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Rescue Operation Of Derailed Bikaner-Guwahati Exp Completed: NFR

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

All stranded passengers have been provided with drinking water and snacks from the pantry car of the train.

COVID-19: Assam Logs 2,837 New Cases, Highest Since Jun 22 Last Year

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The state had reported 2,198 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 4.49 per cent on Monday against the testing of 48,964 samples. On Tuesday, 2,837 new cases were detected against the testing of 49,840 samples, registering a positivity of 5.69 per cent, the bulletin said.


COVID-19: Assam Logs 2,198 New Cases, Highest In 6 Months

On Monday, 2,198 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Assam with a positivity rate of 4.49 per cent. The number of new cases is the highest since July 10, when the state had registered 2,391 cases with a positivity rate of 1.79 per cent.

Assam CM Hands Out Instructions For Procuring 10 Lakh MT Of Paddy

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Biswa Sarma, who held a meeting with various stakeholders, directed the agencies to open more paddy procurement centres.


Assam Facing 3rd Covid Wave; Daily Fresh Cases Crosses 1,000-Mark After 5 Months

The state government also reported that the number of Covid-19 cases in Assam on Friday crossed 1,000 mark for the first time in five months with detection of 1,167 new cases.

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07 January, 2022

Covid-19: CM Sarma Announces Assam Is Now Facing The Third Wave Of Pandemic

Outlook Web Desk

By the end of January, we will reach the peak of the third wave, the chief minister said.


07 January, 2022

Dhalpur Eviction Horror: Report Says They Were Not Illegal Migrants

Asad Ashraf

A report released by the Centre for Minority Studies, Research and Development in Assam rebuts the Chief Minister and government's position on Dhalpur evictions that left 43 people and 14 police officers injured.


03 January, 2022

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Calls For A Redefinition Of Assam Police's Role

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Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day conference of superintendents of police, Biswa Sarma said the force needs to tackle insurgency and also maintain the sovereignty of the country.


26 December, 2021

Assam: Christmas Celebrations Disrupted By Right Wing Mob

PTI

Assam: A viral video on social media sites showed five to seven youth wearing saffron scarves, and claiming to be from the Bajrang Dal asking the Hindus to stay away from the Christmas celebrations.


25 December, 2021

Assam Governor Emphasizes On The Need For Multicultural Awareness

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"India is a multi-cultural nation and diverse people have made this land their home and assimilated into its society": Jagdish Mukhi said at the Conclave


25 December, 2021

Assam govt to set up investment holding firm for oil & gas sector

Outlook Web Desk

At a meeting of the state cabinet, it was decided to harness the benefit of certain investments in the oil and gas sector.


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20 December, 2021

AFSPA To Continue In Assam, To Be Withdrawn If Peace Lasts: CM Himanta Biswa

PTI

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa expressed his apprehension that the militant groups might not reciprocate the same way if the AFSPA is withdrawn from Assam.


13 December, 2021

Sonowal, Mary Kom Exhort Youth To Play Effective Role In Nation-Building

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The Union minister also highly praised sports icon MC Mary Kom, who was present on the occasion, for her dedication towards her different responsibilities.


12 December, 2021

Diego Maradona Stolen Watch: Assam Police Recover More Items From Accused

PTI

Assam Police have recovered Jacket, track pant, T shirt, Shoes, toy doll, Squash racket, watch, lighters,Cap and iPads from a man who was found with Diego Maradona's stolen watch. The origin of the items is still being ascertained, the police said.


11 December, 2021

Diego Maradona's Lost Watch Found In Assam, How CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Helped Trace

Outlook Web Bureau

The accused person was working as a security guard at a company in Dubai in UAE that was storing the belongings of Diego Maradona. After working for a few days at the company, the accused returned to Assam in August.


06 December, 2021

Assam Govt Issues Fresh SOP As New COVID Variant Cases Increase In Country

Outlook Web Desk

The fresh standard operating procedure made 7-day home quarantine compulsory for those who test negative for the coronavirus infection.


01 December, 2021

Prime Accused In AASU Leader Lynching Case Killed In Accident While Trying To Flee Police Custody

Outlook Web Desk

"The police vehicle, which was moving at a high speed, hit the accused accidentally as he was trying to flee. The driver of the vehicle then lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a wall, and was damaged," Jorhat Superintendent of Police Ankur Jain told PTI.


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26 November, 2021

Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad Oppose Government Decision To Abolish Language Paper In Civil Services Exam

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Addressing a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said recognised languages would include Bodo or Bengali or any other tribal language of the state, and also Hindi as many people in Assam speak it.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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