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Assam’s first 16 COVID-19 patients attended Delhi Tablighi Jamaat event

April 2, 2020 12:21:42 am

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: Assam doctor who took malaria drug dies of ‘heart attack’

March 31, 2020 1:05:30 am

There was no autopsy done on Barman’s body, and doctors close to him said that he had an underlying hypertension condition.

Assam: Stones pelted at policemen for enforcing lockdown, 12 arrested

March 28, 2020 6:01:26 pm

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.

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First probable case of coronavirus in Assam, four-year-old tests positive

March 21, 2020 11:30:20 pm

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

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Covid-19: In Assam, local polls deferred, passengers to be stamped

March 21, 2020 5:49:15 am

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.

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NIA court grants bail to Akhil Gogoi, still in jail in other case

March 18, 2020 3:53:17 am

Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) was one of the organisations instrumental in organising the protests against the new citizenship law in Assam.

Citing CAA, Assam extends AFSPA

March 18, 2020 3:28:50 am

The government cited that militants might take advantage of the law and order situation following implementation of CAA.

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Assam: Full-grown leopard run over in Guwahati city

March 16, 2020 8:57:07 pm

“The post-mortem reports have revealed that the animal suffered a profuse brain haemorrhage caused by an injury to the head,” said Hemkanta Talukdar, Chief Conservator of Forest, Central Assam Circle, adding that the leopard was found at 11.30 pm.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Assam schools, colleges, universities shut till March 29, exams postponed

March 15, 2020 4:56:09 pm

There are no positive COVID-19 cases in Assam so far. Between January 28 and March 14, 1075 passengers have been screened, 253 are under home observation and 11 people have been admitted to the hospital in Assam, according to the state bulletin on COVID-19.

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Assam budget: 27 lakh families to get monthly fund as medical help

March 7, 2020 2:24:08 am

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

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Assam: Silchar college lecturer booked for ‘inflammatory’ FB posts on Delhi riots granted bail

March 4, 2020 10:06:19 pm

His family has alleged that around 40 students gathered at their residence, demanding that Sengupta apologise for his posts. The crowd reportedly asked Sengupta’s mother: “What kind of Hindu are you?’”

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Gauhati High Court sets aside Tribunal order on ‘foreigner’, calls it ‘perversity’

March 4, 2020 7:09:27 am

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.

‘Gaumutra’, ‘gobar’ may cure coronavirus: BJP MLA tells Assam Assembly

March 2, 2020 10:25:46 pm

"We all know that cow dung is very helpful. Likewise, when cow urine is sprayed, it purifies an area... I believe something similar could be done with 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' to cure coronavirus (disease)," Suman Haripriya said during a discussion on smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh.

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Assam minor raped, body found hanging from tree

March 3, 2020 3:26:43 am

According to the police, the accused — all of whom had recently appeared for their High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exams — had organised a picnic on Friday. The victim was a student of Class VII at a local school.

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Assam: Silchar college lecturer held for FB post as students protest

March 1, 2020 1:13:15 am

Sengputa, who had joined as guest lecturer at Gurucharan College a year ago, put up the Facebook post following the riots in Delhi, suggesting that some sections were trying to recreate the communal violence seen in 2002 in Gujarat.

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AASU: Convention to be held in March end to discuss way forward for anti-CAA movement

February 28, 2020 10:09:23 pm

AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath addressed a press conference after the meeting and said that there has been a lot of talk about an “alternative”. “We are thinking about it and it might become a reality,” he told the reporters.

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Open to alliance with AIUDF to fight communal forces: Tarun Gogoi

February 28, 2020 2:22:43 am

“This is my personal opinion. I am open to an alliance and understanding with the AIUDF and happy to field a candidate to fight against communal forces,” Gogoi told The Indian Express.

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Gauhati High Court rejects Assam woman’s 8 documents, mother’s testimony

February 26, 2020 12:48:25 pm

In Assam, citizenship is traced by descent, which means that to be considered an Indian citizen in the state, it is imperative that they link their identity to that of a pre-1971 ancestor.

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Assam to drop the word ‘Maktab’ from names of 63 schools: Himanta Biswa Sarma

February 22, 2020 9:46:51 pm

According to Sarma, students who attend “maktab” schools later face difficulties during high school admission processes.

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Assam: NRC data back online

February 22, 2020 10:24:03 am

The status of 3.3 crore applicants to the Assam NRC — published on August 31, 2019 — was inaccessible due to non-renewal of IT Services Contract with Wipro, the company which looks after the online NRC data.