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152 dead, Rs 14,000 cr loss in Bengal floods: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   9:54 pm
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) The ongoing West Bengal floods has claimed 152 lives and caused losses to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore in 11 districts of the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged. View More..

Banerjee demands flood package from Centre

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   9:48 pm
Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded a central government package for her flood-hit state, on the lines of the grants given to BJP-ruled Assam and Gujarat. View More..

Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   4:12 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Assamese musician Joi Barua will soon unveil a song which is a tribute to Koch Rajbongshi, an indigenous community of Assam. View More..

'China won't share hydrological data until India withdraws from Doklam'

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   11:24 pm
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China will not share hydrological data with India until it withdraws its troops from Doklam, an expert at a Chinese think tank has said. View More..

25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   7:18 pm
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. View More..

River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   9:30 pm
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages. View More..

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   6:40 pm
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday. View More..

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   3:40 pm
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday. View More..

Bidita Bag to do kids film

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   11:38 pm
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being in news for doing intimate scenes in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film. View More..

Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   9:28 pm
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up. View More..

China has not shared hydrological data this year: MEA

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   7:18 pm
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as Assam and Bihar are reeling under floods, a senior official said on Friday that China has not shared any hydrological data this year on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers as is the practice. View More..

11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor meets Modi

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   6:46 pm
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60. View More..

Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   5:52 pm
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained "grim" on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said. View More..

Gold bars worth Rs 7 cr seized in Manipur, smuggler held

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   3:46 pm
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Gold bars worth nearly Rs 7 crore have been seized and an international gold smuggler arrested from the Tengnoupal district in Manipur bordering Myanmar, officials said on Friday. View More..

Assam floods: Ten more die, death toll reach 49

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   10:40 pm
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Ten more people died due to flood-related incidents across Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 49, officials said on Thursday. View More..

JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   7:22 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday. View More..

Floods disrupt train services in northeast

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   4:40 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday. View More..

Bus services resume in flood-hit Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   3:14 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bus services to and from northern West Bengal, which is reeling under floods, resumed on Thursday even as the situation continued to be "serious" in certain districts, a minister said. View More..

Meghalaya HC issues notice over parliamentary secretaries

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   1:16 pm
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court has issued a notice to the state government for a final hearing on the matter of the posts of parliamentary secretaries. View More..

Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   12:18 pm
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Here's spirited news for tipplers in Assam who favour the raw and rustic country liquor over its refined cousin that goes by the IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) moniker. It will now be branded -- and also come in two flavours. View More..