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Assam floods


Assam floods: More than 6 lakh affected, death toll rises to 9

May 19, 2022 10:35 am

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief measures.

Assam: AHSEC Class 11 final exams suspended due to floods

May 19, 2022 8:31 am

The exams that were scheduled to be completed on June 1 have been suspended due to "prevailing inclement weather and in view of damages being caused by the natural calamities in the state".

Assam floods: Death toll goes up to 8, Amit Shah assures help from Centre

May 18, 2022 8:18 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the situation, and assured that the Centre would provide the state with "all possible help".

Rain: Five killed in Arunachal landslide, two drown in Assam

May 17, 2022 2:37 am

In Assam, 1,97,248 people across 652 villages in 20 districts (Bajali, Baksa, Biswanath, Cachar, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Hojai, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong West, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Udalguri) have been affected by floods and landslides.

Assam: Heavy rainfall, storms claim 14 lives in two days

April 18, 2022 5:52 am

In all, at least 21,000 people have been affected, as the storms have left homes and properties destroyed in their wake, including 7,344 homes, as well as uprooted several trees and electric poles.

First wave of floods in Assam: two children dead, over 70 per cent of Kaziranga under water

August 31, 2021 5:14 am

While by September, Assam usually sees at least two waves of flood, a rainfall deficit this year has meant delayed floods and distress for farmers in many parts of the state.

Assam flood situation deteriorates, over 2.25 lakh people affected

August 28, 2021 11:12 pm

Large scale erosion has been reported from several places in Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Morigaon, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts.

July 6, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Assam hit by floods

July 06, 2021 12:05 am

In the Naharkatiya area, crude production stopped in at least five areas as the Brahmaputra and the Buridihing submerged oil fields.

Assam govt notifies sanitary napkin as essential flood relief item

May 28, 2021 9:32 pm

The move comes after a two-year-long digital campaign on the plight of women in flood camps by Tezpur-based public health activist Mayuri Bhattacharjee.

Third wave of Assam floods: One more dead, 2.78 lakh affected

September 29, 2020 10:43 pm

As per official ASDMA records, 2.78 lakh people living in 458 villages in 12 districts (Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golahat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and West Karbi Anglong) have been affected in the current wave.


Floods wreak havoc in Assam, nearly 2 lakh people affected

May 17, 2022 9:22 pm

In Assam, 1,97,248 people across 652 villages in 20 districts have been affected by floods and landslides. According to a bulletin issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Monday, two people drowned to death in Cachar district

Every year, same story: Assam reels under floods, lakhs affected

September 03, 2021 8:38 pm

More than nearly 5.7 lakh people in 18 districts have been affected by the flood triggered by continuous heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of Assam.

Assam floods: Villages inundated, Kaziranga hit by deluge

July 20, 2020 5:18 pm

The death toll due to floods and landslides this year has increased to 110, with 84 dying in flood-related incidents.

Lakhs displaced in Assam floods, national parks hit

July 18, 2020 1:24 am

The current wave of floods in Assam has affected more than 21 lakh people in 27 districts of the state. The flood-related deaths now stand at 59.

Flood fury grips all of Assam, Army called in for rescue

July 18, 2019 6:39 am

The Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger mark in Guwahati, at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns, and at Badarpurghat in Karimganj.

Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

July 14, 2017 12:53 pm

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

Flood situation in Assam worsens, thousands shifted to relief camps

July 10, 2017 4:50 pm

The overall flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with the death toll reaching 26 as the Brahmaputra, the Barak and several of its tributaries inundate over 1000 villages in 15 districts, affecting about five lakh people.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

September 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Flood situation in Assam worsens, at least 13 dead

August 24, 2015 7:42 pm

The Assam government on Monday (August 24) sought an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for relief, rehabilitation and repair works in flood-affected areas across the state.

Assam flood situation continues to remain grim

June 15, 2015 1:25 pm

Over three lakh people have been affected in 42 revenue circles in 15 districts, with the ASDMA putting the number of people affected in Barpeta at over 91,000.