Assam flood

  • Assam CM thanks Akshay Kumar for donating Rs 1cr towards flood relief
    Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal has thanked Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar for contributing Rs 1 crore towards the Assam flood relief. Sonowal took to Twitter on Wednesday to praise Akshay for showing "sympathy and support" during the period of crisis. "Thank you @akshaykumar ji for your kind contribution of ?1 crore towards Assam flood relief. You have always shown sympathy and support during periods of crisis. As a true friend of Assam, may God showe
  • 3 Assam districts still flood-hit; 11,900 people affected
    Guwahati, August 17 (PTI): Three districts of Assam - Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Baksa are still inundated and 11,900 people are reeling under the impact of the flood on Monday, an official bulletin said here. Lakhimpur is the worst-hit with 9,500 people affected by the deluge, while the number of victims in Dhemaji and Baksa is 2,100 and 300 respectively, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in the bulletin. The total number of people losing their lives in this yea
  • Assam flood situation improves further; over 12,000 affected
    Guwahati, August 7 (PTI): The flood situation in Assam further improved on Friday as the water receded from four more districts and currently 12,528 people and 5,375 hectare of cropland across six districts are affected, a government bulletin said. Flood water ebbed from Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Kamrup and Nagaon districts since Thursday when 84,100 people in 177 villages of 10 districts were hit by the calamity. Goalpara has been the worst-affected district for the last several day
  • Assam Flood: 3 more dead, 27.64 lakh people affected in 26 districts
    Guwahati, Jul 18 (PTI): Flood-related incidents claimed three more lives in Assam, where the deluge has hit 27.64 lakh people in 26 of the 33 districts and destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges at several places.   Two persons died in Barpeta and one person in South Salmara district, taking the death toll to 105, including 26 in landslides, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said in its daily flood report. Ninety animals have died in Kaziranga National P
  • 'India For Assam to raise fund for flood-hit state
    Guwahati, July 17 (PTI): An intiative called 'India for Assam' has been launched to create awareness about the current flood calamity in the state and help in rehabilitation.   The initiative, launched by media conglomerate Times Network, has urged all countrymen to help Assam by contributing to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, a release by the company said.   Floods are a recurrent feature every year in Assam and this year it has submerged 27 distric
  • Dalai Lama expresses solidarity with Assam flood victims
    DHARAMSALA, JULY 17 (IANS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to express solidarity with the victims of the unprecedented floods in the state which have so far claimed 71 lives and affected over 40 lakh people.   "The monsoon rains in Assam and other parts of India bring destruction and great suffering to people year after year," the Dalai Lama observed.   "Unfortunately, this year the sit
  • Assam's Kaziranga park flooded, 51 animals killed, 102 rescued
    GUWAHATI, JULY 14 (IANS): Flood in different parts of Assam inundated large swathes of land in Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage site, killing at least 51 wild animals though 102 animals have been rescued, officials said on Tuesday.   They said many tigers and rhinos had strayed into the nearby villages due to flooding of their habitats.   Officials of the Kaziranga National Park and the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said 95 per cent of
  • Assam flood situation worsensdeteriorates; 50 dead, 24 lakh hit
    Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) With six more deaths in Assam on Monday, the death toll in the ongoing floods has risen to 50 while the situation was deteriorating in 27 of the state's 33 districts affecting around 24 lakh people, officials said.   Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that the flood situation worsened further on Monday with six people in six districts losing their lives.   The officials said that in the current wave
  • Flood situation in Assam further improves
    Guwahati, July 6 (PTI): The flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Monday even though one more person lost his life in the deluge, which has affected nearly four lakh people across 15 districts, officials said. According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person was killed in the flood at Raha of Nagaon district. With this, the total number of people losing their lives in this year''s flooding and landsli
  • 22 of 33 Assam districts affected by flood, toll rises to 34   
    Guwahati, July 2 (PTI): The flood in Assam spread to 22 of the 33 districts affecting over 16.03 lakh people and claiming the life of one more person, taking the toll in floods and related incidents to 34 on Thursday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. One person died in flood in Goalpara district, the ASDMA bulletin said, adding that 72,717 hectares of crop area was inundated by the flood waters. The flood-hit districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswan