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Tag: Guwahati

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Idol Makers Hope To Make Better Sale This Year

Sculptors from across country are busy preparing idols of Lord Ganesh of all sizes ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The first wave of Covid-19 pandemic had affected the business of these small scale idol makers last year.

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PM Modi Recognises India's Youngest Martyr After 8 Decades
PM Modi Recognises India's Youngest Martyr After 8 Decades

Guwahati: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Dhekiajuli town, about 150 kms northwest of Guwahati, to unveil a slew of development projects worth over Rs 10,000 crore in Assam on Sunday, he also paid tributes to as many as 15 martyrs of India’s freedom movement, whose stories of supreme sacrifice have remained unrecognised and […]

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COVID SoP: No Water, Food, Accommodation For Athletes At Junior Nationals

New Delhi: Athletes who are competing in the National Junior Championships, starting this Saturday in Guwahati, will not be provided even drinking water by the organisers, forget boarding and lodging, due to which some athletes have borrowed money to travel all the way to Assam and compete. An athlete from a northern state said he […]

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Assam BJP In-Charge Baijayant Panda Reaches Guwahati For Party Programmes

Guwahati: The new in-charge (Prabhari) of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Assam unit, Baijayant Panda was accorded a hearty welcome by party leaders and workers soon after his arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Borodoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Wednesday. He was accompanied by the deputy in-charge Pawan Sharma. Both the leaders were greeted by BJP Assam President […]

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Focus on Bumrah as India take on Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

Guwahati: Team India will unofficially start their preparations for the World T20 when they take on Sri Lanka in the three-match series opener at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The Men in Blue, who enjoyed a brief break, are coming into this contest on the back of T20I series victories against Bangladesh and West […]

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Odisha Lawn Ball Team To Debut At Khelo India Youth Games

Bhubaneswar: For the first time, a 10-member State Lawn Ball team from Odisha will participate in the Khelo India Youth Games to be played at Guwahati from January 10 to 22. The Odisha State Bowling Association (OSBA) on Friday announced that five women and five men players from the State will be a part of […]

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CAA Protest: Railways Running Special Trains For Stranded Passengers

New Delhi: Railways is running special trains from Guwahati to help stranded passengers in Assam which has been hit by violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, officials said on Saturday. Special passenger trains are being run in Guwahati so that people reach their destination in upper Assam. One such train was operated on Friday […]

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India-Japan Summit In Guwahati Postponed: MEA

New Delhi: India announced on Friday that the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, which was scheduled to be held in Guwahati, has been postponed. Abe was scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on Sunday on a three-day India visit to hold summit talks with Modi. “With reference to […]

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CAB Protests: Curfew Imposed In Guwahati

Guwahati: Curfew was imposed in Guwahati in Assam on Wednesday to control deteriorating law and order situation, amid massive protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said. The curfew was imposed at 6.15 pm and will be in place till 7 am on Thursday, Assam Police Director General Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta told PTI. Tens of […]

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3rd Khelo India Youth Games Launched In Guwahati

Guwahati: The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will take place in Guwahati from January 10-22, 2020. The announcement was made on Saturday at the launch ceremony of the event, which was attended by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The event marked the unveiling of the composite […]

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Shah rules out change in Article 371 on Assam visit

Guwahati: Dismissing apprehensions after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday assured the people of northeast that there would be no change in the Article 371 as it was a “special” provision. He said there was a difference between Article 371 and Article 370, which was revoked by the Centre […]

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Indian women lose second T20, series to England

Guwahati: The Indian women’s cricket team suffered a five-wicket defeat to England in the second T20 International, surrendering the series with a sixth straight loss in the shortest format. Chasing 112 for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, England completed the task in 19.1 overs, holding nerves after losing a few quick wickets. […]

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College teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack

Guwahati: A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers. In her post on Thursday, Papri Banerjee, who works as an Assistant Professor of the English department at the city’s Icon Academy Junior College, condemned […]

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill set to lapse, Northeast states rejoice

Shillong/New Delhi: People across the northeastern states rejoiced as the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is set to lapse on June 3, when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends, as the Bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha which was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, the last day of the Budget […]

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TMC leaders meet Tinsukia victims' kin

Guwahati/Kolkata: A vicious environment of “aggressive regionalism” is prevailing in the country, said a Trinamool Congress delegation that visited Dhala in Assam’s Tinsukia district, where militants gunned down five Bengali Hindus on November 1. The four-member delegation comprising Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien, Lok Sabha MP Mamata Bala Thakur, Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haque and […]

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Assam bandh: Protestors squat on tracks, burn tyres

Guwahati: Protestors Tuesday tried to put up blockades on railway tracks and disrupt train services across Assam as part of the 12-hour state-wide bandh called by 46 organisations against the Citizenship Bill. Police officials said here that the demonstrators, who were trying to prevent train movement by squatting on tracks, were being evicted. Demonstrators also […]

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Rohit, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies in 1st ODI

Guwahati: Opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli scored blistering centuries to help India thrash the West Indies by eight wickets in the first One-Day International match here on Sunday. India dominated with the bat through out the innings as Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 while Virat was dismissed for 140. On the other hand, […]

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West Indies set 323 target for India in Guwahati ODI

Guwahati: A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach towards the end helped West Indies post 322/8 against India in the first One-Day International match here on Sunday. Hetmyer played 78 balls and slammed six boundaries and as many sixes before he was dismissed by Ravindra […]

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4 injured in Guwahati blast

Guwahati: At least four people were injured on Saturday in a blast here, police said. The explosion took place near Sukreswar temple in the city’s highly secured Pan Bazaar area that houses the High Court building, Deputy Commissioner’s Office and many other important buildings. “Four persons received minor injuries in the explosion. They were rushed […]

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5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; no damage reported

Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati and its adjoining areas on Wednesday, the Met said. No damage was reported. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km around 10.20 a.m. with its epicentre in Kokrajhar district, the India Meteorological Department said. An Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said […]

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NRC release: Assam CM congratulates people, calls it a historic day

Guwahati: Congratulating the people of the state for the successful publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said “the historic day will remain etched in their memories forever”. The process of publishing the final draft today was carried out in cooperation with the Registrar General of India, along […]

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Assam lynching: 13 arrested for posting hate messages

Guwahati: Police in Assam have arrested 13 people for posting hate messages on social media over the lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district by villagers who mistook them to be child abductors, an official said on Monday. Ten people were arrested on Sunday evening and three others on Monday morning. The 13, arrested […]

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Gadkari flags off cargo transport through Brahmaputra

Majuli (Assam): Aiming to give a boost to the inland water transport sector in the North-East, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday flagged off regular cargo transportation through waterways from Pandu Port near Guwahati to Dhubri along the Indo-Bangladesh border. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Shipping and Water Resources Minister said: “The central government […]

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Ankushita leads India's surge in women's Youth boxing Worlds

Guwahati: Local favourite Ankushita Boro led the surge in the AIBA World women’s Youth Boxing Championships as four other Indian pugilists also made it to the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Guli Jyoti (flyweight), Shashi Chopra (featherweight) and Ankushita (light welter) stole the limelight in the afternoon while Nitu (light-flyweight) and Sakshi (bantam) impressed in the […]

Huge pre-booking registered for FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final

Kolkata: The rush for tickets for the upcoming Brazil-England FIFA Under-17 World Cup semi-final tie that was shifted to Kolkata from Guwahati, on Monday has registered over 20,000 pre bookings in the online queue over an hour prior to the start of e-ticket sales. The game, originally slated to be held at the Indira Gandhi […]

Stone thrown at Australian team bus in Guwahati

Guwahati: Australia’s cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here. The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I). “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through […]

ISRO to set up research centre in Guwahati

Guwahati: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will set up a research centre here for start ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs. ISRO would set up the exclusive research facility in Assam to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology, which include data generated through global positioning system (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS) and satellite remote […]

U-17 World Cup: Ticket Box Office starts in Guwahati

Guwahati: The Guwahati Box Office for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup is now operational on the premises of Rupnath Brahma Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Lokhra here. Fans who have booked their tickets online now have the chance to redeem their booked tickets at the counter, and can also purchase Category two and three tickets, a […]

Close shave for 95 Jet Konnect passengers in Assam

Jorhat (Assam): Ninety five passengers and crew of a Jorhat-Guwahati-Kolkata flight had a miraculous escape when the aircraft skidded off the runway at Rowriah airport here on Tuesday afternoon. “All the passengers and crew of the Jet Konnect flight number 7048 are safe and were brought down from the aircraft unhurt,” said Pravakar Mishra, station […]

AIBA chief to visit India

Hamburg: International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Ching Kuo Wo has promised to witness the Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship to be held in Guwahati in November. “This is a huge boost for us. This shows that the world fraternity has accepted us back into the fold. We can only go higher from here,” BFI President […]

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Odisha govt announces cash awards for SAG medal winners

The Odisha government on Monday announced cash awards for the state athletes, who have won medals in the individual event at the ongoing 12th South Asian Games (SAG) at Guwahati in Assam

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