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05 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 19 lakh; over 39,800 dead

On Tuesday, India registered roughly 51,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 19.06 lakh while the death toll rose to 39,833 with 850 more deaths on Tuesday.

04 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 18.5 lakh; death toll nears 39,000

India on Sunday reported over 50,000 new coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide total to 18.55 lakh. The death toll reached 38,983 with over 800 more deaths.

Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead

The floods in Assam have claimed the lives of at least 91 people, according to the latest reports. The state has been facing devastating floods the past few weeks which have affected nearly 2.7 million people across 25 districts.

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

16 Jul 2020

Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

Assam has been suffering due to floods for days now. Houses are destroyed, lives have been lost and the state's battle against coronavirus is also derailed.

01 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

On Tuesday, India reported over 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 5.85 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 17,413 as over 500 patients died of the viral disease on Tuesday.

27 Jun 2020

West Bengal

Lockdown: These regions have imposed restrictions beyond June 30

India looks forward to the second phase of easing lockdown restrictions, dubbed 'Unlock 2.0', even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. On Saturday, India reported a record spike in daily new cases, taking the total number of cases past 5 lakh.

09 Jun 2020


Assam's Baghjan oil well catches fire after leaking for weeks

On Tuesday, a massive fire erupted at a natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district.

05 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: India reports 2.26 lakh cases; will overtake Italy soon

With almost 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, India recorded its biggest single-day spike yet again.

24 May 2020


Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

India on Saturday reported over 6,600 new coronavirus infections, marking the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

21 May 2020


14-day quarantine not required for domestic fliers: Hardeep Singh Puri

As domestic flight operations are set to resume from Monday, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said there will be no quarantine for passengers.

14 May 2020


Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

05 May 2020


African Swine Fever kills 2,800 pigs in Assam

At a time when Assam, much like the rest of the world, has dedicated its healthcare infrastructure towards fighting the battle against coronavirus, the African Swine Fever has jolted the state.

07 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

As the number of cases of a deadly coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continue to be on the rise, Jammu and Kashmir administration identified two persons suspected to be infected.

19 Feb 2020

PAN Card

Assam woman produces 15 documents to prove she's Indian; fails

In what has widely been viewed as a precursor to the dangers of a nationwide National Register of Citizens exercise, a 50-year-old woman in Assam lost the battle to prove her citizenship, despite producing 15 documents.

13 Feb 2020

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam to convert state-run madrassas, Sanskrit centers into regular schools

The Assam government plans to shut all state-run madrassas and Sanskrit 'tols' (centers of learning), state Finance and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.

10 Feb 2020


Five IAS officers who have launched eco-friendly initiatives in India

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

03 Feb 2020

India Today

River catches fire in Assam's Dibrugarh; here's what happened

On Monday, the shocking visuals of a river in Assam on fire went viral on social media.

28 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU's Sharjeel Imam, who called for cutting off Assam, arrested

Sharjeel Imam, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who gave an inflammatory speech demanding to cut off Northeast from India was on Tuesday arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad, said reports.

27 Jan 2020

Amit Shah

'Golden future for Assam': Government signs Bodo peace accord

The Centre on Monday signed a key accord with the government of Assam and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

A manhunt of sorts has been launched to nab Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who gave an inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16.

08 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Amid anger against CAA, Modi to skip event in Guwahati

The Northeast is burning since Centre got the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed in the Parliament. It became an act after President's assent on Decemeber 13.

06 Jan 2020


All you need to know about your favorite drink, chai

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

02 Jan 2020

Section 144

Assam: Videos of police violence at anti-CAA protests viral

Reports of police brutality emerge from Assam as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued on the first day of the new year.

31 Dec 2019

West Bengal

Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore

Indian Railways isn't letting the vandals, who destroyed its property while protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), go unpunished and plans to make them pay, quite literally.

28 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

CAA cut-off 2014 because Modi became PM: Assam Finance Minister

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue to rage across the nation, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed a rally over the contentious legislation in Morigaon district.

26 Dec 2019


Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

The National Investigation Agency raided RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.

21 Dec 2019

Amit Shah

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have spread across the nation in just over a week.

20 Dec 2019

Reliance Jio

Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

18 Dec 2019


SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

17 Dec 2019


Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

The curfew imposed in Assam's capital Guwahati was lifted on Tuesday, but with a rider. The restrictions will remain in place during the night, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced yesterday.

Porting your mobile number? These new rules apply from tomorrow

From December 16, the new set of guidelines for mobile number portability (MNP) issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will take effect.

15 Dec 2019

Asom Gana Parishad

After supporting CAA, BJP's ally to move SC against law

As the uproar over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act continues to intensify, a key ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam has decided to move the Supreme Court against the contentious law.

15 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes

After the Citizenship (Amendment) Act stirred havoc in the Northeast, Home Minister Amit Shah has hinted that some changes to the legislation may be in order.

14 Dec 2019

Lok Sabha

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who spearheaded the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament this week, said Congress got a stomach ache due to the new law.

14 Dec 2019

United Kingdom

#CitizenshipAct: Amid Northeast violence, UK and US issue travel advisories

As of now, the Northeast has turned into nothing short of a battleground. As citizens are violently protesting the Citizenship Act, the United States and the United Kingdom issued travel advisories on Friday.

13 Dec 2019

Indian Army

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has finally spoken about the unrest in his state and promised to take strong action against those indulging in violence.

Citizenship Act: TMC MP Mahua Moitra moves SC against law

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the controversial Citizenship Act, which has sparked intense protests, especially in the Northeastern state of Assam.

13 Dec 2019


Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

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