Assam

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…

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…

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