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.
Articles by Utpal Parashar
Himanta Biswa Sarma was speaking on the sidelines of an event in Guwahati to mark Swahid Diwas to commemorate the deaths of over 800 people in the Assam Agitation (1979-85) against illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh
Mizoram’s youngest party, ZPM, was formed in 2017 and has since capped a stunning rise in the northeastern state’s politics
Buffalo fights called Moh-Juj in Assamese are popular in several parts of the state and held during the Magh Bihu celebrations in mid-January every year
The victorious ZPM has a Val Upa Council that is made up of 15 prominent elderly people. It named the person to lead the government if the party won the polls
Lalduhoma is the first non-Congress, non-MNF chief minister of the state since its formation in 1987
In a letter to the SC-appointed panel, the ITLF and the JPO claimed that the committee had been misled by the state officials into believing that the tribals were obstructing the acceptance of dead bodies
The 74-year-old former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer turned politician, Lalduhoma, met the Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at the Aizawl Raj Bhawan
Seventy-four-year-old IPS officer-turned politician, Lalduhoma, steered his party, the Zoram Peoples’ Movement, to a landslide win in the just-concluded Mizoram Assembly elections
The Zoram People’s Movement emerged as winner in Mizoram's assembly polls, securing 27 out of 40 seats and breaking the four-decade hegemony of ruling parties
Mizoram has been ruled by MNF and the Congress since the state’s formation in 1987 and this is the first time another party has been able to break that trend
MNF, which had bagged 26 of the total 40 seats in the state in 2018, managed to secure just 10 seats this time
Lalduhoma’s vast experience both as a police officer and politician across various parties is expected to be very handy in his new role
Police officer turned politician and Opposition Zoram Peoples’ Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma, 74, is set to become the next chief minister of Mizoram
Chief minister Zoramthanga was trailing against ZPM’s candidate Lalthansanga by 640 votes in Aizawl East after the first round of counting
The Election Commission of India on November 29 deferred the counting to Monday following appeals for it given the significance of Sunday for the people in the Christian-majority state
The Election Commission said it has made elaborate arrangements for the counting of votes, which will be held at 13 locations across the state on Monday
Mobile internet services across Manipur have been suspended since May 3, since the ethnic clashes in the northeastern region started between two tribal communities– Meitei and Kuki
The counting was earlier scheduled for December 3, along that Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Telangana — where polls were held between Nov 7 and 30.
The Gauhati high court has asked the Assam government to review orders passed by foreigners tribunals.
The Kukis also submitted a memorandum of their demands addressed to Union home minister Amit Shah to deputy commissioner of Churachandpur district, Dharun Kumar
“Today how can we not but step up to be a great friend to India, to recognise her borders, all of them, and to respect them…"
Squadron Leader Padhi formally joined her post and reported to the Mizoram Governor on Wednesday, where she was introduced to the officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan at Aizawl
Violence between Meiteis, who are in majority in the Imphal Valley, and tribal Kukis, has since May 3 left 182 people dead and around 50,000 displaced
Union minister for fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying Parshottam Rupala released the basic animal husbandry statistics for 2022-23 in Guwahati on the occasion of the National Milk Day
The incident happened amid increased violence between pro-democracy rebel outfits and the Myanmar army in the neighbouring country
‘We should not indulge in crime and together we should try to restore peace and normalcy in Manipur,’ chief minister N Biren Singh said
The unidentified object was sighted around 2.30pm by security personnel stationed in the airport and an alert was sounded
The case against Muan Tombing, general secretary of the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF), was registered at the Churachandpur police station on Thursday
The statement by the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum came on a day when the group organised a mass rally in Churachandpur, a Kuki-dominated district, demanding investigations into ‘atrocities against Kuki-Zo tribals’
Along with the 5,000 Myanmar nationals, 39 army personnel from the neighbouring country also entered India on Monday evening and surrendered before the Mizoram police at Zokhawthar