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Friday, January 22, 2021


    BREAKING: Air Commodore Dharmendra Singh Dangi took over the Command of IAF station Tezpur

    He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, a Test Pilot and an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and College of Air Warfare

    BREAKING: PM Modi may get vaccinated in Phase II

    In the second phase, it is the turn of those above 50 and people with comorbidities to take shots

    Assam Polls: Those excluded from NRC can vote if...

    Around 1.9 million people were left out of the updated NRC published on August 31, 2019, as part of a process to identify undocumented immigrants from Bangladesh

    “PM is ‘tricking’ India; Assam Govt is ‘tricking’ PM”:...

    In Assam, there are some 4, 75000 families who were displaced due to natural disasters and still crying for rehabilitation


    Assam Polls before Bihu? ECI to keep Festivities in mind

    The ECI has also taken cognizance of the concern for misuse of social media by political parties for spreading communal speeches

    NFR corruption case: CBI recovers Rs 4.43 cr; 5 arrested

    The transit remand of the arrested accused was obtained from Competent Courts and the accused are being brought to Delhi. Investigation is still underway.

    JEE Main 2021: 75% eligibility criteria removed by education minister

    Education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has told through his Twitter handle that students will no longer be required to score a minimum of 75% in the 12th board examination to be eligible.

    Why no politician took Covid19 vaccine in India?

    In Assam, the vaccination drive began with top medical practitioners being administered with the vaccine shots

    TRP Scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami and ex BARC CEO leaked

    The alleged WhatsApp chats was leaked on social media on the same day when the Bombay High Court adjourned the hearing in the TRP Scam case till January 29.

    Meet ‘Asmi’: India’s First Indigenously Developed 9mm Machine Pistol

    The Machine Pistol fires the in-service 9mm ammunition and sports an upper receiver made from aircraft-grade Aluminium and lower receiver from carbon fibre

    Govt clears deal for 83 Tejas fighters

    It is the first “Buy (Indian-Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured)” category procurement of combat aircraft

    BREAKING: ECI Assessed Preparedness for Assam Polls

    The team visited Assam from January 11 to January 13 to take stock of preparedness regarding the forthcoming elections

    Supreme Court puts on hold 3 farm laws; forms panel to hold talks

    The Court has also issued a notice to farmers’ union on a Delhi Police plea to stop a tractor rally during the January 26 Republic Day parade.

    PM Modi may visit Assam on Jan 23

    Union minister Amit Shah was also likely to visit Assam on January 24 to participate in public meetings in Nalbari and Kokrajhar districts

    Assam ministers offer condolences on death of Vijaya Naik

    Vijaya Naik, wife of Union Minister Shripad Naik died after their vehicle met with an accident in Karnataka on Monday night.

    62 Bangladeshis held along Indo-Bangla border since 2019: BSF

    Over 44,645 cattle heads and 47,940 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup were seized too

    ‘ST status granted to six communities of Assam’: JP Nadda ‘goof-up’ in Silchar

    The CCTOA has been objecting to the demands of granting ST status to the six communities

    Assam: JEE (Main) 2021 Examination to be held in multiple sessions

    JEE (Main) 2021 Examination will be held in ‘Computer Based Test’ (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in ‘Pen & Paper’ (offline) mode.

    BREAKING: India’s nation-wide Covid19 vaccination drive begins on Jan 16

    The health ministry said its CoWIN app and ecosystem would be used to manage the massive vaccination drive.

    Police officer involved in drug case to sent for ‘compulsory retirement’: CM PS Tamang

    CM also said that 16 new bikes for traffic police will also be flagged off to check traffic problem in Gangtok and other districts.

    ‘Assam to maintain MSP for farmers’: CM Sonowal asks FCI to set up procurement centres

    The MSP is a minimum price guarantee that acts as a safety net or insurance for farmers when they sell particular crops

    Bird flu outbreak: Centre issues advisory to contain spread

    The wildlife authorities on January 5 confirmed avian influenza (H5N1) as the cause and has also asked other states and UTs to keep a vigil on any unusual mortality amongst birds.

    BREAKING: Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia is Gauhati HC’s new CJ

    Now, all the 25 high courts in the country have regular chief justices

    Assam to ‘Smart Fence’ Karimganj borders with Bangladesh

    The state government had sought relaxations in international border rules to save the part of Karimganj town

    Manipur Govt Decides To Buy Land where WWII Bombs had fallen

    INA War Museum in the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang is the only official museum dedicated to the Second World War in Manipur

    PIL in Delhi HC for removal of Amitabh Bachchan caller tune on COVID-19 awareness

    The plea stated that Bachchan neither has a ‘clean history’ nor has ‘served’ the nation through ‘social work' and was not fit for the job

    BREAKING: COVID19 vaccine ‘dry run’ in entire Assam on Jan 8

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan to discuss with state's health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday

    Sonia Gandhi appoints senior observers for poll-bound Assam

    The Congress in Assam has been facing a tough time with constantly facing debacles in the state’s local body and council polls

    ‘Do Not Download’ CoWIN App, health ministry warns

    More than 10,000 people have downloaded it and are facing problems. Also, they are not getting any information regarding the vaccination process.

    50-year-old woman gang-raped, murdered in UP; 3 arrested

    It is known that, the attack on the woman took place when she had gone to a temple. The incident took place in the temple premises situated in a village in Badaun.

    Supreme Court bench clears Central Vista project

    The redevelopment plan includes a new Parliament building which is said to be the centrepiece of the Rs 20,000-crore Central Vista project.

    Assam tea to be showcased in the state’s tableau in Republic Day parade

    The design would reflect Assam’s age-old tea garden life and the culture of the tea garden workers and the Adivasi community of the state

    Kalimpong: 2 killed, 4 critically injured as stampede breaks out at Mela

    Nepalese singer-rapper Ashish Rana aka Lahure performed at the musical night where the stampede broke out.

    DCGI approves two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted emergency use

    The vaccines developed by SII and Bharat Biotech both have to be taken in two doses, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) stated.

    ‘Nothing can deter Indian forces’: CDS Rawat visits forward bases along China border in Arunachal, Assam

    He assessed the various measures adopted by troops to maintain effective surveillance along the borders

    Cricket giant Sourav Ganguly hospitalised with cardiac problem

    The 48-year-old cricketer reportedly complained of uneasiness while he was working out at his home gym and was immediately rushed to hospital.

    Six new road projects in Arunachal: China laying railway tracks close to borders

    This was the first time that NHIDCL has been awarded road projects in the forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh

    Dzukou Wildfire: Amit Shah assures Centre’s support to contain situation

    The fire was raging so much that it could be seen from Nagaland capital Kohima, about 30km away

    Dzukou Wildfire: Manipur seeks Centre’s help; IAF chopper deployed

    Dzukou valley is a popular trekking spot known for its seasonal flowers and bio-diversity

    BREAKING: MHA declares entire Nagaland a ‘Disturbed Area’ under AFSPA

    Naga peace process met with a deadlock after NSCN-IM started pressing for a separate flag and Constitution for the state

    India reports cases of new COVID-19 strain; 6 UK returnees tests positive

    All the 6 people have been kept in single room isolation in designated healthcare facilities. Their close contacts have also been put under quarantine.

    Centre extends validity of DL, RCs till March 31

    As per the fresh advisory, the ministry said such “documents may be treated to be valid till 31st March 2021”.

    Covid Vaccine Dry Run Begins in Assam Today

    The Centre has planned to cover 30 crore people in the first phase when it rolls out a vaccine for coronavirus

    Assamese Movie ‘Bridge’ Wins International Film Festival Award

    Bridge was also selected for screening in the South-East Film Festival in London

    India Gate gets a unique ‘modern beat booth’ in New Delhi

    Special CP Law and order (South Zones) Satish Golchha inaugurated the booth in presence of other police officials.

    Covid-19 vaccine: Dry run to begin in Assam next week

    The government has already identified 30 crore people, including healthcare workers and elderly people, who will receive the shot in the first phase of inoculation

    CRPF Jawan from Assam Martyred in Jammu and Kashmir

    Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday expressed his deep condolence on the demise of Chetia

    Indo-Bangla Border Talks: Assam Police Holds Informal Talks in KNP

    Both the delegations and the Assam Civil Administration, as well as Police, reaffirmed their commitment to work jointly to address common border-related issues

    CJI Bobde’s Flight Makes Emergency Landing

    He also visited Kamakhya temple and Kaziranga National Park during his visit in Assam

    Rural Assam Drinks & Smokes More Than Urban Assam: Survey

    Around 8.2 percent of women aged 15 years and above from rural areas consume alcohol in comparison to 2.6 percent in urban areas in Assam

    Health Ministry issues SOPs over new variant of COVID-19

    International traveller from UK who arrived in India since last one month will be contacted by District Surveillance Officers and monitored in the community.

    Kisan Diwas: Over 230 Farmers Committed Suicides in Assam since 2016

    What came as a major concern that the number of suicides by people related to the farming sector has almost doubled in 2019 from 2018

    CAA rules to be framed after COVID 19 vaccine is out: Amit Shah

    Various indigenous groups, as well as major student organizations of Assam, have restarted the CAA protest 2.0

    Indo-Bangla Border Talks to Begin from December 22 in Guwahati

    The last BSF – BGB border coordination conference was held from September 16 to September 19, 2020, in Dhaka

    Assam Poll 2021: ECI Sends Transfer Advisory

    ECI said a government official who is due to retire within the coming six months should not be associated with any election-related duty

    Rajdhani Express caught Fire in Assam

    Passengers saw smoke coming out from the wheels of the train at around 10 AM

    Sikkim Police arrests sub-inspector in major drug bust

    The drug consignment which was being brought in a four-wheeler was initially intercepted at Rangpo Check Post and later caught at Samdong.

    BJP & Allies will Win Over 100 Seats in Assam 2021 Polls: Assam BJP in-charge Baijayant Jay Panda

    He also said that the alliance with Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in the ensuing state polls was under discussion

    Assam Girl Allegedly Raped & Murdered in Bangaluru

    Assam’s Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan sought Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s immediate intervention

    Guwahati’s own team in next IPL?

    Assam Cricket Association likely to take up the proposal in its next annual general meeting with the BCCI

    Yoga Promoted As Competitive Sport in India

    The National Yogasana Sport Federation of India was established recently for the preservation and development of yoga as a competitive sport

    JEE Main 2021 to be held 4 times; 1st edition between Feb 23-26, 2021

    The first edition of the JEE-Main exam will be held from February 23 to 26, 2021 followed by rounds in March, April and May.

    Missing for 10 Years! Tamil Nadu Man Found in Nagaland; Reunited with Family

    With the help of the Nagaland Tamil Sangam in Dimapur, it was found that he is from Pudukkottai of Tamil Nadu

    COVID-19 vaccine: Centre issues guidelines for vaccination drive

    TheCo-WIN system, a digitised platform, will be used to track the enlisted beneficiaries and the COVID-19 vaccine on a real-time basis.

    Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to Covid-19 scare

    The Central government scrapped the winter session of the Parliament due to COVID-19, confirmed Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi.

    Assam Opposition writes to Prakash Javadekar for retaining AIR and DD, Dibrugarh’s status

    Both the Dibrugarh centres of DDK, functioning as a full-fledged station since 1993 and AIR Dibrugarh, completed 50 years in 2019

    Choreographer Remo D’Souza suffers heart attack, admitted to ICU

    The 46-year-old director is in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital and is said to be in stable condition but kept under observation.

    Adil Husain starrer ‘Nirvana Inn’ premiered on OTT

    The movie follows the story of a boatman who becomes the caretaker of a Himalayan resort after an attempted suicide.

    Farmers’ Protest: BJP Plans Massive Campaign Drive & Chaupals Amid Pushback

    BJP sources informed that senior cabinet ministers will also take part in the communication campaign

    CBSE board exams of class 10 & 12, 2021 to be held in Feb-March

    The statement comes nearly a week after the CBSE confirmed that the 10th, 12th Board Exam 2021 would be conducted in pen and paper mode.

    Islamic Terror Funding Groups Pumping Money to Assam NGO Ajmal Foundation: Probe Demanded

    Assam’s finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma immediately demanded the Centre’s intervention to probe the matter

    BREAKING: Nathu La Pass opens for tourists

    Though Sikkim had opened up for tourists’ in October, entry to Nathu La Pass was restricted so far in view of the Covid 19 situation

    For the first time, India and Bangladesh border talks likely to be held in Guwahati

    Earlier, a delegation led by BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana had visited Dhaka for these talks in September

    Consenting adults have right to live together, rules Allahabad HC

    The court noted that though live-in relationships are not accepted by the Indian society, they do not amount to any offence under law.

    CBSE Board Exams 2021 to take place in offline mode

    The board is yet to take a decision regarding the dates for the conduct of board exams, and consultations with stakeholders are still in process.

    BREAKING: WCCB & Forest Dept make India’s biggest haul of ‘Sea fans’ in Guwahati

    Besides sea fan, deer musks, porcupine spikes, body parts of monitor lizard and other unidentified animals were also seized

    Cattle smuggling along Indo-Bangladesh border continues: Over 24K cattle heads seized since Dec 2019

    From secret tunnels to riverine routes, the illegal cattle smugglers have been found to be using various tactics to dupe security checking

    UN medal awarded to Indian peace keepers in South Sudan

    Nearly 850 troops of the first rotation of the Indian battalion in South Sudan were awarded with the medals on completion of their mandatory tour of duty.

    Centre plans to vaccinate 30 cr Indians by July-August

    Since a vaccine for COVID is likely to be available by April next year, the Centre has been preparing a distribution plan for the vaccine

    PM Modi to embark on 3-city visit to review COVID-19 vaccine development

    The Prime Minister will also visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune

    India restricts international flights till Dec 31

    The restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA

    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 Puducherry brace for cyclone

    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 first phase in India

    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.


    Opinion: Taking a cue

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

    Government must amend India’s Tobacco Control Act

    India has the second-largest number of tobacco users (268 million adults) in the world – of these at least 1.2 million die every year from tobacco-related diseases

    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


    Jumbo expert and wildlife photographer Dinesh Choudhury no more

    A man of many hats he was an elephant expert, licenced rogue elephant hunter recognized by state government

    BREAKING: Final photo electoral rolls for Guwahati published

    Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to begin their three-day-long visit to the state from Monday

    Assam: Rs1000 cr RE-SVAYEM scheme for 2 lakh youths in state

    Each member of the selected eligible group would be given an amount of Rs 50 thousand in two tranches for promoting entrepreneurial activities at the grass root level.

    NIRI 9: Newfound OTT platform of Northeast filmmakers launched

    The app ‘NIRI 9’ is an Indian subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service which will produce fresh original content every week.

    Broad daylight robbery at Beltola; one caught by public

    The incident occurred when two bike riders allegedly tried to snatch a bag of money containing Rs 13 lakh from a petrol pump in Beltola area.

    BREAKING: Top doctors first in Assam to take Covid-19 vaccine

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address before the vaccine rollout, said Covishield and Covaxin being made in India was an example the country's self-reliance