Assam floods claim seven more lives, taking toll due to deluge, landslides to 57; nearly 15 lakh affected across 23 districts
Three persons were killed in Barpeta district, while one person each died in Dhubri, Nagaon, Nalbari in flood-related incidents, while a landslide claimed the life of a 50-year-old person in Cachar district, the ASDMA said in its report.
At least 19 dead, two others seriously injured in Assam's Barak Valley as incessant rain triggers landslides
State Minister Parimal Suklavaidya, who was in Hailakandi town to review the COVID-19 pandemic situation, has directed district authorities to immediately send their reports on the landslide to the government for payment of Rs Four lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased.
Assam govt issues notice to set up 200 additional Foreigner Tribunals in 33 districts for hearing appeals of those excluded from final NRC
The Assam government has issued a notification setting up 200 more appellate Foreigner Tribunals for hearing of appeals of people excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC)
Four more dead in Assam due to floods as toll rises to 86 since onset of monsoon; over 1,300 villages still deluge-hit
Four more people died on Monday due to floods in Assam, mounting the toll to 86 this monsoon season.
Harsh Vardhan dispatches central team to Assam to probe Japanese Encephalitis cases, says he is 'closely monitoring' situation
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday dispatched a central team to review health situation in Assam after Japanese Encephalitis cases reported in the state
Lightning strikes in Assam over past weeks claim 23 lives: State disaster mgmt agency, DC to release ex-gratia within 48 hours
The worst-hit districts are Golaghat, Sivasagar, Dhubri, Sontipur, and Cachar, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.
12-hour bandh observed in parts of Assam to protest killing of 5 men in Tinsukia; police detain over 700 protesters
Protesters squatted on railway tracks, pelted stones at vehicles and burnt tyres on roads in some districts of Assam during a 12-hour state-wide bandh.
Of no fixed abode: Renowned sculptor's son says Assam officials told him there was 'nothing to worry' about
Uttam Paul, 48, of Assam’s Cachar district had never thought he would feel insecure in a country inhabited by his family for over decades now.
Of no fixed abode: NRC leaves out Kargil martyr's nephew; family slams politicians' rhetoric calling those excluded 'outsiders'
In Kargil, 1999, Grenadier Chimmoy Bhowmik laid down his life on the battlefield. His nephew Pinak's name has been left out of the NRC.
Of no fixed abode: Govt should accept us or shoot us, says family of 'migrant' who committed suicide in 2012 over NRC
In 2012, Arjun Namasudra of Cachar district had killed himself after he was served with a D-voter notice by the Foreigners Tribunal in Assam; six years later, his family is battling the same crisis
Of no fixed abode: In a village known for its D-voters, 48-year-old woman ostracised after Assam NRC exclusion
Despite having his name in Assam’s electoral rolls of 1971 — the cut-off year for National Register of Citizenship (NRC) — Kumud Ram Das, 63, has been languishing in a detention camp for the last nine months.
Of no fixed abode: Named in first NRC, missing in final draft, former MLA claims he was left out 'intentionally'
Two-time MLA Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya, whose name has gone missing from the final draft of the NRC, caims RSS pressurised NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela to come up with new rules which would help exclude more Muslims
TMC's Derek O'Brien says 'super Emergency' is on, asserts party leaders visiting Assam are lawmakers, not law-breakers
Derek O'Brien alleged that Assam Police personnel at the Silchar airport 'roughed up' the TMC's chief whip in the Rajya Sabha, and said that a 'super emergency' was on.
The Assam Congress on Thursday alleged that 90 percent of people belonging to religious and linguistic minorities in certain pockets of 13 districts of the state have been left out in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens and demanded an inquiry into it.
The flood situation in Assam improved on Saturday although one person died in the deluge and nearly 90,000 people are still affected in 11 districts of the state
The report said that 453 villages in Assam are currently under water and over 5,272 hectares of crop area have been damaged.
Over one lakh people in Assam are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts, where the swirling flood waters have overrun 188 villages in 13 revenue circles.
A rail blockade called by tribal students hit railway services in parts of northeast India for the second day, snapping the crucial rail link of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam with the rest of the country.