The National Democratic Front of Bodoland is stick to the demand for a separate Bodoland if general secretary of the Bodo outfit Govinda Basumatary is to be believed.
Talking to a private TV news channel, the Bodo militant outfit said its as simple as that they will not drop the demand and also carry forward the peace process with the Centre. Basumatary said the they have not made this announcement while they were holding talks with the Centre on September 30 and that it was the Centre which stressed the need to expedite the peace process.
Basumatary said he was aware of the reports in a section of media that NDFB has dropped the sovereignty question and was quick to term it a conspiracy. He hoped that a political solution to the 22-year long political struggle for a separate Bodoland will be possible.
The Bodo insurgent outfit signed a ceasefire pact with the government three years ago. Since then, the Centre has extended the ceasefire term for several times and has been trying to wash its hands off. On September 30, it was extended for another period of three months. The outfit observed its 22nd raising Day at the designated camp at Borbori.
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Properties worth several lakh have been reduced to ashes when a
massive fire broke out in Guwahati on Monday.
Initially, the fire broke out at a shop in Junali area which later
spread to the adjacent shops. Five fire tenders have been rushed to
the spot to douse the flames. The reason is yet to be ascertained but
according to preliminary report the fire originated from the electric
Security forces in Tinsukia district recovered a huge cache of
explosives on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off army and police raided a house in Laila Dhulijan
where a huge cache of explosives were recovered. These include 3
bottle grenades and 12 detonetor sticks along 2 KG RDX, 2 Chinese
grenades. The explosives were recovered after security forces arrested
an ULFA militant in the area.
In a bizarre incident that runs into a statewide shockwave, a woman allegedly hacked to death her husband during a quarrel over his persistent drinking habit in Sibsagar district on Sunday. The incident took place early on Sunday, when Lalita Chettri attacked her husband, who was in his early 40s, with an axe after the couple had an argument over the husband's drinking habit. Lalita's husband Prasad Chettri died on the spot. The woman was arrested.
Regional unit of the AATSA, Nazira organised Tea Tribes Festivel at Nazira Natiya Mandir on January 6. In this connection an open meeting was held under the presidentsip of Amulya Rajkonwar, where different senior aArtist and activist and youth leaders of the community were present. A large numbers of artists were feliciated in the Festivel. In evening a colourful cultural programmes were performed by the Tea Tribe artists.
Renowned film personality Biju Phukan has been hospitalized again on Sunday. Phukan was rushed to the Namecare Hospital after he complained uneasiness in the afternoon. He left the hospital after month long treatment of stork last week. Sources said his condition is stable.
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