Hundreds of people paid homage to former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Gogoi had tested positive for COVID in August.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge mourned the death of his party leaders and said that it's unfortunate that COVID-19 took the lives of Ahmed Patel and Tarun Gogoi. "We've deeply saddened on the demise of Ahmed Patel. I knew him since 1976. We're feeling that a man, who always stood by the party, has left us today when the party is in crisis. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has taken the lives of Ahmed ji and Tarun Gogoi," said Kharge.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid floral tribute to the former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi. He was accompanied by Congress National General Secretary K C Venugopal. Tarun Gogoi passed away on November 23 at GMCH in Guwahati. He was undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications.
Two bike-borne assailants looted Rs 4 lakh from a businessman while he was walking on a busy road. The incident took place in Haibargaon area in broad day light. The place where the incident took place is in front of a police station. Police investigation is on.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed about the preparations of COVID-19 vaccination, which will start from January 16. He said that 1 lakh 90 thousand health workers will get COVID-19 vaccine in 1st phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive. The vaccination drive will be run in 65 centres of the state.
The locals celebrated 'Bhogali Bihu' festival in Assam's Guwahati with full fervour. It was celebrated with joy and full happiness on January 14. 'Bhogali Bihu' is the harvest festival in Assam and is celebrated by the Assamese people in the local month of Magh. Magh Bihu is also known as Bhogali Bihu and it is celebrated with community feasts after the annual harvest. Bihu is considered as Assam's pride festival that identifies spirit and integrity.
Indian National Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari raised questions on COVAXIN's efficacy. He said, "Many eminent doctors have raised questions with regard to the efficacy and safety of COVAXIN with government saying that people will not be able to choose as to which vaccine they would like to take. This goes against the entire doctrine of informed consent." "If the vaccine is so safe and reliable and efficacy of the vaccine is beyond question then how is it that not a single functionary of the government has stepped forward to get themselves vaccinated as it has happened in other countries around the world?," he said.
The Congress proposed that the TMC should merge with it instead to put up a united fight against the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted to admission that it was not in a position to take on the saffron party on its own in the assembly polls in West Bengal due in April-May. "If the Left Front and the Congress are genuinely anti-BJP, they should rally behind Mamata Banerjee in her fight against the communal and divisive politics of the saffron party," senior TMC MP Sougata Roy said. Reacting to the TMC's proposal, state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blamed the West Bengal's ruling party for the growth of the BJP in the state. "We are not interested in aligning with the TMC. Why is the TMC now interested in an alliance with us after poaching our MLAs over the last 10 years. If Mamata Banerjee is in keen on fighting the BJP, then she should join the Congress as it is the only pan-India platform to fight against communalism," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' arrived at Guwahati's airport on January 12. It has been sent to vaccine storage centre. First consignment of COVID-19 vaccine also arrived at Lucknow airport. Dispatched by Pune's Serum Institute of India today, vaccine's first consignment has reached several states including Delhi, Karnataka and Bihar.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda visited Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati on January 12. He offered prayers at the temple along with his wife. Nadda is on two-day visit to Assam to campaign for BJP for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 16 urged people who are spreading rumours for COVID-19 vaccination, to not to do anything that brings two views in the public regarding the vaccination. He said that the whole country needs to be linked to the vaccination campaign and needs to be given confidence.
Apollo Hospitals Chairman Prathap C Reddy expressed happiness after taking the first shot of COVID-19 today. "I am happy that I took COVID-19 vaccine today. By the time I take 2nd shot, my immunity will increase. I hope everyone in India will also have the hope and confidence that 'my turn will come, and I'll not hesitate in taking vaccine'," said Prathap C Reddy.
Mortal remains of former chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi was brought to Rajiv Bhawan (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) in Guwahati on November 24. He passed away on November 23 at GMCH in Guwahati. Gogoi was undergoing treatment at GMCH for post-COVID complications. His health condition was in critical stage.
Leaders from various political parties and citizens paid their last respects to former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi at his residence in Guwahati on November 24. He passed away on November 23 at GMCH in Guwahati. Tarun Gogoi was undergoing treatment at GMCH for post-COVID complications. His health condition was in critical stage.