Sarbananda Sonowal: News

15 Nov 2022

Travel And Tourism

World's longest river cruise set to start from January 2023

The Indian government is all set to launch the world's longest luxury river cruise in January 2023.

25 Jun 2022


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 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.

27 Jan 2022

Republic Day

BSF inducts 3 indigenous floating out-post vessels

The Border Security Force (BSF) has inducted three new Floating Border Out-Post (FBOP) vessels to protect the maritime borders of the country.

08 May 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma

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).

28 Apr 2021


6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Assam early this morning, the National Center for Seismology confirmed.

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.

19 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.

26 Sep 2020


Assam: African swine fever spreads; government orders culling of pigs

The Northeastern state of Assam has been hit by African swine fever (ASF), prompting the state government to order the culling of 12,000 pigs.

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

Today, news in the world of entertainment was about a veteran singer's death, updates on a couple of much-awaited flicks, more goodness by Sonu Sood, and some major developments in the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death.

20 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

India on Sunday touched another grim milestone as new coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000-mark for the first time.

16 Jul 2020


Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

Assam has been suffering due to floods for days now. Houses are destroyed, lives have been lost and the state's battle against coronavirus is also derailed.

27 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

'Golden future for Assam': Government signs Bodo peace accord

The Centre on Monday signed a key accord with the government of Assam and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

21 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).

08 Jan 2020


Amid anger against CAA, Modi to skip event in Guwahati

The Northeast is burning since Centre got the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed in the Parliament. It became an act after President's assent on Decemeber 13.

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.

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.

17 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

15 Dec 2019


Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes

After the Citizenship (Amendment) Act stirred havoc in the Northeast, Home Minister Amit Shah has hinted that some changes to the legislation may be in order.

13 Dec 2019


As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has finally spoken about the unrest in his state and promised to take strong action against those indulging in violence.

12 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

12 Dec 2019


Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

Late last evening, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, amid widespread protests in the Northeast.

28 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Muslims would keep having more kids: MP on Assam's two-child-policy

Recently, the Assam government, led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced that those having more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs.

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.

Assam: Final NRC list out, over 19 lakh left out

The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list released at 10 AM today, four years after the gargantuan process to disenfranchise illegal Bangladeshi immigrants started.

09 Aug 2019


Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

17 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

23 Feb 2019


Assam: 68 tea plantation workers die after consuming illegal alcohol

Less than a fortnight after more than 100 people died due to consumption of illicit alcohol in Northern India, around 68 people died in Assam after drinking bootlegged liquor.

03 Feb 2019


Ariban Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri to protest Citizenship-Bill

On Sunday, veteran Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma announced that he would like to return his Padma Shri award to protest against the Central government's Citizenship Bill.

02 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

30 Jan 2019


Assam: Three-year-old's black jacket removed by security, CM orders probe

A video of a mother removing the black jacket of her three-year-old on orders of security personnel on Tuesday in Assam has gone viral on social media, prompting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to order an inquiry.

02 Jan 2019


9th All India Police Commando Competition begins in Assam

The ninth All India Police Commando Competition, organized under the aegis of Assam Rifles was inaugurated by Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy at Karbi Anglong Sports Association (KASA) Stadium at Karbi Anglong district headquarters in Assam, officials said.

25 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam today, in a bid to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the man who commenced the project.

18 Nov 2018


Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

Over 35.5 lakh people of the 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), haven't yet come forward for inclusion in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.

23 Oct 2018


Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why

First-time BJP MLA Terash Gowalla today said he has sent his resignation letter from the Assam Assembly to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

18 Oct 2018


Assam celebrates Kati Bihu festival; Governor, CM extend best wishes

Assam's third Bihu festival, known as Kati Bihu, was being celebrated across the state on Thursday, officials said.

07 Sep 2018


Man convicted of gangrape, murder of minor gets death penalty

A court in Assam today awarded death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the prime accused in the gangrape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in the state's Nagaon district in March.

02 Sep 2018


Assam lynching: Chargesheet against 48 accused filed

On Saturday, Assam police filed a chargesheet against 48 accused in the lynching of businessman Abhijit Nath and musician Nilotpal Das.

02 Aug 2018

West Bengal

Assam: NRC protests tense after police detain TMC-team at airport

Protests over NRC in Assam turned tense as police refused to let a TMC delegation from West Bengal (WB) leave the Silchar airport.