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Massive erosion at Pargat Kaibarta village`in Dhakuakhana, as seen on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Gold prices hit all-time high
NEW DELHI, July 1: MCX Gold hit a fresh all-time high of Rs 48,982 per 10 gm on Wednesday, while gold prices have rallied nearly 24 per cent this year. The precious metal had the best quarter, April-June, in more than four years in terms of price ris ...

Parents move SC on school fees, guidelines on online education
NEW DELHI, July 1: A group of parents from different states has moved the Supreme Court to seek directions to the Centre and state governments to direct all private unaided/aided schools to not charge fees for April-July or till commencement of physi ...

India, China stress need for stepwise de-escalation at LAC as priority
NEW DELHI, July 1: Amid the ongoing tension on the borders in eastern Ladakh, India and China have emphasised the need for an expeditious, phased and stepwise de-escalation as a priority, sources said on Wednesday. ...

Tripura to distribute Vitamin-C enriched fruits to boost immunity
AGARTALA, July 1: In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Tripura government will soon start free distribution of Vitamin-C enriched juice and fruits among people in urban areas to increase their immunity, a minister said here on Wednesda ...

Modi deletes Weibo account
NEW DELHI, July 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday deleted his account on Chinese social media app Weibo that had nearly 2.44 lakh followers, after the country banned 59 Chinese apps over national security concerns. ...

UPSC allows Civil Services aspirants to change exam centres
NEW DELHI, July 1: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to allow candidates for Civil Services (preliminary) examination, 2020 scheduled to be held on October 4 to change their exam centres in view of coronavirus pandemic. ...

Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh
NEW DELHI, July 1: Amid ongoing tension with China at the borders, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting the eastern Ladakh region to interact with soldiers deployed there. ...

Cachar DC, ADC, Joint Director Health Services volunteer for swab sample test
SILCHAR, JULY 1: Adding momentum to the ongoing Assam Targetted Surveillance Programme(ATSP), Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli along with Joint Director of Health Services Dr Sudip Jyoti Das have volunteered to undergo the swab sample tests f ...

State Govt revises COVID protocol
GUWAHATI, June 30 - Amidst the debate whether asymptomatic patients require hospitalization, the Assam government has revised the COVID-19 management and discharge protocol, paving the way for discharge of positive asymptomatic patients after 14 days ...

State death toll 12
GUWAHATI, June 30 - A dead person tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of deaths linked to the virus to 12. Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said 50-year-old Dilip Talukdar of Fatasil Ambari was brought dead to GMCH on June 22. The Stat ...

ED attaches assets worth Rs 1.3 cr of Rakesh Paul
GUWAHATI, June 30 - The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached seven immovable properties valued at approximately Rs 1.30 crore belonging to Rakesh Kumar Paul, the then Chairman of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) in a corrupti ...

Flood situation turns grim, death toll 27
GUWAHATI, June 30 - Three more persons died as the flood situation turned grim following heavy rainfall in many parts of the State, affecting around 15 lakh people in the past 24 hours. Two fatalities occurred in Barpeta district and one in Dibrugarh ...

Free ration for poor extended till Nov: PM
NEW DELHI, June 30 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November end. ...

3,57,203 people stranded outside State returned during May 2-June 28
GUWAHATI, June 30 - With imposition of the lockdown to check spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring movement of stranded people by maintaining the standard protocol, turned out to be a major challenge and as part of the mega operation, more than t ...

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