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Guwahati

(go͞o`wəhä'tē) or

Gauhati

(gouhä`tē), city (1991 pop. 584,342), Assam state, NE India, on the Brahmaputra River. It is a railroad hub and a shipping point for tea, rice, jute, and cotton. The town has an oil refinery and is the site of Guwahati Univ. and Earle Law School. Guwahati is identified with Pragjyoshapura, the capital of King Bhavadatta, who is mentioned in the great Sanskrit epic MahabharataMahabharata
, classical Sanskrit epic of India, probably composed between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200. The Mahabharata, comprising more than 90,000 couplets, usually of 32 syllables, is the longest single poem in world literature.
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. The town was overrun by Muslim forces in the 17th cent.
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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Guwahati will receive more rainfall in the next two days accompanied by the thunderstorm.
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The police recovered explosive materials, pistol and bullets from the two arrested persons, said Deepak Kumar, Guwahati Commissioner of Police.
An investigation is underway," said Deepak Kumar, Guwahati Commissioner of Police.
Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 15 (ANI): At least eight people sustained injuries in an explosion outside a mall on Zoo Road in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar 28 (ANI): A train checking party of the Guwahati GRPS recovered three gold pieces weighing around 1200 grams, on Thursday morning, railway police said.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar 24 (ANI): A train checking party of Guwahati GRPS on Saturday seized 540,000 US Dollars, which is around Rs 3.75 crore, from two passengers at the Guwahati railway station.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar 3 (ANI): A man has been arrested and six gold bars worth over Rs 16 lakh recovered from him at the Guwahati railway station here.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam), [India], Feb 12 (ANI); The general manager of Guwahati branch of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was caught, by CBI officials, taking a bribe of Rs 2 lakh, police said on Tuesday
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], Oct 15 (ANI): Thirty-one Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended from Guwahati railway station here on Monday while they were planning to go back to Bangladesh.