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Assam Flood: New Haflong railway station destroyed in landslide fury

An old bridge in the Dima Hasao district can be seen collapsing and being washed away by floodwaters. In other visuals, the Haflong station in the district is completely submerged due to heavy rains and landslides.

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New areas have been submerged due to incessant rains in Assam. Along with agricultural land, residential areas and railway stations have also been flooded. More than two lakh people are in the grip of floods. Six people died due to floods and landslides, while six people are missing in the Cachar district. More than six thousand houses have been damaged.

The Dima Hasao district is completely destroyed by the landslide, and rain in Assam. Heavy rains and landslides with floods in Assam caused a major bridge to be washed away, and the road and rail connectivity was also snapped.

According to the reports, around 2 lakh people in 20 districts of the state have been badly affected by the floods. The deadly landslide, which was triggered by a continuous deluge, took three lives in Haflong Revenue Circle.

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Approximately, 1,97,248 people have been affected by the floods and landslides. Disaster management officials said Cachar and Hojai districts are the worst affected. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Assam in the next three days. In the last 24 hours, embankments have broken at 16 places in different districts. Roads, bridges, and houses are damaged in many areas.

In a video, shared on social media, an old bridge in the Dima Hasao district can be seen collapsing and being washed away by floodwaters. In other visuals, the Haflong station in the district is completely submerged due to heavy rains and landslides. Dima Hasao district has been completely broken off due to landslides and breakdown of communication channels, according to reports. Therefore, all roads and railways which leads to Haflong have been closed.

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Assamese actor Kishor Das passes away at 30 due to cancer

Assamese actor Kishore Das took his last breath on Saturday, July 2. He was battling a major disease like cancer for the last year.

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Assamese actor Kishore Das took his last breath on Saturday, July 2. He was battling a major disease like cancer for the last year. Despite fighting this long battle, he said goodbye to this world. Although his age was not much. Kishore Das was only 30 years old. His passing away has shocked the family as well as the fans and friends.

The actor died at a private hospital in Chennai. Kishore Das was undergoing treatment in this hospital. Since March 2022, his treatment was going on. According to media reports, he was also infected with Covid-19. Because of this, he had to face more problems. Kishore Das was a jovial person.

He recently shared his smiling photo from the hospital bed. Giving an update to the fans, he told them that, he was in the fourth stage of his chemotherapy, and also suffering a lot from this. Describing the side effects of chemotherapy, Kishor wrote that he is facing many problems like weakness, vomiting, and dizziness.

Kishor is one of the finest actors in the Assam industry. He has done more than 300 music videos in his career. His ‘Turut Turut’ song also became very popular when it was released. He also has an amazing fan following on social media. But his passing so soon is no less than a deep shock for everyone.

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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s wife files Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Manish Sisodia over PPE kits issue

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Manish Sisodia on Tuesday over the PPE kit issue.

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Delhi Deputy CM and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday over the PPE kit issue. According to the reports, the case is listed at the Civil Judge Court, Kamrup (Metro), Guwahati on June 22.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia had earlier on June 4 alleged that the Assam government had awarded contracts to the chief minister’s wife’s business and his son’s business partner. He claimed that when the Covid-19 outbreak hit the nation in 2020, they were provided to supply PPE kits over market costs.

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Riniki Bhuyan’s advocate P Nayak stated that Manish Sisodia gave a political statement and dragged his client, forcing her to file an FIR against Delhi’s Deputy CM. He further stated that Riniki Bhuyan has not filed any tender for the process and she submitted the PPE kit as a donation under CSR activities.

Earlier this month, Sisodia claimed in a press conference that while the Assam government purchased personal protective equipment (PPE) kits from other businesses for Rs 600 per piece, Sarma gave contracts for the same to the businesses of his wife’s and son’s business partners for Rs 990 per piece taking advantage of the emergency situation.

Sisodia further disclosed that the Assam chief minister’s wife’s business does not even deal in medical supplies. The AAP leader continued that while the contract given to the firm of Sarma’s wife was cancelled as the company could not supply PPE kits, another supply order was given to the firm belonging to the business partners of his son at a rate of Rs 1,680 per kit.

In response to Manish Sisodia’s accusations, Himanta Biswa Sarma said his wife gave PPE kits to the government for free. When the entire nation was dealing with the deadliest pandemic in more than a century, Assam hardly had any PPE Kits available, said Himanta Biswa Sarma. He further stated that his wife took the courage of coming forward and donating around 1500 free of cost to the government to save lives. She didn’t take a single penny, Sarma wrote on Twitter.

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Happy Bihu 2022: Mouthwatering traditional dishes to must try at home

Bihu festival has knocked on the door and people from all around the country have started preparing for the festival. When it comes to the festivals, different cuisines are the first thing that comes to our minds, for enjoying delicious food during any festival or occasion.

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Happy Bihu 2022: Mouthwatering traditional dishes to must try at home

The Bihu festival has come, and people from all around the country have begun to prepare for the occasion. When it comes to festivals, the first thing that springs to mind is diverse cuisines to enjoy delicious food during any festival or occasion.

Bihu is also known as the festival of Bohag Bihu. The festival is celebrated on April 14 every year, and it lasts for almost seven days. There is a total of three types of Bihu festivals in a year that is celebrated by the people, especially the Assamese community.

Each one commemorates one unique season in the agricultural calendar. These are Rongaali Bihu or Bohag Bihu in April, Kati Bihu or Kongaali Bihu in October, and Magh Bihu or Bhogaali Bihu in November. However, Bohag Bihu is the most important which falls in April.

We have curated some of the famous Dishes that must try at this Bohag Bihu festival:

Gila Pitha:

Gila Pitha is one of the primary dishes that is served at the Bihu celebration, and it is cooked in nearly every home. For this recipe, start making the dough wet, combine rice flour, jaggery, sticky rice, and orange peel, and set it overnight. The next day, add baking powder to the batter and form little oval-shaped balls, which you will deep fry in mustard oil.

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Laai Xaak Khar Pitha Guri Di:

In a small amount of oil, fry the garlic until it turns light brown. Stir in the chopped Rai herbs, chili powder, and ginger-garlic paste. Wait for the water to evaporate. Add alkaline Khar, salt, and chopped Arbi that has been cooked. Stir everything together thoroughly. Toss in the rice and mustard pastes. To make gravy, add water as needed. Add some raw mustard oil before turning off the heat for a spicy flavor.

Bora Saulor Aroiya Pitha:

To make Bora Saulor Aroiya Pitha, first, wash and dry the Bora Saul or Thai Sticky rice, then drain the water and grind the wet rice. Combine the shredded coconut and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the coconut binds and the sugar melts. Spread the rice powder in a circular pattern on a Tawa and top with the coconut. Fold the pitha and press one side with a clean towel to prevent the fold from opening.

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