An accidental explosion in the high pressure LPG pipeline of the state PSU Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL) left four dead six injured in upper Assam's Sibsagar district early on Monday, said the police department spokesman.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday requested his Bihar counterpart to provide free medical treatment to the injured passengers of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express that derailed at Chapra in Bihar today.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi ruled out the involvement of Maoists in the Rajdhani Express derailment in Chapra which left four persons dead and said the incident appears to be a result of "error" on the part of Railways.
Lok Sabha polls 2014 kicked off on Monday with nearly six million people casting their vote in five constituencies in Assam and one of two seats in Tripura. The Election Commission in New Delhi said the voter turnout in Assam was approximately 78 percent while in Tripura it was 85 percent.
A high turnout of 85 percent was recorded for one Lok Sabha seat in Tripura, while Assam registered 76 percent in five seats in the first phase of the elections which began peacefully on Monday from the country`s North East.
Assam BJP chief Sarbananda Sonowal moving out from Dibrugarh may have given a sigh of relief to Congress` five-time MP from the seat Paban Singh Ghatowar but has made things tough for Congress` Ranee Narah, who is left to fight against Sonowal in Lakhimpur.
An ULFA faction opposed to peace talks, led by Paresh Baruah reportedly living in exile in camps in Myanmar, has been trying to carry out extortion drives, particularly among the tea planters, in various districts of Assam.