Rahul Karmakar

Rahul Karmakar

Rahul Karmakar was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Rahul Karmakar
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Assamese cool to Bhupen?s new song

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2004 03:40 PM IST
Bhupen Hazarika might address meetings as a BJP candidate for Guwahati, but it seems that people here gather not to hear the music maestro's election pitch, but to hear him sing.
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Assamese cool to Bhupen?s new song

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2004 11:32 AM IST
Noted Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika might address meetings as a BJP candidate for Guwahati, but it seems that people here gather not to hear the music maestro's election pitch, but to hear him sing.
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Bhupen peace pegged on Vajpayee talks

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2004 07:58 PM IST
Bhupen Hazarika has made what can be called one of the biggest electoral promises in recent years. He has vowed to solve insurgency problem in the state if elected from Guwahati.
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A tale of two Mahantas

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2004 02:13 AM IST
Gauripur in Dhubri district is the home of Pramathesh Baruah, the original screen Devdas, Bollywood's ultimate tragic hero.
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Ultra attack alert for candidates

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2004 03:59 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has issued a warning to all candidates in the fray asking them to be on their toes in the event of possible militant attacks.
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MNF retains power in Mizoram

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Aizawl
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2003 12:53 AM IST
Mizo National Front returned to power in Mizoram, winning 21 seats in 40-member assembly. Congress got 12, reports Rahul Karmakar.
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Assam will starve if Biharis are killed: Laloo

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2003 08:46 PM IST
Ending his goodwill visit to Assam on Tuesday, the RJD chief warned the Assamese would starve if more Biharis were killed.
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Laloo roadshow a big draw in Guwahati

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar & PTI, Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2003 08:46 PM IST
Laloo Prasad Yadav's was meant to be a goodwill visit. He ended up conquering hearts, even those of the anti-Bihari hardliners.
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Mizoram goes to elections amid festivity

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar and Syed Sajjad Ali, Aizawl/agartala
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2003 03:08 AM IST
The percentage of voting was around 75 across the state, less than the previous elections.
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Militants kidnap 3 Mizo candidates

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Aizawl
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2003 08:51 AM IST
The 3 were abducted from Suangpuilawn on Wednesday. Mizoram goes to polls on Thursday.
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Rock or rap, votes go for a song in music-mad Mizoram

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Champhai (mizoram)
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2003 02:28 AM IST
Poll time is money-making time for singers who have no qualms about performing for any party that pays.
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Kiwis get height of hospitality

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2003 01:31 AM IST
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming may have griped about playing conditions in India, but he shouldn?t have any complaints about sleeping conditions in Assam.
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Mizo regional parties going strong

PTI | By Rahul Karmakar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2003 01:32 PM IST
The Congress in Mizoram is a poor shadow of itself. Majority in the party are said to be unhappy with the leadership of Lalthanhawla.
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