Himanta Biswa Sarma
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.