Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is expected to visit Assam on Saturday, where ethnic violence has claimed over 80 lives, reports said on Friday.
Guwahati: Operations were on Friday intensified against NDFB(S) militants along the border with Arunachal Pradesh even as the death toll in the massacre rose to 81.
New Delhi:The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the government to take "firm action" and dismantle Bodo militants after they massacred over 40 tribals, including women and children.
New Delhi: Expressing grief over the killings in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to families of the dead and Rs.50,000 to the seriously injured.
The toll in continuing violence in Assam mounted to 95 on Wednesday with the recovery of seven bodies.
Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said the clashes between Bodos and immigrant Muslims have defamed Assam internationally.
Two labourers were killed and another seriously injured in fresh violence in riot-hit lower Assam on Wednesday taking the overall death toll to 80.
An inter-ministerial central team of senior officers will visit Assam on Tuesday to assess relief and rehabilitation requirements.
Curfew in Rangiya sub-division of Kamrup Rural district was relaxed on Friday even as no incident of fresh violence was reported from of Assam.
Altogether 2,92,852 inmates are currently living in 228 relief camps in four trouble-torn districts of lower Assam.
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Sunday said Assam CM had failed in his duty as the state home minister.
All Assam Students` Union said violent incidents like recent clashes in BTAD and Dhubri would continue until Indo-Bangla border was properly sealed.
Fresh incidences of violence were reported in lower Assam districts even as government on Tuesday recommended a CBI probe into the ethnic clashes.
Security forces maintained a round-the-clock vigil in lower Assam districts, where violence resurfaced.
Gogoi has directed the GoM to proceed to the riot affected districts immediately.
BJP on Tuesday alleged that the UPA government at Centre is indulging in "vote bank politics" in Assam.
Curfew was on Tuesday relaxed in Kokrajhar for two more hours, while night curfew continued in Chirang and Dhubri district.
P Chidambaram on Monday met victims of ethnic violence in a camp for refugees in Assam`s strife-torn Kokrajhar district.
Amid mounting criticism of Assam govt`s handling of ethnic violence in the state, Congress on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
Centre on Friday rushed two teams of doctors and nurses to the riot-hit regions of Assam.
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