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Assam floods: Indian Railways' Northeast Frontier Railway cancels 29 trains, check full list here
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Assam floods: Indian Railways' Northeast Frontier Railway cancels 29 trains, check full list here

North Frontier Railway said that waterlogging and landslides following the incessant rain in several areas in Lumding-Badarpur hill section of Lumding division, has led to cancellation of train services

Assam floods: 3 killed, several missing, 57,000 affected as torrential rains play havoc in state
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Assam floods: 3 killed, several missing, 57,000 affected as torrential rains play havoc in state

More than 17 trains have been cancelled/partially cancelled by the Indian Railways due to damage of tracks and bridges at 26 locations on a 76-km stretch. Meanwhile, two trains have been suspended, leaving thousands of passengers stranded

Assam: Three killed during landslide in Dima Hasao, around 25,000 people affected; flood alert issued
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Assam: Three killed during landslide in Dima Hasao, around 25,000 people affected; flood alert issued

The hill district has been ravaged by flash floods and massive landslides at several places, snapping rail and road links from other parts of the state

Who is Assam’s ‘Lady Singham’ and why is the police officer in trouble now?
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Who is Assam’s ‘Lady Singham’ and why is the police officer in trouble now?

Junmoni Rabha first rose to fame for standing up to a politician, who was asking her to shirk her responsibilities, and then filing a case against her fraudster fiancé, which led to his arrest. Now there are accusations that the cop was involved in her lover’s crimes

Rhino left bleeding at Assam's Orang National Park after suspected poachers cut off horn
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Rhino left bleeding at Assam's Orang National Park after suspected poachers cut off horn

The Forest and Wildlife Department suspects that it's a case of poaching where the poachers tranquillized the rhino before taking away its horn.

Assam tackling illegal migration, Bengal is not, says Home Minister Amit Shah
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Assam tackling illegal migration, Bengal is not, says Home Minister Amit Shah

Trinamool Congress was quick to respond calling the home minister's claim a white lie and pointing out that stopping illegal migration was the job of the BSF which the central government runs

Confident that AFSPA will be completely withdrawn soon from entire Assam: Amit Shah
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Confident that AFSPA will be completely withdrawn soon from entire Assam: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that due to the efforts of the Centre and CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, most of the militant outfits have entered into peace agreements

Assam woman killed, hung from tree on suspicion of practicing witchcraft: Police
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Assam woman killed, hung from tree on suspicion of practicing witchcraft: Police

The woman's husband informed the headman who in turn, filed a police complaint on the same day

Assam: Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Kamakhya Temple
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Assam: Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Kamakhya Temple

Shah is in the state for a two-day tour to inaugurate and launch several projects on the first anniversary of the Sarma-led state government

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam on 9 May
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Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam on 9 May

Amit Shah will begin his tour by visiting a Border Out Post (BOP) at Mankachar on Monday and interact with the BSF personnel

Watch | Storm hits Assam's Barpeta district; several houses destroyed
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Watch | Storm hits Assam's Barpeta district; several houses destroyed

The northeastern state has been receiving heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms since the beginning of April

Assam BJP, coalition partners meet to discuss future development schemes
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Assam BJP, coalition partners meet to discuss future development schemes

The Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government will be completing its first year in office on 10 May when Amit Shah is scheduled to attend a public rally at Guwahati

GhoseSpot | A year into government, why states have so little to show except perhaps Himanta’s Assam
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GhoseSpot | A year into government, why states have so little to show except perhaps Himanta’s Assam

Five new state governments — in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry — were sworn into office in the second week of May last year

Thousands participate in ‘Yoga Utsav’ in Sivasagar in Assam
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Thousands participate in ‘Yoga Utsav’ in Sivasagar in Assam

The event is aimed at creating awareness about the various dimensions of Yoga and its ability to enrich human lives

Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ratan Tata inaugurate seven state-of-the-art cancer hospitals
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Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ratan Tata inaugurate seven state-of-the-art cancer hospitals

Speaking at the event in Dibrugarh, the prime minister said that his government has also focussed on preventive healthcare with yoga, fitness and cleanliness

Explained: What is Assam’s ID proposal for Muslims and why is it being opposed?
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Explained: What is Assam’s ID proposal for Muslims and why is it being opposed?

A panel has recommended that five sub-groups of Assamese Muslims – Syed, Goriya, Moria, Deshi and Julha – should be clearly mentioned and recognised in the government notification

Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border
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Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border

The Central government had amended the BSF Act to authorise the paramilitary force to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a 50 km stretch, from the International Border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam

PM Narendra Modi in Assam today to launch several development projects
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PM Narendra Modi in Assam today to launch several development projects

The prime minister will also address the ‘Peace, Unity & Development Rally’ at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district in Assam

Model hospitals under Tata Trusts' cancer network coming up in Assam
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Model hospitals under Tata Trusts' cancer network coming up in Assam

Besides catering to Assam, the network of hospitals will serve the entire northeastern region, as the locations have been strategically chosen

Assam: Govt declares holiday on 28 April in Dibrugarh, Karbi Anglong districts on account of PM Modi's visit
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Assam: Govt declares holiday on 28 April in Dibrugarh, Karbi Anglong districts on account of PM Modi's visit

A notification issued by Avinash Joshi, Principal Secretary of the General Administration Department of the Assam government said that all state government offices, educational institutions etc within Dibrugarh and Karbi Anglong districts will remain closed on 28 April