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Tribal villagers lining up to receive relief at Bankul, a remote village in South Tripura district, on Friday. – Photo: Correspondent
COVID-19 cases rise to 319 in Assam
GUWAHATI, May 23: As many as 53 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected on Saturday afternoon, taking the total number of cases to 319, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted on social media. ...

Bomb threat against Adityanath
LUCKNOW, May 23: Police have registered an FIR after receiving a WhatsApp message threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. ...

Meghalaya donates 5,000 VTMs to Assam
SHILLONG, May 23: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma 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. ...

Veteran actress Mumtaz dismisses death rumours
MUMBAI, May 23: Veteran actor Mumtaz on Friday dismissed rumours of her death in a video message, saying she is alive and doing well. ...

Mizoram cabinet grants industry status to sports
AIZAWL, May 23: To give a boost to the sports sector in the state, the Mizoram Cabinet on Friday granted industry status to sports. ...

Congress leader Sanjay Jha tests positive for COVID-19
NEW DELHI, May 23: Congress leader and spokesperson Sanjay Jha on Friday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be under home quarantine for over a week as he is asymptomatic. ...

26 all out: the nightmare that still haunts New Zealand cricket
WELLINGTON, May 23: It has been described as New Zealand cricket's darkest day, the 1955 Test against England when the Black Caps were skittled for just 26, a record low that still stands today. ...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Ghoomketu' first Bollywood film to release directly on OTT platform
MUMBAI, May 23: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a small-town writer who is struggling to get a break in Bollywood in his next "Ghoomketu" and he says the role reminded him of his own time as an aspiring actor in the film industry. ...

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings on coronavirus contradict him
WASHINGTON, May 23: "A Trump enemy statement, he said of one study. A political hit job, he said of another. ...

6 prominent Indian-Americans named to Biden-Sanders unity task forces
WASHINGTON, May 23: Six prominent Indian-Americans from diverse fields have been named to the Biden-Sanders unity task forces announced by former vice president Joe Biden, who is the presumptive presidential nominee of the opposition Democratic Party ...

RBI extends loan moratorium
MUMBAI, May 22 - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday slashed interest rates, extended moratorium on loan repayments and allowed banks to lend more to corporates in an effort to support the economy which is likely to contract for the first time ...

66 killed as Pak plane with 99 persons on board crashes
KARACHI, May 22 - At least 66 persons were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 persons on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday, officials said, nearly a w ...

COVID-19 cases in State rises to 259
GUWAHATI, May 22 - As many as 49 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Assam on Friday, taking the total coronavirus count in the State to 259. Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said all the new patients were under quarantine. In the biggest one-time ...

Committed to protect State’s environment, biodiversity: CM
GUWAHATI, May 22 - “We are committed to protect Assam’s environment and biodiversity. No one should cast aspersions on State government’s sincerity to preserve natural, greenery and natural resources of the State,” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal t ...

Sonia flays Centre over lockdown
NEW DELHI, May 22 - Congress president Sonia Gandhi came down heavily on the BJP government over the COVID-19 situation in the country on Friday and alleged that it has abandoned any pretence of being democratic and forgotten the spirit of federalism ...

Dept action against 10 DFOs
GUWAHATI, May 22 - The State forest department has ordered departmental proceedings against 10 divisional forest officers (DFOs) who headed the Digboi division and a few range officers of Lekhapni where illegal mining continued in forest areas for ov ...

India, Bangla sign protocol on inland water transit, trade
NEW DELHI, May 22 - India and Bangladesh today signed a second addendum to the protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade in Dhaka that has special significance for Northeast. ...

State govt guidelines on flood relief camps
GUWAHATI, May 22 - With the threat of floods looming large amidst the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the Assam government has sent a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) to the Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers on identificati ...

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