Assam Govt Imposes More Restrictions Due to Covid-19 Surge

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Assam government on Saturday announced further restrictions in urban and its adjacent areas, upto five km of its periphery, banning movement of people and vehicles from 12 noon to 5 am to contain the surge in Covid-19 positive cases. Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, in his capacity as Chairperson of the State Disaster Management Authority, … Read more

Assam Extends Curfew Hours Amid Surge In Covid Cases


Assam presently has over 41,947 active COVID-19 cases. (FILE) Guwahati: The Assam government on Saturday announced further restrictions in urban areas, banning movement of people and vehicles from 12 noon to 5 am to contain the spiralling COVID-19 cases. In rural areas, however, the curfew will remain effective from 6 PM. Earlier, shops were allowed … Read more

Lightning Strike May Have Killed 18 Wild Elephants in Assam

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After a thorough examination of the carcasses of 18 elephants found dead in a forest in Assams Nagaon district, and circumstantial evidence, a team of experts suggested that the jumbos could have been killed by a lightning strike, an official release said on Saturday. However, the samples collected by the team are being examined for … Read more

As Covid Cases Ring Alarm Bell in Assam Tea Gardens, Owners Complain Lack of Health Infra

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Fifty-three-year old Tara Singh who tested Covid-19 positive on Monday was advised for home isolation as he did not show stark symptoms of the infection. However, this home isolation for the employee of Cinnamara Tea Estate in Jorhat district of Assam ended abruptly in the evening as he had to be rushed to a nearby … Read more

Want to Contain Covid in Next 15 Days, Says Himanta Biswa Sarma, Vows to Take Assam to Different League

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who assumed office earlier this week, says his top priority now is to contain the pandemic “in the next 15 days” as well as control the number of fatalities. Charting out his development plan for Assam, Sarma, in an exclusive interview to CNN-News18, said the state would be “in … Read more

Assam Govt Orders Pasting of Posters Outside Covid Patients in Home Isolation

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The Assam government on Friday ordered all district authorities to paste posters outside the residence of COVID-19 positive persons if they are in home isolation to protect the community at large from further spread of the disease. Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the state executive of the Assam State … Read more

Assam Launches Vaccination Drive for Transgender People, 40 Get Jabs on First Day

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While the massive Covid-19 vaccination exercise in the country has run into some speed bumps with demand far outpacing delivery, the transgender community in Assam seems to have had more luck than many others. More than 40 members in Guwahati got inoculated on Friday at a special drive carried out by the state directorate of … Read more

Two Killed, One Injured in Assam Market Grenade Blast, Cops Suspect ULFA-I Hand

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Two persons were killed and another one was injured in a grenade blast by suspected ULFA(Independent) insurgents in a market area in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Friday, police said. The grenade was hurled in front of a hardware shop at Tingrai market under the jurisdiction of Digboi police station. Terming the incident as “an act … Read more

NIA Arrests PLA Lieutenant for Killing Assam Rifles Official in Manipur

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Assam Rifles Representative image. Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, of Manipur’s Kakching district was arrested by the premier investigation agency on Thursday. He had fled India and taken shelter in Myanmar after the ambush. PTI Last Updated:May 14, 2021, 14:54 IST FOLLOW US ON: The NIA has arrested a self-styled lieutenant of the outlawed People’s Liberation Army/Revolutionary … Read more

Covaxin Dispatched to Various States Like Gujarat, Assam: Bharat Biotech

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Bharat Biotech on Friday said it has dispatched COVID vaccine Covaxin to various states like Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. The Hyderabad-based vaccine major, which has come under fire from the Delhi government over supply-related issues, said it has also dispatched Covaxin lots to Kerala and Uttarakhand. ”Covaxin goes to Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Chennai, … Read more

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