Utpal is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Guwahati. He covers seven states of North-East India and heads the editorial team for the region. He was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times.
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Lachit, a general in the Ahom kingdom that ruled Assam for six centuries, played a decisive role in the Battle of Saraighat in 1671 near Guwahati. Despite being severely ill, he led the Ahom troops to defeat the Mughal army of Aurangzeb and thwarted their attempt to conquer Assam
Both governments have announced ex-gratia of ₹5 lakh each to the next of kin of victims killed in Tuesday’s incident
Police said that no one has been killed or injured in the incident and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained
While the Meghalaya government said the violence occurred at Mukhroh in the state’s West Jaintia Hills and was the outcome of “unprovoked” firing, its Assam counterpart said the incident took place in the state’s West Karbi Anglong district when forest personnel opened fire to save their lives from “unknown miscreants” smuggling timber.
“When I laid the foundation stone of this airport in February 2019, ahead of the general elections, political commentators stated it was a poll stunt and wouldn’t materialise. But the project’s inauguration within three years is a befitting reply to such commentators,” Modi said in his address.
The airport has 2,300 m and is suitable for all-weather operations. The airport terminal is a modern building promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and the recycling of resources
The Gauhati high court has pulled up Assam Police for demolishing the houses of five people accused of burning a police station in Nagaon district in May, stating that even in films, police follow procedure before taking any action.
Called the Gaon Sampark Abhiyan, the initiative by the scheduled caste (SC) ‘morcha’ (unit) of the BJP started on November 9 and aims to cover 3,200 SC-dominated villages in Assam
On Monday morning, an army patrol party was attacked at a forested area in Digboi-PengerI Road at Barapathar during an area domination exercise
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state government is planning to provide land rights through self-certification to indigenous people
While there were 1.509 million schools in the country in 2020-21, the figure dropped by 20,000 to 1.489 million schools in 2021-22. Of these, nearly 4,500 (more than 20%) closed down in Assam
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the JPP leaders have expressed their intention to support the BJP to ensure the overall development of the Deori community
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday that the decision was taken at a conference of senior police officers after the investigation into the death of a 13-year-old girl in June
Raj Mohan Ray, former SP of Darrang district who is at present under suspension, is accused of taking a bribe of ₹2 lakh from the family of SSB jawan Krishna Kamal Baruah who is accused of raping and killing the minor
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) retained power in the Deori autonomous council in Assam on Thursday by winning the polls held earlier this week
Black carbon, which is formed by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, wood and other fuels, is part of fine particulate air pollution and contributes to climate change
The body of a 13-year-old girl was found hanging at the house of Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan, where she was working as a domestic help, in Assam’s Darrang district on June 11.
On Friday, the Gauhati high court rejected Sisodia’s plea seeking the quashing of the case filed under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code, currently pending in the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) in Kamrup
Assam has reported more cases than Manipur with four deaths reported from the hill district of Karbi Anglong while Manipur saw cases and deaths in 12 of the state’s 16 districts
Justice Kalyan Rai Surana underlined that the observations in his order were related to the Delhi deputy CM’s plea and the ongoing case should “be decided on its own merit”.
Most of the cases have been reported from Diphu, the district headquarters. Officials said this is the first instance of such a big outbreak of dengue in Karbi Anglong
Assam has around 1,200 licenced liquor shops that sell Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL), along with nearly 1,000 bars
The Bharat Jodo Yatra in Assam will pass through 13 of the 33 districts in the state and cover 834 km in 70 days
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said he needs to hold one more meeting with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma “for a final agreement and permanent solution” to the boundary disputes
A new study has said that Assam’s state bird, the white-winged wood duck could become extinct in a few decades due to loss of habitat as a result of impact of climate change and anthropogenic factors
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed about the decision on Sunday after inspecting facilities in five schools in Guwahati, including one where he studied at for a few years
The case relates to alleged question paper leak during the written examination for the post of assistant engineer (civil) conducted by APPSC on August 26 and 27
Assam Police said that since they were in India on tourist visas, the preaching of Christianity was a violation of visa norms
GUWAHATI: Three Swedish nationals were apprehended on charges of violating their visa conditions and preaching Christianity in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Wednesday
The Assam police claimed that persons accused of having links with jihadi outfits had played a role in opening the ‘Miya’ museum