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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. It is also one of the world's most populous subdivisions. Assamese is the official and most common language, followed by Bengali, the second most common.

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Couple dies in fire at automobile shop in Assam's Jorhat [Video]

Couple dies in fire at automobile shop in Assam's Jorhat

A couple died after fire broke out at an automobile repairing shop in Assam's Jorhat on August 09. Many got severely injured and were rushed to the nearby hospital. At least three fire tenders rushed..

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Assam potters prepare earthen lamps ahead of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' [Video]

Assam potters prepare earthen lamps ahead of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan'

Earthen lamps were being made and sold in Assam's Dibrugarh in view of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. Locals bought 'diyas' from market which they will light up to celebrate the day. "We have..

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Unlock 3.0: Gyms start operations in Guwahati today amid COVID-19 [Video]

Unlock 3.0: Gyms start operations in Guwahati today amid COVID-19

Gymnasiums began operations in Assam's Guwahati on August 03. The state government of Assam issued new guidelines for unlock 3.0 on August 02. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued guidelines for..

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Watch: Clashes in Assam's Cachar area over Ram Temple posters, curfew imposed [Video]

Watch: Clashes in Assam's Cachar area over Ram Temple posters, curfew imposed

Clashes broke out in the Cachar area of Assam over Ram Temple bhoomi poojan posters being put up by a few people. Two groups of people first had a  verbal altercation over putting up the posters which..

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Clashes In Assam [Video]

Clashes In Assam

Clashes In Assam

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Clash breaks out over posters of Ram Temple's 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Assam's Cachar [Video]

Clash breaks out over posters of Ram Temple's 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Assam's Cachar

A clash broke out between two groups in Mukam road area of Cachar on August 02. The clash was over the obstruction of some religious youth who were putting up posters of the foundation stone laying..

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Father-son duo making Ramayana-based sculptures for exhibition at Ram Temple courtyard [Video]

Father-son duo making Ramayana-based sculptures for exhibition at Ram Temple courtyard

Assam-based artist Ranjit Mandal along with his father making sculptures based on Ramayana to be displayed at 'Ram Katha Kunj' for exhibition. It is an idea to recreate Ramayana through idols following..

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Over 40 Assam cops donate blood plasma after beating Covid-19 [Video]

Over 40 Assam cops donate blood plasma after beating Covid-19

Over 40 Assam cops donated blood plasma after beating Covid-19. Assam Police organized a blood donation camp in Guwahati on August 01. It was organized in collaboration with State Health Department &..

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Over 40 Assam cops donate plasma after beating COVID-19 [Video]

Over 40 Assam cops donate plasma after beating COVID-19

43 police personnel who recovered from COVID-19 donated their blood plasma at the camp in Assam on August 01. Assam Police in collaboration with State Health Department and National Health Mission..

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Covid update: Russia mass vaccination from Oct plan; Delhi 2nd sero survey [Video]

Covid update: Russia mass vaccination from Oct plan; Delhi 2nd sero survey

From the Russian government planning to roll out a mass vaccination drive from October 2020 after getting vaccine clearance by August, to India's case fatality rate dropping to 2.15%, the lowest since..

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Attempt to cap oil well at Baghjan fails [Video]

Attempt to cap oil well at Baghjan fails

An attempt to cap Oil India Limited at Baghjan in Assam was made; however, it did not succeed. Blowout Preventer stack was hooked up with Athey Wagon for placing on well head. While capping operation..

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NDRF team evacuate villagers, livestock in flood-affected Kokrajhar [Video]

NDRF team evacuate villagers, livestock in flood-affected Kokrajhar

1st Battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) evacuated villagers from flood-affected Gaurang Char village in Kokrajhar district. 16 search and rescue teams of NDRF are deployed for flood..

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Watch: Landslide at Badrinath highway as incessant rains lash Uttarakhand [Video]

Watch: Landslide at Badrinath highway as incessant rains lash Uttarakhand

A massive landslide occurred in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Thursday. Landslide took place at Badrinath national highway in Bajpur city. Landslide was triggered by incessant rainfall. Traffic..

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Assam CM Sonowal inspects erosion caused by Kundil River on NH 37 in Sadiya [Video]

Assam CM Sonowal inspects erosion caused by Kundil River on NH 37 in Sadiya

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inspected erosion caused by the Kundil River on NH 37 in Sadiya. He took stock of the work done by Water Resource Department and local administration to mitigate..

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COVID-19: Low footfall in Guwahati markets ahead of Bakri Eid [Video]

COVID-19: Low footfall in Guwahati markets ahead of Bakri Eid

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, markets in Assam's Guwahati witnessed relatively low footfall ahead of Bakri Eid. Shopkeepers said their businesses have been badly hit due to COVID. "There are fewer customers..

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Watch: 70-year-old patient plays Bhupen Hazarika composition as tribute to COVID warriors in Assam [Video]

Watch: 70-year-old patient plays Bhupen Hazarika composition as tribute to COVID warriors in Assam

Dr Satyendra Kumar Chaudhary, a 70-year-old COVID-19 patient to a COVID hospital in Guwahati paid a musical tribute to all the COVID warriors. He played a composition by Bhupen Hazarika on a violin to..

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Assam floods: Death toll mounts to 133, CM Sonowal inspects affected areas [Video]

Assam floods: Death toll mounts to 133, CM Sonowal inspects affected areas

Parts of Assam have been reeling under heavy floods. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the flood affected areas in Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur on Wednesday. He inspected an embankment on..

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Assam floods: 3-4 days old Rhino calf rescued in Kaziranga National Park

While floods have wreaked havoc in 30 districts of Assam, four-day-old rhino calf was rescued in the Kaziranga National Park staff on Sunday morning. All efforts are underway to reunite the calf with..
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