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2 months ago
Train services affected in NE due to 'Rail Roko' agitation

Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) A Rail Roko agitation by the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) on Tuesday affected train services in Assam and adjoining states, forcing the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to cancel at least 20 inbound and outbound trains inconveniencing thousands of travellers. The Rail Roko was organised as part of the ABSU's agitation programme intensifying its long standing de...

3 months ago
11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor meets Modi

Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60. Eleven more people died in the last 24 hours across the state in the second wave of floods that have hit Assam since July. The Assam State Disaster Management Authorit...

4 months ago
Assam sets up SIT to probe student leader's killing

Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) The Assam government on Friday said that a Special Investigation Team to undertake a through probe into circumstances leading to the killing of All Bodo Minority Students Union President Lafiqul Islam. The team is headed by senior IPS officer Anurag Tankhar having experience of working with National Investigation Agency. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal h...

4 months ago
Student leader's killing: Assam forms SIT, to approach CBI

Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) The government of Assam will constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to inquire into the brutal killing of All Bodo Minority Students Union (ABMSU) president Lafikul Islam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Thursday. The government is also planning to request the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the killing. The state government ...

4 months ago
Protests rocks Assam over student leader's killing

Guwahati, Aug 2 (IANS) Protests continued on Wednesday in different parts of Assam over the killing of All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) leader Lafikul Islam by unidentified gunmen in Korajhar district on Tuesday while police said that efforts are on to apprehend the culprits. The ABMSU and All Minority Students' Union (AMSU) on Wednesday held road blockades in different pla...

4 months ago
Bodoland student leader shot dead, CM rushes DGP to review situation

Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) Tension gripped parts of Assam after two unidentified assailants shot dead Lafikul Islam, President of the All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU), on Tuesday afternoon. Police said two motorcycle-riding assailants shot at Lafikul in Basugaon area in Kokrajhar district around 3.30 p.m. from a close range. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he was d...

4 months ago
Bodoland student leader shot dead in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) Tension gripped parts of Assam after two unidentified assailants shot dead Lafikul Islam, president of the All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU), on Tuesday afternoon. Police said two motorcycle-borne assailants shot at Lafikul in Basugaon area in Kokrajhar district around 3.30 p.m. from close range. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he was decl...

4 months ago
NDFB terrorist killed in Assam

Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) A terrorist linked with the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was killed and a police official injured in a gunfight in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Tuesday morning, police said. Around 11.30 p.m. on Monday, police launched an operation after getting a tip about the presence of NDFB militants in Karigaon area, Inspector Genera...

4 months ago
12 lakh affected in Assam floods, death toll nears 60

Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Close to 12 lakh people in 24 districts of Assam continued to reel under floods as the death toll reached 59 in the state on Saturday. The flood situation slightly improved in the state, but officials said over half of Kaziranga National Park was submerged and over 70 animals have died. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Saturday said th...

5 months ago
Toll in Assam floods now 33, over 12 lakh affected

Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) Seven more persons, including three minors, have died in floods and landslides in Assam since Sunday, taking the death toll to 33 this year, officials said on Monday. Over 12,55,692 people have been affected in the floods in over 2,000 villages in 20 districts of the state, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Monday. The flood-af...

6 months ago
Sports ministry to launch talent search portal

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Union Sports Ministry will launch a portal to search for young talent in different Olympic disciplines, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said here on Saturday. In an interaction with the media here, Goel said that when he came across a case where a young talented sportsperson was denied entry to a stadium on the ground that the facili...

9 months ago
'Will destabilise entire Northeast if Bodo issue ignored'

Kokrajhar (Assam), March 14 (IANS) Bodo leaders on Tuesday threatened to destabilise the entire northeastern region of the country if the government continued to ignore their demand for a separate state. They said that both the state government and the Centre should be prepared to face law and order problem if an amicable solution was not reached over the issue. The Bodos have be...

9 months ago
Ignoring Bodos' issue a blunder, say community leaders

Kokrajhar (Assam), March 13 (IANS) As the indefinite hunger strike by Assam's Bodo community entered its fourth day demanding a new state, the leaders on Monday said that the government is committing a blunder by ignoring the Bodo political issue and will be responsible if the agitation hits law and order in the state. The Bodos -- who have been on hunger strike since March 10 -- also sa...

9 months ago
Bodos on hunger-strike decline medical help

Kokrajhar (Assam), March 12 (IANS) On the third day of their hunger strike to press for a separate state for the community, the Bodos on Sunday said they would not accept any medical aid until the government accepts their long-pending demands. It has been decided that despite deteriorating health of many protestors, we won't take any medical help. Both the Centre and the Assam governmen...

9 months ago
Government indifferent as protest is non-violent: Bodo groups

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bodos -- who are on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a new state -- on Friday said the government would have paid attention to their issues had their movement been violent. Government is deliberately not showing any interest in resolving the Bodo issues. It is not interested in anything related to any non-violent movement, the Bodo organisations leadin...

9 months ago
Bodos stage hunger strike, warn of economic blockade

Kokrajhar, March 10 (IANS) The Bodos -- the biggest tribal community in Assam -- on Friday staged an indefinite hunger strike here as part of their agitation to demand a new state. The hunger strike is led by the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Progressive) and the People Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM). The community h...

9 months ago
BJP-led Centre, Assam government ignoring illegal Bangladeshi migrants issue: Bodo groups

New Delhi/Kokrajhar, March 9 (IANS) Bodo groups in Assam, including the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and Bodo People's Front (BPF), are up in arms against the Centre and the state government for being soft on illegal migrants from Bangladesh, who they say are swarming Bodo-dominated areas. ABSU, which has revived its agitation for a separate Bodoland state in October 2016, accuses the ...

9 months ago
Bodos to go on indefinite hunger strike over Bodoland

New Delhi/Kokrajhar, March 2 (IANS) Several Bodo communities of Assam will go on an indefinite hunger strike starting March 10, followed by road and rail blockades, as part of their campaign for a separate Bodoland. The mass hunger strike, led by the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive), would be organised in several parts of the Bodo...

9 months ago
258 kg of ganja seized in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A consignment of 258 kg of ganja has been seized from a truck carrying an IAF officer's household stuff in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday evening when police, acting on a tip off, intercepted a truck at Karigaon area in the district. The vehicle was used by an Indian Air Force officer to ferry his hous...

9 months ago
Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) The Centre will set up several new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam. Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said this during a discussion with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Dispur on Friday. Singh said the External Affairs Ministry will extend all required support to open more Passport Seva Kendras in Assam. Such centr...

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