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From withdrawing Covid-19 restrictions to a fake success story, the week that was

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From withdrawing Covid-19 restrictions to a fake success story, the week that was
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Guwahati, Feb 13: The Assam Government has decided to withdraw all Covid-19 restrictions from February 15 including reopening of schools for all classes. The Government has accepted the inquiry report into the incident of firing by police personnel of Anti Narcotic Squad at Nagaon resulting in injury to former student leader Kirti Kamal Bora. Assam lad Rahul Das who was said to have cleared NEET in the first attempt raised eyebrows after it came to light that he his admit card was forged.

Assam Govt to withdraw Covid-19 restrictions from February 15



Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that all Covid-19 restrictions will be withdrawn from February 15 in the State, this includes reopening of schools and lifting of night curfew owing to a decline in Covid positive cases. The CM urged the students who will be sitting for the Class 10th and Class 12th examinations to be fully vaccinated before their exams which will be starting from March. Cinemas, social gatherings are allowed to operate with 100 per cent capacity, however, the attendees should be fully vaccinated. The CM further appealed to the people to maintain Covid appropriate behaviour.

Government accepts inquiry report in Nagaon firing incident




The Assam Government has accepted the inquiry report submitted by PK Barthakur, Additional Chief Secretary, Assam into the incident of firing by police personnel of Anti Narcotic Squad at Kacholukhowa Tiniali, Nagaon on the night of January 22 resulting in injury to former student leader Kirti Kamal Bora.

Based on the recommendations of the inquiry committee, the Home & Political Department directed the Director General of Assam Police to take a slew of measures regarding the firing incident.

Sub Inspector (SI) Pradip Baniya was suspended for his alleged involvement in the firing incident in Nagaon. The DGP was also directed to transfer the anti-narcotics squad of Nagaon police, excluding the Superintendent of Police.

Meanwhile, Nagaon superintendent of police Anand Mishra was transferred for his comments on the one-man inquiry commission report on the firing incident. CM Sarma clarified that his transfer was not in connection with the incident. Mishra questioned the involvement of Bora with an NDPS drug case accused named Zakir Hussain when the incident happened.

Report of Assam boy who secured seat in AIIMS, turns out to be fake



After making headlines both in the national and regional media, the selection of a tea seller boy from Assam securing a seat at AIIMS by cracking NEET has turned out to be 'fake'.

In an investigative report, it has turned out that Rahul's, admit card was doctored and there is a stark mismatch between the roll number and date of birth. The roll no which was in Rahul's admit card appears to be that of a different candidate from Haryana.

A resident of Patacharkuchi in Assam's Bajali district, Rahul's news of cracking NEET spread far and wide, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government will take care of his educational expenses. He was also felicitated by the Assam minister Ranjit Kumar Dass.

However, the revelations have left everyone appalled. Meanwhile, local residents have demanded an inquiry into the matter.

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From withdrawing Covid-19 restrictions to a fake success story, the week that was

Guwahati, Feb 13: The Assam Government has decided to withdraw all Covid-19 restrictions from February 15 including reopening of schools for all classes. The Government has accepted the inquiry report into the incident of firing by police personnel of Anti Narcotic Squad at Nagaon resulting in injury to former student leader Kirti Kamal Bora. Assam lad Rahul Das who was said to have cleared NEET in the first attempt raised eyebrows after it came to light that he his admit card was forged.

Assam Govt to withdraw Covid-19 restrictions from February 15



Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that all Covid-19 restrictions will be withdrawn from February 15 in the State, this includes reopening of schools and lifting of night curfew owing to a decline in Covid positive cases. The CM urged the students who will be sitting for the Class 10th and Class 12th examinations to be fully vaccinated before their exams which will be starting from March. Cinemas, social gatherings are allowed to operate with 100 per cent capacity, however, the attendees should be fully vaccinated. The CM further appealed to the people to maintain Covid appropriate behaviour.

Government accepts inquiry report in Nagaon firing incident




The Assam Government has accepted the inquiry report submitted by PK Barthakur, Additional Chief Secretary, Assam into the incident of firing by police personnel of Anti Narcotic Squad at Kacholukhowa Tiniali, Nagaon on the night of January 22 resulting in injury to former student leader Kirti Kamal Bora.

Based on the recommendations of the inquiry committee, the Home & Political Department directed the Director General of Assam Police to take a slew of measures regarding the firing incident.

Sub Inspector (SI) Pradip Baniya was suspended for his alleged involvement in the firing incident in Nagaon. The DGP was also directed to transfer the anti-narcotics squad of Nagaon police, excluding the Superintendent of Police.

Meanwhile, Nagaon superintendent of police Anand Mishra was transferred for his comments on the one-man inquiry commission report on the firing incident. CM Sarma clarified that his transfer was not in connection with the incident. Mishra questioned the involvement of Bora with an NDPS drug case accused named Zakir Hussain when the incident happened.

Report of Assam boy who secured seat in AIIMS, turns out to be fake



After making headlines both in the national and regional media, the selection of a tea seller boy from Assam securing a seat at AIIMS by cracking NEET has turned out to be 'fake'.

In an investigative report, it has turned out that Rahul's, admit card was doctored and there is a stark mismatch between the roll number and date of birth. The roll no which was in Rahul's admit card appears to be that of a different candidate from Haryana.

A resident of Patacharkuchi in Assam's Bajali district, Rahul's news of cracking NEET spread far and wide, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government will take care of his educational expenses. He was also felicitated by the Assam minister Ranjit Kumar Dass.

However, the revelations have left everyone appalled. Meanwhile, local residents have demanded an inquiry into the matter.