Six injured in second Assam blast

Six injured in second Assam blastGuwahati, Apr 6 : Six people were feared injured in a second bomb blast in the Dhekiajuli area of Sonitpur District this afternoon.

The incident occurred soon after a bomb blast had claimed six lives in Guwahati's Maligaon area.

The blasts came a day before the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh's, visit to Assam.

According to police, the rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is under suspicion for the incidents.

These blasts took place ahead of the ULFA's 30th `Flag Raising Day'.

Manmohan Singh to reach Dibrugarh on Tuesday, postpones Diphu visit

Manmohan Singh to reach Dibrugarh on Tuesday, postpones Diphu visitGuwahati, Apr 6 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to attend an election rally at Dibrugarh on Tuesday.

An Assam Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman informed that Singh will arrive in the town at 11.30 a. m. to campaign for the party candidate, former Union Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar.

The constituency is going to polls in the second phase of election on April 23.

Four killed in blast in India's Assam state

AssamNew Delhi - At least four people were killed by a car-bomb in India's north-eastern state of Assam Monday, news reports said.

More than 20 people were wounded in the explosion that occurred in the crowded market area in the Maligaon suburb of state capital Guwahati, the NDTV network reported.

Several cars and shops caught fire following the bombing and fire tenders were rushed to the area to douse the blaze, the report said.

Authorities said they suspected Assam's biggest separatist outfit, United Liberation Front of Asom.

Four killed in Guwahati bomb blast

Four killed in Guwahati bomb blastGuwahati, Apr 6 :

14 die after drinking tainted liquor in India

AssamNew Delhi  - At least 14 people including two women were killed after drinking illegally brewed poisonous alcohol in India's north-eastern state of Assam, a news report said Sunday.

The deaths occurred in the Saboti area in the Lakhimpur district, some 400 kilometres east of state capital Guwahati, Saturday night, the PTI news agency reported quoting official sources.

Thirteen villagers who were seriously ill after consuming the alcohol were admitted to different state-run hospitals in the area. Doctors said the death toll could rise.

Tea garden workers told not to vote for Congress

Tea garden workers told not to vote for CongressGuwahati, Apr 4 : The Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (ATTSA) has appealed to tea garden workers not to vote for the Congress party in the general elections.

"We have appealed our people to boycott the Congress party," ATTSA President Prahlad Goala said on Friday.

The association said that Tarun Gogoi-led Congress Government in the State had been negligent towards their problems.