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Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) activists participate in a protest against BJP government in Guwahati.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress observer for Assam Bhupesh Baghel and party General Secretary Mukul Wasnik being felicitated with a huge traditional Assamese Japi (hat) by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora and other senior Congress leaders at a party function in Dispur.

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Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora along with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar being welcomed on their arrival at LGBI Airport, in Guwahati. CEC arrived with a high delegation for a three-day visit to review poll preparedness in Assam.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal being garlanded at the golden jubilee function of the students' body Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK) at Jonai, in Dhemaji district.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ,at Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Guwahati.

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Buffalos lock horns during a traditional buffalo fight as part of Magh Bihu festival, at Ahatguri in Morigaon District of Assam.

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People watch a traditional buffalo fight held as part of festivities to mark Magh Bihu, at Gumutha Gaon in Nagaon district.

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Devotees offer prayers at Maa Kamakhya Temple on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' festival, in Guwahati.

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Traditional Assamese 'Meji', a house made of straw, being burnt during the Magh Bihu celebrations, at Ganeshguri in Guwahati.

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A villager participates in community fishing as part of Bhogali Bihu celebrations in Panbari village, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Guwahati.)

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A villager participates in community fishing as part of Bhogali Bihu celebrations in Panbari village, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Guwuhati.

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Students perform traditional Bodo dance ahead of 'Bhogali' Bihu festival, in Tezpur.

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Tribal villagers take part in a community fishing as part of celebrations for the Assamese festival of Magh Bihu at a lake in Morigaon district.

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BJP National President JP Nadda being felicitated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and others during a public meeting at Police Parade ground in Silchar.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal bats to start the final match of a cricket tournament, in Guwahati.

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A worker sprays disinfectant in an enclosure of Assam State Zoo in the wake of avian influenza outbreak, in Guwahati.

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Ramesh Chandra Bharadwaj receives the 17th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award from the newly elected Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) chief Pramod Boro, in Guwahati.

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BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda addresses media, regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in upper Assam, during his visit to Dibrugarh.

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A manhout on an Asiatic elephant, carrying feed, returns to camp, at Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat District of Assam.

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Students attend a class at Rupnagar ME School after schools re-opened following a gap of nine months due to coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati.

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Students attend a class after schools re-opened following a gap of nine months due to coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati.

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Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah interacts with the media in Guwahati.

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A medic demonstrates administration of COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental COVID-19 vaccine, to a health worker during its trials, at the Urban Primary Health Centre at Tezpur in Sonitpur district, Assam. Dry run has been conducted successfully in four states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi along with party workers takes part in a protest rally against fuel price hike, in Guwahati.

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As many as 55 police stations in Assam, out of around 340, have been reconstructed into swanky buildings, with a small crèche, separate women and juvenile corners, a lounge with comfortable sofa, under a special citizen friendly project.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Maa Kamakhaya temple, in Guwahati.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits Maa Kamakhaya temple, in Guwahati.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah hands over a cheque to a priest of a temple during the ceremonial program for 'Assam Darshan', at Amingaon in Kamrup district.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah delivers a speech during the ceremonial program of Assam Darshan, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah being felicitated with a traditional Assamese Japi (hat) by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma during a programme of Assam Darshan, at Amingaon in Kamrup.

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In this undated photo is seen Assam Congress leader Ajanta Neog, in Golaghat. Neog was expelled from the party for her alleged anti-party activities following which she resigned both as an MLA and all positions of the party.

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Illuminated longest rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra river at Bogibeel, in Dibrugarh.

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BPF MCLA protest during the floor test of the BJP-UPPL-GSP BTC’s coalition government in Kokrajhar.

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An animal keeper feeds a six-month old elephant calf, rescued from Satgaon army camp, at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati.

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Christian devotees receive communions on the occasion of Christmas, outside the Don Bosco Church, in Guwahati. Only a few people were allowed to visit the church due to coronavirus outbreak.

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Birds fly over a statue of Jesus Christ outside a church on the eve of Christmas in Guwahati.

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Drishti Rajkhowa alias Major Rabha, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of banned terror outfit, ULFA (I) hands over his weapon to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal at a formal surrender-cum-arms laying ceremony by the members of extremist outfits of ULFA(I), PDCK, DNLA and UPRF, in Guwahati.

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A security person arranges arms and ammunitions laid out by members of various militant groups, during an arms laying ceremony at Srimanta Sankardeva Auditorium in Guwahati.

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Members of various militant groups of Assam during an arms laying ceremony at Srimanta Sankardeva Auditorium in Guwahati.

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Migratory birds are seen in a wetland in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Migratory birds fly over a wetland in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts in Guwahati.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with state Health Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma distributes scooters among meritorious students under Pragyan Bharati scheme, in Guwahati.

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AGP President Atul Bora along with other senior leaders during party's 'national unity ceremony (Jatiya Oikya Samaroh) at Mirza in Kamrup district.

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Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora pays tribute to former Assam CM late Tarun Gogoi during the 'Shanti Sadbhavana Yatra', in Tezpur.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb share a moment during the inaugural ceremony of the 8th North East Festival, in Guwahati.

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BJP leaders and supporters celebrate their victory during counting day of Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) elections in Nagaon district.

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Former AASU General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi is welcome by the senior leaders of Asom Jatiya Parishad in Sivasagar district.

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Security personnel keep vigil on voters as they stand in queues to cast their votes for Tiwa Autonomous Council Election 2020, at Ahatguri in Morigaon District of Assam.

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Devotees arrive to offer prayers at Kamakhya temple after the authorities allowed visitors to enter the premises without the COVID-19 testing, in Guwahati.

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A woman shows her ink marked finger after casting her vote for the Tiwa Autonomous Council Election 2020, at a polling station in Chandrapur of Kamrup district.

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Former AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi is greeted by the senior leaders of Asom Jatiya Parishad in Sivsagar.

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Beekeeper pull honeycombs out of beehives to check honey production at a mustard field in Barpeta district.

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BJP Assam President Ranjit Das greets BJP National Observer Baijayant Panda during his visit to Assam, at Bajpayee Bhawan in Guwahati.

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A Dhobi or washerman washes clothes in the river Brahmaputra surrounded by dense fog on a cold morning in Guwahati.

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A family takes photograph near boats in the river Brahmaputra surrounded by dense fog on a cold morning in Guwahati.

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Activists of United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) celebrate after forming their government in an alliance with Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), at Baganpara in Baksa district of Assam.

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Assamese actress Barsha Rani Bishaya speaks during the 'Gana Hunkar' protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Guwahati.

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Samujjal Bhattacharya, Chief Advisor of All Assam Students' Union (AASU), AASU President Dipanko Kumar Nath, AASU General Secretary Sankar Jyoti Baruah and others play their traditional instruments during the 'Gana Hunkar' protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Hatigaon in Guwahati.

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Barbers shave the heads of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti activists during their protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and demanding the release of imprisoned KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi, in Nagaon District of Assam.

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Members of All Assam Students Union (AASU) play instruments during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Nagaon District of Assam.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi arrives to immerse the ashes of his father and former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi in the Brahmaputra River, Dibrugarh.

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Members of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) take part in a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Nagaon District of Assam.

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Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi interacts with media representatives during the routine health checkup, at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Guwahati.

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Senior BJP leader and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma attends a public meeting ahead of the 2nd Phase of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) polls 2020 in Kokrajhar District.

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Indian Army personnel perform the ceremonial 'Guard Drill’ to honor the martyrs on ‘Armed Forces Flag Day 2020’, at the 1962 War Memorial in Tezpur.

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Voters wait in a queue to cast their votes for Bodoland Territorial Regions (BTR) elections 2020, at a polling station at Uttarpara in Baksa district.

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Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) President Atul Bora (C) along with party members participatea in a bike rally during Jatia Oikya Samaroh at Bokakhat, in Golaghat district.

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Activists of United People Party Liberal (UPPL) participate in a bike rally in support of party candidate Katiram Boro ahead of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) election 2020, at Baganpara in Baksa district of Assam.

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Activists of United People Party Liberal (UPPL) show a ballot paper to villagers during an awareness campaign, ahead of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) elections 2020, at Baganpara in Baksa district.

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A wild tusker walks in the Agoratoli range at Kaziranga national park east of Guwahati, in the northeastern state of Assam.

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An Oriental darter sits on a tree in the Agoratoli range in Kaziranga national park, east of Guwahati, in the northeastern state of Assam.

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A forest officer patrols inside the Agoratoli range in Kaziranga national park, east of Guwahati, in the northeastern state of Assam. Declared a national park in 1968 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is famous for the one-horned rhino habitat apart from other animals and birds.

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Activists of Bodoland People Front (BPF) take part in a bike rally ahead of the Bodoland Territorial Regions (BTR) election 2020, at Baganpara in Baksa district of Assam.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi with his mother Dolly Gogoi during the 'Shradh' ceremony of his father and former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi, in Guwahati.

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All Assam Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association members stage a demonstration over their long-pending demands in Guwahati.

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Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a bike rally from Nonwi Serfang to Panery, in Udalguri district.

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Nurses take part in an awareness programme on World AIDS Day, in Guwahati.

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Congress MP and son of late Tarun Gogoi, Gaurav Gogoi, performs last rites on the mortal remains of his father and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi during his funeral ceremony, in Guwahati.

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People participate in the funeral procession of former Assam state chief minister Tarun Gogoi in Gauhati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Gogoi, who had been battling for his life with post-COVID complications in Gauhati Medical College Hospital, for weeks, died of multiple organ failure on Monday.

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People gather in large numbers to pay their respect to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi as his funeral moves along a road, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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A glass casket containing the mortal remains of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi is placed on a truck during his funeral procession, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal handing over of cheque of Rs.20 lakh to the widow of India Army jawan Haradhan Chandra Ray at the latter’s residence, in Dhubri district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays his condolences to Dolly Gogoi, wife of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, at their residence in Guwahati. Tarun Gogoi, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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Nuns and sisters pay their last respects to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital, at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi is also seen.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays his last respects to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital, at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati,. Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi is also seen.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays his last respects to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Gogoi, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays his last respects to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Gogoi, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

People carry the mortal remains of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as they arrive at Rajib Bhawan in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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A vehicle carries the mortal remains of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, during his funeral procession in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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People take part in the funeral procession of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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Son and MP Gaurav Gogoi along with others carries the mortal remains of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from the Gauhati Medical College Hospital to his residence, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died at the hospital while undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications.

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In this file photo, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi during a press conference, in Guwahati. Gogoi has tested positive for COVID-19, in Guwahati. Gogoi passed away due to multiple organ failure at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati.

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In this file photo, then Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is facilitated during the Nagaon Bahona Samaroah 2013 in Nagaon. Gogoi passed away due to multiple organ failure at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati.

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In this file photo, then Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is felicitated by the representatives of Garo National Union of Goalpara and Kamrup districts of Assam in Guwahati. Gogoi passed away due to multiple organ failure at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi arrives at the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital where his father and former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi is undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, in Guwahti. The health condition of Gogoi is extremely critical as per doctors.

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Senior Bodoland People Front (BPF) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary and party leader and Tamulpur MLA Emmanuel Mosahary formally join the BJP in the presence of party State President Ranjit Kumar Das and Assam Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in Baksa district.

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Atul Bora, Agricultural Minister of Assam and President of Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) along with members of Asom Chhatra Parishad (ACP) take part in a bike rally to mark the foundation day of ACP in Guwahati.

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Devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja celebrations at the bank of River Brahmaputra in Guwahati.

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Devotees pray on the banks of Brahmaputra river on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja', in Nagaon district.

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A man carries garbage in a bucket to dump in the river Brahmaputra, walking past idols of Hindu goddess Kali in Guwahati. Brahmaputra is one of Asia's largest rivers, which passes through China's Tibet region, India and Bangladesh before converging into the Bay of Bengal.

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