North East  /  Published 22.07.19

Assam flood toll mounts to 67, fresh rain alert

The toll in the Assam floods climbed to 67 on Monday with reports of two more deaths, one each in Dhemaji and Dhubri districts. Nearly 31 lakh people in 18 districts remained affected by floods in add...
By TT Bureau in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.19

Relief camps and the hidden catastrophe

Carsten Meiner and Kristin Veel wrote that crises and catastrophes have a cultural life for they expose covert wounds and emplaced hierarchies that are otherwise accepted. This kept ringing in my he...
By Bhargabi Das

Opinion  /  Published 01.09.19

Looking beyond flood defence strategies

Floods in the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Barak flood plains have become an annual phenomenon. The scale of the disaster is enormous, dwarfing the menace of floods in many other states. At its peak, the floods ...
By Nirmalya Choudhury and Abdul Hamid

North East  /  Published 27.08.19

Assam floods render 2536 hectares infertile

The recent floods in Assam, which claimed over 60 lives, also rendered a vast swathe of agricultural land infertile by covering them with several feet of sand.Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora told...

North East  /  Published 07.11.19

Floods affect 1358 schools in 7 years

Massive soil erosion by the Brahmaputra has wiped out at least 228 schools and affected 1,130 schools since 2012 in Assam’s Dhubri district.The erosion has been highest this year, the office of the ...
By Mukesh Kr Singh in Dhubri


Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

How we can reduce the impact of disasters

I was undergoing my district training as an IAS probationer in Uttar Dinajpur, a district in West Bengal, which witnessed its worst-ever floods in August 2017. The distraught people did not quite know...
By Jitin Yadav

India  /  Published 19.03.20

For the forgotten, a healing touch

Once is happenstance. Twice must be something more than coincidence.The voice that reassured Malayalis two years ago when floods ravaged Kerala is making its presence felt again in the state that was ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Business  /  Published 10.01.19

Seal on Kerala cess

The GST Council on Thursday decided to allow Kerala to levy a one per cent cess for two years to help the state rebuild its infrastructure after being hit by natural calamities last year. However, ana...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.20

Homes washed away on Madhyamik eve

The sudden erosion of approximately 400sqm of the Hooghly riverbank at Shibnagar village here on Monday night rendered at least six Madhyamik examinees homeless hours before their physical sciences ex...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

World  /  Published 21.02.20

Clooney mansion in UK hit by floods

The Thames has burst its banks outside George Clooney’s home in the Berkshire village of Sonning, flooding much of the garden and the tennis court and threatening the £10 million property.In a sens...
By Amit Roy in London


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