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State in northeastern India

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Assam: State in northeastern India
Assam is a state in northeastern India, 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) wide strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India. Assamese and Bodo are the official languages of Assam, while Bengali is official in the Barak Valley.

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Assam floods: Over 500 families live on railway tracks as flood affects over 8 lakh | Oneindia News [Video]

Assam floods: Over 500 families live on railway tracks as flood affects over 8 lakh | Oneindia News

As flood conditions affect Assam, over 500 families from two villages of the Jamunamukh district, are living on the railway tracks because it is the only high ground that did not submerge in the..

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Assam government shut schools and colleges in Cachar district |Oneindia News [Video]

Assam government shut schools and colleges in Cachar district |Oneindia News

The government in Assam have shut schools and colleges in Cachar district till May 20 as a result of heavy rain in the district. #Assam #Rainfall #Cachar

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Assam flood: Over 2 lakh people displaced due to landslides |Oneindia News [Video]

Assam flood: Over 2 lakh people displaced due to landslides |Oneindia News

Heavy rainfall has thrown the lives of the people in Assam off gear, more than 2 lakh people in 20 districts of the state were affected in the Dima Hasao district. #Assam #AssamFloods #Rainfall

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Jignesh Mevani slams PM Modi, BJP & Assam govt for 'false' FIR against him | Oneindia News [Video]

Jignesh Mevani slams PM Modi, BJP & Assam govt for 'false' FIR against him | Oneindia News

Today, a court in Assam’s Barpeta district granted bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting a policewoman. #JigneshMevani #AssamPolice #GujaratMLA

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Assam CM Himanta Biswa says Uniform Civil Code will give justice to Muslim women |Oneindia News [Video]

Assam CM Himanta Biswa says Uniform Civil Code will give justice to Muslim women |Oneindia News

Speaking about the Uniform Civil Code, Assam CM Himanta Biswa said that if Muslim women are to be given justice then UCC has to be brought in. #UCC #Assam #HimantaBiswa

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani gets bail in case of alleged assault on policewoman | Oneindia News [Video]

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani gets bail in case of alleged assault on policewoman | Oneindia News

Today, a court in Assam’s Barpeta district granted bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting a policewoman. #JigneshMevani #AssamPolice #Gujarat

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PM Modi visits Assam, lays foundation stone for various development programs |Oneindia News [Video]

PM Modi visits Assam, lays foundation stone for various development programs |Oneindia News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited Assam, where he attended the Peace, Unity and Development Rally along with Assam CM Himanta Biswa. #PMModi #HimantaBiswa #Assam

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Jignesh Mevani rearrested in another case shortly after getting bail from Assam Court |Oneindia News [Video]

Jignesh Mevani rearrested in another case shortly after getting bail from Assam Court |Oneindia News

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has been granted bail by a court in Assam in a case over tweets on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. #JigneshMevani #AssamPolice #Gujarat

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam police over tweet | Know all | Oneindia News [Video]

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam police over tweet | Know all | Oneindia News

BJP leader from Kokrajhar in Assam, Arup Kumar Dey, had filed a complaint against Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani; A senior police official said that the bodies of nine civilians have been found in the town..

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14 people, including minors killed as lightning, storm hits Assam | OneIndia News [Video]

14 people, including minors killed as lightning, storm hits Assam | OneIndia News

Assam State Disaster Management Authority bulletin reported that at least 14 people including minors were killed as severe storms and rains lashed various parts of Assam over the past two days. More..

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Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers, leaders to extend help to people affected by flood in Assam

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged party workers and leaders to extend all possible assistance to people who are affected by severe flooding in Assam.
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Assam floods: Over 6 lakh affected due to heavy downpour, death toll reaches 9

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India's first underwater road-cum-rail tunnels to be built in Assam, details here

The proposed tunnels will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Currently, there are five bridges across the Brahmaputra.
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Assam floods: 4 lakh people affected in 26 districts, 7 dead; IMD issues red alert

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More rain for North East states reeling under floods, landslides

The IMD on Monday warned of light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall and isolated extremely heavy rainfall over Assam-Meghalaya on Wednesday, as well as..
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Floods: Landslide snaps road, rail connectivity in northeast; Class XI exams cancelled in Assam

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Class 11 exams suspended in Assam due to flood


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IMD rainfall alert: 21 states, UTs to see wet spells in next 5 days, check list

The strongest bouts of wet spells will be seen in the south in Kerala and in the northeast in Meghalaya and flood-hit Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
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Assam flood: Landslides snap road, rail links to southern Assam, parts of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur


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Assam floods: Massive landslides destroy bridges, roads; over 2 lakh people affected

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Landslides wreak havoc in Arunachal Pradesh, connectivity disrupted in many regions

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Assam-origin doctor in UK fights extradition on terror charge


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Around 2 lakh hit by floods, landslides in Assam

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Assam floods: Nearly 57,000 people across 7 districts affected

Assam floods: The flood has also affected 1,434 animals and a total of 202 houses have been damaged so far.
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3 killed, nearly 25,000 affected as flash floods, massive landslides hit Assam

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AFSPA may soon be lifted from entire Assam: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday exuded confidence that AFSPA will soon be revoked from entire Assam, as improved law and order and peace accords with militant outfits during the last six years..
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Centre striving to ensure development of border areas: Amit Shah

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HM Amit Shah examines Indo-Bangla border situation in Assam, interacts with residents

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Tornado in Barpeta district before cyclone hits Assam, check video

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'Dedicating my last years to health': Ratan Tata at Assam cancer hospital inauguration

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates cancer care centre in Assam's Dibrugarh

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