Kamrup

  • Assam: 28 people killed, 10 injured as a truck rams into 2 mini buses; driver on the run October 3, 2013

    At least 28 people, including 13 children, were killed and 10 others injured when the two mini buses they were travelling in were hit by a truck on National Highway 35 in lower Assam's Barpeta district in the wee hours on Thursday. The two buses were going one behind the other...
  • 36-hour bandh paralyses life in Kamrup and Goalpara district August 29, 2013

    Rangiya/Guwahati: Normal life was paralysed in Assam's Kamrup and Goalpara districts following a 36-hour bandh called on Thursday by the Non-tribal Coordination Forum which was marked by sporadic incidents of violence. The bandh, which began at five AM on Thursday, has been called to demand curtailment of non-tribal villages from the...
  • Protests in Assam, Cong MP's house set ablaze August 2, 2013

    Diphu/Kokrajhar: With the army on flag march in Assam, the rubber estate and a house of Congress MP were set ablaze, while four persons were injured in police firing, as the demand for separate states on the lines of Telangana by several groups was stepped up on Friday. The army...
  • 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 -...
  • 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,...
  • Situation calm in Assam, 2 special trains arrive August 18, 2012

    Guwahati: The situation in lower Assam on Saturday remained peaceful with no report of any violence even as two special trains arrived in Guwahati carrying 1700 people who had fled the southern states after rumours of impending attacks. Official sources said curfew in Rangiya subdivision of Kamrup Rural district was lifted...
  • PM asks Mukul Roy to visit Assam train crash site July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked Trinamool leader and Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy to visit the accident site of the Guwahati-Puri Express in Assam. The Prime Minister has pulled up Roy a day after the minister said he was waiting for the Prime Minister's order,...
  • Bodo outfit behind Assam train accident: police July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 100 passengers were injured after four bogies of the Guwahati-Puri Express derailed following a suspected IED blast near Rangia in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Sunday. The train, with around 1000 passengers, mostly pilgrims bound for Puri left Guwahati railway station at 5:40 pm, railway officials said. Shocked...
  • Assam: bus falls off bridge in Kamrup, 31 dead May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: In a tragic incident in Assam, 31 people were killed at Hajo in the Kamrup district after a private bus fell off a wooden bridge and plunged into a river at midnight on Monday. The incident happened at Rajabari on Hajo-Guwahati road when the bus carrying a wedding party...
  • Twin blasts in Assam, narrow miss for Kamrup Express April 13, 2009

    Guwahati: A major tragedy was averted on late Sunday when two powerful bombs exploded on a rail track in Assam a few minutes before a crowded passenger train was to cross the blast sites, officials said. A police spokesman said the first explosion took place around 2230 hrs IST near Nilalong,...