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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.