Himanta Biswa Sarma
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

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


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