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Drugs worth over Rs 15 crore seized in Assam, four held

Guwahati: Assam police on Sunday apprehended four drug peddlers and seized heroin worth over Rs 15 crore from their possessions, at two different parts of the state, officials said. Police said that acting on a tip-off, police personnel led by Sub-Inspector Manujjal Gogoi intercepted a truck carrying 3.45 kg heroin in six packets in central Assam’s […]

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Assam to shut down govt-run madrasas, Sanskrit tols

Guwahati: The Madrasa Board in Assam would be dissolved and all state-run madrasas would be converted into general schools, state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. The Minister said that the Sanskrit tols (schools) would be closed down as well by the Assam government. Sarma said that the government has no intention of closing […]

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55 inmates of Guwahati jail test positive for coronavirus

Guwahati: As many as 55 inmates lodged in Guwahati Central jail have tested positive for coronavirus, causing concern among the authorities, health officials said on Saturday. A senior officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department said that the authorities of both health and prison departments are inquiring how the jailbirds were infected by the contagious […]

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Congress leader Sushmita Dev tests Covid positive in Assam, tally 14,032

Guwahati/Silchar: While former Congress Lok Sabha member Sushmita Dev has tested positive for coronavirus, the Assam government refuted the media reports that Akhil Gogoi, jailed top farmers leader, tested Covid-19 positive. On Thursday, Covid-19 death toll rose to 24 and number of cases jumped to 14,032 in the state. All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) chief […]