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Assam School Reopening: Elementary schools in Assam to reopen from January 1, 2021 | Guwahati News

Representative image GUWAHATI: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced that the elementary schools in the northeastern state will reopen in a staggered manner from January 1, 2021. Addressing a press conference here, Sarma said that details of the standard operating procedure (SOPs) related to the opening of elementary schools will be released …

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BJP playing divisive politics among Bodos, says Congress | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Congress has accused the ruling BJP of playing “divisive politics” among Bodos by backing United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) headed by former All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) president Pramod Boro over Hagrama Mohilary’s Bodol and People’s Front (BPF). Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora said BJP had adopted a “use and throw” …

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Assam: School marks to matter more for jobs as college teachers | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: From now, marks obtained in school examinations will have more weight than achievements in higher education to get a college teachers’ job in Assam. Weight of PhD and MPhil marks will matter less than marks scored by a student during matriculation and senior secondary exam in selection in the posts of assistant professors in …

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Tiger on the prowl, Section 144 clamped in Assam village | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: A tiger on the prowl has forced the authorities to clamp Section 144 at Borguri village in Assam’s Sonitpur district to prevent any loss of human life by restricting movement of people. “No one without special permit of the magistrate shall go out in public or leave their houses until the forest department is …

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Tarun Gogoi: A leader who stood firm — with Congress and his ideology | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who did not know how to mince words, was journalists’ delight. He was easily accessible and never shied away from answering any question. In fact, Gogoi was one of those few politicians who had no qualms in saying that he was not indispensable and was ready to make way …

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Elderly couple found dead in Sonitpur | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: An elderly couple was found dead under mysterious circumstances at their residence at Potiya Suburi in Tezpur in Assam’s Sonitpur district. The area falls under the jurisdiction of Tezpur Sadar Police Station. The couple has been identified as Brian Orridge (80) and Asha Orridge (65). The couple originally hailed from Dehradun but had been …

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35 houses gutted in Assam blaze, no injuries reported | Guwahati News

Representational Image JORHAT: At least 35 houses were gutted in a major fire, which took over four hours to bring under control, at Harijan colony in Assam’s Jorhat city on Saturday, officials said. Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati has rushed to the spot at Kabarsthan Road. She said no person was injured as most …

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Guwahati: Kamakhya temple’s dome glitters in 19 kilos of gold | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: All that glitters is literally gold when it comes to Kamakhya temple. The dome of the shakti shrine, which was being wrapped in 19kg of gold by Reliance Industries Limited was unveiled on Thursday. The project was initiated at special interest of RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani. Officials of the Kamakhya Temple Trust Board said …

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Assam: Health department withdraws on-arrival mandatory Covid tests for air passengers coming within state | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: The Assam health department has withdrawn on-arrival mandatory tests for air passengers coming from places within the state and from other NE states in view of the decreasing number of new and active cases in the state. However, Covid-19 test for air passengers arriving from outside the region will continue. But now, instead of …

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Pollution level in Guwahati shoots up a day after Diwali celebrations | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: The air quality in Guwahati deteriorated on Sunday, a day after Diwali was celebrated, during which there was widescale flouting of the firecracker ban at many places in the city and other parts of the state. The city woke up to a thick layer of smog on Sunday morning. The air quality index (AQI) …

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‘NFR has not recorded any accident in two years’ | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: In view of importance given to safety of train movement, there has been no consequential train accident during the year 2020-21, NF railway authorities said. “It can be mentioned that last year was also an accident-free year for NFR. This has been possible due to overall emphasis given to maintenance and health of all …

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Minority scholarship fraud: CID yet to find out mode of operation | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: The CID, which is investigating the fraud in minority scholarship funds amounting to around Rs 10 crore, is yet to find out who controls the nexus and its mode of operation. “It cannot be said at this moment as the investigation is at a critical stage. We are investigating to find out how the …

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Himanta Biswa Sarma booked for false claim on social media: Police | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: A case was registered against powerful Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups by making “false statements“, days after he claimed on social media that AIUDF supporters raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans at the Silchar airport, police said on Tuesday. The case was lodged on the basis of a complaint …

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Mizoram to partly withdraw forces from Assam border, BSF to be deployed | Guwahati News

AIZWAL: Mizoram would withdraw a section of its forces from the border with Assam and BSF personnel will be deployed in their place, a senior official here said on Sunday. The decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, between the chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram, he said. …

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Have done more work in 4.5 yrs than what Congress did in 15: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said the BJP government has done more developmental work in the last four-and-a-half years than what the Congress government did in 15 years. Slamming the Congress government over their working culture, the CM, while addressing a rally in Barpeta, said, “Our government has taken up a number of …

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Assam: Health experts find cause of blindness of world’s largest visually impaired family | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Members of the world’s largest blind family, which lives in Assam’s Nagaon district, are visually challenged due to a hereditary disorder, health experts have found. The family has 18 blind members running across four generations. There are only four such families in the world that suffer from this rare form of blindness caused by …

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Silchar civil hospital holds centenary celebrations | Guwahati News

SILCHAR: The SM Dev Civil Hospital, Silchar, known to most as Silchar civil hospital, completed 100 years on Monday. The foundation stone of the hospital, which now serves hundreds on a daily basis, was laid on November 2, 1920 by Frederick John Napier, the Viceroy of British India. Addressing a function held at the auditorium …

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Covid-19: Assam health dept keeping a tab on reinfections to ascertain second wave | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: The health department in Assam is keeping its fingers crossed as it is monitoring Covid re-infection of recovered patients for the next one week to ascertain whether there is a second wave of the virus. Officials in the National Health Mission (NHM), Assam, said that the risk is realistic and everyone needs to be …

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Assam claims Mizoram police setting up bunker like structure in its territory | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Amid tension on the border, the Assam government has alleged that the police in neighbouring Mizoram are setting up “bunker like structures” inside its territory, thereby creating “distress and bitterness” among people. In a letter to the Mizoram’s Kolashib district authorities, Cachar district deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli said that the acts of “aggression” in …

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