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Assam, Tripura set the tone for Lok Sabha polls with high turnout

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 07:24

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.

General Elections 2014: Tripura registers 85 percent turnout, Assam 78 percent

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:55

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.

Polling in Tripura, Assam on April 07: As it happened

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 06:27

Around 60 percent of the electorate had cast their votes till 2 pm Monday as polling was held in one of the two constituencies in Left-ruled Tripura, an official said.

Lakhimpur real test for Cong; tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 15:49

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.

BJP doing divisive politics: PM in Assam

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 09:48

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused the BJP of doing divisive politics and said such a party could not bring development.

Take initiative to make Dibrugarh World`s Tea City: Rahul Gandhi to Assam CM

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 21:39

Assam Tea must be branded internationally with focus to promote Dibrugarh as the World`s Tea City, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said here on Thursday.

Four suspected ULFA extremists nabbed, arms seized

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:36

Four suspected ULFA militants were arrested on Thursday and arms were seized from them by a joint team of the Army and police in Dibrugarh district.

Security beefed up in Assam after blast

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:42

Security has been tightened across Assam in the wake of bomb blast by suspected militants in Dibrugarh district, in which a teenage girl was killed and nine persons injured.

ULFA(I) denies involvement in Dibrugarh bomb blast

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 17:59

ULFA (Independent) on Wednesday denied its involvement in the bomb blast in Dibrugarh town in which a girl was killed and nine others injured.

ULFA(I) denies involvement in Dibrugarh bomb blast

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:25

The ULFA(Independent) on Wednesday denied its involvement in the bomb blast in Dibrugarh town in which a girl was killed and nine others injured.

Assam on alert after Dibrugarh blast

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 15:42

A high alert was sounded across Assam, a day after militants triggered off a blast in Dibrugarh town.

One dead, 17 injured in bomb blast in Assam`s Dibrugarh

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 19:08

Suspected militants detonated a bomb killing a teenage girl and injuring 17 people, including a woman, in upper Assam`s tea town Dibrugarh on Tuesday.