Assam: Tea gardens hit by shortage of natural gas

In 54 years

Tea gardens in upper Assam have been hit by disruption of natural gas by Oil India Limited (OIL) due to continuous blockades and agitations at their wells by locals following the May 27 Baghjan blowout.

Flood situation in Assam turns grim, over 6 lakh affected

In 54 years

Floods in Assam claimed two more lives on Saturday, taking the overall toll to 42 in the state. The casualties were reported from Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts.

5 die of Covid-19 in Assam, total deceased now 32

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Plasma therapy begins at GMCH, Himanta Biswa Sarma hopeful

In 54 years

Taking yet another step forward in the fight against Covid-19, Assam started convalescent plasma therapy at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here on Thursday night on one of the serious patients in ICU.

Assam floods: 1.8 lakh in 12 districts remain affected

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Eight more Covid-19 patients die in Assam, toll now 35

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Eight Covid-19 patients, including a 53-year-old asymptomatic male patient with no co-morbidities, succumbed to the infection in Assam on Friday.

Non-Covid morbidity and non-Covid mortality increasing immensely in Guwahati , says Assam health minister

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Activist Akhil Gogoi tests Covid-19 positive in Guwahati jail

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Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested by the NIA for his alleged role in violent protests against the CAA last year, tested positive for coronavirus inside the Guwahati Central Jail on Saturday. A total of 55 inmates, including Gogoi, have tested positive at the jail, forcing the authorities to issue orders for taking samples of all the 1,069 prisoners.

Assam: Covid care centre dedicated to pregnant women and children below 12 years to come up in Guwahati

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Covid-19: With only 2% false negative results, antigen tests found reliable in Guwahati, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

In 54 years

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that only 2% of all the negative results from rapid antigen test for Covid -19 in Guwahati so far have been found to be false negative after the repeat tests by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR laboratory technique.

Akhil Gogoi, 32 others test Covid +ve in Guwahati jail

In 54 years

Leader of peasants' rights organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Akhil Gogoi, who is lodged in Guwahati Central Jail on charges of sedition, on Saturday evening tested positive for Covid-19.

Lockdown in Kamrup-M extended by one more week

In 54 years

The Assam government on Saturday extended the 14-day ongoing lockdown in Guwahati and its surrounding areas in Kamrup (Metro) district by one more week till July 19.

Assam: NRL operations back to normal, crude output 8% lower than last year

In 54 years

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, operations at the Numaligarh Refinery Limited’s (NRL) refinery in Assam’s Golaghat district is almost back to normal with the first quarter of crude throughput being just about 8% lower than the corresponding period in the previous year.

165 Assam cops set to return to work after defeating Covid-19

In 54 years

: As many as 165 police personnel, who are among 431 cops to have contracted the novel coronavirus in Assam, have been cured and are now all set to rejoin their duties. All these personnel had contracted the virus while being out on roads, enforcing the rules of lockdown and guarding containment zones and quarantine centres.

Assam flood situation worsens, over 3 lakh affected

In 54 years

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Friday, following heavy rains in the upstream, as two more districts were inundated, affecting 1.70 lakh more people. However, no deaths have been reported in the last 48 hours.

'Non-Covid deaths rise as private hospitals turn away patients'

In 54 years

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said non-Covid morbidity and mortality cases are increasing in Guwahati because majority of private hospitals are refusing treatment without Covid-19 test results.

Assam: Cachar to provide psychological support to quarantined inmates

In 54 years

With a view to providing psychological support to inmates of quarantine centres and counselling to discharged persons who are under home quarantine, the Cachar district administration has launched a new initiative called Aastha.

Guwahati: Battling virus blues, police face manpower crunch

In 54 years

The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing Guwahati Police to the edge as 190 personnel have been infected with the virus till Friday and over 300 others have been quarantined.

Assam starts convalescent plasma therapy against Covid-19

In 54 years

Taking yet another step forward in the fight against Covid-19, Assam started convalescent plasma therapy at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here on Thursday night on one of the serious patients admitted in the hospital’s ICU.

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