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80% voter turnout in phase 2 of Bodo Territorial Council polls in Assam

A total of 111 candidates are in fray in the 19 constituencies in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.
Assembly polls in Assam are due in March-April this year and BTC polls are being viewed as a semi-final contest. (HT Photo)
Assembly polls in Assam are due in March-April this year and BTC polls are being viewed as a semi-final contest. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

16-yr-old boy, who could not attend online classes, found dead in Assam

According to the police, the student of Class 10, who came from a very poor family, was troubled as he could not take part in online classes and examinations conducted by his school.
Though some reports said a suicide note was found, the police have denied it.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Though some reports said a suicide note was found, the police have denied it.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 12:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Friendly social media warnings from Bhutan help Assam villagers tackle floods

Last month, several such messages about the likelihood of flash floods, cloudbursts, landslides etc helped many in Assam’s Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts to avoid severe losses.
Several NGOs from both sides of the border have started using this system of sending early warnings through social media platforms like Whatsapp, Messenger etc to inform villagers about likely disasters.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Several NGOs from both sides of the border have started using this system of sending early warnings through social media platforms like Whatsapp, Messenger etc to inform villagers about likely disasters.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 04:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

‘Return years I’ve lost’: Assam woman declared a foreigner

When the foreigners tribunal finally issued notices to appear about a decade ago, another person of a similar name in the village received the notice.
According to Singh, that person appeared for two times after which Madhumala Das was declared a foreigner ex-parte in 2016, a good decade after her death.(HT Photo)
According to Singh, that person appeared for two times after which Madhumala Das was declared a foreigner ex-parte in 2016, a good decade after her death.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

‘Mistaken identity’: Tagged a foreigner, Assam woman freed after three years

After an ex parte order declaring Madhubala Namasudra as a foreigner, the police came looking for her and instead picked up Madhubala Das, according to Deepak Dey of the All Assam Bengali Youth Student Federation.
The police only swung into action in the case after Mohammad Sanaullah’s case got highlighted. (Representative image)(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
The police only swung into action in the case after Mohammad Sanaullah’s case got highlighted. (Representative image)(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySadiq Naqvi

Lok Sabha election 2019: AIUDF MP in Assam’s Barpeta may not contest

The BJP has left the Barpeta seat for its ally AGP to fight it out with the AIUDF.
Barpeta’s Lok Sabha MP Sirajuddin Ajmal may not contest time because of ill health.(HT Photo)
Barpeta’s Lok Sabha MP Sirajuddin Ajmal may not contest time because of ill health.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Families want miner’s body in Meghalaya, but retrieval is risky

Rescuers say the body has decomposed so much that it could disintegrate if they try to pull it up.
Kuti Miyan, one of the missing miners in Meghalaya. His brother Aminul Uddin, who worked at the same coal mine escaped the disaster when he went home on December 7 to vote in Assam’s Panchayat elections.(HT Photo)
Kuti Miyan, one of the missing miners in Meghalaya. His brother Aminul Uddin, who worked at the same coal mine escaped the disaster when he went home on December 7 to vote in Assam’s Panchayat elections.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Shillong | BySadiq Naqvi and David Laitphlang

17 still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, says survivor

Sayeb Ali, the 21-year-old survivor, had joined the ill-fated Meghalaya mine only 12 days before the tragedy. “I was working at another mine in the area earlier,” said the 21-year-old, who started working in coal mines as a child and has been engaged in this work for the last eight years.
There are 17 people trapped inside the coal mine, claims a survivor of the December 13 accident in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.(AP File Photo)
There are 17 people trapped inside the coal mine, claims a survivor of the December 13 accident in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shillong/Guwahati | ByDavid Laitphlang and Sadiq Naqvi

Assam’s 2 day spring festival begins in Manas National Park

The festival has been organised, among others, by Indian Weavers’ Association and the Swankar Mithinga Onsai Afat, an association of reformed poachers in Manas who are now engaged in wildlife conservation and preservation.
The itinerary of the festival include village tours, exposition of local handicraft and handloom, cultural shows, local folk music and tasting of local cuisines and delicacies.(Youtube)
The itinerary of the festival include village tours, exposition of local handicraft and handloom, cultural shows, local folk music and tasting of local cuisines and delicacies.(Youtube)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 02:49 PM IST
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