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Around 500 passengers flee Assam railway station to avoid Covid test

Guwahati | The Assam Police launched a massive search operation on Sunday to trace around 500 people who fled from the state’s Jagiroad railway station, skipping the mandatory Covid test, officials said. Police and health officials said that around 500 passengers who came from south Indian states, overpowered health officials in the railway station, and fled, […]

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Death of 18 elephants in Assam ‘mysterious’, say experts

Guwahati | Even as the authorities are saying that the 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive ‘lightning’ bolt in central Assam’s Nagaon district, the wildlife experts are saying the tragic incident is very “mysterious” and demanded a thorough probe. Nagaon district Deputy Commissioner Kavitha Padmanabhan said that a team comprising wildlife, […]

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Assam coordinator moves SC seeking re-verification of NRC list

Guwahati | The Assam coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has urged the Supreme Court for a “comprehensive and time-bound re-verification of the citizens list”, highlighting “major irregularities” in the process, officials said on Thursday. The officials said that Assam NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma in his interlocutory application also prayed for the deletion […]

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Lightning kills herd of 18 wild elephants in Assam

Guwahati |  In a tragic incident, a herd of 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive ‘lightning’ in central Assam’s Nagaon district, officials said on Thursday. Confirming the incident, Nagaon district Deputy Commissioner Kavitha Padmanabhan said that a team comprising wildlife, forest and veterinary department officials went to the forest areas on […]

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Congress will win 101 seats to form govt in Assam: Randeep Surjewala

Guwahati | By securing 101 seats in the 126-member Assam Assembly, the Congress led ‘Mahajot’ would form the government on May 5 and in the first session of the Vidhan Sabha, it would initiate the process of implementing its ‘five guarantees’ for the state, AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed here on Friday. Surjewala said […]

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Assam Assembly passes bill to shut govt run madrasas

Guwahati: Amid protests by the Opposition legislators, the Assam Assembly passed the Assam Repealing Bill 2020, that seeks to abolish the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018, on the last day of the three-day winter session on Wednesday. […]