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Partial response to 12 hr bandh

Normal life in lower areas remained partially disrupted following a 12 hour bandh call by six non Bodo organizations on Thursday demanding ST status.

The bandh which began at 6 in the morning evoked hardly any response in the Bodo dominated areas in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon.

Bus and train services remained uninterrupted in these areas. Same it was in the shops and markets, schools and colleges, banks and offices.


The statewide bandh had mixed response in some particular areas in lower Assam. A section of bandh supporters partially damaged a bus by pelting stones in Barama area.         

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Assam law and order scenario impoves a bit: Home Ministry

8 Jun 2008 - 7:04pm | editor
Assam's overall law and order situation is improving a bit if the recent Home ministry report is to be believed.

The report says there is slight decrease in the violent scenario in Assam adding that the state has registered only 152 cases till March 31, 2008 as compared to the corresponding period of the last year when the number of such incidents was 156.

The report, however, has attributed it to the sustained counter insurgency operations against militant outfits. It says till March 31, 2008, 293 militants have been killed or arrested or surrendered 146 of whom were from ULFA. activists.

Attacks on railway personnel and property continued in North Cachar hill district by 'Black Widow', an offspring of Dima Halam Daogah militants, it says.
Meanwhile, the home ministry report has it that Manipur continues to be affected by insurgent activities of a large number of militant outfits divided on ethnic lines. There were 584 incidents resulting in killing of 39 security personnel and 130 civilians last year.

Girl raped and murdered in Chirang

29 Mar 2014 - 11:11am | AT News

In yet another bizarre incident that sends shockwaves across the state, a tribal girl was raped and then murdered in Chirang district.

The incident took place on Friday in Amguri along the Indo-Bhutan border where miscreants picked up the girl who went for fishing along with five other girls.

Her body was recovered from a jungle nearby on Saturday morning. The body bore several injury marks. Details are awaited.        

Dima Hasao Gaon Buras welcome MoS

19 Oct 2012 - 1:59am | Anup Biswas

The Gaon Buras of several villages of Harangajao expressed their great satisfaction over the signing of MoS by the DHD leaders, Government of India and the Government of Assam and hoped that through the proper implementation of this accord, all the people of Dima Hasao will be benefited a lot and thus peace will be re-established in the district as earlier. The erstwhile N C Hills, present Dima Hasao was the true example of peace and harmony but during last few years the people of Dima Hasao had to experience misunderstandings among the people perhaps due to some unfounded fear.

This was expressed by the Gaon Buras during a meeting held at Harangajao High School field on Thursday to welcome the leaders of DHD who have recently signed the historical peace accord with the government of India and Assam, the people of Dima Hasao accorded warm greetings at various places of Dima Hasao on the way to Harangajao.

The meeting was attended by Dilip Nunisa, Chairman, DHD, Yathong Dimasa, General Secretary, Pronob Nunisa, C-in-C etc. along with Sri A C Haflongbar, Former, CEM, DHAC, L. Nampui, MAC, DHAC, Gaon Buras of several villages of Harangajao.

At the out set all the leaders of DHD and the Gaon Buras and senior citizens were felicitated with traditional ‘risa’.

Groups from various communities performed their traditional dances to welcome the MoS as well as the DHD leaders.

Talking to this correspondent, Sri Hauva Hmar, GB of Hungveng while expressing his satisfaction over the DHD’s endeavour for the all round development of the District. He at the age of 76 said he has witnessed many happenings in this small district during recent past but this signing (as he understand) of this historic MoS has become a ray of hope for the people of this district.

Akhub Hrangkhol, GB of Rekho is also of the opinion that proper and timely implementation of this MoS is more important and of course, all the people of the district should remain united so that all the people of the district could get the benefit of this historic MoS.