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Assam joins Pearson Group for skill training in schools


July 21st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) The Assam government and Pearson Group Saturday announced a joint initiative to provide vocational skills training for young people in schools in Assam.Assam Chief Minister Tarun ... Read more...

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Super specialty hospital coming up in Assam


June 11th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) The Assam government Monday inked an MoU with the Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya under PPP mode for setting up a 300-bed super specialty hospital in the state, ... Read more...

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Assam plans food supplement for high school girls


May 24th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Thursday said the government was considering providing some food supplement to high school girls before administering them iron and folic ... Read more...

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AIDS victim’s kin to get money from state


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to give a one-time assistance of Rs.1 lakh to the next kin or relatives of those who die of AIDS.Assam Health ... Read more...

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Assam records reduced maternal death ratio


January 29th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) Assam's Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was the highest in the country till last year, has drastically reduced, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said ... Read more...

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ULFA claims minister is ex-member


December 18th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 18 (IANS) The militant-politician nexus in Assam once again hit the headlines with an outlawed separatist group claiming that a senior minister was one of its former ... Read more...

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100 injured as passenger train bombed in Assam (Third Lead)


July 11th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) At least 100 people were injured, 20 of them critically, when a powerful bomb ripped apart a passenger train late Sunday in India's restive northeastern state ... Read more...

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32 killed in Assam accidents (Roundup)


May 31st, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed in Assam when a bus plunged into a gorge and petrol tanker turned turtle and exploded, officials said Tuesday.Twenty-eight people ... Read more...

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70 percent turnout in second phase of Assam elections


April 11th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 11 (ANI): Brisk polling was recorded on Monday in the second and final phase of elections for 64 assembly constituencies in Assam, with a voter turnout of 70.35 per cent.The ... Read more...

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Around 65 percent turnout as voting ends in Assam (Fourth Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully in the second and final phase of elections in 64 of the 126 assembly constituencies in Assam Monday with an estimated 65-70 percent ... Read more...

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Assam polls: Violence reported from Rangiya


April 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 11 (ANI): Voters clashed with police personnel in Rangiya in Kamrup District of Assam on Monday during the second and final phase of elections to the state's 126-member Assembly.The incident ... Read more...

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Moderate to heavy polling in Assam (Third Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting for the second and final phase of elections in Assam proceeded peacefully with nearly 50 percent polling recorded till midday Monday, officials said.An official said ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Assam


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 11 (ANI): Brisk polling was recorded on Monday in the second and final phase of elections for 64 assembly constituencies in Assam, with an estimated 22 per cent of voters ... Read more...

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Voting continues peacefully in Assam (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting for the second and final phase of elections in 64 of the 126 assembly seats in Assam was proceeding smoothly with 27 percent turnout in ... Read more...

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Polling underway for second phase of Assam elections


April 11th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 11 (ANI): Polling for the second phase of Assembly elections in Assam for 64 of the 126 seats is going on today.The voting, which started at 7 a.m. will continue ... Read more...

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Second phase polling underway in Assam (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Polling for the second and final phase of elections in 64 of the 126 assembly seats in Assam began Monday at 7 a.m. and proceeded peacefully ... Read more...

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Polling begins for second phase of Assam elections


April 11th, 2011 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting has begun for the second and final phase of assembly elections being held in 64 of the 126 constituencies in Assam Monday. The voting, which ... Read more...

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Assam all set for final phase polling Monday


April 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) More than a month of the pre-poll slanging match between the ruling Congress and the opposition in Assam will end Monday when the second and ... Read more...

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Mudslinging begins with eye to Assam polls


February 14th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) The pitch is getting sharper and the allegations dirtier. With assembly elections due in Assam this year, political parties are busy slinging mud at each ... Read more...

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Assam parties launch poll campaign with rallies


January 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) The ruling Congress party and Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Saturday traded charges of corruption, marking the formal launch of electioneering for the state assembly elections ... Read more...

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PM’s heart surgeon Panda escapes unhurt in accident (Second Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) Eminent cardiac surgeon Ramakant Panda, who had last year conducted heart surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was involved in a minor road accident in eastern ... Read more...

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PM’s heart surgeon Panda injured in car accident (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) Cardiac surgeon Ramakant Panda, who had last year conducted a heart surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was Monday injured in a road accident while on a ... Read more...

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PM’s heart surgeon Ramakant Panda injured in accident


December 27th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) Eminent cardiac surgeon Ramakant Panda, who had last year conducted a heart surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was injured in a road accident in eastern Assam's ... Read more...

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Assam polls: Congress, ally in ‘friendly contest’


November 29th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) The ruling Congress party and its coalition partner Bodoland People's Front (BPF) would put up candidates against each other in next year's elections to the Assam ... Read more...

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Assam launches healthcare helpline


November 7th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 7 (IANS) The Assam government Sunday launched a healthcare facility under which patients will be able to seek tips from doctors round-the-clock on an emergency telephone number.The emergency helpline 104 ... Read more...

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Cholera in Assam tea gardens: 16 killed, 150 affected


October 27th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 16 people have died and up to 150 affected in a deadly cholera outbreak in Assam, with most casualties reported from tea garden areas, officials said ... Read more...

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Assam asked to be alert ahead of Ayodhya verdict


September 21st, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) The central government has cautioned Assam to be on maximum alert and warned of possible communal backlash in the aftermath of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case by ... Read more...

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Cleft-lipped Assam boy US-bound - for surgery and smile


September 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Hassem Ali, a small- time shoe vendor in an Assam village, thinks Allah has not been kind to his family. His son Nur was born ... Read more...

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Four nominations for Assam Congress chief’s post


September 13th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) Assam's ruling Congress is bitterly divided over the post of party president for the state unit with two ministers and a former MP filing nominations Monday despite ... Read more...

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Complicated heart surgeries performed successfully on Gogoi (Lead)


August 4th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Three complicated heart surgeries were successfully carried out on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the Asian Heart Institute here Wednesday."The chief minister ... Read more...

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Complicated heart surgery on Gogoi in Mumbai


August 4th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) A 20-member team of doctors Wednesday began a complicated double heart surgery on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the Asian Heart Institute here. "The surgeries are progressing ... Read more...

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Gogoi to undergo heart surgeries in Mumbai


July 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi left for Mumbai from New Delhi Friday for undergoing two emergency heart surgeries following blood vessel blockages detected by doctors. According to ... Read more...

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Assam offers medical advice on phone


July 20th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday launched a healthcare facility under which patients will be able to seek life-saving tips from doctors round-the-clock on an emergency telephone number, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Assam minister files defamation suit against daily, activist


June 28th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Monday filed a criminal defamation suit against The Sentinel newspaper and farmers group leader, Akhil Gogoi for charges of falsely accusing him ... Read more...

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AGP opposes cervical cancer vaccination drive


June 27th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) A major immunisation drive against cervical cancer in Assam has run into rough weather with the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) questioning the validity of the vaccine ... Read more...

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