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North East

Assam flood situation grim, over 31 lakh affected in 26 districts

Guwahati, June 30: Assam's flood situation worsened with more than 31 lakh people affected and 12 deaths during the last 24 hours. Many parts of Cachar's Silchar town remained under water for over eleven days on Thursday, officials said. The death count due to flood and landslides this year has increased to 151. The number of affected population increased to 31.54 lakh in 26 districts as against the previous day's 24.92 lakh. The Brahmaputra at many places including Beki, Kopili, Barak and Kushiyara were flowing above the danger level though...
North East

Assam flood situation improves, most rivers show receding trend

Guwahati, June 28: The overall flood situation in Assam showed signs of improvement on Tuesday with most of the rivers showing a receding trend even though 21 lakh people remained affected by the deluge and most localities of Silchar town in Cachar district still under water for more than a week, officials said. The death toll due to this year's floods have increased to 134 with five more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, while one person was missing, as per a bulletin issued by Assam State Disaster Management...
North East

Mizoram church to donate money for flood relief in Assam’s Silchar

Aizawl, June 27: The Presbyterian Church of Mizoram on Monday decided to donate Rs 8 lakh for relief operations in flood-hit Assam's Cachar district. At a meeting, the flood situation in Assam was discussed and it was unanimously decided to provide assistance of Rs 8 lakh for the flood-affected people of Silchar town and its nearby areas in Cachar district, Rev Vanlalnghaka Ralte, the moderator of Synod, said. "We have decided to give Rs 8 lakh for the flood victims in Silchar town and nearby villages as a humanitarian gesture...
North East

Railways to transport relief materials to flood hit NE states free of cost

Guwahati, June 27: Railways will transport all relief materials to the flood affected north eastern states free of cost, officials said on Monday. The free transportation will be applicable for inter-state and intra-state aid and relief materials by parcel vans or second class, luggage cum guard van and goods trains, North East Frontier Railways spokesperson said here. All types of freight charges have been waived off for the purpose from any part of the country to the region and no ancillary charges like demurrage, wharfage or others will be charged...
North East

17,500 people rescued in flood-affected Assam: NDRF

New Delhi, June 23: About 17,500 people have been rescued till now from the flood-affected areas of Assam, the NDRF said Thursday. Of these, 900 were rescued on Thursday, a spokesperson of the National Disaster Response Force stated in an update issued at 5 pm. The official said a total of 26 NDRF teams are operating in 14 flood-affected districts of the state and they are working in coordination with state authorities. NDRF teams started rescue and relief operation from June 16 in Assam and so far nine precious lives...
North East

Assam flood situation critical, NDRF rushed to Barak Valley

Guwahati, June 21: NDRF was rushed to Cachar in Barak Valley of Assam for rescue operations as the flood situation in Assam remained critical on Tuesday with Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with its tributaries in spate and affecting nearly 48 lakh people, officials said. The devastating flood, trigerred by incessant rains since last week, has inundated 32 out of 36 districts of the state in its second spell and 11 persons were reported missing during the last 24 hours, the officials said. A total 44 people have lost their...
North East

Shah dials Himanta; enquires about flood situation, says central team will visit Assam to assess damage

Guwahati, June 20: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday called up Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma twice, first to enquire about the flood situation and later to inform him that a central team will soon visit the state to assess the damage caused by the deluge. The northeastern state is reeling under devastating floods in the last one week, affecting nearly 43 lakh people in 33 of the 36 districts. A total of 73 people have died in this year's floods and landslides in Assam so far. "Hon...
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