Himanta Biswa Sarma
04 Feb 2021
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.
14 Oct 2020
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.
27 Jun 2020
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
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
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
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
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
On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.
11 Mar 2020
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
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
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
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.
10 Jan 2020
This week, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone stunned everyone by turning up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to lend solidarity towards protesting students.
28 Dec 2019
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.
17 Dec 2019
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.
22 Oct 2019
The Assam government, run by BJP, has come up with a new plan to keep a check on population.
31 Aug 2019
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 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
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
When governments fail citizens, they turn towards the courts. And Priyanka Sharma is following the same path.
02 Feb 2019
The Karbi Anglong district in Assam witnessed unrest on Friday as protesters took to streets with their respective demands.
31 Jan 2019
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.
23 Oct 2018
Protesters today tried to put up blockades on railway tracks and disrupt train services across Assam as part of the 12-hour state-wide bandh called by 46 organizations against the Citizenship Bill.
12 Mar 2018
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would present the state's first e-Budget at the Legislative Assembly in Guwahati on Monday.
06 Mar 2018
National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma has emerged as the winner in the battles of the Sangmas. He took oath as the CM today.
05 Mar 2018
The Supreme Court, on Monday, admitted a plea seeking the implementation of the Justice Lodha Committee's reforms on the Badminton Association of India (BAI).
04 Mar 2018
A hung verdict in Meghalaya has left India's two biggest parties scrambling to garner support to form the government.
03 Mar 2018
Vote-counting is underway in North-East's poll-bound states. It is now clear that BJP will be a part of all the three governments.
24 Nov 2017
After two days of facing backlash over his comments linking cancer to "divine justice", Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has offered an 'unconditional apology' while accusing the media and opposition of distorting his statements.
31 Oct 2017
A panel of state finance ministers headed by Assam FM Himanta Biswa Sarma had recommended that goods and services tax (GST) on restaurants be reduced from 18% to 12%.
18 Oct 2017
The revision of tax rates under the GST could make eating out cheaper: effective tax rates in AC restaurants came down from 20.1% to 18%.
06 Oct 2017
In a shocking development, at least seven newborns have died in Assam's Fakkhrudin Ali Ahmed Medical College in Barpeta in less than a day.
13 Jul 2017
After the exemption granted to other hilly states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, the SC granted an exemption to Arunachal Pradesh from its liquor ban.
20 Mar 2017
Manipur's BJP Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh won the floor test in the Manipur assembly, having got support from 33 MPs.
15 Mar 2017
The BJP's N Biren Singh has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Manipur, while the NPP's Y Joykumar Singh took oath as the deputy chief minister.
14 Mar 2017
The BJP has named N Biren Singh as their Chief Ministerial candidate in Manipur. Singh was the only potential Chief Ministerial candidate within the BJP.
13 Mar 2017
BJP submitted a list of 32 MLAs who support the party, to Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah, proving that they have the majority in the state.
08 Feb 2017
Propelling the consciousness towards elderly parents, the Assam government has moved to associate geriatric care to the salary of its employees.