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Over 44% inmates in Guwahati jail test COVID-19 positive

Over 44% inmates in Guwahati jail test COVID-19 positive

Over 44 per cent of the 984 prisoners in the Guwahati Central Jail, including peasant leader Akhil Gogoi and student activist Sharjeel Imam, have tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official said

Jul 24, 2020, 01:57 AM IST
Assam floods death toll reaches 93, over 28 lakh people affected

Assam floods death toll reaches 93, over 28 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday with four more deaths reported from across the state taking the total death toll to 93. The deaths were reported from these four districts--

Jul 23, 2020, 23:06 PM IST
Three injured as massive explosion occurs near OIL gas well at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia district

Three injured as massive explosion occurs near OIL gas well at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia district

The huge blast occurred near well number five of OIL inuring three foreign experts at the site, as reported by news agency ANI.

Jul 22, 2020, 15:32 PM IST
Assam floods: Over 24 lakh people hit in 24 districts; death toll at 110

Assam floods: Over 24 lakh people hit in 24 districts; death toll at 110

The floods in Assam have affected 24 districts affecting over 24 lakh people and causing damages to 1,09,600.53 hectares of crop area in the state. According to the flood situation report by the

Jul 21, 2020, 08:52 AM IST
Over 108 animals including 9 rhinoceroses have died so far at Kaziranga National Park due to Assam floods

Over 108 animals including 9 rhinoceroses have died so far at Kaziranga National Park due to Assam floods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also talked to CM Sonwal on Sunday and assured all support to Assam in dealing with the flood havoc. 

Jul 19, 2020, 17:51 PM IST
Assam Flood: 27.64 lakh people affected in 26 districts, death toll rises to 79

Assam Flood: 27.64 lakh people affected in 26 districts, death toll rises to 79

Dhubri is the worst hit with over 4.69 lakh people affected, followed by Goalpara with 4.49 lakh persons, Morigaon and Barpeta with more than 3.5 lakh people.

Jul 19, 2020, 06:57 AM IST
4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Rajkot in Gujarat, 4.1 magnitude quake jolts Assam's Karimganj

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Rajkot in Gujarat, 4.1 magnitude quake jolts Assam's Karimganj

40 am on Thursday (July 16). According to National Center for Seismology, the epicentre of earthwquake was 22 km Southwest of Rajkot. The quake hit at a depth of more than 10 kilometres, the agency

Jul 16, 2020, 09:00 AM IST
Assam floods situation worsens as 34 lakh people affected, death toll rises to 61

Assam floods situation worsens as 34 lakh people affected, death toll rises to 61

The rains have inundated 3371 villages and affected 34 lakh people in 28 of the total 33 districts in the state.

Jul 15, 2020, 17:24 PM IST
Assam floods: Nearly 22 lakh people in 27 districts affected, CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits relief camps

Assam floods: Nearly 22 lakh people in 27 districts affected, CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits relief camps

Earlier on July 12, the CM had directed DCs to deploy NDRF and SDRF personnel for the timely rescue of flood victims.

Jul 13, 2020, 21:02 PM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 2.7 hits Assam's Karbi Anglong

Earthquake of magnitude 2.7 hits Assam's Karbi Anglong

An earthquake of magnitude 2.7 hit Assam on Wednesday afternoon. The tremors were felt in the Karbi Anglong region of the state.

Jul 08, 2020, 15:32 PM IST
Assam flood situation improves; nearly 4 lakh people still remain affected

Assam flood situation improves; nearly 4 lakh people still remain affected

Barpeta is the worst-hit district with around 2.23 lakh people suffering, followed by Goalpara with more than 68,500 people and Dhubri with over 27,000 persons.

Jul 07, 2020, 09:07 AM IST
Assam flood affects over 6 lakh people in 17 districts; IMD predicts rainfall

Assam flood affects over 6 lakh people in 17 districts; IMD predicts rainfall

The National Disaster Response Force, Assam State Disaster Response Force personnel, along with the local administration, are continuously working to rescue the affected people and render relief

Jul 06, 2020, 06:53 AM IST
Women rule the roost in Assam's Nalbari as they occupy two dozen key posts

Women rule the roost in Assam's Nalbari as they occupy two dozen key posts

Breaking the proverbial glass ceiling has become commonplace in Assam's Nalbari as women rule the roost in the district by occupying all the key posts including the head of civil administration,

Jul 05, 2020, 14:41 PM IST
Assam flood affects 11 lakh people, death toll rises to 37

Assam flood affects 11 lakh people, death toll rises to 37

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that in the current wave of floods in the past two weeks, at least 22 persons have died in Morigaon, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Nagaon,

Jul 05, 2020, 08:24 AM IST
Assam floods affect over 16 lakh people in 22 districts, death toll climbs to 34

Assam floods affect over 16 lakh people in 22 districts, death toll climbs to 34

 According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, a population of 16,03,255 has been affected in 22 districts of Assam and at present, 12,597 people are staying in 162 relief camps.

Jul 03, 2020, 08:22 AM IST
Gauhati High Court grants divorce to man after wife refuses to wear 'sindoor', 'shaka'

Gauhati High Court grants divorce to man after wife refuses to wear 'sindoor', 'shaka'

In a significant development, the Gauhati High Court has granted divorce to a man, observing that the refusal to wear 'shaka' (conch shell bangle) and 'sindoor' (vermillion) as per customs by a Hindu

Jun 30, 2020, 13:45 PM IST
Assam floods affect 25 districts, 24 dead, several affected

Assam floods affect 25 districts, 24 dead, several affected

The National Disaster Response Force and the Assam State Disaster Response Force personnel, along with local administration, are continuously working to rescue the affected people and are providinf

Jun 30, 2020, 07:33 AM IST
Assam floods: Over 9 lakh people affected in 23 districts; Brahmaputra river above danger level

Assam floods: Over 9 lakh people affected in 23 districts; Brahmaputra river above danger level

Heavy rains have created havoc across several districts across the state. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday informed that a total of 99 villages have been affected by floods

Jun 29, 2020, 13:30 PM IST
Assam flood worsens; two more dead, nearly 9.3 lakh people hit

Assam flood worsens; two more dead, nearly 9.3 lakh people hit

According to the ASDMA daily flood report, one person died at Jonai revenue circle of Dhemaji district and another at Udalguri revenue circle of Udalguri district due to flood.

Jun 28, 2020, 20:41 PM IST
2-week lockdown in Guwahati from June 29; all grocery shops, vegetable vendors to remain shut

2-week lockdown in Guwahati from June 29; all grocery shops, vegetable vendors to remain shut

Assam has extended the current lockdown in Guwahati for next two weeks starting June 29 to check the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Jun 26, 2020, 14:48 PM IST