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Assam

Delete names of ‘ineligible’ persons from final NRC: Coordinator

In a move that will spell fresh anxiety and angst among minorities in Assam, NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma has asked deputy commissioners of all 33 districts to delete the names of “ineligible” ...

A woman waits to check her name on the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), as she sits outside an NRC centre in Rupohi village, Nagaon district, northeastern state of Assam, India on 31 August 2019

Assam flood situation worsens again, death toll rises to 89

After a marginal improvement earlier this week, the flood situation in Assam again deteriorated on Wednesday while two more persons died in Barpeta and Morigaon districts, taking the death toll to ...

Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India on 29 June.

66 dead as Assam flood situation worsens

Seven more deaths were reported from four districts of flood-hit Assam on Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the monsoon deluge to 66, while around 3.6 million people in 26 of the state’s 33 ...

Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India on 29 June.

Assam floods claims 40 lives, affect 200,000 people

With one more death in Assam’s Barpeta district on Wednesday, the death toll in the ongoing current wave of floods has increased to 40, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said

Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India on 29 June.

Flood in India’s Assam affects 1.1m people, death toll rises to 37

With two more fresh deaths on Saturday, the toll in the ongoing current wave of Assam floods has increased to 37. The situation, however, has largely improved in seven districts even as 11 lakh ...

Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India on 29 June.