The company had sought permission for drilling 12 development wells but it received clearance for six wells at present

Guwahati: Japanese encephalitis has claimed 66 lives in Assam so far while the total number of positive JE cases in the state stood at 308.

GUWAHATI/IMPHAL/AGARTALA: Five people drowned in the current spate of floods in Assam on Sunday, taking the death toll to 11 in the state since the first wave hit the state five days ago.

The flood has affected over 740 villages in Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Darrang, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta and Nagaon districts of the state.

The overall flood situation in Assam further worsened on Monday with all the major rivers flowing above danger mark.

Fresh flood submerged over 50 villages affecting 70,000 people over 75 hectares of agricultural land and adjacent to the river side and a CRPF camp had to be shifted to Goromur Bongkhi Gopal Natya

District administration sends team

Authorities have moved over 15,000 more people to relief camps in the Assam and the neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati: Helicopters and boats have been pressed into service to evacuate people marooned in the flood in Assam, where about 1.57 lakh people have been affected.

MORIGAON (Assam): As Assam continues to reel under the devastating impact of floods, the Brahmaputra river has submerged 60 per cent of the rhino habitat Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary located in Mori