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Bodoland People’s Front to contest BTC elections alone


March 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 19 (ANI): The Bodoland People's Front (BPF) has made it clear that it would not share seats with the Congress party in the upcoming Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections, which ... Read more...

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Political dialogue gets going with Meghalaya rebels (Lead)


March 16th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 16 (IANS) The central government Tuesday set the ball rolling for political negotiations with Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, to ensure lasting peace in ... Read more...

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Talk to rebel group, Meghalaya tells Delhi


March 12th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 12 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday asked New Delhi not to waste time and reach an "acceptable tripartite accord" with the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) for lasting peace ... Read more...

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Bodoland Territorial Council celebrates Formation Day


February 19th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Feb 19 (ANI): Grand cultural performances followed the award ceremony dominated the 8th formation day of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).Local and Bhutanese troupes showcased their rich culture through folk dance performances.Government ... Read more...

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Militants injure three Hindi speakers in Assam


February 8th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) Three Hindi-speaking migrant workers were injured, two of them critically, in an attack by tribal separatists in Assam, officials said Monday. A police spokesperson said a group of ... Read more...

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Pro-talk Bodo group to take part in local elections


January 29th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) The pro-talk faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Friday announced it would participate in upcoming council elections in Assam. "We might not put up ... Read more...

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Telengana storm hits Assam, separate statehood demands get strident


December 11th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 11 (IANS) Spurred by New Delhi's attempt at granting a separate Telengana state, several ethnic groups in Assam have raised the banner of revolt with demands ... Read more...

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People’s organisation protest killings in Assam


December 10th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Dec 10 (ANI): Various Bodo people's organisations have hit the streets in Assam demanding firm action against fratricidal killings among various Bodo armed groups which have created an atmosphere of insecurity ... Read more...

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Congress ally in Assam angry over PM’s statement


August 19th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) The Bodoland People's Front (BPF), an alliance partner of the ruling Congress-led government in Assam, is angry with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his "incorrect" statement that ... Read more...

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Infrastructure in Assam gets a fillip through rural road links


March 16th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex Todd Baksa (Assam), Mar 16 (ANI): Authorities in Assam construct all weather roads in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) which provides employment for locals ... Read more...

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Media rights group seeks CBI probe into Assam scribe’s killing


November 25th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 25 (IANS) International media rights group Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) Tuesday called for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the killing of journalist Jagajit Saikia in ... Read more...

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Home Ministry team visits Assam


November 19th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): A Central team led by the Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jarnail Singh visited Assam on November 17-18 . On November 17th, ... Read more...

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Bodo rebels involved in ethnic cleansing: Assam government


October 6th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Udalguri (Assam), Oct 6 (IANS) Authorities in Assam Monday said the violence over the weekend that killed 32 people and injured more than 100 was systematic ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the National ... Read more...

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War of words makes Bodo politics murkier


June 12th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) Weeks after a frontline separatist group submitted its charter of demands to the government paving the way for peace talks, the political scenario in Assam's Bodo tribal heartland ... Read more...

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Assam’s Bodo heartland rocked by fresh rebel turf war


May 7th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) The Bodo tribal heartland, in northeastern India's Assam state, is being rocked by a fresh rebel turf war, a week after a frontline separatist group drawn from the ... Read more...

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Four killed, several hurt in Assam police firing


March 13th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) Four people were killed and several injured when police opened fire in northeastern India's Assam state Thursday to quell a mob that had turned violent to protest an ... Read more...

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Manas park set to repopulate rhinoceroses


March 3rd, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by admin
(Feature) By Sanjeeb Baruah Manas (Assam), March 3 (IANS) The Manas national park, a Unesco world heritage site, is all set to repopulate the greater one horned rhinoceroses seven years after poachers wiped out ... Read more...

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61 poachers surrender in Assam


February 26th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, Feb 26 (ANI): Sixty-one poachers have surrendered before wildlife authorities at the Manas National Park in Assam. They deposited 26 country-made weapons before the Deputy Chief of the Bodoland Territorial Council ... Read more...

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