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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (Photo: Twitter/@himantabiswa)

Assam presents its first digital budget, live streamed on social media

Assam is the second state after Andhra Pradesh to present its budget in the digital format in 2016. However, unlike the other state, Assam budget can be accessed by commpm people as it is available in Google Play Store, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told PTI.

Nagaland: BJP breaks 15-year alliance with NPF, set to form govt with NDPP in state

Curtains fell on the drama over the formation of government with Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma reaching Kohima to iron out the fine details of the coalition, christened People’s Democratic Alliance.

Meghalaya elections: Setback for Congress as NPP chief Conrad Sangma stakes claim to form government

National People’s Party’s Conrad Sangma met Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad on Sunday to stake claim to form the new government in Meghalaya. BJP’s northeast strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma who arrived in support of Sangma said that Sangma will be the next CM of Meghalaya

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Tripura: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma talks to IPFT, joint statement on alliance soon

Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also appointed BJP’s in-charge for Tripura assembly elections, said doors were open for other anti-Left Front forces in order to oust the CPI(M)-led government of Manika Sarkar in the state.

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Tripura: BJP complain of 7th party man killed by CPI(M) goons; SP says ‘normal crime’

The incident occurred in a village under Rajnagar assembly constituency of Belonia sub-division.

Tripura BJP upbeat as party puts Himanta Biswa Sarma in charge of state polls

Law and order has collapsed in Tripura: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

Addressing a public rally at Kathalaia, Sarma said, “law and order has collapsed in Tripura and people have no right to life and property. The state has been reduced to backward state by the Left Front government.”

Himanta Biswa Sarma’s controversial remarks: From ‘cancer is divine justice’ to calling Muslim migrants the enemy

This is not the first time that Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comments have created a furore among people. Earlier also he had said that BJP differentiates between Hindu and Muslim migrants from Bangladesh.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma apologises for cancer remark, says he was quoted out of context

Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “I lost my father, best friends and relatives to cancer. And everyone in Assam and outside know my passion to work on containing cancer through best possible cancer treatment facilities..”

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Twitterati think Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa should get a Nobel for health after he links cancer to sins

Assam Health Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said life-threatening diseases such as cancer and accidents were consequences of sins committed in the past. He even referred to them as “divine justice”. He went on to say that the same is mentioned in Gita and Bible.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Health Minister, says cancer is divine justice for sins committed

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “Things done in the past life, in this life, things (my) mother did, (my) father did, may be that this person had not done, but then his father had done something wrong. That divine justice will always be there.”

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People have cancer because of their sins, says Himanta Biswa Sarma; calls it divine justice

“God makes us suffer when we sin. Sometimes we come across young men getting inflicted with cancer or young men meeting with accidents. If you observe the background you will come to know that it’s divine justice.”

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Bots retweeting, block them: Himanta Biswa Sarma to Twitter

“This computer-mediated onslaught on my handle is definitely a ploy, I highly suspect, possibly by my political opponents to defame me,” Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote.

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Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on pet dog Pidi goes viral, Assam minister takes swipe

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a swipe at Rahul with a counter-tweet: “Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him while We wanted to discuss urgent Assam’s issues.”

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Attack on Australian team bus: Guwahati fans say sorry, Sarbananda Sonowal promises ‘strictest action’

Two separate groups of sports enthusiasts on the other hand gathered outside the hotel where the Aussies had put up, and also outside the LGBI Airport in Guwahati, carrying placards saying Sorry to the visiting cricket team.

GoM set up under Assam FM Himanta Biswa Sarma to review composition scheme

The GoM, constituted by the GST council headed by Union FM Arun Jaitley will examine whether the AC restaurants pass on the benefit of cost reduction under GST to consumers and if they are not, whether they should be disallowed input tax credit claims.