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Assam: Two killed in police firing while trying to escape custody, says Cop

July 3, 2022 7:27:19 pm

At least 54 people have been killed and 139 injured in police action while allegedly trying to flee custody or for attacking police personnel since the BJP government, led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, assumed office in May 2021.

Assam flood situation grim, 29 lakh affected

July 1, 2022 5:54:16 pm

Around 2,600 villages, under 75 revenue circles have been affected by the deluge across the state, while 3,05,565 people have taken shelter in 551 relief camps, according to the bulletin.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma files defamation suit against Manish Sisodia

July 1, 2022 1:33:07 pm

Sarma's wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, has already filed a Rs 100 crore civil defamation case against Sisodia.

Eknath Shinde

Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs donate Rs 51 lakh for Assam flood relief

June 29, 2022 11:56:46 am

Amid criticism that the Sena dissidents were staying at a luxury hotel in Guwahati even as parts of Assam were grappling with severe floods, Deepak Kesarkar, the spokesperson of the rebel MLAs told PTI, "Shinde has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund as our contribution to their ongoing rescue work. We cannot ignore the plight of people here."

Assam Floods

Flood situation remains grim in Assam, over 25 lakh still hit

June 26, 2022 1:34:26 pm

As many as 2.33 lakh have taken shelter in 637 relief camps of Assam, which has been battling floods and landslides for the past two weeks.

Flood situation in Assam critical as Silchar remains under water, toll rises to 108

June 24, 2022 2:18:30 pm

The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with their tributaries are in spate, even as floodwaters started receding from a few areas, they said.

TMC, NSUI protest outside hotel where rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are camping

June 23, 2022 7:46:30 pm

The protestors were detained since they did not have permission to hold a protest but later let off.

Assam flood situation grim, 54.5 lakh hit, 12 fresh deaths

June 23, 2022 3:25:11 pm

The toll due to the flood since mid-May is now 101.

TMC workers detained, after protest at Guwahati hotel where Shiv Sena leaders are camping

June 23, 2022 1:33:36 pm

The protestors accused the Assam government, led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, of indulging in “horsetrading”, when the state was in the grip of a devastating flood.

Assam floods: Slight improvement, but Silchar remains critical

June 23, 2022 7:56:21 am

GD Tripathi, chief executive member of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), told that the situation was improving

As rebel Shiv Sena leaders land in Guwahati, opposition hits out at Assam govt for ‘ignoring floods’

June 22, 2022 1:56:58 pm

With Silchar submerged under water for the last 72 hours, TMC MP Sushmita Dev hit out at CM Himanta Biswa Sarma following the arrival of Eknath Shinde and rebel Sena MLAs in Assam. The CM is "busy poaching MLAs, and putting them up in five-star hotels. This is really bad," Dev said.

‘Every inch is under water’: Unprecedented floods submerge a south Assam town

June 22, 2022 9:53:51 am

Assam floods: In the last 24 hours, all of Silchar — southern Assam’s biggest town and the gateway to the three Barak valley districts — has been submerged in water unlike “ever before in its history”.

Two cops among 11 dead in Assam floods, toll 81

June 21, 2022 1:11:54 am

As rain continued to batter parts of the state, affecting more than 45 lakh people in 32 districts, Home Minister Amit Shah said an inter-ministerial Central team would be dispatched to assess the damage.

Waste and clogged drains: A week’s rainfall brings Guwahati to its knees

June 20, 2022 8:45:02 am

On Sunday, the state’s disaster management authority reported nine more deaths, taking up the total death toll this year to 71.

Eight more killed in Assam as rain continues to wreak havoc; toll at 70

June 19, 2022 9:47:29 pm

More than 37,17,800 people have been affected due to floods in 4,462 villages across 30 districts of the state, news agency PTI quoted an ASDMA official as saying.

Assam flood toll 62, over 30 lakh affected; PM Modi dials Sarma to know situation

June 19, 2022 9:26:10 am

A release from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that in the past 24 hours, floods and landslides claimed eight more lives, taking up the total death toll this year to 62.

22 dead in Meghalaya, Assam as rains continue to lash northeast

June 17, 2022 11:19:45 pm

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 18 lakh have been affected in 2,893 villages across 28 districts of the state. Several rivers are flowing above the danger mark in Assam, including Brahmaputra, Beki, Manas, Pagladiya, Puthimari and Jiya Bhoroli.

Assam police will absorb every Agnipath recruit after four years: CM Himanta

June 17, 2022 8:49:56 pm

While violent protests have been reported from other states in the past two days, Assam has not witnessed any major protest, barring one in Jorhat on Friday morning.

Assam: Incessant rain wreaks havoc, Guwahati reels under artificial floods

June 15, 2022 12:03:55 pm

While four labourers died in a landslide triggered by torrential showers in the capital Guwahati’s Boragaon area early Tuesday, approximately 8,000 people in seven other districts of Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Nalbari, and South Salmara were affected.

Four buried alive by landslide triggered by incessant rain in Guwahati

June 14, 2022 4:36:53 pm

The incident happened at around 1 am in the morning, said an official from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

AAP’s Manish Sisodia charges Assam CM with corruption; Himanta dismisses accusation, says he will file defamation

June 5, 2022 8:03:43 am

At a press conference, he claimed that while the Assam government procured PPE kits for Rs 600 a piece from other companies, Sarma gave urgent supply orders to the firms of his wife and son's business partners for Rs 990 a piece "taking advantage of the Covid-19 emergency".

Assam: Opposition seeks probe into ‘supply scam’ by CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s wife’s company

June 3, 2022 7:18:02 pm

Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, the CM's wife, refuted the allegations saying did not make a “single penny” out of the supply.

Another death in Assam police custody; accused in Nagaon arson case ‘run over’

May 31, 2022 5:42:35 am

In December 2021, Niraj Das, the prime accused in the lynching of a student leader in Jorhat, had died in a similar fashion — run over by a police vehicle while he was allegedly trying to escape custody.

Assam: To help in ‘identification’, Cabinet to issue ‘minority certificates’ to six religious communities

May 30, 2022 3:26:42 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, Habib Mohammad Chowdhury, the Chairman of the Minorities Development Board, said that the move would “benefit” the minorities of Assam, especially in availing government schemes.

Flood situation grim in Assam as two more people die, 5.61 lakh suffer

May 27, 2022 2:16:25 pm

The total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood and landslides in Assam has reached 30.