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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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PM likely to visit violence-hit Assam districts


July 26th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit Assam's restive Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Saturday, where communal violence has claimed 40 lives and affected ... Read more...

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4,000 troopers rushed to violence-hit Assam, PM speaks to Gogoi (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said nearly 4,000 paramilitary troopers have been rushed to two violence-hit Assam districts where communal clashes have left 25 people ... Read more...

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Alert in ten Assam districts after clashes


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) An alert has been sounded in ten districts of Assam following communal violence in the Bodoland area, officials said Monday. The situation was still tense in ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Eight Assam districts affected by floods


June 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam has worsened since Sunday with flood waters now affecting eight districts, officials said. No casualties, however, have been reported ... Read more...

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Tea production halts in five Assam districts


June 1st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) Three prominent tea growers' organisations in Assam have sought Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi's intervention over the halt in tea production in five districts.The production came to ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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NHRC pulls up Assam over witch hunting, custodial deaths


May 28th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday pulled up the Assam government for the delay in dispensing justice to victims of human rights violations in the ... Read more...

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All northeast militants have a nexus with Maoists: Gogoi


May 11th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said that Maoists operating in the state are hand-in-gloves with other militant outfits in the northeast region."The statement of the ... Read more...

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Maoist movement growing in Assam: Gogoi


April 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Concerned about the growing Maoist movement in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday that the central government should include the state in the framework ... Read more...

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Delayed rainfall likely to affect Assam tea production


March 16th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Delayed rainfall in the northeast is likely to affect the overall tea production in Assam this year.The deficient rainfall in Assam this year has already delayed ... Read more...

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Maoist activity in 7 districts: Assam police chief


February 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Days after union Home Minister P Chidambaram's expressed concern over left-wing insurgency in Assam, state police chief Jayanta Narayan Choudhury Tuesday admitted that Maoist activities have ... Read more...

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Assam police launch operation against Maoists


January 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Assam police have launched an operation in Assam's Dhemaji district in search of some Maoists, an official said Saturday.The drive came after police had a shootout ... Read more...

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Assam ups security after ULFA’s R-Day boycott call


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Security arrangements across Assam have been intensified to thwart a possible attack by the anti-talk faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) led ... Read more...

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Assam all set for final phase polling Monday


April 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) More than a month of the pre-poll slanging match between the ruling Congress and the opposition in Assam will end Monday when the second and ... Read more...

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70 percent polling recorded in Assam (Fourth Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Voting for the first phase of assembly elections in Assam ended Monday with an estimated 70 percent polling recorded, officials said.An election official said the ... Read more...

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Polling begins for first phase of Assam elections


April 4th, 2011 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Voting has begun for the first phase of assembly elections in 62 of the 126 assembly seats in Assam Monday, officials said.An election official said ... Read more...

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Bodo separatists planning terror strikes in Assam: police


September 20th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) More than 100 tribal separatists belonging to the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) have entered India's northeastern state of Assam from bases in Bangladesh for terror ... Read more...

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Assam rail track blown up, two rebels killed in shootouts


January 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Passengers of the Arunachal Express had a narrow escape Sunday as a powerful explosion ripped apart a stretch of the railway track some 30 minutes before the train ... Read more...

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Over 300,00 stranded as Assam flood situation turns grim


July 4th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati/Majuli (Assam), July 4 (ANI): Incessant rains in Assam's catchment areas have left over 300,000 people stranded.Reports said that most of the state's rivers are in spate and flowing above the danger ... Read more...

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One killed as flash floods hit three Assam districts


May 28th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) One person was killed and thousands were affected as flash floods, caused by the release of water from dam reservoirs in China and Bhutan, submerged low lying areas ... Read more...

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ULFA planning R-Day blasts, say police; ask people to help


January 23rd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) A maximum security alert has been sounded in Assam following reports that militants were planning explosions in crowded marketplaces ahead of Republic Day and police have asked people ... Read more...

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Bird flu spreading to new areas in Assam


December 26th, 2008 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 26 (IANS) More than 500,000 poultry have been culled in Assam in the past one month while authorities Friday warned that the bird flu virus was spreading to new ... Read more...

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Bird flu: culling operations on in West Bengal, Assam (Lead)


December 23rd, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 30,000 poultry have been culled in bird flu-hit Malda district of West Bengal while in Assam culling operations have been affected in some areas due to resistance ... Read more...

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Assam bird flu: poultry culling on, local resistance hampers drive


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) More than 400,000 poultry have been culled so far in Assam after an outbreak of bird flu three weeks ago. But authorities were unable to complete the killing ... Read more...

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Recurrence of bird flu in West Bengal worrying: Ramadoss


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Monday said the government is concerned about the recurrence of bird flu in West Bengal and asked all state governments to draw ... Read more...

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Tripura, Mizoram ban import of poultry products


December 21st, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 21 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram Sunday banned the import of poultry from the bird flu-hit states of Assam and West Bengal, besides adjoining Bangladesh, officials said."The state government has set ... Read more...

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Surveillance stepped up as bird flu grips Assam, Bengal


December 18th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With avian flu breaking out in West Bengal and Assam, the central government has stepped up surveillance to contain the spread of the deadly H5N1 virus in ... Read more...

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370,000 birds culled in bird flu-hit areas: Ramadoss


December 16th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) About 370,000 birds have been culled in the avian flu-hit areas of West Bengal and Assam, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Tuesday.“Almost 370,000 birds have been ... Read more...

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400,000 poultry culled in bird flu hit Assam


December 16th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) More than 400,000 poultry have been culled in Assam after an outbreak of the deadly bird flu, officials Tuesday said. "We have almost completed culling operations and ... Read more...

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Religious beliefs hampering culling in Assam


December 14th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) Religious and superstitious beliefs are coming in the way of culling of poultry in Assam where bird flu has spread to new areas posing serious health risks to ... Read more...

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300,000 people in bird flu-hit Assam under surveillance


December 12th, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Health authorities in Assam have placed under surveillance about 300,000 people in bird flu affected areas with reports of some 150 people suffering from fever and upper respiratory ... Read more...

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