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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 Boro are the official languages of Assam, while Bengali is an additional official language in the Barak Valley.

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Assam-Meghalaya Border issue: Protesters burn effigies of Amit Shah and Sangma | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Assam-Meghalaya Border issue: Protesters burn effigies of Amit Shah and Sangma | Oneindia News *News

The situation remains tense along the region at the Assam-Meghalaya border where 6 people were killed in a gun-fire. Protesters burnt the effigy of Home Minister Amit Shah and CMs of both Assam and..

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Assam-Meghalaya Clash: Assam might hand over probe of firing to NIA | Oneindia News* Explainer [Video]

Assam-Meghalaya Clash: Assam might hand over probe of firing to NIA | Oneindia News* Explainer

Tensions have been flaring up along the Assam-Meghalaya border since yesterday. 6 people, including a forest guard, were killed in a clash after police intercepted a truck in West Karbi Anglong that..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 03:51Published

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'Looted his money, took objectionable photographs': Assam ragging victim's mother recounts horror

A student from a university in Assam jumped from the roof of the college after he was allegedly ragged and tortured by his seniors.
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Assam: Student jumps from hostel building in Dibrugarh University, three held for alleged ragging

Anand Sarma, a junior in the University's business department, leaped from the second floor of the hostel to avoid ragging, seriously hurting himself.
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Assam lifts travel restrictions to Meghalaya, six days after border violence near Mukroh

The restrictions were put in place after the clashes erupted at Mukroh area along Assam-Meghalaya border on November 22.
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Shillong remains on edge over border killings

Meghalaya's capital city of Shillong remained on the edge Saturday with protests by different groups against the NDA government in the poll-bound state, five days after Assam police shot dead five..
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Assam-Meghalaya Border Dispute: Internet to remain suspended for an additional 48 hours

Social media sites like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others have the potential to severely disrupt law and order: State police.
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CBI to probe Assam-Meghalaya border clash, attacked customs officer fighting for life

The CBI will probe the November 22 clash on the Assam-Meghalaya border in which six people were killed, five of them in firing by Assam Police, the home ministry announced on Friday amid a continuing..
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Assam-Meghalaya border clash: Tensions high in Jaintia Hills, only state-registered vehicles allowed 

West Jaintia Hills was the scene of a gunfight on November 22, in which five Meghalayans and an Assam Forest Guard man were killed.
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Will ‘CBI probe’ assurance help ease Assam-Meghalaya border tension?

Soon, a mob of villagers from the Meghalaya side armed with machetes surrounded the forest guards and the police personnel demanding immediate release of those nabbed and allegedly attacked them. This..
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Rahul Gandhi looks like Saddam Hussain now: Assam CM Himanta Biswa

The Assam chief minister also alleged that the Congress must have paid Bollywood stars to join Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in an indirect reference to actors Pooja Bhatt and Amol Palekar who had..
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Assam-Meghalaya border firing: Meghalaya to demand central agency probe after 5 civilians killed

The Assam government refuted Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma's claim that Assam police had entered Meghalaya and resorted to firing.
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5 Meghalaya villagers killed in border firing by Assam cops


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4 killed in police shootout near Assam-Meghalaya border; internet suspended for 48 hours

Internet in several areas of Meghalaya has been suspended for 48 hours after a police shootout left four people dead and several injured.
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Two madrassa teachers held for 'jihadi' links

Police arrested the headmaster and an assistant teacher of a non-government madrassa in Sonai locality of Assam's Cachar district on Wednesday evening for their alleged links with jihadi activities.
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Mizoram stone quarry collapse: Eight labourers' bodies found; four missing

Bodies of five labourers from Bengal, two from Jharkhand and one from Assam have been retrieved from the debris of a stone quarry that collapsed on 12 men on Monday when they were working on a highway..
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Assam: How a WhatsApp tip led to solving 13-year-old's rape and murder case

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has appreciated the CID for conducting the investigation in a highly professional and scientific manner.
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Congress collapse in Assam? CM predicts 1000 Congress delegates will join BJP, Shashi Tharoor reveals who

Shashi Tharoor reacted to the comments made by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma saying that 1000 Congress delegates will switch to BJP.
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Assam madrassas under ‘jihadi’ watch


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Assam to junk 8,000 school teachers’ posts


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Assam ex-additional SP arrested in rape-murder case for graft


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Shinde, MLAs to go to Assam on pilgrimage


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SC agrees to hear pleas against Assam’s law on madrassas


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Congress launches 70-day Bharat Jodo yatra in Assam


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SC sets the ball rolling, CAA hearing to start from December 6

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta submitted before a bench of CJI UU Lalit, Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi that the Centre has filed its response but sought time on behalf of states. He said..
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Pleas on CAA: SC grants time to Assam, Tripura; fixes December 6 for hearing

The Supreme Court on Monday granted three weeks to Assam and Tripura governments to file their responses to certain pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act..
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Supreme Court adjourns hearing of pleas challenging CAA to December 6

Supreme Court has asked the state governments of Assam and Tripura to file a response within two weeks in matters specifically concerning them.
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Assam govt cracks the whip on preaching by foreign nationals


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7 Germans held in Assam for missionary activities


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Nipon Goswami, evergreen Assam actor, dies at 80


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Cyclone Sitrang wreaks havoc across Assam, other states; ICG saves lives of 20 Bangladeshi fishermen from sea

ICG managed to save the lives of 20 Bangladeshi fishermen in the Bay of Bengal after Cyclone 'Sitrang' wreaked havoc in the area.
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Cyclone Sitrang: In Assam, over 1000 impacted, numerous houses damaged

Assam State Disaster Management Authority reports that 1146 individuals have been impacted by Cyclone Sitrang.
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Days after its inauguration, Assam seals 'Miya museum'

The museum opened on Sunday in Goalpara district's Lakhipur, a four-hour drive from the India-Bangladesh border. But the district administration shut it down and confiscated the items after Sarma's..
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4 NE states put on red alert for cyclone Sitrang

A red alert was sounded across Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura on Monday in view of the impending Cyclone Sitrang. It is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, the IMD said.
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In a first, Assam table tennis star aces exam to become cop


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Video: Rhino hit by truck in Assam, driver fined after CM Himanta Sarma's tweet

Assam: In a video tweeted by state CM, a rhinoceros was seen hit by a truck after it suddenly came onto the highway.
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Nehru gave up on Assam during ’62 war, says Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah attacked Congress here on Saturday, claiming that the party had virtually written off the entire Northeast as a part of India ever since the country’s first PM,..
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Assam and northeast placed ahead under PM Modi's leadership: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that Assam and the northeastern region have been ahead in terms of peace and development over the last eight years of BJP rule. Shah said that 70 years of..
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Union home minister Amit Shah, BJP chief J P Nadda on Assam visit from Friday


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Cong a diminishing force in Assam with no bailout in sight

Just 10 years ago, it was almost impossible for any hardcore BJP supporter to think of Assam as a saffron party-dominated state. In the 2011 Assembly election, Congress was riding high with 78 seats in..
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Rahul Gandhi leaves meeting in between, goes for jogging: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma accused Rahul Gandhi of being non-serious as a politician, behaving like "a feudal lord" and being arrogant. "The first thing is he is not fit for politics...
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Assam boat capsize: 3 missing, 19 rescued

Three people, incuding a circle officer, went missing after a mechanized boat carrying 22 passengers capsized in a tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Assam's Dhubri district on Thursday morning.
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Boat carrying around 100 people capsizes in Assam's Dhubri, rescue operations underway

Officials have said that the Bhashani-bound boat hit the post of a bridge at Adabari, around 3 km from Dhubri town, and capsized.
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Facing deluge of NRC deportation cases, SC shields all petitioners

Days after the Supreme Court passed an order staying deportation of an Assam-based woman who was declared foreigner despite allegedly being born here and though all her family members including..
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Watch: Congress vs Congress in Assam as party workers clash during meeting on Bharat Jodo Yatra

Video shows two groups of Congress party workers clash during a meeting in Assam's Dhubri district.
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'Did not break any law': Assam CM after FIR filed against him, Sadhguru for Kaziranga night safari

Assam: The two activists say the Wildlife act bans safari tours inside the national park after a scheduled time to protect the animals.
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IMD weather update: Orange alert issued in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, heavy rain warning in 25 Indian states

In Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, light to moderate rain and thundershower warnings have been issued.
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Climate Change: Out of 25 most vulnerable districts in India, 15 are in Assam

State Minister for Science, Technology, and Climate Change Keshab Mahanta stated that Karimganj topped the list out of these 15 according to survey.
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