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PTI Guwahati
Updated: 30-11-2018 19:57 IST

Assam government has declared a

public holiday under the Negotiable Instrument (NI) Act in the

state's 16 districts going to polls in the first phase of the

Panchayat elections on December 5.

All Government/Non Government offices, educational

institutions and business establishments including banks, tea

garden and industries in those 16 districts will remain closed

on the day, an official release said Friday.

The 16 districts are Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar,

Charaideo, Jorhat, Majuli, Golaghat, Nagaon, Dhemaji,

Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Morigaon, Kamrup (M)

and Kamrup District.

Panchayat elections in the state will be held in two

phases on December 5 and 9. The counting will take place on

December 12.

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