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    SC Directs State Govts' to Share Costs of Migrant Workers

    The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the state governments to bear the cost of bus and train fares being charged from the migrants who are heading home due to loss of employment during the nationwide lockdown. A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, SKKaul, and MR Shah has said that migrant workers shall not be charged for any fare for the journey, either by bus or by train. The cost of...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Launch of Namrup Replacement Power Project Postponed

    The launch of 100 MW Namrup Replacement Power Project has been postponed which was due on Thursday, announced APGCL through a press conference. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was about to launch the project today through video conferencing but due to some technical problem, the launching programme has been postponed. The APGCL in a press conference said that the project was started in a...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Centre Seeks Suggestions from State Govts on Lockdown

    The Centre asked States and Union territories to give suggestions on the future of the lockdown after May 31 during a meeting of Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba who held a meeting today with Chief Secretaries and Principal Health Secretaries of all states/union territories of the country.India is currently in its fourth phase of the lockdown or Lockdown 4.0, which is going to end on May 31....

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Assam Govt to Disburse Salary, Pensions for May

    The Assam Government has decided to disburse full salaries and pensions for the month of May informed state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his twitter handle. In a tweet, Sarma said, "Assam Govt has decided to disburse full salaries & pensions for the month of May. This is possible due to the release of devolution grant by union http://govt.My deep gratitude to PM Sri...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Protest Erupts at Kaziranga Against Coal Mining in Dehing Patkai

    Protests erupted in Kaziranga by various organizations against coal mining in Dehing Patkai and oil drilling in Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. The 'Mukto Seuj Kantha', a nature-lover NGO has staged a protest against the decision of the government of allowing coal mining in Dehing Patkai. The NGO has staged protests by taking play cards in hands by maintaining social...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    First Wave of Flood Wreaks Havoc in Assam

    Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Assam is now facing the threat of flood as the first wave of flash flood has already affected more than 2 lakh people besides destroying paddy fields. Thousands of bighas of agricultural land are now underwater in Chandrapur. The agricultural land in Panikhaiti, Rajbari, Govali, Nalani, Digholhati, Bherbheri, etc is reeling under flood leaving the farmers in a dilemma. On...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Sanatan Deka Mob Lynching: 4th Accused Arrested

    The Hajo Police have arrested the fourth accused of the Sanatan Deka mob lynching case that took place on May 24. The arrested has been identified as Khabiruddin Ahmed. Earlier the police arrested the other three of the five accused in the mob lynching case. However, the fifth accused is yet to be arrested. It may be mentioned Deka was allegedly beaten to death by five men after his bicycle hit...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Mizoram Likely to Extend Lockdown beyond May 31

    Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said that his government is contemplating to extend the lockdown beyond May 31, the day when the fourth phase of lockdown will come to an end. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, the chief minister said that the extension of lockdown is crucial in view of the present situation as thousands of people are returning to the state from different parts of the country....

    • 13 hrs ago
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    #TollGates-Assam to have nine

    Assam will have altogether nine toll gates in its East-West corridor stretch as the NHAI is going ahead with full implementation while natural resistance is growing. But both state government and the NHAI are determined that they would not back off like past as they needed money to maintain the road. Already the Raha and Nazirakhat(Sonapur), Bijni toll gates are operational and other five gates are on various stages...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Tripura's COVID-19 Tally Rises to 242

    Tripura registered another 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 , taking the state's tally to 242, informed chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb. The Chief Minister in his tweet said, "1020 samples have been tested today for COVID-19, out of which 10 people detected #POSITIVE 5 returnees from Chennai & Bangalore, 4 returnees from Mumbai & 1 railway pantry staff. " 1020 samples have been tested...

    • 15 hrs ago