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Thursday, November 26, 2020


    COVID-19: New guidelines on surveillance, containment, caution

    The Union ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued a fresh set of guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution against COVID-19

    Cyclone Nivar: Army on standby as Tamil Nadu and...

    Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments have declared a public holiday and advised people to stay at home

    Meet Baba: The man arranging Tarun Gogoi’s farewell

    On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi too reached Guwahati in the morning hours to pay his final tribute to the deceased chief minister

    One crore healthcare workers to get Covid vaccine in...

    The anti-coronavirus vaccine, once available, would be distributed under a special Covid -19 inoculation programme


    Tarun Gogoi who led Assam from a ‘Dark Age’: Ulfa (I) says he will live forever

    Gogoi's demise has even made the banned militant outfit of Ulfa (Independent) to pay homage to him

    Tarun Gogi’s demise is a ‘Personal Loss’: Rahul Gandhi likely to reach Assam

    While Sonia Gandhi might not reach Assam for Gogoi’s final rites due to her own health issues, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to be here

    Adil Hussain starrer Netflix’s original series Delhi Crime bagged Emmy Awards

    The series deconstructed the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi

    Nation mourns Tarun Gogoi’s demise: Assam declares three-day state mourning

    Tarun Gogoi's mortal remains will be kept at Srimanta Shankardev Kalakhetra here from Tuesday for paying homage

    End of an Era: Tarun Gogoi who could disarm his critics with a childlike smile

    Though many believed that Gogoi might contest the ensuing 2021 state polls, an ailing Gogoi had announced that he would continue to work for the people of the state till the end

    SC seeks COVID report from Assam & other states: Says “Worse things may happen”

    The top court observed that the surge in cases could be attributed to low adherence to physical distancing norms during the festival season

    In Kerala, Assam woman in the fray for local body election

    In the CPI (M) stronghold of Kannur, Gogoi has decided to bring the necessary changes for people-friendly governance

    Assam bags four awards in fisheries sector

    Rakesh Kumar received the “Best State Award” on behalf of the state government which included a cash reward, a certificate, one Shawl and a Memento

    FIFA cancels U-17 Women’s World Cup; India to host 2022 edition

    India will now host the 2022 U17 Women’s World Cup while Costa Rica will get the chance to host the 2022 U19 Women’s World Cup.

    SC dismisses plea for waiver of CBSE class 10, 12 exam fee

    A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan dismissed the plea saying it is a government’s decision and the court can’t interfere in it.

    Major terror attack foiled in Delhi; 2 Jaish-e-Mohammed suspects arrested

    Officials are now interrogation the two suspected terrorists who were nabbed from Millennium Park in the Sarai Kale Khan of Central Delhi.

    Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the 4th term

    NDA won the state election last week with a wafer-thin majority and got 125 of Bihar’s 243 assembly seats, three above the halfway mark.

    Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85

    The legendary actor was a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhusan, Dadasaheb Phalke award, Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

    DRDO successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile system

    The missile is canisterised for transportation a launched using a mobile launcher capable to carrying 6 canisterised missiles.

    Centre approves Rs 4,328 cr as assistance for natural calamities to 6 states including Sikkim

    The funds will be released to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Sikkim as assistance

    ‘Make this Diwali a happy one for animals too’ urges HSI

    Since animals have a far more acute sense of hearing than ours, the noise of crackers has a terrifying effect on animals.

    ‘Paatal Lok’ actor Asif Basra found dead in Himachal; suicide suspected

    While the cause of the death of the 53-year-old actor is not known yet, it is suspected to be a case of suicide.

    Adil Hussain starrer ‘Saving Chintu’ qualifies for Oscar 2021

    The film has two Assamese actors, Adil Hussain as the older version of Chintu opposite Dipannita Sharma, who portrays the character of ‘Mira’

    Australian Ship HMAS Ballarat makes port call in Goa

    HMAS Ballarat is proceeding to participate in Phase II of the exercise in Arabian Sea after completing the quadrilateral Naval Malabar at Bay of Bengal.

    MHA likely to take over Assam Rifles

    Assam Rifles is under the dual control of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

    Arnab Goswami gets interim bail from Supreme Court

    The bench, headed by Justice Chandrachud, granted Arnab Goswami and two other accused interim bail on a bond of Rs 50,000

    Online films, digital news now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

    Currently, there is no law or autonomous body in India that governs the regulation of online content providers on various OTT platforms

    Telangana police arrest 7 From Siliguri over fake ‘Dating App’ racket

    The racket used to earn big amounts from customers on the pretext of providing special dating benefits

    NGT bans firecrackers in Delhi: Assam appeals to avoid bursting firecrackers

    Pollution Control Board of Assam has urged everyone to avoid bursting fire-crackers as it impacts severely on the health of Covid patients.

    Diwali dips in silence; Government advocates for mass movement on Local4Diwali; No firecrackers

    The Centre, as well as various state governments, has started advocating for celebrating the occasion with a mass movement for Local4Diwalis

    Dalai Lama urges Joe Biden to shape a more peaceful world

    The Dala Lama said, "I wish you every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of the US."

    Arnab Goswami shifted to Taloja Central Jail; alleges threat to his life

    While being taken to jail in a police van, Arnab claimed that he was pushed and assaulted and that there was a threat to his life.

    BREAKING: CM Sonowal seeks HM Amit Shah’s urgent intervention on Assam-Mizoram tension

    Sonowal reviewed the current situation of the Assam-Mizoram border at Janata Bhawan

    ISRO launched Earth Observation Satellite: Watch Here

    ISRO also launched nine other satellites from foreign countries

    ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ video: Himanta Biswa Sarma shared ‘false’ info, says Independent Fact Checker

    AIUDF too rubbished the allegations and alleged that the supporters were shouting ‘Aziz Khan Zindabad’

    Scholarship rip-off: Faux beneficiaries in Bihar use Assam KV as entrance

    Scholarship records for the school show that a Class 8 beneficiary and Muzaffarpur resident, Hasina Begum, received Rs 10,700

    UGC releases guidelines for reopening of colleges and universities

    The UGC directed the institutions to reopen their campuses in a phased manner, ensuring safety, health and well-being of all the students

    Manipur & Tripura CM receive flak for showing solidarity for Arnab Goswami

    In 2018, journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested on sedition charges for posting a Facebook video critical of Manipur CM

    Indian Rafale fighter jet adds Hammer all-weather weapon to its arsenal

    On Wednesday, the second batch of Rafale jets has arrived in India from Istres airbase in France

    BJP will bring CAA before Bengal polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya

    BJP said that CAA will benefit more than 1.5 crore people across the country, including over 72 lakh in West Bengal

    Enhanced PINAKA rocket successfully flight tested

    An enhanced version of the Pinaka rocket would replace the existing Pinaka Mk-I rockets which are currently under production

    SC gives ultimatum for filing replies on delimitation in Assam

    The petition sought the SC intervention in delaying the delimitation process until the completion of the 2021 Assam polls

    BREAKING: Sonowal alerts HM Amit Shah over Assam-Mizoram border violence

    A villager from Assam, Intazul Laskar, was allegedly abducted and killed by unknown miscreants from Mizoram

    Firecracker ban in Diwali? NGT seeks answer from Environment Ministry

    The plea before NGT highlighted that increase in pollution may affect vulnerable groups and increases the fatality rate in COVID19 cases

    War of words continues between Assam-Mizoram: Talks likely after Assam Election

    The economic blockade on National Highway 306, along Assam-Mizoram, continued for the sixth day

    Treat for sky grazers: ‘Blue Moon’ to appear this Halloween

    The moon looks blue very rarely “due to particles thrown into the atmosphere by natural catastrophes”, says the NASA.

    PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite to stop working India from Oct 30

    The closure of servers will deprive existing users of PUBG from playing the game on their phones. The government had banned the game in September.

    NIA searches 4 locations in Guwahati in Delhi Gold Smuggling Case

    During the searches, incriminating documents and electronic devices containing details of suspicious transactions

    MHA issues Unlock 6 guideline: No major changes in existing guidelines

    The order stated that the existing guidelines would continue to be implemented. A strict lockdown will be observed in containment areas.

    North India gets its first ‘Pride station’ dedicated to Transgenders

    Noida Sector-50 station was dedicated to the transgender community on Tuesday. The station was named ‘Pride Station’.

    Assam-Mizoram Border Row: ‘Standoff’ between Cachar DFO and Mizoram Forces; Watch Exclusive Video

    The Mizoram forces had entered almost three kilometers inside Assam territory

    Hathras gangrape case: SC directs Allahabad HC to monitor CBI probe

    The Supreme Court said that the Allahabad HC will monitor the CBI probe into the alleged gangrape and murder of the Hathras gangrape case

    PM Modi’s Dussehra greetings on ‘Mann Ki Baat’; India stands firmly with country’s soldiers

    In 70th edition of his monthly programme, Modi urged the people to light a lamp for the brave soldiers, who are celebrating the festival amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to perform ‘Shastra Puja’ at Indo-China border on Sunday

    Singh’s visit will be the first since border tensions first broke out between India and China in April-May this year in Ladakh

    Permanent Solution to Assam-Mizoram Border Row by 2021: Centre

    Joint Secretary (North East) in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg said the current concern was to find an immediate solution for now

    GST Compensation Shortfall: Centre borrows, transfers Rs 6,000 crore to Assam and 17 states, UTs

    In total, Centre to borrow Rs 1.1 lakh crore for meeting GST compensation shortfall

    Bomb Blast hit a Bengali-medium School at Assam-Mizoram Border; Both States claim it’s in their Area

    Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy said that the school which was reportedly attacked is located in Assam

    Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev hospitalised after suffering heart attack

    The 62-year-old legendary cricketer underwent angioplasty at the Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi and is said to be in a stable condition now

    World’s Largest Transport Aircraft reached Kolkata with Baghjan snubbing equipment

    The OIL brought the snubbing unit weighing around 59,000 kg from Canada

    Final User Trial of Anti Tank Guided Missile Carried Out

    The anti-tank missile has “Fire & Forget” “Top Attack” capabilities with passive homing guidance to defeat all MBTs equipped with composite and reactive armour

    Supply of Essential Commodities at Assam-Mizoram border Returns to Normal: CM Sonowal

    Mizoram had said it would explore possibilities of transporting essential goods through Myanmar or Bangladesh

    ‘Road Ashram’ Campaign reaches Guwahati

    The Road Ashram campaign aims to draw attention to ensure that we do not limit ourselves to measuring the impact of the pandemic to the medical crisis alone

    Maharashtra: 5 killed, 34 injured after bus falls into gorge

    The incident took place at Kodaibari ghat around 3.15 am when the private bus was going from Malkapur to Surat in Gujrat.

    Netflix to give one-weekend free access to Indian users

    Netflix’s free 48-hour trial will be available on December 4 under a promotional offer called “StreamFest”.

    Arunachal Pradesh becomes India’s First State to obtain Organic Certification for Kiwi

    The kiwi fruit of Arunachal Pradesh has already attained commercial identity in the national as well as international markets

    392 festival special trains to operate from Oct 20

    The Indian Railways is all set to run 329 festival special trains starting from October 20 till November 30

    CAA will be implemented soon: BJP chief JP Nadda

    The BJP chief said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, implementation of CAA got delayed

    BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test Fired: Watch Video

    BrahMos Missile as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges

    Government to soon decide on minimum age of marriage for girls: PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls

    ‘Ineligible People’ to Be Removed from Assam NRC List

    Assam government has been pressing for a re-verification of the final NRC, claiming that names of illegal infiltrators have been added into it

    Petition in SC to scrap Governor’s rule in BTC

    The last BTC polls were held in 2015 whose term has already expired

    Meghalaya: 80-year-old man buried alive for ‘practising witchcraft’

    In a gruesome incident, an 80-year-old was allegedly buried alive on suspicion of practising witchcraft in West Garo Hill, Meghalaya

    Kerala becomes first state to go digital in public education

    Kerala has become the first state in the country to have high-tech classrooms in all its public schools, declared CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Rajnath Singh inaugurates 44 bridges; lays foundation stone for Nechiphu Tunnel

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday has inaugurated 44 bridges made by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven states/Union Territories, via video-conferencing.

    8 Indian beaches get International Blue Flag Certification

    Eight beaches of India, spread across five states and two inion territories, have been awarded the “Blue Flag” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz UNEP, UNWTO, FEE, IUCN etc.

    India likely to witness more COVID-19 cases in winter: union health minister

    Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday confirmed that the possibility of the same in Indian context can’t be dismissed at all.

    Amid outrage, CBI takes over probe into Hathras gang-rape case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation into the alleged gang-rape and murder of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras.

    PM Modi biopic to be ‘first film’ to hit theatres

    Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the prime minister, will be the “first film” to hit theatres on October 15, after government has lifted the COVID-19 induced restrictions.

    MHA issues advisory to states on dealing with crime against women

    The ministry of home affairs on Saturday directed all states and Union territories to strictly enforce laws and guidelines relating to sexual assault on women and take stringent action against officers responsible for lapses.

    Republic TV, 2 other TV channels probed for TRP manipulation

    Three TV channels, including Republic TV, are being probed on charges of Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation, Mumbai Police revealed on Thursday.

    Bombay HC grants bail to Rhea Chakraborty; rejects brother Showik’s plea

    The Bombay High Court on Wednesday has granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested over drugs related charges in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case

    Cinema halls to operate from October 15; center issues SOP

    After a gap of more than six months, cinemas will open their doors on October 15 with 50% seat capacity and one-seat distance between the viewers, information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said.

    NWC seeks explanation over ‘manhandling’ Priyanka Gandhi from UP Police

    Over the alleged manhandling of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi by UP Police, the National Women Commission (NWC) has now sought an explanation

    Indian artist Sudarshan Pattnaik dedicates sand art to Donald Trump, Melania; wishes speedy recovery

    Renowned artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of US President Donald trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday, wishing them a speedy recovery

    NEUFC sings Australian defender Dylan Fox

    Ahead of the upcoming Indian super League (ISL), Northeast United FC (NEUFC) have roped in Australian defender Dylan Fox

    Assam girl allegedly raped in Palladam Tamil Nadu

    Amidst the outrage over the alleged rape murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras, a 22-year-old woman from Assam was allegedly raped in Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu

    PM Modi inaugurates world’s longest motorable tunnel – Atal highway tunnel in Himalayas

    The 9.02 km long horseshoe-shaped single-tube, to lane tunnel which is the world’s longest motorable tunnel at over 3,000 meters above the sea level, came up under the 3,978 metre Rohtang Pass

    Unlock 5: MHA issues new guidelines for re-opening

    Despite a steep rise in the number of COVID cases in the country, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has announced a detailed guideline for reopening to be effective from October 1 in areas outside containment zones

    SAI has been instrumental in identifying grassroots talents: Kiren Rijiju

    Rijiju said that the new logo signifies SAI's journey of metamorphosis from identifying grassroots sporting talent to creating excellence

    Assam: Silchar Youth Congress burns CM Yogi’s effigy protesting the rape case in UP

    On Wednesday, Silchar Youth Congress burnt effigy of chief minister Yogi Adityanath in protest against the gang-rape and demanded Presidential rule in the state

    Babri Masjid verdict: All accused acquitted by CBI court

    The special CBI court hearing the Babri demolition case, relating to the razing of disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, acquitted all 32 accused on Wednesday

    UDAN 4.0: Fly from Dibrugarh to Shillong soon

    The aviation ministry has awarded several routes under UDAN 4.0 in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government

    AHSEC drops chapters on Nehru: Congress writes to CM Sonowal

    AHSEC decided to drop chapters on Jawaharlal Nehru while reducing the syllabus for Classes XI and XII for the 2020-21 academic year

    Pinaka Weapon System Transferred from DRDO to DGQA

    Pinaka, developed by DRDO, is a free flight artillery rocket system having a range of 37.5 km

    Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies of COVID-19

    The South Indian singer, who is fondly remembered for lending his voice to a lot of Bollywood films, was diagnosed with novel Coronavirus in the month of August

    Adil Husain starrer ‘Delhi Crime’ nominated for International Emmy Award

    Netfilx India’s original series ‘Delhi Crime’, starring Adil Hussain, has secured nominations for India as a part of 2020 International Emmy Award

    Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile Test-fired

    Anti Tank Guided Missile successfully defeated a target located at 3 km

    Smriti Irani shares traditional Naga dish recipe made by 13-yr-old chef

    The 13-year-old aimed to recreate a delicious Naga Yam stew originally made by her grandmother. The ingredients were: Yam, mustard leaves, tomatoes, chilly and ginger

    Your dreams will shape the reality of India: PM Modi to the students of IIT Guwahati

    The Indian Institure of Guwahati on Tuesday celebrated its 22nd convocation during which 1803 students from different disciplines graduated.

    DRDO conducts successful flight test of Highspeed Expendable Aerial Target- ABHYAS

    Abhyas is designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO

    World Rhino Day: Centre launches National Conservation Strategy for One-Horned Rhino

    Marking the World Rhino Day, Javadekar said India is home to 3000 one-horned rhinoceros in the world

    Sushant Singh death case: Deepika likely to face NCB probe

    The Narcotics Control Bureau is set to summon Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in connection to a drug case that sprung out of the investigations into the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe

    350 Detainees Released on Bail from Assam Detention Centres

    Parliament was informed that some 15 detainees lodged in different detention centres in Assam have died due to illness during the last two years

    Assam MP Ripun Bora and seven Opposition members Suspended from Rajya Sabha over Farm Bill chaos

    Ripun Bora was amongst the eight Opposition members who were suspended from the House for the remaining part of the monsoon session

    Double Trouble: Assam Doctors Test Covid Positive Again?

    In Assam, several doctors who had recovered from Covid infection were reportedly tested positive of the virus for the second time


    Method to the Madness

    The breaks can be a mid-day snooze or a workout regime, it can be a good movie hour or reading escapade

    About ‘Coronavirus’ & it’s Recommendations

    There are two domains in the S1 subunit which Coronavirus recognize as a variety of host receptors, leading to the viral attachment

    Communication and ‘Mitigated Speech’ in COVID affected World

    “Mitigated speech” is inherent in communication between subordinates and the superiors, especially in Asian cultures like ours

    Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Kanyaka, Pabhoi Greens way

    Pabhoi Greens also produces around 300 metric tonnes of pure organic vermicompost manure along with neem-based biopesticides

    Many Unanswered Questions Plumed in the Smoke of Baghjan Blaze

    Oil and Petroleum Ministry needs to keenly observe the nexus of corrupt oil officials and insurance companies, where there is suspicion

    Un(law)king Are We?

    As the Government tries to balance the pandemic and functioning of a country in the best way, the citizens need to take their duties seriously

    Nature-Society Relation – a Critical Interrogation

    The recent episodes of Baghjan Oil well fire, coal mining in DihingPatkai Biosphere Reserve, and the proposed extended-reach drilling under DibruSaikhowa National Park unfolds how ‘capitalist globalization’ continuously reproduces the frontiers


    DJ Brahmin held for alleged drugs smuggling

    Assam Police said that the drugs were concealed in a black color music speaker

    This Diwali, Perk Up Your Home With These Super Easy Rangoli Designs

    Indians love colours and this love for colors is shown through rangolis

    Assam bags four awards in fisheries sector

    Rakesh Kumar received the “Best State Award” on behalf of the state government which included a cash reward, a certificate, one Shawl and a Memento

    “Freedom of Speech”? Artists held for mural on Akhil Gogoi

    Gauhati high court on Thursday has fixed December 8 as the next date of hearing on Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

    Assam: Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati adorned in Gold

    The dome was unveiled during a small ceremony inside the temple premise in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ban on sale of gutka, pan masala extended in Assam? Demand goes louder

    In Assam, smokeless tobacco users are three times that of smoked tobacco users

    Troubled Borders: Solution continues to evade Assam

    Border pillars, demarcating the 512 km long boundary between Assam-Nagaland, were allegedly removed