GUWAHATI, June 18: Even as water levels in some rivers have started receding, the flood situation in the State continues to be grim with the death of a person in the current wave.

Against the backdrop of an escalating man-elephant conflict triggered by degraded habitats of the Chirang-Ripu Elephant Reserve in BTAD, local communities have joined hands with voluntary organisat

GUWAHATI: Assam continues to reel under intense heat wave. Possibilities are high that the current spell of heat wave might continue till Friday or Saturday.

However, the death toll due to the heat wave has risen to 30. Most of the deaths were reported from Golaghat, Tezpur, Baksa, Rangia, Goalpara and Cachar districts of the State.

Assam has been susceptible to the effects of climate change, and this has dramatically impacted the lifestyles and livelihood options of thousands of marginalised women and their households in the

Indian Air Force, Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are being engaged in relief and rescue work

The flood situation remained grim in the State on Monday with more new areas submerged across 16 districts, including some parts of Guwahati city, marooning nearly 14 lakh people in the State. A total of 1,972 villages had come under floodwaters, official sources said. The government has opened 169 relief camps for the marooned, the sources said, adding that over 2.31 lakh people were staying in these relief camps.

Shillong, July 9: In the wake of the assault on RTI activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi, the National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) today demanded a st

GUWAHATI, July 5 – The flood-related death toll has shot up to 100 in the State this year. So far, 16 people are reported to have been missing from 11 districts.

GUWAHATI, May 28 – Several small hydroelectric power projects are under execution in the State, while several others are in the pipeline.

Talking to The Sentinel, Das said, “The dam in Kurisu river in Bhutan constructed for power production is a threat to Lower Assam, especially the districts of Baksa, Barpeta and Chirang. Water released from the dam gushes down the plains of Assam and causes floods in Lower Assam. Every year lives are lost and thousands of hectares of arable land  destoyed. Soil erosion has also emerged as a major problem in these areas. Hence the Assam Government should mount pressure on the Centre to hold talks with the Bhutan government in this regard. Also, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should bring up this issue when he visits Bhutan.”

BARAMA, July 3