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23 new Covid-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 232

Agartala, May 27 (PTI): Twenty-three more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the total number of cases in the state to 232, officials said on Wednesday. The number of active cases stands at 65 while 165 people have recovered ...

27 May 2020

Four new Covid-19 cases in Assam, total rises to 686

Guwahati, May 27 (PTI): Four new Covid-19 positive cases were reported in Assam on Wednesday, taking the total to 686, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Three new cases were reported from Nagaon and one from Dhemaji, the minister said. “...

27 May 2020

Home-bound natives cause rapid rise in corona cases in NE

Guwahati/Kohima, May 26 (IANS): The return of hundreds of home-bound people from southern and western India to the North-East has led to a rise in Covid-19 positive cases in the region, especially in Assam, where 102 fresh corona patients were report...

26 May 2020

Three killed, 2.50 lakh affected in floods, landslides in NE states

Guwahati/Itanagar, May 26 (IANS): At least three people died and over 2,50,000 people of over 350 villages were affected due to floods and landslides in three northeastern states – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, officials said on Tuesd...

26 May 2020

47 new Covid-19 cases in Assam, total rises to 595

Guwahati, May 26 (PTI): 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 f...

26 May 2020

Four new Covid-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 198

Agartala, May 26 (PTI): Four more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the state’s total to 198, officials said on Tuesday. All the new cases were of people who have returned from Mumbai recently, they said. Of the total 198 ...

26 May 2020

Institutional quarantine mandatory for those returning to Assam — Minister

Guwahati, May 26 (PTI): The Assam government on Tuesday stressed on strict quarantine protocol for the people coming from outside the state, stating that those returning will mandatorily have to stay in institutional isolation. At a meeting of the co...

26 May 2020

3 killed, 2.50 lakh affected in floods, landslides in Northeast states

Guwahati/Itanagar, May 26 (IANS): At least three people died and over 2,50,000 people of over 350 villages were affected due to floods and landslides in three northeast states – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, officials said on Tuesday...

26 May 2020

Mizoram allows home isolation of returnees due to inadequate number of quarantine centres

Aizawl, May 26 (PTI): 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 encoura...

26 May 2020

Police apprehends two for escaping from quarantine centre in Assam

Hailakandi/Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Two persons who escaped from a quarantine centre at Silchar in south Assam were apprehended by police at Algapur Railway Station, a senior officer said on Monday. Superintendent of Police, Hailakandi, Pabindra Kumar...

25 May 2020

Samples of 31 persons who travelled with Covid-19 positive man in Arunachal test negative

Itanagar, May 25 (PTI): Swab samples of 31 persons out of 60, who had travelled with a Covid-19 positive man from Delhi in buses, have tested negative in Arunachal Pradesh, a senior health official said on Monday. The result of 26 samples is awaited ...

25 May 2020

30,700 people of five Assam districts affected by flood

Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Over 30,700 people in five districts of Assam were affected by flood that displaced nearly 9,000 people in Goalpara district and damaged standing crops, according to an official report said on Monday. A total of 127 villages i...

25 May 2020

Muted Eid celebration in Assam due to Covid-19 outbreak

Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Assam transport commissioner Adil Khan had never thought that there would be an Eid-ul-Fitr festival without any celebration and feast! But it has happened this time. With flights resuming from Monday, Khan had to leave his ho...

25 May 2020

Indians from the North East region victims of racial and regional prejudice

New Delhi, May 24 (IANSlife): With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and the exponential rise in the number of cases, people from the North Eastern states of India, besides being affected by the pandemic, have also been hit by racial profiling a...

25 May 2020

Eid excitement running low in Assam

Guwahati, May 24 (PTI): With Eid excitement running low due to Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing lockdown, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi appealed to the people not to come out for gatherings but offer namaz from their homes. Wishing people on this auspici...

24 May 2020

Four new Covid-19 cases in Assam; tally rises to 350

Guwahati, May 24 (PTI): A day after Assam recorded the highest of 87 Covid-19 cases on a single day, four fresh cases have been reported in the state on Sunday, a senior minister said. With this there are total 350 Covid-19 positive cases in the stat...

24 May 2020

Return of migrants leads to corona spike in northeast

Guwahati/Agartala, May 24 (IANS): Exodus of people from southern and western regions of India to the northeast region has led to a steep rise in Covid-19 positive cases, especially in Assam, where 132 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours...

24 May 2020

Assam surpasses its previous biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases; tally now 319

Guwahati, May 23 (PTI): Assam surpassed its previous biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases with 60 fresh cases being reported on Saturday, taking the total tally to 319, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The state had till now recorded i...

23 May 2020

Sonowal urges Nagaland CM to reopen inter-state border

Guwahati, May 23 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday urged Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio to reopen the inter-state border that was shut by the neighbouring state recently. In a telephonic conversation between the two leaders, Sonowal sa...

23 May 2020

NE states warn of action against those defying quarantine norms

Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala, May 23 (IANS): Several northeastern states, including Assam, Manipur and Tripura have warned of strict action, including imprisonment, if anyone defies the quarantine protocols. A spike in positive coronavirus cases, especia...

23 May 2020

Returnees failing to undergo quarantine will be jailed, says Manipur CM

Imphal, May 23 (PTI): People returning to Manipur from various parts of the country and abroad will have to undergo mandatory quarantine, failing which they will be arrested and put in jail, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said. Singh said those fou...

23 May 2020

Manipur govt. prepared to tackle situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic — CM

Our Correspondent Imphal, May 22 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that the state government is fully prepared to tackle the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Singh also appealed to the people not to panic. He w...

22 May 2020

Meghalaya government donates 5,000 VTMs to Assam

Shillong, May 22 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said his government has donated 5,000 Viral Transport Media (VTMs) to Assam as Covid-19 positive cases are increasing by the day in the neighbouring state. The VTM is used for...

22 May 2020

Tripura to benefit by INR 4,802 cr. from PM’s economic package — CM

Agartala, May 22 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s INR 20 lakh crore economic package will benefit the people of Tripura to the tune of INR 4,802 crore apart from other benefits, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday. Highlighting...

22 May 2020

Two more test Covid-19 positive in Tripura; tally rises to 175

Agartala, May 22 (PTI): Two more persons tested positive for novel coronavirus in Tripura, raising the state’s total Covid-19 cases to 175, Chief Minister Biplam Kumar Deb said. The two came in contact with people who returned to the state from...

22 May 2020
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