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Just in | Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that NOC from Forest department for Rs 6,000 cr has been received for #Kaziranga elevated corridor after Centre's clearance; rail cum road tunnel under #Brahmaputra in central #Assam has also been approved. | reports @rahconteur
#Assam CM #HimantaBiswaSarma said beginning with him, no ex-CMs in future will be entitled to govt accommodation, security and other benefits, from next week, CM's convoy to be reduced by 50% from the current 22 vehicles.
The Cabinet has also decided to cut PSO deployment by half from 4240 cops comprising 4 #Assam police battalions.
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On evening of 03 Dec 1971, then PM Smt Indira Gandhi announced-
''I speak to you at a moment of grave peril to our country...The Pakistan Air Force suddenly struck at our airfields in Amritsar, Pathankot, Srinagar, Avantipur, Utterlai, Jodhpur, Ambala & Agra''
The first hostilities had broken-out between India & Pakistan!
However, known to a few, Pakistani Submarine Ghazi was already on the prowl on the Eastern coast of India since end-Nov - its target, the aircraft carrier #INSVikrant - the pride of #IndianNavy (2/n).
#NavalArchives Image
In fact, from 27 Nov onwards, PNS Ghazi hung around 5-10 miles off the harbour entrance, armed with torpedoes & mines, waiting for Vikrant.
Did Ghazi get its target? Or did Vikrant manage to counter the deadly submarine?
To know more, watch this space (3/n)

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Clouds in Assam cleared a little bit today which allowed us to see #Brahmaputra River which has been flowing in severe flood condition! (Brown area in middle)

With a width of almost a dozen km, even coarse res satellites could capture it clearly

#Himawari8 Anim in tweet below Image
Animated view of North East India today
Looks like fire is still raging in the Baghjan oil field.. Image
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Once again, #Assam is badly hit by the floods. Despite an annual happening, the NE state has struggled to minimize the impact of floods on human life and property. We dedicate our #SundayThread to understand and share about #AssamFloods. We care about Assam!
PC: AIR Assam Image
Various news reports states that in more than 22 of its 33 districts, more than 13 lakh people have been affected. A report by NDTV states that more than 35 people have died till date by flood & related incidents.

PC: Financial Express

#AssamFloods #Assam #SundayThread Image
@News18India reports that Barpeta is the worst affected district with nearly 8.60 lakh people impacted by the floodwater, South Salmara is the second in line with 1.95 lakh people, Goalpara is next with 94,000 persons and Morigaon with plus 62,000 people.

#AssamFloods #Assam
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Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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The demand for #BogibeelBridge started in early 1960s. Even the Chinese aggression couldn't wake successive #Congress govts to move an inch towards realising people's dream of a much needed bridge.
People struggled for decades, students fought with successive Congress govts but they wont blink. Ultimately, it took the might of #AssamAgitation to take note of #BogibeelBridge demand.
1985: #Assam Accord was signed whereby #BogibeelBridge was committed by #Congress government led by then Prime Minister late #RajivGandhi. A demand - among many others - that was acknowledged after martyrdom of 855 young students of #Assam
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