Himanta Biswa Sarma
North East  /  Published 11.03.20

Stage set for Rajya Sabha polls in Assam

The ruling BJP on Wednesday named Bhubaneswar Kalita as its Rajya Sabha candidate, six months after the former Congress leader resigned from the Upper House in protest against the party’s stand on t...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 24.04.20

Students in Kota homeward bound

Altogether 391 students from Assam, who have been stranded at Kota in Rajasthan because of the lockdown, were evacuated by the Assam government on Friday and started their homeward journey around 2pm....
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.04.20

‘Jail’ threat to quarantined

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday warned that he would have to declare the Sarusajai stadium quarantine centre a “temporary jail” if the inmates insist on leaving without a do...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 20.04.20

Cloud on Assam May salaries

The Assam government said it would release the salary of the state government employees for the month of April, but is still unsure about the salaries in May. Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarm...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 19.04.20

Five more Covid-19 patients recover in Assam

Assam has not registered any fresh Covid-19 case for over 48 hours but the state government has not lowered its guard. From imposing penalty for spitting or urinating in public places to maintaining s...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati


North East  /  Published 18.04.20

Donations pour in for Assam fund

Citizens have been donating generously to Dispur’s Assam Arogya Nidhi kitty to help the state government fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Till Friday evening, over 45,367 people have donated almost Rs 1...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 17.04.20

Dhubri steps up bid to contain coronavirus

The Dhubri administration has declared four containment zones, house-to-house visits by medical teams daily and sanitising key localities, after four persons were detected Covid-19 positive. The admin...
By Mukesh Kumar Singh and Sanjoy Hazarika in Dhubri

North East  /  Published 17.04.20

Assam discharges four more Covid-19 patients

Four more recovered Covid-19 patients were released from Golaghat civil hospital in Assam on Friday. With this, of the 34 positive cases recorded in the state so far, nine have been released while one...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 16.04.20

5 Assam districts identified as coronavirus hotspots

The Union health ministry on Wednesday listed 170 districts nationwide as “hotspots” for Covid-19 that can earn the infection-free tag if they report no new cases for 28 days.Among the 170 distric...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 12.04.20

Swab of Darrang 10 sent for tests

The health department has sent swab samples of at least 10 persons from Darrang district for tests after they were found to have attended the religious function at the city’s Athgaon Kabarstan Masji...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati


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