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An earthquake-damaged building at Bhetapara in Guwahati, early on Wednesday, April 28. (PTI)

6.4 magnitude quake hits Assam, 10 injured

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2021 01:20 AM IST
The earthquake lasted for nearly 30 seconds and was followed by 10 aftershocks of magnitudes ranging from 4.7 to 2.9 within the next eight hours.
Police personnel punish a lockdown violator as it is reinforced due to rising cases of coronavirus in Tezpur on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Police personnel punish a lockdown violator as it is reinforced due to rising cases of coronavirus in Tezpur on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

Assam reports one more Covid-19 death, toll climbs to 11

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:24 AM IST
Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) district, where a complete lockdown has been imposed for 14 days from Sunday night, has so far reported 1,160 Covid-19 cases.
Martin Rabha of Diya Foundation claims cultivating pepper, which is a climber, has led to nearly 30% to 40% increase in income of around 200 farmers in Assam.(HT PHOTO.)
Martin Rabha of Diya Foundation claims cultivating pepper, which is a climber, has led to nearly 30% to 40% increase in income of around 200 farmers in Assam.(HT PHOTO.)

Assam villagers grow pepper to save crops, keep away wild elephants

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 06:53 PM IST
The pachyderms damage not just crops, but houses and sometimes attack people as well in Assam and several other states such as Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Uttarakhand.
Nearly 800 spectators had tried to molest the dancers; 2 arrested earlier.
Nearly 800 spectators had tried to molest the dancers; 2 arrested earlier.

3 more detained in Assam for trying to force female dancers to strip

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 03:59 PM IST
The incident has flared up emotions in the area since most of the spectators and the organisers belong to a minority community while most of the dancers are from the indigenous tribes of the state
Earlier, two officials, including a DCP and an additional deputy commissioner of Guwahati, were suspended for alleged “lapse in protocol and security arrangement” during CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s visit to the famous Kamakhya temple on October 17.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Earlier, two officials, including a DCP and an additional deputy commissioner of Guwahati, were suspended for alleged “lapse in protocol and security arrangement” during CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s visit to the famous Kamakhya temple on October 17.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Assam government suspends official for allegedly abusing CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 12:46 PM IST
The Assam government suspended additional deputy commissioner Pulak Mahanta posted in Kamrup (metropolitan) on Monday after local television channels showed a video clip where he is seen referring to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a disrespectful way.
Rural women trained by Kabya Jyoti Bora (below) walk home with wild water hyacinth stalks, which serve as a cost-free raw material for their woven products such as flower vases and office folders in Assam’s Kamrup district.(HT Photo)
Rural women trained by Kabya Jyoti Bora (below) walk home with wild water hyacinth stalks, which serve as a cost-free raw material for their woven products such as flower vases and office folders in Assam’s Kamrup district.(HT Photo)

Agriculture not always a dead end: Here are young, successful farmers who made the cut

Hindustan Times, Majuli | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 08:27 PM IST
In 2014, 61% of farmers, especially youth, surveyed by academic institution Lokniti, said they would like to quit if they had a choice. The National Sample Survey’s 59th round on the Situation Assessment Survey of Farmers, 2003, had revealed that only 60% of Indian farmer households wanted to remain in agriculture. But the profession need not be a dead-end, as these examples show.
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