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Bodo tribal women show their fingers marked with indeligible ink, after casting their votes at a polling station during the 3rd phase of the Assembly election, at Bogalimari in Baksa district. (PTI)

Assam records 84.96% turnout in Phase 3 of polls

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:23 PM IST
  • Sidli, Palasbari, Hajo and Jalukbari constituencies also recorded well high voter turnout during Phase 3 of the Assam assembly polls.
A welcome sign has been posted on the foot-over bridge as it will be the entry point to Guwahati from the Northeastern states.(ANI)
A welcome sign has been posted on the foot-over bridge as it will be the entry point to Guwahati from the Northeastern states.(ANI)

Foot-bridge decorated with bamboo inaugurated in Guwahati

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The foot-over bridge at Khanapara, primarily decorated with bamboo, is meant to showcase Assam's richness of its bamboo resources.
After watching his moves, you may become a fan of Surajit Tripura’s talent.(Facebook/@Sonali.Krishna)
After watching his moves, you may become a fan of Surajit Tripura’s talent.(Facebook/@Sonali.Krishna)

Watch: Netizens are swooning over this Guwahati waiter’s dance moves

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:59 PM IST
“The boy indeed is very talented, wish him good luck for his better future,” wrote a Facebook user.
Running highways and countryside: Milind Soman’s 2021 fitness resolution leaves fans inspired(Instagram/milindrunning)
Running highways and countryside: Milind Soman’s 2021 fitness resolution leaves fans inspired(Instagram/milindrunning)

Running highways-countryside: Milind Soman's 2021 resolution is fitness inspo

By Zarafshan Shiraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 02:13 PM IST
  • After nailing five 10 km runs in 2020, Milind Soman is gearing up for an interesting running resolution this New Year and we are totally charged up to take fitness inspiration from the hunk
Milind and Ankita redefine fitness-couple goals in this video of their 70km long run(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind and Ankita redefine fitness-couple goals in this video of their 70km long run(Instagram/milindrunning)

Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar redefine fitness-couple goals in this video of their 70km long run

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:49 PM IST
Workout Wednesday: Ankita Konwar and Milind Soman brush aside mid-week blues as they set fitness inspiration for all with their 70km run and show how to paint the grind colourful with fun and positivity | Watch
The arrested person was known to the victim. Police are investigating whether he had a role in the incident.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The arrested person was known to the victim. Police are investigating whether he had a role in the incident.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Assam professor dies of burn injuries; one acquaintance arrested

Guwahati, Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The victim, who was in her 30s, had sustained severe burn injuries on the night of December 30 at her residence and was rushed to Guwahati for treatment
The mother of the cub had abandoned the cub inside the jungle of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. (representational image)
The mother of the cub had abandoned the cub inside the jungle of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. (representational image)

Abandoned tiger cub rescued from Kaziranga National Park, handed over to State zoo

Tezpur, Assam | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:50 AM IST
The cub is being taken care of and has received medical treated in the Zoo.
The department of sports(Twitter)
The department of sports(Twitter)

India gears up for resumption of meets in Olympic sports, govt guidelines released

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
After a break of 11 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, federations are anxious to hold competitions to help athletes prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.
The state’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal received Union home minister Amit Shah at the airport.(Amit Shah on Twitter)
The state’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal received Union home minister Amit Shah at the airport.(Amit Shah on Twitter)

Amit Shah to review election preparedness in Assam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah is scheduled to hold a meeting with party leaders and review the election preparation ahead of the assembly polls scheduled to be held next year in Assam.
The next date of hearing for the petition has been fixed on January 11 by the Gauhati High Court .(SOURCED.)
The next date of hearing for the petition has been fixed on January 11 by the Gauhati High Court .(SOURCED.)

Gauhati HC orders floor test of BTC executive council before Dec 26

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:42 PM IST
The HC order by Justice Suman Shyam came 10 days after results of the polls to the council were announced following a petition filed by Hagrama Mohilary, the former chief executive member (CEM) of BTC and president of Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) challenging formation of the executive council.
The eight edition of the North-East Festival that’s usually held in the Capital, is being held in Guwahati this weekend and livestreamed worldwide. Soulmate (above) will be performing at the venue
The eight edition of the North-East Festival that’s usually held in the Capital, is being held in Guwahati this weekend and livestreamed worldwide. Soulmate (above) will be performing at the venue

Meet the seven sisters, virtually

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The annual North East Festival is on its way to Delhi, but in a first it will be held virtually in Guwahati
Residents in Imphal have been witnessing chilly winds for the last two days.(HT PHOTO.)
Residents in Imphal have been witnessing chilly winds for the last two days.(HT PHOTO.)

Manipur sees cold spell with sharp dip in temperatures

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Chilly winds have been sweeping Imphal valley since the last three days after the temperature suddenly dropped in both the hill and valley districts unlike the second week of December this year.
The case was registered on the basis of an FIR lodged in September by Pradeep Kumar, the then chairman of the police recruitment board.(assampolice.gov.in.)
The case was registered on the basis of an FIR lodged in September by Pradeep Kumar, the then chairman of the police recruitment board.(assampolice.gov.in.)

In Assam, ex-IPS officer, BJP leader among 36 accused named in charge sheet in police job scam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The written exam to select 597 sub-inspectors to Assam Police was cancelled on September 20 after the question paper got leaked.
The officer was shifted to a private hospital located nearby where he was treated for his wounds. According to the police, the officer is stable and is out of danger.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The officer was shifted to a private hospital located nearby where he was treated for his wounds. According to the police, the officer is stable and is out of danger.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

IAF flying officer stabbed after brawl in Guwahati pub

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:57 PM IST
The two persons were reportedly evicted by the pub’s employees after the argument. But after the IAF officer and his friends came out of the pub sometime later, the two of them engaged in a brawl with the group in which the officer was injured.
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. (ANI file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. (ANI file)

IIT Guwahati students’ startup ‘develops’ multilingual app for farmers to manage crops

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The agri-tech start-up which is free for small farmers has been developed with the goal of optimising in-farm productivity through Artificial Intelligence (AI), a press release issued by IIT, Guwahati said.
Image for representation.
Image for representation.

J-K police bust inter-state racket, recover gold biscuits worth Rs 80 lakhs

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:43 PM IST
On Friday, Reasi SSP Rashmi Wazir received information from reliable sources that few persons based in Delhi and Katra are running illegal business by bringing gold from Guwahati.
Academic Complex of IIT-Guwahati
Academic Complex of IIT-Guwahati

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop technology to harvest water from air

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:18 PM IST
A team, led by Uttam Manna, Associate Professor of Chemistry, along with his research scholars Kousik Maji, Avijit Das and Manideepa Dhar, published the results of the “path-breaking” work in the journal of Royal Society of Chemistry, IIT-Guwahati said in a release.
The leopard after its rescue in Guwahati on Monday.(TWITTER/Parimal Suklabaidya.)
The leopard after its rescue in Guwahati on Monday.(TWITTER/Parimal Suklabaidya.)

Leopard enters girls’ hostel in Guwahati; tranquilized and sent to state zoo

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Forest officials finally managed to put the tranquilized animal in a cage and shift it to the Assam state zoo at about 11 am.
Health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday that classes in elementary schools from kindergarten to Class 6 will resume from January 1 and hostels in residential schools and colleges will start in a limited manner from December 15.(PTI PHOTO.)
Health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday that classes in elementary schools from kindergarten to Class 6 will resume from January 1 and hostels in residential schools and colleges will start in a limited manner from December 15.(PTI PHOTO.)

With Covid-19 ‘under control’, Assam to open elementary schools, hostels

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Students will be allowed to attend classes based on written consent from parents and students staying in hostels will be allowed entry only after they undergo Covid-19 tests.
Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav, (right) performing his last rites at the Nabagraha crematorium in Guwahati on Thursday.(TWITTER/RIPUN BORA.)
Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav, (right) performing his last rites at the Nabagraha crematorium in Guwahati on Thursday.(TWITTER/RIPUN BORA.)

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s son seeks blessings to fulfil his father’s last wish

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Gogoi’s last rites were conducted with full state honours including a 21-gun salute. Gogoi’s wife Dolly, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, several senior ministers, senior bureaucrats, police officers and Congress in-charge for Assam Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion.
Tarun Gogoi was cremated at the Nabagraha crematorium in the presence of thousands of the late leader’s supporters, dignitaries and party workers with a 21 gun-salute.(Sourced: Ripun Bora, president, Assam Congress)
Tarun Gogoi was cremated at the Nabagraha crematorium in the presence of thousands of the late leader’s supporters, dignitaries and party workers with a 21 gun-salute.(Sourced: Ripun Bora, president, Assam Congress)

Last rites of former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi conducted in Guwahati with state honours

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The 84-year-old passed away on Monday at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) after battling Covid-19 and complications related to the disease for nearly three months
A man pays homage to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi who passed away on Monday in Guwahati.(AP PHOTO.)
A man pays homage to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi who passed away on Monday in Guwahati.(AP PHOTO.)

Confusion over suitable cremation site for former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:56 PM IST
The Assam Congress unit has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in the state to allot a plot of land within the city for the cremation, but the latter is yet to take any decision on it.
Condoling the north-eastern leader’s death, PM Modi said, “Shri Tarun Gogoi Ji was a popular leader and a veteran administrator.”(Photo: narendramodi/ Twitter)
Condoling the north-eastern leader’s death, PM Modi said, “Shri Tarun Gogoi Ji was a popular leader and a veteran administrator.”(Photo: narendramodi/ Twitter)

‘Popular leader, veteran administrator’: PM Modi condoles former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Gogoi, former chief minister of Assam, passed away on Monday after his health condition deteriorated. He was 84.
Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Armed robbers loot Rs 60 lakhs from bank in Assam, one injured in shooting

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 11:21 AM IST
According to the police, the incident took place around 12:30 pm at a branch of the bank at Amayapur, nearly 7 kilometres from the district headquarter Nalbari.
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. (ANI file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. (ANI file)

IIT Guwahati ‘develops’ efficient catalysts for transforming industrial waste into valuable chemicals

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 04:17 PM IST
According to the team, tiny amounts of these “pincer catalysts” repeatedly convert large amounts of industrial waste such as glycerol into lactic acid and hydrogen.
People buying firecrackers for Diwali in Mumbai (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
People buying firecrackers for Diwali in Mumbai (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)

Assam Pollution Control Board orders complete ban on firecrackers in Guwahati

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:17 PM IST
In an order, the board said decision has been taken in view of high pollution in the city with the air quality being in the “poor” category. In areas other than Guwahati, only green crackers have been allowed for two hours on Diwali-from 8pm to 10pm.
Israeli ambassador Ron Malka was in Tripura for a two-day visit from Wednesday and met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb(Twitter)
Israeli ambassador Ron Malka was in Tripura for a two-day visit from Wednesday and met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb(Twitter)

Israel wants to enhance northeast India’s manufacturing capabilities: Envoy

Tripura | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The ambassador was on a two-day visit to Tripura talked of sharing technology for ‘using untapped resources for development’, and developing air connectivity between two nations once export of goods from north-east commences
According to a release issued by NIA, the locations where the raids were conducted are premises related to accused people and handlers from where the smuggling case originated.(HT PHOTO.)
According to a release issued by NIA, the locations where the raids were conducted are premises related to accused people and handlers from where the smuggling case originated.(HT PHOTO.)

NIA conducts raids in Assam, Maharashtra in Delhi gold smuggling probe

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:49 PM IST
NIA had registered a case on September 20 this year following seizure of 83.62 kg of smuggled gold bars having market value of Rs 42.89 crore at New Delhi railway station on August 28 from the possession of eight people.
The complainant has alleged that the parents of the candidate, both doctors, had paid a sum of Rs 15-20 lakh to a private coaching institute in Guwahati to help the candidate in the crime. (HT Photo)
The complainant has alleged that the parents of the candidate, both doctors, had paid a sum of Rs 15-20 lakh to a private coaching institute in Guwahati to help the candidate in the crime. (HT Photo)

JEE Mains candidate in Assam, 4 more arrested for proxy exam writing: Police

HIndustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:22 PM IST
According to an FIR filed by Mitradev Sharma at the Azara police station in Guwahati on October 23, the candidate allegedly didn’t appear for the test held on September 5.
The court had asked the Tihar jail no 2 superintendent to appear before it on Friday.(PTI)
The court had asked the Tihar jail no 2 superintendent to appear before it on Friday.(PTI)

Let Umar Khalid step out of jail cell: Court

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The jail’s reply came after Khalid, who is accused of hatching a conspiracy to orchestrate the north-east Delhi riots, told the court on Thursday that he was not allowed to step out of his cell; was kept alone; and was not allowed to meet anyone. He alleged this was akin to solitary confinement.
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