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EC cuts Himanta Biswa Sarma’s campaign ban in half

IndiaTimes Saturday, 3 April 2021 ()
Granting relief to Assam minister and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Election Commission reduced his campaign ban from 48 hours to 24 hours on Saturday after he tendered an unconditional apology to the commission and assured to abide by the model code of conduct in the future.
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BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was barred from campaigning for 48 hours by the election commission over his alleged threat to the chairman of Bodoland People's Front, who is a Congress alliance partner in the state. After which Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala urged EC to debar PM...

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Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the state government has made COVID-19 testing mandatory at the airport for passengers coming from Mumbai and Karnataka. "Even if they have got themselves tested, they will be tested again here," he added. Himanta Biswa denied the need of night curfew in the state and assured that unlike last year Bihu will be celebrated in the state.

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Assam Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma cast his vote at a polling booth in Amingaon area under Jalukbari constituency. "There're 40 seats in this phase, we are expecting to win on 22 of them. Number can be higher. This election we will win more seats. Last time we had won 84 seats, we are expecting at least 90 seats this time," Sarma said. This phase will decide the fate of 337 candidates across 40 constituencies of 12 districts in the state.

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Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) an annex hospital of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) witnessed a surge in consultation as the number of coronavirus cases rise in the state. "The government of Assam is ready with hospitals for the admission of the COVID patients. Initially, patients were admitted at Kalapahar hospital and subsequently will also start giving admissions to COVID positive patients as per the instructions of the higher authorities. We have 62 beds", says Dr Anupal Sharma, Additional Superintendent, MMCH.MMCH is one of the leading hospitals in the state which is an apex hospital of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.

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Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu with precautions

The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will last for seven days and they are known as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu Rongali or Bohag Bihu begins in mid-April and celebrations continue for several weeks, mainly concentrated on cultural functions. The Assam Government decided to allow Bihu celebrations with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places.

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