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Covid-19 surge on in four of the eight NE states (Roundup)

Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala |Friday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST

The surge of Covid-19 continues unabated in four of the eight northeastern states with Assam recording the highest tally of over 850 cases, with 82 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, officials s

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Pre-monsoon floods hit three lakh people in 11 Assam districts

Guwahati/Agartala |Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST

Amidst the COVID-19 surge, around three lakh people have been affected as the pre-monsoon flood situation deteriorated in eleven districts of Assam, officials said on Thursday.

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Return of 1 lakh people poses big quarantine challenge for N-E

Guwahati/Aizawl |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST

After a huge surge in COVID-19 cases in the northeastern states, specially in Assam, caused by the return of around 1,00,000 people from other states, the region is facing a very big quarantine challe

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Home-bound natives cause rapid rise in corona cases in N-E (Ld)

Guwahati/Kohima |Wednesday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST

The return of hundreds of home-bound people from southern and western India to the North-East has led to a rise in COVID-19 positive cases in the region, especially in Assam, where 102 fresh corona pa

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3 killed, 2.50 lakh affected in floods, landslides in NE states

Guwahati/Itanagar |Wednesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST

At least three people died and over 2,50,000 people of over 350 villages were affected due to floods and landslides in three northeastern states - Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, officials sai

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Returnees cause rapid rise in corona cases in NE

Guwahati/Kohima |Tuesday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST

The return of thousands of homebound people from southern and western India to the Northeast caused an abrupt rise in COVID-19 positive cases in the region, especially in Assam, where 168 fresh corona

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COVID-19 compels couple to wed midway on Assam-Bengal border

Guwahati/Agartala |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST

The COVID-19-induced lockdown, intricate protocols and copious impediments did not deter the determination of Assam's Kajol and West Bengal's Om Prakash to tie the knot after travelling a lengthy rout

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Only Guwahati, Imphal of 12 N-E airports receive flights

Guwahati/Agartala |Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST

Except Guwahati and Imphal airports, no passenger flight landed at any other airport in the north-eastern states on Monday as the Kolkata airport, hit by the cyclone Amphan last week, was shut, said t

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Return of migrants leads to corona spike in northeast (Ld)

Guwahati/Agartala |Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST

Exodus of people from southern and western regions of India to the northeast region has led to a steep rise in Covid-19 positive cases, especially in Assam, where 132 new cases have been reported in t

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NE states warn of action against those defying quarantine norms

Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala |Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST

Several northeastern states, including Assam, Manipur and Tripura have warned of strict action, including imprisonment, if anyone defies the quarantine protocols.

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COVID-19: 57 test positive in 24 hrs in Assam

Guwahati |Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST

As no new positive case was reported in seven northeasatern states, Assam's Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 57 new cases were reported in his state in 24 hours to take its total count to

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Inter-state movement behind rising Covid-19 cases in Assam: Sarma

Guwahati |Friday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST

With Assam's Covid-19 tally more than doubling in four days taking the total count to 203 as on Thursday night, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attributed the rise to the huge number of peop

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