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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) wide 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 commonly spoken language of the state, followed by Bengali, which is official in the Barak Valley and Bodo which is official in Bodoland Territorial Region.

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Hundreds of people pay homage to former CM Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati [Video]

Hundreds of people pay homage to former CM Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati

Hundreds of people paid homage to former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Gogoi had tested positive for COVID..

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Watch: Royal Bengal Tiger attacks locals after straying out of Assam’s forest [Video]

Watch: Royal Bengal Tiger attacks locals after straying out of Assam’s forest

A Royal Bengal Tiger strayed out of a forest in the outskirts of Assam’s Tezpur. In a video, the tiger was seen attacking locals after straying out of the forest. At least two people have been..

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Watch: Tiger chases locals in Assam's Napam, 2 injured [Video]

Watch: Tiger chases locals in Assam's Napam, 2 injured

A tiger strayed into Napam area near Tezpur University and attacked local people. Two persons were injured and admitted to hospital. In a mobile footage, the big cat can be clearly seen chasing some..

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Mortal remains of former CM Tarun Gogoi brought to Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati [Video]

Mortal remains of former CM Tarun Gogoi brought to Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati

Mortal remains of former chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi was brought to Rajiv Bhawan (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) in Guwahati on November 24. He passed away on November 23 at GMCH in..

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Assam CM Sonowal pays last respects to Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati [Video]

Assam CM Sonowal pays last respects to Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid last respects to Tarun Gogoi, who passed away on November 23 at GMCH hospital in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Veteran..

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Tarun Gogoi passes away at 86 [Video]

Tarun Gogoi passes away at 86

Former Assam chief minister and veteran Congress politician Tarun Gogoi passed away at the age of 86 in Guwahati on November 23. Tarun Gogoi was undergoing treatment at GMCH for post-COVID..

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‘Love & jihad don't go hand-in-hand’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan slams BJP [Video]

‘Love & jihad don't go hand-in-hand’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan slams BJP

Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan has spoken on the ‘Love-Jihad’ law that has been proposed by some BJP ruled states. ‘Love is personal. Love and jihad can't go hand in hand. Who I..

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Former Assam CM Gogoi's health condition 'very critical': Gauhati Hospital [Video]

Former Assam CM Gogoi's health condition 'very critical': Gauhati Hospital

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi's health condition is in 'very critical' state. He had tested positive for COVID in August. Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Superintendent, Abhijit Sarma..

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Woman from Assam contesting Kerala's local body polls on BJP ticket [Video]

Woman from Assam contesting Kerala's local body polls on BJP ticket

Ahead of local body polls, a woman from Assam's Lakhimpur is contesting the Kerala local body polls on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket. Meet Munmi, who married to a man in Kannur's Iritty..

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Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's health condition deteriorates, on ventilator support [Video]

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's health condition deteriorates, on ventilator support

Former chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi's health condition deteriorated on November 21 and he was critical, informed Abhijeet Sharma, Superintendent, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on..

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Gold-plated dome adorns Kamakhya Temple [Video]

Gold-plated dome adorns Kamakhya Temple

New gold-plated dome added to grandeur of Assam's famous Kamakhya Temple. Temple authorities unveiled the dome. 19kgs of sheer gold has enhanced the beauty of the temple. Every year, large numbers of..

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10 houses gutted in fire after cylinder blast in Assam's Jorhat [Video]

10 houses gutted in fire after cylinder blast in Assam's Jorhat

10 houses gutted in fire after cylinder explosion in Assam's Jorhat on November 21. Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. No injuries have been reported yet. Further details are awaited.

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Chhath Puja preparations underway at ghats amid COVID-19 [Video]

Chhath Puja preparations underway at ghats amid COVID-19

Arrangements are almost done for Chhath Puja celebrations on the banks of River Gomti in Lucknow on November 20. This year four-day festival will be celebrated amid COVID-19 pandemic. Chhath Puja is..

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Assam CM inaugurates Dibrugarh Bypass [Video]

Assam CM inaugurates Dibrugarh Bypass

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Nov 18 inaugurated the Dibrugarh Bypass of NH-37 from Bogibeel junction. The 15.446 km bypass will further improve connectivity in the region.

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Children raise their concerns through manifesto before Assam elections

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Editors Guild of India raises concern over attacks on scribes in Assam


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Baijayant Panda appointed Assam BJP in-charge

BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda has been appointed as Assam’s new in-charge — a post that had been for over a year when senior party leader from Uttar Pradesh, Mahendra Singh, was..
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Top ULFA (I) leader Drishti Rajkhowa surrenders in Meghalaya

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Covid-19: India performed better than any big developed country: Harsh Vardhan

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a virtual meeting with Health Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, and West Bengal to review..
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NGT widens ambit of firecracker pollution cases beyond NCR, notices to 18 states, UTs

The green panel sought response from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya,..
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Assam-Mizoram border row: Sonowal writes to Amit Shah


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Mizoram-Assam border issue: Stranded trucks likely to resume movement after Centre's intervention

Movement of trucks between Assam and Mizoram was likely to resume on Friday after the Centre brokered a high-level meeting between the two states for allowing the stranded vehicles to resume their..
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NIA conducts searches at 4 locations in Assam and Maharashtra in Delhi gold smuggling case

During the searches, incriminating documents and electronic devices containing details of suspicious transactions as well as of the persons involved in the crime, who also have linkages abroad..
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Assam JEE Main 2020 topper arrested for allegedly using an impersonator to sit for the exam

Boy from Assam who topped the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Mains by securing 99.8 percent marks, has been arrested by the Assam police for allegedly using an impersonator to sit for the exam in..
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‘Muslim museum’ proposal triggers slugfest in election-bound Assam


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Assam, Telangana too promise free Covid vaccine


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Assam: Iconic Kaziranga National Park reopens today amid COVID-19

Kaziranga, home to at least 2,400 one-horned rhinos - world's largest population - and 121 tigers is also a Unesco World Heritage site.
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Death for 1, life for 24 for killing Assam doctor


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Assam, Mizoram hold talks over border clash, stress on confidence-building among people

Assam and Mizoram held talks on Monday at Lailapur in Cachar district close to the inter-state border where a violent clash left many people injured. Both sides resolved to ensure that peace and..
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Tension at Assam-Mizoram border as about 50 hurt in violent clash; shops, houses set ablaze

A COVID-19 testing centre was set up at Mizoram government at Lailapur, 1.5 km into Assamese territory, on Friday, without permission of the Assam government.
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'Govt should not spend Rs 4,200 crore in organising Kumbh Mela,' says Congress leader Udit Raj

This comes days after Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that government money could not be used to teach Muslim religious book Quran in Madrassas.
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Assam crackdown on ‘marriage by deception’

The BJP-led government in Assam has decided to crack down on the “emerging trend of marriages by deception”, usually involving a prospective groom lying about his religion to marry a Hindu girl,..
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In the show DNA, we analysed the Assam government's decision to convert Madarsas and Sanskrit schools into general schools.
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10,000 ineligible names to be deleted from final NRC in Assam


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Govt money can't be used to teach Quran in madrassas: Assam education minister

All state-run madrassas in Assam will be converted into regular schools or in certain cases teachers will be transferred to state-run schools and madrassas will be shut down, the minister said.
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HC notice to OIL over drilling in Assam national park


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Bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 56 assembly seats on Nov 3 and 7: EC

The Election Commission on Tuesday announced byolls to Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar and 56 assembly seats across 11 states while deciding not to hold assembly bypolls due in Kerala, Assam,..
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EC not to hold assembly bypolls in 7 seats across 4 states ‘at this stage'

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Assam's only woman CM Syeda Anwara Taimur passes away

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Unlock 4.0: Quarantine period for passengers coming to Assam reduced from 10 days to 24 hours

The quarantine period has been reduced to 24 hours from 10 days.
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