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Two more die in Assam floods, death toll rises to 42

July 11, 2020 11:07:20 pm

Apart from flood-related deaths, 24 people have lost their lives in landslides triggered by rainfall in different parts of Assam.

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Lockdown in Guwahati extended by a week

July 11, 2020 10:11:34 pm

Over 15,500 persons have tested positive in Assam till Friday and the state has reported 35 deaths. Guwahati was under a strict 14-day lockdown since June 28 evening.

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Assam: Activist Akhil Gogoi tests positive for Covid-19 in Guwahati jail

July 11, 2020 9:22:20 pm

The development comes amidst a growing concern by political parties and civil society members about Gogoi's health.

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Assam loses its first policeman to coronavirus

July 11, 2020 2:17:01 am

The policeman tested positive for the virus on July 7 and was admitted at the Covid Care Centre established at the IIT-Guwahati campus.

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Assam changes proposed MSME ordinance after criticism

July 10, 2020 2:12:52 pm

On June 30, the state cabinet approved the “Assam Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Facilitation of Establishment and Operation) Ordinance, 2020”. It allowed anyone to set up an MSME industry just by submitting a self-declaration and without any permission or clearance for three years.

Assam flood situation deteriorates slightly

July 9, 2020 8:58:33 pm

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the number of flood- affected people rose to 1,82,583 on Thursday from 1,70,956 on Wednesday.

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Assam: Two KMSS leaders test COVID-19 positive in Guwahati jail; Akhil Gogoi’s test result awaited

July 10, 2020 1:40:55 am

Bittu Sonowal and Dhairjya Konwar have tested positive in a rapid antigen test, while KMSS chief Akhil Gogoi — lodged with them — tested negative. A further confirmatory test of Gogoi is expected by Thursday night, a senior police officer told The Indian Express.

Guwahati cops transferred after birthday party on ferry

July 9, 2020 1:52:43 am

A statement from the office of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said disciplinary action has been initiated, and all those involved would be transferred soon.

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Assam doctor’s body protests 11-day covid ward duty

July 8, 2020 9:51:43 am

In a strongly-worded letter to Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, it also sought to know why a large number of doctors were infected with coronavirus infection while treating patients.

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As Guwahati cases spike, Assam begins house-to-house testing exercise

July 8, 2020 5:41:39 am

This house-to-house testing is in addition to the 31 centres in the city where residents can voluntarily submit their samples to get tested for the coronavirus.

Assam government to upgrade Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary to national park

July 7, 2020 10:11:56 am

While the first proposal to accord national park status to the region dates back to 1995, Dehing Patkai was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2004.

Stores shut, roads empty: How Guwahati locked down as rest of the country unlocked

July 6, 2020 9:19:39 am

Under the strict 14-day lockdown, even grocery shops and vegetable stores in the city remained shut.

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In Assam, officials lock down 3 villages as thousands attend preacher’s funeral

July 5, 2020 8:11:09 am

The funeral prayer gathering for Khairul Islam — a vice-president of the All India Jamiat Ulema and a “Aamir-e-Shariat” for the Northeast — was held at his native place in Nagaon on the afternoon of July 2. Islam was 87.

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Assam opens plasma bank, first donor is doctor who recovered from Covid-19

July 4, 2020 1:14:34 pm

The first donor was Dr Likhitesh, a post-graduate student of medicine at GMCH, who had tested positive for the disease in May, and was later cured.

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Assam MSME ordinance won’t affect indigenous land rights: govt

July 4, 2020 6:35:00 am

On Friday, state Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said in a statement, “This Ordinance will not affect the land rights of indigenous people of Assam as protected by the Assam Agricultural Land (Regulation of Reclassifications and Transfer for Non-Agricultural Purpose) Act 2015. T

Assam announces ordinance allowing land conversion for MSMEs without clearances

July 2, 2020 4:50:40 am

The ordinance is yet to be notified or receive the Governor’s assent but the announcement has triggered criticism by the Opposition as well as on social media.

Assam floods: Seven more die, nearly 15 lakh affected

July 2, 2020 2:07:19 am

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that over 14.95 lakh people were affected in 2,197 villages in 21 districts of the state.

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Amit Shah asks Assam to conduct 10,000 tests in Guwahati per day

July 2, 2020 1:36:02 am

Guwahati on Tuesday had reported 382 fresh coronavirus cases and by Wednesday afternoon, another 157 people tested positive from the city.

Assam: 1 of 26 Bangladeshis jailed dies of cardiac arrest

July 2, 2020 8:42:17 am

Mohammad Bokul Mia, a 55-year-old resident of Chilmari in Bangladesh, was taken to Dhubri Civil Hospital Tuesday evening after he complained of chest pain.

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Assam floods: Seven more casualties, toll rises to 33; nearly 15 lakh affected

July 1, 2020 10:13:10 pm

Last month, 21 people, including minors, had died due a series of landslides in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.

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