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IAF says pilot did not refuse to fly Rahul


September 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Rejecting reports that its pilot refused to fly Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Assam, the Indian Air Force Wednesday strongly defended the decision, ... Read more...

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Bodo areas calm, rehabilitation starts


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) With no fresh incidents reported from anywhere in Assam over the past few days, the state government has started the process for rehabilitation of the displaced ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Lyngdoh


August 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday ruled out talks with the separatist Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the issue of "sovereignty"."We are all Indians. There ... Read more...

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Assam bandh turns violent, one killed


August 28th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person ... Read more...

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Kokrajhar tense: Curfew, call for indefinite bandh


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) The situation continues to be tense in Kokhrajhar in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) after indefinite curfew was imposed Thursday morning.The curfew was imposed after ... Read more...

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Assam legislator held for role in ethnic violence (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) An Assam legislator was arrested Thursday for his role in the ethnic violence in the state, police said. Pradip Brahma belongs to the Bodoland Peoples' ... Read more...

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Assam legislator arrested for role in ethnic violence


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) An Assam legislator was arrested Thursday for his role in the ethnic violence in the state, police said.Pradip Brahma is an MLA from the Bodoland Peoples' ... Read more...

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Assam violence not Hindu-Muslim clash: Minister for Northeast (Interview)


August 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Assam which led to an exodus of thousands of northeastern people from other parts of India was not a Hindu-Muslim clash, ... Read more...

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Gogoi hints at judicial probe into violence


August 11th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday said a judicial inquiry would be instituted into the recent violence in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts that killed 77 ... Read more...

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Assam violence: Army stages flag march, Chirang district tense (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The army Wednesday staged a flag march in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) as there was no let-up in tension with three more bodies recovered ... Read more...

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Assam toll now 18, shoot at sight orders in Kokrajhar (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area continued unabated in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts and also spread to new areas. With the toll now 18, the administration ... Read more...

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Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.Forty-five groups representing tribal and non-tribal ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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ANVC expresses unhappiness over ’slow’ progress of talks


February 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), engaged in peace talks with the government over the creation of Garoland Autonomous Council in Meghalaya, Monday expressed unhappiness over ... Read more...

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Parts of northeast cut-off as train services suspended


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, Oct 10 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam were cut-off from the rest of the country Monday after the railways suspended all train ... Read more...

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Ceasefire with Meghalaya rebel group extended


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 23 (IANS) The central government Friday extended the ceasefire with the Achik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, by another one year till Sep ... Read more...

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Rebel group asks Assam-based groups to leave Meghalaya


August 15th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, Monday told the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of ... Read more...

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Another Assam woman killed for suspected witchcraft


April 18th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An elderly tribal woman was found hacked to death and buried by a stream in Assam, the fourth such incident since Friday in what police suspect ... Read more...

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Assam election parleys gain momentum


March 9th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 9 (ANI): With only a day left for issuing of notification for the first phase of election in 62 Assembly constituencies of Assam, hectic parleys are continuing within the political ... Read more...

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Budgetary allocation doubled but mixed response in northeast (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) The near-doubled budgetary allocation of Rs.8,000 crore (Rs.80 billion/$1.7 billion) for the development of the northeast by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday has evoked mixed reactions, ... Read more...

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Allocation for northeast doubled to Rs.8,000 crore


February 28th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The allocation for the development of the northeast region has been doubled to Rs.8,000 crore (Rs.80 billion/$1.7 billion), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Monday while presenting ... Read more...

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Rebel group voices concern on slow negotiations


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) The outlawed A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, Wednesday blamed the state government for the slow pace of political negotiation for the creation ... Read more...

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Militants kidnap six WWF officials from Manas Tiger Reserve


February 7th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) Heavily armed militants kidnapped six officials, including three women, of international conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from the famed Manas National Park in Assam, officials ... Read more...

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Two rhinos translocated to Manas in Assam


January 6th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Two female Indian rhinos - a mother and a juvenile - have been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam under the aegis ... Read more...

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Talks with HNLC within constitution ambit: Meghalaya minister


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday said dialogue with the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) would be held only within the framework of the constitution. "We are ... Read more...

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Meghalaya examining demand for Garo territorial council


November 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya government was examining the Achik National Volunteer Council's (ANVC) demand for creating a Garo Hills Territorial Council in the western part of the state, Chief ... Read more...

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Security Forces launch all out operation to nab Bodo militants in Assam


November 13th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov.13 (ANI): Security forces in Assam have launched a massive combing operation to capture the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, hiding in jungle areas along the borders.The operation ... Read more...

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17 people shot dead by Bodo militants in Assam


November 9th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sonitpur, Nov 9 (ANI): At least seventeen people were gunned down by the anti-talk faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants in a series of attacks in Sonitpur, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya finalising comment on rebel group’s demand


October 7th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 7 (IANS) Meghalaya will soon give the central government its comments on rebel group A'chik National Volunteers Council's (ANVC) demand for creating a Garoland autonomous council, Chief Secretary W.M.S. Pariat ... Read more...

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ANVC threatens return to jungles if ceasefire not extended


June 29th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 29 (IANS) The A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, Tuesday threatened to go back to the jungles if the government refused to indefinitely extend the ... Read more...

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Rare clouded leopards reintroduced to the wild for first time in India


May 5th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
MANAS, INDIA (BNO NEWS) – Two clouded leopard cubs have been returned to the wild for the first time in India, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said Tuesday.The orphaned cubs, ... Read more...

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Ready for peace talks, let ULFA take initiative: Gogoi


April 26th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kokrajhar (Assam), April 26 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday put the onus of holding peace talks on the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), saying the government was ready ... Read more...

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ULFA chief’s father-in-law set to contest civic polls


March 24th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Baganpara (Assam), March 24 (IANS) His son-in-law, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa went into hiding for years to seek an independent Assam, but Prahlad Das doesn't agree with him and ... Read more...

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Ceasefire with Meghalaya rebel group extended


March 24th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) The central government Tuesday extended the ceasefire with the outlawed Achik National Volunteers Council, a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, by another three months till June 22. ... Read more...

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