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Mizoram boy open his piggy bank, donates savings to fight Covid-19

Aizawl, April 1 (PTI): A seven-year-old boy from Mizoram’s Kolasib town broke open his piggy bank and donated his entire savings to fight Covid-19 and feed the poor hit by the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the disease. Rommel Lalmuansan...

01 Apr 2020

Ten Nizamuddin attendees from Manipur quarantined

Our CorrespondentImphal, April 1 (EMN): Ten people of Manipur, who attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month, were quarantined and their samples sent for testing, Manipur Health department officials said on Wednesday. The o...

01 Apr 2020

My dad is away from me to help you, please stay at home — little girl’s message wins hearts

Itanagar, April 1 (PTI): A nine-year-old girl of Arunachal Pradesh has urged everyone to stay indoors during the 21-day lockdown period and help his father, who is a policeman and is currently away from home on duty. Union minister and Arunachal Prad...

01 Apr 2020

Assam: 13 who returned from Jamaat event test corona positive

Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, April 1 (IANS): Eight more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Assam, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, taking the tally to 13 so far, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesda...

01 Apr 2020

NIA files supplementary charge sheet in killing of Arunachal Pradesh MLA in NSCN (IM) ambush

New Delhi, March 31 (PTI): The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the killing of an MLA and 10 others in Arunachal Pradesh allegedly in an ambush by the NSCN (IM) militant group in May last year, officials ...

31 Mar 2020

NFR to convert 315 coaches into isolation wards

Dimapur, March 31 (EMN): In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Indian Railways is making an all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of the Government of India. The spectrum of steps include modification of passenger coaches as ...

31 Mar 2020

Lockdown hits hard on Manipur’s women-only market vendors

Imphal, March 31 (PTI): Cutting down on meal portions, skipping breakfast, exchanging vegetables with neighbours are some of the survival tactics that many vendors at Manipur’s popular women’s only market — Ema Keithel — have resorted...

31 Mar 2020

Covid-19: 135 persons arrested in Imphal

Our CorrespondentImphal, March 31 (EMN): As part of security measures taken up by Imphal West district Police in order to enforce the total lockdown and also to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the state, around 135 persons were arrested un...

31 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Assam govt. asks Nizamuddin event attendees to report immediately

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, March 31 (EMN): Alarmed by reports of several people, who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi recently, being tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Assam gov...

31 Mar 2020

Guwahati doctor death not linked to hydroxychloroquine — Official

Guwahati, March 30 (IANS): Amid a social media storm after a city-based anaesthesiologist, who was taking anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a precaution against coronavirus infection, died of heart attack, doctors here on Monday ruled out any ...

30 Mar 2020

Are eastern Konyaks not human beings? asks Eastern Konyak Union

Dimapur, March 28 (EMN): The Eastern Konyak Union (EKU) has stated in a press release that the eastern Konyak public is having a hard time, not getting essential food items like rice since February due to the lockdown imposed in India for containing ...

28 Mar 2020

Cops open fire in air to quell unrest at Assam market

Guwahati, March 28 (PTI): Police opened fire in the air in Assam’s Bongaigaon district on Saturday morning to disperse an unruly mob at a market that attacked the security personnel when asked to abide by the lockdown order, an officer said. No...

28 Mar 2020

45 detained in Manipur for violating lockdown orders

Imphal, March 28 (PTI): Manipur Police has detained 45 people over the last few days for violating norms during the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19, officials said. The state has been witness to mass gatherings and panic...

28 Mar 2020

Assam CS asks deputy commissioners to provide relief materials to daily-wage earners

Guwahati, March 28 (PTI): Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Saturday directed all deputy commissioners in the state to provide relief materials for seven days to daily-wage earners who are among the worst hit by the lockdown, an official ...

28 Mar 2020

Two Arunachal girls who sat beside Mizoram Covid-19 patient on flight test negative

Itanagar, March 28 (PTI): Two girls from Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, who sat next to the lone Covid-19 patient from Mizoram on a New Delhi-Guwahati flight, have tested negative for the disease, a senior health official said. Their samples w...

28 Mar 2020

Meghalaya sets up 4 quarantine centres

Shillong, March 28 (PTI): Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Friday said the state government has set up four quarantine centres with a total capacity of 400 beds in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The state government has se...

28 Mar 2020

Lawmakers, entrepreneurs come together as Mizoram fights coronavirus

Aizawl, March 26 (PTI): From contributing to the chief minister’s relief fund to helping people tide through the lockdown, lawmakers, community leaders and well-to-do families in Mizoram are joining hands to fight the coronavirus. Calling for c...

27 Mar 2020

Meghalaya alleges trucks loading essentials for state made to wait at Assam godowns

Shillong, March 27 (PTI): Trucks loading essential commodities for Meghalaya are being made to wait at the godowns in Assam and the drivers stamped for quarantine, leading to “unfair” delays, officials said on Friday. The Meghalaya govern...

27 Mar 2020

Assam government to set up 4 temporary hospitals for Covid-19 patients — Minister

Guwahati, March 26 (PTI): The Assam government has decided to set up four temporary hospitals with 300 beds each across the state for treatment of Covid-19 patients, a minister said on Thursday. The government is also constructing an isolation facili...

26 Mar 2020

More than 60 houses saved from fire in Arunachal

Dimapur, March 26 (EMN): Troops of Indian Army in a prompt action saved more than 60 thatched houses, from a fire in Kaying village in West Siang sistrict of Arunachal Pradesh on March 25. Responding to an emergent call for aid, the troops from the u...

26 Mar 2020

West Bengal government steps in, Assam people stranded at Howrah station now homeward-bound

Kolkata, March 26 (PTI): Hundreds of people, stranded in transit at the Howrah station here owing to suspension of passenger train services during lockdown, have been transported by bus by the West Bengal government on way to their respective destina...

26 Mar 2020

Northeast tea gardens facing huge losses following lockdown

Guwahati/Agartala, March 26 (IANS): Over 850 big tea gardens and thousands of small gardens in the north-eastern region of India specially in Assam are closed leading to huge economic loss and jeopardizing the livelihood of lakh of workers. Tea plant...

26 Mar 2020

Effective lockdown continues in Northeast, police act tough

Guwahati/Agartala, March 25 (IANS): As lockdown continued effectively across the north-eastern region of India on Wednesday, the police detained around 200 people in different states for violating the enforcement, officials said. The authorities, esp...

25 Mar 2020

11 from Tripura who travelled with Manipur Covid-19 patient identified as ‘high-risk contacts’

Agartala, March 25 (PTI): Eleven persons, who travelled with the Covid-19 patient of Manipur, were identified as ‘high-risk contacts’ by the state health department on Tuesday, officials said. The 23-year-old patient, who tested positive ...

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Assam prepared to deal with any eventuality, says Sonowal

Guwahati, March 24 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said the state’s health department is fully prepared to deal with any eventuality in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. He also urged personnel associated with esse...

25 Mar 2020