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Assam flood waters show receding trend, but death toll rises to 59

Assam floods: The waters of the deluge, which caused large scale devastations across the state, receded from Baksa, Hojai and Majuli districts but continued to submerge 1.51 lakh hectare of cropland and a large part of Kaziranga National Park, where 10 rhinos have been killed.

Explained: Why Assam is prone to floods, and what the solution is

A look at why Assam has traditionally been flood-prone, what measures have been taken over the years, and what has been proposed as a long-term solution.


Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin and others appeal citizens to contribute for Assam flood relief

Rohit Sharma appealed people residing in Assam to be cautious while driving through the Kaziranga belt as the national park is completely submerged underwater and animals are forced to take shelter on roads.

Assam floods: PM Modi assures Centre's assistance as death toll mounts to 48

The rampaging flood in Assam has so far claimed the lives of 48 people and displaced nearly 54 lakh people.

Kaziranga's circle of life: How forest department, vets and villagers join hands to fight flood fury

With 95 per cent of the World Heritage Site submerged and thousands of animal struggling to say afloat, meet the bunch of people who dive in to save the day.

Express daily briefing: Will BSY be the new Karnataka CM, why Assam is prone to floods; and more

From Karnataka floor test to Express investigation on Muzaffarnagar riots to Dhoni's retirement speculation, here's the top news this morning.


This comedian has a message about the Assam floods — but it's no joke

According to the latest reports, more than 52 lakh have been affected in almost all 33 districts of the state. “But you guys don’t know about it, right? The media has better things to do.” says Mishra, in the eight-minute long clip.

Congress members slam govt over handling of the flood situation in Assam and Bihar

Gourav Gogoi of the Congress asked the Centre to declare floods in Assam a national disaster and said, 15 persons have been killed, and over 43 lakh displaced by the natural calamity.

Assam floods: Centre releases Rs 250 crore aid as death toll touches 17

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the prompt release of the funds even as the death toll mounted to 15 and floodwaters submerged 30 of the 33 districts. 

Hima Das donates half of salary for Assam flood relief, appeals for help

Assam, the home state of Hima Das, is in the throes of one of the worst spells of floods of recent times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Assam floods: Thousands still reel under water in Goalpara district

The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged for the third consecutive day with the army continuing to be deployed for rescue and relief operations in addition to squads from the NDRF and SDRF.

Flood situation worsens in Assam, claims eight lives

Altogether eight people have died in heavy floods and landslides triggered by continuous rain for the last three days in Assam.

Over 12 lakh affected in Assam floods

Over 12 lakh people have been affected in floods in 16 districts of Assam. Many rivers, including the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, continue to flow above the danger level.

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