Incessant rainfall in catchment areas during the last week have led to a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, inundating vast tracts of farmlands and villages in several

Guwahati: More than 10,000 people have been affected in the first wave of flood in Assam with almost all major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, maintaining a rising trend as the monsoon hit the state as well as adjoining areas.

The first wave of flood had so far affected the five districts of North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Darrang, Sonitpur and Hailakandi. Over 7,000 population had been affected in North Lakhimpur district, while 1500 families had been affected in Dhemaji district.

Sparrows are disappearing from many parts of the country, and specially in Assam where electro-magnetic radiation from communication towers, use of leaded petrol in vehicles and overuse of pesticides in agriculture have been cited as some causes by scientists.

Chief scientist of the Regional Agriculture Research Centre in Lakhimpur, Prabal Saikia, said, "It is a fact that sparrows are becoming scarce throughout Assam - both house and tree sparrows."

GUWAHATI: The All Assam Shramik Krishak Kalyan Parishad (AASKKP) has decried the role of the State Government and the police in the atrocities being meted out on anti-dam protesters at Lakhimpur an

Guwahati: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), a powerful and well known farmers’ body in Assam, on Tuesday accused the Congress government in the state of taking away “space” for democratic pr

GUWAHATI/NORTH LAKHIMPUR: The anti-big dam groups like the KMSS, Asom Jatiyatabadi Tuva Chattra Parishad, All Assam Deuri Students’ Union, TMPK and others have said that they would continue their protests against the Lower Subansiri Project on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

Addressing the reporters jointly on Sunday, the members of the agitating groups, including KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi said that the anti-big dam groups would continue to block the transportation of construction materials to the Lower Subansiri Project site.

The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation, comprising 20 civil and democratic rights organisations from across India, decided to undertake a fact finding of the impact of big/mega dam projects coming up in the north-eastern states on the life and livelihood of the people. It has been reported that more than 168 memoranda of understanding/memoranda of agreement (MOA) have been signed by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh alone. (Letters)

GUWAHATI: The protest against the big dam in the State started by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) would continue in the days to some. This was stated by the KMSS.

Secretary of the peasant body Bedanta Laskar said that the protest of the KMSS against the Lower Subansiri Project would continue till the State Government scraps it and also informed that a cycle rally was launched at the Simenmukh Sangkhum playground in Dhemaji, which would end at the Gai river in the district.

Acute shortfall of rain during the last few months has hit hard the small tea growers in the districts of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji in Northern Assam.

The embattled National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) today displayed signs of flexibility to help resolve the crisis plaguing the 2,000MW Lower Subansiri hydel project at Gerukamukh in Dhe