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Assam floods


Death toll in Bihar flood mounts to 130; flood waters in Assam recede

July 30, 2019 10:35 pm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast enhanced rainfall activity in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and the western Himalayan region from July 31 to August 2.

Assam floods: Airtel, Vodafone Idea offer free voice calls, data benefits to subscribers in Assam

July 30, 2019 8:46 pm

Vodafone Idea and Airtel are offering free voice and data benefits to their subscribers in flood-hit Assam.

Express daily briefing: The story of a night during Assam floods; the life of Mirza Ghalib; and more

July 28, 2019 8:22 am

From Donald Trump's latest racist attack to the Alwar gangrape survivor's new life and the data from Census 2011 on migration, here's the latest news on Sunday morning

Assam Floods: How a college turned into a jail overnight

July 29, 2019 11:12 am

As 80% of Assam was inundated, so was Dhubri District Jail. That meant turning a college into a jail in a couple of hours, escorting 409 prisoners through rising waters to it, in a town under a total blackout, and ensuring no one escaped

Daily news briefing: India’s Davis Cup team to go to Pak in Sept, IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Mumbai for the next 48 hours; and more 

July 27, 2019 9:05 am

From Punjab CM Amarinder Singh promoting Vir Chakra Satpal Singh from Head Constable to Assistant Sub Inspector to why B S Yediyurappa’s new government is also not on safe ground, here's all that is making news on Saturday morning.

China first to share satellite data with India on floods in Assam

July 27, 2019 7:48 am

The first set of data on Assam came from the Chinese Gaofen-2 satellite on July 18. Large parts of India’s North-East and Bihar are grappling with a worsening flood situation.

Six more die in Assam floods, toll climbs to 74

July 24, 2019 8:26 pm

At least 2,523 villages and 1.27 lakh hectare crop land are still submerged in the flood-hit districts and the NDRF and the SDRF are rescuing the marooned people.

Toll in Assam flood climbs to 66, over 30 lakh affected

July 22, 2019 8:02 pm

Two more people died in Assam floods taking the death toll to 66 Monday, as the situation remained unchanged in the state where 30.55 lakh people of 18 of the 33 districts are affected, an official report said.

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

July 20, 2019 10:06 pm

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.

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

July 19, 2019 8:47 pm

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


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.

Assam floods: Thousands still reel under water in Goalpara district

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.

Flood situation worsens in Assam, claims eight lives

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.

Over 12 lakh affected in Assam floods

August 27, 2014 3:37 pm

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.

Today in pics: Mumbai gears up for Ganesh festival

August 16, 2014 11:07 am

Mumbaikars gear up for the famous Ganesh festival.