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.
August 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Assam and Bihar are synonymous with annual floods. An uncounted tragedy of it are the children, more susceptible to the waters and fighting for the attention of a system now grappling with Covid-19. The Indian Express spoke to two such children from Guwahati and Saran, on living with the floods, and living with loss.
August 04, 2020 4:52 am
In a particularly devastating flood in Assam this year, 49 children have been reported dead so far.
July 26, 2020 2:34 pm
In the sanctuary with the highest density of rhinos in the world, severe floods have led to shortage of food, forcing animals to move out.
July 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Expressing their appreciation for the park's rangers, the Duke said, "Catherine and I greatly admire all the work that you and the rangers at Kaziranga are doing to risk your own safety, rescue animals and contain the damage."
July 23, 2020 8:50 pm
UNICEF said it is supporting the Assam government to implement the COVID-19 adapted relief camp management guidelines and child friendly spaces in select districts, in addition to its focused support for maternal and child health service continuity and COVID-19 response in many states.
July 22, 2020 9:17 am
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July 22, 2020 12:49 pm
The West Garo Hills district includes plain areas which are contiguous to the flooded districts of Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar and Goalpara in Assam
July 21, 2020 1:12 pm
Already 113 animals, including 11 rhinos, have died — two of the rhinos succumbed to natural causes. And with this year's deluge said to be the “sixth heaviest” in the park's history, the fear is that the animal toll will rise.
July 19, 2020 7:13 pm
The rhino, estimated to be about 30-35 years old, was trying to flee the inundated park to take refuge in the safer, higher ground of the Karbi Anglong Hills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 25, 2014 11:09 am
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.
September 23, 2014 6:07 pm
Altogether eight people have died in heavy floods and landslides triggered by continuous rain for the last three days in Assam.