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Sulai
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 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 09.03.19

Assam tea workers shun sulai

The tea garden workers of Samdang and Hilika tea estates in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam on Friday vowed not to consume even a drop of sulai (spurious liquor) or hariya, a traditional drink of the...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

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 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


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