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Flood scene turns grim

Flood situation turns grim as surging waters engulfed 30 more villages in Bongaingaon district. Over 60 houses have been washed in Morigaon rendering scores of people homeless. The river Bramhaputra is still flowing above the danger level. Massive erosion also took place in Bhuragaon and Mayong revenue circles of the district. Over 100 villages in Dhemaji, Chirang, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Sivasagar districts were under flood.
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Bombs found at NE Express

11 Jan 2008 - 3:05am | editor
Two country-made bombs have been recovered in the New Delhi-bound North East Express from Guwahati on Friday morning. This has forced delay in the train to halt at a railway station in Bihar.

According to information, a passenger spotted the bombs at 6.30 in the morning and informed it to the driver of the train. These bombs were wrapped in a newspaper lying under the seat.

The bombs were then put into a water-filled bucket for defusing at the platform.

The train was allowed to resume its journey after being stopped for about two hours.

Pramila Rani BPF's Kokrajhar LS candidate

12 Mar 2019 - 9:33pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has declared Social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma as party candidate for No.5 Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat.

BPF nominated Brahma as party meeting held at Barama in Baksa district on Tuesday.

Pramila Rani Brahma’s political career journey started as MLA from No.30 Kokrajhar east in 1991 and since then she has been enroute to the Assembly without facing any defeat till today for six consecutive terms. She become Agriculture (cabinet) minister in 2006-2011 during the Congress-BPF alliance government for first time and and then Forest Minister in 2016. With BJP let government, Brahma is Social welfare minister. She is also holding as vice-president of the BPF party since its inception 2005.

Normalcy back in Kokrajhar: Centre

12 Aug 2012 - 2:29am | editor

The Centre on Saturday said the situation in BTAD areas was under control. In a statement, home ministry made it clear that altogether 170 people were arrested after registration of 309 cases in the state. It said that by and large normalcy has restored in Kokrajhar and other violence-affected districts after regular patrolling by Army troops and deployment of 6,500 paramilitary and state police personnel. Home Ministry said more than 309 cases have been registered and 170 people found involved in the violence were arrested while CBI has taken over the probe into seven cases where conspiracy is suspected.