The economy of Majuli has been devastated by the recurring floods this year.

JORHAT, Sept 26 – “The flood this time is quite unnatural and unpredictable, because of which we got very little time to get prepared,” said Prithibi Majhi, Minister for Disaster Management, at a p

GUWAHATI, Sept 25 – Over 17.60 lakh people in 2,055 villages under 69 revenue circles of 16 districts of the State are hit by the current wave of floods.

The flood situation in central and lower Assam turned critical, with the water level of the Brahmaputra rising alarmingly and flowing above the danger mark in most places. The situation continued to be grim in upper Assam too. The death toll in the current wave of the flood has gone up to 18 and seven persons were reported missing on Tuesday.

As over 17.60 lakh flood-hit people, including about four lakh of them in relief camps, suffered in 16 affected districts, food packets were dropped by the Army and Indian Air Force helicopters in some of worst-hit areas such as the Majuli river-island in upper Assam's Jorhat district, Sootea in Sonitpur district, Sadiya sub-division in upper Assam's Tinsukia district.

Jorhat, Sept. 11: By day they hold the pen in their young hands and by evening they soil them in muck.

JORHAT: The recent floods in the State has left a trail of devastation not only to lives and properties of the people but also on livestock.

JORHAT: One rhino was killed by poacher in Jorhat district and the horn, nails were taken away by the poacher. As per report received, the Jorhat forest department officials patrolling around the sides of Brahmaputra and in Majuli found the body of a male rhino at Kartik Chapori amidst Brahmaputra at about 3.30 pm today.

According to the forest officials, two bullets were found in the body of the rhino. It was suspected that the rhino was killed last night by poachers. In this regard a case has been registered and nobody was apprehended so far.

The district agriculture department will distribute free vegetable and paddy seeds to flood-hit farmers in Jorhat district. It has also set up community nurseries to grow seedlings for sali crop.

The Association of Scientific and Technical Officers (ASTO) and Employees’ Welfare Committee (EWC) of Assam Asset, the two leading unions affiliated to the ONGC had jointly organised a relief camp

Jorhat, July 20: Rampant killing of wildlife, especially deer, along the Assam-Nagaland border in Jorhat and Mokokchung districts has prompted the Assam forest department to send a proposal to its