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    Movement of people allowed on August 15 in Assam for Independence Day celebration

    Keeping in view of the Independence Day celebration, the movement of people will be allowed on August 15 from 6 am to 5 pm. This has been announced by Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna in an order issued on Thursday. However, the people will have to maintain all COVID19 protocols. The citizens will have to maintain social distancing, wear face cover in all...

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    Flash floods: Early Warning System launched for Guwahati

    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have launched a Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) for Guwahati to alert local authorities about flash floods and heavy rainfall. Launched at an online event, the fully automated web-based tool will help them take timely and appropriate measures in event of a natural disaster heading toward the city,...

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    Assam COVID19 update: 2,796 new cases detected; tally rises to 71,795

    Assam has registered 2,796 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state's overall tally to 71,795. Sharing the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state's COVID19 status on Thursday said the new cases have been detected out of 61,318 tests conducted in the last 24 hours "Alert ~ 2796 COVID cases detected out of 61318 tests...

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    Assam students' body protests in Jorhat seeking increase in seats in colleges

    The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) in Jorhat staged a sit-in-demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in support of their various demands pertaining to the state education. Holding placards and shouting slogans, the protesters demanded increase in seats in the colleges, introduction of night session classes for students if required, and...

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    8 more die of COVID19 in Assam; death toll mounts to 169

    Eight more positive patients have succumbed to COVID19 infections in Assam on Thursday, taking the state's death toll to 169. Sharing the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state's COVID19 status said the victims are from Karimganj, Cachar, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Bongaigaon districts. According to health minister Sarma, Dibrugarh district...

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    Assam: Baghjan's 2,756 families surveyed for assessment of damage for compensation

    A total of 2756 families of Baghjan in Tinsukia have been surveyed for assessment of damage for compensation till Wednesday. Talking to Northeast Now , Oil India Limited (OIL) spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika said, "Already we have provided Rs 20 lakh compensation to 11 families, whose houses were fully damaged in the Baghjan blowout incident." "We...

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    Assam: One more dies of COVID19 in Lakhimpur; positive cases stand at 1,540

    The COVID19 situation is fast worsening in Lakhimpur district as one more person has died of infection while the district registers a total of 1,540 positive cases. The deceased has been identified as 53-year-old Thageshwari Devi, a resident of Ward No. 3 of CD Road area in North Lakhimpur town. A teacher of Rupohi Primary School, Devi tested positive for COVID 19...

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    Assam: Experts from Southeast Asia join Aaranyak's panel discussion on World Elephant Day

    Experts on elephants from Southeast Asia came together in a panel discussion organized by Aaranyak on the occasion of the World Elephant Day. Aaranyak conducted the panel discussion in its series of "Eco Talk", titled "Elephants in the Room". The panelists delved into various issues of elephant conservation through interactive...

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    Two tiger cubs, one lion born at Assam State Zoo

    The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati saw some new additions over the past few days as the State remains under the lockdown. During the lockdown period, a lion and two tiger cubs were born in the state zoo. Although they were born in the month of May, zoo authorities have made the news public only now. Assam State Zoo divisional forest officer (DFO) Tejas Mariswamy said the lion...

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    Lion and tiger cubs born in Assam State Zoo amid COVID-19 lockdown

    Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden has welcomed a lion and two tiger cubs- both born a week apart in May. "The lion cub, a male, was born in early May and the two tiger cubs, a male, and a female, were born a week later," reported Hindustan Time quoting Tejas Mariswamy, divisional forest officer (DFO), Assam State Zoo....

    • 10 hrs ago

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