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    Guwahati: Ugratara Temple Boundary Wall Being Built in Violation of Court Stay Order

    An iconic archaeological site steeped in mythology in the heart of Guwahati city is being encroached by committee members for personal gain, defying the judiciary's repeated order to put a hold on the ongoing construction. Concerned citizens suspect an unknown powerful hand backing the 'care-a-damn' attitude of the accused. The concern mentioned...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    A Rabid Guwahati Lover's COVID Musings

    "Have you seen the river recently?" asks a friend, just back from a long-anticipated drive. She and I both live in this dearly beloved Guwahati city of ours, and we've supported each other through the long months of Lockdown and Unlock with calls and messages. Through the horrors of it all, we have kept each other sane, with jokes and uplifting forwards.

    • yesterday
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    The Architectural Growth of Guwahati

    The growth of any big city is usually along a water body. In tune with this, the initial development that took place in Guwahati was just because of and along the Brahmaputra River. Being the gateway to the other northeastern states, it also became a business hub. Guwahati is not a planned city.

    • yesterday
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    Guwahati: Mega Infrastructure Development at Maligaon to Ease Commuting Hazards

    Demolition of recent constructions made with taxpayers' money hints at lack of proper planning With the inauguration of the extended wing of the Ganeshguri flyover, Guwahatians can now look forward to two more mega infrastructure development projects in Guwahati in the coming years. The completion of the Ganeshguri flyover five months ahead of its scheduled...

    • 2 days ago
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    Assam: Abhi-Neel's Families See Hope After Swift Dr Deben Dutta Lynching Verdict

    The brutal mob lynching incident at Karbi Anglong, where two youths from Guwahati - Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das - became victims of fake social media reports on 8th June 2018, still awaits justice. There have been several court hearings in connection with the matter; all the accused who were involved in the case were taken into judicial custody but the slow...

    • 2 days ago
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    Guwahati: Temples Atop Nilachal Hill all About Attributing 'Shakti' to Womanhood

    According to Kalika Purana, one of the eighteen minor Puranas (Upapurana) in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism, Kamakhya temple denotes the very spot where Sati retired in secret to satisfy her amour with Shiva. It is also the place where her 'yoni' (genitals) fell after Shiva did the 'Tandav' or the dance of destruction after Sati's death....

    • 4 days ago
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    Significance of the 10 Weapons in the Arms of Goddess Durga

    Goddess Durga is considered as one of the most powerful and sacred figures in Hindu mythology. The prowess of Durga is depicted with her 10 hands holding different weapons and symbolizing various Shaktis that humans possess. Her three eyes, signifying sun, moon, and fire and the lion as her vehicle showcase her strength further. The form of Goddess Durga assures protection and...

    • 5 days ago
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    Guwahati: Ropeway Failure Due to Lack of 'Right Technical Personnel', 'Communication Gaps'

    The panel probing into the stoppage of the functioning of the Guwahati-North Guwahati ropeway just two days after it was inaugurated submitted its report on 5th October last to the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) Chairman. In the report submitted, senior consultant engineer Jyotirindra Narayan Khataniar advised the GMDA to...

    • 6 days ago
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    Durga Puja 2020: Traffic Restrictions Imposed in Guwahati

    The Guwahati Traffic Police has issued new guidelines to be followed for the movement of vehicles in the city during the four days of Durga Puja, starting 22nd October to 26th October. Here are the detailed guidelines: RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT OF GOODS CARRYING VEHICLES: A. Goods carrying vehicles (heavy, medium and mini trucks) shall NOT be allowed to enter the city from 1:00 PM to...

    • 6 days ago
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    Assam: Former Commissioner Conferred Prestigious Disability-Access Award

    Kausar Jamil Hilaly, the former State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) of Assam, was conferred the special jury award in the National Council for the Promotion of Employment amongst Disabled People (NCPEDP) Mphasis Universal Design Award on 28th September. It is one of the most prestigious disability-access awards in India. Kausar Hilaly has been...

    • 6 days ago

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