Bongaigaon: Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gets set to visit Assam on Saturday, reports suggest more than 2 lakh refugees are now living in refugee camps.
On Wednesday, a baby was born in the camp near Biathamari. However, the mother is yet to get baby food. Electricity remains a problem and shacks are the best alternative for a bed. Meanwhile, the people are just surviving on rice, dal and salt.
Zahida Khatun, one of those affected in the violence, jumped into a river with her children when miscreants set fire to her house.
"I have no extra clothes. I have nothing," she says....more
08:02 AM, Jul 28, 2012
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday allocated Rs 25.62 crore for improving basic amenities in the Lankan Tamil refugee camps, giving scholarships to children of the refugees who are pursuing higher studies and for giving one-time grants of Rs 10,000 to the women's self help groups run by the refugees. The CM has already extended all welfare schemes being implemented for the people of the state to...
12:53 PM, Mar 25, 2012