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Submitting its action taken report before the Gauhati high court on the safety of tourists and visitors to the Karbi Anglong district following the lynching of two youths in June, the Assam government on Monday said police have been posted at tourist and picnic spots in the hill district and awareness campaigns have been launched to sensitize locals against rumours.
The Congress on Monday accused the BJP-led government of using the NRC update process to 'polarize Assam on religious lines' ahead of the Lok Sabha polls by excluding names of people belonging to a religious minority community from the register despite possession of relevant documents on citizenship.
The Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum (MBDPF) on Monday pulled out of the July 3 quadrilateral agreement between it, the Centre and the Tripura and Mizoram governments on the respatriation of Bru refugees. Altogether 5,407 Bru families, displaced from Mizoram, have been living in refugee camps of Tripura for the past 21 years.
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for Hima Das who recently scripted history by becoming the first Indian athlete to claim gold in an international track event when she claimed victory in 400m at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships in Finland. Sonowal has already made Hima the sports ambassador of Assam after the victory.