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Assam exceeds testing rate of Kerala, aims for 10,000 corona tests per day
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) Assam has exceeded the testing rate of Kerala and within a week it will start testing of swab samples of 10,000 people per day to detect Covid-19 patients and by June 15, two lakh people would be tested creating a record in India, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Sunday.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Active corona cases in northeast climb to 1,219
Guwahati/Agartala, May 30 (IANS) The return of natives from different parts of the country and Bangladesh has led to a surge in coronavirus cases in eight northeastern states to 1,586, including 1,219 active cases till Saturday night, officials said.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
8 NE states have 1,057 active corona cases
Guwahati/Agartala/Itanagar, May 29 (IANS) The eight northeastern states have till date reported 1,384 coronavirus cases, including 1,057 active cases. Assam alone has 1,024 corona patients, with the state's Kamrup Metro (313) and Golaghat (159) districts accounting for 472 patients, officials said on Friday night.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 surge on in four of the eight NE states (Roundup)
Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The surge of Covid-19 continues unabated in four of the eight northeastern states with Assam recording the highest tally of over 850 cases, with 82 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday night.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam's Covid tally rises to 774, other NE states also see cases up (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, May 27 (IANS) With the return of thousands of natives from elsewhere in India, the spread of Covid-19 continued unabated in Assam, with its total climbing up to 774 cases, half of which are in two districts - Kamrup Metro and Golaghat, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Home-bound natives cause rapid rise in corona cases in N-E (Ld)
Guwahati/Kohima, May 26 (IANS) The return of hundreds of home-bound people from southern and western India to the North-East has led to a rise in COVID-19 positive cases in the region, especially in Assam, where 102 fresh corona patients were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total count to 616 on Tuesday night, ministers and officials said.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
With highest single day spike, Assam's Covid-19 count jumps to 539 (Roundup)
Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala, May 25 (IANS) With 187 new patients detected on Monday, the single biggest jump in 24 hours, the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Assam mounted to 539, while after Sikkim, Nagaland reported its first coronavirus cases when three people, who returned from Chennai, testing positive.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 compels couple to wed midway on Assam-Bengal border
Guwahati/Agartala, May 25 (IANS) The COVID-19-induced lockdown, intricate protocols and copious impediments did not deter the determination of Assam's Kajol and West Bengal's Om Prakash to tie the knot after travelling a lengthy route.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Fresh Covid-19 cases in Sikkim, Arunachal, 64 more in Assam (Roundup)
Guwahati/Gangtok/Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Sikkim reported its first coronavirus case and Arunachal Pradesh a fresh case while Assam registered 64 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state's total tally to 392 as on Sunday night.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Return of migrants leads to corona spike in N-E
Guwahati/Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Exodus of people from southern and western regions of India to the northeast region has led to a steep rise in Covid-19 positive cases, especially in Assam, where 115 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the state's total count to 329 on Saturday evening.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Inter-state movement behind rising Covid-19 cases in Assam: Sarma
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) With Assam's Covid-19 tally more than doubling in four days taking the total count to 203 as on Thursday night, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attributed the rise to the huge number of people returning to the state.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam, Manipur see rise in cases, Meghalaya loses Covid-free tag (Intro Roundup)
Guwahati/Imphal, May 20 (IANS) With 44 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, Assam saw its tally of Covid-19 patients rise to 185, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam, three other NE states see Covid-19 cases tally rise (Roundup)
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) With 29 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, Assam saw its tally of Covid-19 patients rise to 170, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam registers 54% rise COVID-19 positive cases in 48 hours
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) With two deaths, Assam registered a 54 per cent increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the past 48 hours raising the state's tally to 154, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Retired trooper man kills wife, son and another relative
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) A retired central paramilitary trooper shot dead his wife, son and brother-in-law in Assam's Dibrugarh district on Monday, police said.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam to get Rs 300 cr from World Bank to deal with Covid-19
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) The Assam government expects to get Rs 300 crore from the World Bank to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic management effectively, state Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Assam releases over 3,160 prisoners to decongest jails
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) Over 3,160 prisoners, including inmates lodged in detention camps, have been released from jails across Assam since March on various grounds, including decongesting the prisons in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
61 to 286: Covid cases see huge spike in NE (IANS Special)
Guwahati/Agartala, May 17 (IANS) In around two weeks, the northeast states have seen a huge increase in the number of coronavirus cases, even as they also face the Himalayan challenge as hundreds of thousands of stranded people have started to return to their homes.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Assam,National,IANS Special Series
20 test corona positive in 3 N-E states in 24 hrs (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, May 16 (IANS) With stepped up inter-state movement, 20 people, including seven BSF jawans, a nurse and an under-treatment patient, tested COVID-19 positive in three northeastern states -- Assam, Tripura and Manipur -- in the past 24-hours, ministers and health officials said on Saturday.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam asks Centre to extend lockdown for two more weeks
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said he has urged the Centre about extending lockdown by two more weeks beyond May 17.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Spike in corona cases in Guwahati, 22 more test positive in 24 hrs
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Amid a sudden jump of 22 fresh COVID-19 positive cases in Assam's main city of Guwahati in the past 24 hours, the state's main health center -- Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) -- would be opened for the admission of the new patients from Friday after a week, Assam's Health Minister said on Thursday.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Around 42,000 stranded people return home in NFR areas (Ld)
Guwahati/Agartala, May 13 (IANS) Around 42,000 stranded people reached the areas under the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) by 36 Shramik Specials from different parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National
Around 42,000 stranded people return home in NFR areas
Guwahati/Agartala, May 13 (IANS) Around 42,000 stranded people reached the areas under the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) by 36 Shramik Specials from different parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National
Assam not to cull pigs despite ASF killing over 13,000
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Despite the central government's advice and death of over 13,000 pigs following the African Swine Fever's (ASF) outbreak in 10 of the 33 Assam districts, the state government has decided against culling pigs, according to a top official here on Monday.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
3 northeast states hike duty on liquor by 25%
Guwahati/Shillong/Itanagar, May 9 (IANS) After petrol and diesel, three governments in the northeastern states - Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh - have levied additional 25 per cent tax on alcohol to generate extra revenue, officials said.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Stranded IAF crew rescued from icy heights in Sikkim
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) In a daring operation, four IAF crew and Air Dispatch personnel left stranded on the icy heights in north Sikkim were rescued on Friday, officials said.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With 9 new cases, Assam's Covid-19 cases rise to 53
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) After a few days break, nine more coronavirus positive cases were reported in Assam during the past 48 hours taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 53, though only 18 of them are active, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam starts community surveillance for SARI, ILI to curb Covid-19
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) The Assam government on Thursday started community-based surveillance for Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) across the state to contain the possible spread of Covid-19, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
After 44 days, Assam's water ferry services starts
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) After one and a half months, Assam's Inland Water Transport (IWT) Department on Thursday resumed the passenger ferry services over river Brahmaputra adhering to all the Covid-19 and lockdown norms, top officials said.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Tea industry loss Rs 500 cr, Assam seeking foreign investment: Minister
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) The tea industry, the biggest organised industry in Assam, has suffered a loss of Rs 500 crore during the lockdown, induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, state Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said on Wednesday.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
With 99% non-red zones, NE states crawling back to normalcy (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, May 5 (IANS) After the eased third phase of lockdown began, most northeastern states including Assam were crawling back to a form of normalcy on Tuesday even as they were yet to announce the opening of educational institutions.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Meghalaya likely to be 6th corona-free state in N-E
Guwahati/Shillong, May 1 (IANS) Meghalaya would soon be the sixth COVID-19-free state out of the eight states in northeast India as the state's 10 of the 11 corona patients tested negative while of the total 42 positive cases, Assam's active cases now stand at only nine, Ministers and officials said on Friday.
2020-05-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Surge in Assam, respite in remaining NE states (Roundup)
Guwahati/Shillong, April 30 (IANS) After a few days of respite, Assam recorded five new coronavirus cases on Thursday and seven cases in 48 hours taking the state's total count to 42, though only 12 of them are active.
2020-04-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Now, NE states step up vigil to fight African swine fever
Guwahati/Shillong/Agartala, April 29 (IANS) Even as novel coronavirus infections in northeast India are comparatively under control so far, the eight northeastern states are staring at a new threat -- African Swine Flu (ASF), which is suspected to be behind the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pigs.
2020-04-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
With two fresh cases, Assam's Covid-19 tally rises to 37
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) After five days, two fresh coronavirus cases were found in Assam on Tuesday taking the state's total to 37, though only nine of them are active, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Two top NSCN (IM) rebels held in Assam
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two top NSCN (IM) activists, including a self-styled major, were arrested in Assam and arms and ammunition were seized in separate operations by the Indian Army and state police, officials said on Sunday.
2020-04-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No relaxation yet in lockdown, Assam to decide on Monday
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) The Assam government on Saturday said the state government's decision on the relaxation of the ongoing lockdown would be decided on Monday, Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said.
2020-04-25
Category: India, Assam,National
Fresh Covid-19 case in Assam after 7 days, border vigil tightened (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, April 23 (IANS) After seven days, a fresh Covid-19 positive case was reported from Assam on Thursday, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 35, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. One person has died of Covid-19 in the state so far.
2020-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Assam's 'Ambubachi Mela' cancelled over Covid-19 scare
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) To check the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the five-day annual "Ambubachi Mela" at the centuries old historic Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati would not be held this year, the temple authority announced on Thursday.
2020-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
One new Covid-19 case in Meghalaya, govt offices start in NE (Roundup)
Guwahati/Shillong, April 21 (IANS) With one more coronavirus case reported in Meghalaya, the number of cases in the northeastern region rose to 49, ministers and officials said on Tuesday.
2020-04-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
No new corona case in NE, limited economic activity starts (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, April 20 (IANS) With no fresh positive coronavirus cases reported in the past 48 hours from any of the eight northeastern states, some economic activities were restarted on Monday following the centre's guidelines and advices, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Amid row, Assam not to use PPE kits imported from China
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Amid a controversy in Assam, the state government would not, for now, use the 50,000 PPE kits that it imported from China, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2020-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Corona case count 48, no fresh case in 7 of 8 N-E states in 24 hrs (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, April 17 (IANS) With two more coronavirus positive cases reported in Meghalaya, taking the number of such cases in the northeastern region (excluding Sikkim) to 48, with 34 from Assam, where so far nine people have been discharged from hospitals, ministers said on Friday.
2020-04-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
NE's corona tally climbs to 46, but no red zones in region (Roundup)
Guwahati/Shillong, April 16 (IANS) There is no coronavirus hotspot district or red zones in northeast region, while there are five districts in Assam had clusters or orange zones, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Gauhati HC directs to release 'declared foreigners' in Assam in 7 days
Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has asked the Border Wing of the Assam Police to release on bail the "declared foreigners" in seven days to comply with the apex courts order on who have completed two years in detention camps, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
One more Covid-19 case in Assam, NE tally rises to 38 (Roundup)
Guwahati/Shillong/Imphal, April 14 (IANS) With one more coronavirus positive case reported in Assam on early Tuesday, the total number of such cases in the state reached 31 and 38 in the northeast region.
2020-04-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Assam reports 1st death, total cases 29
Guwahati/Agartala, April 10 (IANS) Assam reported its first death due to novel coronavirus on Friday even as the state's total positive cases went up to 29, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
20 COVID-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 24
Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With more fresh positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the northeast went up to 24 on Friday, including 20 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National
N-E states intensify war against spread of corona (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, March 29 (IANS) With two positive coronavirus cases found last week, the northeastern states on Sunday further stepped up their efforts to reach out to people and maintain the supply of essentials.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National
Assam tea garden guard dies in market, family claims lynched
Silchar (Assam), March 28 (IANS) An Assam Tea Security Force (ATSF) guard died in the state's Cachar district on Saturday, with his family claiming he was lynched by a mob while enforcing the ongoing lockdown at a market. Police, however, said he died of high blood pressure after a quarrel.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident