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People waiting for final instructions from district administaration officials outside the Bakaliaghat Rukasen College Quarantine Centre after being released, at Bakaliaghat on Monday. – UB Photos
Landslide claims seven in Cachar, six in Karimganj
SILCHAR, June 2: At least seven persons were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Cachar district and six persons died in a similar incident in Karimganj district on Tuesday. ...

102 new COVID-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 423
AGARTALA, June 2: The number of COVID-19 cases in Tripura rose to 423, with 102 people testing positive for coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. ...

Cricket not free of racism, I faced it too: Chris Gayle
NEW DELHI, June 2: Expressing solidarity with the 'Black Lives Matter' campaign, star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has alleged that he faced racist remarks during his career and cricket is not free of the menace. ...

Deferred due to coronavirus, elections to 18 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on June 19
NEW DELHI, June 2: The polls to 18 Rajya Sabha seats, deferred due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now be held on June 19, the Election Commission announced. ...

12 people test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram
AIZAWL, June 2: Twelve people who recently returned from Delhi and Kolkata have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mizoram, an official said on Tuesday. ...

Militant killed in encounter in Pulwama
SRINAGAR, June 2: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said here. ...

8,171 more COVID-19 cases, 204 deaths in India
NEW DELHI, June 2: The novel coronavirus death toll rose to 5,598 in India on Tuesday with 204 more fatalities, while 8,171 new cases took the number of infections to over 1.98 lakh, the Health Ministry said. ...

State issues guidelines for ‘Unlock 1 phase’
GUWAHATI, June 1 - The State government today issued new directives for ‘Unlock 1 phase’ allowing reopening of activities with strict compliance of social distancing, hygiene and other health protocols directed by the Ministry of Home Affairs outside ...

Death toll in State floods goes up to 9
GUWAHATI, June 1 - The death toll in the first wave of flood has gone up to nine on Monday after two persons met a watery grave in Nagaon district. According to the daily flood report of the ASDMA, the casualties were reported in the Kampur area. ...

Situation at border with India ‘stable’: China
BEIJING, June 1 - China on Monday said that the overall situation at the border with India was “stable and controllable”, and both the countries have “unimpeded” communication channels to resolve the issues through dialogue and consultations. ...

Baghjan well continues to spew gas uncontrollably
DIBRUGARH, June 1 - Despite sincere efforts by the Crisis Management Team (CMT), natural gas continues to flow uncontrollably from OIL’s Baghjan oilwell, codenamed BGR-5. The well exploded last Wednesday morning, and ever since, has been spewing gas ...

State COVID-19 cases reach 1,463
GUWAHATI, June 1 - Thirty air passengers who arrived from Kuwait were among those who tested positive for coronavirus today, taking the State’s COVID-19 tally to 1,463. The repatriation flight from Kuwait under the Vande Bharat Mission had arrived at ...

Baghjan blowout ups threat to Dibru Saikhowa ecosystem
GUWAHATI, June 1 - With Oil India Limited’s Baghjan gas well blowout yet to be contained and the OIL authorities stating that it would take several days to put a stop to the uncontrolled escape of gas, the possibility of a severe impact on the nearby ...

CM forms 3-member panel on State’s economy
GUWAHATI, June 1 - The Advisory Committee for revitalization of economy of Assam in the backdrop of the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown submitted its report to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Brahmaputra State ...

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