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Couple in Assam’s Nagaon district dies in attack by wild boar

The wild boar attacked the couple near their home at Siyali Char, a riverine island near Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary in central Assam.
The woman died on the spot while her husband lost his life on the way to hospital.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman died on the spot while her husband lost his life on the way to hospital.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Floods hit Assam’s trans persons hard

According to All Assam Transgender Association (AATA), at least 13 gharanas or traditional housing for trans groups, each comprising 60-70 people, were washed away.
An aerial view of flooded Majuli, an island in River Brahmaputra, Assam on Tuesday. Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with authorities in northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said.(Photo: AP)
An aerial view of flooded Majuli, an island in River Brahmaputra, Assam on Tuesday. Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with authorities in northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said.(Photo: AP)
Published on Jul 16, 2019 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti

Cobra, 14-foot-long, spotted in Assam. Pics will make you very uncomfortable

The snake was first spotted by some workers at the Jiajuri Tea Estate in the Nagaon district.
The snake was later released in Suwang Reserve Forest.(Twitter/@ANI)
The snake was later released in Suwang Reserve Forest.(Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

58-year-old man dies in Assam detention camp for illegal immigrants

The body of Basudev Biswas was sent to his village in Ambagan in Nagaon district by the police on Sunday. His family initially refused to receive his body, claiming he was an Indian.
Assam has 100 foreigners tribunals where those marked as suspected illegal immigrants either by the Border Organisation of Assam police or the local election officials have to prove they are Indian citizens.(Subhendu Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Assam has 100 foreigners tribunals where those marked as suspected illegal immigrants either by the Border Organisation of Assam police or the local election officials have to prove they are Indian citizens.(Subhendu Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 13, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

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

Hima Das sprints from track to classroom in board exam season

The sprinter from Assam’s Kandhulimari village in Nagaon district became a star overnight and kept improving her timing through the last year, culminating in a national record time of 50.79 seconds while winning silver in the Asian Games.
Hima Das of India celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 12, 2018 in Tampere, Finland(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das of India celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 12, 2018 in Tampere, Finland(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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‘Don’t run for medals, I run to improve my timing’, says Hima Das

After developing interest in football at an early age, Hima finally took to sprinting as a career on the advice of a school teacher. She said that there is a lot of talent in the villages but opportunities are rare.
Hima Das speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.(HT Photo)
Hima Das speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2018 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents

Hima Das ends campaign after anchoring relay team to junior national record

Despite failing to qualify for the finals, the Indian quartet of Hima Das,S Venkatsen, Jisna Mathew, Ritika bettered the earlier national U-20 record of 3:40.50 set in 2002 in Bangkok.
Indian athlete Hima Das celebrates after winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships, in Tampere,(PTI)
Indian athlete Hima Das celebrates after winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships, in Tampere,(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 05:42 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Tampere | By Press Trust of India

5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Assam

There was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.
According to a report of the Regional Seismological Centre at Shillong, the epicentre of the medium intensity earthquake, was at a place 22 kilometre from Dhing in Nagaon district.(File photo)
According to a report of the Regional Seismological Centre at Shillong, the epicentre of the medium intensity earthquake, was at a place 22 kilometre from Dhing in Nagaon district.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 11:53 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Guwahati | By Press Trust of India

Class 5 girl gang-raped, burnt alive in Assam’s Nagaon

Two of the accused, who are minors and schoolmates of the girl, have been arrested, while the third, Zakir Hussain, who is from same village as the girl, is on the run, police said.
The girl succumbed to burn injuries at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital at night, according to police.(AFP)
The girl succumbed to burn injuries at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital at night, according to police.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent, Guwahati
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