Himanta Biswa Sarma

'We are a 6,000-year-old civilisation': Himanta bats for Hindu immigrants, slams CAA critics

"People who believe India started in 1947 find a difference between Assamese and Hinduism/Indians. Those who believe India started 6,000 years ago don't see that difference," he said.

published on : 18th February 2021

Not willing to contest assembly poll, informed BJP a year ago: Himanta Biswa Sarma

He, however, said that if the party decides to field him to contest the poll likely to be held in March-April, he will honour the decision.

published on : 18th February 2021

Two journalists arrested for attempt to 'malign' Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

The website later apologized for not mentioning that the girl in the photo was the minister's daughter and blamed others for sharing it with the intent to defame Sarma.

published on : 17th February 2021

Bodoland People's Front not to be part of BJP-led NDA in Assam elections: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The BJP is currently the single largest party in the 126-member Assam house with 60 MLAs, while its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BPF now have 13 and 11 lawmakers respectively.

published on : 14th February 2021

Assam slashes fuel, liquor prices; Opposition terms it 'poll gimmick'

Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said petrol and diesel would be cheaper by Rs 5 from Friday midnight. 

published on : 12th February 2021

Ahead of Assam polls, Sonowal govt holds teacher recruitment drive, 29,701 get jobs

CM Sarbananda Sonowal, who also spoke at the appointment letter distribution ceremony, said he had made an announcement last August 15 that the state government would give 50,000 jobs.

published on : 5th February 2021

Sole aim of Congress, other regional parties is to bring Babur's rule in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Addressing a rally, the senior BJP leader also asked the opposition whether Hindus will be able to follow their faith if it forms the government.

published on : 24th January 2021

Assam government to give scooters, financial incentives to girl students: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The state government will provide scooters to all girl students who passed in the first division from the state board even if the number crosses a lakh, Sarma said.

published on : 4th January 2021

Assam preparing list of people to administer COVID vaccine: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The government is expecting to receive the first batch of vaccine in March-April, Sarma said.

published on : 4th January 2021

Pre-poll tamasha brewing in Assam as some Congress MLAs likely to cross over to the BJP 

The names of at least three Congress MLAs are doing the rounds. One is that of Ajanta Neog, who is a former minister. She met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday.

published on : 18th December 2020

Bodoland polls: UPPL chief Pramod Bodo to be council chief, oath-taking on Tuesday

Five council members -- two from UPPL, two from BJP, and one from GSP -- will also be sworn in as executive panel members, state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

published on : 14th December 2020

Covid-19: Assam to lift all academic curbs from January 1

All schools will reopen but everyone will wear masks and maintain social distancing, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

published on : 14th December 2020

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma blamed for attack on Bodo leader’s convoy

The six-vehicle convoy of Pramod Bodo was attacked with stones and wooden planks by the miscreants in the Kokrajhar district on Wednesday evening. 

published on : 10th December 2020

Assam mulls law which will make a bride, groom to declare religion, source of income

The Assam government move comes amidst the raging controversy over “love jihad” in the country.

published on : 30th November 2020

Assam to reopen elementary schools from January 1 as neighbours remain wary

The decision on the reopening of schools was in accordance with an order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

published on : 30th November 2020
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