The three waves of devastating floods in India's north state of Assam this year have left nearly 1.8 million children, along with their families, displaced, an assessment done by an NGO Save the Ch

DIBRUGARH, Sept 27 – Many tea gardens in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts are reeling under a severe shortage of piped natural gas, and garden managers are finding it difficult to overcome the cris

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.

Indian Air Force, Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are being engaged in relief and rescue work

The flood situation remained grim in the State on Monday with more new areas submerged across 16 districts, including some parts of Guwahati city, marooning nearly 14 lakh people in the State. A total of 1,972 villages had come under floodwaters, official sources said. The government has opened 169 relief camps for the marooned, the sources said, adding that over 2.31 lakh people were staying in these relief camps.

TINSUKIA, Sept 24 – With the water levels of rivers receding, the overall flood situation in the district showed slight improvement today.

GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – Rediscovery of a medicinal plant well known for its anti-cancer property in the rain forests of upper Assam after 98 years of its first collection has fuelled hopes of a new bre

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in the State has deteriorated on Sunday with 15 districts reeling under its impact. More than 8 lakh people have been affected in the current wave of floods. Sources said seven people have died in floods in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Chabua during the past one week.

The government has sounded an alert, as water level in most of the rivers in the State continue to rise owing to incessant rains in some upper Assam districts as well as in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.

DIBRUGARH, Sept 20 – Incessant rainfall since past few days has severely affected Upper Assam districts, causing flood and claiming lives in several places in the region.

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.

Flood situation continues to deteriorate in the State on Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries in upper and lower Assam districts.

Flood waters have inundated at least 100 villages in Jorhat, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Nalbari and Dibrugarh districts since Sunday. Sources said a total of nine people had died in the floods in Assam so far. Floods have affected about 19,979.15 hectares of cropland in 15 districts, affecting 38,3792 people.