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Assam’s flood-affected battle Covid-19 in relief camps; none infected yet

There have been no reported cases of Covid-19 infection yet from the relief camps, which are usually located in government educational institutions and temporary structures.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (extreme right-back to camera) interacting with a child at a flood relief camp at Teok in Jorhat district on Wednesday(HT Photo)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (extreme right-back to camera) interacting with a child at a flood relief camp at Teok in Jorhat district on Wednesday(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

8-day ‘total lockdown’ in Assam’s Golaghat from Thursday evening

According to an order issued by Golaghat District Magistrate Bibhash Chandra Modi, the “total lockdown” will remain in force till 7 pm of July 17.
The restrictions in Golaghat Municipal Board area will be in place from 7 pm on Thursday to prevent further spread of the virus, an official said.(PTI Photo)
The restrictions in Golaghat Municipal Board area will be in place from 7 pm on Thursday to prevent further spread of the virus, an official said.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Golaghat | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

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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Toll in flood-hit districts of Assam rises to 13, nearly 1.89 lakh people affected

The number of flood-hit people in Dhemaji, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts was 38,000 on Wednesday, while the swirling floodwaters entered Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat and Tinsukia districts, raising the figure to 1.89 lakh on Thursday.
People move to safer place in a boat after floodwater enters the town in Assam’s Dibrugarh on Thursday(ANI Photo)
People move to safer place in a boat after floodwater enters the town in Assam’s Dibrugarh on Thursday(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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 | BySadiq Naqvi

Toxic methanol caused hooch deaths in Assam: Cops

Methanol poisoning has been behind most of the hooch tragedies in India, including the one in which more than 100 people were killed in parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the second week of February.
Indian victims are under medical treatment at Jorhat hospital after allegedly drinking toxic bootleg liquor in Assam's Golaghat district on February 22, 2019.(AFP)
Indian victims are under medical treatment at Jorhat hospital after allegedly drinking toxic bootleg liquor in Assam's Golaghat district on February 22, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Hindutan Times | BySadiq Naqvi

Hooch toll in Assam reaches 143

Additional director general of police Mukesh Agarwal confirmed the toll had gone up to 143 and said they have arrested over 20 people in connection with the state’s worst hooch tragedy.
Utensil recovered by police used in brewing hooch. Image for representation.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Utensil recovered by police used in brewing hooch. Image for representation.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Golaghat | BySadiq Naqvi

Assam hooch tragedy toll rises to 126

At least 71 people have died in Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH), 51 in Golaghat and 4 in Titabor Subdivision Hospital in Jorhat district, an official familiar with the development said.
The deaths, mostly of tea estate workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts, came less than two weeks after tainted liquor killed about 100 people in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.(Hindustan Times/ Representative Image)
The deaths, mostly of tea estate workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts, came less than two weeks after tainted liquor killed about 100 people in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.(Hindustan Times/ Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Assam hooch tragedy toll goes up to 84, investigation on

The incident took place at the Halmira Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district after the tea estate workers people consumed a locally brewed liquor called ‘sulai’, which is made of jaggery and ethyl alcohol.
Victims are under medical treatment at Jorhat hospital after allegedly drinking toxic bootleg liquor in Assam's Golaghat district on February 22, 2019.(AFP)
Victims are under medical treatment at Jorhat hospital after allegedly drinking toxic bootleg liquor in Assam's Golaghat district on February 22, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadiq Naqvi

Floods in Assam claim five more lives; over 1.73 lakh displaced

All the casualties took place in Barak Valley region — three in Cachar and one each in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.
Villagers carry clean water as they wade across flood-affected areas at Nilambazar village, in Karimganj on Sunday.(PTI)
Villagers carry clean water as they wade across flood-affected areas at Nilambazar village, in Karimganj on Sunday.(PTI)
Published on Jun 17, 2018 07:22 PM IST
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Floods claim 11 lives, displace nearly 4 lakh in Northeast

Several rivers are flowing above danger level and landslides, submerged roads and railways tracks have affected movement of traffic at several places and led to cancellations of some trains.
People wade through a flooded National Highway 37 at Bokakhat in Golaghat district of Assam on Thursday. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
People wade through a flooded National Highway 37 at Bokakhat in Golaghat district of Assam on Thursday. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2018 09:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala | ByUtpal Parashar, Sobhapati Samom & Priyanka Deb Barman, Guwahati/imphal/agartala

How a health crisis is brewing in Assam

The state government has found that sanitation and health facilities in some tea plantations are abysmal and workers are susceptible to treatable ailments such as tuberculosis, anaemia, hypertension and leprosy.
Women workers pluck tea leaves at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT Photo)
Women workers pluck tea leaves at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 09:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Golaghat/Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi
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