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Padma Awards, other honors, announced; check list of awardees here

25 Jan 2021

Padma Awards, other honors, announced; check list of awardees here

On the eve of India's 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday, the Union Home Ministry announced a list of honors to police officers, defense personnel, among others.

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

23 Jan 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

01 Dec 2020

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

The Election Commission is willing to extend the option of postal ballot voting to non-resident Indians (NRIs) and has approached the government for the same, Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

Assam: Probe reveals how minority students were scammed of scholarship

29 Nov 2020

Assam: Probe reveals how minority students were scammed of scholarship

An investigation into the Assam scholarship scam has revealed how the pre-Matric scholarship for poor minority students was illegally diverted in the state over the last two years.

Lunar eclipse on November 30: All you need to know

28 Nov 2020

Lunar eclipse on November 30: All you need to know

The fourth and final lunar eclipse of this year will occur on November 30.

Contract for building India's longest river bridge goes to L&T

25 Nov 2020

Contract for building India's longest river bridge goes to L&T

The construction wing of infrastructure giant, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), has landed the contract for building India's largest river bridge, reports said.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

Coronavirus situation 'may worsen'; SC seeks reports from 4 states

23 Nov 2020

Coronavirus situation 'may worsen'; SC seeks reports from 4 states

The Supreme Court on Monday took note of the worsening COVID-19 situation in India and asked four states to submit status reports.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

18 Nov 2020

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

14 Nov 2020

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 82.3 lakh with 46k+ new cases

02 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 82.3 lakh with 46k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported roughly 46,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide total to 82.3 lakh cases.

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

01 Nov 2020

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

Assam schools reopening from Monday; check guidelines here

01 Nov 2020

Assam schools reopening from Monday; check guidelines here

After a gap of over seven months, schools are set to reopen in Assam from Monday (November 2). The state government has issued a fresh set of guidelines for the reopening of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.

Assam JEE (Mains) topper, who used proxy for examination, arrested

29 Oct 2020

Assam JEE (Mains) topper, who used proxy for examination, arrested

The topper of JEE (Mains) from Assam, Neel Nakshatra Das, and his father, Dr. Jyotirmoy Das, have been arrested by the Guwahati Police after the former allegedly used a proxy to write the test, which is meant for admission in prestigious engineering colleges, including IITs.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 79 lakh; recovery rate over 90%

26 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 79 lakh; recovery rate over 90%

India on Sunday reported roughly 46,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide total past 79 lakh cases. Nearly 500 deaths in the past 24 hours also brought the death toll to 1,19,074.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 78.6 lakh; over 1.18 lakh dead

25 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 78.6 lakh; over 1.18 lakh dead

India on Saturday reported over 49,000 fresh coronavirus infections, only the second time in nearly the past three months that daily new cases dropped below 50,000.

Hrithik Roshan awed by doctor's viral moves on 'Ghungroo'

20 Oct 2020

Hrithik Roshan awed by doctor's viral moves on 'Ghungroo'

A video of a doctor dancing to the popular track Ghungroo from the 2019 hit movie War has been going crazy viral on social media.

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

19 Oct 2020

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 75.5 lakh with 56k+ new cases

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 75.5 lakh with 56k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 56,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 75.5 lakh cases.

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

14 Oct 2020

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 68,000 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 71.2 lakh cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 66.2 lakh; over 1.02 lakh dead

05 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 66.2 lakh; over 1.02 lakh dead

India reported over 74,000 fresh coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the nationwide tally to 66.22 lakh cases. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 1,02,735 with over 900 more deaths in the past 24 hours.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 63.1 lakh with 86k+ new cases

01 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 63.1 lakh with 86k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India witnessed a spike of over 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 63.1 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours also pushed the death toll to 98,728.

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

29 Sep 2020

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: India records September's lowest spike; tally reaches 61.43 lakh

29 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India records September's lowest spike; tally reaches 61.43 lakh

On Monday, India reported just under 70,000 fresh coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in about a month. The nationwide tally has climbed to 61.43 lakh while the death toll crossed 96,000.