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Have wheels, will learn? India bets on free scooters for top girl students

Aug 19 2020

GUWAHATI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Indian state of Assam is trying a new tack to keep girls learning - rewarding 22,000 of its top performers with a free scooter for passing final school exams.

By boat and on foot, Indian state hunts for plasma for COVID patients

Jul 27 2020

GUWAHATI, India When doctors in a flood-ravaged Indian state urgently sought plasma of a particular blood type for a COVID-19 patient this month, health officials sent a boat for a marooned donor who had recovered from the disease weeks ago.

Floods kill scores in India's tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown

Jul 21 2020

GUWAHATI,India Intense rain and floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 2.75 million since May, authorities said on Monday, as they tried to collect the bodies of nine rare rhinos drowned in the past 10 days. | Video

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

Jul 19 2020

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal Nearly four million people in India's northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. | Video

India's coronavirus cases cross 600,000 amid easing of lockdowns

Jul 02 2020

MUMBAI/GUWAHATI, India India's coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said.

India's daily coronavirus cases at about 20,000 as some cities extend lockdowns

Jun 30 2020

CHENNAI/GUWAHATI, India, June 30 Several Indian cities prepared to extend their lockdowns to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as daily cases in the country remained close to 20,000.

India's protesters cheered on by actors, artists and singers

Dec 20 2019

GUWAHATI, India With a voice known to millions of Indian moviegoers, Zubeen Garg crooned one of his old songs with patriotic fervour, but he is protesting against the government, not singing its praises.

India's protesters cheered on by actors, artists and singers

Dec 20 2019

GUWAHATI, India With a voice known to millions of Indian movie goers, Zubeen Garg crooned one of his old songs with patriotic fervor, but he is protesting against the government, not singing its praises.

Protests erupt as India pushes for religion-based citizenship bill

Dec 09 2019

GUWAHATI/MUMBAI Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries.

India's cabinet sends religion-based citizenship bill to parliament

Dec 04 2019

NEW DELHI/GUWAHATI India's cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighboring Muslim countries, the first time that the country is seeking to grant nationality on the basis of religion.

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