Himanta Biswa Sarma: News
Himanta Biswa Sarma, born on February 1, 1969, in Jorhat, is an Indian politician from Assam belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Chief Minister of Assam. Sarma began his career at a young age when he was still pursuing a degree in law from the Government Law College, Guwahati, by taking an active part in the All Assam Students' Union (AASU). Later, he joined the Congress in 1996 and fought his first election in 2001 from Jalukbari, and won a seat in the Assam Assembly. Between 2002 and 2014, Sarma held some key portfolios (state as well as Cabinet) as Minister of State for Finance, Health, Agriculture, and Education, among others. Owing to differences with former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, he quit all the positions in 2014 and subsequently joined the BJP in 2015. He was instrumental in the BJP's win in the 2016 Assembly elections and was made the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener in the same year. He also held several key portfolios in the Cabinet of former CM Sarbananda Sonowal before being appointed as Chief Minister of Assam in 2021.
22 Jan 2023Assam
Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma revealed that he spoke to Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's 'Who is SRK' remark.
22 Jan 2023Pathaan
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Sunday that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has called him to express concern over the protests in Assam against his upcoming film Pathaan.
25 Nov 2022Amit Shah
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah urged historians to come forward and help rewrite history in the Indian context on Thursday.
23 Nov 2022Rahul Gandhi
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his bearded Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) look.
10 Nov 2022Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday, in a bid to make intentional standard surface connectivity roads in northeast states, approved several road projects worth Rs. 68,000 crore.
26 Sep 2022Kaziranga National Park
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's purported night safari at Kaziranga National Park has triggered a major row.
12 Sep 2022Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
A tweet by the Indian National Congress (INC) triggered a major political row on Monday with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blaming the grand old party for instigating violence
04 Aug 2022Assam
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday made a startling statement saying that the state is becoming the center of jihadi activities.
01 Aug 2022Jharkhand
A lawyer fighting two PILs against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was arrested in Kolkata on Sunday.
31 Jul 2022Jharkhand
A Congress MLA from Jharkhand has now revealed that his colleagues jailed in Bengal over the seizure of cash worth lakhs have urged him to accompany them to Guwahati to meet Assam Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma.
20 Jul 2022Assam
Renowned singer and music composer Zubeen Garg was admitted to a hospital in Assam's Dibrugarh town on Wednesday.
16 Jul 2022Assam
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, and Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, reached a deal on Friday to settle their long-running border dispute.
03 Jul 2022Chennai
Popular Assamese actor, model, and dancer Kishor Das is no more.
26 Jun 2022Assam
In the past 24 hours, at least four more citizens, including two children, have died in floods in Assam, bringing the total number of deaths to 121.
25 Jun 2022Assam
The death toll due to floods in Assam rose to 118 on Saturday, while the Cachar district's Silchar town remained submerged in water for the sixth consecutive day, said officials.
23 Jun 2022Assam
The floods in Assam continued to wreak havoc with 12 more people, including four children, dying on Wednesday.
21 Jun 2022Meghalaya
The flood and landslide situation in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh has worsened into a major crisis with more deaths and devastation being reported on Monday.
17 Jun 2022Meghalaya
Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, killing at least 16 people as water levels in key rivers are on the rise.
09 Jun 2022Asom Gana Parishad
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday extended his cabinet for the first time since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition came to power in the state once again last year.
03 Jun 2022Assam
In the latest update on the alleged Assam PPE kit scam, the Assam National Health Mission's (NHM) Right to Information (RTI) replies showed businessman Rajib Bora's firm received lucrative PPE kit orders in March 2020.
02 Jun 2022Assam
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, the wife of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Wednesday denied allegations of a scam by her company in the supply of PPE kits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
23 May 2022Assam
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said shutting down madrassas (Islamic educational institutions) and implementing Uniform Civil Code would benefit Muslims.
22 May 2022Assam
Bulldozers demolished the homes of "those who were involved in setting fire to the police station," police officers said, a day after a mob of 40 people set fire to a police station in Assam's Nagaon district over an alleged custodial death case of a local resident.
18 May 2022Assam
Floodwater entered fresh areas in Assam as incessant rainfall continued on Tuesday.
02 May 2022Narendra Modi
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Monday alleged his recent arrest was a pre-planned conspiracy "designed" by the Prime Minister's Office to "destroy" him ahead of the 2022 Gujarat polls.
07 Apr 2022Karnataka
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that al-Qaeda will never understand the significance of wearing uniforms in educational institutions, but Indian Muslims will.
29 Mar 2022Ministry Of Home Affairs
Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.
13 Feb 2022Rashtriya Janata Dal
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary on Sunday lashed out at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma probably in response to his controversial remark about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
07 Feb 2022Assam
The Assam government on Monday decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions and night curfews from February 15.
03 Feb 2022Lok Sabha
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday in Parliament and sought an apology from him.
25 Jan 2022Jyotiraditya Scindia
With the exit of senior Congress leader RPN Singh on Tuesday, the party has lost yet another leader from its fold days before the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
12 Oct 2021Taliban
Thirteen people out of the 15 arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Assam over pro-Taliban posts on social media have been granted bail by local courts.
28 Sep 2021Assam
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said his government is making efforts to revive the COVID-19 hit tourism industry by lifting restrictions from November 1 as the COVID-19 situation in Assam has considerably improved.
24 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
The situation remained tense at the Dholpur Gorukhuti area in Assam's Darrang district, where a police firing killed two people on Thursday.
30 Aug 2021Supreme Court Of India
Over eight lakh people in Assam are struggling to get their Aadhaar enrollments done as their biometrics were frozen during the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
28 Aug 2021Meghalaya
Meghalaya's Deputy Superintendent of Police Firoz Rahman, who was severely injured in a mob attack at the state's border with Assam, alleged on Saturday the Assam Police that was "battle-ready" sensing trouble in the area did not help him when he was assaulted, which may have been the result of instigation by some of its personnel.
12 Aug 2021Assam
Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain arrived in Guwahati on Thursday to a warm welcome as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma received her at the airport.
11 Aug 2021Assam
A dacoit was killed in a police encounter when he attempted to escape from custody in Assam's Darrang district on Wednesday, a senior officer said.