Despite ban on mining of stone along the Dikhow river, illegal stone mining is a thriving and lucrative activity in Sivasagar district.

Even as 26 districts out of 27 in Assam continued to reel from Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, Dima Hasao remained free from the outbreak with no new positive cases or any de

After blue, its now black. The colour of the water of river Dikhow has turned blackish these days.

The ban on digging of earth for making bricks and roads without prior environment clearance (EC) by the National Green Tribunal almost two months back has raised questions about how far it is being

NAZIRA: With the help of a few corrupt officials of forest department, a few stone quarries are illegally running at Bihubor of Nazira sub–division.

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.

SIVASAGAR: With the rising water levels of mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries causing unprecedented havoc in Assam, ONGC conducted relief operation to help the flood affected people of the State.

ONGC has so far taken a slew of initiatives to give respite to the people hit hard by nature’s fury. Among the 24-flood affected districts, Sivasagar, the nerve centre of ONGC’s operations is one of the worst flood hit in Assam. The areas close to the Brahmaputra have been devastated in the floods, with thousands of people rendered homeless and forced to take temporary shelters on high grounds.

Centre to take measures to rebuild damaged infrastructure, wipe away misery of the people

Announcing a Rs 500-crore package for flood-hit Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Centre will take measures to rebuild damaged infrastructure and wipe away the misery of the people. After making an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Upper Assam with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Singh said, "I am making a commitment to provide a central ad hoc support of Rs 500 crore to the state government".

Guwahati, June 29 (IANS): The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said on Thursday.

Jorhat, June 26: The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with more than 20,000 people in nearly 50 villages at Dikhowmukh in Sivasagar district left inundated today after the Brahmaputra