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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…

Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat visits flood-ravaged Majuli

Majuli: Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Tuesday visited flood-ravaged areas of Majuli. The minister took stock of the prevailing situation in Majuli and met officials from various departments. Singh did an aerial survey of the flood-affected…

Six more die of JE in Assam, toll rises to 82

Guwahati: Six more people died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam on Monday, taking the toll to 82, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said. The number of JE positive cases in the state increased to 374 with 82 cases being…

Torrential downpour, rising Brahmaputra wreak havoc in Assam

GUWAHATI: Torrential downpour in the state of Assam continued to wreak havoc on Monday, causing the flooding on National Highway 37 and affecting 200 villages in Morigaon district alone due to the rising water levels of river Brahmaputra. Large areas…

PM speaks to Assam CM, takes stock of flood situation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, where the deluge has claimed 11 lives this year while millions are affected, officials said. During the…

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