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Stranded migrant workers jostle for space in their bid to grab food packets distributed by NGOs at the Palace Ground in Bengaluru, on Saturday. – PTI
Trump declares churches 'essential,' calls on them to reopen
WASHINGTON, May 24: President Donald Trump has labeled churches and other houses of worship as essential" and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown. ...

Ranveer Singh wants Indian Sign language to be declared an official language
MUMBAI, May 24: Actor Ranveer Singh had urged authorities to consider and declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the 23rd official language of India. ...

Mizoram to hike petrol, diesel prices from June 1
AIZAWL, May 24: The Mizoram government will hike diesel and petrol prices by 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively, from June 1 to fight the economic slowdown caused by the outbreak of novel coronavirus, Taxation Minister Lalchamliana said. ...

Bollywood actor Kiran Kumar tests positive for COVID-19
MUMBAI, May 24: Veteran film and TV actor Kiran Kumar has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently under home quarantine. ...

Conjoined twins separated at AIIMS after 24-hour surgery
NEW DELHI, May 24: A pair of conjoined twins from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh who were joined at the hip and lower back have been separated following a 24-hour surgery at the AIIMS here, officials said. ...

Massive spike in COVID-19 cases
GUWAHATI, May 23 - Seventy new cases took the COVID-19 tally in Assam to 329 as the biggest one-day spike reduced the doubling rate in the State to less than three days. The previous doubling rate was six days when the cases jumped from 80 to 160. ...

2,600 Shramik trains in next 10 days
NEW DELHI, May 23 - The Railways has drawn up a schedule to operate 2,600 Shramik Special trains over the next 10 days across the country to ferry around 36 lakh migrant workers, stranded due to the COVID-19 lockdown, to their home States, Railway Bo ...

Containment zone tag for city CRPF centre
GUWAHATI, May 23 - The CRPF Group Centre in the 9th Mile area of the city has been declared as containment zone after six personnel tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. ...

People from NE being sent home from Haryana
GUWAHATI, May 23 - A large number of youths from the Northeast are working in Gurugram in Haryana, a major economic and health care hub of the country and this fact came to light when a substantial number of youths of the region applied to the author ...

Sonowal asks Rio to reopen inter-State border
GUWAHATI, May 23 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal talked to his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio over phone on Saturday and requested him to take steps to reopen the inter-State border adjoining Sivasagar and Charaideo districts which were sealed ...

Conservationists for mining ban to save Dehing Patkai
GUWAHATI, May 23 - While the State government continues to be on the denial mode about illegal coal mining in Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, disturbing evidence is mounting that large-scale illegal mining is devastating the prime elephant habitat wi ...

Academic TV channel launched
GUWAHATI, May 23 - The State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today launched a new academic television channel, Gyan Vriksha, to compensate for the academic losses induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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