The stage is set for the Tiwa Autonomous Council polls on Wednesday. The polling is set to begin 8 in the morning in Nagaon and Morigaon districts. Morigaon is gearing up for polling at 190 booths to cover 19 council constituencies. The polling will take place at 95 booths covering 12 constituencies in Nagaon.
As many as2, 22, 676 voters will exercise their franchise to decide on the fate of 119 candidates in the fray. The constituencies, mostly, will witness a triangular contest of BJP, Congress and Tiwa United Forum.
12 Aug 2007 - 2:56pm | editor Bokajan : Three more Hindi-speaking people were killed and 3 others seriously injured at Parakhowa under Howraghat police station on Sunday evening when militant fired indiscriminately in a local bazaar at about 7.45 PM. Details are awaited.
Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is on a visit to Assam on Saturday to take stock of the crackdown against NDFB-S four days after the militant outfit killed at least 70 people in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur district.
General Suhag met Union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday is arriving in Tezpur in the morning. Apart from holding high level meeting with top army officials to discuss the combing operation in the violence-hit districts, he is likely to meet chief minister Tarun Gogoi to review the situation later today.
Minutes after his meeting with Rajnath Singh, general Suhag gave hint of an intensified crackdown against the militant outfit who owed down at least 70 Adivasi people.
Security forces seem to have been fanning in and around the Chennai Central Railway Station after two explosions rocked the Guwahati-B’lore Expression on Wednesday morning.
Local police have held one person from the railway platform. NSG and NIA teams have also arrived in Chennai to probe the incident. The explosions took place with a huge sound at Coach No S-4 and S-5 at 7-10 in the morning minutes after the Guwahati bound train arrived at the No 9 platform.
A woman died on the spot while two others were believed to have succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital. But the Railway authorities have confirmed the death of only a woman. Eyewitnesses told Assam Times from Chennai that the first explosion took place beneath the seat occupied by the woman passenger who died on the spot at Coach No S-4.
According to information, three others, who have sustained serious injuries are battling for life at the Rajiv Gandhi Hospital. Security forces have cordoned off the entire railway station in search of the perpetrators. But nobody has owned up the responsibility.
Meanwhile, the authorities have announced Rs 1,00,000 ex gratia for the deceased’s family members, Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured passengers and Rs 5,000 each for the passengers who have sustained minor injuries.