Assam

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…

Army takes stock of flood situation in Assam

GUWAHATI: In view of the worsening flood scenario in Assam, the Army has taken stock of the situation and assured quick response if requisitioned for deployment in affected areas for relief work, officials said Tuesday. The flood situation in Assam…

Flood fury grips all of Assam, toll rises to 17

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam turned critical on Tuesday with all 33 districts of the state coming under the grip of the deluge, which has so far claimed 17 lives and affected over 45 lakh people, officials said Tuesday. According…

Assam: Railways to attach additional coaches to trains for stranded passengers

Assam: The North East Frontier Railway has decided to attach additional coaches in trains to help passengers stranded due to floods. “Flood has affected nearly 30 districts of Assam. As a result of the flood, the road connectivity between upper…

Assam floods: Over 160 people rescued by Army in night operation

Guwahati/Nalabari (Assam): Indian Army personnel rescued at least 160 people affected due to floods triggered by incessant rains in Nalabari district during a night operation. Torrential downpour amounted to breach of embankments of Pagladiya River in Nalbari, flooding 133 villages…

Assam: Flood forces locals in Chirang to evacuate

Chirang (Assam): Residents of Dababil village of Chirang district here are facing immense distress and have been forced to evacuate from their hometown due to the possibility of floods following rising water levels in the Northeastern state. People of Dababil…

Assam Floods: Centre releases Rs 251.55 crore to deal with deluge

The central government has released Rs 251.55 crore grants-in-aid to Assam to deal with the situation arising out of the devastating floods in the State. The amount was release by the Finance Ministry towards central share of SDRF for 2019-20…

Several trains cancelled as floods wreak havoc in Assam

Guwahati: Several trains have been cancelled and others rescheduled on Tuesday due to the ongoing landslide and incessant rainfall witnessed in Assam. Speaking to ANI, Kapindra Sharma, senior station master, Guwahati, said, “Landslides between Jatinga Lumpur and New Harangajao on…

Assam Floods | Woman gives birth to boy on country boat, names him Krishna

A woman who gave birth to a boy on a country boat in Assam’s Golaghat district has been named ‘Krishna’. Rumi Pathari, the woman in labour hailing from Aphalagaon near Numaligarh town, who was assisted by ASHA worker Manju Chetri…

Assam Floods: Hima Das comes forward and appeals for help

GUWAHATI: India’s sprint queen Hima Das has made an appeal on social media to individuals and corporate houses to come ahead and help the state of Assam which at the moment is affected by devastating floods. Among the many popular…

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