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Patna/Guwahati/Kolkata: At least 53 more deaths were on Thursday reported from the deluge-battered areas of Assam, Bihar and West Bengal, where swirling floodwaters have paralysed normal life and marooned over 1.20 crore people. The figure of flood casualties mounted to 98 in Bihar, with 26 moreMore
Published 17-Aug-2017 22:27 IST
Guwahati: Following the third spell of devastating flood hitting the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday rushed to the National Capital to discuss the problem with the Prime Minister. "Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who jetted off to New Delhi on Wednesday, would meet PrimeMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:22 IST | Updated 22:27 IST
New Delhi: Personal liberty cannot be compromised at the altar of what the State may perceive as justice, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said while granting bail to former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul in a case of alleged corruption. A three-judge bench headed byMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:48 IST
Guwahati: Celebrating 71st Independence Day amid devastating flood across the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said the main cause of the havoc created by Brahmaputra river is silt and sand carried by rivers from other states.
Published 15-Aug-2017 14:31 IST
Guwahati: Independence Day celebrations took place on Tuesday across Assam amid devastating floods in the state that have claimed 20 lives and affected over 30 lakh others. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal unfurled the national flag at the Veterinary College ground at Khanapara here, while hisMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 10:21 IST
Guwahati: Over 30 lakh people in Assam have been affected by the devastating wave of floods that affected the state in the last few days leading to death of over 20 people and inundating over 3,000 villages in 25 districts even as the entire northeast remained cut off from other parts of the countryMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 07:07 IST
Guwahati: Train services to the Northeast from the rest of the country have been stopped till Wednesday in view of the flood in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. "The Railway Board has decided to cancel all incoming trains from various parts of the country towards NE Region, which were to reach eitherMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 17:48 IST | Updated 17:58 IST
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday and Sunday on the flood situation in the state, an official release said.
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:00 IST | Updated 17:35 IST
Guwahati: The flood situation on Sunday deteriorated in Assam, where the Army was called out for rescue operations as 10 more people were killed and 22.5 lakh affected in 21 districts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who toured various flood-affectedMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 20:56 IST
New Delhi: Concerned over death of animals in road accidents near the Kaziranga National Park, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Assam government to improve sensor-operated automated traffic barriers installed in the animal corridor. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice SwatanterMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 13:09 IST
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam worsened drastically, on Saturday, and claimed five lives while affecting nearly 11 lakh people across 19 districts. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), two persons died in Dhemaji and one each in Lakhimpur, KokrajharMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 19:18 IST
New Delhi: The European Union (EU) is providing 200,000 euros (INR 15,052,000) in humanitarian aid funding to the northeastern states of Assam and Manipur, where floods have wreaked havoc since May, the Delegation of EU in New Delhi said on Friday.
Published 11-Aug-2017 20:04 IST
Guwahati: Four freedom fighters from Assam invited to take part in 'At Home' reception hosted by the President in the honour of freedom fighters at Rashtrapati Bhawan were felicitated by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday in New Delhi. The four freedom fighters who were invited from theMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 18:00 IST | Updated 18:10 IST
Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday with many parts in lower Assam getting affected for the first time. Over 500 people in Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri and other parts of this section of the state are hit by persistent rains.
Published 11-Aug-2017 17:03 IST | Updated 17:56 IST
New Delhi: The government proposes to fund a permanent solution to floods in the Northeast including Assam, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Replying to a calling attention motion on the problem of floods in various parts of the country, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju also rejectedMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 16:47 IST
Guwahati: A deputy manager of a private bank here was arrested from Uttar Pradesh for alleged financial irregularities, police said on Wednesday. The deputy manager, identified as Olivia Dutta Choudhury, was working at the Paltanbazar branch of IndusInd bank here. "We have produced her in the CourtMore
Published 09-Aug-2017 19:06 IST
Guwahati: The decision of the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to remove the iconic statue of Mahatma Gandhi atop the Gandhi mondop here has evoked sharp reaction and strong resentment from artists and freedom fighters. The decision to remove Mahatma Gandhi's statue was taken at a meetingMore
Published 09-Aug-2017 18:55 IST
Hyderabad: Aggressive is what defines 19-yr-old, Jamuna Bodo, an international boxer who hails from a small village called Belsiri in the Sonitpur district of Assam. Considering Mary Kom as her inspiration, she came to limelight in women's boxing after winning a gold in the 2013 Second National CupMore
Published 09-Aug-2017 16:40 IST | Updated 17:13 IST
Majuli (Assam): An expecting mother was carried 10 km on a makeshift dolly made of bamboo stands and wood table and had to cross a boat across the Subansiri river to deliver her baby. A moment of highest happiness turns into a horrible nightmare for a mother when such conditions become a part of herMore
Published 09-Aug-2017 11:30 IST | Updated 11:37 IST
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has requested President Ram Nath Kovind to set up a Presidential Retreat in the North East symbolising the unity of the country, which was appreciated. Sonowal during his recent meeting with Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan referred to the PresidentialMore
Published 08-Aug-2017 16:35 IST

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