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Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new Assam CM; BJP unanimously elects him as state Legislature Party chief
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Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new Assam CM; BJP unanimously elects him as state Legislature Party chief

Sarma's name was proposed by former chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and seconded by BJP state party president Ranjeet Kumar Dass

Assam BJP MLAs to pick state's next chief minister in presence of central observers on Sunday
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Assam BJP MLAs to pick state's next chief minister in presence of central observers on Sunday

The party's central leadership had summoned chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, both contenders for the top post, to New Delhi on Saturday for discussions on government formation

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Sarbananda Sonowal meet JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi; no word on CM face
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Himanta Biswa Sarma, Sarbananda Sonowal meet JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi; no word on CM face

Sonowal, who belongs to Assam's indigenous Sonowal-Kachari tribals, and Sarma, an Assamese Brahmin who is the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance, are top contenders for the chief minister's post

Assam verdict, NDA rule at Centre hurdles for Congress to regain foothold in North East as four states from region vote within two years
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Assam verdict, NDA rule at Centre hurdles for Congress to regain foothold in North East as four states from region vote within two years

The significance of the region can be understood from the fact that it accounts for 25 Lok Sabha seats, more than half of which come from Assam alone

Assam Class 10, 12 board exams postponed due to rise in COVID-19 cases; new dates to be announced soon
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Assam Class 10, 12 board exams postponed due to rise in COVID-19 cases; new dates to be announced soon

The state government had ordered to shut down all the lower primary schools which reported more than 100 coronavirus cases

Assam Assembly election 2021, Akhil Gogoi profile: Raijor Dal founder wins Sibsagar constituency from jail
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Assam Assembly election 2021, Akhil Gogoi profile: Raijor Dal founder wins Sibsagar constituency from jail

Gogoi became the first Assamese to win an election without hitting the campaign trail.

Assam Assembly Election 2021, Sarbananda Sonowal profile: BJP leader records second straight win from Majuli
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Assam Assembly Election 2021, Sarbananda Sonowal profile: BJP leader records second straight win from Majuli

Credited with challenging the controversial Illegal Migrants' Determination by Tribunal Act in the Supreme Court which finally scrapped it, Sonowal began his foray into politics with the All Assam Students' Union

The Forest Beneath the Mountains: Read an excerpt from Ankush Saikia's book where fiction meets history and Assam's ecology
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The Forest Beneath the Mountains: Read an excerpt from Ankush Saikia's book where fiction meets history and Assam's ecology

Weaving in local elements in its language and texture, Saikia examines issues that do not often appear in Indian fiction.

Three ONGC employees abducted by militants in Assam; police complaint filed
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Three ONGC employees abducted by militants in Assam; police complaint filed

The whereabouts of the employees are not known and the abductors have not made any contact with the family or the company so far

India must prioritise adapting eight highly vulnerable eastern cities for climate change, says report
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India must prioritise adapting eight highly vulnerable eastern cities for climate change, says report

The eight cities are Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal.

Shubho Nabo Barsho 2021: How Bengalis celebrate Pohela Boisakh to usher in new year
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Shubho Nabo Barsho 2021: How Bengalis celebrate Pohela Boisakh to usher in new year

With the year ending, the Bengali community brings home the Panjika, a book with all the important dates for the upcoming New Year

In Assam, locals struggle to find Bihu special greens owing to unplanned urbanisation, climate change
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In Assam, locals struggle to find Bihu special greens owing to unplanned urbanisation, climate change

For Rongali Bihu, the Assamese new year, a special dish is traditionally prepared — a concoction of ‘ekho-ek bidh xaak’, or 101 varieties of local leafy greens and herbs, that is believed to be beneficial to health.

Hold my FIR: Beef is not the national dish of India
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Hold my FIR: Beef is not the national dish of India

"Beef is the national dish of India," said Assam's BJP Candidate Banendra Kumar Mushahary at an election rally. Members of the right-wing Purvanchal Hindu Oika Mancha rushed to file an FIR against Mushahary's statement.

Assam Assembly Election 2021: Congress demands access to CCTV feed from strong rooms across state
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Assam Assembly Election 2021: Congress demands access to CCTV feed from strong rooms across state

The Congress also accused the Election Commission of acting "as per instructions of the BJP", adding that there are reports of people detecting EVMs being transported in private vehicles

Assam Assembly election 2021: Full list of 40 constituencies to vote on 6 April; Himanta Biswa Sarma in fray
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Assam Assembly election 2021: Full list of 40 constituencies to vote on 6 April; Himanta Biswa Sarma in fray

An array of national leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, campaigned for their respective alliance candidates

Assam: EC turns down BPF plea to postpone polls in Tamulpur after party candidate joins BJP
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Assam: EC turns down BPF plea to postpone polls in Tamulpur after party candidate joins BJP

The Bodo Peoples Front had moved the poll panel alleging that its candidate from Tamulpur, Rangja Khungur Basumatary, joined the BJP on 1 April under inducement

Assam polls: EC orders repolling in Ratabari booth after EVM found in BJP candidate's car; Congress threatens to boycott polls
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Assam polls: EC orders repolling in Ratabari booth after EVM found in BJP candidate's car; Congress threatens to boycott polls

The area also witnessed violence over the incident on Thursday night, forcing the police to fire in the air to bring the situation under control

Assam Election 2021: Setback for Congress-led Mahajot as BPF's Tamulpur candidate joins BJP ahead of polls
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Assam Election 2021: Setback for Congress-led Mahajot as BPF's Tamulpur candidate joins BJP ahead of polls

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that Rangja Khungur Basumatary, who was reportedly missing since two days, has expressed his desire to join the saffron party and retire from the election

Assam election 2021: 76.96% turnout recorded in 'peaceful' phase 2 polling; EC issues notice to Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Assam election 2021: 76.96% turnout recorded in 'peaceful' phase 2 polling; EC issues notice to Himanta Biswa Sarma

Long queues were seen outside most of the 10,592 polling stations across the 13 districts in the Barak Valley, the Hill region and parts of Central and Lower Assam since early morning

Day after Mamata Banerjee's Opposition unity call, Narendra Modi to address poll rally in Bengal
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Day after Mamata Banerjee's Opposition unity call, Narendra Modi to address poll rally in Bengal

The BJP is locked in a tightly contested election in West Bengal with the ruling Trinamool Congress