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archiveSeptember 25, 2020

North East

Slight improvement in Tarun Gogoi’s health condition: Minister

Guwahati, September 25: The health condition of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, admitted to the ICU of GMCH following post-COVID-19 complications, has marginally improved on Friday, Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. A video-conference was held with the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, Dr Ranjit Guleria and the doctors attending on him at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital here to review the medical treatment given to him, Sarma said. There has been an overnight improvement in the health condition of the 85-year-old former chief...
North East

Assam govt develops new mobile app for air passengers

Guwahati, September 25: The Assam government has developed a mobile app through which air passengers can download forms, fill it up, and show it at airports to avoid delay in completing formalities for COVID-19 tests, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said here on Friday. The app named 'visitassam' has been developed to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained and passengers are not delayed as filling up necessary forms at the airports is time consuming, the minister said at a press conference here. The state government...
North East

Assam govt announces Rs 200cr package for tea industry

Guwahati, September 25: The Assam government on Friday announced a Rs 200-crore incentive package for the state's tea industry, including three years exemption of agricultural income tax, to give a boost to the sector. The tea industry in the state is going through a difficult phase for the past few years and the gardens were also closed due to the lockdown, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. "The tea industry in the state needs to be bailed out and we are providing four incentives which will ensure that they remain...
North East

Couple donates land for setting up model village in Arunachal

Itanagar, September 25: A couple in Arunachal Pradesh has donated 22,000 square metres of land for the establishment of a model village. The land donated by Gibi Tato and Minli Tato is located below the Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) Road between Kerang and Keak villages near Aalo, in West Siang district, an official said. The village is to be named as Minli-Gibi or MG village after the generous couple. The couples efforts for three years to turn the place into a model village has resulted in road connectivity, childrens...
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