Golaghat

  • Assam: CM orders prompt registration of cases for crime against women October 3, 2013

    Guwahati: Noting that speedy investigation of cases of crime against women will act as a deterrent for the criminals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday directed the police to be prompt in registering such cases. "Speedy investigation will not only ensure quick justice to the victims but also act as...
  • 1.2 lakh people affected in Assam floods July 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam where 1.2 lakh people have been affected affected as surging water from overflowing rivers submerge 27 more villages, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority(ASDMA). About 500 families were badly affected in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river. Across the...
  • Flood situation worsens in Assam as 43 more villages submerge June 30, 2013

    Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with 43 more villages in three districts getting submerged, while water entered the Kaziranga National Park where an antelope was killed, officials said. About 65,000 people of 170 villages in seven districts - Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj and Lakhimpur -...
  • Assam: Villagers beat a bear to death after it injures 10 people May 28, 2013

    Golaghat: Another incident of man-animal conflict has come up in Assam. A bear died of injuries after villagers of the Golaghat district hit it with stones and iron rods. The bear had entered the village in search of food and caused injuries to around 10 people. Gun shots and JCB...
  • Flood situation turns grim in Assam August 27, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam on Monday turned grim with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in five districts following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. Over one lakh people have been affected by the third wave of floods in the five districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji,...
  • Economic blockade of Nagaland enters fifth day August 22, 2012

    Golaghat: The indefinite economic blockade of Nagaland called by six organisations of Assam entered its fifth day on Wednesday with no signs of any thaw. The blockade, which started on August 18, has been called against alleged encroachment of land by miscreants from Nagaland in Assam's Golaghat district. Protesters from various outfits,...
  • Assam floods: Over 500 animals dead in Kaziranga July 6, 2012

    Golaghat: Over 540 animals, including 13 rhinos, have perished in the world-famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam during the current wave of floods, perhaps the worst-ever to hit the Park in recent history. Hog deer are the worst hit with 465 of them succumbing to the flood waters which has inundated...
  • Assam's young crusader: Akhil Gogoi October 27, 2010

    Guwahati: In a forgotten corner of Assam, RTI activist Akhil Gogoi begins his days work, meeting people and talking to them. Akhil and his Krishak Mukhti Sangram Samiti are the only way to fight for their rights and make the administration deliver. At his office the heap of files are...
  • Young Indian Leaders: activist Akhil Gogoi October 27, 2010

    He stood up against every possible threat to expose the corrupt, fought for the environment and millions of helpless people in Assam. ...