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NDFB-P optimistic on Bodoland issues

KOKRAJHAR: The National Democratic Front of Boroland - Progressive (NDFB-P) has hopes that the BJP-led NDA government is taking strong initiatives to make solution to the issue and demands of the Bodoland statehood through political dialogue.

A ceasefire is in operation between the the NDFB-P and the government since 2005. The outfit is participating the peace talks over issues and demands of the Bodoland statehood.

The militant outfit organisation has observed 31st martyrs day with day long programme scheduled at various designated camps in lower Assam districts on Saturay. In Kokrajhar,the militant outfit organisation observed the martyrs day at Kumguri Serfanguri designated camp.

Judicial secretary of the organisation, B Benga hoisted organisational flag followed by floral tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed for the caused of the Bodoland statehood struggle.General Secretary of All Bodo Student's Union (ABSU) paid floral tribute on the occasion.

In Udalguri, the NDFB-P observed the day at Sapekaiti designated camp where president of the militant outfit organisation Gavinda Basumatary attended.

General Secretary of the NDFB-P, S Sanjarang said that the NDFB-P has come into ceasefire with government in 2005 and since then participating the peace talks with centre and peace interlocutor on the issues of NDFB and Bodoland statehood demand.He said that peace talks with government is going on right direction and positive on the Bodoland statehood demand.He said that Centre is taking serious step towards Bodoland demand issues as Centre has recently initiated to create two union territories bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir state to provide good administration and healthy integration in Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir region.

He has urged the BJP led NDA government to solve the demand and issues of the Bodoland statehood through political dialogue with immediate way.

He informed that over 40 rounds of peace talks in formal/ informal were held on Bodoland statehood issue and demands with centre since its ceasefire comes.He said that present Union Home Minister Amit Shah has stressed to the demands and issue of the Bodoland issues.He said that Bodoland statehood demand issue is getting positive response from the centre and hopeful that issue will get political solution immediate.

Welcoming the centre's  decision to create union territories bifurcating of the Jammu and Kashmir, Sanjarang said that the Bodoland statehood has to be solved through the political dialogue in the line of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Bodos are son of soils in the region. Creation of a Bodoland state is needed for better governance.

On the division of the organisation, Sanjarang said that there is no any division within NDFB-P organization as expelled leader Dhiren Boro claimed. He said that Dhiren Boro and his associate member M Fwilao were expelled from the organisation for involved with anti organization activities.

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Long march: BSF put on alert

11 Aug 2009 - 7:54am | editor

A 'Long March' by hundreds of Bangladeshis protesting the Tipaimukh dam project at the trijunction of Assam-Manipur-Mizoram has forced the authorities to put BSF on alert. According to information, BSF have been put on alert as 12,000 agitators from Bangladesh advanced towards the country's borders. The 'Long March' was kicked off in Dhaka on Saturday. The marchers are heading to Sylhet, 272 km northeast of Dhaka, where they would reach on Tuesday and then proceed to the Indian border. Sylhet district borders Assam and Meghalaya.

Assam Farmers Felicitated By GOI

1 Mar 2010 - 11:21pm | Mowsam Hazarika

Three farmers and one farmers’ organization of Assam has felicitated by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India on 26th February last at Vigyan Bhaban, New Delhi for their excellent contribution towards agriculture, informs Mowsam Hazarika, ADO((information), Directorate of Horticulture & Food Processing, Assam. The name of the farmers’ are- Abdul Halim, Goalpara; Montaz Ali, Bongaigaon and Mohammed Abdul Khalek, Nagaon. The name of the farmers’ organization is ‘Mainao Agro Multipurpose Self Help Group, Kokrajhar’.


Sharad Pawar, Minister of Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution present in the occasion and paid tribute to the enduring spirit of Indian Farmer. Total hundred and one farmers from all over the country were felicitated in the occasion. In this context, a coffee table book, namely, ‘Harvest of Hope’, published by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India also released in the programme. The success story of all the hundred and one farmers included in this pictorial book. Sharad Pawar, Minister of Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India ceremonially given the Felicitation Memento and the coffee table book to all the hundred and one farmers. Mohammed Abdul Khalek, Nagaon could not attend the programme, due to some personal problem. On return from New Delhi , Abdul Halim, Goalpara and Montaz Ali, Bongaigaon said that adoption of the guidance given by the officials of state agriculture department is main factor behind their success. Recently they are very much benefited by adopting system of rice intensification in their field, they revealed.

Youth Seminar in Meghalaya

23 Sep 2010 - 3:29am | Ranjan K Baruah


Centre for Civil Society is organising I, Society and Public Policy, a national level youth seminar at Siloam, Umsaw Khwan, Umsaw, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya from 7 to 10 October.ISPP Seminar, previously known as Liberty & Society Seminar is organised by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), a non-profit public policy think-tank based in New Delhi.


This four-day residential national seminar for the youth (18-25 years) is a first step towards a freer India where students are exposed to vital social and economic issues. The Seminarchallenges students to think about causes and solutions for major problems affecting India, including poverty, illiteracy, poor governance, degrading environment and uses a participatory method including lectures by experts, group discussions, documentaries and field research. ISPP seminars ultimately aim to develop critical thinkers and future leaders in all walks of life e.g. academia, industry, government, arts and literature with liberal values and ideals.


The Seminar provides students with a unique opportunity to interact closely with eminent speakers. We have been successful in bringing some very sought after scholars in the past like Christopher Lingle, Swaminathan Aiyar, Ajay Maken, Shankar Acharya, Naushad Forbes, Gurcharan Das, Ashok V Desai, Premila N. Satyanand, S. Narayan, Vikram Kapoor, Parth J. Shah, Raj Cherubal and many more.


CCS has organized Fifty Five such seminars since 1998 creating over thousands of new thinkers. A whole generation of new thinkers, with great appreciation for the importance of economic freedom in building a better and prosperous society, is ready to take their rightful place in society.


For further information contact: Mr Manoj Mathew, Director, Programs #09899307456. http://www.ccs.in/ispp