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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.

In green zone Guwahati, confused traders see red

May 4, 2020 9:45:04 pm

Confusion marked small enterprises through the city. Unsure about what they should do on the first day of the lockdown, many chose to half open shutters and clean their shops.

Lockdown 3.0: Curfew imposed in Assam from 6 pm to 6 am

Lockdown 3.0: Curfew imposed in Assam from 6 pm to 6 am

May 3, 2020 10:21:57 pm

Out of 33 districts in Assam, all but four are in ‘orange’ zones — the rest are in ‘green’ zones. There would be no relaxation in lockdown in the areas falling under orange zones whereas the green zones will have additional restrictions, in comparison to the guidelines by the Centre.

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Assam plans to boost testing as it readies to bring back its residents

May 3, 2020 7:31:33 am

Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said from May 5, health department has decided to send one doctor each to every village of the state, within a span of 20 days, to screen people for influenza like infection and respiratory diseases.

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Assam: Cop suffers minor injuries after stone-pelting in Lakhimpur

May 1, 2020 8:57:04 pm

On Friday, Rajveer and other officials visited the village and spoke to community elders, who told the police that there was lack of awareness in some villagers about the Covid-19 outbreak.

IIT-Guwahati proposes bamboo hospital furniture during Covid-19

May 1, 2020 8:33:44 pm

A decade-old bamboo furniture project finds new relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Assam government announces slew of austerity measures amid Covid-19

April 29, 2020 7:23:57 pm

The Assam government made it mandatory for department heads to obtain permission from the finance department before approving implementation of schemes.

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3,345 km, 84 hours: From Chennai to Aizawl, youth accompanies body of best friend back home

April 29, 2020 11:41:16 am

Now that it is over, and his friend Vivian Remsanga has been laid to rest, Malchhanhima is tired, barely able to keep up with his buzzing phone.

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