Special rhino protection force on anvil to curb poaching

The inhabitants of Kamarchuburi and Ghorparachuburi areas under Tezpur Municipal Board are facing the threat of dreaded diseases like Japanese Encephalitis and malaria, it is alleged that the Healt

The state of solid waste management in most of the urban areas of developing countries is now a major social and environmental challenge with the explosion of Population and the pace urbanization. In India in particular, the combined influence of poverty, population growth and rapid urbanization has tended to worsen the situation. In response to the waste challenge many developed countries have embarked upon ambitious environmental reforms, recording remarkable advances in best practices and sustainable management of MSW.

GUWAHATI: Assam continues to reel under intense heat wave. Possibilities are high that the current spell of heat wave might continue till Friday or Saturday.

However, the death toll due to the heat wave has risen to 30. Most of the deaths were reported from Golaghat, Tezpur, Baksa, Rangia, Goalpara and Cachar districts of the State.

Kimi (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct. 15: There will soon be light at the end of the tunnel, literally.

TEZPUR, Aug 27 – Continuous erosion caused by tributaries of the Brahmaputra like Gabharu, Belsiri and Jiabhoroli has turned serious in Sonitpur district during the last couple of days, posing a se

Assam has sought financial assistance from the Centre and multilateral funding agency, Asian Development Bank (ADB), for upgrade of sectors like power, tourism and urban development in the state.

A strong request was made by the Assam government to the department of economic affairs (DEA) under the Union ministry of finance, ADB for considering another loan for the power sector so as to enable the state’s power department to strengthen the distribution network across the state.

GUWAHATI: The first State review of the ongoing externally-aided projects in Assam took place today at the NEDFi House in Guwahati.

In 2004, when Assam was struck by its last major flood, the state and Central governments announced a series of measures to strengthen control and protection measures.

With floods continuing to wreak havoc from Sadiya to Dhubri and Dhemaji to Barak Valley and reports of fresh breaches in embankments coming in, thousands of people have become homeless in the State due to the current wave of floods. In the last 24 hours, 4 people died in Dibrugarh and Barpeta districts and the total death toll has reached 14 in the State. About 3,83,792 people have been affected in 17 districts in the floods.

The rescue teams from the Air Force, Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the district administrations have been pressed into service to rescue the marooned people.