Friday, June 21, 2024


North East

Assam floods: NDRF deploys 3 women rescuers for ops in Silchar

New Delhi, June 27: The NDRF has deployed a team of three women rescuers for undertaking flood rescue duties in Assam, making it one of the first operations where female combatants of the federal contingency force have been tasked to handle a major disaster. Constables O Indrani Devi, Alpana Das and Rekha Devi are rescuing the marooned and providing food, medicines, water and other relief material to the affected in Silchar, the headquarter of Cachar district, a senior NDRF officer said. While Indrani Devi hails from Manipur, Das and Rekha...
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...