Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Guwahati doctor death not linked to hydroxychloroquine: Official

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
Amid a social media storm after a city-based anaesthesiologist, who was taking anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a precaution against coronavirus infection, died of heart attack, doctors here on Monday ruled out any link between his death and the i... read..

N-E states intensify war against spread of corona (Roundup)

Guwahati/Agartala |Monday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
With two positive coronavirus cases found last week, the northeastern states on Sunday further stepped up their efforts to reach out to people and maintain the supply of essentials.... read..

Isolation, less migration key factors for less corona spread in N-E: Experts

Guwahati/Agartala |Monday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Northeast India's topographical isolation, less congestion of people and fewer international migration, largely due to the mountainous region are the factors that have so far restricted the spread of COVID-19, experts said.... read..

COVID-19: NF Railway starts converting train coaches into isolation wards in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | March 30, 2020 6:41:28 AM IST
The Indian Railways is converting train coaches into isolation wards to prepare for a fight against coronavirus to meet the increasing demand for beds.... read..

Volunteers of 'Animal Welfare People' feed dogs in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh (Assam) | March 30, 2020 6:11:28 AM IST
Volunteers of 'Animal Welfare People' on Sunday fed dogs in Dibrugarh amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.... read..

Railway coaches being converted into isolation wards

Guwahati |Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
In a unique endeavour, the Indian railways has started work to convert train coaches into isolation wards to deal with rush of COVID-19 patients, railway official said on Saturday.... read..

Assam tea garden guard dies in market, family claims lynched

Silchar (Assam) |Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
An Assam Tea Security Force (ATSF) guard died in the state's Cachar district on Saturday, with his family claiming he was lynched by a mob while enforcing the ongoing lockdown at a market. Police, however, said he died of high blood pressure after a quarr... read..

Assam tea garden guard dies in market, family claims lynching

Silchar (Assam) |Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
An Assam Tea Security Force (ATSF) guard died in Cachar district of southern Assam on Saturday, following which his family claimed he was lynched by a mob while enforcing the ongoing lockdown at a market, but police said his death was due to a quarrel and... read..

NE states battle to curb Covid-19 spread, maintain supplies (Roundup)

Guwahati/Agartala |Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The northeastern states battled with issues of curbing the novel coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a non-stop supply of essentials, vegetables and medical necessities, all for which the region is largely reliant on the rest of India.... read..

Police in NE states supplying food, people fear shortages (Roundup)

Guwahati/Agartala |Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
Police in different northeastern states on Friday have started supplying cooked or packaged food to the needy people while people are becoming more scared fearing that the availability of essentials would be scarce from early next week.... read..

Stones pelted at police personnel in Assam's Bongaigaon

Bongaigaon (Assam) | March 28, 2020 4:11:35 PM IST
Stones were pelted at police personnel at Bhawlaguri Bodi Bazaar under New Bangai police station area in Bongaigaon amid the nationwide lockdown.... read..

Lockdown effect: NGOs in N-E begin drives to feed stray animals

Guwahati/Agartala |Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Several NGOs in northeastern states have come forward to feed the stray animals, specialy dogs, cows and monkeys, who are facing starvation due to the countrywide lockdown following coronavirus.... read..

Assam Chief Secretary reviews status, action plan for management of COVID-19

Guwahati (Assam) | March 28, 2020 5:41:35 PM IST
The daily meeting of State Level Task Force to review the status and action for management of COVID-19 was held under the chairmanship of Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Saturday at Janata Bhawan in Dispur.... read..

Authorities stop construction works in Assam for defying lockdown

Guwahati |Friday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The police and other authorities in Assam on Thursday stopped various construction works including that of a building on the IIT-Guwahati campus for defying the lockdown and protective measures put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the police s... read..

Assam govt to supply 5 crore bottles of hand sanitizers free of cost

Dispur (Assam) | March 27, 2020 10:11:36 PM IST
Around 5 crore bottles of hand sanitizers will be supplied free of cost by the excise factories of the state, informed the state Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidiya.... read..

Special cargo flights to NE, NFR operates goods trains

Guwahati |Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Air India would operate special cargo flights to the northeastern region of India to ferry the commodities required to deal with the novel coronavirus treatment and other public emergency, top AAI official said on Friday.... read..

Local body polls in NE India put off indefinitely

Agartala/Guwahati |Friday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Various polls to the autonomous and local bodies in several northeastern region have been postponed indefinitely due to the situation arising out of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Friday.... read..

COVID-19: Disinfection drive conducted at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital

Guwahati (Assam) | March 26, 2020 11:11:45 PM IST
Assam Health Department and Guwahati Municipal Corporation along with fire and emergency services carried out a disinfection drive at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Thursday in the wake of coronavirus threat.... read..

NE India tea gardens facing huge losses following lockdown

Guwahati/Agartala |Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Over 850 big tea gardens and thousands of small gardens in the northeastern region of India specially in Assam are closed leading to huge economic loss and jeopardizing the livelihood of lakhs of workers.... read..

Assam govt transforms Sarusajai Stadium into coronavirus isolation facility

Guwahati (Assam) | March 26, 2020 3:41:42 PM IST
The Assam government is constructing a coronavirus isolation centre at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, also known as Sarusajai Stadium, in Guwahati on a war footing.... read..

Effective lockdown continues in N-E, police act tough (Roundup)

Guwahati/Agartala |Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
As lockdown continued effectively across the northeastern region of India on Wednesday, the police detained around 200 people in different states for violating the enforcement, officials said.... read..

Former Indian footballer Abdul Latif passes away

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Former Indian football player and 1970 Asian Games bronze medallist Abdul Latif has died. Latif, 73, breathed his last in Guwahati on Monday night.... read..

Exceptional response as lockdown clamped in NE India

Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala |Wednesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
People from all walks of life, including traders and transporters, on Tuesday fully followed the lockdown, imposed on the seven northeastern states in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, officials said.... read..

Six N-E states declare lockdown, no bar on essential services

Guwahati/Agartala/Aizawl |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Six of the eight northeastern states -- Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram -- have declared lockdown to curb the coronavirus spread.... read..
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