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Assam, Sept 06 (ANI): There have been no fresh incidents of violence and curfew has been relaxed in Golaghat district. Security continues to remain tight in the border area, with round the clock patrolling and army flag march. Meanwhile, the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland have agreed to resolve the long pending border issues by setting up a joint mechanism, following a meeting with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Guwahati. Both the state governments have assured that they will be working together to resolve the issue and restore peace in the disputed border area. The two sides have agreed to meet frequently and work jointly to defuse the tension and build confidence among the people living along the border. Enquiry committees have been constituted to look into the incident and 15 people have been apprehended in Nagaland. Meanwhile, the Union Minister has appealed the agitators not to resort to economic blockade that causes inconvenience to the people. Sep 6, 2014

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