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Congress just like elephant, has one teeth to show off, other to chew: JP Nadda

Addressing an election rally at Tingkhong in Dibrugarh district, Nadda also accused the Congress of practising "politics of opportunism" and said Assam will head into "darkness" if the opposition party is voted to power.
"The Congress' only aim is politics of opportunism," JP Nadda said during the rally.(ANI)
"The Congress' only aim is politics of opportunism," JP Nadda said during the rally.(ANI)
Published on Mar 22, 2021 06:15 PM IST
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First cow hospital of Northeast inaugurated in Assam’s Dibrugarh

The hospital, Surbhi Aarogyashala, is set up by Shree Gopal Gaushala at a cost of Rs 17 lakh.
There are 368 cows in the shelter.(ANI/Twitter)
There are 368 cows in the shelter.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Nov 23, 2020 07:34 AM IST
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Dibrugarh | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Child declared dead wakes up before burial in Dibrugarh, dies few hours later

Police have arrested a compounder of a tea garden hospital for declaring the child dead when he was not authorised to do so.
Police said the child was declared dead on arrival at t he Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh where his parents had taken him.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police said the child was declared dead on arrival at t he Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh where his parents had taken him.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Published on Nov 09, 2020 02:20 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Doctor in Assam allegedly pours hot water on 12-yr-old domestic help

The minor, who had been employed as a domestic help for over a year, was sleeping on the floor when the doctor allegedly poured hot water on him.
The minor was rescued by the district child welfare committee .(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The minor was rescued by the district child welfare committee .(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Explainer: How foreign experts got injured at Baghjan oil well and what happens to efforts to plug blowout now

The blowout happened at the well on May 27, and it has been on fire since June 9. An explosion on Wednesday left three foreign experts injured. They were trying to plug to blowout.
Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited’s gas well, at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited’s gas well, at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 08:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Three foreign experts hurt after another explosion at Assam’s Baghjan oil well

The gas well located at Baghjan had witnessed a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas or oil – on May 27 and caught fire on March 9, when two firefighters were killed and destroyed at least 13 adjoining houses.
Work at the site was called off on Wednesday following the incident.(ANI/Twitter)
Work at the site was called off on Wednesday following the incident.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

24 killed, 1.3 million affected as flood hits 25 of 33 districts in Assam

More than 1.3 million people in the affected districts have been hit by flooding. Barpeta, South Salmara and Nalbari were the worst affected districts. Nearly 27,500 people have been uprooted by floodwaters and are taking shelter in 273 relief camps in 12 districts.
Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam on June 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam on June 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Assam flood situation worsens; 2.5 lakh affected in 16 districts, death toll rises to 16

One person died due to drowning in Dibrugarh on Friday taking the total number of deaths due to floods in this season to 16.
A total of 18,234 persons uprooted due to flooding are taking shelter in 142 camps in 9 of the affected districts. Rescue personnel evacuated 151 people trapped due to floods in Dhemaji, Nalbari and Dibrugarh districts on Friday.(PTI)
A total of 18,234 persons uprooted due to flooding are taking shelter in 142 camps in 9 of the affected districts. Rescue personnel evacuated 151 people trapped due to floods in Dhemaji, Nalbari and Dibrugarh districts on Friday.(PTI)
Published on Jun 26, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Assam Police gifts 2-wheeler to young woman who sells vegetables on bicycle

A photograph of Janmoni Gogoi, with large bags hanging from the handle of her bicycle and a basket on its carrier, selling vegetables has gone viral on social media.
After studying till class 12, Janmoni used to help her mother sell vegetables in a market to run their family that included her ailing father. She is the only child of her parents.(Dibrugarh Police/Twitter)
After studying till class 12, Janmoni used to help her mother sell vegetables in a market to run their family that included her ailing father. She is the only child of her parents.(Dibrugarh Police/Twitter)
Published on May 12, 2020 11:50 PM IST
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Dibrugarh | By Press Trust of India

No coronavirus positive case in Assam yet, says minister; asks residents to avoid non-essential travel

From Tuesday, all domestic and foreign passengers will have to go through screening, said Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
A doctor measures the temperature of a passenger using the thermal screening device in the wake of a novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, at Guwahati Railway Station on Monday.(ANI Photo)
A doctor measures the temperature of a passenger using the thermal screening device in the wake of a novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, at Guwahati Railway Station on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Fire breaks out on Assam river, ‘environmental disaster,’ screams Twitter

Thankfully, the fire got doused on its own.
Plumes of smoke rise over a small stream of the Burhi Dihing River.(PTI)
Plumes of smoke rise over a small stream of the Burhi Dihing River.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Serial bomb blasts amid Republic Day celebrations in Assam; none hurt

<p>Serial low-intensity explosions rocked the state of Assam on the occasion of India's 71st Republic Day. Four blasts were reported from Dibrugarh, Sonari and Duliajan. No loss of life or property was suffered in the explosions which took place between 8:00 am and 8:30 am approximately. The terror group, United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) or ULFA(I), claimed responsibility for the crime. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, called it an act of cowardice and said that the police had been instructed to take strict action against the culprits.</p>

Serial low-intensity explosions rocked the state of Assam on the occasion of India's 71st Republic Day. Four blasts were reported from Dibrugarh, Sonari and Duliajan. No loss of life or property was suffered in the explosions which took place between 8:00 am and 8:30 am approximately. The terror group, United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) or ULFA(I), claimed responsibility for the crime. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, called it an act of cowardice and said that the police had been instructed to take strict action against the culprits.

Updated on Jan 26, 2020 08:18 PM IST
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Shivangini Gohain, 12-year-old Assam archer struck by arrow, shifted to ICU

A senior doctor at the AIIMS trauma centre said Gohain, who had been brought here from Dibrugarh in Assam on Thursday night, was stable after the “very complex surgery”.
Photo of Shivangini Gohain after her surgery at All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi.(Twitter/ANI)
Photo of Shivangini Gohain after her surgery at All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi.(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul & Navneet Singh

Young Assam archer suffers injury during training, airlifted to Delhi for treatment

The incident took place during a regular training session at Chabua in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.
Shivangini Gohain(ANI)
Shivangini Gohain(ANI)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Guwahati | By PTI

Making a picture says a thousand words

For award-winning photojournalist Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe, a camera is a weapon that brings justice to the most marginalised of people
Mumbai-based documentary photographer Sudharak Olwe was awarded Padma Shri in 2016 for his social work
Mumbai-based documentary photographer Sudharak Olwe was awarded Padma Shri in 2016 for his social work
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Priya Pathiyan

Assam govt lifts curfew in Guwahati, resumes broadband services after days of protests over amended citizenship law

The decision to lift curfew in Guwahati came after the state government reviewed the law-and-order situation in the state, chaired by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Monday.
Curfew was lifted from Guwahati on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019.(Photo Credit: DrJitendraSingh/ Twitter)
Curfew was lifted from Guwahati on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019.(Photo Credit: DrJitendraSingh/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Curfew, over citizenship law protests, relaxed in Guwahati, parts of Dibrugarh

Protests erupted in Dibrugarh and other parts of Assam following the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Parliament on Wednesday, and it becoming an Act thereupon after the Presidential assent on Thursday.
A man along with children walk past him a security personnel during relaxation of curfew, in Dibrugarh, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Curfew was relaxed for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday as well.(PTI)
A man along with children walk past him a security personnel during relaxation of curfew, in Dibrugarh, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Curfew was relaxed for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday as well.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 09:20 AM IST
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Guwahati | By Press Trust of India

Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, but rest of Assam reeling under protest over citizenship law

The police, who joined the paramilitary forces in clashes with demonstrators breaking curfew in Guwahati, opened fire on the crowd on Thursday in which two people died.
Police clear road blocks as a man tries to douse a fire set by protesters in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Police clear road blocks as a man tries to douse a fire set by protesters in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Two killed in north-east firing as citizens protest citizenship law

CAB, cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, paves the way for immigrants of faiths others than Islam from three neighbouring countries to gain Indian citizenship.
Protestors, amid tear-smoke clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(Photo: PTI)
Protestors, amid tear-smoke clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 05:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent

9 dead, 12 injured as bus collides with tempo traveller in Assam’s Sivasagar

The head on collision between the two vehicles happened at around 8.45 am in Thowra Dol area of Sivasagar in Upper Assam, superintendent of police Amitava Sinha said.
At least nine people died and 12 were injured in a road accident in Assam’s Sivasagar district on Monday.(PTI Phot)
At least nine people died and 12 were injured in a road accident in Assam’s Sivasagar district on Monday.(PTI Phot)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Assam’s Dibrugarh recovering from road rage triggered mob violence

The incident, which was sparked by an altercation over use of high beams by a driver on Wednesday night, had started rumours that resulted in mob violence.
The situation is completely under control and normalcy has returned says ASP, Dibrugarh(AP Photo)
The situation is completely under control and normalcy has returned says ASP, Dibrugarh(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 10:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will Assam’s bridges bring votes?

The BJP is hoping to make up for its possible loss of seats in the areas, where it peaked in 2014, by winning as many seats in regions like the northeast. Seven out of 14 Lok Sabha members from Assam belong to the BJP.
Congress leader Rhituporna Konwar insisted most work happened during the Congress rule and people know it. “If the BJP will benefit for completing the bridges, the Congress will also get votes for doing the work.”
Congress leader Rhituporna Konwar insisted most work happened during the Congress rule and people know it. “If the BJP will benefit for completing the bridges, the Congress will also get votes for doing the work.”
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 07:08 AM IST
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Dibrugarh/Dhemaji/Likabali/Tinsukia/Sadia/Roing (Assam/Arunachal Pradesh) | By Sadiq Naqvi

Lok Sabha election 2019: Tough fight expected for Assam’s Dibrugarh LS seat

The BJP won the Dibrugarh Lok Sbah seat for the first time in 2014 while the Congress has won it 12 times since 1951.
Rameswar Teli of the BJP won the prestigious Dibrugarh Lok sabha seat in 2014 defeating Paban Singh Ghatowar of the Congress.(HT PHOTO)
Rameswar Teli of the BJP won the prestigious Dibrugarh Lok sabha seat in 2014 defeating Paban Singh Ghatowar of the Congress.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2019 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New delhi | By HT Correspondent

Dense fog engulfs Delhi, 27 trains delayed, flights affected

As dense fog enveloped Delhi on Monday morning, Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory on Twitter asking commuters to drive safely.
A dense fog enveloped Delhi on Monday morning as several flights to and from the national capital were delayed and 27 trains were running late, officials said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A dense fog enveloped Delhi on Monday morning as several flights to and from the national capital were delayed and 27 trains were running late, officials said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India’s longest road-rail Bogibeel bridge can bear weight of India’s heaviest battle tanks, fighter jets

The bridge has been designed to bear the weight of India’s heaviest 60 tonne battle tanks and so that fighter jets can land on it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strolls on the Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, after it was inaugurated by him on December 25, 2018.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strolls on the Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, after it was inaugurated by him on December 25, 2018.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 12:22 PM IST
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All you need to know about Bogibeel, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge in 10 points

PM Narendra Modi will today inaugurate Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail cum road bridge and Asia’s second-longest, in Assam’s Dibrugarh.
Dibrugarh: A view of India's longest rail-road bridge 'Bogibeel Bridge' in Dibrugarh, Monday, Dec 24, 2018, a day before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Dibrugarh: A view of India's longest rail-road bridge 'Bogibeel Bridge' in Dibrugarh, Monday, Dec 24, 2018, a day before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 01:02 PM IST
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PM inaugurates India’s longest rail-road bridge in Assam’s Bogibeel

From providing medical facilities to education and airport, the bridge, whose foundation stone was laid by then PM H D Deve Gowda in 1997 and work commenced under then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002, is expected to be a boon for people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, connecting Assam’s Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dehamji in the north.(Twitter/@CMOfficeAssam)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, connecting Assam’s Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dehamji in the north.(Twitter/@CMOfficeAssam)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

PM Narendra Modi to open bridge over Brahmaputra to boost Northeast connectivity

The 4.94 km bridge is touted as the longest rail-and-road bridge in India and is situated 17 km downstream of Dibrugarh city in Assam.
A security personnel stands guard at Bogibell Bridge in Dibrugarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on December 25 the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest rail-road bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.(PTI)
A security personnel stands guard at Bogibell Bridge in Dibrugarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on December 25 the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest rail-road bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 04:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta & Faizan Haider

Trinamool delegation led by Derek O’ Brien meets Tinsukia victims’ kin

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee had called for protest rallies in different parts of north and south Bengal including Siliguri and Kolkata against the brutal killings.
TMC leaders meet the families of the five people who were killed by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ultras.(ANI/Twitter)
TMC leaders meet the families of the five people who were killed by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ultras.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 12:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Tinsukia | By HT Correspondent

Mob lynches brother of man accused of killing a couple in Assam

According to Dipendra Chetri, the officer-in-charge of Moran Police station in Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam, Bhola Praja and Ramoni were waylaid on Thursday evening by a man he identified as Jaggu Praja.
At about 8 am on Friday, Jaggu’s brother Puran Praja was waylaid by a mob when he was returning to his house on the tea estate, police said.(REUTERS File photo)
At about 8 am on Friday, Jaggu’s brother Puran Praja was waylaid by a mob when he was returning to his house on the tea estate, police said.(REUTERS File photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 01:22 AM IST
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