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15 newborns die in Assam hospital in 6 days


Thirty-year-old Rahimuddin and his elder brother Rabiul are tensed as they walk into the NagrikSeva Kendra of their village in Goraimari, 70 km from Guwahati. Fourteen members of their family have failed to create it to the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. The final NRC draft had published 2.8 crore …

Assam Votes In Crucial Panchayat Election Amid Citizenship Bill Row

Voting has started amid heavy security for phase one of the two-phase panchayat elections in Assam today. The panchayat polls, being scheduled at a time when there are widespread protests in the state over the citizenship bill, are being seen as a test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP which came to power …

15 newborns die in Assam hospital in 6 days, probe ordered

At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6, prompting the state health department to rush a team to investigate the issue, officials said Friday. The hospital authorities have also formed a committee to seek into the matter, they said. As per the …