Flood situation deteriorates, death toll rises to 31
The overall flood situation in Assam deteriorates day by day as the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries submerge new areas every day. Meanwhile, the death toll increases horrifyingly.
Till Tuesday 31 people including children and women lost their lives for drowning in flood water in the different parts of the state. Incessant rains in Assam and also in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh for the last couple of days swelled the rivers of both the banks of Brahmaputra causing flood in 20 districts of the state including the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s home constituency Majuli, which was declared as district immediately after the BJP-led regime formed government in the state. The prevailing flood situation of the Lakhimpur and Dheamaji districts including the Gahpur Sub-division is worst than others In the last 48 hours alone three people in the district of Lakhimpur lost their lives as they were swept away by the flood waters. Two people including a young woman too lost their lives in flood in eastern Assam district of Jorhat on Monday, about 380km. away from the state capital city, Guwahati while life-less body a two year old child was recovered in Boko in the Kamrup district.
The devastating flood takes human lives in Golaghat, Goalpara, Sonitpur districts also. The state government’s data revealed that, as of now, three people lost their lives and one couple remained traceless, who were swept away by the flood water in the Sonitpur district. Two people died in Goalpara and Golaghat districts each in the last 48 hours besides other two including a woman lost their lives in Numaligarh. The state government, on the other hand, allegedly, played a role of mute spectator. The flood victims alleged that they were not provided adequate flood relief by the respective district authority. The people of Simulguri locality of Gossaingaon Sub-divisoin, on Monday blocked the NH 31© for somewhile urging flood relief immediately. Similar situation, today, was witnessed in Dhemaji also. More than two hundred flood victims blocked the NH52 demanding food, cloth and water from the authority at the earliest.
29 Jul 2015 - 6:30am | AT News
Assam is known for its highest power tariff structure where the consumers have been bearing the brunt. This was what FINER has observed when it welcomed the move to revise the structure for 2015-16.
In a statement, FINER said that the move to decrease the tariff for agriculture by 30 paise would help the entire sector yield good result.
Notably, FINER has been dead opposed to the idea of increasing the power tariff by APDCL, APGCL and AEGCL. It moved the AERC opposing the move.
20 Mar 2015 - 7:02pm | Sunil Khabacha
The joint meeting of civil Zeliangrong organization on Friday at Tarung Community Hall in Imphal discussed the prevailing situation arising out of the armed conflict between the underground organization NSCN (IM) & ZUF at Khoupum Area.
The meeting condemned the armed conflict going on at Khoupum area inflicting gross of social insecurity of the public in general. It further appealed to the outfit to immediately stop these fighting in general populated areas.
The meeting was attend by Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong Students’ Union Manipur, Rongmei Luh Phuam, Khoupum Area Peace Committee, social workers and various leader of Zeliangrong organization.
6 May 2014 - 8:39am | AT News
A high level NIA team is on a stock-taking visit to the BTAD areas on Tuesday.
Led by an additional director general, the team of top ranked officials is visiting the trouble torn area in BTAD to assess the ground situation.
After collecting the initial inputs from the civil and army officials deployed in the BTAD areas, the NIA officials would leave back for New Delhi to formally register the cases.
The team gathered some initial inputs after holding separate meeting with chief secretary JS Khosla and DGP Khagen Sarma.
The ADG review the inputs after his tour in BTAD areas on Tuesday.
NIA on Friday agreed to probe the cases of BTAD violence after the chief minister recommended the probe.