Top news of the day: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies aged 84; IMD warns of ‘severe cyclonic storm’ approaching Tamil Nadu, and more

Formar Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. File   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies aged 84

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi died here on Monday while undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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Reactions to Tarun Gogoi's death | 'He devoted his life to bringing all the people and communities of Assam together'

Tarun Gogoi, who served as Chief Minister of Assam three times, passed away on Monday aged 84 in Guwahati while undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications. Mr Gogoi was the MLA from the Titabor assembly constituency since 2001. He was also a six-time parliamentarian and a Union minister twice. Political leaders condoled his death. Here are the reactions.

IMD warns of ‘severe cyclonic storm’ approaching Tamil Nadu

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The Supreme Court on Monday said the daily hike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Assam looks ‘grim’ and they should ‘take time to introspect’ and ‘prepare for December’.

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