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Assam Masjid Committees: No Eid mass prayers due to COVID-19

11 May 2021

India
Assam Masjid Committees: No Eid mass prayers due to COVID-19

Masjid committees in Assam have decided not to have mass prayers on their premises during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state government guidelines.

Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow

09 May 2021

Politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow

Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to be the next Chief Minister of Assam replacing incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal at the top post.

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

02 May 2021

Politics
Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.

#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

29 Apr 2021

Politics
#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

With the completion of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal election on Thursday, Assembly polls in five states/union territories have concluded.

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

29 Apr 2021

India
People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

People spent a sleepless night as a series of aftershocks continued to shake Assam, following the strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake causing extensive damage.

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal

28 Apr 2021

India
6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Assam early this morning, the National Center for Seismology confirmed.

Minister says no shortage of oxygen in Assam

27 Apr 2021

India
Minister says no shortage of oxygen in Assam

Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Monday said that there is no oxygen shortage in Assam, but still, the state government has decided to stop the supply of life-saving gas to industries.

Classes will be suspended if cases cross 100: Assam minister

27 Apr 2021

India
Classes will be suspended if cases cross 100: Assam minister

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to suspend physical classes up to Class 8 in districts where COVID-19 cases have crossed 100 on a particular day.

300 flight passengers skip mandatory COVID-19 tests at Silchar airport

22 Apr 2021

India
300 flight passengers skip mandatory COVID-19 tests at Silchar airport

Around 300 flight passengers are said to have fled mandatory testing for COVID-19 after they landed at the Silchar airport in Assam on Wednesday.

'Salaried people can't be martyrs,' says writer after Naxal attack

08 Apr 2021

India
'Salaried people can't be martyrs,' says writer after Naxal attack

Sikha Sarma, a 48-year-old Guwahati-based writer was arrested on Tuesday on various charges including sedition over her Facebook post on Indian security forces after 22 personnel got martyred in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh last weekend.

BJP's Himanta Sarma challenges 48-hour campaign ban in Gauhati HC

03 Apr 2021

Politics
BJP's Himanta Sarma challenges 48-hour campaign ban in Gauhati HC

Assam Minister and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Friday barred from election campaigning ahead of the third and final round of Assembly polls in the state.

Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car

02 Apr 2021

Politics
Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car

A day after a video allegedly showed an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) kept inside the car of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate from Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul, the Election Commission has ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam.

People in Assam have shown Congress-led alliance 'red card': PM

01 Apr 2021

Politics
People in Assam have shown Congress-led alliance 'red card': PM

Drawing a football analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed the people of Assam have shown the "red card" to the Congress-led Grand Alliance in the state.

Assembly elections: Nandigram among 30 West Bengal constituencies voting today

01 Apr 2021

Politics
Assembly elections: Nandigram among 30 West Bengal constituencies voting today

A total of 69 Assembly constituencies, spread across West Bengal and Assam, went to polls today morning.

Unlike BJP, Congress fulfills its poll promises: Rahul Gandhi

31 Mar 2021

Politics
Unlike BJP, Congress fulfills its poll promises: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the famed Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati and offered puja.

BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah

28 Mar 2021

Politics
BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the saffron party will win the West Bengal elections with more than 200 seats.

Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul

27 Mar 2021

Politics
Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters on Saturday to cast their ballots against "divisive forces" to strengthen democracy as polling began for the first phase of the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam.

Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in Assam

27 Mar 2021

Politics
Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in Assam

Phase one of the Assembly polls kicked off in Assam and West Bengal today, honoring the coronavirus-linked precautions.

BJP will enact laws against 'love-and-land jihad' in Assam: Shah

26 Mar 2021

Politics
BJP will enact laws against 'love-and-land jihad' in Assam: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the BJP will enact laws to tackle the "menace of love and land jihad" in Assam if it is voted to power.

BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal

14 Mar 2021

Politics
BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.

EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal

26 Feb 2021

Politics
EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal

The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates for Assembly polls in five states/union territories.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

10 Feb 2021

Politics
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

The Election Commission will likely announce the poll schedule for five states and union territories after February 15.

In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

07 Feb 2021

India
In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that a conspiracy has been hatched abroad to defame Indian tea.

145 fall ill after having biryani at Assam Government event

04 Feb 2021

India
145 fall ill after having biryani at Assam Government event

As many as 145 people were hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning in Assam's Karbi Anglong district after having biryani at a government function attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, prompting authorities to order an inquiry on Wednesday, officials said.

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

23 Jan 2021

Politics
NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a massive rally in Sivasagar in Assam, wherein he gave over one lakh land allotment certificates.

PM Modi arrives in Assam, next stop is West Bengal

23 Jan 2021

Politics
PM Modi arrives in Assam, next stop is West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam a short while ago, after which he is slated to visit neighboring West Bengal.

PM Modi to visit Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary celebrations

21 Jan 2021

India
PM Modi to visit Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Parakram Diwas celebrations in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, an iconic freedom fighter who hailed from the state.

Over 64,000 tourists have visited Kaziranga since October 21

02 Jan 2021

India
Over 64,000 tourists have visited Kaziranga since October 21

More than 64,000 tourists have visited the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, famed for the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, since it reopened on October 21.

Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations

02 Jan 2021

India
Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations

Schools in Kerala, Karnataka, and Assam reopened with strict COVID-19 regulations, including masks, thermal screening, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

02 Jan 2021

India
All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

A dry run for vaccination, before the actual doses of the coronavirus vaccine are administered to people, will be held in all states and union territories today.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India
India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

31 Dec 2020

India
India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

The approval for a COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely just around the corner, with the Drugs Controller General of India, Dr. VG Somani, indicating the country might begin the New Year with a vaccine in hand.

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

29 Dec 2020

India
Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

29 Dec 2020

India
How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.

COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

27 Dec 2020

India
COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

Ahead of the grant of emergency approval to a vaccine for COVID-19, the Centre is looking forward to starting a dry run in four states from Monday.

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

27 Dec 2020

Politics
Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a flood of development to Northeast India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in Imphal, Manipur.

I-T Department detects black income of Rs. 100 crore

27 Dec 2020

India
I-T Department detects black income of Rs. 100 crore

An unaccounted income of Rs. 100 crore has been detected after the Income Tax Department raided three "leading" contractors of Northeast India based in Assam earlier this week, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Saturday.

Is India prepared for vaccination? Trial in four states soon

25 Dec 2020

India
Is India prepared for vaccination? Trial in four states soon

Though India is yet to approve a coronavirus vaccine candidate, on December 28 and 29, the Centre has planned a dry run in four states to judge the preparedness of the vaccination program, PTI reported on Friday.

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

Politics
After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

12 Dec 2020

India
Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

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