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Assam floods: Death toll rises to 35; over 13 lakh people affected

IndiaTimes Friday, 3 July 2020
The flood situation in Assam improved marginally with water receding from two affected districts, but remained critical in 20 other districts where over 13 lakh people were submerged, officials said on Friday.
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Assam potters prepare earthen lamps ahead of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' [Video]

Assam potters prepare earthen lamps ahead of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan'

Earthen lamps were being made and sold in Assam's Dibrugarh in view of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. Locals bought 'diyas' from market which they will light up to celebrate the day. "We have come to buy earthen lamps in view of tomorrow's 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. We will also distribute these in different houses," said a local. The foundation stone will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ayodhya.

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Gymnasiums began operations in Assam's Guwahati on August 03. The state government of Assam issued new guidelines for unlock 3.0 on August 02. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued guidelines for Unlock 3.0 on July 29 for resumption of activities outside containment zones. Unlock 3.0 has came into effect from August 01. The gym owners are making sure that fitness equipments and machineries are getting properly sanitised. They are taking all necessary precautionary measures like maintaining social distancing, keeping a batch of 4-5 people at a time etc. All fitness centres are closed for nearly 4 months due to coronavirus pandemic. Now, this comes as a relief to several gym owners and fitness trainers who have been facing massive financial losses after having been shut since March.

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