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48 fresh Covid-19 cases in Assam; tally 1,561

Guwahati, Jun 3 (PTI): As many as 48 fresh Covid-19 cases have been reported in Assam, taking the state’s tally to 1,561 on Wednesday, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the 48 new patients, 13 are from Biswanath district, nine ...

03 Jun 2020

Second Covid-19 case detected in Sikkim

Gangtok, June 3 (PTI): A man who returned from Delhi recently tested positive for Covid-19 in Sikkim, taking the number of cases in the state to two, a senior health official said on Wednesday. The 56-year-old man, who returned from the national capi...

03 Jun 2020

Over 1,700 stranded Mizos yet to return home — Official

Aizawl, Jun 3 (PTI): More than 1,700 Mizos stranded in other parts of the country due to the lockdown are yet to return to their home state, a top Mizoram government official has said. Most of them are stranded in Delhi and its adjoining areas, he sa...

03 Jun 2020

Saikhom Tikendra Singh appointed new president of BJP Manipur Pradesh

Our Correspondent Imphal, June 2 (EMN): Chief spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Manipur Pradesh, Saikhom Tikendra Singh has been appointed as the new president of BJP Manipur Pradesh. BJP National General Secretary and headquarters in-...

02 Jun 2020

Over 3.50 lakh returnees take Covid-19 cases in NE India to 2156

Guwahati/Agartala/Aizawl, June 2 (IANS): The return of 3.50 lakh natives from south and north India has led to a surge in coronavirus cases in the eight northeastern states to 2,156, including 1,623 active cases till Tuesday night, ministers and offi...

02 Jun 2020

Tripura woman kills self after Covid-19 test; result comes out positive

Agartala, June 2 (PTI): A day after her swab sample was tested for Covid-19, a 50-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of a toilet in G B Pant hospital here, an official said. The police suspects that she had...

02 Jun 2020

Tea gardens in Assam’s Jorhat showing interest to engage returnees — Official

Guwahati, Jun 2 (PTI): Most tea garden owners in Jorhat district of Assam have shown interest in engaging migrant workers who have returned to the state in the wake of the lockdown, following talks with the local authorities which are looking for ave...

02 Jun 2020

12 people test Covid-19 positive in Mizoram

Aizawl, June 2 (PTI): Twelve people who recently returned from Delhi and Kolkata have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mizoram, an official said on Tuesday. The state had earlier reported only one Covid-19 case on March 24. The first pati...

02 Jun 2020

102 new Covid-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 423

Agartala, June 2 (PTI): The number of Covid-19 cases in Tripura rose to 423, with 102 people testing positive for coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. They said 173 people have recovered from Covid-19 and have been discharged from hospital. Tripur...

02 Jun 2020

Manipur Covid-19 tally rises to 83; lockdown to continue

Our Correspondent Imphal, June 1 (EMN): Close on the heels of announcing continuation of lockdown in the state till June 30, Manipur government’s spokesperson Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam on Monday said there will be complete lockdown and curfew in all ...

01 Jun 2020

45 new Covid-19 cases in Assam, tally at 1384

Guwahati, June 1 (PTI): Forty-five more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the number of cases to 1,384 on Monday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. There are 1,192 active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid...

01 Jun 2020

Pending board exams in Tripura postponed again

Agartala, Jun 1 (PTI): The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has postponed the pending papers of Class 10 and 12 board exams supposed to start from June 5 in view of lockdown in containment zones till June 30, a board official said. This is...

01 Jun 2020

Situation along border in Arunachal calm, normal — Khandu

Itanagar, June 1 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday asserted there has been no report of any standoff between the Indian and Chinese troops in the state, which shares a 1,080-km border with China. Khandu’s comments co...

01 Jun 2020

PM hails Assam, Tripura men’s enterprise, humanity

Guwahati/Agartala, May 31 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the northeast people for making business out of local produce, and even daily wagers helping people in the time of coronavirus pandemic. “Sudip from Assam wrote to ...

31 May 2020

56 more test positive for Covid-19 in Assam; total count 1,272

Guwahati, May 31 (PTI): Assam reported 56 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total in the state to 1,272, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the 56 cases, 18 are from Lakhimpur, 12 from Barpeta, seven from Udalguri, five each from Bak...

31 May 2020

Nine new Covid-19 cases in Manipur; tally rises to 71

Our Correspondent Imphal, May 31 (EMN): With nine new positive cases, the Covid-19 tally in Manipur increased to 71, while four others have been discharged from hospital after recovery, health officials reported on Sunday. The additional director and...

31 May 2020

Arunachal reports fourth Covid-19 case

Itanagar, May 31 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its fourth Covid-19 case after a 12-year-old student, who recently returned to the state from Delhi in a bus, tested positive for the disease, a senior official said on Sunday. The boy had returned t...

31 May 2020

Assam’s coronavirus tally touches 1,100-mark with 43 new cases

Guwahati, May 30 (PTI): Assam’s Covid-19 tally touched the 1,100-mark with 43 more people testing positive on Saturday, the state’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The state at present has 968 active cases, he...

31 May 2020

NPF MLA Awangbow Newmai sworn in as minister in Manipur

Our Correspondent Imphal, May 29 (EMN): Naga People’s Front (NPF) MLA Awangbow Newmai was sworn in as Cabinet Minister at a ceremony held at Banquet Hall, Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Friday. The governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla, administered the...

29 May 2020

155 Indians deported by Kuwait land in Guwahati

Guwahati/Agartala, May 29 (IANS): As many as 155 Indians deported by Kuwait landed in Guwahati in Assam on Friday and would be quarantined, officials said. According to health and security officials, 52 deportees are from Tripura and 103 from Assam. ...

29 May 2020

One more tests positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya

Shillong, May 29 (PTI): A person who recently returned to Meghalaya from Haryana has tested positive for Covid-19, raising the number of active cases in the state to eight, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. All information about the patient, inclu...

29 May 2020

24 more test positive for Covid-19 in Assam, total count 880

Guwahati, May 29 (PTI): As many as 24 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Assam, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 880, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the 24, 11 are from Goalpara, three each from Nalbari and...

29 May 2020

Zoramthanga takes a dig at opposition ZPM over call for special budget session

Aizawl, May 28 (PTI): Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has slammed main opposition Zoram Peoples Movement (ZPM) for its call for a special assembly session to re-appropriate the states annual budget for 2020- 21. Asserting that re-allocation of bud...

28 May 2020

263 Indians from four NE states return from Bangladesh, quarantined

Agartala/Silchar (Assam), May 28 (IANS): A total of 263 Indians, who were stranded in Bangladesh for more than two months, returned to the country on Thursday and were admitted to institutional quarantine centres in their respective northeastern stat...

28 May 2020

Mizoram class-12 board exams 2020 to resume on June 16

Aizawl, May 28 (PTI): The Mizoram government has decided to resume class-12 board examinations suspended midway due to Covid-19 pandemic from June 16, an official said. The examinations of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) for remai...

28 May 2020
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