Hooch Tragedy
North East  /  Published 25.02.19

Spurious hooch leads to vision loss in Assam

Abhiram Khesh, one of the survivors of the Assam hooch tragedy which has claimed over 144 lives since Thursday, has promised not to touch another drop of liquor as long as he is alive.But the vow may ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Golaghat

North East  /  Published 26.07.19

Plea for total liquor ban in Assam

The all-party delegation, formed by the Assam Legislative Assembly to inquire into the hooch tragedy that took place in Jorhat and Golaghat districts in February this year, has suggested total prohibi...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 30.05.19

41 charged in hooch tragedy

A chargesheet against 41 persons in connection with the hooch tragedy that killed more than 150 people in Assam in February was presented before the court of the chief judicial magistrate here on Thur...
By Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat

India  /  Published 13.03.19

Illicit liquor kills eight in Kanpur

At least eight persons have died in Kanpur in the past 72 hours after consuming illicit liquor that they had bought from door-to-door vendors and a grocer.Another six persons are receiving treatment a...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 10.03.19

Tea garden wedding opts for sweeter, safer brew

Sweet tea was served in place of sulai or hariya for a change as refreshments during a wedding in the tea garden workers’ community.Poonam and Swapnna Tanti, both teachers from the garden workers’...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma


North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Broad strategy to check spurious liquor

The Assam excise department’s fledgling steps to prevent a repeat of the recent hooch tragedy could see the involvement of at least eight more government departments to make it broadbased and effect...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.02.19

2 more die in Golaghat in hooch tragedy

The two main accused in the hooch tragedy at Borholla in Upper Assam’s Jorhat district, Jitu Sonowal and Sunil Baruah, who were arrested from Baksa district late on Sunday night, could not be produc...
By Devajit Baruah and Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat

India  /  Published 10.02.19

Priyanka fires hooch salvo at BJP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra issued her first ever media release on Sunday, attacking the BJP for the hooch tragedy in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where illicit liquor has killed 110 people since Friday....
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Plea to keep sulai antidote handy

The Assam excise department will formally move the state health department with a request to make available the antidote to methanol in every tea garden and district hospital to check/minimise hooch-r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 06.03.19

Panel for child rights meets hooch orphans

A delegation of Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited Halmira tea estate, the epicentre of the worst-ever hooch tragedy in Assam, in Golaghat district on Wednesday and met chil...
By Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat


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