The 2012 floods in June this year because of heavy rains and breaches in embankments of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have caused colossal loss of life and property across the state. However, there are some districts that have been worst hit namely Morigaon, Sonitpur and Nowgaon affecting more than 13,19,260 people.

TEZPUR, June 29 – Altogether 2.22 lakh people of 243 villages have been affected by the flood in Sonitpur district and 1.77 lakh people are taking shelter in 100 relief camps in different places of

IAF air-drops food packets in Tinsukia, where 50,000 people are still marooned

Floods continued to wreak havoc in Assam on Tuesday, as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries sent more areas under water, and 50,000 people were still marooned in the worst-hit Tinsukia district. The Indian Air Force (IAF) air-dropped food packets in Tinsukia, while the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) air-lifted 300 more rescuers from Kolkata to intensify rescue operations in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts, besides Tinsukia.

Guwahati: More than 10,000 people have been affected in the first wave of flood in Assam with almost all major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, maintaining a rising trend as the monsoon hit the state as well as adjoining areas.

The first wave of flood had so far affected the five districts of North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Darrang, Sonitpur and Hailakandi. Over 7,000 population had been affected in North Lakhimpur district, while 1500 families had been affected in Dhemaji district.

Folic acid debacle

SIVASAGAR: The Sivasagar district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today staged a three-hour protest at Doul Mukh Charali in Sivasagar against ‘folic acid poisoning’, in which several hundred girls in Sonitpur and Darrang districts fell ill after consuming the folic acid tablets distributed free in schools under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme.

The Power Grid Corporation of India, a Government of India enterprise, which is in the business of transmission of power from power projects in the north-eastern region, through their 800 KV, 400 K

Who will now be held responsible? Whose negligence is all this? And will the guilty face the music?

At least 350 girls in Tezpur and 45 in Mangaldoi fell ill after they were given folic acid tablets under a National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme in Sonitpur and Darrang district on Wednesday. The Mangaldoi DC has ordered a magistrate-level inquiry into the incident. Condemning the incident, the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has demanded of the State government to find out the manufacturers of the tablets and punish them.

GMCH to set up new lab to test sputum for micro bacterium tuberculosis

For the first time in the North-east, an intermediate reference laboratory is going to be set up at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for the culture and drug sensitivity test of sputum for micro bacterium tuberculosis.

Authorities in Lakhimpur district in eastern Assam were on Thursday compelled to stop forcible movement of an over-dimensional consignment comprising machineries to the 2000-MW Lower Subansiri dam

GUWAHATI: Protests have started in northern Assam since Wednesday morning to thwart an attempt by the authorities to transport turbines to the NHPC big dam site at Gerukamukh in Assam-Arunachal Pra