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Security personnel stand guard near the venue of a Congress party election rally in Guwahati, Assam, India
An Indian rag-picker looks for recyclable material in what is reportedly the largest rubbish tip in the state of Assam on the eve of World Environment Day in the Boragoan area of Guwahati on Thursday
Dozens of people were killed and more than a million affected as floods driven by monsoon rains ravaged the northern and eastern states of India over the weekend.
The derailed engine and carriages of the BG Express Train at Ajuri station near Morigaon district in Assam state, India, on Wednesday
A woman smokes as she arrives to cast her vote, outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
A Bodo student with a painted face shouts as hundreds of thousands of Bodo tribal people gather demanding the creation of a new state of Bodoland during a mass rally at Ghoramara in Somitpur district of Assam state, India on Tuesday. India’s ruling coalition recently endorsed the creation of a new state called Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state. The endorsement triggered other regions with the same demand in the country to stand up for their own states as well, including Bodo tribals
All Bodo Students Union activists demand the creation of a state called Bodoland during a mass rally on a national highway in Barama, in lower Assam, India. The ruling coalition endorsed carving a new state called Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, which spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met.