Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Bodoland

2 Bodoland elected representatives and other opposition leaders join ruling BJP in Assam

Rajib Brahma & Prabhat Basumatary, members of Council Legislative Assembly of Bodoland Territorial Region, and tea tribe leaders Gautam Dhanowar & Pradip Majhi joined BJP Sunday.

What is the Karbi insurgency, its violent past & how it could impact coming Assam election

The Karbi insurgency for a separate state of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills is in the spotlight after 1,040 insurgents surrendered to the Assam govt this week.

Why Manipur man is cycling 5,000 km through Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Ambition, ‘betrayal’ sink BJP’s alliance with BPF in Bodoland, its new coalition wins BTC test

BJP-BPF alliance failed to come to agreeable terms in the Bodoland Territorial Region. But the parties could still come together along with BJP’s new partner UPPL for 2021 polls.

BJP juggernaut in Assam continues with Bodoland council polls, Congress, AIUDF bite the dust

With 9 out 40 seats in the Bodoland Territorial Council polls, the BJP has emerged kingmaker, opting to tie up with UPPL and GSP instead of ally BPF, the single largest party.

Assam Bodoland council polls will test BJP’s reach in region, decide fate of ally BPF

With BJP looking to unseat ally Bodoland People's Front, questions have risen if the ruling party will go alone in the state assembly elections next year.

BJP to select 1,200 women speakers, hold Booth ki Baat as it gears up for Assam poll fight

The women speakers, who will be selected via debate & song competitions, will popularise both central and state govt achievements in the run-up to the 2021 polls.

Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Council elections to be held on 7, 10 December

Counting of votes will take place on 12 December, while repolling, if any, will be held on 8 and 11 December, the State Election Commission said.

As Assam grants Bodo language official status, here’s all you need to know on Bodoland struggle

The Bodo tribe has for over 3 decades been fighting for separate state but its rebel groups have abandoned an armed struggle with the signing of the Third Bodo Accord in January.

No date yet, but Bodo council poll campaign heats up with rallies despite Covid restrictions

Election to 40-seat Bodoland Territorial Council was deferred in March this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. A new election date is yet to be announced.

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Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.