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As·sam 1

A state of northeast India, located primarily in the valley of the Brahmaputra River. Before the British colonization of India, Assam was a powerful kingdom founded by invaders from Burma and China in the 13th century.

As·sam 2

A variety of black tea grown in the Indian state of Assam.
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(ˈæsæm; Malay ˈasam)
(Cookery) (in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind
[from Malay asam sour]


1. (Placename) a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
2. (Plants) a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam
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a state in NE India. 22,414,322; 30,283 sq. mi. (78,438 sq. km). Cap.: Guwahati.
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Noun1.Assam - state in northeastern IndiaAssam - state in northeastern India    
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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The best are Lapsing Souchong, Assam Pekoe, rare Ankoe, Flowery Pekoe, Howqua's mixture, Scented Caper, Padral tea, black Congou, and green Twankey.
The publication of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31 in the eastern state of Assam in India has opened a pandora's box.
According to Tejas Mariswamy, Guwahati Zoo, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), while the turtles were bred in Hayagriva Madhava Temple situated in Hajo and Ugratara Temple in Guwahati, they were nurtured at conservation facility at Assam State Zoo.
The Indian High Commission in Colombo has released a press statement India updating its National Register of its citizens in Assam.
GUWAHATI, INDIA: Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India's northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics said targeted the region's Muslim minority.
Flood waters in Assam rose overnight with the Brahmaputra River, which flows down from the Himalayas into Bangladesh, and its tributaries still in spate.
The latest row over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state of Assam is actually the continuation of anti-foreigner agitation launched by the All Assam Student Union (AASU) in the 80s, although its successor the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the BJP's ally in the state government, is keeping a low profile in this matter.
The Assam Accord was never executed and it was practically forgotten until Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power In New Delhi in 2014 and two years later captured the Assam state government and re-ignited the citizenship issue with full force in the form of NRC.
Granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from Muslim majority countries would make the large number of Hindu migrants from Bangladesh living in Assam eligible for Indian citizenship while Muslims who migrated long ago would continue to be illegal migrants.
The establishment of our Consulate in Guwahati in February this year is a reflection of our desire to foster greater cooperation with the people of Assam for a shared future for harmony and prosperity,' said Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen.
"Today I am happy to announce five commitments for Assam over the next three years.