eastern students, Assam CM acts August 15, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is in constant touch with his counterparts in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharasthra following reports of exodus of the state's students after being targeted in the wake of violence in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD). "The Chief Minister is in constant touch with his...
  • 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: No fresh clash, curfew relaxed in Kokrajhar July 29, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The situation in the strife-torn lower Assam districts is limping back to normal with authorities relaxing curfew in the worst-hit Kokrajhar district on Sunday. People have started visiting market places, as few shops have opened in the area. Though life is slowly limping back to normalcy, the area is still...
  • Assam violence: Over 36,000 flee their homes July 24, 2012

    Kokrajhar: After three days of communal violence which have left 19 people dead, shoot-at-sight orders are in place in Kokrajhar, Assam. Close to 36,000 people are homeless in the wake of the violence. Helpless, panic-stricken villagers in the Kokrajhar are fleeing their homes in search of security and shelter. The root...
  • Assam riots: toll rises to 21; shoot-at-sight ordered July 23, 2012

    Guwahati: Fresh incidents of arson in interior areas of Kokrajhar district were reported on Monday leading to shoot-at-sight orders, indefinite curfew and flag march by Army even as the toll in the ethnic violence Assam rose to 21. Police said four more bodies were recovered during the day from Kokrajhar district....
  • Assam riots: Toll reaches 19; fresh clashes on July 23, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Fresh clashes and arson were reported from the Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) where two more bodies were recovered on Monday taking the toll to 19 in the ethic violence. The bodies were recovered from the banks of Gouranga river on Monday morning, police said. People stopped the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express...