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6 persons test positive for COVID-19 in Assam; total cases reach 97

Guwahati, May 17: Six persons, including a 9-year-old boy, tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, taking the total number of cases in the state to 97, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The boy, who is a resident of Ward Number 3 of Jorhat town, tested positive after returning from Delhi. He is undergoing treatment at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, he said. The boy is the youngest COVID-19 patient in Assam where the infection was also detected in three other minors. One of them, a 16-year-old girl, was...

Not endorsed any joint meeting: NCD

Dimapur, May 17: Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) today said that it has no knowledge and has not convened any joint meeting of all president of 19 tribal bodies on May 18 at 2 p.m. at ASTC office near IMC Hall, Dimapur. In a press release, NCD president, T Bangerloba, general secretary, Thsapongkyu Sangtam, joint secretary, Rangau Zeliang and vice president (adm) K Ghokheto Chophy said that the supposedly schedule meeting is not endorsed by the NCD and urged those behind the self style meeting not to mislead the public. (Page...

Fifth tranche of economic package will revitalise village economy: PM Modi

New Delhi, May 17: The fifth and last tranche of economic stimulus announced by the government on Sunday will boost entrepreneurship, help public sector units and revitalise the village economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. He also said the stimulus will have a transformative impact on India's health and education sectors. "Reform trajectories of the states will also get an impetus," he said in a tweet. The government on Sunday announced suspension of new bankruptcy filings on loan defaults for one year and raised the threshold for insolvency as...

Obama criticises Trump administration’s response to pandemic crisis

Washington, May 17: For the second time in a week, former US president Barack Obama has made a veiled attack on his successor Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis, saying the pandemic that had shown that many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge." Obama criticised the handling of the coronavirus pandemic without mentioning President Trump, a Republican, by name, just a week after privately criticising the administration's response to the COVID-19. The total death toll in the US due to the coronavirus now stands at over 88,000,...
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