Heat wave and scanty rainfall have badly affected tea production in Assam, India’s largest tea producing state, with planters fearing crop loss of nearly 10% this year.

First, the bad news: Three elephants were killed when a local passenger train mowed through a herd in upper Assam's Jorhat district on Thursday.

The Jorhat forest division has submitted a Rs 1-crore plan to the Assam government to provide financial help to people affected by elephant depredation on the fringes of Gibbon wildlife sanctuary a

A sudden storm with strong winds lashed Jorhat district in upper Assam on Sunday injuring 16 persons and killing eight Adjutant Storks, besides uprooting trees, electric poles and damaging tea bush

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Water level of the Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger level at several places affecting more than 45 villages in Assam's Jorhat district, official sources said today.

Flash floods have destroyed paddy and vegetables in 14 villages in Titabar area which have been gobbled up by the waters of the swollen Kakodonga river since last week.

Over 30,000 people of 10 revenue circles in the three upper Assam districts of Dhemaji, Jorhat and Golaghat were affected by floods on Thursday.

While the flood waters receded in Bongaigaon and Sivsagar districts, fresh inundation occurred at a dozen villages in Nagaon even as four districts continued to reel under the impact of floods in A

With no sign of relief from flood waters in Assam, the situation continued to remain critical as 27 more villages were submerged on Thursday.

With this, about 1.2 lakh people have been affected in nearly 450 villages, official sources said. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 27 villages are affected in five districts — Dhemaji, Chirang, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

The flood in Assam is gradually taking more areas under its grip with around 30 additional villages inundated today, affecting a total of nearly 2,000 hectares of agricultural land in seven distric