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Assam's Guwahati enters 'real pandemic stage': Health Minister
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) With a massive rise of Covid-19 cases, Assam's main city of Guwahati has entered a "real pandemic phase" with community transmission being witnessed, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam flood affects 11 lakh people, death toll rises to 37
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) With two more fresh deaths on Saturday, the toll in the ongoing current wave of Assam floods has increased to 37. The situation, however, has largely improved in seven districts even as 11 lakh people in 18 of the state's 33 districts have been affected, officials said.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amidst row over MSME ordinance, Assam denies selling land resources
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Amidst widespread protests against a proposed ordinance to allow conversion of land without multiple clearances from authorities for setting up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the Assam government on Friday denied allegations that it was planning to "sell off" the state's land resources.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam moves MSME ordinance, protests on conversion of land
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) The Assam Cabinet's approval of an ordinance to allow conversion of land without multiple clearances from the certain authorities for setting up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) set off protests within and outside the state on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam floods death toll rises to 33, 15L affected
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) The ongoing wave of floods in Assam, triggered by the monsoon rains, claimed six more lives on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 33, besides affecting around 15 lakh people in 21 of the state's 33 districts, officials said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam's Covid tally crosses 8K, Guwahati's situation critical
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) Assam recorded 753 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 8,547, while the death toll rose to 12, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam flood situation remains grim, 15 lakh people hit, death toll at 27
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) The current phase of floods in Assam, triggered by heavy rains, remained grim on Tuesday claiming three more lives taking the death toll to 27 while affecting over 14.94 lakh people in 23 of the state's 33 districts, officials said.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam prohibits use of spiked bits on horses
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) The Assam government has banned the use of spiked bits or yokes with spikes on horses and directed district veterinary officers to enforce the prohibition under the cruelty provisions to the Drought and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Refusal to wear 'Shankha-Sindoor' signifies disregard for marriage, Gauhati HC
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has granted divorce to a man whose wife refused to abide by Hindu culture prevalent in eastern part of the country, that of smearing vermilion on her head and wearing conch shell bangle.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam flood crisis worsens, death toll at 24
Guwahati/Shillong, June 29 (IANS) Even as Assam is fighting an all-out war against COVID-19, the deteriorating flood situation, triggered by heavy rains, claimed four more lives taking the death toll to 24 while affecting over 13 lakh people in 25 of the state's 33 districts, officials said in Guwahati on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Assam officials bin corona-hit model's claim of ill-treatment
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) The government hospital authorities in Nagaon, Assam, where Bollywood actress and model Ishika Borah, 31, is undergoing Covid-19 treatment, on Monday rubbished her claims that she was not receiving medical care.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Rain, flood hamper Assam oil well fire dousing, capping efforts
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Heavy rain and subsequent flood continued to hinder operations to put out the fire and cap a leaking oil well in eastern Assam's Baghjan, officials said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Covid positive Bollywood model-actor Ishika shares her 'suicidal trend'
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) In an upsetting report, Bollywood actress and model Ishika Borah, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on June 24 and is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in central Assam's Nagaon, has claimed that she is not getting any medical services and has expressed her "suicidal tendencies".
2020-06-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam flood situation worsens, 9.26L affected in 23 districts
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases, Assam is battling at another front -- the annual recurring flood, that already distressed 9.26 lakh people in 2,071 villages in 23 of the state's 33 districts, officials said in Guwahati on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flood situation remains grim in Assam, 4.63 lakh people affected
Guwahati/Agartala, June 27 (IANS) As the incessant monsoon rains continued, flood situation in Assam further worsened on Saturday with 1,289 villages in 21 districts being inundated, distressing 4.63 lakh people, while the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at many places in nine districts, officials said.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'With 18% of India's hydrocarbon reserves, NE can cater to neighbours too'
Guwahati/Agartala, June 27 (IANS) The northeast region holds 18 per cent of the country's hydrocarbon resources with a large area not yet surveyed. The government could use it to meet demand of neighbouring countries.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
Assam flood situation worsens, 2.53 lakh people affected
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With the incessant monsoon rains during the past few days, the flood situation in Assam is worsening each passing day with 704 villages in 16 districts being inundated, affecting 2.53 lakh people while the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at many places in nine districts, officials said on Friday.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Assam to clamp lockdown in Guwahati, night curfew in entire state
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) Alarmed by the sudden spike in the number Covid-19 cases, the Assam government has decided to promulgate 14-day 'total lockdown' from Monday midnight in Guwahati, night curfew in the entire state and 'complete lockdown' on Saturdays and Sundays in major cities and towns of the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 forces circus queen to become fish vendor
Silchar (Assam), June 25 (IANS) Sarada Singha, a 45-year-old chief performer of her Kolkata based circus company, had everything going right for her until the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent nationwide lockdown forced her to become a fish vendor to manage her two-square-meal for her family. The corona spread forced shut her circus shows and she along with other members of her team are now grappling with an uncertain future and poverty.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
To check Covid surge, 14-day lockdown re-imposed in parts of Guwahati
Guwahati/Agartala, June 23 (IANS) After a huge surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, lockdown was been re-imposed for 14-days in 11 wards in Guwahati on Tuesday night, officials said.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
OIL loses production of over 8,291 MT crude oil in Assam
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Despite partial withdrawal of agitation by area people and others following an oil well blowout in Assam, state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) continues to lose production of oil and gas, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Assam's Covid burden likely to ease early July: Health Minister
Guwahati/Agartala, June 22 (IANS) Assam's Covid-19 management burden, including quarantine pressure, is likely to start falling from July's first week, while in terms of testing of samples and mortality rates, the state is now in a leading position in the country, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Juna Akhara Mahant, 4 of family killed in MP road accident
Rajgarh, June 22 (IANS) Five people, including Juna Akhara Mahant Someshwar Giri, were killed in an accident on the Agra-Mumbai highway in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yoga Day observed in 8 NE states, with enthusiasm in five (Ld)
Guwahati/Agartala, June 21 (IANS) The 6th International Yoga Day was observed with enthusiasm in five of the eight northeastern states on Sunday while it was a very low-key affair in Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, officials said.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Yoga Day observed enthusiastically in 5 NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, June 21 (IANS) The 6th International Yoga Day was observed with enthusiasm in five of the eight northeastern states on Sunday while it was a very low-key affair in Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, officials said.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam PCB asks OIL to shut production in Baghjan, control fire
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The Pollution Control Board (PCB) of Assam has directed the state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) to close down all production as well as drilling operations in the Baghjan oil field at once and to take steps to put out the fire and cap gas leakage, an official said on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Three undertrials flee Assam jail: Police
Silchar (Assam), June 20 (IANS) Three undertrials lodged in Karimganj jail in southern Assam fled on Saturday, police said.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 7,600 MT crude oil production lost to Assam blockades:OIL
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) has lost production of over 7,627 MT of crude oil from 33 wells and around 10 MMSCMD of natural gas from five gas wells due to blockades by protesters in two districts of Assam, an OIL official said on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Amid surge in cases, Assam's recovery rate exceeds national average
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) Amid unabated surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, Assam with 59 per cent recovery rate exceeded the national recovery rate of 52.96 per cent, even as 167 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday night.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Army to build bridge to help douse Assam oil well fire
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) The army has started to build a 150-metre bridge over a water body to facilitate technical works to control gas leakage and oil well fire in the Tinsukia district of Assam, according to officials, here on Wednesday.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Guwahati develops high quality, affordable Covid-19 kits
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) on Wednesday announced that its researchers have created several affordable and high-quality Covid-19 kits during the crisis.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam plans 50,000 tests, new strategy to handle Covid-19
Guwahati, June 16 (IANS) With coronavirus infections on the rise, ahead of the formulation of new strategies, the Assam government has decided to launch the Assam Targeted Surveillance Programme (ATSP) on Wednesday to randomly test 50,000 samples in 11 days, according to officials here on Tuesday.
2020-06-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Huge cache of arms seized in Assam, five terrorists held
Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) In one of the largest seizures of arms and ammunition in recent times, security forces led by the Indian Army during a 12-day-long search operation recovered a big cache of firearms of various calibers and explosives from Assam's Chirang district along the India-Bhutan borders, defence sources said on Monday.
2020-06-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Assam govt nominates Hima for Khel Ratna, Lovlina for Arjuna
Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) India's ace sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna award while boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been nominated for Arjuna award by the state government of Assam, a top official said here on Monday.
2020-06-15
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
Experts from US, Canada join hands to douse Assam oil well fire
Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) Experts from the US and Canada joined hands with Singapore-based M/s Alert to douse up oil well fire in Assam's Tinsukia district as the flames continued to erupt on the sixth day on Sunday, officials said.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Health Minister has kidney stone
Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday was diagnosed with kidney stone, health officials said.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam mulling to reimpose lockdown in Guwahati
Guwahati/Agartala, June 13 (IANS) With a spike in coronavirus infections, the Assam government is considering to reimpose lockdown in its main city Guwahati, depending on the result of 50,000 COVID-19 sample tests to be conducted soon, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
4 children among 6 killed by lightning in Assam
Silchar, June 13 (IANS) As many as six people, including four children, were killed and two other minors hurt in thunderstorm and lightning in two districts of southern Assam, the police said here on Saturday.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OIL loses 638 MT crude oil due to blockades at Assam fire site
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) lost 638 MT of crude oil production from 66 producing wells and 0.46 MMSCMD of natural gas from three gas wells due to blockades by the local people and various students organisations in two districts of Assam, an OIL official said.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Two more Covid deaths in Assam, infected woman delivers boy in Meghalaya
Guwahati/Shillong, June 12 (IANS) Two more Covid-19 patients, including a woman, died in Assam on Friday, taking the state's death count to eight while a coronavirus-infected woman gave birth to a baby boy in Meghalaya, officials said.
2020-06-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
'Roadmap' ready to douse Assam oil well fire
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) A 'roadmap' has been chalked out to douse Assam's oil well fire, which continues to blaze for the fourth day on Friday and has till now claimed two lives, the state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) announced.
2020-06-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam oil well fire: OIL loses 467 MT crude oil due to blockades by local bodies
Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) The state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) lost 467 MT of crude oil production from 59 producing wells due to blockades by the local people and various students' organisations in two districts of Assam, an OIL release said on Thursday.
2020-06-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Covid-19 cases continue to rise in NE, two more deaths reported
Guwahati/Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Covid-19 cases kept on the upward path in all the eight northeastern states, while two more people - one each in Assam and Tripura - succumbed to the disease taking the region's toll to seven, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-06-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Massive fire in Assam's leaking gas well, Govt seek IAF's help
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the leaking natural gas producing well of Oil India Ltd (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday even as an expert team from a Singapore-based emergency management firm was trying to plug the leakage, prompting the state government to seek the Indian Air Force's help to douse the blaze.
2020-06-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Covid-19 cases continue to rise in NE, two more deaths reported
Guwahati/Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Covid-19 cases kept on the upward path in all the eight northeastern states, while two more people - one each in Assam and Tripura - succumbed to the disease taking the region's toll to seven, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-06-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Massive fire in Assam's leaking gas well, Govt seek IAF's help
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the leaking natural gas producing well of Oil India Ltd (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday even as an expert team from a Singapore-based emergency management firm was trying to plug the leakage, prompting the state government to seek the Indian Air Force's help to douse the blaze.
2020-06-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Women in Assam conduct pujas to 'placate Corona Maa'
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) After Jharkahand, some women in Assam now started worshiping the deadly novel coronavirus as a "goddess" in a bid to to get rid of the devastating disease.
2020-06-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Nagaland 4th NE state with total corona cases in 3 digits
Guwahati/Kohima/Agartala, June 6 (IANS) Nagaland, which was coronavirus-free two weeks ago, on Saturday become the fourth northeastern state after Assam, Tripura and Manipur with total positive cases in three digits.
2020-06-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Guwahati Central Jail becomes Assam's new containment zone
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) The Guwahati Central Jail was on Friday declared as containment zone after a jail inmate tested coronavirus positive, an official said.
2020-06-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Bizarre! Mobile charger cord removed from Assam man's urinary bladder
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) A doctor here took out a mobile charger cord from the urinary bladder of a 30-year-old man despite the man "misleading" the surgeon into operating on his stomach.
2020-06-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine