Assam

Kaziranga: Floods force Royal Bengal tiger to take shelter inside a local house

Kaziranga (Assam): Residents of Harmati village in flood-affected Kaziranga suffered a shock after they found a Royal Bengal Tiger relaxing on the bed in one of the houses in the area on Thursday. The tiger had entered in one Rafikul’s…

Survey to identify manual scavengers in Assam

 Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Department to formulate a state-wide survey to identify manual scavengers. He asked the department to prepare a comprehensive roadmap for skill development of the…

Assam: Over 50 animals dead in Kaziranga National Park as floods wreak havoc

Kaziranga: Over 50 animals, including five rhinos, have died in Kaziranga National Park as floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam. According to a report of the divisional forest department on Wednesday, an elephant, several wild boars, hog deer and…

Death toll in Assam floods touches 37

Assam: As many as 37 people have lost their lives till now in floods and two landslide incidents in the state, Assam’s State Disaster Management Authority said on Thursday. As on July 18, a total of 4,128 villages in 103…

Assam floods death toll reaches 28

GUWAHATI: The death toll due to flood in Assam has increased to 28 with 10 bodies recovered from different parts of the region in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Thursday. “Total 10 numbers of persons have lost their…

Cabinet approves doubling of New Bongaigaon-Agthori via Rangiya railway line

Cabinet approves doubling of New Bongaigaon – Agthori via Rangiya railway line (142.97 km) The project will traverse through Bongaigaon, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts This project will generate direct employment during construction for about 34.31 lakh mandays The…

Assam’s artistes shine in Sangeet Natak Akademi awards

GUWAHATI: Amidst all the devastating flood news Assam’s prominent artistes bring laurels to the state by bagging Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the Year 2018. Prominent dancer and choreographer Jatin Goswami…

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 2 crore towards Assam flood relief

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has extended a helping hand to Assam in the wake of the devastating deluge, and has announced Rs 2 crore –- one crore each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and to the Kaziranga National Park.…

Status of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

New Delhi: The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha in 2016. It was referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee. The Committee submitted its report on 07.01.2019 to the Parliament. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was taken into…

Assam received Rs. 191.26 crore under Border Area Development programme

GUWAHATI: The Government of India under the Border Development Programme released funds worth Rs. 191.26 crore to Assam from 2014 to 2019. This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to…

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