from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former kingdom of extreme northeast India, now a state separated from the rest of the country by Bangladesh. The kingdom was founded by invaders from Burma and China in the 13th century.
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- proper n. A state in north-eastern India
- proper n. The former realm it was named after
- proper n. A black tea named after the above Indian region where it is grown.
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- n. state in northeastern India
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KOKRAJHAR (ASSAM): Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday put the onus of holding peace talks on the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), saying the government was ready for negotiations.
TEZPUR (ASSAM): At least four people including a CRPF jawan were injured when ULFA militants hurled a hand grenade at the busy Lakhsmi mandir area in Tezpur town of Assam on Wednesday, police sources said.
One said, 'I believe the revival in Assam is a genuine work of grace, because the people are paying their old debts.'
The whole of your baggage in Assam is carried by coolies.
It continued throughout the summer, even after the British administration in Assam ordered an end to the rescue because it wrongly believed the stragglers had been picked up.
Similarly at the other end of the country in Assam, some militants rounded up Bihari labourers and shot them dead, because they felt that their local ethnicity was threatened by an infusion of these "foriegners".
In one the most horrific recent cases, a family of four of the Santhal tribe in Assam were stoned and buried alive for allegedly cursing a relative of the village chief.
At least one attack in Assam culminated in the severed heads of two “witches” being taken as trophies and paraded in the streets.
I wasn't aware of the incident in Assam, and I should have noted the lack of a reaction to the Bangkok bombings.
Events in Assam should have made the news here as well, but perhaps I just missed it.