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Himanta Biswa Sarma
North East  /  Published 29.05.20

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 29.05.20

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

North East  /  Published 27.05.20

PCC asks to improve quarantine centres

Assam PCC president Ripun Bora on Wednesday asked the state government to improve the condition of quarantine centres and place asymptomatic persons under home quarantine instead of institutional quar...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 27.05.20

Caution call over reopening schools

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Wednesday said the government should not take a hasty decision on reopening schools and colleges as it may have an impact worse than the “sudden move” to ...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

North East  /  Published 27.05.20

Quarantine centres fill up as cases rise in Golaghat

The capacity of the Covid-designated hospital in Assam’s Golaghat district needs to be increased as the number of cases is increasing at an alarming rate.The Swahid Kushal Konwar civil hospital in G...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

North East  /  Published 27.05.20

First air traveller to Assam tests Covid-19 positive

A woman travelling from Ahmedabad to Guwahati by flight on Monday, the day domestic flights resumed after a two-month corona-induced lockdown, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. This has taken...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.05.20

Plea for more medical staff

AICC secretary Bhupen Kumar Borah from Assam on Tuesday asked the state government and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to immediately recruit/engage “more frontline workers” before it is too l...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.05.20

Storm damages quarantine centre, 9 injured

A key screening-cum-quarantine centre near Chagolia checkgate, on the Assam-Bengal boundary, was damaged by storm on Tuesday, injuring nine. The day also saw Covid cases rise to 616 in the state, a ri...
By Mukesh Kumar Singh in Dhubri


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