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North East

100-year-old woman beats COVID-19 in Assam

Guwahati, September 17: Her age may have posed a challenge but 100-year-old Mai Handique's battle against COVID-19 was won by her positivity, doctors said on Thursday. Handique, Assam's oldest COVID-19 patient, was discharged from the Mahendra Mohan Chowdhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati on Wednesday, they said. A resident of the Mothers' Old Age Home, she was admitted to the hospital ten days ago after testing COVID- positive. The doctors and nurses who were treating her held a small celebration before she was discharged. Handique, who was beaming with excitement, joined...
North East

Record 221 new cases push Arunachal’s COVID-19 tally to 6,692

Itanagar, September 17: Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday as 221 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the state's coronavirus tally to 6,692, he said. The northeastern state had registered a spike of 221 coronavirus cases also on September 9. The Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 98, followed by Papumpare (33) and Lower Subansiri (13), State Surveillance Officer, Dr L Jampa, said. "Thirty Border Roads Organisation (BRO)...
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The plot thickens in Nagaland

Pradip Phanjoubam From all indications, a comprehensive resolution to the Naga problem seems destined to remain elusive. As hinted by the Central Government, what may come about is a partial solution which will leave out the most organized of Naga insurgent factions, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah). While other Naga militant groups have come together under the broad canopy of the Naga National Political Group and have agreed to settle their 73-year-old struggle within the Indian Constitution, Thuingaleng Muivah, the NSCN (IM) supremo, remains resolute in his demand...
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17 September 2020

ARIES: You are usually fairly hesitant about giving your opinions. But today you are going to assert yourself and your points of view like no has ever seen you do before. People will listen to you, and you will be amazed how much people count on you to show them the way. TAURUS: You are a sage, or at least you make people think of those Buddhist monks that teach their young disciples how to learn! People are surprised by your silence and your patience, and they are sometimes overwhelmed...
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Rotten system

It is a fact that in our State in spite of huge annual budgets there is no perceptible change in the infrastructure. The economic plight of a common man stays the same. The money disappears into the pockets of ministers, bureaucrats and contractors; very little used for the purpose it is meant. And why should not the rulers amass and enjoy, when there is absolutely zero accountability. Theirs is the authority, the power, the wealth and the luxuries of the earth, being answerable to none. The world of corruption is...
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