Category: Regional

April 13, 2021
Spike in COVID-19 cases dampens Rongali Bihu festivities in Assam

Guwahati April 13 : A spike in the COVID-19 cases in Assam and strict guidelines issued by the State government has dampened the festive spirit ahead of Rongali or Bohag Bihu beginning Wednesday. Officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department said 583 out of 1,02,182 people tested on Monday were positive, taking the active cases […]

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April 12, 2021
COVID-19: Re-closing schools will depredate private school teachers

By, Prasun Goswami I had taken an Uber-moto ride in Guwahati last year during the second stage of unlock (around the month of October). As per my habit, I was conversing with the rider and came to know that the rider was working as a private school teacher in a low-fee private school in Guwahati. […]

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April 11, 2021
Covid-19 test reports mandatory for visitors from outside Northeast: Meghalaya govt.

Shillong (10.03.2021): In the wake of the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Meghalaya government has made test reports mandatory for visitors to the state from outside the Northeast. The state government in a notification issued on Friday said that all entrants into Meghalaya, baring those from the North East, will have to produce RT-PCR, CBNAAT […]

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April 10, 2021
Another staff of closed Cachar Paper Mill dies

Silchar: Another employee of the closed Cachar Paper Mill, a unit of state-owned Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited died on Saturday, allegedly because of lack of medical facilities, taking the death toll of employees of both Cachar and Nagaon Paper Mill to 67. The two paper mills (Cachar and Nagaon) have been closed for the past […]

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April 7, 2021
Mizoram logs 8 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally at 4,508

Aizawl, Apr 7  At least eight more people, including two children, tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the tally to 4,508, an official said on Wednesday. The northeastern state now has 50 active cases, while 4,447 people have recovered from the disease. A total of 11 people have died due to the contagion […]

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April 6, 2021
82.33 per cent voting recorded in final phase in Assam

Guwahati, Apr 6 An estimated 82.33 per cent of 79.2 lakh electors voted in the third and last phase of Assam Assembly election in 40 constituencies on Tuesday that largely remained peaceful except for sporadic incidents of violence and disturbances reported from some areas. The percentage of polling, which took place from 7 am to […]

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April 6, 2021
Polling today for third and final phase in Assam Assembly polls

The polling will be held from 7 am to 6 pm. The time for casting votes has been increased by an hour to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed.   The polling for the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly elections 2021 began at 7 am on Tuesday. It will continue till 6 pm. The time […]

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April 6, 2021
Assam elections 2021 third phase live updates | Polling begins for 40 seats

A direct contest between nominees of the BJP-led NDA and Congress-headed Grand Alliance is on the cards in 20 constituencies Polling for 40 seats in the final phase of the assembly elections in Assam began at 7 a.m. on Tuesday to decide the fate of 337 candidates, including senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his five […]

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April 5, 2021
Election officer suspended in Assam poll money theft case

Barpeta, April 5: Barpeta election officer Shashi Kumar Deka was suspended in connection with the theft of Rs 55 lakh from his office chamber, an order from the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam said. As per the order issued by CEO Nitin Khade on Sunday night, Deka was placed under suspension with immediate effect till […]

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April 5, 2021
Assam elections: To BJP or not to BJP? Bodoland’s dilemma

Amidst the national party's growing footprint and sidelining of a familiar stalwart, new aspirations jostle old fears among Assam's largest tribal group. On April 1, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the stage to address a large rally in Kokrajhar town in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Honok Khaklary, a 40-year-old Bodo car mechanic, was among those cheering. “It’s […]

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