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Hooch Tragedy
North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Tea group support for anti-hooch measures

The Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (Abita) has assured the state government that it would extend full cooperation to the prevention of brewing and selling of illicit liquor in tea gardens.Speakin...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.03.19

Suklabaidya opposed to transfer stay

The Assam excise department has directed its legal team to “strongly” oppose court stay orders on transfers carried out in the wake of the hooch tragedy.Over 150 people, mostly from the Upper Assa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 03.03.19

Hariya pill to wean away sulai addicts

A section of doctors treating victims of the hooch tragedy in Assam feel that the moderate use of legally permissible drinks such as hariya could help wean away habitual tea garden drinkers from spuri...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Golaghat

North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Demand for laligur ban

The state excise department, facing flak for the hooch tragedy that has left over 150 dead since February 22, on Saturday sought a “ban on import, storage and sale” of laligur (a kind of molasses)...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 01.03.19

All-party team demands action against traders

An all-party delegation of the Assembly, led by Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, on Friday visited the areas affected by the hooch tragedy and took stock of the follow-up action taken by the government ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 27.02.19

SIT formed to probe Assam hooch deaths

District superintendent of police Pushpraj Singh on Wednesday said a special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted to probe into the hooch deaths in Golaghat.“We have formed a special invest...
By Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat

North East  /  Published 26.02.19

A tea industry-made tragedy

The hooch tragedy affecting the tea community which has lost more than 150 people should be a wake-up call, rather, a distress alarm to the people of Assam. The tragedy is only the tip of the iceberg....
By Amiya Sarma in

North East  /  Published 25.03.19

Assam strategises to curb liquor during poll

Assam is formally coordinating with neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland for “special enforcement arrangement” to check the unauthorised movement of liquor through the state duri...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 24.03.19

Aid given to families of 94 hooch victims

The financial assistance declared by the Assam government for the next of kin of those who died in the hooch tragedy in Golaghat district were paid on Saturday.An amount of Rs 2 lakh each was given to...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

North East  /  Published 08.03.19

Church message through play

A church near the Woka tea estate in Golaghat district affected in the recent hooch tragedy used International Women’s Day to stage a play — Liquor Kills — to create awareness among the women to...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


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