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Hooch Tragedy
North East  /  Published 01.03.19

Hooch menace in fringe areas

The victims of the worst hooch tragedy to have struck Assam last week do not belong to the tea community alone.As many as 23 victims, not belonging to the tea worker community, hail from villages on t...
By Umanand Jaiswal

North East  /  Published 23.02.19

KMSS sniffs syndicate link for hooch tragedy

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) adviser Akhil Gogoi on Saturday held “molasses syndicate”, active in Upper Assam’s Golaghat district, responsible for the hooch tragedy.He alleged that a rack...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.02.19

Assam suspends 2 excise staff after hooch deaths

Dispur on Friday suspended two excise officials for allegedly not giving due importance to drives against illegal liquor dens while ordering dismantling of all such dens in tea garden areas.The hooch ...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.03.19

Portable kit cry in hooch aftermath

These are testing times for Assam’s excise department.Following the hooch tragedy that killed over 155 persons, mostly tea plantation workers in three gardens of Upper Assam’s Jorhat and Golaghat ...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Call for vigilance on tea wage days

Families affected by the hooch tragedy want the Assam government to ensure patrolling by police in tea garden areas on days the workers get their weekly wages, to check supply and sale of spurious li...
By Umanand Jaiswal

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North East  /  Published 01.03.19

Halmira letter could have played saviour

Halmira tea estate in Golaghat district and its neighbouring areas have lost 57 persons, some of whom could have been “saved” had the local excise department and police acted on a September 18 let...
By Umanand Jaiswal

North East  /  Published 28.02.19

Church role in hooch casualty check

The Church’s sustained engagement with its members before and after the hooch tragedy has resulted in fewer deaths among its members from the tea gardens.This was stated by government doctors, offic...
By Umanand Jaiswal

North East  /  Published 27.02.19

6 Assam hooch survivors left blind, 34 partially

The Assam hooch tragedy has left six of the survivors “permanently blind and 34 others partially”, according to Anup Barman, director, medical education.The official said the affected are undergoi...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Jorhat

North East  /  Published 26.02.19

Northeast is burning, says Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the RSS-BJP of imposing the Nagpur culture of “anger and hatred” on the northeastern states.The RSS headquarters is based in Nagpur.Addressing hi...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.02.19

2 key accused held in Assam hooch case

Jorhat police arrested two key accused in connection with the hooch tragedy, which has left 155 dead in Golaghat and Jorhat districts since Thursday. Parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patow...
By Devajit Baruah and Ritupallab Saikia


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