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Assam floods


Making sense of Assam floods: Why rivers turned violent in the 20th century and how climate change is making them more unpredictable

July 07, 2022 5:56 am

Arupjyoti Saikia and Jagdish Krishnaswamy write: Floods have played a key role in Assam's ecology. But increasing human footprint has affected the ability of flood plains to absorb water and transport sediment

A Letter From Silchar, Assam: Down a town, on a boat with a body

July 04, 2022 5:32 pm

Nine days after Silchar saw its worst flood, water lies stagnant, power supply is still out at some places, officials are struggling with rescue, and people have questions over if things will ever change.

Assam flood situation grim, 29 lakh affected

July 01, 2022 5:54 pm

Around 2,600 villages, under 75 revenue circles have been affected by the deluge across the state, while 3,05,565 people have taken shelter in 551 relief camps, according to the bulletin.

Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs donate Rs 51 lakh for Assam flood relief

June 29, 2022 11:56 am

Amid criticism that the Sena dissidents were staying at a luxury hotel in Guwahati even as parts of Assam were grappling with severe floods, Deepak Kesarkar, the spokesperson of the rebel MLAs told PTI, "Shinde has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund as our contribution to their ongoing rescue work. We cannot ignore the plight of people here."

Northeast floods: 5 more die in Assam, 3 in Arunachal

June 28, 2022 10:15 pm

In Assam, most of the rivers are now flowing below the danger level, aside from Kopili at Dharamtul (Morigaon), Beki at Road Bridge (Barpeta) and the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat (Jorhat).

Flood situation remains grim in Assam, over 25 lakh still hit

June 26, 2022 1:34 pm

As many as 2.33 lakh have taken shelter in 637 relief camps of Assam, which has been battling floods and landslides for the past two weeks.

Assam floods: Dos and don'ts to follow before, after, and during the natural disaster to stay safe

June 24, 2022 12:20 pm

NDMA recently listed some important things you must do before, after, and during the floods. Also, it shared some tips to follow in case of evacuation

Assam flood situation grim, 54.5 lakh hit, 12 fresh deaths

June 23, 2022 3:25 pm

The toll due to the flood since mid-May is now 101.

Assam floods: Slight improvement, but Silchar remains critical

June 23, 2022 7:56 am

GD Tripathi, chief executive member of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), told that the situation was improving

Two cops among 11 dead in Assam floods, toll 81

June 21, 2022 1:11 am

As rain continued to batter parts of the state, affecting more than 45 lakh people in 32 districts, Home Minister Amit Shah said an inter-ministerial Central team would be dispatched to assess the damage.


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.