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Covid-19: India reports 89,706 fresh cases; death toll rises to 73,890 with 1,115 fatalities | India News

NEW DELHI: With 89,706 infections being reported in a day, India’s Covid-19 tally went past 43 lakh, while 33,98,844 people have recuperated from the disease...

At 66%, Andhra’s literacy rate worst, Delhi’s 2nd best at 89% | India News

Which state has a higher literacy rate – Andhra Pradesh or Bihar, Telangana or Assam, Karnataka or Uttarakhand? If you picked the southern state each...

India sets grim world record with 79k fresh cases in a day | India News

NEW DELHI: India added nearly 79,000 fresh cases to its Covid-19 tally on Saturday, the highest single-day surge recorded in any country so far, taking...

Over 40,000 Covid deaths in India now, record 918 on Wed | India News

NEW DELHI: Deaths from Covid-19 in India crossed the 40,000 mark, the fifth highest in the world, even as the country recorded its biggest single-day...

Punjab CM dubs hooch deaths ‘sheer murder’, says won’t spare anyone found complicit | India News

CHANDIGARH: Under fire from the opposition over the spurious liquor tragedy that has claimed over 110 lives, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said...

Coronavirus: Rapid spread in Bihar, Odisha cause of worry | India News

NEW DELHI: Bihar and Odisha are among the five states with the fastest growth of Covid cases and that’s a cause for serious concern because...

Ambush on Assam Rifles: 3 NE outfits claim responsibility | India News

GUWAHATI: Three northeast outfits, ULFA (I), Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) and Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF), have claimed responsibility for the ‘joint’ ambush on a...

SC seeks UGC’s stand on exams | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the University Grants Commission‘s (UGS) response to a clutch of petitions seeking cancellation of final year examinations,...

No respite from floods in Assam, Bihar; thunderstorm warning issued in Himachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI: The flood situation remained grim in Assam and Bihar on Saturday with one more death reported from the northeastern state and nearly 36...

Covid-19: Conducting exams in varsities in MCQs format not feasible alternative, say academicians | India News

NEW DELHI: Conducting exams in universities in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) format in view of Covid-19 pandemic is not a feasible alternative as it cannot...

Floods continue to ravage Assam: 87 dead now, 24.19 lakh affected, 2323 villages under water

There was no improvement Tuesday in the grim flood situation in Assam as the death toll rose by two to reach 87, while 24.19 lakh...

Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India’s tally close to 7-lakh mark

Another big single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India’s tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the...

Assam flood worsens; two more dead, nearly 9.3 lakh people hit | India News

NEW DELHI: The flood situation in Assam worsened further on Sunday with two more persons losing their lives in the deluge which affected nearly 9.3...

Northeast India likely to receive widespread rainfall in next 4-5 days: IMD | India News

NEW DELHI: Northeast India is likely to receive widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rains over the region in next four to five...

NPP MLAs extend support to Biren Singh govt in Manipur, to be back as ministers | India News

IMPHAL: Four legislators of the National People’s Party (NPP) in Manipur who had resigned as ministers a week ago submitted a letter to Governor Najma...

IIT Guwahati develops sterile “SPILD” VTM kits, RT-PCR kits and RNA isolation kits

GUWAHATI: The Minister of Finance, Health and Family Welfare of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma, today launched the Viral Transport Media (VTM) Kits. These affordable and...

New software to help Assam track migrant returnees

GUWAHATI: Assam is developing software to collect the data of migrant returnees, who came to the state following the COVID-19 pandemic. An initiative titled SAMPARKA...

Assam to make a short film on how it brought back its stranded citizens

GUWAHATI: Assam has decided to document and make a short film on how it brought back its stranded people. Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal asked...

Floods: Assam asks Deputy Commissioners to make arrangement as per relief manual, three killed in landslide in Arunachal Pradesh

GUWAHATI: With Assam affected by first wave of flood effecting 1.95 lakh people in seven districts, state government has asked the Deputy Commissioners to make...

Sonowal directs police to involve MLAs, MPs of the respective districts to tide over corona challenges

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of the state to take on board MLAs, MPs and Minister...

Assam ropes in KPMG, E&Y to deal with post Covid situation

GUWAHATI: State Innovation & Transformation Aayog (SITA), Assam has engaged KPMG, consultancy services organisation is preparing a paper on Agriculture, its allied activities like veterinary,...

Assam to ease lockdown from Monday; curfew to remain in force from 6 pm to 6 am

Assam from Monday onwards will ease lockdown norms. The Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there will be curfew from 6pm to 6am....

economy: Govt should give some relaxations to lend its inherent strength to State’s economy: Assam Governor

Guwahati: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said that since outbreak of novel coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown have hit the economy hard, the government should...

Assam government is in favour of conditional lockdown post April 15: Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI: Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Assam government is in favour of conditional lockdown post April 15. The state cabinet held its...

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Attendees of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz who fail to self declare will face case of willful disobedience: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam government is planning to come up with temporary Inner line permit (ILP) type of system to regulate the flow of those who will...