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Oil well blow out near Assam national park yet to be controlled; environmentalists fear adverse impact

May 29, 2020 11:38:09 pm

Nearly 500 people have been evacuated from the Baghjan village, and are now at a relief camp in a school.

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Assam govt dedicates new super-specialty hospital to Covid-19 patients

May 29, 2020 3:29:51 pm

The four-storey hospital — a new super-specialty block of the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital — was completed at a cost of Rs 150 crores and comprises 236 beds, including 50 ICU beds.

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Assam floods: Situation deteriorates with one dead and 2.71 lakh affected

May 27, 2020 11:53:38 pm

As rainfall persisted, the affected population rose to 2.71 lakh spread across 321 villages in eleven districts of the state

Two lakh affected in Assam floods, heavy rain predicted

May 26, 2020 9:10:55 pm

Heavy rain continued to lash large parts of the state, including capital Guwahati, even as the number of Covid cases increased. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati, heavy rainfall is predicted in the region over the next five days.

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Assam: Two held for beating vegetable vendor to death

May 26, 2020 2:15:25 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced a one-time financial relief of Rs 2 lakh for Deka’s family.

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Assam: 30,000 affected by first wave of floods; relief camps set up as per COVID-19 guidelines

May 26, 2020 9:37:26 am

On Monday, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Guwahati, predicted heavy rainfall in the Northeastern region for the next five days, issuing a red warning (extremely heavy rainfall) in Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang districts for the next two days.

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Assam: Foreigners’ Tribunal member discharged over controversial letter on Tablighi Jamaat

May 25, 2020 9:58:05 am

The Indian Express had in April reported about the letter -- dated April 7 and signed by Gupta -- addressed to state Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Gupta had said that he had withdrawn the letter and that it was never actually sent to the government.

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Assam: 600 affected in floods; new guidelines for relief camps on account of pandemic

May 23, 2020 1:48:23 pm

Floods impact Assam annually affecting major portions of the states and displacing lakhs. Last year, in one of the worst reported floods in the decade, all 33 districts of the state were affected.

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Assam: Restrictions in containment zones only, job cards for migrants within 7 days

May 18, 2020 10:59:18 pm

Curfew timings have been changed from 6 pm - 6 am to 7 pm to 7 am in Assam. Shops can run at full capacity on all days of the week, except in containment zones.

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Assam recommends lockdown extension by two weeks

May 15, 2020 8:09:08 pm

Sonowal added that according to a study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Assam has suffered losses of one thousand crore rupees per day during the lockdown.

‘No ordinary journey’: 2,700 km later, Assam’s cancer patients are back home

May 15, 2020 9:47:23 am

From an 18-month-old with a heart condition to a 76-year-old man with cancer, a group of 150 made it back to Guwahati after a four-day-long journey from Mumbai. On Thursday, seven of them tested positive.

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Assam wants to follow only containment zone classification: Sarma

May 15, 2020 2:24:37 am

Assam has reported 86 Covid cases so far of which 40 patients have been treated and discharged. Guwahati city has seen 22 cases in the last 24 hours of which 15 are contacts of an earlier positive case.

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Assam: First special passenger train to reach tomorrow, only symptomatic to be tested

May 12, 2020 9:53:38 pm

While all those who enter will be put into compulsory 14-day quarantine, the testing policy is a marked change from the government’s earlier stated position that everyone arriving in the state from ‘red zones’ of the country will be tested.

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First rhino poaching reported in Kaziranga National Park in 13 months

May 10, 2020 12:50:14 pm

Conservationist and authority on Asian rhinos, Bibhab Talukdar feels that the presence of AK-47 cartridges implies that it was a well-organised crime.

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Assam: 16-year-old girl tests positive for Covid-19 after death

May 8, 2020 7:24:09 pm

GMCH student on screening tests positive, over 300 in quarantine.

Cancer patient, Assam’s first COVID case, beats virus

May 8, 2020 5:41:18 am

A resident of Karimganj district in Barak Valley, the man is a senior member of the Tablighi Jamaat. He was a madrasa teacher and ran a small business. He was found to be suffering from blood cancer in February.

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Assam: Rs 500 fine for not wearing masks in public, financial aid to returning students and more

May 7, 2020 9:37:22 pm

The minister also announced a ‘Community Surveillance Programme’ to check COVID-19 spread at the village level. As a part of this, health workers will visit homes to identify flu-like cases/respiratory symptoms.

Assam: 52-yr-old cancer patient beats Covid-19

May 7, 2020 4:17:21 pm

Jamal Uddin, who hails from Hasanpur village of Karimganj district in Assam’s Barak Valley region, is a senior member of the Tablighi Jamaat.

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Lockdown 3.0: Assam announces further relaxations; reprieve for businesses and industries

May 5, 2020 9:51:32 pm

While the state remains under a curfew from 6pm to 6 am, the new notice has relaxed timings for a number of services — especially those involved in industries, businesses and other economic activities.

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Trying to balance financial and health concerns: Himanta on revised Assam lockdown

May 5, 2020 7:35:28 am

"Normalcy will not return immediately — we will gradually try to bring normalcy. But in the meanwhile, we should make sure that public health concerns should not go away from people’s minds,” Sarma said.

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