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Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President Akhil Gogoi speaks during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Jorhat, Thursday, 12 December, 2019. | PTI

‘Akhil Gogoi is sick, has symptoms of Covid’ — jailed RTI activist’s wife in Facebook post

Geetashree Tamuly’s post comes in the light of local media reports saying Akhil Gogoi’s health has deteriorated and he has symptoms of Covid.
File photo of people outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati | PTI

73 yrs ago, Sylhet Referendum left a Hindu community homeless between Assam and Bangladesh

The Sylhet Referendum of 1947 led to the Partition of the state of Assam, but it left Sylheti Hindus in strife for decades.
Nayer Alga Part II, a remote are of Assam's Dhubri district, remains flooded for a most part of the year due massive erosion caused by the Brahmaputra river. Residents here are forced to take boats to travel to access work | Angana Chakrabarti | ThePrint

Filthy shared toilets in Thane, Covid rising in rural UP and floods in Assam amid pandemic

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
Nalbari railway station | Divisional Railway Manager | Twitter

From deputy police commissioner to zilla parishad CEO, this Assam district is run by women

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Migrant workers waiting for their turn at a swab collection facility near the Assam-West Bengal border gate | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer/ThePrint

Jobless in villages amid floods — Assam’s returning migrants brace for fight to stay afloat

Assam govt's database of migrant workers to map their skills has details of only around 18,000 workers, out of the over 1.3 lakh who have returned.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) and CM Sarbananda Sonowal | Photo: ANI

Why Himanta Biswa Sarma, not CM Sonowal, is once again Assam’s face amid Covid crisis

From what is perceivable, Sarma has single-handedly managed the Covid-19 pandemic in Assam, while Sonowal seems to have taken a back seat.
An old man sits across the roadside in Panbazar | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

Arrests for violations, drones to monitor — how Guwahati is ensuring lockdown is a success

Guwahati has recorded more than 1,700 cases. During the lockdown, only pharmacies, hospitals and a few emergency services are allowed to open in the city. 
A patient on ventilator at the SN Medical College in Agra | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Agra model stops working, Assam under deluge while Navi Mumbai’s war room manages Covid battle

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
The Assam keelback, a species of snake spotted after 129 years | Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee

Assam snake ‘rediscovered’ 129 years after its last sighting by a British tea planter

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Assam's Dhubri district struggled to cope with the massive influx of returnees. Waste from the quarantine facility was strewn all around a nearby plot. Residents rued that the garbage bags contain discarded PPE kits, food items and medical equipment that has triggered a health risk. | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

Registration, Covid test, mass quarantine — how Assam’s Dhubri coped with big migrant influx

After lockdown was enforced, Assam's Dhubri district administration set up makeshift testing and quarantine facilities to cope with the influx of migrants returning home.

On Camera

Representational image| A magnified coronavirus illustration in a lab inside the Pasteur Institute | Adrienne Surprenant/Bloomberg

ICMR should fast track coronavirus vaccine, not for 15 August but for science

Clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine simply cannot be completed by 15 August. The job of authorities includes the moral duty to say ‘no’ to political leaders.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.