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18 elephants killed in lightning strike in Assam

Guwahati/IBNS: At least 18 elephants were found dead atop Bamuni Hills in Assam's Nagaon district on Thursday as lightning struck them during the rains in the area last night.

Assam: Earthquake of 6.7 Richter scale cause widespread damage; no casualty

Guwahati/UNI: An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 magnitude jolted Assam and adjoining North Eastern states damaged properties, caused cracks in the walls and floors of many buildings and many areas cracks appeared in the land as water seeped from paddy fields.

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks Assam

Guwahati/UNI: An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Assam on Wednesday at 0751 hrs.

Assam: Sivasagar forest team arrests 6 for killing two adult Asian elephants

Guwahati/IBNS: Six persons involved in the killing of two adult female wild Asian elephants through electrocution at Digholdorioli area in Assam's Sivasagar district were arrested by a forest team on Monday.

Assam: Forest officials rescue injured elephant calf

Guwahati: Forest department officials have rescued an injured elephant calf in Assam’s Nagaon district in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Kaziranga National Park to be reopened for tourists from Oct 21

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve will be reopened for tourists from October 21.

Assam flood: Nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 district affect

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Assam is still grim as nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 districts of the state have been affected by the third wave of flood this year.

Medium intensity earthquake jolts Assam and other parts of NE

Guwahati/IBNS: A medium intensity earthquake rocked Assam and other parts of the North Eastern region early on Tuesday.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: When the hills cry

Monsoon time. The sky pours,  the earth looks fresh and distressed at the same time as flood waters submerge the landscape. I remember a time like this a couple of years ago. We were travelling to Guwahati from upper Assam. It had been raining heavily the previous day but now the sky was blue and a cool breeze was blowing. We were about to reach Jorabat. The name connotes a twin or joint- road. It is from this junction that one drives upwards to Meghalaya, the abode in the clouds, or continues towards the capital city of Assam, and vice versa. 

Three poachers held with elephant tusks in Assam’s Baksa district

Guwahati/IBNS: Security forces have apprehended three poachers and seized animal parts including elephant tusks in Assam’s Baksa district.

Assam: Three additions to Kaziranga National Park approved

Guwahati, Sep 3 (UNI) Preliminary notifications for three more additions to Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve of Assam have been issued, which will increase the total area to 915.53 sq km.

Assam: Rhino killed by poachers

Guwahati/UNI: A rhino was killed by poachers and its horn cut off in Kaziranga National Park of Assam.

Poachers killed rhino and escaped with horn in Kaziranga

Guwahati/IBNS: Poachers killed a rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and escaped with its horn.

Drones, quick response vehicle enlisted to rein in man-animal conflict in Assam

Guwahati, Jul 25 (UNI) In a move to intensify surveillance and rein in man-animal conflict, Surveillance Quadcopters (Drone) and an anti-depredation quick response vehicle has been introduced in Assam.

Nearly 28 lakh people hit by Assam flood, death toll rises to 95

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam flood situation turned more worse on Friday as the water levels of all major rivers in the state are rising following torrential rains and more areas being inundated by the flood waters.