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Assam: Magnitude 2.7 earthquake strikes Tinsukia

Yesterday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter Scale occurred near the Sikkim-Nepal border at 8:49pm, according to the National Center for Seismology.
Assam earthquake: A magnitude 2.7 quake hit Assam's Tinsukia on Tuesday, the National Center for Seismology said, a day after a 5.4 magnitude rocked the Sikkim-Nepal border. (File Photo)
Assam earthquake: A magnitude 2.7 quake hit Assam's Tinsukia on Tuesday, the National Center for Seismology said, a day after a 5.4 magnitude rocked the Sikkim-Nepal border. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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‘Give us another five years..’: Amit Shah vows to end infiltration in Assam

"Give us another five years, infiltration will be a thing of past in the state,” Union home minister Amit Shah said while addressing a rally at Tinsukia in Assam.
Three-phased elections have been scheduled for 126 legislative constituencies in Assam on March 27, April 1 and April 6. In picture - Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI)
Three-phased elections have been scheduled for 126 legislative constituencies in Assam on March 27, April 1 and April 6. In picture - Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 05:53 PM IST
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Another 8 weeks needed to bring Baghjan gas well under control: OIL

Though the fire at the wellhead has been doused and a portion of the released gas has been diverted for production, the unused gas directed to a flare pit near the well is still blazing.
The gas well in Tinsukia district had a blow out (uncontrolled release of oil or gas) during a work over operation. It caught fire on June 9 killing two firefighters. Another engineer died at the site this month due to electrocution.(ANI PHOTO.)
The gas well in Tinsukia district had a blow out (uncontrolled release of oil or gas) during a work over operation. It caught fire on June 9 killing two firefighters. Another engineer died at the site this month due to electrocution.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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NIA files chargesheet against 7 ULFA-I cadres for killing of Assam police officer

The case was handled by Assam Police till June 2019 after which NIA stepped in and started their investigations
The charge sheet, under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Substances Act and Arms Act, was filed on September 10.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The charge sheet, under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Substances Act and Arms Act, was filed on September 10.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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After 90 days, Assam’s Baghjan gas-well fire doused; blazes again after glitch

According to OIL officials, effort to divert the gas from the well to flare pits to the Early Production System (EPS) was successful and led to dousing of the blaze. But due to technical issues, the blow out preventer (BoP) ram was opened and the fire started again.
Last week, Assam industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the state assembly that it would take another 6-8 weeks to douse the fire at Baghjan.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Last week, Assam industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the state assembly that it would take another 6-8 weeks to douse the fire at Baghjan.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 04:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Rape violates fundamental right under Article 21, rules Gauhati HC

In an order passed on Monday (August 31), Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan held that the statement of the rape survivor could be accepted as the true version of the crime, if supported by other evidence on record
Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan held that the statement of the rape survivor could be accepted as the true version of the crime, if supported by other evidence on record.(PTI)
Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan held that the statement of the rape survivor could be accepted as the true version of the crime, if supported by other evidence on record.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Assam natural gas well continues to blaze, 3 months since blowout

The operation to ‘kill’ the well had to be suspended on August 19 following rupture of a casing valve. The setback forced the experts to plug technical glitches before making another attempt to douse the fire
Initially, OIL had said it would take a month to cap the well and douse the fire. Later, the deadline was extended to July 7. But floods and technical issues kept adding to the delay while thousands of residents continue to remain affected.(HT Photo)
Initially, OIL had said it would take a month to cap the well and douse the fire. Later, the deadline was extended to July 7. But floods and technical issues kept adding to the delay while thousands of residents continue to remain affected.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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83 days after it started, OIL caps Assam gas well blow out in third attempt

The natural gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district had a blowout during a workover or maintenance operation to locate a new reservoir on May 27.
The capping Blow Out Preventer (BOP) stack was placed successfully over the well head at Baghjan on Monday, August 17, 2020.(Photo Credit: Oil India Limited)
The capping Blow Out Preventer (BOP) stack was placed successfully over the well head at Baghjan on Monday, August 17, 2020.(Photo Credit: Oil India Limited)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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2 Baghjan firefighters selected for President’s gallantry award posthumously

The well no. 5 at Baghjan in Tinsukia district has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 81 days since May 27 and it caught fire on June 9, killing the two firefighters at the site.
Villagers travel on a boat in the polluted Maguri Motapung wetland as flames (background) come out from an oil well run by state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Tinsukia.(AFP)
Villagers travel on a boat in the polluted Maguri Motapung wetland as flames (background) come out from an oil well run by state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Tinsukia.(AFP)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 11:53 PM IST
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Another attempt to cap Assam gas well blowout fails

Since the Baghjan well is located close to Dibru Saikhowa National Park (DSNP) and the ecologically-sensitive Maguri Motapung Wetland, there were fears of environmental damage to the area due to the blowout and fire.
Villagers travel on a boat in the polluted Maguri Motapung wetland as flames (background) come out from an oil well run by state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Tinsukia district of the northeastern state of Assam.(AFP)
Villagers travel on a boat in the polluted Maguri Motapung wetland as flames (background) come out from an oil well run by state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Tinsukia district of the northeastern state of Assam.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Attempt to plug blow out of Assam gas well fails as wagon falls over

Foreign experts and their Indian counterparts were attempting to place the blowout preventer (BOP) stack, weighing nearly 3 tonnes, on the wellhead, when the Athey Wagon, a type of hydraulic lift used to fight oil-field fires consisting of a track-mounted boom with a hook in one end, fell down.
Indian Army personnel helps to douse the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia District(ANI)
Indian Army personnel helps to douse the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia District(ANI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Three foreign experts hurt after another explosion at Assam’s Baghjan oil well

The gas well located at Baghjan had witnessed a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas or oil – on May 27 and caught fire on March 9, when two firefighters were killed and destroyed at least 13 adjoining houses.
Work at the site was called off on Wednesday following the incident.(ANI/Twitter)
Work at the site was called off on Wednesday following the incident.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Huge explosion near Baghjan oil well in Assam, 3 foreign experts injured

The damaged gas well is spewing gas uncontrollably for 56 days since a blowout - an uncontrolled release of gas and oil condensate - took place on May 27.
Authorities are trying to douse the flame at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a month.(ANI File Photo)
Authorities are trying to douse the flame at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a month.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Six more die in Assam floods, nearly 1.5 million people affected in 21 districts

Heavy rainfall and flooding have affected work on controlling the fire at Oil India Limited’s (OIL) natural gas well at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. The gas well had a blow out on May 27 and caught fire on June 9 killing two firefighters.
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Brahmaputra continued to flow above the danger mark at Nematighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.(PTI PHOTO.)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Brahmaputra continued to flow above the danger mark at Nematighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:11 AM IST
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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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Army builds bridge near Assam gas well fire site

The 150 metre Bailey bridge will help in delivering water needed to control the fire Baghjan of Assam’s Tinsukia, officials have said
The Bailey bridge, built by the Indian Army, is seen near the gas well fire in Baghjan of Assam’s Tinsukia(Photo courtesy: Indian Army)
The Bailey bridge, built by the Indian Army, is seen near the gas well fire in Baghjan of Assam’s Tinsukia(Photo courtesy: Indian Army)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 07:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

As fire at Assam gas well continues, studies under way to assess impact on environment

The gas well in Baghjan, located close to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (DSNP) and Maguri Motapung wetland, had a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas and oil on May 27 and it caught fire two weeks later on June 9.
The TERI team is also carrying out bioremediation of the sludge accumulated in the area due to the blowout and the subsequent fire.(OIL India Limited)
The TERI team is also carrying out bioremediation of the sludge accumulated in the area due to the blowout and the subsequent fire.(OIL India Limited)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Now, tremors rock villages near Assam’s gas well fire site

Residents of Natun Rongagora village, located 2.5 km from the Baghjan well, which had a blowout on May 27 and caught fire on June 9, are worried their homes could suffer extensive damages if the tremors continue.
Nearly 80% of our villagers are staying in relief camps, the people in their homes are scared to live there because of the tremors. (HT Photo)
Nearly 80% of our villagers are staying in relief camps, the people in their homes are scared to live there because of the tremors. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Assam gas well blaze endangered wetlands, several species: Survey

The well caught fire on Tuesday days after the blowout, or leakage of gas and condensate in Assam’s Tinsukia, began on May 27.
National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry out search and rescue operations after two firemen of Oil India Limited went missing since an oil well at the company’s Baghjan oilfield exploded in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday.(PTI)
National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry out search and rescue operations after two firemen of Oil India Limited went missing since an oil well at the company’s Baghjan oilfield exploded in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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Assam gas well blaze: Damage will be compensated, says state minister

Assam Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that 7,000 people have been affected and damage will be compensated.
On June 10, two people had died in the massive fire in Tinsukia.(ANI Photo)
On June 10, two people had died in the massive fire in Tinsukia.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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Two weeks after big blowout in Assam, gas well catches fire

As the gas well in Assam caught fire, residents staged a protest close to the site and blamed Oil India Limited (OIL) for failing to control the blowout for two weeks now.
People walk behind cattle, as smoke rises after the natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) caught fire at Baghjan, Tinsukia district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
People walk behind cattle, as smoke rises after the natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) caught fire at Baghjan, Tinsukia district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 07:58 AM IST
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10 days on, Assam gas well blowout still ‘uncontrolled’, Singapore experts yet to reach

OIL has decided to provide Rs 30,000 each to the nearly 2,000 families near the well who were evacuated and are staying at four relief camps since the blowout started.
Fire tenders at Baghjan Oil Field in Tinsukia on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.(PTI photo)
Fire tenders at Baghjan Oil Field in Tinsukia on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Team from petroleum ministry visits Assam OIL well blowout site

A blowout is uncontrolled release of crude oil or gas from a well when pressure control systems fail. Condensate is a low density high gravity hydrocarbon generally found along with natural gas.
The blowout happened at the Baghjan well while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas bearing reservoir at a depth of 3,729 metres.(HT PHOTO.)
The blowout happened at the Baghjan well while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas bearing reservoir at a depth of 3,729 metres.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Blowout in Assam gas well may take a few weeks before it’s under control

Gas and condensate is flowing uncontrollably from an Oil India Limited (OIL) natural gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district since a blowout a week ago, and officials believe it could take a few more weeks to bring the situation under control.
An Oil India Limited (OIL) firefighter oversees works near an oil well site following the May 27 blast at the Baghjan oil field of Tinsukia district, some 550 Kms from Guwahati.(AFP photo)
An Oil India Limited (OIL) firefighter oversees works near an oil well site following the May 27 blast at the Baghjan oil field of Tinsukia district, some 550 Kms from Guwahati.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 08:32 PM IST
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OIL sends show cause notice to Gujarat firm for gas well blowout in Assam

Six days since blow out took place in a natural gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district, Oil India Limited (OIL) on Monday sent show cause notice to a Gujarat based company involved in the drilling operations.
Fire tenders at Baghjan Oil Field in Tinsukia, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.(PTI photo)
Fire tenders at Baghjan Oil Field in Tinsukia, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Niyati Singh

In Assam, blowout of natural gas well still to be controlled, over 700 evacuated

A blowout is uncontrolled release of crude oil or gas from a well when the pressure control systems fail.
According to a statement by OIL on May 27, the blowout happened at the Baghjan 5 well at 10:30 am while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas bearing reservoir at a depth of 3729 metres.(HT PHOTO.)
According to a statement by OIL on May 27, the blowout happened at the Baghjan 5 well at 10:30 am while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas bearing reservoir at a depth of 3729 metres.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 31, 2020 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Oil India reports blow out at well in Assam, at least 25 families evacuated

The blowout happened while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas-bearing reservoir at a depth of 3,729 metres.
The blowout happened while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas-bearing reservoir at a depth of 3,729 metres. (Representative Image)(HT File Photo)
The blowout happened while work was underway to produce gas from a new oil and gas-bearing reservoir at a depth of 3,729 metres. (Representative Image)(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Assam students, environment activists launch online campaign to stop coal mining in elephant reserve

The campaign has been launched after NBWL authorities in April recommended that a portion of 98.59 hectares of the reserve forest could be used for opencast coal mining.
The sanctuary is said to be the largest tropical lowland rainforest in the country.(HT Photo)
The sanctuary is said to be the largest tropical lowland rainforest in the country.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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Salman Khan’s fan travels 600 km on cycle to meet him in Guwahati

An Assamese fan of Salman Khan rode his bicycle 600 km to meet his favourite star. The actor will be in Guwahati for the Filmfare Awards.
Bhupen Likson rode for five days to meet Salman Khan.(ANI/Varinder Chawla)
Bhupen Likson rode for five days to meet Salman Khan.(ANI/Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 01:41 PM IST
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