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Sarbananda Sonowal


Assam cabinet expansion, two new ministers sworn in

January 18, 2020 10:52 am

Both Mohan and Kishan were sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge.

NRC would’ve been correct if Assam govt did it: Sarbananda Sonowal

January 15, 2020 3:13 am

The NRC preparation in Assam started following a December 2014 order by the Supreme Court, and continued thereafter under its direct monitoring.

Amit Shah meets Sonowal, says Assam Accord will be upheld

January 10, 2020 3:56 am

The committee is supposed to determine the quota of representation of indigenous people in Assam in the state Assembly, among other measures to protect indigenous culture and language.

In Guwahati stadium, BJP leaders get jeered when they appear on giant screens

January 07, 2020 8:33 am

Despite banners being banned, cricket fans in Guwahati chanted slogans inside the Barsapara Cricket Stadium while waiting for the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka to start.

MHA may not consult states on framing CAA rules

January 04, 2020 11:50 am

Kerala, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra — all with non-BJP governments — have declared that they would not implement CAA in their states.

Interests of indigenous people in Assam will be protected: Sonowal

January 02, 2020 3:06 am

His remarks came amid demonstrations across the state against the amended citizenship law by student organisations, artistes, academics and eminent citizens.

Assam education dept warns staff against criticising govt

December 31, 2019 2:12 am

The orders come even as educational institutions across the state have come out strongly in protest against the new citizenship law.

Sarbananda Sonowal has failed to protect Assam’s interests, says AASU

December 30, 2019 2:43 am

AASU’s general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi warned of protests if Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the state for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, which Assam will be hosting from January 10.

Amid CAA outcry, Assam decides to frame law that ensures only 'indigenous' can buy land

December 21, 2019 8:52 pm

The decision to introduce a law to protect the 'indigenous' population in the state comes on the heels of apprehensions in Assam about the influx of migrants in the state, which the natives fear, will compromise the Assamese cultural identity.

Assam BJP holds peace march, anti-CAA protests continue

December 21, 2019 1:27 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and state BJP president Ranjeet Dass marched silently through Nalbari town, along with several other top BJP ministers and a large gathering of supporters.


Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

July 14, 2017 12:53 pm

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

Sonowal sworn in as Assam CM, says 'will make the state free from illegal migrants'

May 24, 2016 8:12 pm

BJP MLA Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday took oath of office at Khanapara in Guwahati, creating history for the party.


40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

August 03, 2018 3:36 am

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.