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.

Assam CM demands NSG hub in Guwahati to tackle terror

Dispur/Ghaziabad (UP), Dec 5 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has demanded a National Security Guards (NSG) hub in Guwahati to efficiently tackle terror.

While addressing a press conference here last evening, Gogoi said that existing laws are not enough. The need of the hour is to have more harsh and stringent laws to tackle terror threats in the country.

"The Prime Minister has gone for hubs of NSG in different places. We want a similar hub in Guwahati and training facilities also. We have to train our people in a similar way," said Tarun.

Meanwhile in Ghaziabad, police personnel have tightened security measures by ascertaining the bona-fide credentials of occupants in hotels and also passengers at railway stations.

ULFA militant killed in encounter with CRPF in Assam

ULFA militant killed in encounter with CRPF in AssamDispur, July 20 : Fugitive militant of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Amrit Dutta, was killed in an encounter with the police and the Central Reserve Police Force at Majuli in Assam last evening.

The ULFA leader was killed in the encounter at Katonihati Jurbil under Jengraimukh police station at around 7:00 pm, said police officials.

A joint team of police and the CRPF surrounded a house where Dutta was hiding with other militants.

The militants opened fire on the security personnel who retaliated killing Dutta. Other two managed to escape.