Himanta Biswa Sarma
North East  /  Published 09.07.20

Assam revokes Covid roster order

The Assam health department on Wednesday revoked its July 6 order on 11-day duty and three-day quarantine for doctors and frontline workers on Covid duty, following a letter from the Assam branch of t...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.07.20

IMA questions Assam coronavirus policy

The second is the government’s decision to switch over to antigen tests for health workers engaged for Covid duty. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has already mentioned that this ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 05.07.20

'Pandemic getting bigger in Guwahati'

The Assam government on Sunday said Guwahati was in the grip of the Covid pandemic and it was getting “bigger and bigger”, a day after the state registered its highest single-day spike of ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.06.20

Lockdown, night curfew in Guwahati

The Assam government has announced a 14-day “total lockdown” in Guwahati from Sunday midnight following a spurt in Covid-19 cases. Night curfew was also imposed from 7pm to 7am across Ass...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 02.06.20

Assam testing more than Kerala

Assam is seeking to “establish leadership role” in the management of the corona crisis in the country.State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday night that the corona crisis had prov...
By Umananda Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 31.05.20

Dispur sets up more test labs

Covid-19 cases continued to rise in Assam, touching 1,185 by Saturday evening, with the government attributing it to increased testing over the past couple of days.The day saw 128 new cases, taking th...
By Mohsin Khaiyam, Sanjoy Hazarika and Kulendu Kalita in Bokakhat

North East  /  Published 30.05.20

Assam battles Covid amid deluge

Assam’s Covid-19 count galloped to 1,024, with the detection of 144 new cases on Friday, leading chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to describe the prevailing situation as “extraordinary” as the ...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 30.05.20

Portal to aid 8 lakh students

A portal launched by the Assam government is expected to benefit over eight lakh students, from classes IX to XII, in around 4,373 government schools.The portal, developed by the department of element...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.05.20

Dispur to pay May salary to employees

Government employees in Assam on Thursday heaved a huge sigh of relief as finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced Dispur’s decision to disburse salary and pension for May.There are about 4.5 ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.05.20

Second air traveller tests positive for Covid-19 in Assam

A second air passenger has tested positive in Assam amid rising concern over the spiralling Covid count, which spiked to 856 on Thursday evening.The air traveller was among the 73 new cases detected o...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati


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