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The Brahmaputra has been flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat apart from Dhubri. 

The Jia Bharali has been overflowing at N T Road in Sonitpur.


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Hepatitis-B camp for Shillong scribes on 17 October

2 Oct 2015 - 12:52pm | AT News

The Shillong Press Club in association with Assam’s Dispur Hospitals has organized a Hepatitis-B vaccination camp for their member-journalists on October 17. The vaccination program is expected to start by 11 am and finish by 1 pm, where around hundred media persons of Meghalaya will be administered the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose of Hepatitis B will be offered on 3 November to complete the vaccination process.

The Hepatitis-B is an infectious and deadly disease that primarily affects the human liver. Caused by the Hepatitis-B virus, the disease may show no symptom during the initial infection. The virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Statistics reveal that over 750,000 people die of Hepatitis-B every year across the globe.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 40 million Indians are living with the chronic Hepatitis-B infection. As the infection of Hepatitis-B virus can be prevented by the vaccine, the WHO recommends better detection and prevention facilities across the globe.

The city based Dispur Hospitals had earlier organized similar Hepatitis-B vaccination programmes at Guwahati Press Club and Dimapur Press Club, where nearly two hundred media persons were covered in separate sessions aiming to sensitize and encourage people to prevent, diagnose and treat the infection.

I am legal CM: Pul

 Kalikho Pul with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Nagaland CM T R Zeliang
14 Jul 2016 - 5:21pm | AT News

Rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul refused to step down even a day after the Supreme Court reinstated Nabam Tuki as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister. Talking to reporters in Guwahati on Thursday, he said “I am ready to prove my strength. Why should I resign. I am legally the Chief Minister.”

Flanked by his loyal legislators at a hotel in Guwahati, Pul claimed to have the support of 30 MLAs in his camp.

In yet another development, Nabam Tuki who resumed office as Chief Minister after the court ruling is holding a hectic parleys with his close associates and loyal legislators to form his council of ministers again. Top Congress leaders are also attending the meeting in Itanagar. Meanwhile, Assam BJKP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that Pul enjoyed the support of 30 MLAs.

Both Tuki and Pul camps had a hectic day on Thursday a day after the Supreme Court ordered both the camps to maintain "status quo ante as it prevailed on December 15" last year in Arunachal Pradesh.

Allegation of supply of substandard materials in Dhubri under ICDS

26 May 2011 - 3:31pm | A Chakraborty

Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri had sealed a godown where rice and peas were stored for the children under ICDS on May 24 on the basis of the complain made by the Anganbadi workers of the Jamadarhat block. On Wednesday, Additional Deputy Commissioner Rima Barua along with some officials from the Food and Civil Supply Department of Dhubri visited that sealed godown for an enquiry. They collected the specimens of the rice and pea from the godown. The materials found there are of very sub-standard quality.

When contacted Nayan Kumar Das, Food Inspector of Dhubri admitted that the materials seemed to be of sub-standard nature. But he also commented that any conclusion was not possible until the final chemical analysis report came from the State Health Laboratory and it would require almost a month. CDPO Pranamika Phukon denied her involvement by saying that the above materials were stored by the previous CDPO and hence she did not have any idea regarding the material quality.

A per the available repot, out of 13280400 gm of rice and 5022000 gm of pea, 7000 kg of rice and 28000 kg of pea were already been distributed.