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archiveSeptember 28, 2020

North East

19 arrested in Assam Police paper leak; bounty to catch ex-DIG, BJP leader

Guwahati, September 28: Six more persons were arrested in connection with the police recruitment question paper leak in Assam, taking the total nabbed to 19, said DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, announcing that bounties will be announced to catch a former police officer and a senior BJP leader for their alleged role. Addressing a press conference for the first time after the scam was detected, the director-general of police said any person, irrespective of his political affiliation or post, will be arrested if found involved in the leaking of the question...
North East

Gauhati HC admits Akhil Gogoi’s appeal challenging rejection of bail by NIA Court

Guwahati, September 28: A division bench of the Gauhati High Court on Monday admitted an appeal of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi challenging the rejection of bail by a Special NIA Court in a case related to his alleged role in violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam. The bench comprising Justices Kalyan Rai Surana and Ajit Borthakur directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to produce the case records on October 13. The Special NIA Court had rejected Gogoi's bail application (in the case registered in Chandmari police station)...
India

India’s Feluda COVID-19 test cheaper, faster alternative to RT-PCR diagnosis, say scientists

New Delhi, September 28: More accurate than a rapid antigen test and almost as quick, India's CRISPR Feluda' COVID-19 test that changes colour on detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus could be a cheaper, faster and simpler alternative to an RT-PCR diagnosis, say scientists. Named after Satyajit Ray's famed detective, the Feluda test, which is priced at Rs 500 and can deliver a result in 45 minutes, is able to differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses even if genetic variations between them are minute. The Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)...
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