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Guwahati: Metropolis in Assam, India
Guwahati is the largest city in the Indian state of Assam and also the largest metropolis in northeastern India. A major riverine port city along with hills, and one of the fastest growing cities in India, Guwahati is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra. It is called the 'Gateway to North East India'.

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Leaders pay last respects to former Assam CM Gogoi in Guwahati [Video]

Leaders pay last respects to former Assam CM Gogoi in Guwahati

Leaders from various political parties and citizens paid their last respects to former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi at his residence in Guwahati on November 24. He passed away on November 23 at..

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Assam CM Sonowal pays last respects to Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati [Video]

Assam CM Sonowal pays last respects to Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid last respects to Tarun Gogoi, who passed away on November 23 at GMCH hospital in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Veteran..

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Tarun Gogoi passes away at 86 [Video]

Tarun Gogoi passes away at 86

Former Assam chief minister and veteran Congress politician Tarun Gogoi passed away at the age of 86 in Guwahati on November 23. Tarun Gogoi was undergoing treatment at GMCH for post-COVID..

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Former Assam CM Gogoi's health condition 'very critical': Gauhati Hospital [Video]

Former Assam CM Gogoi's health condition 'very critical': Gauhati Hospital

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi's health condition is in 'very critical' state. He had tested positive for COVID in August. Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Superintendent, Abhijit Sarma..

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Chhath Puja: Devotees flock to ghats to perform rituals [Video]

Chhath Puja: Devotees flock to ghats to perform rituals

On Day 3 of Chhath Puja, devotees across the country offered prayers to sun god. Rituals were performed at crowded Patna College Ghat. Devotees at Assi Ghat in Varanasi took holy dip in Ganga on the..

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Chhath Puja preparations underway at ghats amid COVID-19 [Video]

Chhath Puja preparations underway at ghats amid COVID-19

Arrangements are almost done for Chhath Puja celebrations on the banks of River Gomti in Lucknow on November 20. This year four-day festival will be celebrated amid COVID-19 pandemic. Chhath Puja is..

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Kali Puja: Devotees offers prayers at Vivekananda Kali Mandir in Guwahati [Video]

Kali Puja: Devotees offers prayers at Vivekananda Kali Mandir in Guwahati

On the occasion of Diwali, Devotees flocked to Vivekananda Kali Mandir in Guwahati. Kali Puja is being observed in Guwahati, with COVID precautions. 5-day Kali Puja commenced today. A Sporting Club's..

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Chinese lights business defuse in Guwahati as Diwali nears [Video]

Chinese lights business defuse in Guwahati as Diwali nears

Ahead of Diwali, shopkeeper selling lights in Guwahati claimed that Chinese lights business have defused this year as customers are opting for 'Made in India.' Supply of Chinese lights have been halted..

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Immersion of Goddess Durga idols takes place in Guwahati [Video]

Immersion of Goddess Durga idols takes place in Guwahati

Goddess Durga idol immersion took place in Guwahati on October 26. Every year, devotees celebrate the festival with zeal and zest. This year, Durga Puja was celebrated with restrain due to COVID-19.

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Guwahati's Durga puja committees reduce celebration budget amid pandemic [Video]

Guwahati's Durga puja committees reduce celebration budget amid pandemic

Big-budget Durga puja committees in Guwahati decided to lower down the budget this year ahead of COVID-19 pandemic. Bishnupur Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee has decided not to make a giant pandal this..

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Durga Puja 2020: Idol makers suffer huge losses amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Durga Puja 2020: Idol makers suffer huge losses amid COVID-19 pandemic

Business of idol makers in Guwahati remained affected ahead of Durga Puja due to COVID-19 pandemic. Idol makers are suffering huge loss this year. An Idol maker said, "We are suffering huge losses this..

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Devotees perform 'parikrama' after Kamakhya temple reopens [Video]

Devotees perform 'parikrama' after Kamakhya temple reopens

After months of closure, famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati reopened for devotees. The inner sanctum sanctorum was closed in view of COVID-19. Devotees were seen visiting the famous temple to perform..

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Ferry services resume on Brahmaputra River in Guwahati [Video]

Ferry services resume on Brahmaputra River in Guwahati

Inland Water Transport Department resumed passenger ferry services on Brahmaputra River in Guwahati on October 05. The services were suspended in September after the increase in the water level of the..

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West Bengal: DRI seizes gold worth Rs 2.65 crore from Siliguri, 2 arrested

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Education to be new medium of engagement with SE Asia: Modi

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Petition in Gauhati HC against delay in implementation of Bodo Accord

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78 new routes get nod under 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN

The Civil Aviation Ministry in a release said, "Special boost is being given to connectivity in North East with routes from Guwahati to Tezu, Rupsi, Tezpur, Passighat, Misa and Shillong.
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Union Cabinet approves proposal to lease out 3 AAI airports through Public-Private Partnership

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NIA court in Guwahati rejects bail plea of activist Akhil Gogoi

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Assam Floods: Water level of Brahmaputra river continues to rise, IMD warns of more rain

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Assam appeals to countrymen for plasma donation in Guwahati; to be given state guest honour

Assam government on Thursday has decided to reach out to all symptomatic Covid-19 recovered patients across the country and invite them to travel to Guwahati as a state guest and donate their blood..
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Over 9 lakh affected in Assam floods, Brahmaputra flows above danger level in Guwahati

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 9,26,059 people have been affected in 23 districts due to the flood situation in the state.
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Covid-19: 12-hour night curfew in Assam, Hyderabad market traders to shut shops for 8 days

With coronavirus cases on the rise, the Assam government announced a 12-hour night curfew across the state from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city..
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Assam: Brahmaputra river's water continues to rise, crosses warning level in Guwahati

"The rainy season has started. The river is swelling due to the excessive rains. Yesterday only, the warning was issued.49.09 meters is the level of the water and is away one meter from danger level,"..
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4 more test positive for Covid-19 in Assam, all attended Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi

Four more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in Assam to five, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
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Let me take oath, I will speak in detail about accepting RS nomination: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Briefly talking to reporters who went to meet him at his residence in Guwahati, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi said he will speak about his decision to accept the offer of a Rajya Sabha seat after he takes..
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PM Modi arrives in Guwahati ahead of Kokrajhar rally

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Bodos ready to welcome PM Modi; Ulfa sets talks terms

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NIA raids Akhil Gogoi's house in Guwahati

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Normalcy returns to Guwahati, curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh

Normalcy returned in Guwahati while the curfew imposed in Dibrugarh was relaxed for 14 hours since 6am on Wednesday. The curfew imposed in Guwahati, the gateway to the northeast, on December 11 in the..
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Assam Protests: Broadband restored, curfew relaxed in Guwahati, Dibrugarh; 190 arrested

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