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Devotees offer prayers light at historical Bhairabi Temple on the occasion of Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja festival, in Tezpur.

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Children offer prayers at a community pandal during the Maha Saptami of Durga Puja, in Guwahati.

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A man looks at the marigold garlands before buying during the Maha Saptami of Durga Puja, in Guwahati.

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A security official keeps vigil outside Kamakhya temple during the ongoing Navratri festival, in Guwahati.

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Security personnel look at the flyover which will be inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today, at Ganeshguri in Guwahati.

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal during a jeep safari inside the Kaziranga National Park after it was re-opened for visitors.

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Villagers of Baghjan protest demanding immediate dousing of the blaze from OIL's gas well blowout site, in Guwahati.

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Retired Assam DIG PK Dutta, accused in the police recruitment examination paper leak scam, being produced at a court, in Guwahati.

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Soldiers of Sahastra Seema Bal (SSB) march during a passing-out parade at Tezpur Salonibari training center of Sonitpur district.

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Activist of All Assam Students Union(AASU) make human chains to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 and Environmental Impact Assessment 2020 (EIA) in Guwahati.

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Devotees sanitise their hands inside the premises of Kamakhya Temple, as it re-opens for public after a gap of nearly six months due to coronavirus lockdown with certain restrictions, in Guwahati.

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Retired Assam DIG PK Dutta, accused in the police recruitment examination paper leak scam, arrives at MMC hospital for test before being produced at the CJM court, in Guwahati.

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Supporters play traditional instruments to welcome the leaders of the newly formed political party Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), at a members' joining programme in Dibrugarh district.

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Vehicles parked at a bus terminus during the indefinite Chaka Bandh called by All Assam Motor Transport Association demanding for the increase in bus fare and tax relaxations in the view of coronavirus pandemics, in Guwahati.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi along with MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed releases black baloons during a protest over Assam Police recruitment scam, in Guwahati.

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Media reports of US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania testing positive for COVID-19 are seen in local and national newspapers in a book stall in Guwahati.

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A man reads a newspapers with reports of US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania testing positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati.

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Activists hold placards during a protest over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman after an alleged gangrape in UP's Hathras, in Guwahati.

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Congress activists raise slogans during a protest over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman after an alleged gangrape in UP's Hathras, in Nagaon district.

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An animal keeper feeds 6-month old elephant calves rescued from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary, at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati.

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Labourers dig a canal along agricultural fields at a village in Nagaon district of Assam.

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Workers spray pesticides at a tea estate in Nagaon district of Assam.

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Children play near the Bir Lachit Borphukan statue in the Brahmaputra river, as water level rises due to recent rainfall, in Guwahati.

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Villagers wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall, in Hojai district of Assam.

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Farmers and activists of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) carry traditional ploughing instruments during a protest against the passing of recent farmers bill 2020, in Guwahati.

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Villages transport LPG cylinders on a bicycle across a flood-affected area of Kachua village in Nagaon District.

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Villagers sprinkle lime and salt powder on the carcass of a wild elephant which was buried by the forest department officials after it died due to electrocution at a village in Rani Reserve Forest on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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People on a boat move across the flood-affected area, at Kachua village in Nagaon.

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All India Kisan Sabha activists during a protest against the farm bills passed in both the Houses of Parliament recently, in Guwahati.

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CID officials after conducting a raid at the residence of former Assam Police DIG PK Dutta in connection to his alleged involvement in leakage of question papers, in Guwahati.

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Health workers hold placards during a COVID-19 awareness rally, in Guwahati.

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Commuters wade through a waterlogged street following heavy rainfall, in Guwahati.

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Forest officials carry a leopard in a cage rescued from a residential area, at Kachari Basti in Guwahati.

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Teachers sanitise their hands after schools and colleges re-opened in Assam during Unlock 4, in Guwahati.

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Students maintain social distancing as they attend a class, after schools and colleges re-opened in Assam during Unlock 4, in Guwahati.

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A staff member sprays disinfectant on benches ahead of the reopening of schools from September 21, during Unlock 4.0, at Sonaram Higher Secondary School in Guwahati.

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Devotees offer prayers on the bank of Brahmaputra river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Guwahati. ‘Mahalaya' is celebrated at the end of 'Pitru Paksha', a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors.

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Anju Bora and her son look on at their abandoned house from a barricade near Oil India Limited (OIL)'s gas well blowout site, at Baghjan in Tinsukia district.

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Children fish at Maguri Motapung wetland in the backdrop of a flame rising from well no 5, following Oil India Limited (OIL)'s gas well blowout in June, at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. It’s been more than three months since a natural gas well had a blowout, but efforts to douse the flame have failed till date. Survivors and affected residents have said crude oil contamination has caused environment damage in the vicinity besides loss of livlihood.

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Passengers stand in a queue to board a train to reach their destination at Guwahati Railway Station after the Indian Railways announced resuming of 40 pairs of new special trains (80 trains) from September 12, in Guwahati.

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A woman mourns and prays near the body of her husband who died of a COVID-19, at a cremation ground in Guwahati.

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Former BJP party leader Dilip Moran during an event to mark his joining with Congress party, in Guwahati.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Education Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma felicitates teachers during the state-level function of the 59th Teachers’ Day and the inauguration of Directorate of Bodo Medium and Other Tribal Languages held at Srimanta Sankardev International Auditorium, in Guwahati.

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Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora addresses a press conference, at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati.

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Assam Chemical & Pharmaceutical Labours Union activists stage a protest to press for their various demands, in Guwahati.

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State BJP President Ranjit Das being greeted by party's National General Secretary Ram Madhav during state executive meeting, at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

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A doctor collects details as a health worker collects nasal swab samples of teachers to test for COVID-19 at a school before classes open in Guwahati.

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a teacher to test for COVID-19 as others wait at a school before classes open in Guwahati.

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All Assam Students Union (ASSU) take part in a protest rally against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, in at Dibrugarh, Assam

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal pays tributes to former president Pranab Mukherjee, at State Assembly in Guwahati. Mukherjee, 84, passed away on Monday at Army's RR Hospital in New Delhi.

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Ulubari flyover wears a deserted look during the weekend lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread, in Guwahati.

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Graduates stand in a queue to get registered for the employment exchange of the state, during unlock 3.0, at the employment exchange office, Rehabari in Guwahati.

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Bollywood singer Angarag Mahanta performs the last rites of his mother, veteran Assamese singer Archana Mahanta, during her cremation at Nabagraha crematorium, in Guwahati.

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BJP National General Secretary (Org.) B.L Santosh being felicitated with an Assamese Japi by state BJP President Ranjit Kumar Das during a meeting with state party office bearers ahead of the assembly polls, at BJP HQ in Guwahati.

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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.

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People travel in the ropeway car over the river island Umananda in the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati. The ropeway connecting north and south banks of the river Brahmaputra was inaugurated yesterday.

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Assamese singer Babu Barua, music director Ajoy Phukan and other artists who actively took part in the Anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, join the Indian National Congress (INC) party in presence of Assam Congress chief Ripon Bora in Dispur.

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Police stand guard as senior Congress leaders with APCC members stage a protest over Centre's approval to lease three airports, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, outside LGBI Airport in Guwahati.

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A view of the ropeway over Brahmaputra river on the eve of its inauguration by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in Guwahati.

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Assam BJP President Ranjeet Kumar Das and party MP Tapan Gogoi in group photograph with the newly joined members including former MCLA of BTC Bashudev Uppadhai, at State BJP office in Guwahati.

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Educationalist Prabha Chaudhary Dastidar, actor Asha Bordoloi, singer Bidya Sagar and sports organizer Tapan Das join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of state party president Ranjit Das, MP Tapan Gogoi and Pallab Lochan Das, at State BJP office in Guwahati.

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Assam state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal greets the gathering during a parade to mark India's Independence Day in Guwahati.

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Policemen wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Guwahati.

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Security personnel during the 74th Independence Day parade, at Judge's Field in Guwahati.

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Workers busy in preparations for the upcoming 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Judge’s field in Guwahati.

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The two cattle loaded boats which were seized from smugglers by police after a chase in swollen river Brahmaputra, in Dhubri district of Assam.

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City police operations branch recovered arms and ammunition that were hidden under the ground at Udalguri district, at City police reserve in Guwahati.

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Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel inspect the tracks with a sniffer dog, ahead of the Independence Day, in Guwahati.

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A zookeeper sprinkles water on an elephant as mercury rises in the city, at Assam State Zoo in Guwahati.

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Farmers plough a field at a village, in Nagaon district.

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Workers load freshly plucked tea-leaves in a vehicle, at a tea estate in Nagaon district.

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Children play while taking bath in the Brahmaputra River on a hot day, in Guwahati.

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The rescued newborn male rhino calf under foster mother care at Centre for Wildilfe Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). The calf was found by the patrolling forest staff near Teteliguri forest camp under Kaziranga forest range of the park on 2nd August morning. A joint team of CWRC- WTI-IFAW and Kaziranga National Park of Assam Forest Department rescued the alone animal form the flood receded muddy grassland of the park as there was no sign of the mother around. For further treatment and care, the calf was brought to CWRC and now under 24 hours observation.

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A sub- adult tigress, that took shelter at a house hold near Deopani area attached to Kaziranga National Park was rescued by the joint team of CWRC & Kaziranga NP. The tigress was released in the wilderness of Kaziranga after necessary observation period is over.

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A sub-adult tigress, that took shelter at a house hold near Deopani area attached to Kaziranga National Park was rescued by the joint team of CWRC & Kaziranga NP. The tigress was released in the wilderness of Kaziranga after necessary observation period is over.

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Rescued hog deer being released in the wild during Kaziranga flood.

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Rescued injured hog deer is being treated at CWRC clinics by the wildlife veterinarian.

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A small family of flood victim hog deer crossing the inundated paddy field towards the highlands of Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape during Kaziranga flood.

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Youngsters dive and swim in Brahmaputra river on a hot day, in Guwahati.

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A forest official stands beside a rhino baby rescued by Kaziranga staff.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal handovers a cheque of Rs 20 Lakh to the family members of martyr Pranay Kalita of 4 Assam Rifles, in Barpeta. Kalita lost his life in an ambush by militants in Manipur’s Chandel district on July 29.

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Villagers walk on a road damaged due to floodwater following incessant rain, at Goalbil in Baksa district.

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Members of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee Minority cell stage a protest, demanding CBI inquiry against the alleged Rs 500 crore scam of minority students' scholarship fund in Assam, at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati.

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Rosy pelicans swim in a pond inside an enclosure, at Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati.

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Thermal imaging camera set up at Dy Commissioner's office for COVID-19 screening, in Dibrugarh district.

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Workers construct a COVID care centre at Nehru Stadium for the treatment of infected patients, in Guwahati.

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National Disaster Respond Force (NDRF) personnel rescue villagers from flood-affected areas, in Dhubri district of Assam.

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View of a robot used to clean sewers, inaugurated by State Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, at Dispur in Guwahati.

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Villagers stand next to a school and mosque that collapsed on the bank of Brahmaputra river owing to soil erosion, at Bhurbandha village in Nagaon district.

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All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad volunteers distribute relief commodities among flood-affected people, at Chabua in Dibrugarh district.

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Workers construct a new quarantine centre to take care of COVID-19 cases at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati.

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Buses parked at the ISBT following the imposition of a total lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, in Guwahati.

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An elderly woman rows a makeshift raft to cross a flood-affected area of Mayong village in Morigaon district of Assam.

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An aerial view of the flood-affected areas in Assam. So far, the flood and landslides in the state have claimed at least 119 lives.

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Villagers carry their belongings as they move to a safer place from a flood affected area, in Morigaon district.

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The capping stack is ready and is wrapped up with a ceramic blanket and ceramic cloths at Baghjan Oil well site in Tinsukia.

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A team of medics provide medicines to the flood-affected people in Morigaon district of Assam.

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Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi conducts an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Assam.

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Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited (OIL)’s gas well, at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. Three foreign experts were injured the explosion

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Water being sprayed at Baghjan Oil well site after three foreign experts were injured in an explosion, in Tinsukia district.

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