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Wednesday, April 21, 2021


    BREAKING: Guwahati Hotels to Accommodate Covid 19 Patients

    The health department has already asked PWD to do an assessment to set up a 100 ICU bedded hospital at the city’s Khanapara playground too

    Breaking: Noted Assamese singer Vitali Das ‘No More’

    Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma condoled the sad and untimely demise of the singer

    “All educational institutes in Guwahati will be closed if...

    If the situation doesn't improve then state government may postpone board exams

    COVID ‘second wave’: Assam to provide free vaccines to...

    Funds collected in Assam Arogya Nidhi last year shall be utilized for procurement of vaccines: Himanta Biswa Sarma


    Assam: Kaziranga records first poaching in 2021

    As per the forest officials, the rhino was probably killed by poachers at least 3-4 days before

    ONGC ambulance used in Lakwa kidnapping: Assam Police

    But, this was an unfortunate incident, where, five armed gunmen forcefully made the security guard surrender before them at the gunpoint: ONGC

    BREAKING: Assam grants ‘Ambulance’ status to Oxygen carrying vehicles

    At least 11 cryogenic vessels covering all seven medical college hospitals with a storage capacity of 210 KL completed

    BREAKING: Covid19 test mandatory for visitors at Manas National Park

    Earlier, Kaziranga National Park also made Covid19 tests compulsory for its visitors

    Assam COVID19 Second Wave: E-commerce, Home Delhivery, Takeaway Service Allowed Beyond 6 PM

    In-house guests of the hotel or resort may be allowed to dine in up to the usual time of operation

    Assamese Singer Vitali Das is still critical, confirms GMCH

    She is a diabetic patient and hence kept under strict medical observation from day 1. We hope she recovers soon: GMCH Superintendent Abhijit Sarma

    COVID ‘second wave’: Assam to provide free vaccines to everyone between 18-45 years

    Funds collected in Assam Arogya Nidhi last year shall be utilized for procurement of vaccines: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Breaking: 3 ONGC employees abducted by armed men at gunpoint in Charaideo

    The area falls under Lakwa police station in Charaideo District

    Assam Polls: Repolling in four booths held peacefully

    A repolling was held at Indira MV School booth in Ratabari constituencies after an EVM was found in Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishendu Paul’s car

    COVID-19: Pay Rs 1,000 fine for not wearing masks, spitting in public

    The order issued on Tuesday is aimed at cracking down on those violating rules of safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    COVID19 Positive Murder Accused fled from MMCH: Held in Meghalaya

    Gofur had run away on Monday from MMCH while being taken for treatment

    Controversy over Assamese subject: Sushmita Dev writes to CM Sonowal for Action

    SEBA brought out a notification stating that one has to study Assamese till Class 10, but can opt for Assamese paper as the seventh subject

    Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal pays his last tribute to Dr Bhumidhar Barman

    Barman's body reached his birthplace at Belsor in Nalbari district on Monday evening and he was cremated with full state honor on Tuesday.

    “Don’t Compel Police to Use Force”: Assam Police to Video Graph Public Functions

    State police have also asked its personnel to distribute masks for free if anyone wants them

    Only 50% of students allowed in schools; city bus to operate with 50% seat capacity

    City buses, intra-district, inter-district and inter-state buses will be allowed to operate with 50% seating capacities.

    COVID-19 SOP: Markets to be closed by 6 PM; 100 people in public gatherings in Assam

    The order stated that in funeral and related gatherings a maximum of 20 persons is allowed subject to strict observance of Covid appropriate behavior.

    BREAKING: Assam Issues Fresh SOP; Check All Details

    Working from home and virtual working should be encouraged

    Incoming flight, bus, train passengers and truck drivers must be tested: CM Sonowal

    Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma was also present in the meeting and he instructed the health department officials to start a helpline for various Cornavirus consultations and problems

    Anyone above 18 years can avail COVID 19 vaccine from May 1, CM Sonowal thanks PM Modi

    Phase-III of the National Vaccine Strategy aims at liberalised vaccine pricing and scaling up of vaccine coverage

    Covid scare in top Guwahati schools: Metro admin seals campus

    Jatiya Vidyalaya in Noonmati and NPS International School in Betkuchi shall remain closed for a week with effect from April 19

    Assam: Nagaon police arrests 3 Rhino poachers; recovers arms

    The operation was led by officer-in-charge of Jakhalabandha Police Station along with other officials, who also recovered a .303 Rifle along with an attached silencer.

    Breaking: Lockdown in Assam if situation goes out of control, hints CM

    Breaking: Lockdown in Assam if situation goes out of control, hints CM Guwahati: Amid the surge in the COVID cases in Assam, Assam Chief Minister...

    Assam Police to observe mass movements for mask enforcement

    Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said that a mass movement for wearing masks is needed to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

    Assam: Plasma demand up amid rise in COVID cases

    The state had recorded 639 new COVID cases as on April 18, 2021: NHM Assam

    COVID-19: Assam reports 639 fresh cases, 6 more deaths

    The six deaths were reported from Barpeta, Cachar, Dhemaji, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon and Tinsukia districts, as informed by NHM.

    Assam: Kokrajhar Police recovers 20 buffaloes; 5 apprehended

    The buffaloes were recovered from hidden chambers of two container trucks which were intercepted at Bogribari.

    Assam Police to take strict legal action for flouting COVID-19 rules

    Assam DGP requested the citizens of the state to adhere to the COVID protocols as non-adherence to the guidelines will only make the situation worse.

    Assam: SEBA holds implementation of Assamese Language Learning Act

    Earlier, the SEBA directed all the schools affiliated under SEBA with certain guidelines which will be effective from class IX registration for the year 2021.

    Jorhat, Barpeta admins ordered closure of Lower primary schools from tomorrow

    Active COVID-19 cases in the Barpeta district have crossed 100 numbers on Sunday

    Assam Govt declares three-day state mourning to honour former CM Dr Bhumidhar Barman

    APCC President Sri Ripun Bora has also extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of late Dr Barman and wished that the departed soul will rest in eternal peace

    Breaking: Kamrup (M) admin orders closure of Lower Primary Schools from April 19

    At present eight districts of the state, including Kamrup metro, Kamrup rural, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Cachar, Jorhat, and Tinsukia have reported more than 100 active Covid-19 cases

    Restrictions to be imposed in Bihu functions, if COVID cases cross 300 mark

    Mortality rate in the state of Assam is under check: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Breaking: Ex-Assam CM Dr Bhumidhar Barman passes away at 91

    The veteran Congress leader was hospitalized on March 13 due to old-age ailments and breathed his last today at 6:20 pm.

    No Covid scare at Gauhati University! PG 1st semester exams to be held as per schedule

    A second phase of the examination may be conducted for the students who are not able to appear in the examinations at a convenient time: GU

    COVID-19: Assam suspends classes in Primary schools till May 8

    At present 8 districts of the state have reported more than 100 active Covid-19 cases. In districts where the number of victims is less, schools will not be closed.

    Assam: Dibrugarh University cancels post-graduate exams

    DU informed that fresh dates would be notified in due course of time. However, the reason for rescheduling the examination was not mentioned.

    Assam: COVID-19 negative report mandatory for tourists visiting Kaziranga

    Moreover, the Kohora Model Hospital has been designed as a testing center for COVID-19 for incoming tourists.

    Assam logs 876 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Kamrup (M) reported the highest number of new cases at 360, followed by Kamrup (56), Soitpur (47) and Dibrugarh (42).

    Chirang Police seizes 7.5 kg of suspected TNT explosives, one arrested

    The operation was carried out by Chirang police under the aegis of Chirang Superintendent of Police Sudhakar Singh

    CM Sonowal reviews COVID situation of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur Districts

    Chief Minister Sonowal at the same time also asked the DCs to create micro-containment zones to contain the infection at the local level

    Covid Scare: Tezpur University PG/UG students asked to vacate campus by April 23

    The administration of the varsity is yet to notify regarding room vacation of Ph.D. students

    No double COVID-19 mutant detected only ‘UK variant’ of COVID-19 in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    COVID cases are witnessed more in districts where industrial and trading centres are more in numbers: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Assam’s Sachin Chamaria bags Gold Medal in Boccia National Championship,2021

    The youngster met with a traffic accident in Calcutta in the year 2008 while he was only 17

    COVID-19 2nd wave: Assam to set up vaccine camps in schools, colleges

    Sarma revealing the figures said that the state’s health department has so far administered 15,67,430 COVID-19 vaccine shots to keep the dreaded virus at bay.

    “No Poll Rally Spread Coronavirus in Assam”: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Urban areas like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Tinsukia as well as towns like Tezpur, Nagaon and other locations were hit by the pandemic

    Breaking: No lockdown in Assam yet; Primary Schools in 8 Dists to Remain Closed

    As of now, an average of 54,815 tests for COVID-19 has been conducted in the state: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Assam’s frontline workers receive special mention by WHO

    A feature story with the headline “ASSAM: Frontline workers with muddy feet and hearts of gold” was published on April 7 which paid tribute to the frontline workers.

    Assam Polls: CCTV not working, Wall found broken at city Strong Room?

    There were also allegations that recently an unknown person without any security clearance was found inside the campus of the strong room site

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ celebrations turn fatal: Three killed, several injured in road accident in Assam

    Five out of the 35 people were reported to be in critical condition

    ‘We have adequate stock of Remdesivir injections’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    The minister also informed that there is available stock of vaccines comprising 3.25 lakh doses of Covidshield and 2 lakh doses of Covaxin.

    Fear of Horse Trading: Mahajot Candidates to Stay Together from April 22

    Mahajot’s key ally-the AIUDF’s candidates who were moved to Jaipur last week have also returned to the state on Friday

    Assam Police to take action if Bihu guidelines flouted

    The state government, ahead of Bihu, issued an SOP for the Bihu celebration and restricted the culture programs till 11 pm.

    Assam Sahitya Sabha expresses displeasure over SEBA guidelines

    'Assam Sahitya Sabha will not accept any attempt to dislodge the rightful and legal status of Assamese language,' said Kuladhar Saikia

    “Need Compensation, Not Police Case”: Musician Manas Robin

    Sarma had earlier said that the state government allowed organizing Bihu functions keeping the financial condition of the artists in mind

    Assam Polls: AIUDF candidates fly back from Jaipur over Covid fears?

    There were unconfirmed inputs that the Congress party has called for an emergency meeting of its allies on Sunday

    Dip in Covid Testing in Assam: Over 5 lakh Vaccine Doses Available

    Though there was a target to conduct one lakh tests daily, the state has conducted only 18323 tests on Thursday

    COVID 19 scare: ASI monuments, temples, sites & museums in Assam closed for visitors

    Hayagriv Madhab Temple Managing Committee has also decided to shut down its doors for the devotees after the evening prayers on Friday till May 15

    Adil Hussain urges Indian government to introduce Art Education in primary schools

    Art Education is a primary pathway to learning, a journey of discovery of the meaning of teaching for aesthetic experience.

    “No Haj without two doses of COVID vaccine”: Haj Committee of India

    In 2020, the Haj pilgrimage was out of bounds for the Muslim faithful from India as it occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic in late July

    Covid 19 ‘second wave’: Assam records almost 500 cases today

    Kamrup Metro district again being at the top reported around 255 cases on Thursday

    Mahamaya Temple Theft: Gang of thieves held in Kokrajhar

    DGP Assam, Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta hailed the Kokrajhar police for their spontaneous approach in the case

    Twitterati demands cancellation of HSLC/AHM exams, asks Himanta Biswa Sarma for help

    Assam Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 2, 2021

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    Two murders marred Bihu festivities in Assam

    A man hacked his father to death over some family dispute in Dhubri

    COVID-19: 3 fatalities push death toll to 1.01k; 385 fresh cases in Assam

    The three deaths were reported from kamrup Metro, Hojai and Dibrugarh districts, informed National Health Mission.

    Covid19 Scare: Assam Govt yet to decide on holding Board exams

    The total active COVID-19 cases in Assam now stand to 3,200 with 1,122 death cases

    “FIRs will be registered against Artists violating Bihu SOP”: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Many Bihu committees have already canceled their cultural functions due to the SOP

    Arunachal: 3 killed after oil truck falls into river

    Out of the three deceased who hailed from Assam, one was identified as Gulzar Hussain from Lakhimpur district.

    Assam Tragedy: At least 7 Died of Drowning on Goru Bihu

    In another incident, a minor reportedly died after falling into the River Brahmaputra in Kharguli in the city

    SEBA issues strict guidelines ahead of HSLC/AHM Examinations 2021

    The Board has strictly asked to maintain distance norms as far as practicable and also shared a seating plan which should be “X” pattern

    Warm Bihu greetings from US Prez Joe Biden to Assam, says “Happy Rongali Bihu”

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the nation on the occasion of Vishu, Odia New Year, Bohag Bihu and Puthandu

    Missing Boy found in Assam after Family took it to Social Media

    Victim’s sister took it to Twitter and expressed her anger over no police action

    NLFB asks Promod Boro and Hagrama Mohilary to ‘save’ Bodos

    NLFB asked political leaders of the community to work in favour of the future of the community

    SEBA issues guidelines for schools in Assam, Find them here

    The marks obtained in this additional 7th paper will not be counted for merit purposes and it will be shown separately in the mark sheet

    Assam Polls: BPF shifts candidates to Raipur; said ‘Vacaying’

    Congress’s other ally All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) candidates were sent to Rajasthan along with some Left party candidates

    Breaking | Bokakhat police arrested two with pistol and ammunition

    Prime Suspect Md Ali Hussain has been involved in many robberies and other illegal activities under Dhing Police station, says SDPO Bokakhat, Prithiraj Rajkhowa

    OIL Takes Over NRL: Holds First Board Meet

    NRL is looking to expand its refining capacity from 3 million tons per annum to 9 million tonnes a year

    Assam: Transit passengers, residents of NE exempted from Covid testing in airport

    Meanwhile, the order, effective immediately, makes it mandatory to undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at the airport. No fee is payable by the passengers for RAT.

    Assam University cancels offline classes amid COVID-19 spike

    The order comes after the university directed the students to attend offline classes from April 19, 2021.

    Rhino Count Goes Up in Manas: Receives Two Rhinos From Pobitora

    Altogether 22 rhinos translocated to Manas National Park under the Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020

    Surge in COVID-19 cases dampens Rongali Bihu festivities in Assam

    Last year, the Covid-induced lockdown put a lid on cultural events which usually witness major performing artists and Bihu dance groups holding shows.

    Focus on Micro Containment Zones, 1Lakh Tests Daily: CM Sonowal takes stock of Assam’s Covid19 Situation

    Sonowal ordered the health department to ensure conducting of at least one lakh Covid19 tests daily

    Assam: Kamrup (M) district records almost 200 cases, highest single-day spike in 2021

    Apart from Kamrup Metro, 48 new cases were reported from Kamrup, 43 from Dibrugarh and 29 from Nagaon.

    Assam: Mahajot requests ECI to ensure fair, smooth counting of votes

    Mahajot has also urged to videograph the May 2 counting of the assembly elections and also the EVM carrying process from the strong room to counting hall.

    ULFA (I) appeals to follow COVID19 Protocols while celebrating Bihu

    Assam to celebrate Bohag Bihu, the Assamese new year on Wednesday onwards

    Breaking: ‘Ramzan’ fasting to begin from April 14

    Ramadan or Ramzan is the ninth month in the Muslim Lunar Calendar and is considered to be the holiest month according to Islamic culture

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    BREAKING: Bihu ‘Chanda’ collection banned in Lakhimpur

    District Magistrate of Lakhimpur, Khageswar Pegu claimed that there has been a large scale of forceful collection cum extortion going on in several parts of the district

    EXCLUSIVE: “Merely Causing Civil Disturbance Without Intention To Commit ‘Terrorist Act’ Will Not Be UAPA Offence”: GHC Upholds Akhil Gogoi’s Bail

    The UAPA Act primarily deals with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    ‘Ghost’ inside Assam’s Strong Room? CCTV captured ‘Unusual’ activity

    A team of election officials immediately reached the spot and found that there was a shadow-like object seen moving inside the strong room

    “Shifting of candidates by Mahajot is a drama”: AGP on horse-trading

    AGP mocked that the party which has given guarantee to the people of the state has no guarantee on its own candidates

    Illegal Aadhaar Card Racket Busted In Assam

    Police who were investigating the matter suspected that there might be more such illegal centres operating in Dibrugarh

    Breaking | Illegal trade of Asian elephants from Arunachal busted, Two jumbos rescued

    The elephants were taken into captivity from Lathaor in Arunachal Pradesh’s Namsai and were heading towards Orissa via Assam

    AIUDF raises concern over shortage of COVID vaccines in Assam

    Health Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma denies shortage of COVID vaccines in Assam, says, "We have 2 lakh doses in state"

    Guwahati: LGBI Airport organises COVID-19 vaccination camp

    The vaccination camp was organised in association with National Health Mission and was meant for the person 45 years and above.

    Revoke SOP or call off Bihu programmes: Assam Bihu Organizers to Assam Govt

    The members of the Bihu committees urged the government departments to take the responsibility of administrating the SOP at the Bihu events

    Guwahati: Upto Rs 1k fine if found not wearing masks in public

    The authorities may impose a penalty of Rs 500 for the first offense and Rs 1,000 for the second and subsequent offenses if people do not wear masks in public.

    Assam Polls: Rajya Sabha MP hints controversy in vote-counting process similar to Bihar election

    MP Bhuyan in the letter also appealed to the CEC to make the counting process fair and transparent by taking all necessary and possible steps


    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

    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


    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    Covid19 Scare: Assam Govt yet to decide on holding Board exams

    The total active COVID-19 cases in Assam now stand to 3,200 with 1,122 death cases

    No Covid scare at Gauhati University! PG 1st semester exams to be held as per schedule

    A second phase of the examination may be conducted for the students who are not able to appear in the examinations at a convenient time: GU

    Two murders marred Bihu festivities in Assam

    A man hacked his father to death over some family dispute in Dhubri

    97 fresh COVID-19 positive cases traced in Meghalaya, Active rises to 457

    East Khasi Hills is the worst affected district with 360 active cases

    Meghalaya Govt prohibits smoking and spitting in public places; Fine upto Rs 1000

    The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code