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Assam: State in northeast India
Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

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Ask Donald Trump if extraditing 19 lakh people from Assam is possible: Chidambaram to Modi

Addressing a meet here against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the former Minister, citing the BJP's brute majority in Parliament, asked what was the guarantee that the government would not bring in an..
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NRC chief zeroes in on ‘doubtful’ names on list

Less than six months after Assam’s updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published, the new state coordinator for the exercise has raised doubts about the quality of screening and..
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Videos for Assam


India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept [Video]India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept

Virat Kohli speaks out against the prospect of test matches being reduced to four days from five.

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Assam government receives Clause 6 report

The committee set up to recommend norms in Clause 6 of the Assam Accord submitted its report to state chief secretary Sanjay Krishna on Wednesday after failing to receive an appointment from the Union..
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BJP in Assam targeting congress seat won in 2016 for its mission 100 in Assam

Ruling BJP in Assam has fanned out building up strong organisational bases in the assembly seats presently held opposition by Congress. Congress in 2016 assembly polls managed to win 24 seats.
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Assam outfit moves SC on ‘removal’ of state’s ILP provision


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‘1951 cutoff year to define indigenous Assam people’

The committee — set up to suggest ways to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord that envisages constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect, preserve and promote cultural,..
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MHA-appointed panel on Assam recommends 1951 as cut-off year to define indigenous people, ILP


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SC directs Centre, Assam govt to file status report on Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres


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Mosques may verify ‘ethnicity’ claims of Assamese Muslims

Neighbourhood mosque committees across Assam could be officially tasked with verifying the "ethnicity" of Assamese-speaking Muslims during the state's first census to distinguish “native” Muslim..
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FIR against former Assam official over missing NRC data

The Assam NRC data is not available on the website - www.nrcassam.nic.in- anymore with Wipro claiming on Wednesday that authorities concerned did not renew the services contract for the project after..
DNA - Published

Assam to shutter all aided madrassas, Sanskrit centres

As many as 614 government-aided madrassas and 101 Sanskrit tols (institutes) in Assam will shut down over the next couple of months and reinvent themselves as high and higher secondary schools as part..
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Assam's NRC data 'missing': Home ministry says technical glitch

A day after reports emerged that the NRC data in Assam has gone "missing", the home ministry clarified that it was a technical issue of visibility on Cloud and the data is "safe". "There is a technical..
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'Ethnic tribe' tag likely for local Assam Muslims

Assam's 40 lakh-strong population of Assamese-speaking Muslims could be officially classified as an "ethnic tribe" instead of the loosely used nomenclature "indigenous Muslims" to distinguish them from..
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Assam NRC data vanishes from cloud

The complete list containing 3.11 crore inclusions and 19.06 lakh exclusions had been uploaded to the website nrcassam.nic.in in October on the orders of the Supreme Court. An NRC official claimed the..
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NRC online data go missing, authorities say cloud storage period expired

The online data of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) showing details of included and excluded persons have suddenly disappeared from the NRC official website. The details were made..
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Assam may conduct survey to identify indigenous Muslim population

Last week, a meeting was convened by Assam Welfare of Minorities Minister Ranjit Dutta with various organisations of the four communities and other stakeholders.
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5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, Meghalaya; epicenter located 100 km northeast of Tura


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CAA passed as 'reaction to fiasco in Assam': Chidambaram


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Won’t allow outsiders to settle in Assam: PM Modi


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PM Modi urged to withdraw heinous cases against NDFB leaders

Mohilary, who was himself a militant till 2003, made the request at an official function held here to celebrate the signing of the Bodo accord. Modi, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and..
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"Celebrate life", PM Narendra Modi tells insurgents and pitches for peace

PM Narendra Modi said he was confident that the accord signed by the Centre, Assam government and Bodo groups, will bring permanent peace, unlike the previous accords inked with insurgents in 1993 and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bodo accord has heralded new dawn of peace in Assam: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that it was because of people's support that the Bodo peace accord was signed, heralding a new dawn of peace in Assam. Addressing a massive public rally to..
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CAA won't have any effect on Assam, Northeast region, says PM Modi


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PM Modi arrives in Guwahati ahead of Kokrajhar rally

Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi among others. Large numbers of locals have gathered at the rally ground, in Bodo-dominated..
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Kokrajhar ready to greet PM Modi, celebrate signing of Bodo pact

A festive atmosphere prevailed in Assam's Kokrajhar on Friday as people geared up to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will visit here later in the day to celebrate the signing of the Bodo..
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Centre: Assam was told to free non-Muslims from camps

'No Docus Needed If They Came Before 2014'
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PM Modi to attend event in Assam's Kokrajhar to celebrate signing of Bodo pact

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kokrajhar in Assam on Friday to participate in an event to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement. This will be the Prime Minister's first visit to the..
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PM refers to 1st Assam CM Bordoloi while defending CAA

Replying to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha, Modi said Nehru in a letter to Bordoloi, the then Assam chief minister, in 1950 had asked him to distinguish..
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Was Nehru communal as he wanted to protect religious minorities from Pak: PM Modi to Congress

Replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, Modi said that even Nehru had wanted Indian citizenship for religious minorities from Pakistan as he defended the Citizenship..
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Even Nehru wanted Indian citizenship for religious minorities from Pak: PM Modi

Replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, he said the first Prime Minister of India (Jawaharlal Nehru) wrote to the first chief minister of Assam (Gopinath Bordoloi), saying..
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PM Modi to address rally in Assam on Feb 7, first visit to NE after anti-CAA protests

This will be the Prime Minister's first visit to the Northeast since it witnessed several anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests in which three people were killed.
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Assam governmet assures people of no coronavirus infection in state

Assam minister of state for health and family welfare Pijush Hazarika said the person, who recently came from Kerala, was admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for suspected coronavirus..
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2 trips nixed, PM plans to go to Assam again


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PM Modi to attend rally at Kokrajhar in Assam on February 7


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Bodo pact ‘historic’, says PM

PM Narendra Modi termed the Bodo agreement a historic chapter for peace, development and unity in Assam. As per the agreement, all Bodo outfits have decided to give up their militant campaign for..
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After peace pact, 1,615 NDFB cadres surrender arms, ammunition in Assam


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Sharjeel Imam sent to five-day police custody for 'cut Assam from India' remark

Sharjeel Imam, the JNU student and anti-CAA activist who was arrested on Tuesday, has been sent to a five-day police custody by a Delhi court. He was earlier produced before the Chief Metropolitan..
DNA - Published

No tribunals till SC decides on NRC: Assam


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'Inflammatory speech': JNU student Sharjeel Imam arrested in Bihar

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Sunday booked Imam, the co-ordinator of Shaheen Bagh protests, for his controversial "cut off Assam from India" speech that he allegedly made a few days ago.
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Assam's CAA applicants to get only three months

Those applying for citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Act are likely to be asked to swear allegiance to the Constitution and furnish proof of their religion and date of entry into India.
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Government signs peace accord with Assam's Bodo insurgent groups

The government on Monday signed a peace deal with all factions of the dreaded Bodo militant group.
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Government signs peace accord with Assam's Bodo insurgent groups; PM Modi says it 'will lead to transformative results'

The government on Monday signed a peace deal with all factions of the dreaded Bodo militant group.
DNA - Published

Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue

The government on Monday signed an accord with one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam -- the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) -- providing political and economic bonanza. The All Bodo..
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SC issues notice to Centre on plea claiming 2,000 transgenders excluded from NRC in Assam

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central government on a petition claiming that around 2,000 transgenders were excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam. A..
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SC seeks Centre, Assam's response on plea alleging exclusion of transgenders in NRC


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Republic Day celebrated in East; bomb blasts in Assam, CAA protests

The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and pageantry across the eastern region on Sunday, even as four serial explosions rocked Assam early in the day, and sparse protests over the new..
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Ulfa (I) claims responsibility for Assam blasts

The proscribed Myanmar-based anti-talk Ulfa (I) faction led by Paresh Baruah has claimed responsibility for the four blasts in upper Assam districts on Sunday morning as the country celebrated the 71st..
IndiaTimes - Published

After UP and Assam, Delhi Police registers case against Sharjeel Imam for 'inflammatory speech'

In a speech delivered on the AMU campus on January 16, Imam reportedly said that Assam should be cut off from the rest of India.
DNA - Published

Assam: Banned separatist organisation ULFA-I claims responsibility for bomb blasts on Republic Day

The organisation had earlier issued a call for a 'general strike' on Sunday and asked citizens to abstain from taking part in Republic Day celebrations
DNA - Published

Assam: Two explosions hit Dibrugarh; police launches investigation

The Assam police are investigating the matter.
DNA - Published

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