Narendra Modi’s green signal to Bhutan over the construction of big dams in the Himalayan kingdom generated anger and protest across Assam.
Various political parties, organizations and individual have vehemently criticized the prime minister for his nod in Bhutan to construct the big dam that posing a serious threat to the downstream areas.
A number of organizations operating in lower Assam have called it a devastating step that can wash away a huge portion of Barpeta and Nalbari districts.
CPI-ML strongly slammed the prime minister alleging that Modi has gone back to his pre poll words.
Talking to Assam Times, party leaders said,” during his poll campaign, Modi assured Assam of safety and security but only to be ignored. How he would ensure security if he allows Kurichu dam that conveys an impending danger.”
8 Mar 2008 - 4:01pm | editor
As many as six people have been left injured in upper Assam's Dibrugrah town when the suspected ULFA militants exploded a powerful hand grenade on Saturday evening. According to information, the blast took place at the Cole Road of the town at around 7-45 in the evening. All these injured people have been shifted to the Assam Medical College Hospital. The Hospital has already two people who received injury at the Tinsukia blast that rocked on the afternoon. Police and civil officials are there on the spot and have started operation to nab the culprits involved in it.
It may be noted that 20 people were injured in two other blast in the state earlier on Saturday. Four of them in the city's Fancy Bazar area while the another exploded in Tinsukia township leaving 16 people injured. After that, the police there recovered a powerful crude bomb in the same upper Assam township. Another crude bomb was recovered in the afternoon in Dhuliabazar in lower Assam's Darrang district.
Normal life in Guwahati was thrown out of gear as it was lashed by heavy rainfall. Several vital points in the city are under waist deep water bringing traffic to a standstill and stranding commuters. The worst affected areas are RGB Road, GS Road and Zoo Road which have been completely submerged.