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AJYCP dharna in New Delhi

AJYCP will stage dharna on November 3 and 4 demanding measures to curb the Jehadi tentacles apart from Centr’s intervention  on China’s plan to dam over the Brahmaputra.

The student body leaders told Assam Times that they would stage dharna at the Jantar mantar in the capital on November against the Jehadi terror demanding action to curb the militants.

The next day they would stage dharna in front of the Chinese embassy asking Beijing to refrain from the building any dam over the Brahmaputra to divert the river water. 

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Floods in Assam takes grim turn: Dhemaji still worst-hit

17 Jul 2007 - 1:38pm | editor
Guwahati : Assam’s flood situation has taken a grim turn on Tuesday as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing at an alarming level. The situation has gone from bad to worse following incessant rainfall during the last 24 hours.

Officials here say all surface communications in the worst-hit Dhemaji district are still remaining disrupted which has left lakhs of people displaced. With fresh rainfall in some places in the morning more areas in the district have come under the surging waters. The water levels had showed a receding trend on Monday.

According to officials engaged in the relief works, the district administration is providing shelter to the marooned people in four relief camps and 120 temporary shelters with uninterrupted food and medical relief.
The authorities has asked the army jawans to repair the damaged bridges in the district. Besides, the North Eastern Frontier Railway is working round the clock to clear the tracks of flood water.

District administration says that over 40,000 people in 120 villages were displaced when the river Kumotia breached its embankment a few a days ago.Vast tracts of land are submerged in the Lakhimpur district after heavy rainfall and road communication had snapped in several places.

The water level of Barak river has also maintained a rising trend inundating vast areas in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.

Nine districts have been affected in the current wave of flood. These are: Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Darrang, Morigaon, Sonitpur and Barpeta.

Youth slips from train, dies

9 Aug 2014 - 1:47pm | Jintul Talukdar

Yet another incident sends shockwaves in Barpeta district where a youth died after he slipped from a moving train on Saturday.

The incident took place when the youth was travelling on the North East Express and as the train arrived in Dayaguri in Barpeta district he suddenly fell on the ground to be crushed by the train.


Bora new state EC

30 Sep 2014 - 9:40pm | AT News

Harendra Nath Bora will take over as the State Election Commissioner. The order to this effect was notified on Tuesday in Dispur. According to an official release, the retired IAS officer is expected to take over later this week. The period of service of Bora will be for five years or when he attains 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.