Dhubri, Oct. 5: Bamboo farming and industry is set to bring sea change in the economy of lower Assam districts, known for jute production.

Speaking at a workshop, organised under the National Bamboo Mission at Pramothesh Chandra Barua auditorium in Dhubri today, the conservator of forests, lower Assam social forestry circle, S.K.

Dhubri, Sept.

The overall flood situation in the Upper Assam districts has shown signs of slight improvement, while the situation in the Middle and Lower Assam districts of Morigaon and Dhubri is seemed to be grave.

The mighty Brahmaputra still continues to flow above the danger level (DL) throughout the State even though its water level is receding compared to yesterday.


Golaghat, Sept. 5: Nur Hussain was 17 when his father Abul settled inside Rengma reserve forest in Golaghat district.

The five-member family from Dhubri district was among the few who had set up huts on the southern part of the reserve forest.

For the first time ever, the Ministry of Mines has given an iron ore reserve in Dhubri on

Two women have been arrested in Meghalaya on suspicion of uranium smuggling, police said on Tuesday.

The duo -- Jobila Marak and Evalila Sangma -- were arrested in Jengjal area in West Garo Hills district on Monday, police said.

A thunderstorm followed by heavy rain wreaked havoc in Assam late Saturday night, claiming six lives and injuring at least 50 across the state. Officials said Nagaon district with three deaths was the worst-hit.

A day after a devastating thunderstorm killed four people and damaged up to 500 houses in Assam, the state government Thursday pledged all support to those affected.

At least four people were killed and more than 20 injured in a thunderstorm that lashed several parts of Assam Wednesday, devastating homes and agriculture and uprooting trees, electric and telephone poles, officials said.