Zarir Hussain

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29 May 2019 | 10:00 PM

India detains ex-soldier as illegal immigrant; lawyer calls it a case of mistaken identity

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian police detained a retired soldier and serving police officer on Wednesday after a court declared him a foreigner, in one of the most controversial outcomes of the country's effort to clamp down on illegal immigration from neighbouring Bangladesh.

21 May 2019 | 8:00 PM

Politician, family members among 11 killed in India ambush

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Eleven people, including a lawmaker and four of his family, were killed in an ambush by tribal separatists in the eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

24 Feb 2019 | 5:46 PM

Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - At least 150 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in a northeastern state of India, the second such tragedy in the country this month, with many more hospitalised as authorities try to pinpoint the source and round up perpetrators.

23 Feb 2019 | 2:52 PM

Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalised

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalised, a government minister said on Saturday.

13 Feb 2019 | 6:41 PM

Protesters in India claim victory as citizenship bill stalls

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Protesters in northeast India claimed victory on Wednesday after a bill that the government says will help Hindus in neighbouring countries settle in India lapsed before it could be ratified by parliament.

11 Jan 2019 | 6:17 PM

India slaps cases against critics of plan to grant citizenship to non-Muslims

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries.

4 Jan 2019 | 5:44 PM

Indian rescuers struggle to pump out water from flooded mine

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian rescuers trying to reach a group of miners trapped in a remote and illegal "rat-hole" coal mine are struggling to pump out water from the 370-foot-deep pit, further dimming their chances of survival more than three weeks into their ordeal.

3 Jan 2019 | 8:41 PM

India deports second Rohingya group to Myanmar, more expulsions likely

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - India on Thursday deported a Rohingya Muslim family of five to neighbouring Myanmar, the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

31 Dec 2018 | 8:16 PM

Families, friends of trapped Indian miners lose hope after 18 days

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Relatives of at least 15 Indian miners trapped in a "rat-hole" mine for 18 days said on Monday they have given up hope that any of them would be found alive, even as rescue operations were stepped up.

19 Dec 2018 | 3:07 PM

Indian journalist detained for calling state leader a Modi puppet

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - An Indian television journalist has been detained for criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in the capital, New Delhi.