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Two die as Assam flood situation worsens

Two persons died on Tuesday and around 16 lakh people of 19 districts of Assam are affected by flood as the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries continue to rise submerging houses, farm lands and wild life sanctuaries.

Two NDFB militants killed in Assam's Kokrajhar

Security forces killed two NDFB militants in Assam`s Kokrajhar district.

Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways affected in Bihar
Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways affected in Bihar

Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal reviewed the situation yesterday as over six lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood in Assam.

Floods affect over 6 lakh in 14 Assam districts, toll rises to seven
Floods affect over 6 lakh in 14 Assam districts, toll rises to seven

An ASDMA official said the flood have inundated large areas in several districts. 

India-Bangladesh border will be secured, says Assam CM Sonowal
India-Bangladesh border will be secured, says Assam CM Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the state and central governments have taken strong measures to seal the India-Bangladesh border and added that the international border in Assam will be sealed in line with Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Assam flood situation grim, close to 3 lakh remain affected
Assam flood situation grim, close to 3 lakh remain affected

Army troops carried out rescue operation in parts of Chirang districts, where the floods have inundated several villages, and evacuated at least 30 persons.

Noisy scenes in Assam Assembly, Congress stages walkout

Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Assam Assembly for the second day in a row over the Special Category Status issue as the opposition Congress staged a brief walkout alleging partiality by the Speaker over allowing a discussion on the matter.

Woman killed in landslide, flood situation grim in Assam

A woman died in the city on Wednesday in a landslide triggered by heavy rains which caused the flood situation in the state to remain grim.

More than 1.7 lakh people affected in Assam floods, one killed
More than 1.7 lakh people affected in Assam floods, one killed

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said the Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger mark at several places.

Three top NDFB(S) terrorists gunned down in Assam's Kokrajhar
Three top NDFB(S) terrorists gunned down in Assam's Kokrajhar

In a series of joint operations, the Army and Assam Police on Sunday gunned down three top NDFB(S) militants in Kokrajhar district.

Heavy rain disrupts normal life in several parts across India
Heavy rain disrupts normal life in several parts across India

Heavy downpour is disrupting normal life in several parts of country since last couple of days, however, the national capital has been experiencing major relief with the showers brining down the temperature significantly.

Flood situation worsens in Assam, 1.75 lakh people affected

Flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday with nearly 1.75 lakh people suffering across six districts of the state.

12 policemen among 13 injured in clashes over AIIMS location

At least 13 people including 12 policemen were injured on Friday in clashes between police and protesters who were demanding shifting of AIIMS in Assam from Changsari to here, about 130 km from Guwahati.

Post-Dhaka hostage crisis, high alert in Assam

Assam Police on Monday asked people not to get panicky over reports of "some jehadis" entering the state from Bangladesh saying it was looking into the issue.

Assam flood situation grim, displaced residents suffer in relief camps
Assam flood situation grim, displaced residents suffer in relief camps

The River Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in Jorhat, putting immense pressure on embankments in the district.

Assam flood situation grim, Pobitora sanctuary under water

The floods have also damaged around 50 percent infrastructure of the Sanctuary which is the world's densest habitat of the Great Indian one-horn rhinoceros.

Assam CM Sonowal meets Rajnath Singh

 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning the state.

Landslide kills 2, heavy rains worsen flood situation in Assam

At least two persons were killed in landslide in Assam even as the flood situation in the state worsened on Thursday following heavy rains in the last 24 hours.

Assam Police on alert after Bangladesh terror attacks

The Assam Police has been put on alert after the recent terror attacks in Bangladesh and reports of five suspected terrorists crossing over from the neighbouring country into India and heading for Assam, a senior police officer said.

Assam floods: over 90,000 affected, Brahmaputra flowing above danger mark
Assam floods: over 90,000 affected, Brahmaputra flowing above danger mark

Assam govt sources said more than 88,000 people are reeling under flood in 257 villages across Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Nagaon, Jorhat, Golaghat, Morigaon and Biswanath districts.

Four held in Assam on charge of extortion for terror funding

Four persons, including an overground worker of a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction and two teachers, have been arrested for extortion for terror funding, Assam Police said on Monday.

Major success! Army busts new terror outfit 'Helem Tiger Force' in Assam's Kokrajhar
Major success! Army busts new terror outfit 'Helem Tiger Force' in Assam's Kokrajhar

In a major success for the Indian Army in conjunction with Assam Police, a new terrorist outfit named 'Helem Tiger Force' was busted in a sustained operation over the last few days.

Sonowal asks BDOs to prepare list of poor persons
Sonowal asks BDOs to prepare list of poor persons

Assam CM to take steps preventing harassment of poor

Lakhs throng Kamakhya temple to take part in annual Ambubachi fair

Lakhs of devotees from various parts of the country and abroad thronged the Kamakhya temple here in Assam to take part in the annual Ambubachi fair that started on Wednesday.

Nine-month-old drowns in boat capsize in Assam's Chimen river - Know details
Nine-month-old drowns in boat capsize in Assam's Chimen river - Know details

A nine-month-old baby drowned and two others went missing when the country boat in which they were traveling capsized in Chimen river in Assam's Dhemaji district on Monday.

Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta's cremation today
Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta's cremation today

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta, who passed away Thursday morning at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi following cardiac failure, will be cremated on Friday.

Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta passes away
Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta passes away

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta passed away on Thursday morning at the AIIMS hospital here following cardiac failure.

Major tragedy averted at Bagdogra, Spice Jet flight lands at airport with tyre burst

A major tragedy was averted at the Bagdogra on Tuesday when a Spice Jet flight landed at the airport with a nose wheel tyre burst.

Assam Regiment remembers its heroes of 1971 war

Top Indian Army officials on Sunday commemorated the valiant actions of the Assam Regiment in the Chhamb-Akhnoor theatre in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Assam announces free higher education for the poor

Assam education minister said this will cover 310 government and provincialised colleges across the state benefitting 50,000-60,000 students.