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The Bodo Peace Accord was signed in January 2020 by four militant factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and United Bodo Peoples’ Organisation (UBPO) with the Centre and Assam government.(ANI PHOTO.)

Assam cabinet decides to notify Bodo as associate official language of the state

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:34 AM IST
The state cabinet also decided to set up a Bodo Kachari autonomous welfare council for people belonging to Bodo community residing outside 6th Schedule areas—another clause mentioned in the accord signed in January.
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Some of the arms and ammunition recovered by Assam Police.(HT Photo)
Some of the arms and ammunition recovered by Assam Police.(HT Photo)

Ahead of I-Day, large cache of arms and ammunition recovered in Assam

By Utpal Parashar | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Assam Police suspects the cache could belong to the disbanded NDFB.
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National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) cadres at a surrender ceremony in Assam.(HT Photo)
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) cadres at a surrender ceremony in Assam.(HT Photo)

NDFB disbands itself after 34-year fight to carve Bodoland out of Assam

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The NDFB was formed on October 3, 1986 under the name of Bodo Security Force with the aim of launching an armed movement to form a separate state for Bodos — the largest tribe in Assam.
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Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal (fourth right) with NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary (second right) and others during an arms laying down ceremony in Guwahati on Thursday(PTI)
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal (fourth right) with NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary (second right) and others during an arms laying down ceremony in Guwahati on Thursday(PTI)

1,615 militants from Bodo factions lay down weapons

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The cadres, belonging to the factions led B Sawraigra, Gobinda Basumatary and Ranjan Daimary, submitted 178 arms and a large cache of ammunition to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, making their return to the mainstream.
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There are speculations that the deal might lead to the extension of the authority of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) beyond the four districts under Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD)—Chirang, Baksa, Kokrajhar and Udalguri—and include portions of Biswanath, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts. (ANI photo)
There are speculations that the deal might lead to the extension of the authority of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) beyond the four districts under Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD)—Chirang, Baksa, Kokrajhar and Udalguri—and include portions of Biswanath, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts. (ANI photo)

Golden future awaits, says Amit Shah after Bodo Accord is signed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Several non-Bodo organisations have called a 12-hour general strike in Assam on Monday to protest the likely creation of a Union Territorial Council as part of the Centre’s new peace accord with Bodo rebel outfits.
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Representatives of all factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) outside the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to sign a tripartite agreement with the Centre, Jan 27, 2020.(ANI / Twitter)
Representatives of all factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) outside the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to sign a tripartite agreement with the Centre, Jan 27, 2020.(ANI / Twitter)

12-hr bandh in Assam over likely creation of UTC as part of new Bodo Accord

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The protesters opposing the Bodo deal blocked roads at several places in the BTAD districts and some other places since early morning. The strike didn’t have much impact in Kokrajhar town where Bodo groups are celebrating the deal.
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National Democratic Front of Bodoland (R) chief Ranjan Daimary was recently released on bail to join the peace talks.(PTI Photo/File)
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (R) chief Ranjan Daimary was recently released on bail to join the peace talks.(PTI Photo/File)

Bodo militant groups likely to sign peace accord with Centre on Monday

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The accord, which is expected to bring lasting peace in the Bodo dominated areas of Assam, will be signed in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah, Sonowal, Sarma, Mohiliary and senior bureaucrats.
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The central government issued orders on Sunday to extend the ban on Assam-based Bodo insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) by another five years(PTI file photo)
The central government issued orders on Sunday to extend the ban on Assam-based Bodo insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) by another five years(PTI file photo)

Ban on Bodo insurgents extended for 5 years

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 02:31 AM IST
The MHA notification said the NDFB has been involved in 62 violent incidents since January 2015, resulting in killings of 19 civilians and 55 extremists, besides the arrest of 450 ultras and confiscation of 444 arms from them.
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The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. (Representative Image)(AP Photo)
The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. (Representative Image)(AP Photo)

India, Myanmar armies target terror camps along border: Report

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 03:21 PM IST
The first phase of “Operation Sunrise” was conducted three months ago along the Indo-Myanmar border, during which a number of camps of north-east-based militant groups were busted.
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Ranjan Daimary being taken to prison after the special CBI court sentenced him to life imprisonment for the 2008 Assam serial blasts case(HT Photo)
Ranjan Daimary being taken to prison after the special CBI court sentenced him to life imprisonment for the 2008 Assam serial blasts case(HT Photo)

‘Will hamper peace talks’: Bodo outfits on NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary’s life sentence for 2008 Assam blasts

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Daimary, who is said to have masterminded the strike from Bangladesh, was handed over to India in 2010. He has been involved in talks with the Government of India since 2013 after he was granted bail.
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