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Thursday, June 24, 2021


    Politics: By-Election Likely in Five Assam Constituencies

    Majuli assembly seat will become vacant if Sonowal is inducted into the union cabinet

    SDG Index: Assam Ranked Lowest in Health; CM Sarma...

    Assam has ranked 24 out of 28 states in the education category, and its score has actually dropped this year from 44 to 43

    Covid-19: Covaxin for children aged 2-18 by September, says...

    He told that Covaxin's data for children after completion of the Phase 2/3 trials will be available by September and the approval is expected by the same month.

    NRC Anomaly: APW moves CID Against Ex-Coordinator Prateek Hajela

    It alleged that Hajela and his close associates in collaboration with officers having illegal migrant backgrounds have used the government mechanism


    Covid-19: Elderly man given two doses of vaccination within 30 mins

    "I raised the alarm, but by that time, the nurse had already administered the vaccine," Sahu said.

    Supreme Court dismisses pleas against cancellation of CBSE/ICSE class 12 exams

    The court also said that the decision was taken by the boards and the government at the highest level keeping in mind the safety of students and other logistical factors.

    Board Exams: CBSE likely to announce Class 10 results by July 20

    This year, CBSE class 10 mark sheets will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the tests and examinations held during the academic year.

    BREAKING: Akhil Gogoi ‘discharged’ in Chabua case; Chandmari case still pending

    Gogoi on the other hand in a letter to the media alleged that BJP has been using NIA against him

    “Total lockdown in affected areas, not in entire districts”: Assam Health Minister

    The health minister said that currently, around 9-10 districts of the state has been on a rising trend of Covid cases.

    Assam aims to raise 1000 critically endangered black softshell turtles

    The species has a limited scope towards natural population recovery unless supplemented with sustainable conservation initiatives

    Congress demands CM Sarma’s public apology for ‘unconstitutional’ remark

    The LoP said that BJP was also once on the Opposition bench and should not forget what the Opposition’s role is

    BREAKING: Total lockdown likely in 7 Assam districts

    The national health mission Covid 19 bulletin showed a rising trend of Covid 19 in at least seven districts of the state

    BREAKING: Two militants gunned down in Karbi Anglong

    The DGP added that UPRF militants were actively working under the tutelage of poaching and drug cartels of Churachandpur in Manipur

    TMC MLA Jayanta Naskar, dies after testing negative for Covid-19

    Jayanta Naskar of Trinamool Congress (TMC) from Gosaba constituency succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday. He was 73.

    Assam: Congress Demands White Paper on Microfinance Loan Waiver Beneficiary

    Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has allegedly termed his microfinance loan waiver promise as a political statement amidst poll rallies

    First mjunction International Tea Day Special Auction on June 21 in Jorhat

    In the last year, mjunction’s e-marketplace connected with hundreds of sellers and buyers across the country

    Focus on strengthening Tripura BJP: National Secy. BL Santosh concludes discussion

    Ajay Jamwal will submit a detailed report to the party's national president JP Nadda suggesting for reconciliation of the differences in Pradesh BJP

    Sarbananda Sonowal summoned to Delhi; What’s in fate?

    Sonowal before becoming the CM of Assam was the union minister of youth affairs and sports from 2014 to May 2016

    Rupjyoti Kurmi’s decision is a ‘shocker’: APCC chief Ripun Bora

    Party insiders said that Kurmi also wanted to become the APCC president but was not preferred by the Central leadership

    ‘Pinjra Tod’ activist Devangana Kalita among two others finally walk free

    Devangana Kalita and two other activistis were arrested in May of last year over their alleged involvement in the February Delhi riots

    BREAKING: Assam paper mills e-auction ‘called off’

    An auction notice published earlier had fixed the reserve price of the paper mills at Rs 1,139 crore

    BREAKING: Madrassa Conversion in Assam; Gauhati HC seeks Govt reply

    Assam government decided to shut down around 600 government-run Madrassas saying that state doesn’t advocate sponsoring religious teaching

    Defence Minister dedicates to the nation 12 roads, built by BRO, in Northern & Eastern borders

    The Defence Minister added that these road projects are part of the ‘Act East policy’

    Class XII Exams in Assam: SC Adjourns to June 21

    The plea sought directions to the UGC to constitute a committee to decide a formula for assessment of Class XII students

    ‘Didi’-the Dealer: How Assam Police net NE’s veteran drug dealer, All details here

    She is believed to be a prime source of huge quantity of drugs to Nagaon, Marigaon, and Guwahati city

    Assam Gangrape, Murder Accused Tried to Flee; Police Open Fire

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma too paid a visit to the victim’s family on Sunday and assured of speedy investigation

    Edible oil prices in India are showing a declining trend: Department of Consumer Affairs

    As per the data from Department of Consumer Affairs, over the past month, the prices of edible oils are now coming down

    BREAKING: ISRO Space Tech To Assist Dev. Projects In NE

    The main focus will be to accelerate “Ease of Living” in these districts through smooth delivery of Goods and Services

    Union HM Amit Shah Reviews Assam Flood Preparation

    The Union Home Minister during his poll campaign in Assam had promised to make Assam flood-free within the next five years

    Assam Board Exams: State cabinet advises not to hold ‘offline’ exams; Final decision on June 18

    In Assam, around 7 lakh students have been awaiting a final decision on board exams

    Increase in Gap between two doses of ‘Covishield’ based on Scientific Evidence

    Dr. N K Arora referred to a study by PGI Chandigarh which compared effectiveness of partial vs. full immnunization

    Assam Board Exams: Students Write to CJI to Cancel Exams

    They also mentioned that several online protests and requests made by the students in the state were overlooked by the state government

    COVID Scare: Assam Schools Continue To Remain Shut After Summer Vaccation

    The state government had advanced the one-month summer vacation in schools from May 15 amid a raging second wave of COVID-19

    BREAKING: Assam Doctor Assault Case; Gauhati HC Seeks State Govt Reply

    Prayer in this petition was that suitable measures be taken by the State to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future

    Delhi High Court grants bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal in Delhi Riots case

    Based on the first impression, the Court has held that no offense under sections 15, 17 or 18 UAPA is made-out on the source of the material on record in the current case against the three.

    BREAKING: Assam Students Move Supreme Court for Cancellation of Class X, XII Board Exams

    Directions have been sought to allow students to file their objections within a reasonable period of time, in case they are not satisfied with the results

    Assam Paper Mills: AJP Launches Online Signature Campaign

    An employee of Cachar Paper Mill, passed away on Sunday allegedly due to lack of financial resources for his treatment

    Guwahati: GMC to follow Ahmedabad model for waste management

    The Guwahati development department minister Ashok Singhal who recently made a visit to Ahmedabad

    Indian Medical Association (IMA) to hold a country-wide protest on June 18 against the assault of doctors

    The IMA asked for stern punishment for the attackers and they should be tried under fast-track mode.

    “Don’t Repeat Past Mistakes”: Naga Hoho to Assam, Centre

    Hoho said the ongoing political talk between the government of India and the Naga people should be respected with serious consideration

    Dosing interval of Covishield vaccine revised for travellers

    The ministry has clearly specified that the facility will be available for travel up to August 31 this year

    “No Blanket Waiver of Loans in Assam”: Committee on Microfinance Loans

    A total loan amount of Rs 12500 Crore loan amount including principal amount and interest is outstanding till March 31

    Asaduddin Owaisi hits back at Assam CM’s ‘descent’ family planning suggestion

    Owaisi added that Assam has already attained replacement levels of total fertility rate 2.1. The National total fertility rate is 2.2.

    One Month of Himanta Govt: Assam Congress reminds CM of Niti Aayog’s Report

    Assam Congress said the state government has been attempting to implement the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) from the backdoor

    CBI Registers ‘Corruption’ Case Against Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki

    The CBI alleged that officials of PWD, had awarded the tender to firms controlled by family members of Tuki

    Former Indian boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh passes away aged 42

    Dingko was conferred with the Arjuna award in 1998 and was handed the Padma Shri (2013), the nation’s fourth highest civilian award.

    Pugilist Lovlina Borgohain becomes first Assamese woman to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

    My heartiest Congratulations to you Lovlina, tweeted CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Annular solar eclipse on June 10 will not be visible in India; except Arunachal & Ladakh

    The eclipse will be visible in the region covering north eastern North America, Europe, northern Asia and the North Atlantic Ocean

    Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs 9,871 cr released to 17 states

    The Centre provides the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant to the States under Article 275 of the Constitution.

    Cancel State Board Exam: Plea in Supreme Court by 6469 parents demands urgent listing

    The PIL was filed in a joint effort by child right activist Anubhua Shrivastava Sahal and Advocate Mamta Sharma, along with volunteer parent Sukhpal Singh Toor.

    Centre to supply free vaccines to states for 18 years and above: PM Modi

    The Government of India will buy 75 percent of the total production of the vaccine producers and provide to the states free of cost, Modi said.

    Education ministry releases Performance Grading Index

    Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) for 2019-20.

    SC sets 2-week deadline for scheme to evaluate class 12 students

    The decision came following the cancellation of the examinations of Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).

    A 39,000 Amps Lightning Flash Killed 18 Wild Elephants in Nagaon: Assam Govt.

    After many wildlife conservationists suspected human foul play behind the death of the jumbos, the government consulted national and international experts

    Government issues guidelines for care of children affected by COVID-19

    The states have also been asked to make suitable arrangements for isolation facilities within the CCIs to take care of the children suffering from Covid.

    Validity of TET qualifying certificate extended till lifetime

    Pokhriyal said that this will be a positive step to boost employment opportunities for the candidates aspiring t make a career in the field of teaching.

    Assam Paper Mill Auction: Sushmita Dev asks ‘Efficient’ State Govt. to Act

    Prime Minister himself has repeatedly assured that these industries will be revived in the greater interest of Assam

    Encourage work from home for nursing mothers; Centre to states

    The decision was taken after viewing the vulnerability of nursing mothers, during the ongoing Covid pandemic.

    BREAKING: Assam Covid Doctor Assault Case; 7 Sent to Police Custody

    Three of the accused claimed themselves to be minors

    Bengaluru gangrape shootout: Prime accused shot during escape attempt

    Police claimed that the accused attacked the cop with a knife and attempted to flee but was shot and nabbed.

    CBSE class 12 Board exams canceled; Details here

    If a student wants to appear for the examination, the CBSE will provide an option once the situation is “conducive”.

    CBI books automobile company from Guwahati in Rs 168 cr. bank fraud case

    It was further alleged that the accused availed loan by submission of false documents

    “Myanmar based cartels involved in Assam drug rackets”: Assam Police

    Assam police have registered some 269 cases related to narcotics and drug rackets in May alone this year

    ‘Leave our forests alone’, Dia Mirza raises concern on Kaziranga helicopter tourism

    The Assam government on Thursday decided to set up two helipads at the periphery of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger reserve to promote tourism.

    Delhi govt permits home delivery of liquor amid pandemic

    Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate of COVID-19 in Delhi has dipped below 1 percent for the first time since March 19.

    Daily COVID count in India lowest in 54 days; Assam records 65 fatalities

    The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,31,859 with 2,795 fatalities, the lowest reported in 35 days, and the active vases were recorded below 20 lakh after 43 days.

    Assam includes Sanitary Napkins in Flood Relief items for the first time

    ASDMA had approached the government to include sanitary napkin and baby food as flood relief items

    Oxygen Expresses delivers over 21,329 tonnes of oxygen to 15 states; Assam receives 240 MT

    It may be noted that 313 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey do far and brought relief to various states.

    CBSE, ICSE considers cancellation, other options for 12th board exams

    Meanwhile, the CISCE board has asked its affiliated schools to submit average of marks obtained by class 12 students in class 11 and during this session.

    Assam bodies condemn MHA’s decision to invite Non-Muslims Applicants for Citizenship

    KMSS leader Dharjya Konwar threatened the Government of India and Assam Government to launch massive protest once again in the state, if CAA is framed in Assam and Northeast

    Exclusive: Who Is Viral Video Prime Accused Ridoy Babo? Why He Made The Video? All Details Here

    Inputs from Bangladesh suggested that the woman knew Ridoy from earlier and was with the group for some time.

    Breaking: Viral video victim rescued by Bengaluru Police

    The victim is likely to be produced in the court on Saturday and her statement will be recorded.

    Sex Workers In Assam Starving: Gauhati HC Orders To Provide Ration

    A PIL highlighted the condition of sex workers in Assam who were on the verge of starvation due to COVID-19 wave

    Breaking: Bengaluru Gangrape Case: Police fires at 2 accused after they tried to flee spot

    The five accused were arrested on Thursday from Avalahalli in Ramamurthy in Bengaluru after a video of them harassing a girl surfaced in the internet.

    Viral Video Incident Update: All accused reportedly arrested in Bengaluru

    The video of the Bangladeshi girl being undressed and sexually abused was reportedly shot in India’s Kerala

    Big Breaking: Woman victim in viral video is from Bangladesh; Incident happened in India

    The video was taken nearly 15-16 days ago, informed Bangladesh Police

    BREAKING: Miscreants open fire at Assam MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi near Nagaland border

    The MLA claimed that the illegal settlers have encroached around a 2 km area of the state’s reserve forest

    Waiting time at toll plaza should not exceed 10 secs: NHAI

    Centre has issued guidelines to ensure service time of not more than 10 seconds per vehicle even at peak hours on the National Highway.

    Video of suspected NE girl being brutally tortured goes viral; Assam police on the hunt

    Delhi police are also looking for the person, who dubbed the viral video as the Jodhpur Naga girl suicide case

    BREAKING: Second ‘Oxygen Express’ train reaches Assam

    A 'Green Corridor' was created for the fast and safe movement of the train carrying life-saving consignment

    PUBG gamer’s racial slur won’t stop for Arunachal MLA Ninong Ering

    MLA Ering has reasoned that the game was aimed at deceiving the government and citizens and should be banned in the country.

    WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy rules

    While the new law only requires WhatsApp to unmask people credibly accused of wrongdoing, it says it cannot in practice do that alone.

    COVID19 Third Wave: Assam Govt to set up Pediatric ICUs in all medical colleges

    Some of the beds in the existing ICUs may be converted into PICUs with the addition and improvement of certain special features

    Concern over rising COVID cases in NE: DoNER Ministry convenes urgent meeting

    Ministry asked the NE states to send COVID and health-related proposals on a priority basis and promised for speedy disposal

    Will Twitter, Facebook stop operating in India? New rules from May 26

    In February, the Centre announced new rules for news sites, social media platforms and OTT platforms were given 3 months to comply, which ends today.

    COVID 19-Third wave? Assam Govt crucial meet tomorrow

    CM Sarma announced that at least 200 ICU beds will be added to Gauhati Medical College Hospital within June 15

    Flood Fury: Assam Govt to dredge Brahmaputra tributaries

    The state government to set up a special expert unit to reconstruct all its embankments for next flood season

    Cyclone Yaas: Eight NDRF teams from Guwahati leave for Rescue operations in Odisha

    As per weather department reports, Yaas is likely to thunder and hit the Bengal-Odisha coast between Sagar Island and Paradeep on May 26 evening

    BREAKING: Cow Protection Bill may ‘limit’ beef consumption in Assam

    AIUDF said such a bill was unnecessary and was tossed only to divert public attention for real issues

    BREAKING: “Lightning killed 18 wild elephants in Assam,” reveals Pathology report

    Forest department sources also claimed that the forensic tests conducted at various samples have ruled out poisoning

    Over 400 train passengers skipped Covid 19 test at Jagiroad Rly station; 90 nabbed

    In a similar incident, some 300 air passengers who landed at Assam’s Silchar airport skipped the mandatory Covid-19 test last month

    First ‘Oxygen Express’ train to arrive in Assam on Sunday

    Tracks are kept open and high alertness is maintained to ensure that Oxygen Express keeps zipping through

    BREAKING: Assam Govt to bring ‘Cow Protection Bill’ soon

    Sharing its borders with Bangladesh, Assam has always been a hotbed of cattle smuggling

    “The ball is in Govt of India’s court”: ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah on peace talks

    The outfit said that it has seen a ray of hope after Sarma acknowledged the outfit’s demands of saving the rights of indigenous people of the state

    COVID Scare: Centre rushes 4 Oxygen tankers to Assam

    CM Sarma has been claiming that Assam has not felt the dearth of oxygen supply so far

    “Over 100 COVID19 patients died within hours of admitting to hospital”: Assam health minister

    Patients from the age bracket of 51-60 years have been found to be the highest vulnerable

    Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna dies of COVID-19

    The 94-year-old was admitted to the hospital on May 8 after his oxygen levels started fluctuating.

    IIT Guwahati Placement: Highest Package offered Rs 70 lakh per annum; Average package higher than before

    As many as 444 out of 584 students from B.Tech and B.Des got job offers during IIT Guwahati placement 2021

    BREAKING: Army Chief reviews operational readiness & security situation in NE

    On arrival at the Corps Headquarters in Dimapur, the Army Chief was briefed by Lieutenant General Johnson Mathew

    BREAKING: Assam to declare ‘Black Fungus’ an Epidemic

    The state government on Wednesday confirmed that Assam recorded its first death case due to black fungus infection

    ICMR approves rapid COVID-19 home-testing kit; advises against indiscriminate use

    The advisory stated that all individuals who test positive through the RAT kit may be considered as true positives and no-repeat testing is required.

    Jailed leader Akhil Gogoi to take oath as MLA tomorrow: Court grants permission

    He has been in prison since December 2019, after the NIA booked him on charges of sedition

    200 Kerala bus drivers ‘duped’ and stranded in Assam: CM orders police action

    The touring company had promised them that they would be provided with travellers while returning back to Kerala too

    Extreme Weather Costing Assam Tea Industry: Study

    According to the North Eastern Tea Association (NETA), the state has not faced such a prolonged drought in the last 30 years.


    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