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Restaurants In Guwahati Struggle to Survive Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Restaurants In Guwahati Struggle to Survive Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Ridhima Shukla | Saturday August 08, 2020, Guwahati

Around nine years ago, a restaurateur from Maharashtra's Mumbai, Ranbir Kar, landed in Assam with a dream to run his own food joints in Guwahati. He managed to open five such joints which soon became popular among foodies but the coronavirus pandemic meant that his dream was only short-lived.

Assam Allows Bars To Reopen With Strict Adherence To COVID-19 Rules

Assam Allows Bars To Reopen With Strict Adherence To COVID-19 Rules

Press Trust of India | Friday August 07, 2020, Guwahati

Assam Excise Department on Thursday allowed restaurants in the state to serve liquor while strictly adhering to the social distancing rules and other COVID-19 guidelines.

Patient, 70, Plays Bhupen Hazarika Songs As Tribute To Covid Warriors

Patient, 70, Plays Bhupen Hazarika Songs As Tribute To Covid Warriors

Edited by Nandini Gupta | Thursday July 30, 2020, Guwahati

In a Covid Care Centre of Assam's Guwahati, a 70-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus has been playing Bhupen Hazarika numbers on a violin to inspire and cheer doctors and patients.

Kangaroo, Macaw Parrot, Being Smuggled At Assam-Mizoram Border, Recovered

Kangaroo, Macaw Parrot, Being Smuggled At Assam-Mizoram Border, Recovered

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday July 29, 2020, Guwahati

A baby kangaroo, six Macaw parrots, three tortoise and two monkeys were recovered by the Assam Forest Department on Tuesday as the exotic animals were being illegally trafficked in Assam.

Debris Cleared At Assam Oil Blowout Site, Work On Controlling Fire Next

Debris Cleared At Assam Oil Blowout Site, Work On Controlling Fire Next

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday July 15, 2020, Guwahati

About 45 days since a damaged gas well blew out in Assam's Baghjan area, the state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) said it was confident of beginning the "main works" for controlling the fire in the next few days.

Assam MLA Wades Through Waist-Deep Water To Help Those Stranded In Flood

Assam MLA Wades Through Waist-Deep Water To Help Those Stranded In Flood

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Monday July 13, 2020, Golaghat, Assam

Assam MLA Mrinal Saikia is not afraid to get his hands dirty while working for the people of his constituency, where he walked through waist-high water and rescued people and livestock marooned because of floods that have affected over 13 lakh people across 2,015 villages in 24 districts.

Assam Man Helps Creates Jobs For Migrants Who Returned Amid Pandemic

Assam Man Helps Creates Jobs For Migrants Who Returned Amid Pandemic

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Friday July 10, 2020, Golaghat, Assam

42-year-old social worker in Assam's Golaghat district is helping youngsters, who were left without jobs or shelter in the country's metros because of the coronavirus lockdown, create livelihood back home by setting up fish farms offering hope of a sustainable future.

Flood Situation Worsens In Assam, 20 Dead, Over 9.5 Lakh Affected

Flood Situation Worsens In Assam, 20 Dead, Over 9.5 Lakh Affected

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Monday June 29, 2020, Guwahati

Monsoon weather update: According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 23 of the state's 33 districts are affected. Over 9.5 lakh people are badly hit by the floods. The weather office has said more rain is likely in the next few days.

PM Reviews Assam Oil Well Fire, Says Develop Expertise To Avoid Future Accidents

PM Reviews Assam Oil Well Fire, Says Develop Expertise To Avoid Future Accidents

Press Trust of India | Friday June 19, 2020, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the situation arising out of the oil well blow out in Assam's Tinsukia district and pressed for capacity development of organisations to prevent such mishaps in the future.

After Suspected Custodial Death, Assam Tweaks Counter-Insurgency Ops SOP

After Suspected Custodial Death, Assam Tweaks Counter-Insurgency Ops SOP

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Wednesday June 17, 2020, Guwahati

Two days after a 30-year-old man allegedly died in custody after being caught by the Army in a counter-insurgency operation in Assam's Jorhat district, the state government said that security forces involved in such operations will have to be accompanied by the village headman or the line head of the tea estates.

Assam Hospital Releases COVID-19 Patient Due To Confusion Over Names

Assam Hospital Releases COVID-19 Patient Due To Confusion Over Names

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 13, 2020, Guwahati

What's in a name? It turned out to be a lot in Assam's Darrang district as a COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital instead of a recovered person due to confusion over their similar-sounding names.

Environmentalists Fear Long-Term Impact Of Oil Well Fire On Assam Biodiversity

Environmentalists Fear Long-Term Impact Of Oil Well Fire On Assam Biodiversity

Press Trust of India | Friday June 12, 2020, Guwahati/Tinsukia

The raging fire at an oil well in Assam's Tinsukia district has caused irreversible damage to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and the Maguri Motapung wetland area besides jeopardising livelihood of people dependent on the land, conservationists said on Friday.

Fire At Oil Well Leaking Gas For Days, Assam Wants Army, Air Force Help

Fire At Oil Well Leaking Gas For Days, Assam Wants Army, Air Force Help

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Tuesday June 09, 2020, Guwahati

A massive fire has engulfed a natural-gas producing well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in upper Assam's Tinsukia district, that has been leaking gas for the last 14 days. Sources say the fire, that began this afternoon, may spread to adjoining areas.

Hit By Flood, COVID, Assam Adds Social Distancing Rules To Disaster Relief Manual

Hit By Flood, COVID, Assam Adds Social Distancing Rules To Disaster Relief Manual

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Sumana Nandy | Tuesday May 26, 2020, Guwahati

Assam, which has been hit by the first wave of floods and a continued spike in coronavirus cases, has rolled-out a flood relief and rescue operation manual while also ensuring strict adherence to rules put in place to curb spread of the contagion.

Row Over 2 Environment Clearances In Protected Wildlife Areas In Assam

Row Over 2 Environment Clearances In Protected Wildlife Areas In Assam

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Thursday May 21, 2020, Guwahati

There is a controversy brewing in Assam over environment clearances given for two separate projects. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given clearance for hydrocarbon drilling to Oil India Limited at seven locations under the Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Assam's Tinsukia district at time when there is already a lot of criticism in the state over the centre allowing coal mining in the Dihing Patkai wildlife sanctuary, spread over Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.