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State in northeast India

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Assam: State in northeast 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 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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6 Assam Police personnel dead in Assam-Mizoram border, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma | Oneindia News [Video]

6 Assam Police personnel dead in Assam-Mizoram border, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma | Oneindia News

According to virologists and epidemiologists. the Delta variant is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people at a greater rate than previous versions; Today, violence broke out at the disputed..

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RSS chief: Organised attempt to increase Muslim population since 1930s | Oneindia News [Video]

RSS chief: Organised attempt to increase Muslim population since 1930s | Oneindia News

Speaking at an event in Assam's Guwahati, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday alleged that there has been an organised attempt to increase Muslim population in India since 1930. Listen in. #RSS..

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Lok Sabha: Day 2 of chaos| Opposition members stoop to well of house| Pegasus Row| Oneindia News [Video]

Lok Sabha: Day 2 of chaos| Opposition members stoop to well of house| Pegasus Row| Oneindia News

In another day of chaos, some opposition members stooped to the well of the lower house, raising placards and shouting slogans like snooping government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the..

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Thawarchand Gehlot to be Karnataka Governor| Jyotiraditya Scindia| Oneindia News [Video]

Cabinet Reshuffle: Thawarchand Gehlot to be Karnataka Governor| Jyotiraditya Scindia| Oneindia News

Thawarchand Gehlot, who was also the BJP's Rajya Sabha leader, will take over as Governor of Karnataka. PS Sreedharan Pillai, the Governor of Mizoram, has been moved to Goa. Tripura Governor Ramesh..

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Covishield cleared by 7 EU nations, Switzerland for travellers amid row | Oneindia News [Video]

Covishield cleared by 7 EU nations, Switzerland for travellers amid row | Oneindia News

Seven European Union countries - Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland and Spain - and Switzerland have cleared the Serum Institute of India's Covishield amid travel pass row, sources..

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Rajnath Singh: INS Vikrant will be commissioned next year| Oneindia News [Video]

Rajnath Singh: INS Vikrant will be commissioned next year| Oneindia News

India's first 'made-in-India' Aircraft Carrier - INS Vikrant - will be commissioned next year, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said at the southern naval command in Kochi today. The oxygen audit..

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Assam may bring law to enforce 2-child policy next month| Himanta Biswa Sarma | Oneindia News [Video]

Assam may bring law to enforce 2-child policy next month| Himanta Biswa Sarma | Oneindia News

The Assam government, that has made headlines with its advocacy of a two-child policy, may bring new legislation during next month's budget session of the state assembly to enforce it widely. The law..

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Assam evictions: Indian gov’t accused of ‘anti-Muslim drive’ [Video]

Assam evictions: Indian gov’t accused of ‘anti-Muslim drive’

India's Assam state is on an eviction drive. Victims say they are being targeted for their faith.

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Mukul Roy set to meet Mamata Banerjee, likely to ditch BJP and return to TMC | Oneindia News [Video]

Mukul Roy set to meet Mamata Banerjee, likely to ditch BJP and return to TMC | Oneindia News

Once a close aide of Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy, who joined the BJP with much fanfare, is likely to return to Trinamool Congress along with his son Subhrangshu Roy. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met..

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Nigeria govt joins Indian-made Koo app as country bans Twitter | Oneindia [Video]

Nigeria govt joins Indian-made Koo app as country bans Twitter | Oneindia

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday arrived in New Delhi, where he met Amit Shah and is likely to meet PM odi and BJP chief JP Nadda; Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urged..

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Doctors beaten, Ramdev's allopathy comments | Covid warriors fight 'apathy' | Oneindia News [Video]

Doctors beaten, Ramdev's allopathy comments | Covid warriors fight 'apathy' | Oneindia News

Yoga Guru Ramdev's remarks about allopathy and assault on doctors in Assam and Karnataka have angered the medical fraternity, who feel that not enough has been done to address their..

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Assam doctor assaulted by relatives of dead Covid patient | Oneindia News [Video]

Assam doctor assaulted by relatives of dead Covid patient | Oneindia News

A doctor in Assam's Hojai, around 140 km from state capital Guwahati, was brutally assaulted by relatives of a patient and also allegedly by locals. Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati was on duty at a Covid..

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North East viral clip | 5 arrested in Bengaluru | Bangladeshi traffickers | Oneindia News [Video]

North East viral clip | 5 arrested in Bengaluru | Bangladeshi traffickers | Oneindia News

Days after a video of a woman being tortured and went viral in Assam, the Bengaluru police have arrested 5 people. The survivor and the six accused are all thought to be Bangladeshi nationals and were..

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CAA and NRC not anti-Muslim, says RSS chief in Assam


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Assam imposes total curfew in 5 districts with high Covid positivity rate - know what's allowed, what's not

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Rainfall: IMD issues orange alert for Rajasthan, J&K; yellow for many north Indian states

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In Assam, a new department of indigenous faith and culture

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Himanta's 'shooting criminals' remark has ramifications of turning Assam into police state: Congress


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Act immediately: 8 states with high positivity rates told

Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to eight states with high positivity rates, urging them to take immediate action to bring down cases. The states that have received the communication sent..
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Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as Union minister in PM Modi's Cabinet


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5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam; tremors felt in Meghalaya, North Bengal

A National Center for Seismology report said the quake was recorded at 8.45 am, having an epicentre at Goalpara in Lower Assam at a depth of 14 km.
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The seven districts where complete lockdown has been announced are Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Lakhimpur and Morigaon.
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Monsoon session of parliament to commence on July 19

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Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi acquitted by special NIA court in last UAPA case

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Akhil Gogoi walks free as court acquits him in last UAPA case

Nearly 19 months after being arrested for allegedly inciting violence during the anti-CAA agitation, Assam activist and newly-elected MLA Akhil Gogoi walked out of judicial custody on Thursday after a..
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12 Covid deaths in 24 hours at main Guwahati hospital

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Good news for travellers to Assam! BIG decision by Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government - Know details

People who have been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine will be exempted from mandatory rapid antigen test on arrival at stations or airports.
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Assam Unlock: Further lockdown relaxations announced, fully vaccinated employees to resume office from July 1

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Assam lockdown: COVID curbs extended till June 16 - What's allowed, what's not

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Kerala bags top slot in SDG India index; Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam at bottom


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