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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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Citizens’ group opposes sub-panel on Tipaimukh dam


August 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) A citizens' group Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur's Tipaimukh power project.The mega-power project, one of the largest in northeastern India, ... Read more...

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Three pro-talk ULFA members held for robbery, murders


August 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Four people, including three members of ULFA's pro-talk faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa, were Monday arrested for their involvement in cases of robbery, abduction and subsequent ... 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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KMSS to launch stir over non-repair of embankments


July 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam's powerful pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has vowed to launch a mass movement from Aug 1 against the state government's failure to protect ... Read more...

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Assam’s problems on agenda for Aug 9 Ramdev rally


July 12th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The burning issues in Assam like corruption and the problems caused by big dams will be highlighted at the proposed anti-graft rally to be taken out ... Read more...

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Assam demands Rs.3,460 crore for repairing embankments


July 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) Fearing more floods in the state, the Assam government Monday demanded Rs.3,460 crore from the central government to raise and strengthen embankments across the state.Water Resource ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation improves, but toll rises


July 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) The toll in floods and landslides in Assam has risen to 117 but the overall situation across the state has improved, officials said Friday.The Brahmaputra river ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Death toll reaches 100, 16 missing


July 5th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam floods Thursday rose to 100 even as the waters started to recede in most of the 27 affected districts except ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team to assess damage, toll 88


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a ... Read more...

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Assam urges weather data sharing system with neighbouring countries


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Assam has asked the centre for help in installing an advanced weather information-sharing mechanism with neigbouring countries like China, Bhutan and Myanmar, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Gogoi orders rescue of marooned


June 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With floods continuing to wreak havoc in many districts in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday asked state officials to rescue the marooned people on ... 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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Fear of poisonous attacks leads to spider killing in Assam


June 6th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A large and hairy, tarantula-like spider species has created panic in Assam after reports of fatal attack on humans. Though the authorities have ruled out existence ... Read more...

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Gogoi for harnessing hydropower in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Assam government will soon constitute a global level expert committee to look into the various aspects of using Piano-key Weir technology to harness the ... Read more...

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Assam to reclaim land lost in erosion


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) The Assam government is launching a mega project to reclaim the land the state has lost over the years due to erosion.A pilot project to reclaim ... Read more...

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No sign of China diverting Brahmaputra water, says India


May 21st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said there was "nothing to suggest" that China was building dams to divert the waters of the ... Read more...

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Assam ferry tragedy: More bodies recovered


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Eight more bodies, including of a woman and four children, were fished out from the Brahmaputra river Thursday, taking the number of bodies recovered in Monday's ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets kin of ferry disaster victims


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday cut short his Amethi visit to fly to Dhubri in Assam and express solidarity with the relatives of the ... Read more...

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Modernize ferries in Assam: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two days after a boat disaster in Assam killed an estimated 270 people, Rajya Sabha member Birendra Prasad Baishya Wednesday sought New Delhi's assistance to ... Read more...

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It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor


May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in ... Read more...

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Assam boat tragedy victims’ kin to get Rs.1.5 lakh each


May 1st, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs.1.5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the boat tragedy in ... Read more...

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150 missing, toll could rise in Assam boat accident


May 1st, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) Rescue operations continued in the Brahmaputra in Assam Tuesday, a day after a ferry capsized in the river killing nearly 70 people, but with at ... Read more...

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68 die, over 150 still missing in Assam boat tragedy (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) At least 68 people died and over 150 were still missing after a ferry, with over 250 people on board, capsized in heavy storm in ... Read more...

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PM expresses grief over Assam ferry tragedy


April 30th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed grief over the boat tragedy in Assam's Dhubri district in which many people have died."The prime minister is ... Read more...

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Several feared dead in Assam ferry capsize


April 30th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Several people were feared drowned after a ferry capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri district Monday evening. There were over 200 people on the ferry.Locals ... Read more...

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BJP supporters burn Chinese flag


March 21st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam Wednesday burnt a Chinese flag, protesting against Chinese military incursion into India's northeast.The protesters ... Read more...

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Gogoi meets PM over river water issue


February 7th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) With the Arunachal Pradesh government opposing setting up of a board to tackle riparian issues, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi met Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Global conference to focus on water crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With water predicted to become an arena of conflict, experts from around the world, including China, Pakistan, Britain and Bangladesh, will gather here later this ... Read more...

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Nine lakh displaced in Assam flood havoc


August 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Assam, with an estimated 900,000 people displaced and nine dead so far, officials said Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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No threat from China dam on Brahmaputra: Manmohan Singh


August 4th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Allaying fears that the flow of northeastern Brahmaputra river would be affected by a dam being built in China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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India firm on Tipaimukh project - amid concerns across border


July 10th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Indian government is going ahead with the proposed 1,500-MW Tipaimukh hydel power project in Manipur despite objections from NGOs in India and opposition parties ... Read more...

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Difficult to verify Chinese activities on Brahmaputra: Minister


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), July 2 (IANS) It would be difficult for India to verify the Chinese activities on the Brahmaputra river in the absence of any water-sharing agreement between the ... Read more...

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