Sarbananda Sonowal: News

14 May 2024

US State Department

US warns of 'potential sanctions' for business deals with Iran

The United States has issued a warning to all nations considering business deals with Iran, saying that they run the "potential risk of sanctions."

19 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Top contests in phase 1 

The much-awaited 2024 Lok Sabha elections began on Friday with voting for the first phase of the seven-phase polls.

18 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for first phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the first phase of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections began at 7:00am on Friday.

31 Mar 2024

Asom Gana Parishad

'Marry again before polls, or else...': Himanta's advice to MP 

In a jab at Muslim MP Badruddin Ajmal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said if the former wishes to marry a "second or third wife," he should do so before the Lok Sabha elections.

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


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.

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.

08 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

15 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

29 Jul 2018


Center approves 264km-long 4-lane highway along Indo-Bhutan border: Assam CM

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday said the Center agreed in principle to construct a 264km-long four-lane highway along the Indo-Bhutan border.

10 Jul 2017


Why discontinue Sanitary napkins scheme: Congress to Arunachal Pradesh Govt.

Calling the Arunachal Pradesh govt inept to work for people's welfare, Congress party demanded the relaunch of Sanitary Napkins scheme.

05 Aug 2016

Narendra Modi

Terrorists attack Kokrajhar; 14 killed

Terrorists attacked a busy market in the Kokrajhar district of Assam, killing 14 civilians and injuring several others.