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Overall flood situation improves in Assam

The mighty river the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at only two locations in the state, one is at Jorhat district in Eastern Assam and the other is Dhubri district in Western Assam bordering Bangladesh as per Assam State Disaster Management Authority reports on Wednesday Evening. Apart from ... Read More »

Assam gets own 24/7 Doordarshan Channel

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar launched Doordarshan Assam, a 24-hour dedicated channel for the State, via video conferencing from New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said “the channel is a gift to people of Assam and this channel will cater to all sections of ... Read More »

I&B Minister launches ‘DD Assam’ channel

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar digitally launched – DD Assam 24 x 7 on Tuesday. Assam CM, I&B Secretary, Amit Khare, DG, Doordarshan, Mayank Agrawal and CEO Prasar Bharati, Shashi S Vempati also addressed the virtual launch ceremony of DD Assam along with the I&B Minister. “The launch of 24/7 satellite channel DD Assam is ... Read More »

I&B Minister digitally launches ‘DD Assam’ channel

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar digitally launches – DD Assam 24 x 7 on Tuesday. I&B Secretary, Amit Khare, DG, Doordarshan, Mayank Agrawala and CEO Prasar Bharati, Shashi S Vempati also addressed the virtual launch ceremony of DD Assam along with the I&B Minister. “The launch of 24/7 satellite channel DD Assam is ... Read More »

Assam Flood situation improves; 20 districts still affected

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, as on Saturday evening, the population affected by the flood water is 10,62,764 while the number of villages affected by flood stands at 1295 under 53 Revenue Circles. The number of relief camps is 122 where 29,220 inmates are taking shelter. In the ... Read More »

Assam flood situation improves but 12 lakh people still in distress

The number of population affected by flood water have come down to over 12 lakh as per reports. Out of the 33 districts of Assam 22 districts still remain affected namely Dhemaji, Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Barpeta etc. Goalpara still remains the highest effected with more than 3 lakh population effected ... Read More »

Assam CM lays foundation stone for auditorium building in Guwahati 

Sonowal was speaking after laying the foundation stone for construction of an auditorium of Sadau Asom Maina Parijat under Untied Fund for the year 2017-18 at Sarusajai in Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister also emphasised on promoting creativity and instilling human values among children. He also announced that Government of Assam ... Read More »

ULFA kills 5 civilians in Assam’s Tinsukia

Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has condemned the incident and instructed police to take the strictest action against the miscreants.  Senior ministers Keshab Mahanta and Parimal Suklabaidya will visit the spot today and meet the local people.  Assam Handloom minister Ranjit Dutta said that killing of innocent civilians would not solve ... Read More »

Assam: Suspected ULFA terrorists shot dead 5 civilians in Tinsukia

Police sources said, a group of miscreants wearing camouflage entered into a village and shot dead innocent civilians. Several persons are reportedly injured in the firing. Though police are yet to identify the culprits, it is suspected that ULFA terrorists are involved in the crime. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ... Read More »

Sun Pharmaceutical to invest additional Rs 200 crore in Assam plant

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is going to invest an additional Rs 200 crore at its Assam plant to augment operations. The company has already invested Rs 700 crore in this manufacturing facility. Besides, the company has inaugurated a new production line at its facility in Palashbari. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is the ... Read More »

Quake jolts Assam, eastern India

Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal. No loss of life and property has been reported so far. The shocks were also felt ... Read More »

Arunachal, Assam on flood alert

The inhabitants of low-lying areas near the river bank have been asked to shift to safer places. In Assam too, the Dhemaji district administration is taking precautionary measures as the river Siang is the principal constituent of river Brahmaputra. The Government of China has informed the Indian government about abnormally ... Read More »

No scope for any discrimination in Assam NRC: HM Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that the drawing up process of the final draft was entirely transparent and names of all qualifying Indian citizens had been included within the deadline set by the Supreme Court. He further added that those whose names were missing could easily challenge the register through proper legal ... Read More »

NRC Assam issue sends political temperatures soaring

The BJP accused Congress of adopting different stands in govt and opposition while emphasising that the soul of Assam Accord signed by then PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 is in NRC. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to place before it an SOP to deal with claims of those ... Read More »

Assam: CM Sonowal visits flood-hit northern parts

The number of affected population has also come down to nearly 19,000. Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday visited the flood affected areas of Biswanath and Lakhimpur districts to take stock of the situation unleashed by fresh bout of floods in the districts.   Read More »

Flood situation grim in Assam, improves in Jammu & Kashmir

The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim.  Over 63,000 people are still affected by the floods across five districts, with the MeT department forecasting more rainfall in the state in the coming days. The death toll stood at 32 with no casualty being reported on Sunday. Union Home ... Read More »