Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times

Utpal Parashar

Hindustan Times

Guwahati, AS, India

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Past articles by Utpal:

Days after demise, letter to reveal who betrayed poet Phukan

It is a whodunit that has haunted Assam’s literary circles for close to five decades → Read More

No rhinos poached in Assam in 2022 for 1st time in 45 years

Officials credited sincere, concerted and coordinated efforts of the state’s forest and police departments for zero poaching in 2022 → Read More

Hailstorms in Assam damage houses, CM takes stock of situation

According to weather department officials, there has been a dip in temperatures across most parts of the northeast with upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh witnessing snow and rainfall taking place in parts of Assam → Read More

Woman injured in acid attack in Assam’s Sonitpur; accused arrested

A woman in Assam’s Sonitpur district was allegedly attacked with acid by a businessman, police said on Monday → Read More

Assam man burnt to death after kangaroo court finds him guilty of woman’s murder

According to the police, Bordoloi, a farmer, had sustained nearly 90% burns. The body has been sent for post-mortem and its report is awaited. A case of murder has been registered and five people from the village including three women have been detained for questioning → Read More

Efforts on to remove AFSPA from entire Northeast: Modi

Modelled on a colonial-era ordinance, AFSPA was promulgated in Parliament in September 1958 to allow armed forces to control and maintain public order in areas designated as “disturbed” → Read More

Manipur Election Results 2022 Live Updates: BJP leads in 3 including CM's home turf Heingang

Manipur Election Result 2022 Live Updates: The state went into polls in two phases. The first phase was held on February 27 and the second round of voting was on March 3. → Read More

Two workers abducted by ultras in Arunachal Pradesh released after 10 days

The two workers have been released close to the Indo-Myanmar border in Longding district. Both of them are safe, stable and healthy, said deputy commissioner of Longding. → Read More

Assam-Meghalaya border row: Give and take formula likely for solution; opposition has doubts

Both states have decided to address 6 of the 12 areas of dispute in the first phase. It is expected that while Assam will get 18.51 sq km area in the disputed places, Meghalaya would get 18.29 sq km → Read More

New in NE | An internet shutdown, a curfew, a walkathon, and a police uniform

Here is what made news this past week in the Northeast. → Read More

1kg of specialised Assam tea sells for ₹99,999 at Guwahati auction

Guwahati-based wholesaler Saurabh Tea Traders won the bid for the specialised tea branded as Manohari Gold and produced by Manohari Tea Estate in Assam’s Dibrugarh district → Read More

13 held in Assam for beating student leader to death

Jain cited preliminary investigation and added the scooter rider fell on his own and got some head injuries. When the three, who had just reached the spot in their car, tried to help him, he shouted that they hit him → Read More

‘Respect public morality’: Guwahati bans cross-gender massage at spas, parlours

Guwahati has banned the practice of cross-gender massage as part of the municipal authorities’ drive to root out alleged malpractices and to better regulate spas and parlours mushrooming across the city → Read More

Assam bye-elections: Counting of votes underway for five assembly seats

The counting of votes following bye-elections for five assembly seats in Assam started on Tuesday at 8am. A total of 31 candidates are in the fray for the five seats, voting for which took place on Saturday → Read More

Four students drown in Brahmaputra at Guwahati; 3 bodies recovered

The teenagers, all students of Class 10, had reportedly gone for a swim in the river near Pandu Port while returning from their tuition classes. Mobile phones, bags, shoes and clothes of the students were found on the banks of the river by rescue personnel. → Read More

Assam accuses Mizoram of breaching status quo on border

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana earlier accused Assam Police of entering his state’s territory and being in violent → Read More

‘Marks for cash’ scam busted in Assam; 2 arrested

Police in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district have arrested two persons for allegedly offering to alter marks of students appearing for Class 10 board exams this year in lieu of cash, officials said → Read More

Cows, buffaloes in focus in budget speech of Assam’s first woman finance minister

As promised in BJP’s election manifesto, the government proposed relief to 2.6 million borrowers of microfinance loans. → Read More

Assam: Police ‘seize’ female elephant for killing 14-year-old boy

According to the police, the elephant named Dulumoni, which is owned by former Bokakhat MLA Jiten Gogoi, had killed the child on July 8 at Bijuli near Naharjan tea estate → Read More

Assam CM misled people on Niti Aayog report, says Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi

Overall, Assam figures in the bottom rankings of all the essential categories of economy, healthcare, education and gender equality and there hasn’t been any significant growth since 2018, the Congress MP alleged. → Read More