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Wednesday, December 2, 2020


    COVID-19 vaccine: UK approves Pfizer vaccine for use next week

    The vaccine has been given the go-ahead by the health regulator MHRA and will be rolled out from early next week in the country.

    UNESCO calls on Indian authorities to shed light on...

    Following the alleged murder of Parag Bhuyan, the Assam government ordered a CID probe

    Manas National Park receives award for doubling tiger population

    The tiger population increase in the Manas National Park to 25 in 2018 from nine in 2010

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

    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.


    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’

    The Umrangso Story: How an Assam village turned from hunting ground to a paradise for Amur Falcons

    Two Amur Falcon birds radio-tagged last year have come back for roosting after traversing over 29,000-km migratory route from Siberia

    Oxford Dictionaries amends ‘sexist’ definitions of the word ‘woman’

    This petition aimed at removing synonyms of the ‘woman’ such as “bitch, besom, piece, bint, wench, biddy, baggage” from the dictionary.

    Joe Biden wins White House; Kamala Harris becomes 1st VP of Indian origin

    Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first person of Indian descent to hold the national office in the United States.

    BREAKING: First shipment from Bangladesh reached Assam via river route

    It was for the first time that Bangladesh allowed its ports to be used as a transit for cargo movement to India's north-eastern states

    US Elections: Jr Trump left Northeast out of India in world map

    The map showed Northeast and Kashmir not to be a part of the Indian Territory

    Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New Zealand’s first-ever minister of Indian origin

    Radhakrishnan has also become the Minister for the Community and Voluntary sector and Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment.

    Assam invites Israeli tech to boost agro-economy

    CM lays foundation stone of Agri Centre of Excellence set up with Israeli support

    Assam’s Adil Hussain to feature in British-Indian film ‘Footprints On water’

    Hailing from Assam, Adil Hussain will be seen playing the role of the father, while Aakeel will play the role of an Afgani refugee.

    World Bank to fund 120 Million Dollars for Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project

    Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project will improve about 300 km of strategic road segments and stand-alone bridges

    Bomb blast at Madrassa in Pakistan: 7 killed, 70 wounded

    The bombing happened while a cleric was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa.

    Durga Temple in Pakistan vandalized: PPFA urges PM Modi to take it up with Islamabad

    Miscreants allegedly vandalized the temple and even desecrated the idol of Maa Durga

    Star footballer Christiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

    Portugal captain and one of the biggest football stars Christiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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

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

    Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies in Mumbai

    Dean Jones was in India to fulfil his commitments for the host broadcasters of the Indian Premier League

    Pangolin Smuggling Thriving in NE: Know How & Why

    Pangolin are being trafficked to China’s Yunnan province via Burma, which shares a porous border with several NE states

    Kevin Pietersen busts ‘Myth’ about Rhino Horn’s medicinal properties in Kaziranga

    A NatGeo documentary featuring Kevin Pietersen into the deep jungles of the park will have its premiere on Tuesday

    BREAKING: China returns five Arunachal Pradesh youths ‘Safely’

    Three such incidents took place in the current year in Upper Subansiri and West Siang District including the latest one

    Indian Author Prajwal Parajuly’s book nominated for France’s first Novel Prize

    Indian author Prajwal Parajuly’s book “Land where I Flee” has been nominated for France’s First Novel Prize

    BREAKING: Missing Arunachal Pradesh youths found in China

    Indian Army had sent a hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh

    Three Chinese nationals lost way: Rescued in Sikkim

    As per Army sources, the Chinese nationals lost their way in the Plateau area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,500 feet

    Arsenal’s Mesut Özil sends gift for Assam prodigy Pritam Brahma

    Pritam played a deciding role in the victory of his team in the second season of Golden Baby Football League ‘Greater Guwahati Baby League’

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe to resign after 7 consecutive years; cites health concerns

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to step down from his post citing his ill-health, reported several local media outlets on Friday.

    Her&Now film campaign launched in the North Eastern Region

    Due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the moment, the project will provide digital options to watch the short films over the next months

    BREAKING: Russia claims world’s first Covid-19 vaccine; Putin’s daughter vaccinated

    Earlier, Russia said it hoped to launch mass production within weeks

    Bhutan King thanks Assam CM Sonowal for helping in tackling COVID 19

    The King termed the gesture as a true reflection of the close ties of friendship and brotherhood between the people of Assam and Bhutan

    Ten Broad Gauge Locomotives handed over to Bangladesh

    India and Bangladesh have stepped up their rail cooperation in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as trade via land border faced disruptions

    Prince William expresses grief over Assam Flood

    Royal couple Prince William and Kate visited the Kaziranga National Park in Assam in 2016

    The BTS Fans Raised over Rs 5.8 Lakh for Assam Flood

    At least 81 people have died and over 54 lakh people have been affected by the people in the state so far this season

    Arsenal FC expresses Solidarity with Assam Flood

    Actor Adil Hussain questioned why Indian Celebrities, Mainstream Media, Cricket Stars are not raising their voices in support of Assamese people

    Planning a trip after COVID19? Bhutan readies for Tourists

    Tourism Council of Bhutan to build an integrated system of online VISA processing, bookings, information sharing and payments

    Bhutan Rejects Reports On Water Stoppage To Assam

    Bhutan government said that it might be a “deliberate attempt” to cause misunderstanding between the two friendly nations.

    Indo-China Tension: Sikkim on Alert

    There was a standoff with blows exchanged at the Naku La pass in North Sikkim between Indian and People's Liberation Army soldiers in May

    Earthquake in Assam and NE states

    The earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded with the epicentre being in Mizoram's Aizawl district.

    Glenmark Gets Approval For Favipiravir As COVID-19 Treatment

    The drug will be available as a prescription-based medication for around Rs 103 per tablet, with recommended doses up to day 14

    Air Force moves its frontline Fighters and Helicopters as India-China Border Tensions Peak

    Chinese have been patrolling inside Arunachal’s boundary, time for action: BJP MP Tapir Gao

    India to send Tri-Service contingent to Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    On the 75th anniversary of the victory in the World War II, there will be a military parade in Moscow to honour the sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people

    ‘Lord Jagannath will not forgive us if we allow it’: SC stays Puri’s Jagannath Rath Yatra

    Guwahati: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed India’s biggest chariot festival- the Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra held annually at Puri in Odisha scheduled from June 23.

    India China Tension: Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Ladakh face-off

    In Assam also, various organisations torched the national flag of China in protests of the violence against Indian soldiers

    Patriotic People’s Front Assam bats for befitting reply to ‘imperialist’ China

    PPFA advocates the appeal by innovator and social engineer Sonam Wangchuk to boycott all kinds of Chinese products including their software like Tiktok

    For the first time in history Ambubachi Mela to have no Devotees and Pilgrims

    Unlike previous years, this year the devotees, sadhus and sanyasis will not be allowed to enter Kamakhya Devalaya or the nearby places

    Alert in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur over Ladakh Face-Off

    With the clashes between the Indian Army and the Chinese Troops in Galwan Valley, the Police has now issue alert in the Spiti-Lahaul and Kinnaur Districts.

    Tension Rises along India-China border: ‘Casualties on both sides’

    A large number of Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Galwan Valley for the last five weeks

    55 journalists targeted during lockdown In India

    By Debananda Medak Guwahati: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group, an independent think-tank based in New Delhi, in its report, “India: Media’s Crackdown During COVID-19...

    200 Assam students remained stuck in Kyrgyzstan

    Guwahati: Around 200 medical students from Assam and other northeastern states remained trapped in Kyrgyzstan and waiting to return home. The students waiting for...

    Coronavirus May Never Go Away: WHO

    The new coronavirus "may never go away", the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned as the number of cases and fatalities continue to surge...

    North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Resurfaces In Public Amid Health Rumours

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who vanished from public view and was rumoured to be critically or even dead, resurfaced in public, North Korean...

    Donald Trump: WHO Is Acting Like A PR Agency For China

    US President Donald Trump Thursday blasted the World Health Organization (WHO) and called it a " public relations agency for China" The Trump Administration has...

    Donald Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread, Says US Will Seek Damages

    US President Donald Trump blamed China and said the country could have stopped the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) before it swept the globe. Trump also mentioned...

    Germany, UK Begin Human Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccines

    The race to develop an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) gathered pace this week, as the first human trial in Europe of...

    Singapore’s Partial Lockdown Extended By 4 Weeks Till June 1

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Tuesday that the partial lockdown that is in place to curb the spread of COID-19 would...

    Crude Oil Prices Bounce Back After Historic Crash

    US crude oil prices rebounded above zero on April 21st, 2020, a day after futures ended in negative territory for the first time in...

    Domes Of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib Collapse In Thunderstorm

    The domes of the newly-constructed Kartarpur Gurudwara in Pakistan collapsed in a thunderstorm which hit both India and Pakistan on April 17th, 2020. According to...

    Bangladesh Executes Killer Of Its Founding Father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    After four decades, a former army officer convicted of killing Bangladesh's independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 has been executed. Abdul Majed was...

    China Lifts 76-Day Lockdown On Wuhan. Top 10 Points

    China has opened up the borders and ended the lockdown in Wuhan after 76 days but has still imposed certain restrictions. Wuhan was the epicentre of...

    ‘Really Blew It’: Trump Blasts ‘China-Centric’ WHO Over Coronavirus

    US President Donald Trump accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of being biased bias toward China during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trump also threatened to cut US...

    Japan Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    Japan has declared a state of emergency on April 7th, 2020 amid a surge in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The state of emergency will last...

    COVID-19: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved To Intensive Care

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55), who was in the hospital due to persistent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, has been taken into intensive care...

    Trump Requests Modi To Release Anti-Malaria Drug For COVID-19 Treatment

    United States (US) President Donald Trump said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the...

    China To Mourn Coronavirus Victims On April 4

    China has decided to commemorate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) victims declaring a day of national mourning on April 4th, 2020.  The country will hold mourning...

    German Minister Commits Suicide As Coronavirus Hits Economy, Body Found On Railway Tracks

    Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, killed himself apparently after being not able to "cope with the economic fall due to...

    Pornhub Premium Made Free To Cure Your Lockdown Blues

    A ‘StayHomeHub’ page was made for users who want the free service

    Kabul Gurdwara Seige: India Condemns Terror Attack; Islamic State Group Claims Responsibility

    India strongly condemned the terror attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. India said targeting of a religious place in the midst...

    Tokyo Olympics Deferred Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 has infected a total of 4,23,898 people and claimed 18,926 lives across the world so far

    China Man Dies Of Hantavirus. Everything You Need To Know About The Virus

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc in the world, now a man from China has tested positive for hantavirus. China’s Global...

    Now, ISIS Asks Terrorists To Avoid Coronavirus-Hit Countries

    In Iraq, at least 110 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus so far

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Canadian Company Claims To Have Found Vaccine

    Coronavirus has infected more than 125,000 people worldwide

    Watch: Tokyo Olympic Flame Lit In Greece Amid Uncertainty Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    The Tokyo Olympic 2020 is scheduled to be held from July 24th to August 9th, 2020

    US Commission On International Religious Freedom Releases ‘Fact Sheet’ on CAA

    The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom(USCIRF) recently released a new ‘fact sheet’ on India’s Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA). Amid internal challenges and international...

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres Expresses Concern Over Muslims Turning ‘Stateless’ Due To CAA

    Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, UN’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern for the Muslims in India. https://twitter.com/antonioguterres/status/1229935127850938368?s=20 The UN Chief who...

    Hospital Director Fighting Coronavirus Outbreak Dies In China

    The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached at least 1,868 with 72,436 infections confirmed

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 In China; WHO Warns Of ‘Very Grave’ Global Virus Threat

    The death toll from the coronavirus crossed 1,016 in China. According to the country's National Health Commission, 2,478 confirmed new cases have been reported...

    Oscars 2020: Here Are The Complete List Of Winners

    The 92nd Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The prestigious award ceremony is held every year to honour...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: China Returns To Work, Death Toll Climbs To 908

    Millions of people across China were seen heading back to work on February 10th, 2020 after the Lunar New Year break turned into an...

    Oscars 2020: Parasite Creates History, Wins Best International Feature Film

    South Korean satire Parasite swept the Oscars 2020 last evening by taking home four big prizes. The 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film...

    Watch: 20-Year-Old Swedish Athlete Armand Duplantis Breaks Pole Vault World Record

    US-born Swedish athlete Armand Duplantis has set a new world record of 6.17 metres(m) in men's pole vault on February 8th, 2020 at an indoor meet...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Crosses 811 In China, Over 37,000 Infected

    The death toll due to the deadly novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak in China has increased to 811, while the number of confirmed cases have...

    Rogue Soldier Killed After Shooting At least 20 In Thailand

    The Thai security forces on February 9th, 2020 gunned down a rogue soldier who went on a rampage inside a shopping mall killing at least 20...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll In China Soars To 722; 80 Indian Students Still In Wuhan

    The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak soared to 722 on February 8th, 2020. A total of 34,500 confirmed infection cases have been...

    Death Toll Approaches 500 In China, Attempts To Patent Anti-Coronavirus Drug

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak has only continued to climb in China and rose to 490 on February 5th, 2020. According...

    Assam Doctor Shares Her First-Hand Experience On Coronavirus Outbreak In China. Read Her Story

    A doctor from Guwahati, Assam, who is working on cancer cells along with her husband in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan...

    China Builds New 1,000-Bed Hospital In 10 Days To Combat Coronavirus

    China made 'Mission Impossible' possible by building a makeshift hospital in record 10 days to battle against the novel strain of coronavirus in Wuhan,...

    Watch: Pakistani Students In Coronavirus-Hit China Cry For Help, Post Videos Slamming Imran Khan

    Amid the Indian evacuation, Pakistani students have put up videos, calling for help to evacuate them from China in wake of the outbreak of...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 259 In China; 324 Indians Evacuated From Wuhan

    At least 259 people have died in China with 2,102 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus recorded as of February 1st, 2020. The World Health...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Climbs To Over 200, WHO Declares Global Health Emergency

    At least 213 people have died in China with 10,000 recorded cases of the virus as of January 31st, 2020. Most countries have announced plans to...

    CAA Debate Reaches European Parliament, Possible Vote on Jan 30

    The European Parliament will discuss the highly controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today during a plenary session in Brussels, Belgium. https://twitter.com/ambkcsingh/status/1221659078776111104?s=20 As many as six resolutions...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: China Toll Climbs To 106; India Steps Up Vigil At Nepal Border

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus (nCoV) rose to 106 in China on January 28th, 2020. The number of confirmed cases now stands at 4,515....

    Savage & Unapologetic: 10 Things To Know About America’s Teen Pop Icon Billie Eilish

    Los Angeles-based musician Billie Eilish is apparently the real deal now after dominating her enigmatic melodic flair in the American music industry. Not just...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: China Announces Ban On Wildlife Trade; Says Virus Ability To Spread Getting Stronger

    In wake of the never-seen deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), China has banned wildlife trade nationwide in markets, supermarkets, restaurants, and e-commerce...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: China Locks Down Cities; India Screens Passengers

    A never-before-seen outbreak of Coronavirus has killed at least 25 people infecting more than 830 people in China so far. A total of 1,072 suspected cases...

    Kashmir Dispute: Imran Khan Calls For Trump To Mediate, India Says It’s A Bilateral Issue

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently called on US President Donald Trump and the United Nations to take action as a mediator between India...

    8 Indian Tourists From Kerala Die Of Asphyxiation In Nepal’s Resort

    In a tragic incident, eight Indian tourists from Kerala were found dead in their hotel rooms in Nepal on January 21st, 2020. The incident...

    Climate Change To Take Centerstage At Davos, All Eyes On Trump-Greta Showdown

    The World Economic Forum's annual gathering is all set to begin on January 21st, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland with climate change and how to...

    ‘…Said Bad Things About US’: Donald Trump Gives Chilling Details Of Soleimani’s Death

    US President Donald Trump recounting minute-by-minute details of Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleimani’s killing at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida offered some chilling...

    World’s Shortest Man Khagendra Thapa Magar Dies In Nepal

    The world’s shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, who stood just over 22 inches (56 centimetres) has died, on January 17th, 2020. He was 27. Thapa,...

    US Senator Urges Secretary Of State To Press India For ‘Reversing’ CAA, NRC

    US must remain steadfast in defending democratic values, freedoms and human rights: Bob Menendez

    US President Donald Trump Likely To Visit India In February

    US President Donald Trump is likely to visit India in February. This would be Trump's first visit to India as the US President. However,...

    Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Dies, Cousin Haitham Named Successor

    Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler with a reputation for quiet diplomacy, has died. He was 79. According to the state...

    Iran Admits To Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane, Blames ‘Human Error’

    Iran on January 11th, 2020 admitted to “unintentionally” shooting down the Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran this week, killing 176 people. The nation's state...


    Method to the Madness

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

    About ‘Coronavirus’ & it’s Recommendations

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

    Communication and ‘Mitigated Speech’ in COVID affected World

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

    Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Kanyaka, Pabhoi Greens way

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

    Many Unanswered Questions Plumed in the Smoke of Baghjan Blaze

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

    Un(law)king Are We?

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

    Nature-Society Relation – a Critical Interrogation

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


    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

    Geologists to probe ‘diamond discovery’ in Nagaland

    Images and videos of diamonds being found at Wanching village of Mon district of Nagaland have gone viral on social media

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

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

    Over 3000 road accident deaths in Assam: Six killed on Thursday

    CM Sonowal directed the Dibrugarh district administration to make all arrangements for the treatment of the injured

    Probe in BTC fund embezzlement under BPF soon: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    State's finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in the last five years, a total of Rs 15,630 crore was allotted to BTC

    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

    Assam: All girls bike rally held to mark World Aids Day

    Themed as ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility’, the rally was aimed at breaking taboos about HIV positives