Indian troops deployed to quell ethnic violence in Assam
Thousands of troops marched through the north-eastern state of Assam yesterday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. But roving bands of rioters continued sporadic attacks, ripping apart homes and setting them alight.
Nearly 200,000 people have fled their homes in western Assam, crowding into government camps for protection from violence that erupted late last week. One woman in early labour was taken by her husband in a pushcart to a camp, where she gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday. Later, she learned her home had been burned down. "I am just happy my baby is OK," 25-year-old Ela Brahma said yesterday in the camp where about 1,000 people were sheltering.
Police said they had discovered dozens of bodies hacked with machetes since the violence broke out in Kokrajhar.
The clashes pit members of the ethnic Bodo community against Muslim settlers who mostly came from the former East Pakistan before it became Bangladesh in 1971.
Bosses of collapsed banks should be sent to jail, George Osborne told
Feat of engineering: Incredible photographs show construction beneath New York's Second Avenue
Brazil kicks off: World Cup excess draws hundreds of thousands to street protests
World news in pictures
Google challenges US surveillance gagging order
- 1 Diary of Second World War German teenager reveals young lives untroubled by Nazi Holocaust in wartime Berlin
- 2 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 3 Uri Geller psychic spy? The spoon-bender's secret life as a Mossad and CIA agent revealed
- 4 Viral video straps colt .45 handgun to a home-use drone
- 5 Vice pulls 'breathtakingly tasteless' fashion shoot glorifying the suicides of famous female authors from Sylvia Plath to Virginia Woolf
Negotiable Depending on Experience: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green R...
£25000 - £30000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...
Negotiable: Progressive Recruitment: Dear Sumadhab, A growing engineering comp...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Ilford: We are currently recruiting for a Year ...