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Engineer, 25, dies of electrocution at damaged Oil India gas well in Assam’s Baghjan; 3,000 families evacuated so far
India

Engineer, 25, dies of electrocution at damaged Oil India gas well in Assam’s Baghjan; 3,000 families evacuated so far

Three people have died at well number 5 at Baghjan, which has been spewing gas uncontrollably since 27 May and caught fire on 9 June

Assam doctor, college principal wife arrested for pouring hot water on minor domestic help
India

Assam doctor, college principal wife arrested for pouring hot water on minor domestic help

The incident came to light after the district child welfare committee received a video from an anonymous source

Assam to send GoM report to Centre on modalities for granting ST status to 6 ethnic communities
India

Assam to send GoM report to Centre on modalities for granting ST status to 6 ethnic communities

CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that the proposed Autonomous Council for the Moran community would start functioning shortly

Toll due to Assam floods, landslides rises to 123; Brahmaputra's water level expected to recede by Monday
India

Toll due to Assam floods, landslides rises to 123; Brahmaputra's water level expected to recede by Monday

While 97 people died in flood-related incidents in Assam, 26 were killed in landslides. Goalpara continued to be the most affected district with 4.7 lakh people hit by the deluge

Coronavirus Updates: Weekend lockdown to be imposed in Jammu from 24 July; J&K reports 701 new cases
India

Coronavirus Updates: Weekend lockdown to be imposed in Jammu from 24 July; J&K reports 701 new cases

Coronavirus Updates: Jammu will be under lockdown from 6pm on all Fridays till 6 am on all Mondays and people will be allowed to step out only for medical emergencies, said an order.

Assam to impose complete shutdown in Jorhat from 9 to 15 July; state records 12,522 COVID-19 cases
India

Assam to impose complete shutdown in Jorhat from 9 to 15 July; state records 12,522 COVID-19 cases

According to the order of the District Magistrate and Chairperson, DDMA, Jorhat, all the weekly markets will remain shut in the entire district.

Assam floods claim seven more lives, taking toll due to deluge, landslides to 57; nearly 15 lakh affected across 23 districts
India

Assam floods claim seven more lives, taking toll due to deluge, landslides to 57; nearly 15 lakh affected across 23 districts

Three persons were killed in Barpeta district, while one person each died in Dhubri, Nagaon, Nalbari in flood-related incidents, while a landslide claimed the life of a 50-year-old person in Cachar district, the ASDMA said in its report.

Assam extends lockdown in Guwahati for two weeks: Here’s a list of activities allowed, and new curfew timings
India

Assam extends lockdown in Guwahati for two weeks: Here’s a list of activities allowed, and new curfew timings

According to a report in NDTV, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement adding that only pharmacies will be allowed to open from from next week onwards.

Lockdown 4.0: With MHA permitting movement in areas other than containment zones, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru open public transport with conditions
India

Lockdown 4.0: With MHA permitting movement in areas other than containment zones, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru open public transport with conditions

Issuing fresh guidelines on Sunday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed inter-state and intra-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses from areas other than the containment zones. However, the guidelines made it clear that bus services will be allowed with the mutual consent of states and union territories involved.

Assam cancer patients failing to get treatment in Mumbai brave long road to Guwahati despite COVID-19 scare, but they may be in for a rude shock
India

Assam cancer patients failing to get treatment in Mumbai brave long road to Guwahati despite COVID-19 scare, but they may be in for a rude shock

Lack of prior official communication to the institution of this arriving batch of patients who may actually opt for treatment at the B Barooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati might lead to a difficult situation.

Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar dies in Guwahati; ex-governor of Bihar and Tripura was 86
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Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar dies in Guwahati; ex-governor of Bihar and Tripura was 86

Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar died of old age ailments at his Guwahati residence on Saturday. He was 86

Coronavirus Outbreak: Despite personal loss, Assam hospital cleaner stays put in quarantine; doctors, nurses spend time reading, watching shows
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Despite personal loss, Assam hospital cleaner stays put in quarantine; doctors, nurses spend time reading, watching shows

Quarantine is definitely more screentime albeit on the consumers' end. Be it the mobile phone or the television, perhaps both are the best tools to be exploited to the core when in quarantine.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid shortage, cargo flight carries PPEs from China’s Guangzhou to Guwahati; cases in India climb to 10,477
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid shortage, cargo flight carries PPEs from China’s Guangzhou to Guwahati; cases in India climb to 10,477

A cargo flight carrying personal protective equipment (PPE) from Guangzhou city in China landed in Guwahati on Wednesday evening

Anxiety in times of COVID-19, domestic violence and cyber crime: Helplines in Assam haven't stopped ringing since lockdown
India

Anxiety in times of COVID-19, domestic violence and cyber crime: Helplines in Assam haven't stopped ringing since lockdown

COVID-19 outbreak: The team of over a 100 callers — made up of health advisory officers, counselors and medical officers, have reached out to 20,656 people quarantined in Assam and attended to over 132,690 calls as of 10 March, with over 80 percent of these calls related to COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus Outbreak: SC eases conditions for release of inmates of Assam detention centres, reduces surety amounts
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: SC eases conditions for release of inmates of Assam detention centres, reduces surety amounts

The Supreme Court on Monday said that those in Assam's detention centres since two years may be released on a personal bond with two sureties and reduced the surety amount from Rs 1 lakh in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Nagaland reports first COVID-19 case; state govt seals various locations in Kohima including patient's residential area
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Nagaland reports first COVID-19 case; state govt seals various locations in Kohima including patient's residential area

The man with coronavirus-like symptoms was admitted to a hospital in Assam's Guwahati, where he tested positive for COVID-19, the official said

After Nizamuddin fiasco, several mosques in Assam ban Tablighi Jamaat activities; say group's 'superstitious ways' impossible to follow in 21st Century
India

After Nizamuddin fiasco, several mosques in Assam ban Tablighi Jamaat activities; say group's 'superstitious ways' impossible to follow in 21st Century

The worry over the missing Tablighi members has left the society divided and hate mongers in the social media went on overdrive to take the tension to a whole new level.

Coronavirus outbreak sparks racist attacks on people from North East, stokes Islamophobia on social media
India

Coronavirus outbreak sparks racist attacks on people from North East, stokes Islamophobia on social media

Incidents of people from the North East being racially vilified in mega cities such as Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata began coming to light over the past month.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Actions of Tablighi Jamaat in spreading contagion condemnable, but resulting online hate speech against Assam’s Muslims equally deplorable
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Actions of Tablighi Jamaat in spreading contagion condemnable, but resulting online hate speech against Assam’s Muslims equally deplorable

Assam has a long history of deep-seated xenophobia and racism against Bengal-origin and Bengali Muslims. They are often accused of being 'illegal Bangladeshis'.

Three Tablighi Jamaat meet attendees from Assam’s Goalpara test positive for coronavirus; state tally rises to 16
India

Three Tablighi Jamaat meet attendees from Assam’s Goalpara test positive for coronavirus; state tally rises to 16

Three COVID-19 positive cases were found in Goalpara, taking the tally in Assam to 16