Himanta Biswa Sarma

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14-day quarantine not required for domestic flyers: Hardeep Singh Puri

21 May 2020

14-day quarantine not required for domestic flyers: 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.

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

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.

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

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.

Assam to convert state-run madrassas, Sanskrit centers into regular schools

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.

After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

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.

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

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.

"Promotional strategy": BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma on Deepika's JNU visit

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.

CAA cut-off 2014 because Modi became PM: Assam Finance Minister

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.

Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

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.

Assam: Soon, those with 2+ kids won't get 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.

BJP leader Manoj Tiwari says NRC is "needed" in Delhi

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.

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

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.

Encephalitis alert in Assam; 50 deaths reported so far

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.

26-year-old girl, arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee's meme, moves SC

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.

Assam fuming over BJP leader's assault, protests continue

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.

Assam: BJP leader thrashed by protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

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.

#AssamBandh: Protesters squat on tracks, try to disrupt rail services

23 Oct 2018

#AssamBandh: Protesters squat on tracks, try to disrupt rail services

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.

Assam Finance Minister to present state's first e-Budget today

12 Mar 2018

Assam Finance Minister to present state's first e-Budget today

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would present the state's first e-Budget at the Legislative Assembly in Guwahati on Monday.

Meghalaya swearing-in ceremony: Conrad Sangma takes oath as CM

06 Mar 2018

Meghalaya swearing-in ceremony: Conrad Sangma takes oath as CM

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.

Badminton: Supreme Court wants implementation of Lodha reforms on BAI

05 Mar 2018

Badminton: Supreme Court wants implementation of Lodha reforms on BAI

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).

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

04 Mar 2018

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

A hung verdict in Meghalaya has left India's two biggest parties scrambling to garner support to form the government.

How has BJP expanded its Northeast footprint?

03 Mar 2018

How has BJP expanded its Northeast footprint?

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.

Himanta Sarma's 'unconditional apology' after linking cancer to 'divine justice'

24 Nov 2017

Himanta Sarma's 'unconditional apology' after linking cancer to 'divine justice'

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.

GST on restaurants to reduce, but may not benefit customers

31 Oct 2017

GST on restaurants to reduce, but may not benefit customers

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%.

Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST

18 Oct 2017

Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST

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%.

Gorakhpur again? 7 newborns die in Assam hospital in 22hrs

06 Oct 2017

Gorakhpur again? 7 newborns die in Assam hospital in 22hrs

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.

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

13 Jul 2017

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

After the exemption granted to other hilly states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, the SC granted an exemption to Arunachal Pradesh from its liquor ban.

BJP wins floor test in Manipur

20 Mar 2017

BJP wins floor test in Manipur

Manipur's BJP Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh won the floor test in the Manipur assembly, having got support from 33 MPs.

Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM

15 Mar 2017

Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM

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.

BJP names Biren Singh as CM candidate, Ibobi Singh quits

14 Mar 2017

BJP names Biren Singh as CM candidate, Ibobi Singh quits

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.

Manipur Results: BJP gets the required numbers

13 Mar 2017

Manipur Results: BJP gets the required numbers

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.

Take care of parents or suffer pay deduction: Assam government

08 Feb 2017

Take care of parents or suffer pay deduction: Assam government

Propelling the consciousness towards elderly parents, the Assam government has moved to associate geriatric care to the salary of its employees.