Assam flood toll 48, flood water receding in 10 districts

With the death of one more person in Barpeta district the toll in the Assam floods on Thursday increased to 48 even as the water in 10 of the 21 districts in the state have started receding.

Flood situation shows signs of improvement in Assam

The flood situation in Assam showed signs of improvement on Wednesday although over 1.45 lakh people are still affected in over 300 villages across the state.

Assam continues to reel under floods, 8.5 lakh people affected
Assam continues to reel under floods, 8.5 lakh people affected

Assam continues to reel under the impact of floods in 12 districts affecting over 8.5 lakh people in 984 villages across the state even as the government said it has given all help to the state government to minimize casualties and flood damages.

Assam: 24-hr shutdown in Sonitpur

 A 24-hour shutdown in Sonitpur to protest against alleged army custodial death of a "militant" partly hit normal life in the Assam district.

NIA files chargesheet against 26 NDFB(S) militants

NIA has filed charge sheet in five cases this month against 26 NDFB(S) militants accused in the killing of tribal villagers and members of the minority community in three Assam districts last year.

16 held in beheading case in Assam

Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the beheading of a woman by branding her a witch at a village in Sonitpur district.

Woman beheaded for 'practising' witchcraft in Assam

A 60-year-old woman was beheaded on Monday allegedly by a group of villagers who suspected that she had been practising witchcraft in Assam's Sonitpur district.

No respite from floods in Assam

Flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim as most of rivers flowed above the danger mark due to relentless rainfall.

Thousands rendered homeless due to floods in Assam

Floods in Assam, following heavy rains for the past few days, have displaced at least 80,000 people in eight districts of the state.

Teenager lights up peoples' lives in remote Assam villages

A teenager from Mumbai has literally brought light into the lives of people in four remote villages of Assam's Sonitpur district.

Floods hit six districts of Assam, one dead

One person was killed and nearly 33,000 affected as six districts of Assam have been hit by flood.

Five-year-old boy beheaded in Assam; accused tantrik lynched

Simmering tension prevailed in Assam after a tantrik sacrificed a five-year-old boy to appease God and was later lynched by an irate mob, police said on Friday.

Four NDFB(S) militants held in Assam

Four NDFB(S) militants were arrested in an operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district on Saturday.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cancels visit to Tawang due to inclement weather

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cancelled his day-long visit to Tawang bordering China due to inclement weather.

Earthquake of slight intensity felt in Assam

An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale shook Assam in the early hours Wednesday.

Two NDFB militants killed in encounter in Assam's Sonitpur

Two National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sonitpur district of Assam on Wednesday.

Minor girl kidnapped, raped in Assam's Sonitpur

A teenaged girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped for a whole night before she managed to escape in Sonitpur district, police said on Monday.

Suspected NDFB(S) cadre held in Assam, arms seized

A suspected NDFB(S) militant was arrested and a cache of arms and ammunition seized from him in Sonitpur district, police said on Sunday.

NDFB(S) militant nabbed in Assam

A hardcore NDFB(S) militant has been arrested in Assam's Sonitpur district, police said on Wednesday.

Two killed, one injured in firing by Assam Rifles personnel

 Two persons were killed and a woman injured in a firing allegedly by Assam Rifles personnel at Mission Chariali area of Tezpur in lower Assam's Sonitpur district tonight, a senior police officer said.