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North East

Boycott by Congress making Ram temple consecration political event, claims Himanta

Guwahati, January 16: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday claimed that it was the Congress that turned the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya a political event by boycotting it. Sarma who heads a BJP-led government in the state said everybody else is viewing the programme to be the ‘triumph of Indian civilisation’. His statement came hours after Rahul Gandhi said in Nagaland that it is difficult for his party’s leaders to attend the January 22 ceremony as the BJP and the RSS have turned it...
North East

Security tightened in Assam as militant outfits call for boycott of I-Day celebrations

Guwahati, August 12: Security has been upped across Assam as militant outfits ULFA (Independent) and NSCN/GPRN have called for boycotting Independence Day celebrations, police said. A senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, told PTI, "We have been carrying out all regular security measures, including area domination and naka checking. The measures are being made foolproof to ensure no disruption in the celebrations." On the militant groups calling for boycott and bandh, the officer said, "These outfits are known to call for such bandhs. But we are not taking any...
North East

Manipur violence: COCOMI to boycott govt for failing to convene emergency assembly session

Imphal, August 6: The Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI), an umbrella body of several Imphal-based civil society organisations, has decided to boycott the state government for its failure to convene an emergency session of the legislative assembly and inept handling of the ongoing unrest in the state which has so far claimed over 160 lives. Addressing a press conference at the COCOMI office here on Sunday, convener Jeetendra Ningomba said he was disappointed with the government for not heeding to its demand for an emergency assembly session before August...