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Damaged tracks force NFR to divert trains’ routes

The non-stop rain and the worsening flood situation in several lower Assam districts, which damaged railway tracks in Alipurduwar division, has forced the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) to change the direction of various trains plying via Alipurduar.

In an official circular on Wednesday, the NFR stated that trains are running …

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Three Assam-based drug peddlers arrested in Arunachal Pradesh

A joint team of Changlang Police and F-149 unit of Changlang CRP apprehended three drug peddlers on Tuesday afternoon in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and recovered around 83 grams of ‘suspected’ contraband substance.

The operation was led by inspector CA Namchoom and the peddlers have been identified as Md Sofi Shah …

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Assam: 3 killed, 35 hurt in Karimganj road mishap

At least 3 persons were killed and around 35 others injured in a road mishap in Barak valley’s Karimganj district of Assam on Wednesday.

The mishap took place on NH 6 at Banga Bazaar area in Karimganj town as two Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) undertaking Traveller buses lost …

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Two teenage girls rescued from human traffickers

Two 13-year-old girls on Tuesday were rescued from the clutches of human traffickers from Yupia in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The operation was carried out by a team of Lakhimpur police led by Dhakuwakhona Sub-Divisional Police Officer Mohan Lal Meena.

He was aptly assisted by Officer-in-Charge of Ghilamora …

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Panic in Lower Assam as Bhutan set to release dam water

Panic has gripped people in flood-hit districts of Lower Assam after a power company in Bhutan has announced that it would release excess waters from a hydro power dam located in the neighbouring country.

Although the flood condition in Assam has slightly improved in past two days, 19 of the …

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Subansiri erodes geo-tubes of Bhimpora embankment in Lakhimpur

A major portion of the laid geo-tubes at the Bhimpora embankment in Lakhimpur was eroded by the flooded Sunbansiri river on Tuesday.

A stretch of 1400 meters on Bhimpora embankment of Subansiri under Kadam Revenue Circle in Hekerajan, Lakhimpur was damaged due to rising water.

The NABARD-sponsored work was carried …

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Assam: Himanta reviews flood situation, says 30 embankments breached

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday reviewed the ongoing flood situation in Assam.

Minister Sarma said a total of 30 embankments have breached during the current wave of floods in the state.

The floods affected 30 of the total 33 districts of Assam this year.

As per the …

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First meeting of High Level Committee on Clause 6 held in Delhi

The first meeting of the High-Level Committee on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord was held in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Chaired by Justice (retd) Biplab Kumar Sarma, the meeting was also attended by minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy among others.

“It was a preliminary meeting. We …

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NFR cancels 10 trains as rains damage railway tracks

Following damage of railway tracks due to heavy rainfall in Alipurduar division, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has cancelled services of 10 trains.

Most of the trains service of which has been cancelled are Fast Passenger, Demu Special and Intercity Express run across Assam and under Alipurduar division.

It was …

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Assam: Hojai organizes free health camp for general public

Hojai’s SOS Children’s Village in collaboration with Hojai FRU organised a free general medicial camp at Telibasti MV School in Hojai district of Assam on Tuesday.

A team consisting of a doctors comprising Dr M Rahman, Howraghat Government Hospital, Karbi Anglong; Dr Jiyaul Hoque, Model Hospital, Nilbagan and …

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Testing times for Kaziranga

Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on Highway 37 – that cuts through the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam – as forest staff pave the way for a herd of hog deer escaping surging flood waters to cross over to the adjacent Karbi Anglong hills.

Also read: Kaziranga National Park loses 187 …

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Assam: DLSA-Lakhimpur distributes flood relief in three areas

The District Legal Service Authority of Lakhimpur in Assam has conducted three flood relief camps in different areas of the district since Sunday.

The DLSA-Lakhimpur led by its secretary Bichitra Dutta distributed flood relief material in Kawoi Bhuruka gaon and Borgoyan-Gendhali gaon in North Lakhimpur and in Bhet Toli gaon …

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Assam: Sivasagar hosts two-day workshop on wildlife trafficking

A two-day training on Wildlife/Forest Law Enforcement and combating Wildlife trafficking for Forest and Police Officials was held under Sivasagar Division (Territorial), Sivasagar of eastern Assam.

The training was held in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society-India (WCS-India) and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Tuesday and Wdnesday in the …

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