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Assam transporters continue strike, call for benefits to offset losses

October 8, 2020 1:43:05 am

The transport associations have raised several demands to recover the losses they sustained due to the pandemic and the lockdown.

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Assam: Former top cop, prime accused in police job scam, arrested

October 6, 2020 6:32:39 pm

PK Dutta, a former Assam Police DIG, was detained at International Indo-Nepal Border on the strength of LOC issued by CID Assam, a police official said.

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Congress has lost moral right to criticise others on corruption: Sonowal

October 6, 2020 11:23:36 am

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal added that the opposition party was “trying to cover up its own misdeeds by criticising every action of the government without any basis”.

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Assam transporters call indefinite strike over losses due to COVID-19 pandemic

October 5, 2020 9:04:44 am

The government has requested AAMTA to withdraw the strike and invited its leaders for a meeting on October 6, but the organisation said its agitation will continue until anything concrete comes from the administration.

Assam: 2 killed by neighbours over suspicion of practising ‘black magic’

October 3, 2020 2:52:59 am

The incident occurred after a kangaroo court in the district’s Rohimapur village decided that Ramawati Halua (50) and Bijoy Gour (28), who belonged to Adivasi community, were involved in “black magic”.

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Akhil Gogoi’s KMSS announces new political party ahead of Assam elections

October 2, 2020 9:07:54 pm

Raijor Dal is the second political party to be formed recently in Assam with an eye on the upcoming elections.

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Two killed in Assam over alleged witch-hunting: Police

October 2, 2020 1:38:54 pm

Ramawati Halua (50) and Bijoy Gour (28), both belonging to the Adivasi community and residents of Rohimapur village, were attacked by their neighbours on the intervening night of September 30 and October 1 and killed, police said.

Assam BJP leader accused in police recruitment exam scam arrested

October 2, 2020 2:24:57 am

The accused, Diban Deka, has been terminated from primary membership of BJP following his arrest, the party's state unit president, Ranjeet Dass, told the media.

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Assam targets over 3 lakh Covid tests in three days

September 30, 2020 9:50:48 am

Assam has registered over 1.7 lakh Covid-19 cases so far, including 667 deaths. As of Monday, the total tests per million stood at 94,482.

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Third wave of Assam floods: One more dead, 2.78 lakh affected

September 29, 2020 10:43:20 pm

As per official ASDMA records, 2.78 lakh people living in 458 villages in 12 districts (Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golahat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and West Karbi Anglong) have been affected in the current wave.

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Four months of Baghjan blowout; authorities say will take at least one more month to control

September 29, 2020 8:16:59 pm

On May 27, a blowout was reported at well number 5 in the Baghjan oilfield. On June 9, the well caught fire, affecting the surrounding wildlife, displacing thousands from their homes and leading to the deaths of two firefighters.

Assam: 19 held for paper leak; cops say accused ex-DIG, BJP leader on the run

September 29, 2020 2:35:22 am

Assam DGP Bhakarjyoti Mahanta told the media: “We have announced an award for information on both prime accused who are absconding. We request the public to help us to locate them.”

A comic book tells the story of Assam’s smallest national park and its residents

September 26, 2020 3:43:25 pm

‘Orang Katha’ aims to spread the message of wildlife conservation at the Orang National Park & Tiger Reserve — whether it is about tiny pygmy hogs or gargantuan elephants.

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Assam govt announces four new schemes for tea gardens

September 25, 2020 6:26:32 pm

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 3% interest subvention per year will be provided to those tea gardens which have taken a working capital loan, with an overall cap of Rs 20 lakh.

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Assam sees higher Covid positivity, officials cite change in testing plan

September 23, 2020 7:36:15 am

Browsing through daily testing figures, it is evident that on an average, the number of samples being tested daily in August was higher than in September.

Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma meet Amit Shah, discuss NRC, Clause 6 report

September 21, 2020 9:29:41 am

Last week, the Centre told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the committee's report is “under examination of the state government”, sparking sharp criticism in Assam against the state government from different quarters.

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Assam wants BTC elections postponed

September 20, 2020 1:18:53 am

Polling for the 40 seats of the BTC was scheduled to be held on April 4 and the results were to be announced on April 8. But in March, as the pandemic broke out, the state poll panel indefinitely deferred them.

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Anger in Assam as Rajya Sabha is told state ‘studying’ Clause 6 report

September 18, 2020 11:04:23 am

Clause 6 of the 1985 accord speaks about safeguards to protect Assamese culture. To institute them, a 14-member committee was constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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NHRC orders Assam govt to pay Rs 1 lakh to man beaten up for selling beef

September 17, 2020 1:30:20 am

Shaukat Ali (48) was thrashed by a mob and forced to eat cooked pork in front of a few policemen for selling beef at his tea stall at the Madhupur weekly market in Biswanath Chariali on April 7 last year.

AASU-AJYCP-backed political party named Assam Jatiya Parishad

September 15, 2020 12:20:43 pm

AJP's origins lie in the massive protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that had swept Assam late last year. At the time, both AASU and AJYCP were instrumental in agitating against the amendment as well as the ruling BJP.

Regional push in year before Assam polls: AASU, AJYCP announce new party

September 12, 2020 2:38:27 am

A joint statement by the bodies said that within the framework of the Indian Constitution and in view of the federal structure of the country, the main guiding ideology of the new party would be “Assam first, always and ever”.

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Assam cop’s medical degree comes handy in running Covid care centre

September 6, 2020 3:20:21 pm

Barpeta Superintendent of Police (SP) Robin Kumar is performing the dual duties of a corona warrior -- a police officer and a doctor -- as the district is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Hundred days on, Assam’s Baghjan gas well continues to burn

September 3, 2020 2:14:18 pm

“While experts from Canada are on their way to Assam with ‘snubbing’ equipment to kill the well, the process may take up to six-eight weeks,” said Patowary, replying to a zero hour notice by Congress’s Durga Bhumij at the Assam Assembly on Wednesday.

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Assam: Case against doctor, wife for pouring boiling water on minor domestic help

September 3, 2020 1:32:40 pm

In a video being shared on local social media circles, injury marks on the minor boy's neck and shoulders are clearly visible.

Assam: 25 Bangladesh fishermen held for flouting visa rules sent back

September 3, 2020 2:51:30 am

Calls for the release of the men – who worked as fishermen and farm labourers, and who had valid passports stamped with travel visas -- had been growing in the neighbouring country.