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Editorial Guidelines

Assam Times recommends its contributors/citizen journalists the following resources:
BBC News Styleguide
Avoid clichés and improve your journalism with this PDF version of the BBC News Styleguide. The Guide gives practical suggestions on many aspects of journalism style, including abbreviations, clichés, reported speech - and how to avoid irritating your editor. 

The BBC Editorial Guidelines
The BBC Editorial Guidelines outline the standards the BBC expects of all BBC content on TV, radio and online.
They are designed for everyone who makes content for the BBC, to help them deal with difficult editorial decisions.

Associated Press Style Guidelines
Summarized by Professor Jack Gillespie, Rowan University, Ret.

The Verification Handbook 
A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage, a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

Photo caption
In most photo captions the first sentence identifies the people and place in the photograph and supply the date and location where it was taken. The second (and perhaps third) sentence should provide contextual information to help readers understand what they are looking at.


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Bombs recovered from Barpeta bus

19 Jan 2008 - 5:16pm | editor

The Barpeta police have recovered two powerful bombs from a bus operating under the Assam State Transport Corporation in the district on Saturday..

According to information, the two bombs have been found during a routine check by the police at the ASTC bus stand on Barpeta Road. The two bombs were kept inside two polythene bags were kept in the luggage carriage of the bus. The bus was bound for Guwahati. The bomb left abandoned was later defused by the bomb disposal squad. Investigation is going on but no one has so far been arrested.

Girl gangraped and killed in Baithalangsu

13 May 2017 - 8:57am | AT News

A gang of miscreants raped a girl before mercilessly killing her in Karbi Anglong sending huge shockwaves and anger across the state on Friday.

The bizarre but brutal incident took place in Baithalangsu in the hills district on Thursday night and the lifeless  girl was spotted near the road on Friday morning.

According to police, the miscreants  caught her to be gangraped and then killed as she was on her way back from a cultural function at night.

“We are waiting for the post mortem report to carry on the investigation,” said a police officer.

Police, however, have detained seven teenagers in this connection who were being interrogated to ascertain their role.

Local residents and various organizations have demanded strict punishment for the miscreants who committed the henious double crime. They are likely to hold protest meeting on Sunday to raise the demand.

Suspected person arrested

25 May 2016 - 7:50pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A man was caught by police late last night at Musalmanpara under Bhawraguri police outpost in Kokrajhar district.The arrested was identified as Sultan Ali of Musalmanpara under Gossaigaon sub-division.A country made caribine,an IED was recovered from him.