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    Assam: Rains dampen Durga Puja celebrations in Dibrugarh, Hojai

    Incessant rains in the last few days have dampened the spirit of Durga Puja in the Dibrugarh and Hojai districts. In Dibrugarh, the puja committees have made small pandals and small idols after the government ordered to celebrate Durga Puja following guidelines and Covid19 protocols. But the continuous rains have spoiled everything. "We decided to move out but due to heavy...

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    Assam reports 258 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 203967

    With the detection of 258 new COVI-19 cases in the state, the overall tally in Assam rose to 2,03,967, informed state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet. Among the new cases, 66 were reported from Kamrup Metro, the minister's tweet further added. Sarma, in the tweet, further informed that a total of 2948 patients were discharged in the state on Saturday, taking the...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Assam: Dry Day declared on Vijaya Dashami in Darrang district

    In view of checking any possible untoward incident during the celebration of Vijay Dashami due to liquor consumption, Darrang district administration has declared Dry Day on the day. This has been stated in an official statement issued on Saturday. The statement said the order has been issued to maintain peace and tranquility during the ongoing mega festival, the sale of liquor has...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Padmashree Kushal Sarma of Assam featured in BBC

    After highlighting Assam's dancing doctor, Dr Arup Senapati, BBC now has featured the state's renowned veterinarian, Padmashree Kushal Konwar Sarma. Two days back, BBC reported the news of Dr Arup Senapati, an ENT surgeon at Silchar Medical College, with a viral video, where the Covid19 doctor was seen dancing on a popular Bollywood number to cheer up his patients. On Saturday, BBC...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Miya Museum in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Congress MLA Sherman Ali

    Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, reacting to Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed's proposal to construct a 'Miya Museum' at Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati, said that "there is no separate identity-and culture in Char Anchal of Assam." "In my understanding, there is no separate identity-and culture in Char Anchal of Assam as most...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: Assam's death tally rises to 902

    Two more COVID-19 patients succumbed to the disease in Assam on Saturday, taking the state's overall death tally to 902. The deceased have been identified as Binan Chandra Das (64) of Kamrup Metro and Dhananjay Roy (61) of Goalpara. In a tweet, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Deeply saddened to share the demise of two #COVID19 patients today ~ Late Binan Chandra Das (64) of...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Assam's author Udayan Borthakur's coffee-table book Legends of Hollongapar now on Amazon India

    Legends of Hollongapar, a coffee-table book, written by Assam's author and photographer Udayan Borthakur, is now available on Amazon India. The book was published by Aaranyak, a leading wildlife NGO based in Guwahati, in 2019 with support from the Assam State Biodiversity Board. The coffee-table book has been released online on the occasion of...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Assam Mountaineering Association team reaches summit of unnamed virgin peak in Ladakh

    An Assam Mountaineering Association team has successfully reached the summit of an unnamed virgin peak of 6240 m in Ladakh as part of their winter expedition. The association launched a winter expedition in Ladakh amidst Covid19 pandemic under the leadership of mountaineer Manash Barooah. The expedition was participated by 7 members of the mountaineering...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Assam: Congress MLA Sherman Ali bats for 'Miya Museum'

    At a standing committee meeting of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Congress MLA from Baghbar constituency, Sherman Ali Ahmed, has proposed the state government to establish a Miya Museum at Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Interacting with the media Ali said that he has made the proposal for the people living in various char areas of the state. "As the people living in char areas are...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Assam: Former minister Rockybull Hussain hints at forging alliances with left parties

    Former Assam forest minister Rockybull Hussain, while addressing the media in Jorhat on Saturday, said that the Congress would try and forge an alliance with left parties and other smaller like-minded parties apart from the AIUDF in the ensuing Assam polls. Speaking further he said that in 2016 a few Congress candidates faced defeat in Upper Assam by a few...

    • 16 hrs ago

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