In mass disposal of drugs, Guwahati Police on Saturday burnt down 935 kg of drugs seized at Hatishila Daampara under Pragjyotishpur police station on the outskirts of the city.
The flood situation in Assam improved further on Wednesday as the number of people affected by the deluge came down to 16,462 even as one more person died, an official bulletin said.
Mamata Banerjee's party recently set up headquarters in 2 other north-eastern states, Assam and Meghalaya; ambition in Tripura tied to linguistics too
Political watchers in Assam say the BJP -- ruling party at the Centre too -- wants to woo Assamese-speaking Muslims, sensing a vote-bank amid a complex cultural mix.
Assam's flood situation improved on Sunday as the number of affected people declined to over 18.35 lakh from the previous day's 22.17 lakh even as five more persons lost their lives due to the deluge, an official bulletin said.
Staff was sent out to buy clothes and medicines as well, because many of them had left Mumbai with Eknath Shinde just as they were, sources said.
"They are our people," Aaditya Thackeray said, "We are in touch with 15-16 of them."
Eight more persons lost their lives in the devastating flood in Assam on Monday, while over 21 lakh people continued to remain in distress under the impact of the deluge, officials said.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his son Anant have donated Rs 25 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) to help people reeling under the devastating floods in Assam.
Eknath Shinde has said Sena's alliance with NCP and the Congress in Maharashtra is "unnatural", and that it should restore its alliance with the BJP.
Assam Congress chief tells Eknath Shinde, "In such a critical and deplorable situation presence of Shiv Sena MLAs in Guwahati and busy activities of Assam government in providing royal hospitality are quite unfair and unacceptable."
Rajya Sabha member Mahesh Jethmalani reacts to Shiv Sena chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut's statement about rebel MLAs
Rebel Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde were at first in Surat in BJP-ruled Gujarat; flew in to Guwahati in Assam, another BJP-ruled state, on Wednesday
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut dared the rebels led by Eknath Shinde to a no-trust vote.
Some killed in custody while "trying to escape after snatching a policeman's firearm", while several were shot in the leg, as per Assam government affidavit