Assam

Heavy rainfall floods NH37, affects normal life in Kaziranga

GUWAHATI: With torrential rains already lashing most parts of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat district has been affected by rainwater. Due to the heavy downpour for the past few days, the National Highway 37 that touches the southern…

Assam: 530 villages across 11 districts affected by heavy rain

Guwahati (Assam): Heavy rain in the state has led to a flood like situation in 11 districts of the state, affecting a total of 530 villages. According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, as of 5 pm…

Sonowal reviews flood situation

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Thursday reviewed the prevailing flood situation which has claimed three lives and affected 2.5 lakh people in 11 districts of the state, officials said. The chief minister interacted through video conferencing with deputy commissioners…

Assam: One active ULFA(I) cadre apprehended in Udalguri

GUWAHATI: Indian Army unit apprehended one active ULFA (I) Cadre along with arms and ammunition at Kathalbari, Udalguri, here on July 8, Indian Army’s Eastern Command said in a tweet on Wednesday. “Indian Army unit apprehended One active ULFA (I)…

5 dead due to Japanese Encephalitis, 9 from AES in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh (Assam): As many as 189 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been reported in Assam’s Dibrugarh, out of which 14 people have died. “A total of 189 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) reported…

Assam: 11-year-old boy saved woman and her child from drowning in Sonitpur

In an utter display of courage, an 11-year-old boy saved a mother and one of her child from drowning in a river here in Sonitpur district on Sunday. The incident took place when woman along with her two children were…

Flood situation critical in Assam as surging waters inundate new areas

The flood situation in Assam remains critical as surging water inundated new areas today. Official sources said that breach of embankments flooded several villages at Tengaguri in Morigaon and Lanka Suburi in Tihu circle.   Several rivers including the Brahmaputra…

Assam Police arrests one from Kashmir for posting dirty comments on martyr Sunil Kalita’s wife

The Assam Police has arrested one Sahil Abbas from Jammu and Kashmir for making derogatory, dirty comments on martyr Sunil Kalita’s wife. CRPF Cobra Commando Kalita had succumbed to his injuries from an IED attack by Maoists. Sahil Abbas had…

Most-wanted rhino poacher arrested in Arunachal Pradesh

A rhino poacher, wanted for poaching rhinoceros at the famed Kaziranga National Park, has been arrested from Arunachal Pradesh. Prabin Hazarika alias Konto, who was involved in rhino poaching in Kohora range of Kaziranga National Park, was arrested from the…

Assam yet to receive Rs. 773 crore crude oil royalty

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India owes Assam government a pending amount of crude oil royalty adding up to around Rs. 773.13 crore. The sum has been due from OIL and ONGC since April 2008. Dharmendra…

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