Over 22 Lakh Still Affected By Assam Floods Despite Declining Water Levels
While over 22 lakh people are still impacted throughout the state as of June 27, Assam's flood situation is beginning to improve as most rivers' water levels continue to recede. The situation in Silchar remains terrible, with some areas still waterlogged. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the death toll in Assam has risen to 126… read-more
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Assam Floods: People Seen Taking Shelters On Embankments & Highways In Nagaon, 10 More Dead In 24 Hours
People affected by the flood situation in Assam's Nagaon, were seen taking shelters on embankments and highways. The condition in Nagaon continues to stay grim, with more than 5.03 lakh people still affected. A total of 45.35 lakh people have been affected in Assam due to the floods. About 10 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of casualties to 117, on June 25.
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Assam CM Himanta Sarma Surveys Flood-Hit Silchar District From Air
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma made aerial survey of the flood-hit Silchar district, on June 23. CM Sarma was accompanied by Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy and Superintendent of Police, Cachar. Over a Tweet, he said that he will visit the flood-hit areas and talk to the locals. He further stated that he will "review the situation with Cachar district administration for expedition our relief efforts".
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26 Rohingya Refugees Including 12 Children Detained In Cachar: Assam
In Assam's Cachar, 26 Rohingya refugees have been detained by police, on May 29. Of which, 12 are reportedly children. Chachar district's Superintendent of Police (SP) Ramandeep Kaur said that the Rohingyas who were coming from Jammu, reached at Kamakhya railway station and travelled to Silchar by road. Reportedly, the Rohingyas are currently being interrogated and further details on the matter is awaited.
Manipur Enters Indian Railway Map; Rajdhani Exp Completes Trial Run
To boost the connectivity in the North-East, Manipur will now take a spot in the railway map of India. A Rajdhani Express covered a trial run for 11km from Assam's Silchar to Manipur's Vaingaichunpao railway station for the first time. However, the Vaingaichunpao railway line is currently under construction and will be completed by 2022. Manipur CM N. Biren Singh took to Twitter to describe it as a “historic moment.”
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Courtesy: The Times of India