25 C
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    As Floods Recede, Assam Limps Back To Normal

    Guwahati: Life returning to normal in flood-hit Assam as the water level of all the major rivers as well its tributaries are showing a receding trend. Though over five lakh people still remain affected by the deluge, no fresh casualties were reported in the last 24 hours. The present death toll stands at 86.

    The water level at the Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary receding with the sustained efforts of the forest department to provide relief to the animals residing there.

    Currently, 436 relief camps are operational with 18,890 inmates and 62 relief distribution centres in Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Kamrupin Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, and Jorhat districts.

    Damaged railway embankment in Dhemaji. Photo courtesy: NF Railway

    In Assam, a population of 5,18,623 in 691 villages in 26 revenue circles of 12
    districts are currently affected, according to a bulletin of Assam
    State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA).

    The Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Dhansiri at Numaligarh (Golaghat), Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district are flowing above the danger level.


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    Covid19 Scare: Assam Govt yet to decide on holding Board exams

    The total active COVID-19 cases in Assam now stand to 3,200 with 1,122 death cases

    No Covid scare at Gauhati University! PG 1st semester exams to be held as per schedule

    A second phase of the examination may be conducted for the students who are not able to appear in the examinations at a convenient time: GU

    Two murders marred Bihu festivities in Assam

    A man hacked his father to death over some family dispute in Dhubri

    97 fresh COVID-19 positive cases traced in Meghalaya, Active rises to 457

    East Khasi Hills is the worst affected district with 360 active cases

    Meghalaya Govt prohibits smoking and spitting in public places; Fine upto Rs 1000

    The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code