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Assam: State in northeast India
Assam is a state in northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.


No. of men migrating for marriage doubles in a decade

The number of men migrating for marriage more than doubled between the 2001 and 2011 censuses compared to a 33% rise in the number of women doing so. The most number of men migrating for matrimony are..
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170 dead, 1.07 crore affected in Assam, Bihar floods

Floods in Bihar and Assam have claimed 170 lives till Monday with 1.07 crore people still reeling under the effect of the deluge in the two states. With two more deaths in Muzaffarpur, the toll in..
IndiaTimes - Published

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Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives [Video]Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Deaths, displacement as heavy rain and floods hit northeast India [Video]Deaths, displacement as heavy rain and floods hit northeast India

At least 10 killed and a million people displaced in Assam state as water levels in Brahmaputra River continue to rise.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published


Floods continue to ravage Bihar, Assam; death toll mounts to 166

Around 1.11 crore people continue to reel under the deluge in the two eastern states.
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Maharashtra tops in ATM frauds, Delhi second

The capital reported 179 cases of ATM frauds in 2018-19, the second highest in the entire country after Maharashtra (233), RBI data has revealed. The country witnessed an increase in ATM fraud cases in..
IndiaTimes - Published

38 dead in rain-related incidents across India; floodwater recedes in Assam

Thirty-eight people were killed in rain-related incidents across the country on Sunday with heavy showers in Kerala, where a red alert was sounded in five districts, even as the floodwater receded in..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Flood toll in Assam reaches 62, over 44 lakh affected

The flood waters showed a receding trend in Assam, however, the toll rose to 62 on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Flood waters show receding trend in Assam

The flood waters showed a receding trend in Assam where 12 people the death toll due to rain-related incidents rose to 59 on Saturday while 24 of the state's 33 districts remained inundated, officials..
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Earthquake jolts Arunachal Pradesh again, tremors felt in Assam

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India cannot be refugee capital, Centre tells Supreme Court

Union, Assam govts seek extension of NRC deadline set by the top court
DNA - Published

SC to hear govts' pleas on Tuesday for NRC data recheck

The SC decided on Friday to hear all stakeholders on July 23 on pleas of the Centre and Assam govt for reverification of 20% of the final draft NRC data which they claimed was required to correct..
IndiaTimes - Published

Death toll in Assam, Bihar floods nears 150, over 1.15 crore affected

The flood situation in Bihar and northeast India showed little improvement on Friday as over 1.15 crore people remained affected while the death toll due to flood and rain-related incidents neared 150...
IndiaTimes - Published

11 more die in Assam floods, toll rises to 47

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Friday as 11 more people died taking the toll to 47, while 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of the 33 districts. A total of 1.79 lakh hectare..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM assures delegation of Assam MPs of help to tide over flood crisis

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Team of MPs from Assam meets PM Modi, discuss flood situation

IndiaTimes - Published

India says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh becoming citizens

India said on Friday thousands of illegal immigrants from neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh had produced false documents to become citizens in the far-eastern Indian state of Assam.
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Centre, Assam move Supreme Court seeking more time for NRC verification

NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela informed Supreme Court that it won't be possible to publish the final NRC by July 31, the deadline fixed by Court.
DNA - Published

Assam floods: 28 districts, over 50 lakh people affected

Brahmaputra in Jorhat flowing above the danger level; 427 relief camps set up
DNA - Published

Tigress makes pit stops at shop, garden to escape Assam floods

Exhausted and looking for shelter, a Royal Bengal tigress took two pit stops after fleeing the flooded Kaziranga National Park on Thursday — a shop just outside the park, followed by a vegetable..
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WhatsApp alerts from Bhutan reach out to Assam

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Flood toll in Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya crosses 100; red alert in 3 Kerala districts for heavy rains

Of Assam's 33 districts, 28 remained under the grip of floods that has displaced nearly 54 lakh people and killed 36 people.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Flood fury forces Kaziranga tiger to take shelter in shop

Images of a fully grown tiger "relaxing" on a bed inside a shop in Assam's flooded Kaziranga National Park has created a buzz on social media and thrown spotlight on the plight of animals as Assam..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre, Assam move SC seeking re-verification of 20% of draft NRC data

The Centre and the state government sought an urgent hearing on the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, which said it would look into it.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Will implement NRC across country, Amit Shah bellows in Rajya Sabha

Implementing the NRC across India will be a gigantic task for the government; in Assam alone, the process has countered several glitches and is still ongoing.
DNA - Published

Will deport illegal aliens from every inch of our soil: Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that "illegal immigrants and intruders" living on even an inch of Indian soil would be identified and deported and that this was not an issue that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Flood death toll rises to 97 in Assam, Bihar; 3 killed in UP in rain-related incident

Floods claimed 44 more lives in Assam and Bihar on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

Flood waters maroon 29 districts in Assam, death toll rises to 27

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Wednesday with 29 districts marooned by the deluge, which has so far claimed 27 lives and affected 57 lakh people, officials said. Over 1.50 lakh people..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress slams govt over handling of flood situation in Assam, Bihar

Gourav Gogoi of the Congress asked the Centre to declare floods in Assam a national disaster and said 15 persons have been killed and over 43 lakh displaced by the natural calamity.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Assam floods: 90% of Kaziranga National Park submerged

The staff and security personnel are performing their duties using mechanised and country boats to deal with any kind of eventualities, they said.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Assam gets Rs 251 crore aid

At least 32 out of 33 districts in the state have submerged under floodwater with 90 per cent of Kaziranga National Park rendered inundated
DNA - Published

Assam college houses inmates of flooded jail

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Toll reaches 55 as flood situation worsens in Assam, Bihar; 14 killed in UP rain incidents

In Assam, the deluge has affected 33 districts of the state and claimed 17 lives. More than 45 lakh people have been hit by the nature's fury, officials said.
DNA - Published

Flood situation worsens in Assam, Bihar; red alert sounded in Kerala

IndiaTimes - Published

Assam Floods: JP Nadda, Rahul Gandhi urge party workers to help people

Floods in Assam is a cause of worry for all of us, BJP working president J P Nadda said on Tuesday and party workers to help the affected people in all possible ways.
DNA - Published

Assam floods cause of worry for all of us: JP Nadda

IndiaTimes - Published

1.17 lakh people declared as foreigners by tribunals in Assam

At present, 100 Foreigners' Tribunals (FTs) are functional in different districts in Assam.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Assam flood situation turns worse; 15 dead, 43 lakh people affected

Altogether 42.87 lakh people in 4,157 villages are reeling under the impact of the floods that have submerged 1,53,211 hectares of farmland in 30 districts, according to the daily report of the Assam..
DNA - Published

Flood situation in Assam be declared as national problem: Congress MP

Raising the issue of the alarming flood situation in Assam during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Congress's Ripun Bora also urged the government to send a union minister to take stock of the situation.
DNA - Published

Prime Minister speaks to Assam chief minister, takes stock of flood situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, where the deluge has claimed 11 lives this year while millions..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam flood death toll rises to 11

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with the death toll rising to 11 and affecting nearly 26.5 lakh people across 28 districts. Of the 28 affected districts, Barpeta is the worst hit with..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya

IndiaTimes - Published

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviews preparedness to tackle floods

India Metrological Department (IMD) officers informed the minister that in the last 3-4 days, Assam and Bihar have received extremely heavy downpour.
DNA - Published

As Chennai remains parched, floods wreak havoc in the east

TN sweats it out to procure water, while Assam and Bihar struggle with the problem of plenty
DNA - Published

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