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Prime Minister on two-day visit to Assam from November 29

By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:47 pm


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Assam on a two-day visit from November 29, an official release said here today.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to arrive at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport here and head towards Maligaon Stadium to flag-off the first train from Mendipathar (Meghalaya) to Guwahati by remote control and also unveil the plaque for a new rail line from Bhairabi to Salrang (Mizoram).
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Assam Tribune Group of newspapers here in the evening.
He is scheduled to stay the night at Raj Bhavan.
On November 30, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Conference of Director Generals of Police here on November 30 and later address party workers before leaving for Imphal, the release added.
In view of the visit of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and their night halt here, besides the delegates of the conference, the security measures in the city have been intensified with deployment of 35 companies of security forces, the DGP said.
The entire capital city has been wrapped under VIP movement security protocol irrespective of whether they travel through those areas, Sarma said.
As the movement of traffic may be regulated in some areas of Guwahati for security reasons though all efforts will be to lessen public inconvenience, the DGP appealed to the people to cooperate with the police.
All the districts in Assam, too, have been alerted and security throughout the state tightened with all paramilitary forces and army deployed in the task of apprehending militants, he said.
Stating that police was taking all measures to prevent militant attacks in the state, the DGP said the hardcore ULFA mastermind of the November 23 Dibrugarh district’s Rajgarh Tiniali blast that killed two persons and injured 30 others, was neuralised in a police encounter today.
Sarma said police searched Betonisuk village under Tingkhong police station in the district and the mastermind identified as Nitul Gogoi was killed in the encounter.
He also referred to the recovery of a 6kg IED detected by the police in the up Alipurduar-Kamakhya Intercity Express at Kendukana railway station in Kamrup district on November 24.

By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:47:23 pm