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Death toll in Assam floods jumps to 62 as situation remains grim in 24 districts

Death toll in Assam floods jumps to 62 as situation remains grim in 24 districts

The death toll in Assam floods has climbed to 62 and around 57 lakh people have been affected by floods which have wreaked havoc in at least 32 districts of the state.

Jul 21, 2019, 12:33 PM IST
Assam floods: Indian Army intensifies largescale rescue operations

Assam floods: Indian Army intensifies largescale rescue operations

A large scale flood relief operation by the Indian Army troops is underway in flood-hit areas of lower Assam since 11 June after the torrential rain hit the region. The intensified downpour has

Jul 20, 2019, 07:35 AM IST
In pic: Rhinos finding shelter on a piece of land amid floodwater in Assam

In pic: Rhinos finding shelter on a piece of land amid floodwater in Assam

A picture of a group of rhinoceros exhausted due to their struggle against the wading waters in Assam's Kaziranga National Park has gone viral on social media.

Jul 19, 2019, 16:53 PM IST
India cannot be the refugee capital of world: Centre tells SC over Assam NRC

India cannot be the refugee capital of world: Centre tells SC over Assam NRC

India cannot be the refugee capital of the world, the Centre told the Supreme Court Friday, while requesting for an extension of deadline till July 31 for final National Register of Citizens (NRC). 

Jul 19, 2019, 12:50 PM IST
80% Kaziranga National Park submerged, Assam floods death toll rises to 37

80% Kaziranga National Park submerged, Assam floods death toll rises to 37

Assam State Disaster Management Authority said on Thursday that around 53,52,107 people have been affected due to flood in Assam so far.

Jul 18, 2019, 19:45 PM IST
Floods wreak havoc in Assam, death toll mounts to 30

Floods wreak havoc in Assam, death toll mounts to 30

Over 57 lakh people have been affected due to floods in Assam, of which nearly 1.5 lakh are currently in 427 rescue camps across the state.

Jul 18, 2019, 13:54 PM IST
At least 27 killed, over 55 lakh affected as flood waters inundate 29 districts of Assam

At least 27 killed, over 55 lakh affected as flood waters inundate 29 districts of Assam

According to ASDMA, four people have lost their lives in Morigaon, two each in Sonitpur and Udalguri districts and one each in Kamrup (Metro) and Nagaon districts.

Jul 17, 2019, 23:14 PM IST
Flood hits 25 district in Assam, at least 14 lakh people affected

Flood hits 25 district in Assam, at least 14 lakh people affected

A senior official of the Assam Revenue and Disaster Management Department said that more than 2200 villages were hit by flood in the state.

Jul 15, 2019, 10:01 AM IST
6 dead, over 4 lakh affected as flood situation in 21 districts of Assam remains grave

6 dead, over 4 lakh affected as flood situation in 21 districts of Assam remains grave

The situation is feared to remain grim for few more days as the water level of the Brahmaputra river flowing through Guwahati has crossed the warning mark.

Jul 12, 2019, 22:03 PM IST
Assam flood situation turns grim, 4 lakh people affected across 700 villages in 17 districts

Assam flood situation turns grim, 4 lakh people affected across 700 villages in 17 districts

The water level of the Brahmaputra river flowing through Guwahati has crossed the warning mark.

Jul 12, 2019, 07:16 AM IST
Assam floods: 62000 people affected in 8 districts, Brahmaputra River crosses danger mark

Assam floods: 62000 people affected in 8 districts, Brahmaputra River crosses danger mark

Incessant rains triggered landslides in Guwahati, leading to the death of one person and injuring two others.   

Jul 10, 2019, 13:47 PM IST
Assam: 5 dead due to Japanese Encephalitis, 9 from AES in Dibrugarh

Assam: 5 dead due to Japanese Encephalitis, 9 from AES in Dibrugarh

As many as 189 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been reported in Assam`s Dibrugarh, out of which 14 people have died.

Jul 10, 2019, 07:33 AM IST
Family tries to sacrifice child in Assam, locals intervene on time

Family tries to sacrifice child in Assam, locals intervene on time

A school teacher and his family allegedly tried to sacrifice a three-year-old in their house in Udalguri district of Assam on Saturday, but locals intervened and immediately informed the police and

Jul 07, 2019, 23:53 PM IST
NIA Court convicts NDFB-S member for terror attack on adivasi community in 2014

NIA Court convicts NDFB-S member for terror attack on adivasi community in 2014

The case was originally registered at Bishwanath Chariali Police Station in Assam in 2014 and was subsequently taken over by NIA.

Jul 03, 2019, 19:42 PM IST
Assam leaves out 1.02 lakh persons in additional exclusion list to draft NRC

Assam leaves out 1.02 lakh persons in additional exclusion list to draft NRC

The NRC in Assam is being updated under the monitoring of the Supreme Court and the final list is scheduled to be released on July 31.

Jun 26, 2019, 12:37 PM IST
CRPF jawan injured in Saraikella Naxal blast dies, officers pay tribute

CRPF jawan injured in Saraikella Naxal blast dies, officers pay tribute

Sunil Kalita of 209 CoBRA battalion of CRPF had sustained injuries in an IED blast on May 28 during anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand.

Jun 15, 2019, 06:56 AM IST
Two arrested for taking bribe from complainant for including name in NRC final draft

Two arrested for taking bribe from complainant for including name in NRC final draft

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) team of Assam caught the duo red-handed at the NRC Sewa Kendra of Dispur in Ganeshguri.

Jun 13, 2019, 21:06 PM IST
Assam student commits suicide for not being allowed to play PUBG game

Assam student commits suicide for not being allowed to play PUBG game

The deceased was a 15-year-old student of Faculty Higher Secondary School, Amingaon, and hailed from Bhaskar Nagar area in Guwahati.

Jun 13, 2019, 18:33 PM IST
I am an Indian, will always remain one, says ex-Army officer declared 'foreigner' by NRC tribunal

I am an Indian, will always remain one, says ex-Army officer declared 'foreigner' by NRC tribunal

Sanaullah also thanked the High Court for granting him bail and said that he is assured of getting justice from the court.

Jun 09, 2019, 09:35 AM IST
Army veteran Mohammed Sanaullah, who was declared 'foreigner' by NRC tribunal, released from detention centre in Assam

Army veteran Mohammed Sanaullah, who was declared 'foreigner' by NRC tribunal, released from detention centre in Assam

He was released a day after the Guwahati High Court ordered his interim release with a condition of Rs 20,000 bail bond and two local sureties.

Jun 08, 2019, 17:18 PM IST