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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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Northeast India celebrates 72nd Republic Day [Video]

Northeast India celebrates 72nd Republic Day

Along with the rest of the country, the northeast region celebrated the 72nd Republic day. Northeast tableau was displayed in India's capital New Delhi during the annual parade. In Manipur, Governor..

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Security tightened in Assam ahead of 72nd Republic Day [Video]

Security tightened in Assam ahead of 72nd Republic Day

As Assam is all set to celebrate the 72nd Republic Day, security has been beefed up and random checking of vehicles and frisking of passengers is being done at several places in capital Guwahati...

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Give BJP 5 more years, Assam will be free from floods: Amit Shah [Video]

Give BJP 5 more years, Assam will be free from floods: Amit Shah

Give five more years to BJP and the party will make Assam free from floods which ravaged the state every year, said Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing the 'Vijay Sankalp Samaroh' in Assam's..

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Those creating division in Assam must be taught lesson: Amit Shah [Video]

Those creating division in Assam must be taught lesson: Amit Shah

It's high time to teach a lesson to people who instigate disputes in the name of Assamese and non-Assamese, Bodo and Non-Bodo, said Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing the opening ceremony of..

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Amit Shah addresses opening ceremony of first Bodoland Territorial Region Accord Day [Video]

Amit Shah addresses opening ceremony of first Bodoland Territorial Region Accord Day

Addressing the opening ceremony of first Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Accord Day, Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a rally, and said it is a reply to those who disturbed the peace in Assam by..

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Way to 'Atmanirbhar Assam' is through 'Atmavishwaas' among people: PM Modi [Video]

Way to 'Atmanirbhar Assam' is through 'Atmavishwaas' among people: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally in Assam's Sivasagar said that the fast-paced development of Assam in very important as the way to 'Atmanirbhar Assam' is through 'Atmavishwaas' among..

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PM Modi distributes land allotment certificates in Assam's Sivasagar [Video]

PM Modi distributes land allotment certificates in Assam's Sivasagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a special programme of the state government to distribute land 'patta' or allotment certificates in Assam on January 23. The event took place in Jerenga Pothar in..

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President, PM pay homage to Netaji Subhash Bose on his 125th birth anniversary [Video]

President, PM pay homage to Netaji Subhash Bose on his 125th birth anniversary

Leaders paid tributes Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on January 23. President Kovind and PM Modi paid homage to the freedom fighter on his birth anniversary. PM Modi will be..

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COVID-19: Visitors' footfall increases at Assam's State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden [Video]

COVID-19: Visitors' footfall increases at Assam's State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden

The tourism industry in Assam is on a rebound after a dull patch during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of tourists increased at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden after the state government exempt..

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100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose [Video]

100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose

On the 125th anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, we speak to freedom fighter Parmanand, who is among the last surviving members of the Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army...

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PM Modi urges Assam people to live for New India, 'AatmaNirbhar' Bharat [Video]

PM Modi urges Assam people to live for New India, 'AatmaNirbhar' Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 18th convocation ceremony of Assam's Tezpur University. He attended the programme via video conferencing on January 22. While addressing the event, PM Modi..

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PM Modi attends convocation ceremony of Assam's Tezpur University [Video]

PM Modi attends convocation ceremony of Assam's Tezpur University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 18th convocation ceremony of Assam's Tezpur University. He attended the programme via video conferencing on January 22.

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Maximum number of electors at polling station reduced from 1500 to 1000 in Assam: Sunil Arora [Video]

Maximum number of electors at polling station reduced from 1500 to 1000 in Assam: Sunil Arora

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that maximum number of electors at a polling station has been reduced from 1500 to 1000 in Assam. "In view of Covid social distancing norms, the Commission..

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Congress, AIUDF will open floodgates for infiltrators: Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched BJP’s Assam campaign, promising that the party would “expose” Congress’ secular credentials and highlighted the latter’s alliance with Badruddin..
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Only BJP can rid Assam of terrorism, says Amit Shah; Congress hits back

Pitching for another term for a BJP-led government in Assam to "safeguard" the interests of the state, Union home minister Amit Shah took potshots at Congress-AIUDF saying the alliance would open "all..
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Voter ID cards to go digital on Monday: How to download? All you need to know

The digitalisation of voter-ID card will have a special significance in the upcoming polls in five states, namely, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, WB
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Give five more years to BJP, will make Assam flood-free: Amit Shah

Attacking the Congress party, Shah said Congress cannot stop infiltrators in Assam as they are its vote bank.
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Mum on CAA, PM Modi projects BJP as protector of Assam’s locals

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday projected BJP as the sole protector of the ‘mul niwasi’ (indigenous inhabitants) of Assam as he doled out ‘pattas’ to landless people at the historic Sivasagar —..
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Rapid development of Assam, northeast region integral part of self-reliant India: PM Modi


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PM Modi distributes land allotment certificates to indigenous people in Assam's Sivasagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Assam on Saturday and distributed land pattas/allotment certificates to indigenous people in Sivasagar, under the state government programme to one lakh..
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Modi-Shah to visit poll-bound Assam today, will launch mega programme to distribute land

PM Modi will launch a mega programme of the Assam government to distribute land 'patta' to over one lakh landless indigenous people at a function.
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Ahead of Modi visit, AASU takes out torchlight processions in Assam to protest against CAA


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Amit Shah to launch Ayushman healthcare scheme for CAPF in Assam


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PM Modi calls on youth to work for 'New India' through 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'

"Our nation is entering the 75th year of independence. Innumerable people of Assam had contributed towards freedom. Several people had sacrificed their lives, their youth. Now you have to live for New..
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PM Modi to gift plots to 1 lakh ‘indigenous’ people in Assam


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PM Modi to visit Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 'Parakram Diwas' celebrations in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, an iconic freedom fighter who hailed..
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Modi to attend 'Parakram Diwas' celebrations in Kolkata to mark 125th birth anniversary of Netaji

PM Narendra Modi will also visit Jerenga Pathar in Sivasagar, Assam to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates, the PMO said.
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2021 Assam assembly polls to be held keeping in mind Rongoli Bihu, CBSE board exams: CEC


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Assam Assembly Elections 2021: EC makes big announcement on people excluded from NRC

The CEC along with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar is in Assam on a three-day-long programme to review the poll preparedness
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Cong, AIUDF, 4 other parties in Assam alliance


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Co-WIN glitch hits Assam vaccination drive on Day 2


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CEC Sunil Arora in Assam to review poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and other EC functionaries are in Assam on a three-day visit to review preparedness for the forthcoming assembly election in the state. The EC team would hold..
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64% vaccine turnout after 2 days, government expects footfall to rise

Four states — Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Tripura and Puducherry — recorded low turnout of beneficiaries in the range of 22-34%, whereas other states reported more than 50% attendance of those who were..
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CBI arrests Senior Railways officer, two others for demanding bribe of Rs 1 crore

CBI launched a widespread search operation at 21 locations in five states - Delhi, Uttarakhand, Tripura, West Bengal and Assam.
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EC to visit poll-bond Assam, West Bengal next week

Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain is already in West Bengal to meet officials. This is Jain's second visit to West Bengal. Another EC official is in Assam to take stock of the situation there...
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EC, MHA discuss forces for upcoming state polls; EC to visit Assam, WB next week


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BJP will return to power in Assam as it worked for all-round development of state: Nadda

BJP national president J P Nadda on Monday asserted that his party will return to power in Assam in the upcoming elections, bagging over 100 of 126 assembly seats, as the Sarbananda Sonowal-led..
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BJP chief JP Nadda on 2-day Assam visit from today, to address rally in Silchar

He would visit the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Tuesday, before leaving for Delhi. He attended various party programmes in West Bengal.
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Don't deploy officials charged with lapses in previous elections: EC to poll-bound states

In an advisory to the chief secretaries of Assam, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the Election Commission has also said that officers against whom it had recommended disciplinary action..
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BSNL launches super affordable prepaid plan, costs Re 1 per day

This recharge plan of BSNL will be available to users in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Haryana, among other places in the country.
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Operation to rescue hostage reveals 200m-long India-Bangladesh tunnel

Assam Police have found a 200-metre-long tunnel connecting India and Bangladesh in Karimganj, Assam. The tunnel leads to Sylhet in Bangladesh and miscreants use it regularly to smuggle goods or take..
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Assam: Two expelled Congress MLAs, former BPF lawmaker join BJP ahead of assembly polls


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Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination drive successfully conducted in 4 states: Health ministry

Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination drive was successfully conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and Assam, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Field feedback on the first day of dun run was..
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Assam govt tables bill in Assembly to shut all state-run madrasas

The Congress and the AIUDF strongly opposed the bill and said that they would restart the madrasa education after coming to the power next year.
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Amit Shah offers prayers at Assam's Kamakhya temple


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I-T dept detects black income of Rs 100 crore after raids on contractors in Assam

Unaccounted income of Rs 100 crore has been detected after the income tax department raided three "leading" contractors of Northeast India based in Assam early this week, the CBDT said on Saturday. The..
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Amit Shah arrives in Assam, set to launch BJP's re-election campaign

Over 3,000 artists of various communities greeted Shah after he came out from the LGBI airport shortly after Friday midnight.
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Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam, Manipur on Dec 26-27

Shah will lay the foundation stones for the development of `Batadrava Than` as a cultural and tourist destination
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Vaccination drive: 50k medics trained, dry runs in 4 states

Gearing up to carry out the mega vaccination drive against the coronavirus infection, the government has already trained 49,604 medical officers in 681 districts across the country on operational..
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Covid-19 vaccine dry run on December 28, 29 in Assam, Andhra, Gujarat, Punjab

Centre will carry out a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination on December 28 and 29 in Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab as a step to prep up for administration of the vaccine and assess the..
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Why BJP is confident about winning Assam assembly elections next year

Assembly elections in Assam are about six months away but the ruling BJP is upbeat now itself about the results. It claims to retain power in the north-eastern state. Till less than a year ago, this..
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Most of 19 lakh NRC-rejects to vote in Assam polls


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SC issues notice to Centre, 8 states on plea of Twitter India against multiple FIRs

The Supreme Court Thursday sought a response from the Centre and eight states including Karnataka and Assam on a plea of Twitter Communications India Pvt Ltd seeking quashing of multiple FIRs lodged..
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Soon, Assam bill to turn govt-run madrassas into general schools


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Assam cabinet approves proposal to shut govt-aided madrassas, Sanskrit tols

A bill in this regard will be tabled during the upcoming winter session of the Assam Legislative Assembly will begin from December 28.
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BJP dumps its coalition partner in Assam, picks up new one to rule an autonomous body

The BJP on Sunday virtually dumped one of its coalition partners in Assam, the BPF, and picked up a new ally to gain majority and rule the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), a self-governing body in..
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Congress, AIUDF among 14 opposition parties of Assam pledging support to farmer unions 'Bharat bandh'

Altogether 14 opposition parties, including Congress, AIUDF and the Left, in Assam on Sunday announced their "full support" to the 'Bharat Bandh' called on December 8 by farmer unions demanding repeal..
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India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream

India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the..
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Assam govt to bring laws for transparency in marriage: Himanta Sarma on Love Jihad

Sarma has said that the state govt is considering to bring laws that will make it mandatory for both the bride and the groom to disclose information.
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After Bihar loss, Rahul Gandhi takes stock of poll preparedness in Assam, Tamil Nadu

After the Bihar defeat in which the Congress was found to be the weakest link in the Grand Alliance, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has started taking stock of poll preparedness in the states where the..
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Man who appeared on behalf of JEE Mains 'topper' from Assam arrested from Delhi

The Assam police on Sunday arrested the most wanted proxy candidate, Pradip Kumar, who had written the JEE Mains exam for Nakshatra Das.
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