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Nearly 1 lakh people affected in floods across 6 Assam dists

Nearly 1 lakh people affected in floods across 6 Assam dists

Guwahati, April 25 (PTI): Almost one lakh people have been affected across six districts in the first wave of floods in Assam. According to an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly one lakh people were…

Pre-monsoon floods hit Assam, over 40,000 affected

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Over 40,000 people have been affected and 1,000 hectares of crop land inundated by flood waters following pre-monsoon rains for the past one week in Assam, officials said on Sunday.   Four districts — Lakhimpur, Jorhat,…

Backward to smart – the transformation of an Assam village

Backward to smart – the transformation of an Assam village

By Prantick Majumder   New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An insurgency-hit village in Assam’s Himalayan foothills where the residents long suffered stomach ailments due to the iron-contaminated water and only 10 percent of its around 250 households had proper sanitation…

Assam polls: 82 percent turnout in phase 2, one dead in violence

Assam polls: 82 percent turnout in phase 2, one dead in violence

Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) The second and final phase of polling to the Assam assembly in 61 constituencies on Monday saw 82.02 percent of the over one crore voters casting their ballot, on a day that witnessed the death of…

Phase II polling for 61 Assam assembly seats on Monday

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Over one crore voters will exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling in Assam for the 61 assembly seats on Monday and decide the fate of 525 candidates in the fray.   The polling…

Over 78 percent votes cast in Assam polls first phase

Over 78 percent votes cast in Assam polls first phase

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Over 78 percent of the 95 lakh electorate cast their ballot on Monday in the first round of assembly elections to pick 65 legislators in Assam, officials said.   Officials said 78.02 percent turnout was recorded…

Why did BJP field my father’s killer in Assam, asks journalist’s daughter

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) The daughter of journalist Kamala Saikia is furious that the BJP has fielded in Assam’s assembly elections former ULFA militant Kushal Dowari, who is alleged to have killed her father.   Dowari is contesting from Thowra…

BJP team from Manipur electioneering in Assam

Imphal, March 26 (IANS) The BJP’s Manipur unit is helping the party in its election campaign in Assam by canvassing the Manipuri settlers in the neighbouring state.   Several BJP leaders led by the president of the party’s Manipur unit…

Huge amounts of cash, liquor seized in poll-bound Assam

Guwahati, March 20 (IANS): With the Assam assembly polls round the corner, the Election Commission has so far seized nearly Rs.3 crore in unaccounted money and over four lakh litres of illicit liquor from across the state, officials said on…

BJP, allies appeal for unity to uproot Congress

Guwahati, March 19 (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance partners in Assam on Saturday said they have united to keep the ruling Congress out of power in the state after the forthcoming polls.   The alliance appealed to all…

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