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Assam floods


Assam floods: Seven more die, nearly 15 lakh affected

July 02, 2020 2:07 am

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that over 14.95 lakh people were affected in 2,197 villages in 21 districts of the state.

Assam floods: Seven more casualties, toll rises to 33; nearly 15 lakh affected

July 01, 2020 10:13 pm

Last month, 21 people, including minors, had died due a series of landslides in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.

In Assam’s flood relief camps, tackling Covid comes as a new challenge

July 01, 2020 3:46 am

By Tuesday, the floods had left 27 people dead, including three today, and over 25,000 were lodged in different relief camps across the state.

Heavy showers likely in Central India, Northeast

June 29, 2020 9:40 am

Weather Forecast and Updates: Central India will also experience heavy rain in the next 5 days including isolated showers over Madhya Pradesh and over Chattisgarh today and tomorrow.

Two killed in Assam floods; landslide warning in Guwahati

June 27, 2020 9:45 pm

The Brahmaputra and many of its tributaries were flowing above the danger level at multiple points in the state, including state capital Guwahati, on Saturday.

Floods in Assam, Arunachal: 3 killed, lakhs affected

June 26, 2020 2:31 am

Assam State Disaster Management Authority said 11,500-odd persons are in relief camps, and 9 districts were impacted.

Assam: Two killed, over 35,000 affected in fresh wave of floods

June 23, 2020 11:46 pm

According to officials, a total of 36,707 people in four districts — Dhemaji, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh — have been affected because of last week's rainfall.

Assam prepares for more floods amidst rising Covid cases

June 16, 2020 8:41 am

Any suspected Covid case in the relief camp will be immediately shifted to designated health facility or quarantine centre, the guidelines say. In case a person under ‘home quarantine’ is evacuated due to floods, she has to be put in a “separate room in a separate building” wherein all guidelines have to be followed.

Six killed so far in Assam floods, water begins to recede

May 31, 2020 12:48 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the state government would take adequate steps to compensate the loss incurred by farmers and fishermen due to the floods.

When crises come

May 30, 2020 8:03 am

Country needs to evolve well-rounded protocols for managing disasters, not look at them as only administrative problems.


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.