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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.

Sports tournament in Jorhat brings together players from across the country

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 18:57

Sports can play an important role in bringing people together and fostering better understanding. Young sports enthusiasts from across the country recently came together in Assam`s Jorhat district for the 15th All India Agriculture University Games and Sports Tournament.

Six-time Congress MP Handique locked in keen tussle in Jorhat

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:18

Among the most prestigious Lok Sabha seats in Assam, Jorhat will see six-time sitting Congress MP Bijoy Krishna Handique battle it out against BJP`s Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, a tea tribe leader, and AGP`s Prodip Hazarika.

Woman burnt was not one who kissed Rahul Gandhi, says Assam police

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 11:46

The police have denied that the woman, who died of burn injuries in Assam, was the one who had kissed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during his recent two-day state visit, news reports claimed on Saturday.

Kisses and handshakes for Rahul Gandhi during Assam tour

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 09:25

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is touring different parts of the country in order to revive his party`s fortunes, was welcomed with kisses on his cheek and on his head during his visit to Jorhat in Assam on Wednesday.

`92 Jorhat rape case: Four of five accused surrender in court

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 20:47

Four of the five former executives of a tea estate, accused in the 1992 rape and murder of a teenaged girl, on Tuesday surrendered in the Sessions Court.

Army dismisses claims over purported sting operation

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 19:59

A havaldar has been recommended for dismissal from service in the 2011 Jorhat dacoity case while his commanding officer along with a woman officer have been served with punishment of `severe displeasure` and `reprimand` respectively.

Three members of inter-state gang nabbed in Assam

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:23

Three persons belonging to a seven-member inter-state gang of robbers were arrested on Friday in Assam`s Jorhat district, police said.

Four assaulted for "practising witchcraft", rescued

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 20:15

The police on Thursday rescued four persons including two women who were assaulted allegedly for practising witchcraft in the world`s largest river island Majuli in Assam`s Jorhat district, official sources said.

Storm lashes Jorhat, injures 16

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 16:10

A sudden storm with strong winds lashed Jorhat district in upper Assam on Sunday injuring 16 persons and killing eight Adjutant Storks, besides uprooting trees, electric poles and damaging tea bushes and farm fields.