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 2023

Assam

Assam CM Sarma gets call from Shah Rukh; Here's why

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 2023

Pathaan

'Pathaan' protests: Will maintain law and order, assures Assam CM

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 2022

Amit Shah

Rewrite 'distorted' history, Centre will support: Amit Shah to historians

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah urged historians to come forward and help rewrite history in the Indian context on Thursday.

23 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

'Looks like Saddam Hussein': Assam CM Sarma mocks Rahul Gandhi

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his bearded Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) look.

10 Nov 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari approves Rs. 68,000-crore road projects for northeast states

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.

Assam: Sadhguru, CM Himanta Sarma's Kaziranga night safari triggers row

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's purported night safari at Kaziranga National Park has triggered a major row.

Why are RSS, BJP fighting Congress over 'burning' khaki shorts?

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 2022

Assam

Assam becoming center of Jihadi activities: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

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 2022

Jharkhand

Lawyer fighting PIL against Jharkhand CM Soren arrested in Kolkata

A lawyer fighting two PILs against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was arrested in Kolkata on Sunday.

31 Jul 2022

Jharkhand

Congress MLA alleges Sarma wants to bring down Jharkhand government

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 2022

Assam

'Ya Ali' crooner Zubeen Garg sustains head injury; hospitalized

Renowned singer and music composer Zubeen Garg was admitted to a hospital in Assam's Dibrugarh town on Wednesday.

16 Jul 2022

Assam

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh sign agreement to resolve decades-old border dispute

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 2022

Chennai

Assamese actor Kishor Das succumbs to cancer, dies at 30

Popular Assamese actor, model, and dancer Kishor Das is no more.

26 Jun 2022

Assam

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 121, over 25 lakh affected

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 2022

Assam

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 118, over 33 lakh affected

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 2022

Assam

Assam floods: Toll rises to 100, over 50 lakh affected

The floods in Assam continued to wreak havoc with 12 more people, including four children, dying on Wednesday.

22 Jun 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Sena rebel Shinde claims he has 40 MLAs with him

Shiv Sena's rebel MLA, Eknath Shinde, claimed on Wednesday that he has 40 MLAs with him, adding that they will carry Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva.

21 Jun 2022

Meghalaya

Northeast floods deepen into major crisis; orange alert in Mumbai

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 2022

Meghalaya

Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

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 2022

Asom Gana Parishad

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma inducts two ministers in cabinet

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.

05 Jun 2022

Assam

My wife is innocent: Assam CM on PPE kit scam

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday threatened Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for accusing him of corruption over the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

03 Jun 2022

Assam

Assam PPE kit scam: Himanta Biswa Sarma's family friend involved?

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 2022

Assam

Assam: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma's wife denies PPE kit scam

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 2022

Assam

Shutting down madrassas, bringing UCC will benefit Muslims: Assam CM

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said shutting down madrassas (Islamic educational institutions) and implementing Uniform Civil Code would benefit Muslims.

22 May 2022

Assam

Assam: After mob torches police station, homes of accused demolished

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 2022

Assam

Floods: Rain continues to batter Assam; death toll reaches 8

Floodwater entered fresh areas in Assam as incessant rainfall continued on Tuesday.

02 May 2022

Narendra Modi

'PMO's pre-planned conspiracy': Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on his arrest

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 2022

Karnataka

Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

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.

Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.

13 Feb 2022

Rashtriya Janata Dal

'Wash mouth with datun': RLD's Jayant Chaudhary slams Assam CM

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 2022

Assam

Assam to lift COVID-19 curbs, night curfew from February 15

The Assam government on Monday decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions and night curfews from February 15.

03 Feb 2022

Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday in Parliament and sought an apology from him.

25 Jan 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Congress crisis: Prominent leaders who left party recently

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 2021

Taliban

Pro-Taliban online posts: 13 people arrested under UAPA granted bail

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 2021

Assam

Assam government to lift COVID-19 restrictions from November 1: CM

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 2021

Narendra Modi

Assam: Heavy security in Dholpur after 2 killed during eviction

The situation remained tense at the Dholpur Gorukhuti area in Assam's Darrang district, where a police firing killed two people on Thursday.

Aadhaar uncertainty looms large over lakhs due to NRC limbo

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 2021

Meghalaya

Assam Police may have instigated mob attack: Meghalaya DSP

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 2021

Assam

Lovlina receives warm welcome in Assam; to be felicitated today

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 2021

Assam

Assam: Dacoit killed in police encounter; toll rises to 17

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.

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