Assam Panchayat Polls

  • Assam panchayat polls: 2 killed in firing, curfew imposed February 15, 2013

    Dhubri: Two persons were killed and 11 others seriously injured on February 15 in firing by security men and clashes at a panchayat vote counting centre in Assam's Hatsingimari subdivision where indefinite curfew has been imposed. "Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Hatsingimari subdivision and counting of votes stopped there,"...
  • Political conspiracy behind Goalpara violence: Tarun Gogoi February 13, 2013

    Guwahati: Dubbing the violence in Assam's Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas as a 'political conspiracy', Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday accused opposition parties of encouraging the perpetrators. "There are political forces who are instigating them. But I do not want to name them," Gogoi told reporters here. "How...
  • Congress workers ransack party office in Assam January 7, 2013

    Rangiya: The Congress office in Rangiya was allegedly ransacked on Monday by several party workers, who were protesting against noninclusion of their names in the proposed list of nominees for the upcoming panchayat polls, police said. About 20 supporters entered the Congress office and smashed furniture, window panes, doors and tore...