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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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Assam prepared to meet any necessity for treatment of COVID-19: Health Dept [Video]

Assam prepared to meet any necessity for treatment of COVID-19: Health Dept

Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) an annex hospital of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) witnessed a surge in consultation as the number of coronavirus cases rise in the state. "The..

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Hatred spreads wherever BJP, RSS go: Rahul Gandhi in Bengal [Video]

Hatred spreads wherever BJP, RSS go: Rahul Gandhi in Bengal

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture..

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Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu with precautions [Video]

Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu with precautions

The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will..

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Assam prepares for Rongali Bihu celebrations [Video]

Assam prepares for Rongali Bihu celebrations

Assam is all set to celebrate Rongali Bihu- the festival of mirth and merriment time. The Assam government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. As per the..

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Mehbooba Mufti urges JandK youth to leave guns and start dialogue [Video]

Mehbooba Mufti urges JandK youth to leave guns and start dialogue

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining..

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COVID testing compulsory for Mumbai, Karnataka flight passengers: Himanta Biswa [Video]

COVID testing compulsory for Mumbai, Karnataka flight passengers: Himanta Biswa

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the state government has made COVID-19 testing mandatory at the airport for passengers coming from Mumbai and Karnataka. "Even if they have got..

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Assam writer arrested for Facebook post on Bijapur Naxal attack [Video]

Assam writer arrested for Facebook post on Bijapur Naxal attack

Guwahati police arrested an Assamese writer on April 6 over a Facebook post on the security forces after 22 personnel were killed in a deadly Naxal attack in Chattisgarh. The 48-year old Assamese..

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Assam polls: Himanta Biswa Sarma casts vote in Guwahati [Video]

Assam polls: Himanta Biswa Sarma casts vote in Guwahati

Assam Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma cast his vote at a polling booth in Amingaon area under Jalukbari constituency. "There're 40 seats in this phase, we are..

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Election Battle: Voting in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry | Oneindia News [Video]

Election Battle: Voting in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry | Oneindia News

Over 20 crore people from Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are voting in a huge electoral exercise today. For the latter three, this is the first and only phase of polling. It is..

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Assembly elections: Voting begins in Assam, West Bengal [Video]

Assembly elections: Voting begins in Assam, West Bengal

Voting for the final phase of polling in Assam and third phase in West Bengal, started on the morning of April 06. Where elections are being held in 40 constituencies of Assam, West Bengal is..

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TN, Kerala, Puducherry all set to vote tomorrow for new govts [Video]

TN, Kerala, Puducherry all set to vote tomorrow for new govts

The election fever is going on in the country and election-bound states are all set to undergo polling on April 06. On April 05, polling parties arrived at their respective polling stations in..

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Chhattisgarh CM Baghel busy in Assam polls despite Naxal attack: Raman Singh [Video]

Chhattisgarh CM Baghel busy in Assam polls despite Naxal attack: Raman Singh

Drawing an analogy with "Nero playing flute while Rome was burning", Chhattisgarh former chief minister Raman Singh slammed state Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and said that CM is busy in election..

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Rahul Gandhi calls Chhattisgarh anti-Naxal op ‘poorly designed’; BJP slams CM [Video]

Rahul Gandhi calls Chhattisgarh anti-Naxal op ‘poorly designed’; BJP slams CM

A political war has broken out over the Naxal attack that left at least 22 security personnel dead on Saturday. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that this was poorly designed and incompetently..

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Assembly polls: 'BJP leading in states', claims JP Nadda [Video]

Assembly polls: 'BJP leading in states', claims JP Nadda

As five states of India is undergoing assembly elections, BJP chief JP Nadda said the party is confident of gaining power. He added that signals from West Bengal clearly states that BJP is walking..

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16-ft-long King Cobra rescued in Assam [Video]

16-ft-long King Cobra rescued in Assam

A 16-feet-long King Cobra was rescued at a tea estate in Nagaon on April 03. Massive snake weighed around 20 kgs. Snake catcher took timely action and rescued King Cobra. The Cobra was later released..

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BJP-led alliance will return to power in Assam, claims Sonowal

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I am a Bengal tigress, will break but won't bend: Mamata Banerjee

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Total 171 votes were cast in a booth in Assam's Dima Hasao district, even though 90 people were eligible to exercise their franchise, officials said on Monday, revealing a massive irregularity. As the..
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Befitting reply to Chattisgarh Maoist attack will be given at appropriate time: Amit Shah

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IndiaTimes - Published

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