April 17, 2021 08:59 (IST)
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Assam plans to conduct 1 lakh COVID-19 tests within a week

Guwahati/IBNS: While COVID-19 positive cases are rising across the country, the Assam government has decided to conduct 1 lakh tests for the virus in the state within a week.

7,585 healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 across Assam

Guwahati/IBNS: The fourth day of the massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully in Assam on Tuesday.

Covid-19 vaccination drive starts in Assam

Guwahati/UNI: The Covid-19 vaccination drive started in Assam on Saturday along with other parts of the country.

Bird-flu scare : Assam state zoo authority bans poultry entry

Guwahati/IBNS: Taking notice after confirming report of bird-flu outbreak in seven states of the country, Assam State Zoo authority has also taken precautionary measures to protect birds and other animals and banned poultry entry in the zoos in the state.

Assam: Sivasagar forest team arrests 6 for killing two adult Asian elephants

Guwahati/IBNS: Six persons involved in the killing of two adult female wild Asian elephants through electrocution at Digholdorioli area in Assam's Sivasagar district were arrested by a forest team on Monday.

Dry run of COVID-19 vaccination begins in Assam

Guwahati/IBNS: Along Punjab, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, the dry run exercise of the Covid-19 vaccination programme began on Monday in Assam.

One UK returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Guwahati

Guwahati/IBNS: A traveller from the United Kingdom has been tested positive for COVID-19 at Guwahati airport.

Assam: Forest officials rescue injured elephant calf

Guwahati: Forest department officials have rescued an injured elephant calf in Assam’s Nagaon district in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Kaziranga National Park to be reopened for tourists from Oct 21

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve will be reopened for tourists from October 21.

Assam flood: Nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 district affect

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Assam is still grim as nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 districts of the state have been affected by the third wave of flood this year.

Medium intensity earthquake jolts Assam and other parts of NE

Guwahati/IBNS: A medium intensity earthquake rocked Assam and other parts of the North Eastern region early on Tuesday.

Assam registers 2,595 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam has registerd 2,595 fresh positive cases for COVID-19 in last 24 hours.

Assam reports 18 more deaths, 2739 new COVID-19 positive cases

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam registered 18 more COVID-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the state’s death toll to 414.

Assam stands 7th in Covid-19 active cases across country: Health Ministry

Guwahati/UNI: With more than 29,000 active cases, Assam has been placed at number seven by the Union Health Ministry in the list of Covid-19 active cases in the country.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: When the hills cry

Monsoon time. The sky pours,  the earth looks fresh and distressed at the same time as flood waters submerge the landscape. I remember a time like this a couple of years ago. We were travelling to Guwahati from upper Assam. It had been raining heavily the previous day but now the sky was blue and a cool breeze was blowing. We were about to reach Jorabat. The name connotes a twin or joint- road. It is from this junction that one drives upwards to Meghalaya, the abode in the clouds, or continues towards the capital city of Assam, and vice versa.