Articles about Himanta Biswa Sarma
01 Aug 2021
Mizoram to 'relook' FIR against Assam CM after inter-state violence
After the Mizoram Police named Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in an FIR related to an inter-state border row, the Mizoram government Sunday said that it will review the case.
31 Jul 2021
Eat more beef than chicken, mutton, fish: BJP minister
BJP minister in the Meghalaya government Sanbor Shullai encouraged the people of the state to eat more beef than chicken, mutton, and fish, dispelling the apprehension that his party was against it.
31 Jul 2021
Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Both states' officials, including Assam CM, booked
The Assam-Mizoram border dispute is worsening by the day and the issue has taken a new turn as both states have now booked each other's top officials.
27 Jul 2021
7-member Congress committee to assess Assam-Mizoram border violence
The Indian National Congress on Tuesday constituted a seven-member committee to assess the Assam-Mizoram border dispute and the "ensuing violence that cost the lives of police personnel."
26 Jul 2021
6 cops killed in Assam-Mizoram border violence; Centre's intervention sought
Six police officers were killed as violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border on Monday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
21 Jul 2021
Assam cycles to wish success to Olympics boxer Lovlina Borgohain
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary, and Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia on Wednesday pedaled bicycles, wishing success to pugilist Lovlina Borgohain from Assam in Tokyo Olympics.
05 Jul 2021
Assam launches incentive scheme to boost orthodox, specialty tea production
The Assam government rolled out an incentive scheme to boost the production of orthodox and specialty tea, which have high demand in overseas markets and can help planters fetch better prices, on Sunday.
02 Jun 2021
Assam: Doctor brutally assaulted by mob after COVID-19 patient dies
A junior doctor posted at a coronavirus facility was mercilessly thrashed by a mob on Tuesday after a COVID-19 patient died during the treatment, allegedly due to a shortage of oxygen.
15 May 2021
Banned ULFA(I) outfit announces three-month ceasefire due to COVID-19
The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.
09 May 2021
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow
Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to be the next Chief Minister of Assam replacing incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal at the top post.
08 May 2021
Sonowal, Himanta Sarma reach Delhi amid suspense over Assam CM
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, notably the most influential Minister in the State Cabinet, today flew down to national capital Delhi to meet the top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
27 Apr 2021
Classes will be suspended if cases cross 100: Assam minister
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to suspend physical classes up to Class 8 in districts where COVID-19 cases have crossed 100 on a particular day.
03 Apr 2021
BJP's Himanta Sarma challenges 48-hour campaign ban in Gauhati HC
Assam Minister and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Friday barred from election campaigning ahead of the third and final round of Assembly polls in the state.
04 Feb 2021
145 fall ill after having biryani at Assam Government event
As many as 145 people were hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning in Assam's Karbi Anglong district after having biryani at a government function attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, prompting authorities to order an inquiry on Wednesday, officials said.
23 Nov 2020
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies
Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.
14 Oct 2020
Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.
27 Jun 2020
Lockdown: These regions have imposed restrictions beyond June 30
India looks forward to the second phase of easing lockdown restrictions, dubbed 'Unlock 2.0', even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. On Saturday, India reported a record spike in daily new cases, taking the total number of cases past 5 lakh.
26 Jun 2020
Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks
Some parts of Gurugram, Haryana, will be locked down for two weeks to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases, a report in The Times of India said on Friday.
24 Jun 2020
Manipur: BJP-led coalition faces crisis, rebel MLAs flown to Delhi
The BJP-led coalition in Manipur is facing an existential crisis after nine MLAs, three from the saffron party itself, withdrew support from Chief Minister N Biren Singh's government on June 17.
08 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 2.5 lakh after biggest spike yet
India on Sunday recorded roughly 11,000 new coronavirus infections, marking its biggest spike. The nationwide tally has now surged past 2.5 lakh while the death toll stood at 7,205.
21 May 2020
14-day quarantine not required for domestic fliers: Hardeep Singh Puri
As domestic flight operations are set to resume from Monday, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said there will be no quarantine for passengers.
14 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000
On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.
11 Mar 2020
Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?
Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.
13 Feb 2020
Assam to convert state-run madrassas, Sanskrit centers into regular schools
The Assam government plans to shut all state-run madrassas and Sanskrit 'tols' (centers of learning), state Finance and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
27 Jan 2020
After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding
A manhunt of sorts has been launched to nab Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who gave an inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16.
10 Jan 2020
Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.
10 Jan 2020
"Promotional strategy": BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma on Deepika's JNU visit
This week, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone stunned everyone by turning up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to lend solidarity towards protesting students.
02 Jan 2020
Assam: Videos of police violence at anti-CAA protests viral
Reports of police brutality emerge from Assam as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued on the first day of the new year.
28 Dec 2019
CAA cut-off 2014 because Modi became PM: Assam Finance Minister
As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue to rage across the nation, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed a rally over the contentious legislation in Morigaon district.
20 Dec 2019
Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days
In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
18 Dec 2019
SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today
Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.
17 Dec 2019
Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume
The curfew imposed in Assam's capital Guwahati was lifted on Tuesday, but with a rider. The restrictions will remain in place during the night, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced yesterday.
12 Dec 2019
Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused quite a stir in the Northeastern state of Assam. Since Wednesday, when the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, protests have intensified, triggering curfews, the suspension of internet services, and utter mayhem.
22 Oct 2019
Assam: Soon, those with 2+ kids won't get government jobs
The Assam government, run by BJP, has come up with a new plan to keep a check on population.
31 Aug 2019
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari says NRC is "needed" in Delhi
On the day when Assam's final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released, Bharatiya Janata Party's Manoj Tiwari made a controversial remark.
17 Jul 2019
Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds
Assam battered due to floods, found no respite on Tuesday with the death toll reaching 20. The number of people who have been affected by incessant rains touched 52 lakh, while only 1.5 lakh have been taken to relief centers.
06 Jul 2019
Encephalitis alert in Assam; 50 deaths reported so far
The government of Assam, where Japanese Encephalitis has claimed 50 lives since April, has canceled the leaves of all government doctors and health department employees until September-end to deal with the disease outbreak in the state.
13 May 2019
26-year-old girl, arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee's meme, moves SC
When governments fail citizens, they turn towards the courts. And Priyanka Sharma is following the same path.
02 Feb 2019
Assam fuming over BJP leader's assault, protests continue
The Karbi Anglong district in Assam witnessed unrest on Friday as protesters took to streets with their respective demands.
31 Jan 2019
Assam: BJP leader thrashed by protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Amid the tense situation in Assam over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a BJP leader was on Wednesday thrashed and manhandled by protesters in the Tinsukia district of the state.