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Less known facts about Majuli, the largest river island in the world

Majuli has shrunk tremendously over the years due to climate change. An increase in temperature in the Himalayas melts the ice leading to flash floods along the Brahmaputra river. The island is sustaining on tourism. People from the nearby states visit the island to relax and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here are a few facts about the largest river island that are not known to many.(Instagram/@majuli_island) 7
Majuli has shrunk tremendously over the years due to climate change. An increase in temperature in the Himalayas melts the ice leading to flash floods along the Brahmaputra river. The island is sustaining on tourism. People from the nearby states visit the island to relax and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here are a few facts about the largest river island that are not known to many.(Instagram/@majuli_island)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Chayanika Das
Majuli, the largest river island in the world, is situated in the northeastern state of Assam. Majuli means land in the midst of two rivers. It is formed by the Brahmaputra River in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti joined by the Subansiri River in the north.

One sentenced to death, 24 to life imprisonment for lynching 73-year-old Assam doctor

The pictures of the assault, which soon went viral on social media, created a sense of terror among doctors posted in tea gardens across Assam.
On October 12, the court had pronounced 25 of the total 32 accused in the case as guilty while acquitting 6 others. One accused had died during trial.(GETTY IMAGES.)
On October 12, the court had pronounced 25 of the total 32 accused in the case as guilty while acquitting 6 others. One accused had died during trial.(GETTY IMAGES.)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

At 39, Assam reports its biggest one-day jump in Covid-19 cases

The state had reported 15 new cases on Monday, a day after the tally crossed 100 cases. Assam’s list also includes one patient from Nagaland who was tested and treated in Guwahati.
The state now has 107 active cases, 42 recoveries and four deaths. Two patients have migrated to West Bengal and Bihar.(ANI)
The state now has 107 active cases, 42 recoveries and four deaths. Two patients have migrated to West Bengal and Bihar.(ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2020 08:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

73-year-old doctor beaten to death by Assam tea garden workers

The Assam Valley CCPA has urged authorities concerned to apprehend those responsible for the assault and demanded strict action against them.
An elderly doctor of a tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat district has succumbed to his injuries allegedly inflicted by garden workers following the death of one of their colleagues who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the plantation. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An elderly doctor of a tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat district has succumbed to his injuries allegedly inflicted by garden workers following the death of one of their colleagues who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the plantation. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 01:20 PM IST
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Jorhat (Assam) | By Press Trust of India

BSF sub-inspector, wife declared ‘foreigners’ in Assam

Muzibur Rahman, a resident of Udaipur-Mikirpatty in Merapani area of the district, and his wife were declared “foreigners” in an ex-parte order passed in December last year. The officer, who is posted in Punjab, came to know about it when he went to Assam last month.
A Border Security Force (BSF) assistant sub-inspector and his wife have been declared non-Indians by a foreigners’ tribunal (FT) in Assam’s Jorhat district.
A Border Security Force (BSF) assistant sub-inspector and his wife have been declared non-Indians by a foreigners’ tribunal (FT) in Assam’s Jorhat district.
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 08:57 AM IST
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Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

IAF aircraft with 13 on board goes missing after take off from Assam

The aircraft was headed to Mechuka Advance Landing Ground, the landing strip in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district. The landing strip is about 30-odd km from the nearest point on the India-China border
A total of eight crew and five passengers are onboard the AN-32 aircraft .
A total of eight crew and five passengers are onboard the AN-32 aircraft .
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

IAF prepares to induct US-made Apache choppers

India had inked a $ 1.1-billion deal with the US defence giant Boeing, in September 2015 for 22 Apaches. The first batch of choppers will be based at the Pathankot air base, said one of the officials cited above.
Indian Air Force is preparing to induct US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters, with the first batch of four choppers arriving in the country in July.(File photo)
Indian Air Force is preparing to induct US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters, with the first batch of four choppers arriving in the country in July.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 09:57 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Rahul Singh

Lok Sabha election 2019: BJP may replace sitting MP in Assam’s Jorhat

Kamakhya Prasad Tasa of the BJP won the seat in 2014 defeating veteran Congressman and six-time MP Bijoy Krisha Hadique by over one lakh votes but may now be replaced.
Kamakhya Prasad Tasa of the BJP won the Jorhat seat in Assam in 2014 defeating veteran Congressman and six-time MP Bijoy Krisha Hadique by over one lakh votes.(HT Phptp)
Kamakhya Prasad Tasa of the BJP won the Jorhat seat in Assam in 2014 defeating veteran Congressman and six-time MP Bijoy Krisha Hadique by over one lakh votes.(HT Phptp)
Updated on May 10, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: Congress’ Gaurav Gogoi to defend Kaliabor seat

Kaliabor is a Congress stronghold and Gaurav Gogoi had won the seat easily in 2014.
The Congress had decided to field Gaurav Gogoi once again from the Kaliabor Lok Sabha seat in Assam.(HT Photo)
The Congress had decided to field Gaurav Gogoi once again from the Kaliabor Lok Sabha seat in Assam.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2019 03:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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 | By HT Correspondent

Elephant killed by train in Assam; passengers safe

Despite efforts by rail and forest authorities to prevent elephant deaths on tracks incidents of elephants getting killed by trains have continued in Assam. Sixteen pachyderms were killed in such accidents in 2016 and last year, the toll was 12.
An elephant was killed on Wednesday morning when the Guwahati-Dibrugarh Intercity Express hit a herd crossing the railway track in Titabor of Assam’s Jorhat district.(HT File Photo/Representational Image)
An elephant was killed on Wednesday morning when the Guwahati-Dibrugarh Intercity Express hit a herd crossing the railway track in Titabor of Assam’s Jorhat district.(HT File Photo/Representational Image)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 10:57 AM IST
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Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Assam Rifles jawan injured in twin blasts in Nagaland

Two Assam Rifles personnel were killed and four others suffered injuries in an ambush by insurgents near Aboi in the Mon district on June 17.
Assam Rifles jawan was injured in twin IED blasts triggered by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) insurgents in Nagaland.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Assam Rifles jawan was injured in twin IED blasts triggered by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) insurgents in Nagaland.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 11:31 AM IST
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