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Tablighi Jamaat event: 16 test positive in Assam, one each in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Assam’s new cases were confirmed by health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet around midnight Thursday.

Assam’s first 16 COVID-19 patients attended Delhi Tablighi Jamaat event
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged people from the state who had participated in the event to “voluntarily come forward and identify themselves" before the authorities concerned.

Coronavirus outbreak: Assam reports its first case as 52-year-old tests positive
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The 52-year-old is undergoing treatment at the Silchar Medical College and is stable.

Meghalaya govt allows home delivery of liquor on health grounds
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Meanwhile, in Assam, the government announced that 58 lakh families would be given free rice under the National Food Security Act from April 1.

Assam: Stones pelted at policemen for enforcing lockdown, 12 arrested
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

In Bongaigaon district, when policemen went to shut down shops, they were pelted with stones on Saturday morning. In retaliation, police had to fire aerially.

How N-E villages are enforcing lockdown
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

In Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Dibang Valley and East Siang districts, there are reports that people are sacrificing dogs and hanging the carcasses at the village entrance, believing that they will ward off evil spirits.

No case yet, Assam to convert stadium into quarantine facility
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The Assam health minister also tweeted that he has held discussions with owners of private hospitals in Guwahati about the ways in which they “can share burden along with govt hospitals”.

Assam to turn sports stadium into COVID-19 quarantine facility
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Assam has zero positive cases so far, however, the government is boosting up its healthcare infrastructure to deal with any emerging situation. A total of 210 samples have been tested from the state and none reported positive.

Coronavirus: Himanta sees tough task ahead, Tripura says fully prepared
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Assam has not reported any COVID-19 case so far. Among Northeastern states, Manipur and Mizoram have reported one case each.

Coronavirus lockdown: In Assam, lathi charge, placards for people on streets; helpline to ensure essential services
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Policemen can be seen chasing people on the roads away, often thrashing them with lathis and shouting that they should be in their homes during the 21-day lockdown period.

Coronavirus outbreak: Mizoram pastor, who recently travelled to Amsterdam, tests positive
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Authorities in Mizoram and Assam said that the patient, a 50-year-old pastor, had returned to Delhi from Amsterdam, flying via Doha on March 15.

Manipur woman who returned from the UK is first coronavirus case in Northeast
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Officials in Manipur said her younger brother, who flew in from the US and joined her in Kolkata, before the two flew to Manipur, has tested negative for coronavirus.

Jobless and forced to return home, unorganised workers ask: Who will compensate for loss of income?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s unorganised workers make up 82.7 per cent or 39.14 crores of the total 47.41 crore estimated employed persons, according to last NSSO Employment and Unemployment Survey, 2011-12.

First probable case of coronavirus in Assam, four-year-old tests positive
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The official said that the minor came from Bihar with her mother and sister to Jorhat on March 19. The family has been now put in isolation ward of the JMCH

Covid-19: In Assam, local polls deferred, passengers to be stamped
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Meanwhile, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday announced that all passengers arriving in Assam by air or train will be stamped, indicating that the person has volunteered to be home quarantined for a period of 14 days from the day of arrival.

Coronavirus India update March 20: Railways in near-lockdown mode, cancels over 3,500 trains scheduled for Sunday
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News Updates: The Health Ministry stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for Janta curfew on Sunday will help break the chain of transmission in the country.

Rajya Sabha nominations: Congress-AIUDF announce joint candidate in Assam
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The BJP, meanwhile, announced Bhubaneshwar Kalita-the former Congress Rajya Sabha chief whip who resigned from the party last year over its stand on Article 370-as its candidate.

Assam budget: 27 lakh families to get monthly fund as medical help
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Sarma also announced 18 flagship schemes for welfare measures in various sectors including food, electricity, support to youth towards entrepreneurial activities, among others.

Explained: Behind Meghalaya violence
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

A clash on the border, a stabbing spree in Shillong and three deaths have thrown the spotlight on the ethnic complexities of Meghalaya. Which communities are in conflict, and where does CAA figure in it?

Gauhati High Court sets aside Tribunal order on ‘foreigner’, calls it ‘perversity’
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The order comes after the HC last month upheld Foreigners’ Tribunal orders declaring two women from extremely poor families as ‘foreigners’, ruling that multiple documentary evidence they had submitted were not enough to establish their Indian citizenship.