Category: National

April 30, 2020
"Modi is a mentality", says renowned standup comedian Sanjay Rajoura

  Interviewed by Prasun Goswami An exclusive conversation with standup comedian Sanjay Rajoura on standup comedy as means of political rebellion; caste, gender, and class politics that shape our present society; the pro-NRC and anti CAA stand of Assam and the political scenario as a whole. Sanjay Rajoura is a renowned standup comedian who has […]

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April 30, 2020
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67 in Mumbai

Guwahati: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took his last breath today at the age of 67, he was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. As stated by his elder brother and veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, Rishi was not well and hence was hospitalized. Rishi’s wife Neetu Kapoor was by his side. It […]

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April 29, 2020
COVID-19 deaths in India breach 1000-mark, cases at 31,332

GUWAHATI: With around 70 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll due to novel coronavirus in the country has breached the 1000-mark on Wednesday. As per the union health ministry’s report today, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 31,332 while the death toll has risen to 1007. Total […]

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April 29, 2020
Famous Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53 in Mumbai

Guwahati: Famous Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan who was currently admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai died at the age of 53. The actor was earlier shifted to ICU (Intensive Care Unit) due to a colon infection, informed his spokesperson. It is to be noted that Irrfan lost his mother, Saeeda Begum, […]

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April 14, 2020
ICMR advises using pooled samples for molecular testing of COVID-19

GUWAHATI: In view of rising coronavirus cases in the country, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory on feasibility of using pooled samples for molecular testing of COVID-19. The advisory also suggested increasing the capacity of laboratories used for screening new samples. “Positivity rate in cases is still low. Hence, it may […]

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April 14, 2020
Modi announces lockdown extension till May 3

GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday announced the extension of the current lockdown till May 3. The 21-day lockdown period was set to expire on April 14, today. He said that the detailed guidelines of the new lockdown will be issued on Wednesday and focus would be […]

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April 13, 2020
SC orders release of detainees in Assam detention centres to avoid spread of COVID-19

By Prasun Goswami Guwahati: As reported by various media agencies, the Supreme Court of India has passed an order enabling the release of persons who have spent more than two years on detention centers meant for the foreigners. Senior Advocate Collin Gonsalves appearing on behalf of detainees has urged to release them as a preventive […]

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April 13, 2020
PM to address nation tomorrow, lockdown extension expected

GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the situation arising out of coronavirus at 10 am on Tuesday (April14). Speculations are rife that the PM, in his address, will announce extension of the lockdown as the 21-day mandated lockdown is due to end tomorrow. The chief ministers of 13 states, in an […]

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April 12, 2020
Strategic Srinagar-Leh Highway Opened After Four Months

GUWAHATI: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Saturday opened the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway allowing movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities. The highway is significant as it connects Ladakh with the rest of the world. Initially about 18 oil tankers and other essential commodities moved towards Leh/Ladakh from Zojilla pass. However, fresh snowfall was prevalent in […]

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April 11, 2020
Adivasi man, suspected Covid-19 patient illegally detained by police in Chhattisgarh!

By Prasun Goswami Guwahati: When 8 new positive Covid-19 cases have been identified at Chhattisgarh taking the total toll to 18, an idiosyncratic case has come to light from the tribal district of Sukma. As per tribal rights activist Vijay Sori, armed forces along with DRG had apprehended Sodhi Ganga from his residence at Lakkanpally […]

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