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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma met passengers who were injured in the boat accident. (ANI) 

Assam CM bans private ferries, orders high-level probe into Jorhat boat mishap

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 02:44 PM IST
A criminal case will be registered in the mishap and three officials have been suspended, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Home minister Amit Shah and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are expected to attend the ‘Karbi Peace Accord’ signing today. (File Photos / PTI)
Home minister Amit Shah and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are expected to attend the ‘Karbi Peace Accord’ signing today. (File Photos / PTI)

'Karbi Peace Accord' to be signed today; Amit Shah, Assam CM likely to attend

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The accord is significant as the insurgency by Karbi -- a major ethnic community of Assam -- groups, dotted by several factions and splinters, has had a long history in Assam, marked by killings, ethnic violence, abductions, and taxation since the late 1980s.
Orang National Park (HT File Photo)
Orang National Park (HT File Photo)

'Political vendetta for former PM': Cong MP from Assam on renaming of park

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2021 01:09 PM IST
In a letter to CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora described the decision to drop former PM Rajiv Gandhi's name from that of the park as 'most unfortunate.'
Educational institutions in Assam would be reopened from September first week for school, college and post graduate final year students. (PTI | Representational image)
Educational institutions in Assam would be reopened from September first week for school, college and post graduate final year students. (PTI | Representational image)

Assam CM Sarma denies rumours about delaying school reopening in state

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2021 08:04 PM IST
“A fake announcement, purportedly issued from my Twitter account, about non opening of schools is being circulated on WhatsApp,” chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
NEP to be implemented in Assam from April 2022, says Biswa Sarma(File Photo)
NEP to be implemented in Assam from April 2022, says Biswa Sarma(File Photo)

NEP to be implemented in Assam from April 2022, says Biswa Sarma

ANI | , Dispur
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the state government will implement the New Education Policy (NEP) from April 1, 2022 under which all high schools would be upgraded to senior secondary school.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma at Khanapara in Guwahati on Sunday. (Twitter@himantabiswa)
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma at Khanapara in Guwahati on Sunday. (Twitter@himantabiswa)

In a first since 1979, Assam celebrates I-day sans bandh call: CM Sarma jubilant

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2021 12:01 AM IST
The chief minister also appealed to Paresh Barua, the chief of rebel outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I), to come to the negotiating table.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswar Sarma.(PTI)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswar Sarma.(PTI)

Assam CM may call on PM and Shah over Mizoram border row

By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Hindustan Times, Silchar
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:21 AM IST
Assam minister Suklabaidya warns of moving the SC against Mizoram over cops’ killings.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) and Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma (twitter.com/himantabiswa)
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) and Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma (twitter.com/himantabiswa)

News updates from HT: Assam, Meghalaya CMs discuss border dispute

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma being felicitated by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah at a meeting on Assam -Meghalaya border in Guwahati on Friday. (PTI)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma being felicitated by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah at a meeting on Assam -Meghalaya border in Guwahati on Friday. (PTI)

Sarma, Sangma agree to resolve border dispute in a phased manner

By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2021 04:28 AM IST
This is the second meeting between the two chief ministers who earlier met in Meghalaya on July 23 to discuss the issue.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma in Guwahati on Friday. (Image credit: Twitter@himantabiswa)
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma in Guwahati on Friday. (Image credit: Twitter@himantabiswa)

Assam, Meghalaya CMs meet to discuss border row, panels to submit reports soon

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 03:07 PM IST
CMs Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma held a joint press conference after the talks wherein the latter said it has been decided regional committees will be formed to look into the issues.
Both the states have accused each others of initial provocations and opening fire.
Both the states have accused each others of initial provocations and opening fire.

Mizoram says Assam border row to end through talks: Here's what happened so far

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Mizoram CM Zoramthanga’s statement came amid a week of re-ignited border tension following clashes between residents and security forces of the two NE states killing six and injuring 41.
“Will be very happy to join in any investigation. But why is the case not being handed over to a neutral agency, especially when the place of occurrence is well within the constitutional territory of Assam? Have already conveyed this to @ZoramthangaCM ji,” Sarma said on Twitter (PTI)
“Will be very happy to join in any investigation. But why is the case not being handed over to a neutral agency, especially when the place of occurrence is well within the constitutional territory of Assam? Have already conveyed this to @ZoramthangaCM ji,” Sarma said on Twitter (PTI)

Will join probe led by a neutral agency: Himanta Biswa Sarma on border row case

By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Silchar
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma said he will be “very happy” to join the investigation if it is conducted by a “neutral agency”.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with media after visiting the police personnel injured in a clash at Assam-Mizoram border, at Silchar Medical College & Hospital.(PTI Photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with media after visiting the police personnel injured in a clash at Assam-Mizoram border, at Silchar Medical College & Hospital.(PTI Photo)

'Happy to join probe but...': Himanta Sarma raises a question on Mizoram FIR

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The chief minister, along with six top Assam officials, have been booked on charges of attempt to murder and assault in connection with border clashes earlier this week in which seven people were killed. The clashes took place on the outskirts of Vairengte town in Mizoram's Kolasib district.
The photo of the meeting between Assam and Nagaland chief secretaries.(Courtesy: Twitter/@himantabiswa)
The photo of the meeting between Assam and Nagaland chief secretaries.(Courtesy: Twitter/@himantabiswa)

'Major breakthrough': Assam CM hails agreement with Nagaland on border issue

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Nagaland protested after the Assam Police allegedly tried to set up a camp close to Vikuto village under Tzurangkong range in Mokokchung district of Nagaland on June 29. The area is near Mariani in Assam's Jorhat district.
The joint meeting of the MLAs of Assam's Barak Valley at Circuit House, Cachar. (Photo via @TheAshokSinghal on Twitter)
The joint meeting of the MLAs of Assam's Barak Valley at Circuit House, Cachar. (Photo via @TheAshokSinghal on Twitter)

Assam-Mizoram border row heats up, Barak Valley MLAs extend support to CM

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2021 11:17 AM IST
Assam-Mizoram border conflict: The development came on a day when the Mizoram police filed an FIR against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and four other police officers. The charges include attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, and assault, according to people aware of the developments.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswar Sarma on Tuesday visited Silchar Medical College and Hospital to meet the injured police personnel of the state. (PTI Photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswar Sarma on Tuesday visited Silchar Medical College and Hospital to meet the injured police personnel of the state. (PTI Photo)

Not a ‘political’ issue: Himanta Biswa Sarma on Assam-Mizoram border clashes

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also said that commando battalions would be deployed in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakand districts bordering Mizoram amid clashes that led to the deaths of six police personnel.
File photo of Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi.(PTI Photo)

Assam-Mizoram clash: Cong's Gaurav Gogoi gives adjournment notice, seeks probe

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:20 AM IST
The Assam MP sought an inquiry into reports that light machine guns (LMGs) were used during the exchange of fire in the disputed area.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a hospital in Silchar to meet cops injured in border clash on Monday.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a hospital in Silchar to meet cops injured in border clash on Monday.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)

Assam-Mizoram border clash latest updates: Himanta Sarma meets injured cops

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:12 AM IST
Assam-Mizoram border clash: Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Gaurav Gogoi, has given an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the violence that took place on Monday. CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh will chair an internal meeting with senior officials o the issue.
Injured police personnel at Lailapur Hospital for treatment after violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border, on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Injured police personnel at Lailapur Hospital for treatment after violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border, on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Assam, Mizoram CMs spar on Twitter over border clashes; Amit Shah intervenes

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • Shah asked both chief ministers, Sarma and Zoramthanga to cordially sort out the issue. Police personnel have withdrawn from the disputed site.
A video grab of a border clash from a tweet shared by Mizoram CM Zoramthanga.
A video grab of a border clash from a tweet shared by Mizoram CM Zoramthanga.

Assam, Mizoram CMs seek Amit Shah's help to resolve worsening border crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga and his counterpart from Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma had a heated exchange of words over the border dispute.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called population explosion as the “root cause of economic disparities and poverty among minority Muslims” in the state. (Representational photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called population explosion as the “root cause of economic disparities and poverty among minority Muslims” in the state. (Representational photo)

Assam builds youth team to help 'control' population in Muslim-dominated areas

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said 1,000-odd youths would visit the lower parts of the state and supply contraceptives among the Muslims to check population explosion.
Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced plans to construct cow shelters in tea garden areas to house seized cattle safely (ANI Photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced plans to construct cow shelters in tea garden areas to house seized cattle safely (ANI Photo)

Like Kamdhenu: Assam to use sex-sorted semen to breed only cows, no bulls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 12:58 PM IST
  • The use of sex-sorted semen allows the sex of the offspring to be pre-determined.
CM Sarma said the government has already launched a scheme to provide <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,500 per month to children who lost their parents to Covid-19.
CM Sarma said the government has already launched a scheme to provide 3,500 per month to children who lost their parents to Covid-19.

Assam launches scheme to provide 2.5 lakh aid to Covid widows

PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 05:52 PM IST
At least 873 beneficiaries have been identified as of now under this scheme, and all the cheques will be given to them by state ministers in districts by the next week, Cm Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Assam marriage bill will check 'Love Jihad’ of all kinds: CM Sarma

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 01:00 AM IST
“Love jihad doesn’t only mean a Muslim cheating a Hindu. It could happen among Hindus as well. If a Hindu boy uses dubious means to entrap and marry a Hindu girl that is also a form of ‘love jihad’,” Sarma told reporters on the sidelines of an event to mark completion of two months of his government.
Assam has eight major scheduled tribes (ST) besides many other smaller groups and sub-groups. (File photo)
Assam has eight major scheduled tribes (ST) besides many other smaller groups and sub-groups. (File photo)

Assam to create separate department for indigenous groups

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 12:04 AM IST
The decision to form the ‘indigenous faiths and culture’ department was taken at a special cabinet meeting held to mark completion of two months of the new government and ahead of next week’s budget session of the assembly.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI)

Assam CM meets Muslim team on population control

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 01:45 AM IST
On June 18, Sarma proposed formulation of a stringent population policy and gradual implementation of the two-child norm for availing government benefits in Assam. The chief minister on Tuesday said that the policy was the only way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in the Muslim community in the state.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been meeting a number of leaders form the minority community on the population issue.(File Photo/HT)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been meeting a number of leaders form the minority community on the population issue.(File Photo/HT)

Population issue: Assam CM Himanta Sarma to meet 150 Muslim intellectuals today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 05:56 AM IST
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that two-child policy is the only way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in the Muslim community in the state. He also said that there is no resistance from the community.
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