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One more person dies in Assam flood; 3.7 lakh people in six districts affected by deluge

One more person dies in Assam flood; 3.7 lakh people in six districts affected by deluge

According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person died in Kampur in Nagaon district, taking the toll in the first wave of flood in the state to

May 30, 2020, 21:57 PM IST
Over two lakh people affected by flood in Assam; seven districts affected

Over two lakh people affected by flood in Assam; seven districts affected

The first wave of flash flood triggered Assam on Tuesday (May 26, 2020) affecting around two lakh people and seven districts in the state. Nearly, 9,000 villagers have been shifted to 35 relief

May 27, 2020, 12:08 PM IST
Assam issues high alert on cyclone Amphan, directs SDMA to set up control room

Assam issues high alert on cyclone Amphan, directs SDMA to set up control room

The Assam government on Tuesday issued a high alert over cyclone 'Amphan' and directed the state disaster management authority to set up a control room to deal with the situation.

May 19, 2020, 21:06 PM IST
Assam writes to Centre, calls for extending coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown for two more weeks after May 17

Assam writes to Centre, calls for extending coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown for two more weeks after May 17

The government of Assam has written to the Centre urging it to extend the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown by two more weeks beyond May 17.

May 15, 2020, 14:22 PM IST
Excise duty on liquor increased by 25%: Assam Industries and Commerce Minister

Excise duty on liquor increased by 25%: Assam Industries and Commerce Minister

The Assam government has taken several crucial decisions in its Cabinet meeting including increasing the excise duty on liquor by 25 percent."In the Cabinet, we took several decisions which included

May 09, 2020, 08:12 AM IST
Three new COVID-19 cases emerge in Assam, tally rises to 56

Three new COVID-19 cases emerge in Assam, tally rises to 56

The health minister said that a bus carrying 45 passengers had arrived in Silchar on Wednesday from Rajasthan's Ajmer.

May 08, 2020, 21:22 PM IST
Seven KLO insurgents nabbed in Assam’s Kokrajhar, recruitment module busted

Seven KLO insurgents nabbed in Assam’s Kokrajhar, recruitment module busted

The Security forces on Friday arrested seven insurgents in Assam’s Kokrajhar and busted a major recruitment module there.

May 08, 2020, 15:44 PM IST
Indian Army busts ULFA recruitment racket, apprehends five hardcore cadres

Indian Army busts ULFA recruitment racket, apprehends five hardcore cadres

There was an intelligence input about the presence of the heavily armed cadres, having infiltrated through the Indo-Myanmar Border, with an aim to reach Upper Assam and suspected to have come with an

Apr 23, 2020, 17:56 PM IST
Earthquake tremors felt in Guwahati and other parts of Assam

Earthquake tremors felt in Guwahati and other parts of Assam

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the richter scale rocked Assam late on Sunday night at 11:20 pm.

Apr 06, 2020, 00:12 AM IST
Cow urine, cow dung may cure Coronavirus: BJP MLA Suman Haripriya tells Assam assembly

Cow urine, cow dung may cure Coronavirus: BJP MLA Suman Haripriya tells Assam assembly

BJP MLA Suman Haripriya made the suggestion while speaking during a discussion on smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh during Special Mention on the first day of the budget session of the Assam assembly

Mar 03, 2020, 07:26 AM IST
Mild earthquake tremors in Assam, Nagaland

Mild earthquake tremors in Assam, Nagaland

According to the IMD observations, at least 27 separate moderate and mild shakes struck this month in different Northeastern states.

Feb 23, 2020, 15:07 PM IST
Sharjeel Imam brought to Assam, Guwahati court sends him to 4-day police remand

Sharjeel Imam brought to Assam, Guwahati court sends him to 4-day police remand

Sharjeel Imam had allegedly made a seditious statement like "Assam should be cut off from rest of India" during the anti-CAA protests held at Shaheen Bagh. 

Feb 20, 2020, 23:30 PM IST
Six killed, 30 others injured as bus falls into ditch in Assam's Goalpara

Six killed, 30 others injured as bus falls into ditch in Assam's Goalpara

The bus, on its way to Guwahati from Dhubri, hit a roadside electric post, overturned and fell into the ditch, killing five people on the spot.

Feb 04, 2020, 14:26 PM IST
5 killed, several injured after bus falls into gorge in Assam's Goalpara district

5 killed, several injured after bus falls into gorge in Assam's Goalpara district

More than 20 passengers of the bus have suffered injuries, some of them serious, after the bus met with an accident.

Feb 04, 2020, 10:08 AM IST
Development of Bodo areas foremost priority, govt started work on Rs 1,500 crore package: PM Narendra Modi

Development of Bodo areas foremost priority, govt started work on Rs 1,500 crore package: PM Narendra Modi

"Work has begun on a comprehensive Rs 1500 crore package. Our special focus will be on ease of living and ensuring that Bodos benefit fully from govt schemes," said PM Modi in a series of tweets.

Jan 30, 2020, 16:43 PM IST
Bodo accord will usher new dawn of peace and harmony, says PM Narendra Modi

Bodo accord will usher new dawn of peace and harmony, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (January 27) hailed the signing of a tripartite agreement with all factions of banned insurgent organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB),

Jan 27, 2020, 18:34 PM IST
Banned militant outfit ULFA-I takes responsibility for Assam bomb blasts

Banned militant outfit ULFA-I takes responsibility for Assam bomb blasts

Earlier on Sunday (January 26), DGP Assam had also said that prima facie it seemed that five low-intensity blasts in the state were the handiwork of ULFA (I). 

Jan 26, 2020, 15:50 PM IST
5 serial explosions rock Assam; CM Sonowal condemn 'terror on sacred day'

5 serial explosions rock Assam; CM Sonowal condemn 'terror on sacred day'

Out of five explosions, three took place in Dibrugarh district and one each in Tinsukia and Charaideo.

Jan 26, 2020, 11:23 AM IST
Two explosions rock Assam's Dibrugarh, bomb squad on spot

Two explosions rock Assam's Dibrugarh, bomb squad on spot

A bomb disposal squad team is on the spot. 

Jan 26, 2020, 09:09 AM IST
CAA rules will not consider religious persecution, says BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

CAA rules will not consider religious persecution, says BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that those applying for citizenship under the new legislation will be unable to prove that they had faced religious

Jan 19, 2020, 06:40 AM IST