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After Its Highest Spike, Assam Comes Up With Strict Quarantine Rules

After Its Highest Spike, Assam Comes Up With Strict Quarantine Rules

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Friday May 15, 2020, Guwahati

With Assam witnessing its highest spike of 22 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, that too from Guwahati, a green zone, and at a time when the special passenger trains are arriving with stranded people from outside, the state government has tweaked its quarantine protocol and has come up with a strict SOP.

Not Testing Samples Of Girl Who Died Of COVID-19 A Mistake: Himanta Sarma

Not Testing Samples Of Girl Who Died Of COVID-19 A Mistake: Himanta Sarma

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 10, 2020, Guwahati

Doctors at the government-run ESIC Hospital committed a "mistake" by not testing samples of a 16-year-old girl, who later died of Covid-19, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Guwahati Medical College Closed For New Patients After Doctor Tests COVID-19 +ve

Coronavirus: Guwahati Medical College Closed For New Patients After Doctor Tests COVID-19 +ve

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Stela Dey | Saturday May 09, 2020, Guwahati

Assam has 'temporarily' shut down the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) - the biggest medical college of the northeast and the B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati after four coronavirus cases were reported from their premises. Guwahati was a green zone before these cases were reported.

Assam To Reopen Borders With Northeast States From Sunday

Assam To Reopen Borders With Northeast States From Sunday

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Sumana Nandy | Saturday May 02, 2020, Guwahati

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said state borders with all states in the northeast, except Sikkim, will be opened to "ease the return" of those stranded in the other states in the region.

Guwahati Journalists Get Special Suits In Fight Against COVID-19

Guwahati Journalists Get Special Suits In Fight Against COVID-19

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday April 04, 2020, Guwahati, Assam

Special protection suits have been arranged in Assam's Guwahati for journalists covering the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed at least 68 people in India, infected nearly 2,900.

Coronavirus: Assam Asks Schools To Continue Teaching Via WhatsApp

Coronavirus: Assam Asks Schools To Continue Teaching Via WhatsApp

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 21, 2020, Guwahati

The Assam government on Saturday directed the schools to provide students with course materials and give them homework through WhatsApp to prevent learning gaps and subsequent dropouts during the closure of educational institutes due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

In Guwahati, Press Club Goes To Polls After 17 Years Today

In Guwahati, Press Club Goes To Polls After 17 Years Today

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Thursday March 12, 2020, Guwahati

An election of a different kind has caught the imagination of people in Guwahati with its intense campaign, using traditional outreach methods like banners, posters, festoons and the new age mediums like social media bulk messages, WhatsApp broadcasts and audio-visuals (AVs) and not to forget door-to-door visits campaigns.

400 Quarantined In Assam After US Tourist Tests Positive For Coronavirus

400 Quarantined In Assam After US Tourist Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Press Trust of India | Monday March 09, 2020, Guwahati

At least 400 people in Assam have been quarantined after they came in contact with an American tourist who tested positive for the new coronavirus, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.

Scribe Alleges Eve-Teasing In Guwahati, Journalist Body Expresses Concern

Scribe Alleges Eve-Teasing In Guwahati, Journalist Body Expresses Concern

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 15, 2020, Guwahati

The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) expressed concern on Friday over an incident of alleged eve-teasing of a senior woman journalist near the Guwahati Press Club.

Guwahati Boy, Brother Killed In Fire Before His Birthday Party

Guwahati Boy, Brother Killed In Fire Before His Birthday Party

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Friday January 24, 2020, Guwahati

Four-year-old Ivan Goswami was to celebrate his birthday in a big party on Thursday evening but it never happened. He was charred to death along with his seven-year-old brother Ishan in a massive fire at their home in Guwahati.

Assam Cop Sexually Assaulted Teen Daughter Of Another Officer: Police

Assam Cop Sexually Assaulted Teen Daughter Of Another Officer: Police

Press Trust of India | Monday January 06, 2020, Guwahati

Superintendent of Police (SP) of a hill district in Assam has been charged under the POCSO Act for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage daughter of another senior police officer at a new year's party.

GoAir Plane Returns To Guwahati Airport Within Minutes Of Take Off Due To Snag

GoAir Plane Returns To Guwahati Airport Within Minutes Of Take Off Due To Snag

Press Trust of India | Monday December 23, 2019, Guwahati

A GoAir plane had to return to the Guwahati airport in Assam on Monday within minutes of take off after a technical snag was detected, officials said.

DNB Final Examination At Guwahati Medical College Postponed

DNB Final Examination At Guwahati Medical College Postponed

Edited by Shihabudeen Kunju S | Thursday December 12, 2019, New Delhi

The Board, which conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations for the award of Diplomate of National Board (DNB), has postponed the DNB final examination (Theory) scheduled to be held on December 13, 14 and 15 at Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati.

Guwahati University Offered 21 Unapproved Courses For 7 Years: Government Auditor CAG's Report

Guwahati University Offered 21 Unapproved Courses For 7 Years: Government Auditor CAG's Report

Press Trust of India | Sunday December 01, 2019, Guwahati

Guwahati University offered unapproved courses putting career prospects of nearly 74,000 students in jeopardy, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said in a report.

Gauhati Varsity Offered 21 Unapproved Courses, Gave False Affidavits To UGC: CAG

Gauhati Varsity Offered 21 Unapproved Courses, Gave False Affidavits To UGC: CAG

Press Trust of India | Sunday December 01, 2019, Guwahati

The Gauhati University has jeopardised the career prospects of nearly 74,000 students and collected Rs 39 crore as enrolment fees from them by offering 21 unapproved courses through its distance learning centre for seven years, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said in a report.