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Thursday, June 24, 2021


    Eviction drive at Boromboi Reserve Forest, 20 illegally built houses razed

    A senior forest official said that the eviction drive will be intensified to clear the forest lands from encroachments in the coming days

    Assam Govt to ascertain vaccination status of frontline govt...

    Despite the fact that the health department of the Government of Assam has also arranged for large scale vaccination of all eligible age groups, both on and offline, certain frontline government servants have failed to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19

    Mother Old Age Home Crisis: Worry inmates shifted, uncertainty...

    The ongoing dispute between the two founder members had led to psychological distress amongst the elderly people

    Guwahati: Top businessman Sandip Jalan goes missing

    According to police, the last location of Jalan’s phone has been traced at Chaigaon in Kamrup district. Police have started an investigation regarding the matter.


    Assam police does it again! Meth tablets worth Rs 2.55 Crore seized in Guwahati

    Police is further working on to unearth and catch the whole supply, informed the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet

    Assam Board Exams: Expert Panels Yet To Fix Evaluation Formula

    Over 7 lakh students were supposed to sit for HSLC, high madrassa and HS exams in the state this year

    COVID-19: IIT Guwahati develops a low-cost sterilization box

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, developed a low-cost sterilization box to disinfect small household items by combined heat and UV radiation to prevent COVID-19.

    Assam: CBI raids automobile company from Guwahati in bank fraud case

    It is known that, the private company ‘Gosh Brothers’ took a loan of amount Rs 200 crore from IDBI Bank for building a showroom in the city.

    Ambubachi Mela called off, rituals to begin from 2.06 pm today

    The metro district administration on Monday in a notice said it has decided to cancel Ambubachi Mela after it has received a letter from the Doloi management of the Kamakhya devalaya

    Breaking: Curfew in Guwahati likely to be relaxed from next week?

    As per the sources, the state disaster management authority (SDMA) might relax the curfew timings till 6 pm from June 24, 2021, onwards

    Breaking: Idols of Hindu gods desecrated by miscreants in Guwahati; loot ornaments and cash

    Temple authorities had registered individual cases at Paltan Bazar and Bharalumukh Police Station respectively

    Fire breaks out at Sunrise packaging industries in North Guwahati, tenders rush to site

    As many as five tenders have been deployed to the spot to bring the fire under control

    Heavy downpour causes water-logging, traffic snarls across Guwahati city

    People walked through water logged streets in several parts of Guwahati city as choked drains flooded the streets

    ‘No electricity bill, no salary’ policy for all government employees in Assam

    The APDCL managing director in a letter dated June 13, 2021, has urged the government to instruct all Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO) to ensure the collection of "No dues payable against Electricity bill of APDCL" certificates before processing salary bills on or before June 30

    GDD Minister promises to construct public toilets in city after Twitterati alerts CM

    Rotary Guwahati Luit showed their eagerness to partner with Assam Government for building public toilets in the city

    Statements regarding waiving MF loans during polls were ‘political’: CM

    The government of Assam has also strengthened the Assam Microfinance Institutions (Regulation of Moneylending) Bill, 2020, informed CM Sarma

    Guwahati: Landslide kills one; 3 injured in Maligaon

    According to the Assam state disaster response authority (ASDMA), the landslide took place at around 4.30 am

    Assam Board Exams Cancelled: But how students will get marks? Know Here

    It is to be noted that an efficient committee formed by the state government will formulate the marking system

    BREAKING: Assam Govt cancels HSLC and HS examinations 2021

    The decision was taken following the stakeholders meeting on Friday at Janata Bhawan here in Guwahati.

    Big Breaking: APCC expels Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi from Congress membership

    The decision was made after Mariani MLA reportedly confirmed his decision to join the saffron party on Thursday

    Assam Board Exam: End of Dilemma tomorrow!

    A meeting of stakeholders is scheduled at 3 pm on June 18 at the Janata Bhawan in Guwahati

    Steps for beautification of Deepor Beel, realignment of railway track discussed

    Minister Suklabaidya said the proposal has been sent by his department to the Government of India for realignment of the railway line running through the wetland which creates noise pollution and disturbs the migratory birds

    “No special treatment to SI scam accused Top Cop”: GMCH tells court

    Sarma also stated that a written reply to the court’s order regarding the report of Kumar Sanjit Krishna had been already submitted to the Special Judge, Assam earlier on May 25, 2021

    BREAKING: Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge by 2023; CM sets deadline

    He also asked to prepare DPR for bridges over Ghunasuti river in Lakhimpur and bridge connecting Kumarikata with Jalah over Pagladia River

    Gold Smuggling Case: GRP SI sent to 2-day police remand; smashed journo’s camera outside court

    The accused officer, who seemed to be very rude, deliberately tried to stop the city-based journalist from shooting his visuals, had aggressively smashed his camera with his bare hands

    Assam Govt to issue new SOP today; curfew timing likely to be reduced by another one hour

    Assam's positivity rate stands at 2.52% till Monday

    CLP leader Debabrata Saikia alleges gross irregularities in GMC drain-cleaning scheme, 2021

    CLP leader Debabrata Saikia stated that the entire scam allegedly involves some senior engineers/officials of the GMC and a section of contractors favoured by the Ex-CM Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP government

    Assam: 403 children and women rescued by RPF from Jan 2020 to May 2021

    The RPF has rescued another nine minor boys and girls from various stations and trains over NFR till June 14, 2021 and also apprehended a women trafficker

    More express special trains to and from Assam restored by NF Railway

    The NFR also appealed to the passengers to see these details before undertaking their journey

    Assam to follow Gujarat model to check loss in Electricity Board: CM

    The chief minister mentioned that the power board has incurred a loss of Rs 300 crore (approx) per month due to such non-payment of electricity dues and power theft cases

    Guwahati police apprehended four for supplying duplicate pacemaker devices in city

    As per reports, the attendant of the cardiac patient reportedly bought the pacemaker from a medical shop namely ‘Radali drugs’

    GMCH doctor recovers fake pacemaker device during operation

    A case was registered in connection to the incident at the Bhangagarh Police station in Guwahati

    Mayong police rescue three missing children at Panikhaiti

    Following the incident, Director General of Police, Assam Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta also reached Mayong police station in the early hours

    Five coaches of freight (goods) train derail in Guwahati’s Narengi

    Eyewitnesses alleged that the incident took place due to negligence of the railway department

    Odds of conducting HSLC and HS exams look confirmed, Assam’s positivity rate drops by 2.16%

    Meanwhile, the state in last 24 hours recorded a 3,666 new COVID positive cases, with 29 deaths

    A healthy lifestyle and food habits- How has the pandemic impacted it all?

    The International Food Information Council's annual Food and Health Survey found people still trust the safety of the food system and was turning more to plant protein for health.

    War on Drugs: Assam police arrests more than 500 drug peddlers in one month

    Furthermore, the Government of Assam will also declare ‘transit of cattle’ as illegal in the next budget session: CM Sarma

    CM Sarma appeals minority leaders to persuade people to practice population control

    There must an approach of educating the Muslim women in the state and raise awareness regarding the population explosion

    CM Sarma inaugurates 300 bedded Covid hospital at Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati

    State Health Minister Keshab Mahanta was also present at the opening ceremony

    Group of five assault, misbehave with GMC officials in Guwahati

    The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has ordered the suspension of the trade license of M/S Junali Electricals after the landlord of the firm along with a group of people allegedly misbehaved and assaulted GMC officials

    Offline board examinations: The new dilemma of the pandemic era

    The delay in the announcement of the holding the board exams in the state has led to massive confusion amongst the students, their parents, and teachers.

    Second, under-trial prisoner dies in Assam; Kamrup (M) admin orders magisterial probe

    The executive magistrate will have to submit the medical documents, health checkup report, post mortem report, inquest report and viscera report to the State Human Rights Commission within the next 15 days

    Special vaccination drive for people with disabilities held in Guwahati

    The volunteers from Ashadeep took the lead in registering as many PWDs and caregivers as they can for the vaccine and inoculating them by coaxing to come forward for the drive

    HSLC and HS examinations to be held from Aug 1 to 15, hints Ranoj Pegu

    The minister also mentioned that the examinations are likely to be held with a limited number of subjects along with a possibility of shorter time duration

    Key decisions taken by CM Himanta Biswa-led cabinet today, Read here

    Sports Pension to be conferred in the name of Arjun Bhogeswar Barua on his birthday i.e September 3

    3 years of horrific Abhi-Neel incident; Justice yet to be served!

    Despite the huge condemnations of the civic societies and the common masses, such heinous acts still continue across the nation

    Drug peddler food delivery boy arrested, was supplying drugs in Guwahati

    Meanwhile, two more drug peddlers were arrested by Chandmari police in Guwahati

    Preparations on to face possible 3rd wave of Covid in Assam

    The estimated budget report will be submitted by the Public Works Department (PWD), informed Minister Keshab Mahanta

    Assam Government reduced curfew timings by one hour

    All shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 12 noon on all days

    Assam Government fixes rates for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals

    From now on, super-specialty hospitals for the general ward can charge maximum up to Rs 5000 (per day), whereas, it will be Rs 4000 (per day) for other private hospitals

    Breaking: Geetanagar SI suspended for allegedly restricting BJP leader from riding cycle amidst curfew

    Konwar joined Assam police department in the year 1984

    CM Sarma’s clarion call against Drugs: Assam Police arrest 441 peddlers

    Special DG Assam Police, GP Singh appreciated the move and claimed it to be a dream come true moment for Assam police's drive against drugs menace

    Kamrup (M) admin orders magisterial probe on death of under-trial prisoner

    Following the death of the prisoner, the Superintendent of the Gauhati Central Jail appealed for a probe into the matter

    RPF of NF Railway recover contraband items from train, rescue woman and minor boy

    RPF recovered 7 unclaimed cartoons containing 183 bottles of liquor and 24 bottles of beer worth more than rupees 9 thousand from a general second class coach of the train

    Moderate intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.8 hits Guwahati

    No damages to properties or casualties have been reported during the quake, however, the tremors of the quake were felt at Tamulpur, Nagerbera, Tezpur, Majuli, Rangia, Sontali, etc

    Asom Sahitya Sabha raises concern over central govt’s take on CAA

    The resolution to the problem of foreigners in Assam has to be solved through Assam Accord: Asom Sahitya Sabha

    NLFB cadre disguised as ‘Rapido driver’ arrested in Guwahati city

    The Noonmati police have lodged a complaint (Case No 313/21) under section 120 (B) / 121 (A) / 122/124 of the Indian Penal Code

    Breaking: Moderate intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hits Guwahati

    The tremors of the quake was felt at Tamulpur, Nagerbera, Tezpur, Majuli, Rangia, Hojai, etc.

    Health worker arrested for demanding bribe from Covid-19 patient in Guwahati

    Guwahati: A health worker in Guwahati city has been arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe amount from a COVID-19 patient at the Sarusajai Covid...

    No more waiting for SMS! Get your COVID test report in NHM’s new app

    So far 17,951 people have been benefited from this app

    Assam Govt to provide relief packages to orphan children under CM- Sishu Sewa Scheme

    The government will provide either laptops or computers to the orphaned school/college-going children and those undergoing vocational training

    Former Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta admitted to hospital in Guwahati, condition stable

    Sources informed that Mahanta’s COVID-19 test was done at the city hospital, and he was tested negative

    Maligaon Murder Incident: Two more arrested by Jalukbari police in Guwahati

    DCP further informed that the murder of the Indian Railway employee Santosh Prasad was based on a family feud

    Good news for online shoppers! Flipkart is now available in Assamese language

    This will enable the people of Assam to enjoy e-commerce in our own language: Assam Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary

    Youth booked for making derogatory statements against Assam CM Himanta Biswa

    The police have registered a case (No 353/21) at Gorchuk police station under sections 294A/506) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology 67

    COVID-19 Vaccination: Over 5 lakh people vaccinated in Guwahati city

    The 300-bed COVID ICU will be operational from June first week

    Assam: Participate in 4th edition of World Bicycle Day, win prizes worth Rs 10k

    The last date for sending entries is June 3, 2021. All the entries should be sent to the emails mentioned here.

    COVID19: City’s Sonapur area has the highest positivity rate

    In Guwahati highest numbers of Covid patients who died were above 60 years

    Cycling turns to be Guwahatians new way to boost health

    Many experts view cycling as a safe way to avoid crowded public transportation systems – and citizens appear to agree.

    Assam Police launched crackdown on drug rackets: 17 arrests in Guwahati

    The city police have seized around 9.198 kg of ganja, 101.42 gm of brown sugar and heroin in the last five days

    Breaking: Man’s body found stuffed in sack in Guwahati’s Saraighat Bridge

    One Mohan Giri has been apprehended in the alleged murder incident

    Creating one lakh jobs in the state is not an easy task: CM Sarma

    CM Sarma also stated that it won’t be possible for the state government to provide jobs if every department started to conduct examinations

    Renowned author Lakshmi Nandan Bora’s health condition remains critical

    On May 24, he was shifted to the COVID ICU due to altered sensorium and deranged kidney profile

    Amputated human leg found near Ulubari crematorium in Guwahati

    A street dog reportedly ran away with the amputated human leg from the crematorium ground and brought it near the road side

    Lunar Eclipse 2021: Assam and NE to witness rare Super Blood Moon today

    The next lunar eclipse will be visible from India on November 19, 2021

    Direct flight operations between Guwahati and Pasighat begins

    FlyBig will be operating flights between Guwahati and Pasighat four days a week which will reduce the travelling time between these two destinations.

    Guwahati records 2nd highest temperature in May in last 10 years

    Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ (pronounced as ‘Yass’) over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of 02 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centred at 8.30 am on Monday: IMD

    Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Assam Readies for emergency; Heavy rains expected

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday called Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and enquired about the preparedness of northeastern states especially Assam, Sikkim and Meghalaya

    CM Sarma assesses disaster mitigation plan before seasonal flood

    With regards to Kaziranga and the brunt it bears because of seasonal flood, Chief Minister asked Deputy Commissioner Golaghat to prepare an exhaustive plan using technical and human intelligence for Kaziranga

    CBSE 12, HS final exams to be held in Assam: Ranoj Pegu

    Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu has urged the students of both the boards to prepare themselves for the examination from home

    CM Sarma asks DCs to create community surveillance system to stop spread of COVID

    Chief Minister Sarma also asked the DCs to increase their ICUs beds, oxygen beds, oxygen concentrators and COVID Care Centres in their respective districts

    Guwahati traffic police direct car owners to remove abandoned vehicles from roads by May 27

    The city traffic police has collected a fine of Rs 14 lakhs 84 thousand 500 hundred cash against 1185 fine cases from May 4 to 22 for violating curfew orders

    Cachar turns into ‘COVID-19 Cluster’ with new 502 cases

    The death toll mounted to 2,667 with 79 more fatalities

    5 held as Police raids multiple locations in Guwahati, drugs seized

    Chandmari police apprehended a woman drug peddler and seized drugs worth Rs 70,000

    Madrassa exams to continue till 2022, confirms Minister Ranoj Pegu

    The Board of Secondary Education (SEBA) had earlier postponed both the HSLC and AHM examinations in the state.

    Big Breaking: ULFA-I releases abducted ONGC official Ritul Saikia near Indo-Myanmar border

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday appealed before the ULFA (Independent) chief Paresh Baruah to release kidnapped Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) employee Ritul Saikia

    Congress seeks Speaker’s intervention to allow Akhil Gogoi’s presence in Assembly

    The 3-day Assembly session will end on Monday

    Assam records 81 more COVID deaths, 6,066 fresh cases detected

    Covid tests so far conducted in Assam is around 99,82,316

    NE groups condemn alleged manhandling of Akhil Gogoi at Assam Assembly

    In the video Akhil can be heard saying, "Why am I being pushed. How can an elected MLA be treated like this inside the assembly, that too during a pandemic?

    Assam to complete 1 crore COVID-19 testing by Saturday

    The state heading for a new RT-PCR laboratory in Lakhimpur and it will be operationalized within the next one week: Keshab Mahanta

    Assam Govt issues SOP for Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) infection

    The Assam government has enclosed an annexure containing the SOP for screening, diagnosis and management of the MUCOR MYCOSIS in COVID patients and an advisory for the same in another annexure

    COVID scare: Ferry services in state suspended for next 15 days

    The state recorded 6,573 new cases out of 1,02,684 COVID-19 tests conducted

    Narengi – Morigaon Jagi Bhakatgaon road named after Homen Borgohain

    Notably, Assam’s one of the most prominent litterateurs, veteran journalist Homen Borgohain breathed his last on May 12 morning at a private hospital in the city

    Biswajit Daimary submits nomination papers as next Assam Legislative Assembly speaker

    Biswajit Daimary was also accompanied by cabinet ministers Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Chandra Mohan Patowary, AGP president and minister Atul Bora, UG Brahma, Pijush Hazarika among other MLAs

    Guwahati: Police collects Rs 8.25 L from violators as COVID-19 fine

    Teams of police have been conducting checks at various places in the city and urging people to wear mask and follow the norms to contain the spread of COVID-19.

    Assam records 89 more COVID deaths, 6,143 fresh cases detected

    Of the 89 deaths in Assam, 26 were reported from the Kamrup Metropolitan district

    Black fungus case in Assam: Govt seeks centre’s help; urged to allot medicines

    The 27 years old person reportedly affected with the fungal infection died in the morning hours on Wednesday, as per sources

    Assam man reportedly affected with black fungus dies, final report awaited

    The health experts of Assam have confirmed that the state has procured enough supplies of Amphotericin B injections against the black fungal infection

    TIME8 Exclusive: “Black fungus is curable but dangerous amongst COVID-19 patients”, says Assam Health Expert

    Apparently diabetic people, someone taking steroids, cancer patients, kidney patients, heart patients, people with chronic liver disease, organ transplant recipients including Covid-19 patients can get affected by this fungal infection

    Covid Crisis: Assam Cab drivers threaten to commit suicide; seek Govt’s support

    The union demanded to regulate the petrol and diesel prices

    BREAKING: Assam records 92 COVID deaths, highest single-day toll ever

    The number of ICU beds at MMC Hospital has been increased from 24 to 48, informed CM Sarma while speaking to the media

    Minister Patowary reviews compliance of Covid protocol in public transport

    Patowary also called upon the DTOs to be extra vigil and enhance the checking of vehicles carrying illegal transportation of goods and cattle

    BIG BREAKING: Assam bans inter-district travel from Friday

    Notably, as on Sunday, the state recorded another new 3650 positive cases out of 42,884 tests

    Covid Scare: Complete lockdown on cards in Kamrup (M), Dibrugarh and Tinsukia!

    Assam Government is likely to restrict Inter-district movement in the state from Monday onwards amid the COVID surge in the state


    An Eviction Drive near Dhalpur temple in Assam – The Untold story

    Since the year 2016, the villagers have been evicted three times, first in November 2016, second in January 2021 and for the third time in June, 2021

    Shifting the Focus: From Infiltration to Population

    If birth control were the sole means to restrict population growth, there was no need for the 6 years old Assam movement, NRC etc.

    Restrictions on certain activities led to lockdown like situation in Guwahati

    The state government had issued fresh guidelines on last Tuesday in the districts where the number of active COVID cases rises to 100 or more

    The Identity Quotient

    Of the most valuable contributions to the cultural richness of Assam are the religious and philosophical Zikir and Zari songs

    Sowing the seeds of change

    Inclusion- a feeling many of us take for granted, evokes powerful emotions among the ones left out by society based on lived experience

    Understanding China’s Border Hegemony

    Beijing is acutely aware that a war with China may well be the final nail in the coffin for India’s conception of strategic autonomy

    Opinion: Taking a cue

    The better we cooperate and coordinate, the better we fight the evils in society