Utpal is an assistant editor based in Guwahati. He covers all eight states of North-East and was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times .
Articles by Utpal Parashar
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Sunday swept elections to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), winning 58 of the total 60 wards, while the principal opposition party Congress drew a blank
The police have arrested 11 persons allegedly affiliated to Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a Bangladesh-based terror outfit with links to Al Qaeda, from Assam’s Barpeta district in the last two months.
The BJP and its ally AGP won 58 of the total 60 wards in the Assam municipal corporation. The BJP bagged 52 seats and the AGP won 6 seats.
ByUtpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
The Congress alleged that Jignesh Mevani was arrested on a trivial political charge and brought to Assam to keep him away from Gujarat, which is going to polls soon.
The woman, who hails from Karbi Anglong district, had joined the private business establishment a few days ago. The police have arrested four persons including the proprietor of the establishment.
Congress MLA Jignesh Mevani was arrested by Assam Police in Palanpur town of Gujarat late on Wednesday and flown to Guwahati on Thursday over an alleged “offensive” tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said.
ByMaulik Pathak & Utpal Parashar, Ahmedabad/guwahati
Nearly 2.8 million people from Assam have not been able to get their Aadhaar cards as their biometrics was locked during the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments on Wednesday agreed to set up district-level committees headed by cabinet ministers to end the decades-old border dispute between the two northeastern states in a time-bound manner—a move similar to the one agreed upon by Assam and Meghalaya
The decision was taken at the second official meeting on the issue between Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu in Guwahati. Senior ministers and bureaucrats of both states were also present.
The scam came to light in 2016 and 60 serving officers were arrested while 39 of them were terminated from service
Two cattle smugglers who were arrested last week in Uttar Pradesh and handed over to Assam Police were killed on Tuesday in Assam’s Kokrajhar district in firing by unknown assailants.
The duo was killed in firing by unknown assailants while they were being taken by police to trace their smuggling route. Four policemen were injured in the shootout.
- The commission’s findings are stated to detail irregularities in answer sheets of many “successful” candidates.
On April 13, a day ahead of start of Rongali Bihu, the Assamese New Year festivities, news of 13 youths from across Assam joining the banned separatist outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) hit headlines in the state.
In a major setback to the opposition Congress in Assam, senior leader and former state unit chief Ripun Bora quit the party and joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Kolkata on Sunday.
The news of Gogoi and others joining ULFA-I, a banned terror outfit, which had declared an unilateral ceasefire since May 2021, has caused some alarm in the corridors of power in Guwahati since this has happened at a time when there are indications of the outfit’s leadership sitting for peace talks with New Delhi.
Bora was the president of the state Congress during last year’s polls in which the party had tied up with nine other parties in a bid to wrest power from the BJP. But Congress managed to win just 29 of the total 126 seats leading to BJP and allies forming the government again.
Severe storms lashed many parts of Assam on Friday and Saturday, affecting over 21,000 people in 12 districts.
An Assam court has remanded the six men accused of links with Ansarullah Bangla Team in police custody for 10 days
Following severe reactions triggered after eating the mushrooms, the victims were admitted to Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh district, the official said.
The scale of the systems affected was not immediately clear but a representative, who confirmed the incident, said systems connected to production and drilling were not affected
The people were from Tinsukia, Charaideo and Dibrugarh districts of Assam. Most of them belong to the tea-garden community and consumed the mushrooms at different places on separate occasions.
On Sunday afternoon, some employees who were working noticed that some computers experienced outages. The IT team, which was informed immediately, detected that it was a malware attack and got those affected computers out from the local area network (LAN).
GUWAHATI: In a boost to air traffic in the north east with the rest of India, the first commercial service by a ‘Made in India’ aircraft connected Dibrugarh in Assam and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday
- Amit Shah stated that the Northeast has agreed to make Hindi compulsory in schools till class 10, which triggered outrage. Several parts of the region also experienced heavy rainfall while temperatures soared across the rest of the country
The 88-year-old is the third Assamese after Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1979) and Mamoni Raisom Goswami (2000) to win the most prestigious literary award in India
The police recovered three AK-56 assault rifles, one AK-47, one Sniper Rifle, one M16 Rifle, one Serili Rifle , four magazines and 130 rounds of AK-series ammunition
The Assam cash-for-job scam came to light in 2016 when many successful candidates who appeared in CCE 2013 were alleged to have indulged in irregular practices in cahoots with the then APSC chairman Rakesh Paul.
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said that all democratic institutions from panchayat to parliament should keep youngsters and women at the centre of policy making.
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) election will be held on April 22. Counting of votes will take place on April 24.