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. 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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma soon after he took oath as chief minister of Assam on Monday...
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By taking oath on Monday, Himanta Biswa Sarma has perhaps become the first former Congress leader to become the chief minister in a BJP-ruled state. There are..
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was sworn in as the 15th chief minister of Assam on Monday. He replaced former CM Sarbananda Sonowal.
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The company is supplying vaccines to Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana,..
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Himanta Biswa Sarma is believed to have played a major role in the Congress party's win in the 2011 assembly elections.
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Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Sri Sri Daul Govinda Mandir in North Guwahati ahead of swearing-in as Assam CM.
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Sarma will be administered the oath of office by the Governor on Monday at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra at 12 noon.
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Why did BJP’s central leadership pick Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam’s next CM over incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal? While there might never be an official..
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Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected as the new chief minister of Assam during a BJP legislative party meeting.
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BJP’s strongest man in the northeast, 52-year-old Himanta Biswa Sarma will be sworn-in as Assam’s next chief minister on Monday. The BJP legislature party on..
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Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to be the next chief minister of Assam pipping Sarbananda Sonowal to the post. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday...
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The defeats are viewed as serious because Congress failed to win Kerala which has a tradition to alternating between LDF and UDF, besides ending up behind ruling..
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The defeats are viewed as serious because Congress failed to win Kerala which has a tradition to alternating between LDF and UDF, besides ending up behind ruling..
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Newly-elected BJP MLAs in Assam will meet on Sunday to finalise the selection of the new chief minister of the state amid likelihood of Himanta Biswa Sarma..
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The BJP on Saturday named Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and its general secretary Arun Singh as central observers for the election of the leader of its..
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Both incumbent Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Sarma were on Friday called to New Delhi by the BJP central leadership, apparently to..
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday chaired a meeting of all party MPs from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to assess the situation arising out of the second..
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Top officials including the Medical Inspector of Plantations and officials from the health department have been sent to take stock of the situation.
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An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter Scale hit Sonitpur on Wednesday as per the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). This is the third earthquake in..
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