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Himanta Biswa Sarma


Assam CM Sarma inaugurates model schools in tea gardens

May 26, 2022 12:13 pm

The proposal to set up 200 tea garden schools was introduced in the 2017-2018 state budget by Himanta Biswa Sarma when he was the finance minister.

Shutting down madrassas, bringing UCC is for benefit of Muslims: Himanta at RSS event

May 23, 2022 6:43 am

Sarma had earlier been with the Congress for 22 years. He said betraying the Gandhi family is viewed as betraying the nation in Congress, while in the BJP, the nation is above the party.

HashtagPolitics: ‘PM Shah’, ‘Dear Home Minister Modi’, Opp reads meaning in Himanta slip of tongue

May 11, 2022 4:22 pm

The BJP maintains it was a 'human error', while the Opposition smells conspiracy to "promote" Shah as the next prime minister.

'No Muslim woman wants husband to bring 3 wives': Assam CM bats for UCC as Owaisi opposes

May 01, 2022 6:00 pm

"We are against it. The Law Commission has also said that Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is not needed in India," AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, meanwhile, spoke in favour of UCC, asserting that it's an issue for all Muslim women.

Assam’s latest ID proposal, for Assamese Muslims, raises fresh questions

April 28, 2022 8:25 am

Some see official recognition as a way to end ‘identity crisis’ for Assamese Muslims, others warn of ‘political rhetoric to isolate Bengali Muslims further’

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh to form district-level committees to solve border dispute

April 20, 2022 5:34 pm

The announcement came after Sarma met his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu in Guwahati to discuss the decades-old inter-state boundary dispute. The two chief ministers had earlier met in January for the first official talk.

Flagged infighting, but Congress didn’t act: Ripun Bora

April 30, 2022 11:07 pm

In an interview, Bora said the TMC is starting from the scratch in Assam and the party plans to reach out to the people from all spheres of life to include their needs and aspirations in its agenda.

Son of teachers, Youth Cong leader said to have joined ULFA worried for 'Assamese community'

April 19, 2022 12:46 pm

A Congress office-bearer says it is not uncommon for ‘disillusioned’ youths to gravitate towards militancy because of lack of employment and rehabilitation.

Lawmakers should voice concerns of aspirational sections: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

April 11, 2022 10:32 pm

Speaking at the inaugural function of the 8th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (India Region) (CPA) Conference at Assam Legislative Assembly in Guwahati, Birla said that the primary responsibility of the legislature is to “fulfill hopes of the people.”

Assam: 'Majority', 'minority' numbers, and CM Sarma's new calculation

April 06, 2022 11:41 am

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma's argument for defining minorities at a district level plays into the fears of Assamese nationalism, with a large section of Muslims in Assam of Bengali origin and often labelled “outsiders”.


Assam burns rhino horns to send out message on wildlife conservation

September 22, 2021 9:53 pm

This was the first time that rhino horns were publicly destroyed in this manner