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BTC polls: BJP promises development, equal importance to Bodo, Assamese languages in election manifesto
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BTC polls: BJP promises development, equal importance to Bodo, Assamese languages in election manifesto

The manifesto for the two-phase Bodoland Territorial Council elections on 7 and 10 December was released in Kokrajhar in the presence of the party's state president Ranjit Dass, and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma

Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam Police was notorious for reckless lathi charges, now they're handing out food for all
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam Police was notorious for reckless lathi charges, now they're handing out food for all

From tracing missing COVID-19 vulnerable individuals, contact tracing of COVID-19 positive individuals, enforcing lockdown to embarking on humanitarian missions, the role of Assam Police in these times of crisis has expanded exponentially.

Six detention centres in Assam with capacity of 3,331 persons, 10 inmates died since March 2019, MHA informs Lok Sabha
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Six detention centres in Assam with capacity of 3,331 persons, 10 inmates died since March 2019, MHA informs Lok Sabha

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha about six detention centres in Assam with a capacity of 3,331 persons

Narendra Modi in Assam: PM hails Bodo accord, announces Rs 1,500 crore developmental package for BTAD
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Narendra Modi in Assam: PM hails Bodo accord, announces Rs 1,500 crore developmental package for BTAD

Addressing a massive public rally in Assam, Narendra Modi celebrated the signing of the accord on 27 January that is expected to bring lasting peace to the troubled state.

Narendra Modi to address public rally in Assam's Kokrajhar today to celebrate signing of Bodo Accord with NDFB, ABSU
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Narendra Modi to address public rally in Assam's Kokrajhar today to celebrate signing of Bodo Accord with NDFB, ABSU

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kokrajhar in Assam on Friday to participate in an event to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement.

Two IEDs found in Guwahati ahead of Narendra Modi's day-long visit; Assam Police arrests suspected cadre of ULFA(I)
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Two IEDs found in Guwahati ahead of Narendra Modi's day-long visit; Assam Police arrests suspected cadre of ULFA(I)

One suspected ULFA(I) cadre was arrested on Thursday for planting two IEDs in Guwahati ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to Assam

Bodo Peace Accord 2020: A look at timeline of major events in long standing conflict in Assam
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Bodo Peace Accord 2020: A look at timeline of major events in long standing conflict in Assam

The Bodo conflict, which dates back to the pre-Independence era, gained momentum from 1987 when the ABSU launched an agitation for a separate state.

Centre signs Bodo Peace Accord, the third since 1993 in bid to bring peace to Assam: All you need to know about the agreement
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Centre signs Bodo Peace Accord, the third since 1993 in bid to bring peace to Assam: All you need to know about the agreement

The Union government on Monday signed a historic accord with with the dreaded insurgent group National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and two other outfits to end a protracted and bloody struggle for secession from Assam and to bring permanent peace to Bodo-dominated areas of the state

In bid to resolve Bodoland conflict, Centre signs peace accord with NDFB, ABSU; non-Bodo outfits announce 12-hour bandh in Assam
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In bid to resolve Bodoland conflict, Centre signs peace accord with NDFB, ABSU; non-Bodo outfits announce 12-hour bandh in Assam

The government on Monday signed an accord with one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), providing political and economic bonanza.

From the diary of an Adivasi woman: In India, how top-down development excludes its biggest stakeholders
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From the diary of an Adivasi woman: In India, how top-down development excludes its biggest stakeholders

There are so few Adivasis working in a sector that envisions empowering of the Adivasi communities and other marginalised groups. The same is true as you move down organisational hierarchies, except in community cadres (for implementing agencies) or office help-boys and girls (in case of others). Poverty, low literacy rate and remoteness of our dwellings are certainly critical barriers. However, it is difficult to believe that there aren’t enough of us the criteria for making contributions, with a population much greater than that of the United Kingdom's.

Four more dead in Assam due to floods as toll rises to 86 since onset of monsoon; over 1,300 villages still deluge-hit
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Four more dead in Assam due to floods as toll rises to 86 since onset of monsoon; over 1,300 villages still deluge-hit

Four more people died on Monday due to floods in Assam, mounting the toll to 86 this monsoon season.

Toll due to floods in Assam, Bihar rises to 174; IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai
India

Toll due to floods in Assam, Bihar rises to 174; IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai

Floods in Bihar and Assam claimed four more lives on Tuesday taking the toll to 174, while two persons were killed due to lightning in Uttar Pradesh.

2008 Assam serial blasts case: Life imprisonment to NDFB chief, nine others; three other convicts to be released after paying fine
India

2008 Assam serial blasts case: Life imprisonment to NDFB chief, nine others; three other convicts to be released after paying fine

NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary and nine others were sentenced to life imprisonment by a CBI special court in the 2008 Assam serial blasts case

Assam bandh: Tribal organisations protest govt's move to grant ST status to six groups, agitators block roads, shops down shutters
India

Assam bandh: Tribal organisations protest govt's move to grant ST status to six groups, agitators block roads, shops down shutters

The Assam bandh has been called by the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) to protest a bill that seeks to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six ethnic communities in the state

Assam govt's reply to RTI query shows close to 4 lakh hectares of forest land has been encroached since 90s
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Assam govt's reply to RTI query shows close to 4 lakh hectares of forest land has been encroached since 90s

An official with the Department of Environment and Forest, who chose not to be named said, "The situation in Assam is much more serious but it has remained camouflaged.

2011 Assam gangrape: Police officer charged with refusal to file FIR in case involving Indian Army personnel
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2011 Assam gangrape: Police officer charged with refusal to file FIR in case involving Indian Army personnel

A former officer-in-charge of a police station in Assam has been chargesheeted for refusing to register an FIR (first information report) of a woman who was allegedly gangraped by army personnel seven years ago.

Protests in Assam after BDT restricts sale of land in Bodoland to non-tribals; 30 injured in clashes with police
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Protests in Assam after BDT restricts sale of land in Bodoland to non-tribals; 30 injured in clashes with police

Bodoland, officially the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), consists of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Bagsa and Udalguria districts.

Assam Congress alleges almost 90% people from 'certain pockets', left out of NRC draft
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Assam Congress alleges almost 90% people from 'certain pockets', left out of NRC draft

The Assam Congress on Thursday alleged that 90 percent of people belonging to religious and linguistic minorities in certain pockets of 13 districts of the state have been left out in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens and demanded an inquiry into it.

Train services affected in Northeast due to 'rail roko' agitation demanding separate Bodoland
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Train services affected in Northeast due to 'rail roko' agitation demanding separate Bodoland

The ABSU and several other organisations have decided to revive the agitation for a separate Bodoland state starting 10 October.

Assam floods: Three more lives lost as death toll rises to 70; 14.36 lakh people marooned
India

Assam floods: Three more lives lost as death toll rises to 70; 14.36 lakh people marooned

Three more lives were lost on Monday in Assam floods while 12 districts continued to be affected.