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Railway Minister Inspects Bikaner-Guwahati Train Accident Site

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

He conducted an inspection of the tracks and the locomotive involved in the accident, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson said here. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained and a committee has been formed to investigate it, she said.

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.


Assam Issues 7-Day Discharge Protocol For Home Isolation Patients

"There is no need for retesting after the home isolation period is over. Asymptomatic contacts of infected individuals need not undergo COVID test but should monitor his or her health condition in home quarantine," the document said.

PM Modi Security Breach: Congress Should Sack Punjab CM Channi, Says Assam CM

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Today, I am very very surprised that knowing the same vulnerability of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, they should have been the first to criticise or censure the Punjab chief minister," Sarma told reporters here.


NEWSFLASH | Lot Of Omicron Cases In State, Doubling Rate Is Two Days: Assam CM

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that it can be assumed that there are lots of Omicron cases in Assam.

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01 January, 2022

Assam To Rationalise Allotment Of Personal Security Officers: CM

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“PSOs cannot become a status symbol. Security needs will be categorised and depending on the requirement, the PSOs will be allotted,” he said.


27 December, 2021

Sonowal tasks experts with feasibility report on organic farming in NE

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He also stressed on the need for promoting sustainable farming by combining traditional practices with modern technology, an official statement said.


25 December, 2021

Assam Lifts Night Curfew On Dec 31

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Mahanta further said for omicron specific regulation, district magistrates, superintendents of police and all other authorities concerned shall be responsible for ensuring COVID appropriate behaviour in all public places.


25 December, 2021

Over 9,000 Utilisation Certificates Of Projects Not Submitted By Assam Govt: CAG Report

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Utilisation Certificates of Rs 3,494.38 crore grants paid up to the financial year 2018-19 are pending from the health department, followed by the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes with UCs worth Rs 2,403.51 crore.


25 December, 2021

LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

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Calling obstruction of proceedings ethically and constitutionally wrong, he said it was even more disturbing when such disruptions are pre-planned.


24 December, 2021

Assam to activate district level Police Accountability Commission: CM

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Opposition parties legislators had expressed apprehensions that the power of the State Police Accountability Commission was attempted to be diluted by excluding/replacing 'misconduct' with 'serious misconduct'.


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21 December, 2021

Bengal Chief Minister Offers Prayers At Kamakhya Temple In Guwahati

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On the eve of Trinamool Congress sweeping the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections, CM Mamata Banerjee payed a visit to the Kamakhya Temple


20 December, 2021

Cong MLA 'Joins Govt', But To Remain In Oppn Party

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He will continue to remain a Congress MLA and not resign from it immediately, he said. Das, who has been in Congress for several decades since his NSUI days, was elected from Raha constituency in Nagaon district in the Assembly poll this year.


17 December, 2021

Modi Govt "Disastrous", PM Only Fears Losing Elections: Chidambaram

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"This is a disastrous government. To cover up its monumental failures, this government has taken recourse to religion. Another reason to take side with religion is to divide the country on religious lines to win elections," he said.


09 November, 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Bengal Stun Karnataka To Storm Into Quarterfinals; Mumbai Ousted

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Chasing Karnataka's 134/8, Bengal rode on Abhimanyu Easwaran's 51 not out to overhaul the target in 18 overs.


08 November, 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Chhattisgarh Stun Mumbai, Bengal Climb To Second Place Behind Karnataka

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This was Mumbai's second loss in four matches as they slipped to third place behind Bengal who returned to winning ways with a facile nine-wicket win over Services.


18 October, 2021

Assam On High Alert Over 'Possible' ISI, Al-Qaeda Terror Strikes

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The state’s police said the alert has been sounded over possibility of terror strikes by Pakistan’s ISI and terror outfit Al-Qaeda.


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29 September, 2021

Assam: 12 Insurgents Of United Liberation Of Bodoland (ULB) Surrender Near India-Bhutan Border

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The insurgents surrendered near the India-Bhutan border in Udalguri district and were brought to Dimakuchi police station for completing necessary formalities, said Special Director General of Police-cum-IGP (BTAD) L R Bishnoi.


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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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