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    Guwahati put into ‘isolation’: 12 districts banned travel from the city

    The total numbers of COVID 19 related deaths in the state have also gone up to 24

    Hunters on Prowl: Kaziranga Animals at Risk

    Poaching of wild lives may go up this time due to joblessness among many owing to COVID 19 situation and flood crisis

    Nagaon girl suspected to have died of ‘Drug Overdose’

    Police have busted a drug racket and arrested two persons who had allegedly sold them ‘brown sugar’

    Guwahati put into ‘isolation’: 12 districts banned travel from...

    The total numbers of COVID 19 related deaths in the state have also gone up to 24

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    Burning Train? NFR fits Automatic Smoke Detection & Fire Suppression System

    Upon detection of fire, the system suppresses the fire by ensuring automatic spraying of foam type mixture

    Team of Specialist Doctors to Examine Akhil Gogoi’s Health Today

    Gogoi’s wife Geetashree Tamuli filed a petition at the NIA Court here on June 6 seeking the health status of the jailed peasant leader.

    Youth From Tamulpur duped Rs 27,000 by person posing as Army personnel on OLX

    Guwahati/Baksa: Phishing and UPI frauds in the country have become very common and almost every day multiple such cases are reported across...

    A Formal Political Front is Not Viable to Defeat the BJP in 2021: CPIM

    Either in coalition or alone, no regional political parties of the state are in an advantageous position to unseat the BJP

    Kalaigaon Lady Teacher Death: CID, Forensic rushed to Spot

    Police suspected that the deceased was possibly attacked with some chemicals like Acid

    Video of Guwahati police officials partying, violating lockdown rules goes viral: Probe ordered

    Sources said it was a birthday party of one of the senior cops from Panbazar police station where many police personnel were present

    Six deaths in 24 hours: Assam COVID19 deaths shot up to 21

    The state government likely to decide on any further extension of the lockdown in Guwahati on July 10

    8 Suspected Poachers Arrested

    The arrested persons have been identified as Eptarul Ishlam, Abdul Khalek, Jersong Teron, Krishna Bhumij, Amor Teron, Bijoy Teron, Uttam Singner and Kanplong Terrang.

    Akhil Gogoi Undergone Swab Test; Reports ‘Stable’

    The NIA Court directed the Guwahati Central Jail authority to conduct swab test of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi on Tuesday

    Fish landing ports, Fish farmer-Producer Groups to be set up in Assam

    Sonowal asked the department to put its vision and efforts to capture the fish markets of neighbouring States

    AASU Alleges, Dispur Imposing Lockdown & Night Curfew to Push NHPC Materials

    Numbers of indigenous students’ unions have been blocking two construction material-laden trucks at Dhemaji district’s Gogamukh area that was destined to the NHPC’s Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Power Project since Monday

    Behavioural change during COVID-19: IB Ministry focuses on Community Radio for Awareness in Assam

    Community radio covers a particular community and is successful in the dark areas where the other platforms of communication cannot reach

    Minister Pijush Hazarika visits markets in Guwahati to monitor lockdown violations

    Guwahati: With lockdown being slightly relaxed in Guwahati to allow citizens to get basic groceries, Minister of State Pijush Hazarika on Tuesday,...

    11-Year-Old goes missing at Gangadhar River in Dhubri

    Guwahati: An 11-year-old minor boy who went to take bath in the Gangadhar River in Dhubri’s Tamarhat reportedly went missing and has...

    Lockdown in Jorhat town from July 9 to July 15

    The district administration has decided to conduct a targeted sample testing in crowded areas of the town like the market place, shopping malls and restaurants

    22 Janaza Attendants Arrested, Police Says Around 8,000 Gathered

    ADGP (L&O), Assam, Gyanendra Pratap Singh also visited the spot on Monday to supervise the investigation and ordered to file chargesheet at the earliest.

    “Customized” support to textile investors for business ventures in Assam: State Govt

    With 10.9 lakh weaver households and 10.19 lakh looms, the cottage industry provides huge employment opportunities to the people

    My Poem was misinterpreted: Nilim Kumar

    Guwahati: After a poem by poet Nilim Kumar landed into a statewide controversy and the poet had to face a lot of criticism,...

    COVID Scare: House to House Testing in city’s Pandu from Tuesday

    The SBI head office here and Dhirenpara Maternity and Child Welfare Hospital were declared as containment zones

    Assam’s Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to be upgraded into a National Park

    In May, North Eastern Coalfields accepted that mining was going in the area adjoining the forest since 2003

    IITG to Introduce UN Sustainable Development Goals in B.Tech Curriculum

    IIT Guwahati Director, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, emphasised the urgent need to adopt these 17 goals as part of the curriculum.

    Indian Himalayan States Celebrate 85th Birth Anniversary of Dalai Lama

    Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Sikkim, on Monday, greeted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on his 85th birth anniversary and celebrated the occasion through prayers and sharing of cakes

    ASI sites Reopened for Visitors in Assam

    The ASI has also prohibited group photography at these sites

    KMSS Asks CM Sonowal to Scrap MSME Ordinance, Stage Protests

    The KMSS also submitted memorandums to the Chief Minister through the circle officers reiterating its demand.

    Guwahati Lockdown: Guwahatians rush to Grocery Shops to get Commodities

    Several persons were found violating the lockdown norms by taking out their vehicles to fetch the groceries

    Akhil Gogoi Has No Covid-19 Symptoms: IGP Prison

    Gogoi's wife Geetashree Tamuli said, "Akhil Gogoi is not well, showed Covid-19 symptoms. I do not know what shall I to say.”

    DU Fiasco: Dibrugarh Police Warn Legal Action Against Abusive Posts

    The police said, "Everyone should know that the case of sharing obscene video is a sub-judice matter now and using it to defame any individual or organisation would attract strict legal action.”

    Eight arrested in Guwahati for Lockdown Violations

    At least 377 vehicles were detained since June 30 by the Guwahati Police

    KMSS to Stage State-wide Protest Demanding to Scrap MSME Ordinance

    The KMSS stressed that the recent MSME ordinance passed by the Assam cabinet is against the interest of the indigenous farmers.

    In conversation with Kenny Basumatary on his film release – Yaara

    “It’s a good feeling when I saw all four of us from a non-filmy background made it to this level and worked together in a movie. I am hoping people will watch and love our film.” - Kenny Basumatary

    Government fixes consumers’ prices on essential goods; Minister checks stock

    KCC President MP Jain assured Minister Choudhury and the visiting officers of sufficient potato and onion available across the State.

    Assam has formally become the part of the COVID-19 pandemic: Health Minister

    Assam on Saturday reported more than 11,000 positive COVID-19 cases

    Gauhati HC orders School to compensate Rs 30 lakh for student’s death to Parents

    The court stated that it was the responsibility of the school authority or management to keep track of grave risk

    Boxer Lovlina becomes world No 3, Jamuna and Shiva too in the rankings

    In the recently released world rankings, Olympic qualifier Lovlina Borgohain has been ranked 3rd under 69 kgs weight category.

    Guwahati Lockdown: Government allows all Standalone Grocery Shops to Open for 5 Days

    House to house sale of fruits and vegetables will be allowed for two days in between

    1202: Assam Records Highest-ever Single-day COVID Spike

    Minister sarma will address the media on Sunday evening as the state government was likely to revise the order of ‘lockdown relaxation’ to mitigate the griming situation.

    Do not use Non-Bodos for Political Gains: ASSA

    Earlier on July 2, a person was shot dead in the night by unidentified persons

    Janaza Sparks COVID Scare in Nagaon, Police Registers Cases

    The Nagaon police has already collected video as well as still photographs of the unprecedented gathering.

    29 persons arrested in Guwahati for violating Lockdown norms

    Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city, the Guwahati Police on Saturday arrested 29 persons for violating the lockdown norms

    Rajbhawan Campus Sealed, Stamped as Containment Zone

    ‘The Assam Covid-19 Regulation, 2020’, and shall be in effect from Saturday 1 pm onwards until further order.

    Every Dog has its Day: One Person Detained for Cruelty Against a dead Dog in Assam

    The whole incident was recorded on camera, by a passenger vehicle following the two wheeler towing animal on the road

    Hunters on Prowl: Kaziranga Animals at Risk

    Poaching of wild lives may go up this time due to joblessness among many owing to COVID 19 situation and flood crisis

    Assam inching towards 10,000 COVID 19 marks

    Meanwhile, state health department has started Plasma Bank at Guwahati Medical College Hospital

    Trade Unions Carry Out State-wide Strike, Terms BJP ‘anti-workers’

    Seven central trade unions - INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AICCTU, AIUTUC and UTUC along with other sectoral independent federations and associations join the strike in Assam

    PM Modi takes stock of Assam Floods: Dials Sonowal

    At least 13. 26 lakh people continue to remain flood affected in 1636 villages in 20 districts of the state

    Assam likely to get COVID 19 vaccine by August 30

    The Centre in an ambitious plan may launch the first made-in-India coronavirus vaccine on August 15 when the country celebrates its Independence Day

    ‘Outbreak’ of Covid-19 Alarms IIT, Guwahati Premises

    “The nearly 800 isolation bed facility at IIT Guwahati will add to our infrastructure capacities to fight Covid-19,” Sonowal said.

    ‘Mystery’ bullet hit BPF worker in Baksa

    Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma alleged political conspiracy ahead of BTC poll

    Group urges Assam Governor not to give assent to unconstitutional Ordinance

    Chakma argued that the ordinance will turn disastrous for the MSMEs as their investment shall remain stuck up because of the illegality of land acquisition.

    COVID-19 toll in Assam Police reaches 95

    The police arrested 12 persons and detain 50 vehicles on Thursday for violating lockdown norms

    Dhubri Police Busted ATM Robber’s Gang

    Police while apprehended five persons have also seized arms and ammunition in the operation

    AAP writes to Assam Governor over Land Ordinance

    Guwahati:  The Aam Aadmi Party, Assam has submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Assam, Prof Jagdish Mukhi appealing to stop the...

    The land ordinance is only for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises, not for Large Industries: Patowary

    All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has demanded an immediate withdrawal of the ordinance

    Assam ordinance on Land Conversion for Industries is a ‘Betrayal’: Tribal Sangha

    The state government in 2017 had formed the Committee for Protection of Land Rights of the Indigenous People of Assam. However, the details of the report are still opaque

    80 % of Kaziranga National Park inundated: 25 animals died

    Some 662 vehicles have been found flouting the 40-km per hour speed limit since June 28

    Guwahati Police track Ambulance selling Vegetables during Lockdown

    Guwahati: Amidst the lockdown in Guwahati due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, few persons belonging to an ambulance service were...

    AAP Assam demands Government to control Fuel Price

    Guwahati: As Assam, as well as the entire country, witnessed a huge hike in the petrol prices in just a few days,...

    Barkhetry MLA Tested Covid-19 Positive

    Deka visited the constituency last week and was found to be coronavirus positive after conducting his swab test on Wednesday

    Six more drowned in Flood: Death Toll reaches 33

    In addition to these, two more persons have died in an incident of boat capsize at Kuwari Beel of Akadi area of Hajo in Kamrup district on Wednesday too

    RMRC Lahowal Achieves Momentum in Isolating Covid-19 Virus

    The RMRC has become the 3rd government Lab in the country after NIV (ICMR Lab), Pune and CCMB (CSIR lab), Hyderabad and 4th lab overall after Bharat Biotech (Pvt Biotechnology lab at Hyderabad), to isolate the virus in tissue culture.

    Assam Government to Begin ‘COVID-19 AG Test’, Results Within Hours: says Sarma

    To disburse the test reports in a faster manner, Sarma also highlighted the launching of a new COVID specific websites - covidassam.in.

    Residents of Nagaon’s Kampur impose 4 days of self Lockdown

    On Wednesday one person was reported to be positive of the COVID-19

    Landlords harassing our employees: Mrityunjoy 108 Service

    So far, at least three of the emergency service provider’s employees have been tested COVID19 positive

    Prepare a roadmap to promote Food Processing industries: Sonowal

    CM observed that in spite of having huge production of ginger, turmeric, orange, pineapple, tomato in Assam, farmers have failed to extract desired benefit due to lack of proper market linkage

    Assam ordinance on land conversion for industries raises concerns over the land rights of indigenous people: Opposition, Right Body

    On June 30, the Assam Government stated that anyone will be able to set up industry in Assam just by submitting one self-declaration.

    Bank Employees Demand Strict Implementation of Covid-19 Protocol

    The Bank Employees Federation (NER) also pressed the authority for supplying protective kits to bankers and regular sanitization of the premises.

    Maligaon-the ‘new’ COVID Hotspot in the City

    On Tuesday, the state had recorded the biggest ever jump in the COVID positive cases with at least 572 COVID19 positive cases. Out of them, 380 cases were from Guwahati city alone

    NAPM Observes ‘200 Days of Unjust Arrest’ of Akhil Gogoi, others

    Gogoi was arrested on December 12, 2019, from Jorhat and was sent to NIA custody for 10 days in Delhi and taken back and lodged in Guwahati Central Jail since December 26.

    Special Court allows Rakesh Paul to perform last rites of deceased mother: Rejects Bail plea

    Enforcement Directorate has attached at least seven immovable properties valued at approximately Rs 1.30 Crore belonging to Paul

    Assam Flood Death toll rises to 27: Kaziranga Inundated

    On Tuesday, the disaster response force also rescued 3, 245 people from the floodwaters

    The Flying of the Butterflies – From Arunachal to the Pages of ‘BIONOTES’

    So far more than 750 different species of butterflies have been recorded in Arunachal Pradesh alone.

    Three suspected NSCN-KYA cadres nabbed in Dimapur

    The apprehended individuals along with recovered items have been handed over to Diphupar Police Station

    Goods train Average Speed rises to 43.6% in NFR

    On Sunday, the average speed of freight trains was 43.08 kmph against 24.02 kmph on June 28 last year

    Not More Than 6.5 Lakh People will Die of Covid-19: Medical Nutritionist

    Dr Choudhury argued, "Earlier, when the viruses like H1N1, Dengue and Chikungunya erupted in India, the administration never imposed social distance, containment zones and lockdown.

    Major Reshuffle in Assam Police

    There were several other promotions and reshuffles in the department

    Draft EIA Notification 2020, an Instrument to Grab Tribal Lands: Indigenous Lawyers

    The MoEFCC in its “India State of Forest Report 2019" states that about 60 per cent of the country’s forest cover is in India's tribal districts and North East India.

    Assam remembers Kargil martyr Capt. Jintu Gogoi

    During 1999, when the Kargil war broke out, he was recalled from leave to join his unit just 12 days after his engagement

    Elephant invasion in Baksa, family left homeless

    Every year during the flood, Assam witnesses several numbers of Man-Elephant conflict

    One More COVID death in Assam: Count goes up to 12

    Sources said that presently, there were some 10 patients in the ICU of GMCH, two on ventilator and three requiring oxygen support

    26 Lockdown Violators Arrested on Day One of the Total Lockdown

    Throughout the day, the police detained 112 vehicles - 2 wheeler-61, 3 wheeler-17, 4 wheeler-32 and 6 wheeler-02.

    Assam Flood Death Toll Rises to 24; Situation Grims

    The Brahmaputra River has been flowing above the danger line in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri districts

    Assam Keelback Re-Appeared after 129 Years

    Last seen in 1891, a group of scientists of Wildlife Institute of India, has rediscovered the rare snake in Arunachal Pradesh

    Kokrajhar Man among four Arrested for Beheading Wife

    The woman's headless dead body was recovered on Sunday

    Cabinet Takes Key Decisions to Boost Aatma Nirbhar Assam

    Owing to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the cabinet decided to change the academic year of schools from January-December to April-March.

    Sonowal Asks DCs to Ensure Social Distance in Relief Camps

    The cabinet meeting elaborately discussed the prevailing flood situation of the state.

    Meghalaya imposes Lockdown in Assam-Meghalaya borders; Conrad tests “Negative”

    The chief minister’s office stated that Conrad has been under home quarantine for some four days after his travel to Manipur and Delhi

    Rhino killed during Assam Flood in Pobitora

    This is the first reported rhino death in floods in year

    Beware! Never click on ‘Suspicious’ emails or links of COVID19

    Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had urged the people who were either stranded or turned jobless to dial 104 and register themselves to receive financial aid

    Parcel Vans carrying suspect smuggled Areca Nuts detained in Lumding Railway Station

    Four parcel vans of a train were found to be carrying the nuts

    Umananda Temple Shut till July 31

    The decision was taken in view of the ongoing total lockdown in the Guwahati city and the rising water level of the river Brahmaputra

    Girl Dies of Snakebite at Lakhimpur

    The deceased succumbed to the bite due to lack of a proper treatment in time that sparked a wave of outrage among the villagers.

    Guwahati revisits Total Lockdown

    Sarma also had shared his disappointment with the city denizens who according to him have flouted the social distancing norms at will

    44 Assam police personnel tested Covid-19 positive

    One Hemanga Majumdar, 45 years old, resident of Khanapara, Guwahati died due to COVID-19 in GMCH on Sunday.

    Headless body of Woman found in Kokrajhar

    The police have started operation and are confident that very soon the alleged murdered will be caught

    Take measures to compensate loses during Lockdown: AAP to Assam Govt

    Guwahati: The Assam unit of the Aam Aadmi Party has appealed the State Government to take measures to cover up loses that...

    Dispur’s decision to impose lockdown was immature and doubtful: Mancha

    Phukan alleged that the BJP-led state government was conspiring to quarantine the entire residents of the state in the name of coronavirus to gain political advantage.

    Assam Flood Situation Grims: Amit Shah dialled Sonowal, Sarma

    Floodwaters have also submerged areas in Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary pushing the animals to reach out the highlands

    Himanta is a ‘Failure’, Lockdown is ‘Arbitrary’: Gogoi

    The former CM said that Sarma has been the health minister since Congress days and the poor state of the medical facilities exposed his incompetence

    Bikaner Jewellery Showroom in Nagaon declared Containment Zone

    Guwahati: With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increasing day by day in the state, the Nagaon district administration on Sunday declared the...

    Coronavirus is a Hoax: Dr Satyakam Phukan

    Dr Phukan said, “I do not see any reason to terrorise the people in the name of coronavirus. State's health and family welfare minister has been misled by certain forces.

    OPINION

    Learning to live with a “Genius” virus

    In times of Covid-19 crisis, we don’t have the luxury of generating and evaluating alternative solutions and making a rational choice

    Learning the E-Way: A ‘digital’ division

    The basic need for education for all becomes a commodity of the privileged

    Dr Beenapani Doley, first UK returned female Doctor from Mishing Community and Colonial Backdrop of Assam Medical College

    Upper Assam was the rendezvous of different troops of allied forces during Second World War

    Why Palghar is at risk of an upsurge in undernutrition during the COVID-19 crisis?

    The emergency preparedness to COVID-19 pandemic to handle increasing infected cases has been quite encouraging in Palghar. This however is offset by...

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 12, 2020, in his address to the nation has categorically mentioned that Covid-19 will remain in...

    COVID-19: Opportunity For India

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    TRENDING

    Not More Than 6.5 Lakh People will Die of Covid-19: Medical Nutritionist

    Dr Choudhury argued, "Earlier, when the viruses like H1N1, Dengue and Chikungunya erupted in India, the administration never imposed social distance, containment zones and lockdown.

    Major Reshuffle in Assam Police

    There were several other promotions and reshuffles in the department

    Coronavirus is a Hoax: Dr Satyakam Phukan

    Dr Phukan said, “I do not see any reason to terrorise the people in the name of coronavirus. State's health and family welfare minister has been misled by certain forces.

    Landslide Leaves One Dead At Kharguli

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday called Assam’s health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and took stock of the situation over telephone.

    Gauhati HC orders School to compensate Rs 30 lakh for student’s death to Parents

    The court stated that it was the responsibility of the school authority or management to keep track of grave risk