• COVID- 19: Surge in Assam, respite in remaining NE states
    After a few days of respite, Assam recorded five new coronavirus cases on April 30. (Reuters File Photo)   Guwahati/Shillong, April 30 (IANS): After a few days of respite, Assam recorded five new coronavirus cases on Thursday and seven cases in 48 hours taking the state's total count to 42, though only 12 of them are active.   Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the media that four more Covid-19 positive cases (including two women) were reported from Bo
  • Amid row, Assam not to use PPE kits imported from China
    Guwahati, April 18 (IANS): Amid a controversy in Assam, the state government would not, for now, use the 50,000 PPE kits that it imported from China, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. Assam was the first state in India which directly ordered the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits from China and a private cargo flight from the port city of Guangzhou carrying the kits had landed at Guwahati airport on April 15 night. The consignment was re
  • Assam MLA held for comments on Covid-19 quarantine centres
    Guwahati, April 7 (IANS): An opposition MLA in Assam was arrested on Tuesday for "controversial comments about the situations of quarantine facilities and hospitals for coronavirus patients" in the state, police said.   According to the police, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam had said that the conditions in the quarantine facilities are "worse than in detention centres for the people".   The legislator, elected from the Dhing Legislative
  • COVID-19 active cases in northeast rise to 32, Assam alone 27
    Fake blood is seen in test tubes labelled with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this illustration taken on March 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)   Guwahati/Agartala, April 7 (IANS): One more COVID-19 positive case was detected in Assam on Tuesday taking the state's active cases to 27 while the total number of positive cases in the northeastern region rose to 32, ministers and officials said.   Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet, "On
  • 6 NE states seal borders with Assam
    Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS): After Assam reported 16 positive COVID-19 cases, all the attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, six Northeastern states sealed the interstate borders and barred the general entry from Assam, ministers and officials said on Friday. Assam shares 2,743 km inter-state boundaries with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and West Bengal. Of the 20 positive coronavirus cases in four of t
  • Assam: Suspected COVID-19 case turns out negative during recheck
    The 4 year old child who was suspected of covid-19 has been found NEGATIVE. There is no positive case in Assam so far, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Sunday.  (Photo Courtesy: @himantabiswa/Twitter)   India's case count rises to 341, informs MoHFW   Dimapur, March 21 (MExN): The 4-year-old child who was suspected of COVID 19 after testing positive at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) on March 21 has been found to be negative dur
  • MHA committee moots 1951 as cut-off year for Assam ILP
    New Delhi, February 17 (IANS): The committee appointed by the Home Ministry, to examine ways of safeguarding Assam's indigenous people in the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act, has proposed 1951 as the cut-off year for implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state. According to sources, the committee is set to submit its report in the near future. The ILP is a mechanism to control the entry of outsiders into the state, has been implemented in the states o
  • Assam NRC data goes offline, MHA says technical snag
    File Photo: People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, July 30, 2018. (REUTERS/Stringer)     New Delhi, February 12 (IANS): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday said that the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) data went offline due to a technical issue on the cloud. Officials close to the development reported that all Assam NRC data list was
  • CAB Protest: 2 die in police firing as Assam remains on boil
    Protesters clash with the police during their march against the CAB in Guwahati on December 12. (PTI Photo)   Guwahati, December 12 (IANS) Amidst reports of two protestors dying in police firing, thousands of people defied curfew to hit the streets as the raging agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill saw the house of an MLA and a circle office being set ablaze, while the government removed two key police officers on Thursday. The army conducted a f
  • 8 columns of Indian Army deployed in Assam, Tripura
    Five columns, each consisting of 70 soldiers and one or two officers, were deployed in Assam, while three columns have been deployed in Tripura. (IANS File Photo: For Representational Purposes Only)   NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 12 (IANS): To control the deteriorating law and order situation over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, eight columns of the Indian Army was on Thursday deployed to Assam and Tripura as per the requests made by the governments of th
  • Many trains cancelled or short terminated in Assam
    Guwahati, October 28 (PTI): Many trains have been diverted, cancelled or short terminated in Assam on Monday due to breachof railway track owing to rise in water level between Bokajanand Chongajan railway stations of Northeast Frontier Railway,an NFR release said here.   The rise in water level due to rains in the area hasaffected train running since Sunday evening resulting in manytrains being either diverted, cancelled or short terminatedfrom Monday, it said.  
  • Kaziranga to be opened for tourists on Saturday
    File Photo: Adult rhinos with a calf at a highland during flood at Kaziranga National Park in Bagori range of Nagaon district of Assam. (Photo Courtesy: Diganta Talukdar [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] via Wikimedia Commons)   Guwahati, October  10 (IANS): The Kaziranga National Park, the UNESCO world heritage site, in Assam would be opened for tourists on Saturday, said Divisional Forest Officer Rohini Ballav Saikia, here on Thursda