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Himanta Biswa Sarma
North East  /  Published 03.08.20

Assam off the blocks on education policy

Assam on Saturday set the ball rolling for the implementation of the new education policy announced by the Centre on July 29. The education department is setting up a 40-member committee to analyse a...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 29.07.20

Covid test for Assam tea garden workers

Dispur has ordered testing of tea garden workers for Covid-19 to prevent the pandemic, which has infected over 35,000 people in Assam, from spreading to the labour lines in the state. The urgency in ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.07.20

Plea to probe Assam Covid purchases

Leader of the Opposition in Assam, Debabrata Saikia, has moved the Upa Lokayukta seeking a probe into the alleged irregularities and preferential treatment given to certain suppliers by the state heal...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 18.07.20

Guest status for Assam plasma donors

The Assam government has decided to accord state guest status to plasma donors from outside the state for treatment of critical Covid-19 patients. Donors from within the state will also be given prefe...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 10.07.20

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 08.07.20

IMA questions Assam coronavirus policy

The Assam branch of the Indian Medical Association has frowned on the government’s planning and policies to check the spread of the Covid-19 virus, which has infected over 12,500 people in the s...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 06.07.20

'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 27.06.20

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 01.06.20

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 30.05.20

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


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