Army continues flag marches in violence-hit Manipur districts, govt issues 'shoot at sight' order
A defence spokesman said that Army and Assam Rifles personnel conducted flag marches and aerial reconnaissance in areas of Khuga, Tampa, and Khomaujanbba areas of Churachandpur district, Mantripukhri, Lamphel, and Koeirangi area of Imphal West District, and Sugnu in Kakching districts.
Amritpal quizzed by IB officers in Assam's Dibrugarh jail
The Waris Punjab De (WPD) chief has been kept in a separate cell. As per jail sources, he was not allowed to meet other members of the outfit, including his close aide Papalpreet Singh. Nine associates of Amritpal were lodged at Dibrugarh Central Jail before he was brought there on Sunday.
Now, 7 Germans to be deported for flouting visa rules in Assam
Golaghat district Superintendent of Police Ramandeep Kaur told IANS over phone that the process is now on to deport the seven Germans through Kolkata or New Delhi. Another district police official said that the foreign nationals came to Assam on October 25 and visited some tourist spots including Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR). The Germans' Indian companion Mukut Borda from Jharkhand was also detained from a resort near KNPTR.
Strengthening India's military prowess govt's top priority: Rajnath Singh
Terming the armed forces as the very reason behind the strength and confidence of the nation, he said that India's "international image has completely been transformed due to the bold decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as the gallant deeds of the armed forces".
A British Raj legacy, the worst is over for Assam-Mizoram border row
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga held a second Chief Minister-level meeting in New Delhi on September 21 and decided to resolve the situation much like the Assam-Meghalaya and Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border disputes have been. It was decided to form a few committees which will visit ground zero and will put up their recommendations for a permanent solution to the vexed border issue.
Assam Floods: Over 22.17 lakh marooned, toll rises to 174
The officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that since April, 156 people lost their lives in pre-monsoon and monsoon floods while 18 others died in landslides in different districts of Assam. They said that over 50,714 hectares crop area is still inundated in 1,934 villages in 27 districts while the flood situation is deteriorating due to incessant rains in the state. Over 2.77 lakh men, women and children took shelter in 404 relief camps with the district administrations setting up relief and distribution centres in the flood-hit districts.
Assam flood toll rises to 100, over 50 lakh affected
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that after the flood waters recede, the government would take steps to find a permanent solution to the factors which led to the deluge. Visiting various flood-affected areas of Nagaon and Morigaon districts, he also undertook a rail journey in some places. The army, and the national and state disaster response agencies are working round-the-clock to provide succour to the flood-affected people.
Centre announces 10% reservation for 'Agniveers' in CAPFs, Assam Rifles
The announcement was made by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) earlier in the day on Twitter. The MHA added that it has also decided to "give three years age relaxation beyond the prescribed upper age limit to Agniveers for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles". "Further, for the first batch of Agniveer, the age relaxation will be for 5 years beyond the prescribed upper age limit," it said in a tweet.
Assam flood: Toll rises to 28; over 5 lakh affected
The flood situation, however, is said to have improved marginally. Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that an inter-ministerial Central team of six members would be on a two-day visit to the flood-ravaged state beginning Friday to assess the damage caused to the properties, crops, loss of lives and other aspects.
Assam flood: Toll rises to 24; marginal improvement in situation
Over 7.19 lakh people have been affected in 22 of the state's 34 districts. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that the fresh deaths were reported from Nagaon (4), Cachar and Hojai districts. Of the 24 deaths, 19 died in floods and five in landslides in different districts. An ASDMA release said 7,19,425 people, including 1,41,050,children, of 2,095 villages in 22 districts have been affected.