PM, his wife cast their votes in Assam

PM, his wife cast their votes in AssamDispur, Apr 23 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur on Thursday cast their votes here during the second phase of the general elections.

Authorities beefed up security at Booth number 156 located at the Dispur Government Higher Secondary School at Sarumatoria, where Dr. Singh and his wife reached to cast their votes.

Singh is officially a voter from Guwahati.

A powerful bomb blast in a crowded parking area killed four people in Guwahati in the first week of April, ahead of Singh''s visit to the state.

Tight security for PM''s polling booth in Assam

AssamGuwahati, Apr 22 : Authorities in Guwahati have beefed up security at a school where Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is expected to cast his vote in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls.

Singh along with his wife Gursharan Kaur are expected to cast their votes on Thursday.

Police officials said ordinary voters would not be put to trouble by the extra security for the Prime Minister.

Seven killed in extremist attack in Assam

Seven killed in extremist attack in AssamGuwahati, Apr 20: Seven persons, including five Assam Police Battalion personnel, were killed when DHD (Jewel) extremists attacked on a convoy of Vinay Cement Factory in troubled North Cachar Hill District on Monday afternoon.

According to police, the incident occurred when a team of 5th Assam Police Battalion (APBN) was escorting trucks carrying cements from Umrangshu to Lanka in neighbouring Nowgong district.

BSP, BJP lash out at Congress over fake promises

BSP, BJP lash out at Congress over fake promisesBasti/Mangaldoi (Assam), Apr 19 : The Congress party is facing attacks from both the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Addressing a rally in Basti of Uttar Pradesh, BSP president Mayawati blamed Congress leaders for wooing low-castes and poor with fake promises.

Without naming Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who had visited poor and downtrodden in the past, Mayawati said dining and sleeping with low-castes would not wipe out their poverty and unemployment.

Assam journalists’ forum condemns health minister’s attitude

AssamGuwahati, Apr. 14: The Journalists' Forum, Assam has condemned the attitude of Himanta Biswa Sharma, the State health minister and the spokesman of Assam government, for maligning the image of media persons in Assam, and asked him to identify the journalist, who had submitted the mobile call list of an individual to the minister.

The forum expressed anguish that the particular journalist (who supplied the call list of Hiranya Saikia to Sharma) has compromised all values of journalism to take such a shameful act. He or she must be condemned in the strongest words.

Sonia Gandhi slams Advani for his ‘weakness’ in fighting terrorism

Sonia GandhiSilchar (Assam), Apr 13: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for releasing the terrorists during Kandahar hijack episode in 1999-2000.

"Even the Parliament was attacked during Advani's tenure as Union Home Minister. The BJP and other communal parties who alleged that Congress encourages division should remember that Congress has never allowed secessionist forces to thrive and will never allow it in future," Sonia Gandhi said while addressing an election rally here.