Two girls drowned in Longa River
KOKRAJHAR: In a tragic incident two young girls were reportedly drowned in Longa River under Dotma Police Station at Maoriagaon village in Kokrajhar on Saturday evening. While one of the girl’s body was recovered on Sunday at Bagribari area under Gauripur PS in Dhubri district,the other is yet to be fished out. "We have intensified rescue operation to trace the other body." , said an SDRF official. According to the locals of Morigaon,two young girls identified as Kabita Rani Brahma(7),daughter of Ghana Kanta Brahma and Pami Mushahary(8),daughter of Binay Mushahary of Maoriagaon village,went to nearby Longa River for bath on Saturday afternoon at about 3 pm and since then they went missing. Family member started their search operation on the river to find out whereabouts, besides intimaditing Dotma PS about the incident by the evening. NDRF and SDRF teams from Abhayapuri and Dhubri have been pressed into action.
2 Oct 2014 - 3:24pm | AT News
Assam remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 145-th birth anniversary along with other parts of the country on Thursday. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi led the state and its people in paying tribute to the father of the nation. Gogoi laid floral wreath at his statue atop Gandhi Mandop in Guwahati in the morning. He further addressed a brief function on the occasion.
2 Jul 2013 - 9:29am | AT News
The overall flood situation worsened with more and more villages getting submerged. Floodwaters entered the Kaziranga National Park where an antelope was killed.
Over 65,000 people of 170 villages in seven districts - Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj and Lakhimpur - were affected.
The mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries Jia Bharali and Dikhow were flowing over danger mark at Jorhat, Sonitpur and Sivasagar.
Altogether 43 villages have come under water in Dhemaji, Jorhat and Sivasagar districts since yesterday affecting nearly 5,000 people. Around 800 people are taking shelter in three relief camps in Dhemaji.
8 Jul 2009 - 8:38am | editor
Three persons were killed, over 35 others have been injured when a passenger bus fell on a bridge in Burhaparah on the way to Jorhat on Wednesday morning. According to information, three persons including the driver died on the spot and the injured ones have been rushed to the Jakhalabandha hospital. A few of the seriously injured persons have been rushed to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital. The reason of the accident, however, has yet to be ascertained. Investigations are on.