Thursday, July 2, 2020

Assam floods death toll rises to 33, 15L affected

Guwahati |Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The ongoing wave of floods in Assam, triggered by the monsoon rains, claimed six more lives on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 33, besides affecting around 15 lakh people in 21 of the state's 33 districts, officials said.... read..

Baghjan blowout: Environmental Impact Assessment by ERM in progress

Dibrugarh (Assam) | July 2, 2020 6:11:47 PM IST
Weeks after blowout in gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia, the Environmental Impact Assessment by ERM is in progress.... read..

Assam's Covid tally crosses 8K, Guwahati's situation critical

Guwahati |Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Assam recorded 753 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 8,547, while the death toll rose to 12, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.... read..

3 minor girls drowned in drain in Assam

Dibrugarh (Assam) | July 1, 2020 8:11:46 PM IST
Three minor girls on Wednesday drowned in a drain in Dibrugarh district of Assam, Police said.... read..

Assam govt to set up plasma bank in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | July 1, 2020 5:41:55 PM IST
Assam government has decided to set up a plasma bank in Guwahati in the next four-five days, said state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday.... read..

Assam prohibits use of spiked bits on horses

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Assam government has banned the use of spiked bits or yokes with spikes on horses and directed district veterinary officers to enforce the prohibition under the cruelty provisions to the Drought and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, officials said on Tuesday.... read..

Assam floods: Over 14 lakh affected in 23 districts

Dispur (Assam) | July 1, 2020 5:41:51 AM IST
Over a million people have been affected in 23 districts of Assam due to floods, state Disaster Management Authority informed on Tuesday.... read..

Assam flood situation remains grim, 15 lakh people hit, death toll at 27

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The current phase of floods in Assam, triggered by heavy rains, remained grim on Tuesday claiming three more lives taking the death toll to 27 while affecting over 14.94 lakh people in 23 of the state's 33 districts, officials said.... read..

Assam flood crisis worsens, death toll at 24

Guwahati/Shillong |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Even as Assam is fighting an all-out war against COVID-19, the deteriorating flood situation, triggered by heavy rains, claimed four more lives taking the death toll to 24 while affecting over 13 lakh people in 25 of the state's 33 districts, officials sa... read..

Refusing 'Shankha-Sindoor' shows disregard for marriage: HC

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Gauhati High Court has granted divorce to a man whose wife refused to abide by Hindu culture prevalent in eastern part of the country, that of smearing vermilion on her head and wearing conch shell bangle.... read..

Air-noise monitoring survey carried out in Baghjan area of Tinsukia

Dibrugarh (Assam) | June 30, 2020 9:41:55 PM IST
Air monitoring, noise monitoring and survey of light intensity were carried out on Monday in Baghjan area of Tinsukia.... read..

41 more COVID-19 cases in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) | June 30, 2020 1:11:49 PM IST
41 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Assam, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the State to 7,835 on Tuesday, said state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.... read..

Assam officials bin corona-hit model's claim of ill-treatment

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The government hospital authorities in Nagaon, Assam, where Bollywood actress and model Ishika Borah, 31, is undergoing Covid-19 treatment, on Monday rubbished her claims that she was not receiving medical care.... read..

Rain, flood hamper Assam oil well fire dousing, capping efforts

Guwahati |Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Heavy rain and subsequent flood continued to hinder operations to put out the fire and cap a leaking oil well in eastern Assam's Baghjan, officials said on Monday.... read..

Normal life disrupted in Assam's Dibrugarh, Tinsukia after heavy rains

Dibrugarh (Assam) | June 29, 2020 7:11:50 PM IST
Normal life was disrupted after villages situated in Kalakhowa area of Dibrugarh flooded due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging in the state.... read..

Assam flood situation worsens, 9.26L affected in 23 districts

Guwahati/Agartala |Monday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases, Assam is battling at another front -- the annual recurring flood, that already distressed 9.26 lakh people in 2,071 villages in 23 of the state's 33 districts, officials said in Guwahati on Sunday.... read..

After heavy rains, Brahmaputra flows above danger level in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | June 29, 2020 3:41:47 PM IST
The level of Brahmaputra river has gone above danger level in Guwahati following heavy rainfall in the state.... read..

327 fresh COVID-19 cases take Assam's count to 7,492

Guwahati (Assam) | June 29, 2020 2:11:46 AM IST
Assam's COVID-19 count rose to 7,492 after 327 more people tested positive for the virus on Sunday, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.... read..

Assam floods: Over 9 lakh people affected in 23 districts

Dispur (Assam) | June 29, 2020 10:11:49 AM IST
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 9,26,059 people have been affected in 23 districts due to flood situation in the state.... read..

Assam: People buy essentials before lockdown in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | June 28, 2020 6:11:49 PM IST
People gathered at markets to buy essential items in Guwahati, Assam, before complete lockdown is imposed on entire Kamrup Metropolitan from 7 p.m. today, for the next 14 days, due to rise in COVID-19 cases.... read..

Complete lockdown to be observed in Guwahati for 14 days

Guwahati (Assam) | June 28, 2020 7:11:55 AM IST
A complete lockdown would be enforced in Guwahati for the next 14 days beginning Sunday, said the Guwahati Commissioner of Police.... read..

Operation at oil well in Assam suspended due to heavy rainfall

Dibrugarh (Assam) | June 28, 2020 11:41:59 PM IST
Ongoing operation at oil well No 5 of Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia was suspended after floodwater inundated the area following heavy rainfall.... read..

Assam: Restricted movement of people in containment zones allowed for limited period on Saturday, Sunday

Guwahati (Assam) | June 27, 2020 3:11:46 AM IST
The Assam Chief Secretary on Friday said that restricted movement of people in containment zones of the state will be allowed for a limited period on Saturday and Sunday for the purchase of essential items.... read..

Assam to clamp lockdown in Guwahati, night curfew in entire state

Guwahati |Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Alarmed by the sudden spike in the number Covid-19 cases, the Assam government has decided to promulgate 14-day 'total lockdown' from Monday midnight in Guwahati, night curfew in the entire state and 'complete lockdown' on Saturdays and Sundays in major c... read..

Assam flood situation worsens, 2.53 lakh people affected

Guwahati |Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
With the incessant monsoon rains during the past few days, the flood situation in Assam is worsening each passing day with 704 villages in 16 districts being inundated, affecting 2.53 lakh people while the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at ... read..

Waterlogging in Guwahati following heavy rain

Guwahati (Assam) | June 27, 2020 11:12:06 PM IST
Heavy rainfall caused waterlogging in parts of Guwahati on Thursday with water entering the residential areas and houses.... read..

Baghjan blowout: NGT sets up high-level committee, imposes Rs 25 cr fine on OIL

Dibrugarh (Assam) | June 26, 2020 7:41:58 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a high-level committee to look into the recent blowout at an Oil India Ltd (OIL) well in Assam's Baghjan and directed the company to deposit Rs 25 crore for the damages caused.... read..

Assam: 25,000 people affected in Dibrugarh as floodwater enters residential areas

Dibrugarh (Assam) | June 26, 2020 11:41:51 PM IST
Around 25,000 people have been affected due to the floods triggered by incessant rain and rising level of Brahmaputra, said Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha.... read..

No dispute, Bhutan helping with clearing water blockage: Assam Chief Secretary

Guwahati (Assam) | June 26, 2020 2:41:49 PM IST
Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Friday refuted media reports suggesting that Bhutan had stopped supply of irrigation water to areas in Assam and clarified that the supply was disrupted because of boulders in the channel and that the neighbou... read..

Assam announces 2-week lockdown in Kamprup Metropolitan district as coronavirus cases rise

Guwahati (Assam) | June 26, 2020 3:11:52 PM IST
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday informed that a complete lockdown will be imposed in the entire Kamrup Metropolitan district from the midnight of June 28 for the next 14 days, due to rise in COVID-19 cases.... read..

NDRF teams undertake flood rescue operations in Assam's Tinsukia

Tinsukia (Assam) | June 25, 2020 9:11:50 PM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams on Thursday undertook flood rescue operations in Jyoti Nagar in Tinsukia, Assam, 31 persons have been evacuated, said Satya Pradhan, Director General of NDRF.... read..

COVID-19 forces circus queen to become fish vendor

Silchar (Assam) |Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Sarada Singha, a 45-year-old chief performer of her Kolkata based circus company, had everything going right for her until the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent nationwide lockdown forced her to become a fish vendor to manage her two-square-meal for he... read..

Assam: Brahmaputra river's water continues to rise, crosses warning level in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | June 25, 2020 9:11:56 AM IST
The water level of the Brahmaputra river continues to rise in Assam's Guwahati. The water has crossed the warning level following a heavy downpour.... read..
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