TMC MLA Jayanta Naskar Dies Of COVID-19

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Gosaba constituency Jayanta Naskar has died of COVID-19 on Saturday. He was 73. Naskar was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for COVID-19 a month ago. He breathed his last today evening. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief on the demise of the […]

Assam: 7.99 Lakh Households Got Tap Water Connections Under Jal Jeevan Mission

About 7.99 lakh households in Assam have tap water connections as the Central government has allocated a grant of Rs 5,601.16 crore to the state to expedite the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Saturday. “In Assam on August 15, 2019, at the time of launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission, only 1.11 lakh (1.76 per […]

COVID Assam: 3,571 New Cases, 44 Deaths

Assam on Saturday reported 3,571 new coronavirus cases, taking the active cases to 34,021. The positivity rate is 2.21 per cent. The overall tally of the state is 4,80,730. Further, 44 deaths have been reported today, while, 5,141 people have recuperated from the deadly contagion. The new cases were detected out of 1,61,420 Covid tests, and the […]

Govt Releases Guidelines For Parents’ Participation In Home-Based Learning During School Closure

The Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of Education on Saturday released the guidelines for parents’ participation in home-based learning during school closure and beyond. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in his tweet said that in this ‘new normal’ of the pandemic, considering parents’ role as pivotal to children’s growth and learning, these guidelines aim to provide […]

Centre Asks States to File FIRs Against Those Involved In Doctor Assaults

The Centre asked state governments to register cases against those who indulge in assault on doctors and healthcare professionals amid the pandemic. The centre further asked the states to invoke the stringent Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act. Following several incidents of attack on doctors and healthcare professionals in different parts of the country amid the COVID-19 […]

Renowned Physicist Prof. Dhiraj Bora Passes Away

Renowned physicist and Vice-Chancellor of Assam Science & Technology University (ASTU) Prof. Dhiraj Bora passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest. Born on September 30, 1951, Prof. Bora has been listed as a noteworthy physicist and educator by American publisher Marquis Who’s Who. Prof. Dhiraj Bora took over as the Vice-Chancellor of Assam Science […]

Tripura Cancels Class 10, 12 Board Exams

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the Tripura government has decided to cancel its class 10 and 12 board exams, state education minister Ratanlal Nath announced on Saturday. However, if any student is not satisfied with the results, they can appear in the exam when the situation is conducive, he added. The Tripura Board of […]

Telangana: Lockdown Lifted Up, Educational Institutes to Open From July 1

The Telangana Government has resolved to remove all the Covid restrictions in the state and open educational institutions from July 1. The decision came on Saturday to uplift the state-wide lockdown which was put in place since the second week of May. As per reports, the cabinet meeting held at the Chief Minister’s residence examined […]

7 Assam IWT Employees Under Suspension For Negligence

Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has ordered the Inland Water Transport Directorate to suspend seven of its employees for gross negligence of duty. The suspension is related to a pontoon boat that partially submerged which was deployed at the Chaulkhowa-Aparia-Gobardhan ferry service. In view of the same, IWT Director has placed under suspension Sahnur […]