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JFA mourns untimely demise of Silchar scribe Pijush Das

Dimapur, May 28: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed grief at the untimely demise of Silchar based journalist Pijush Kanti Das, 56, who breathed his last on the night of May 27 in a city hospital. He was suffering from renal problems for some time. A pass-out from GC College and Assam University Silchar, Das was working with NewsLive satellite channel as its Barak valley bureau chief since 2008 till his death, prior to which he used to work for NDTv, Jugantar, Amrit Bazar, Aajkaal and a few local Bengali...
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Arunachal govt equipped to handle possible spike in COVID-19 cases as more people return: Khandu

Itanagar, May 27: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said the state government is fully equipped to handle a possible spike in COVID-19 cases as more people return from other states. Khandu, in a video message, said his government has put in place a robust mechanism with all the standard operating procedures (SoPs) to prevent the spread of the virus. "I request people not to panic even if there is a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Arunachal in the future. I assure that the state...
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2 more test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur; total 41

Imphal, May 27: Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of cases in the state to 41, officials said on Wednesday. A 22-year-old male and 23-year-old male both of Thoubal district who recently returned from Bengaluru and Gujarat tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday night, they said. Necessary measures and treatment have been initiated, the officials said. Thoubal district now has six COVID-19 cases. Of the 41 total COVID-19 cases in Manipur, 37 are active as four have recovered and have been discharged...
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32 fresh COVID-19 cases in Assam, total rises to 714

Guwahati, May 27: The number of coronavirus cases crossed the 700-mark in Assam on Wednesday after 32 more people tested positive for the disease, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. With these new patients, including a resident of Kamrup (Metro) who recently returned to the state capital from Ahmedabad by plane, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 714 in the state, he said. "Ten more new cases of #COVID19+ reported taking the total to 714," the minister said in a tweet. Of the 10 cases,...
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Meghalaya govt allows students to appear for remaining HS exam papers from home district headquarters

Shillong, May 27: The Meghalaya government has said it will allow students to appear for the remaining papers of the higher secondary board examinations from their respective home district headquarters. Over 3,700 students will sit for the papers of subjects like mathematics, physical education, statistics and western music from 59 centres across the state, beginning on June 8, officials said. The facility, however, will not be available in the sub-division or block levels. Candidates are required to download the application format from the Meghalaya Board of School of Education (MBOSE)...
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Mizoram allows home isolation of returnees due to inadequate number of quarantine centres

Aizawl, May 26: The Mizoram government has allowed returnees clearing rapid antibody tests to be placed under home isolation, due to an inadequate number of quarantine centres in the state, a senior official said. The administration has encouraged home quarantine for Mizoram residents returning from outside provided they meet the requirements laid down in the standard operating procedure as government facilities might not be enough to accommodate all the returnees, Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo said. "Returnees seeking home isolation must apply to the district-level COVID-19 task force after obtaining permission...
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3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur; total count rises to 39

Imphal, May 26: Three more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Manipur, taking the total number of cases in the state to 39, officials said on Tuesday. The test reports of the three persons, all males hailing from Imphal West district, had returned positive from the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) at the state-run Regional Institute of Medical Sciences here on Monday night, a statement issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room said. Of the 39 patients, four have recovered while 35 are under treatment, it...
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47 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, total rises to 595

Guwahati, May 26: As many as 47 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Assam on Tuesday, taking the total to 595, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Golaghat has reported 21 cases followed by eight in Morigaon, five from Nagaon, four from Lakhimpur, three from Goalpara, two from Karbi Anglong, one from Hojai. While one person was detected positive in Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH), two people tested positive for the virus in GMCH. "47 new cases of #COVID19+ reported. 21 Golaghat, 4 Lakhimpur, 8 Morigaon, Goalpara 3, Hojai...
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‘Very heavy’ rainfall expected in Assam, Meghalaya from May 26-28, IMD issues red alert

New Delhi, May 26: A red-colour coded weather alert has been issued for Assam and Meghalaya from May 26-28, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday, predicting very heavy rainfall in these two northeastern states. Sathi Devi, head of the IMD's national weather forecasting centre, said there is a strong flow of south-westerly winds from the Bay of Bengal, bringing a lot of moisture to these two states. This is aided by the orographic factors of these two states that will bring in very heavy rainfall, she added. The...
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India becomes 2nd largest producer of PPE kits

GUWAHATI, MAY 26: From zero, India is now the second largest Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) manufacturing country in the world. It was made possible within a span of 60 days and now more than a hundred units spread all across India are manufacturing such kits. Now there is no shortage of PPE kits in the country. Highly placed official sources told The Assam Tribune that up to the beginning of March this year, India did not manufacture PPE kits and the requirements were met through imports. But now the situation...
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