Northeastern India

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Earthquake Of 6.1 Magnitude Shakes Northeast Region

The National Seismology Department said that the northeast region, including Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, and Tripura was jolted by an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on November 26. The epicentre of the quake was reported to be near the boundary of Myanmar, near Mizoram. So far, there're no reports of damage to property and loss of life. Earlier on April 28, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Assam region. 

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 12:06 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Earthquake, Northeast Region, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura

Dharmendra Pradhan

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Union Minister; Assam To Be "Laboratory" For Mother Tongue-Based Education

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on November 20 said there are plans to make the state of Assam a “laboratory” for a unique “caste, tribe, and language-based education system. Assam's education department and Sankardav Education & Research Foundation held a two-day conference in Guwahati to explore the National Education Policy (NEP)'s implementation. The ceremony was attended by officials from the education department, state,… read-more

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 - 06:16 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Union Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, Assam, BJP, India

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Raghav Juyal

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'Shameful', Says Assam CM On TV Host Juyal's 'Racist' Remark On Contestant

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on November 16, said "shameful" on the dancer and TV host Raghav Juyal for his alleged racist remark on the northeast contestant at a dance reality program. Juyal, in the show Dance Pe Deewane 3, hosted on Colours TV, introduced a contestant from Assam, while speaking gibberish seemingly to make a mockery of Mandarin, spoken by the Chinese. The host however apologized for his… read-more

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 09:50 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: dance pe deewane, India, Assam, Assam CM, Raghav Jugal

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

singer Dulal Manki receiving Padma Shri award.

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Assam Singer Dulal Manki Receives Padma Shri Award

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma Shri award to Assamese singer Dulal Manki on November 9 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Reportedly, a total of 10 Padama Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards were planned for this year. The 102 awardees include 29 women, 16 posthumous awardees, and one transgender. The Padma Awards are announced every year on January 24, a day before Republic Day.  

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 02:00 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Padma Shri Award, Assam, SINGER, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

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Corona testing done in assam

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Assam Records 296 Fresh Covid-19 Cases With 7 Deaths In 24 Hours

Assam reported 296 new Coronavirus cases, and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Reportedly, the total cases have risen to 6,10,941 with a death toll of 6,004 in the state. Moreover, total number of recoveries were reported to be 6,01,309 with an active case load of 2,281, as per the ministry. 

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 12:41 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Covid Vaccine, Assam, Corona cases, India

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Assam people in mask.
Assam Govt Revises Curfew Timing In State: New COVID-19 Guidelines

In the latest guideline of COVID-19, Assam Government on October 26 relaxed the curfew timings by one hour, which would be effective from 11 PM to 5 PM. Commercial establishments, cinema halls, and restaurants will be working with 50% capacity and can remain open till 10 PM. Marriage and religious functions can be attended by 50% of People. Moreover, delivery of essential commodities is allowed for 24 hours.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 - 04:29 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, covid 19, Lockdown, Assam, Lockdown relaxation, India Coronavirus

Courtesy: ANI


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Punjab CM Condemns Centre's Decision To Enhance Powers Of BSF

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi took to Twitter on October 13 to condemn the Centre's decision to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force to a 50 km belt along the international border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam. Earlier, the BSF's jurisdiction was a 15 km belt along the border. In the area under its jurisdiction, BSF officers have powers of arrest, search and seizure on par with their police counterparts.

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 07:58 PM / by Akansha Tiwari

Tags: Punjab, Assam, Punjab Chief Minister, BSF

Courtesy: The Hindu

Florina Gogoi and Tushar Shetty

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7-Year-Old Assamese Girl Florina Gogoi Wins Super Dancer Chapter 4

Florina Gogoi, a seven-year-old girl from Jorhat, Assam won the Super-Dancer Chapter 4 on October 9. The choreographer-contestant team, Tushar, and Florina were popularly known as 'FloTus'. Owing to the win, Gogoi was awarded Rs 15 lakh while her choreographer receives an amount of Rs 5 lakh. However, despite having a difficult journey Gogoi's was helped and advised by several judges of the show.

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 03:44 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: SUPER DANCER CHAPTER 4, florina gogoi, Assam, Tushar shetty, dance

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Hanging bridge collapsed

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30 Students Fall Into Assam's Singla River As Hanging Bridge Collapses

In a shocking incident, as many as 30 students fell into the Singla river and got injured as a hanging bridge fell apart in Assam's Karimganj district on October 4. The incident occurred when the students were on their way to return home from Cheragi Vidyapith High School from the bridge. However, locals rescued them and admitted them to a hospital. Notably, the bridge was constructed three years back. 

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 06:40 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Assam, Singla River, Hanging Bridge, Karimganj

Courtesy: India Today

Assam Congress MLA Sherman Ali

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Assam Congress Suspends MLA Sherman Ahmed For Violating Party Rules

Sherman Ali Ahmed, Assam Congress MLA, was suspended for persistently breaching the party's guidelines on October 4. Ahmed was On October 2 arrested from his residence for reportedly making inflammatory statements about the eviction drive in Darrang district. Several organizations such as AASU and BJYAM have also filed complaints against him. Ahmed had alleged that the eight victims who died in Darrang were ''not martyrs, but killers''. 

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 04:32 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Darrang, Sherman Ali Ahmed, Assam, Congress