GUWAHATI: Seeking solution to the burning problems of the tribal community of the state, which has been long neglected by the government, various tribal organisations under the banner of All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS) organised a meeting in the city today. The participating organisations included All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Tiwa Students’ Union (TSU), Mishing Students’ Union (MSU), Karbi Students’ Union (KSU) amongst others. A press conference was also organised after the end of the meeting.

Devolution of powers seems to provide no solution to the basic conflicts over land and citizenship. (Editorial)

KOKRAJHAR, Oct 11: The destruction of forests in Bodoland area by the smugglers and encroachers through certain force or weak stand of the departmental officials is taking place although various measures have been formulated by the concerned department by involving the NGOs.

Riot-hit farmers keep away from fields; vegetable prices soar Rabindra Singha is staring at a bleak future. His 1.6 hectares (ha) in Rowta Bagan village are lying uncultivated. He lost his yield last year in riots that broke out in Udalguri district of lower Assam in October.