A downpour in the early hours of Thursday has resulted in the moderate polling across the 11 constituencies of Assam.
Despite rain in the early hours of the day, voters are turning out in the state.
The Kohima Orphanage is a renowned establishment with some 80 such orphans living their dreams.
As North East India goes for Lok Sabha polls, the real issues involved are not about managing global recession or having a good Prime Minister. People are not concerned about the colour of the party-to-rule in New Delhi. As serial blasts and insurgency related killings mount, voters across the region want an end to terror. This time, they are determined to send only those representatives to Parliament who they think will deliver, says Bikash Kumar Singh in Guwahati
Extortion money goes to funding of profitable business ventures in Bangladesh, propaganda and purchase of weaponry systems
The security scene in Assam continues to remain grim with militant outfits unleashing attacks on several fronts. On Friday, bullets were sprayed on a passenger train in central Assam’s North Cachar hills by militants, killing one CRPF jawan and injuring 10 other passengers.
Militants attacked passenger train killing a CRPF jawan & injuring 10.
Pre-poll violence in Assam continued unabated on Wednesday with militants ambushing the convoy of the Election Commission’s observer in trouble-torn North Cachar Hills in Central Assam.
Every time an explosion takes place, people protest by taking to the streets or hastily downing shutters.
Following hailstorm and inclement weather, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cancelled his election rally in Upper Assam’s tea producing district of Dibrugarh.
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