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Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga National Park

Earlier this month, the first wave of floods had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Director Satyendra Singh told IANS.

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

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

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

Assam Floods: How a college turned into a jail overnight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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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Mumbaikars gear up for the famous Ganesh festival.