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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.