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Spotlight is on future roles for Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • The campaign season has been marked by speculation of Sonowal possibly getting a role in the Union government and Sarma taking his place as CM, particularly since the BJP did not name a CM candidate outright.
Sonowal and Sarma themselves have dismissed the talk of their future role as media speculation and stressed that they work as a team. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Sonowal and Sarma themselves have dismissed the talk of their future role as media speculation and stressed that they work as a team. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Published on May 03, 2021 04:13 AM IST
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By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi

Assam Election Results 2021 Highlights: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins Majuli seat

Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Assam to find out who will lead the charge for the next 5 years as counting of votes to begin shortly.
2021 Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Officials wait for their turn to undergo Covid-19 test ahead of the counting of votes.(PTI Photo)
2021 Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Officials wait for their turn to undergo Covid-19 test ahead of the counting of votes.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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Assam records 84.96% turnout in Phase 3 of polls

  • Sidli, Palasbari, Hajo and Jalukbari constituencies also recorded well high voter turnout during Phase 3 of the Assam assembly polls.
Bodo tribal women show their fingers marked with indeligible ink, after casting their votes at a polling station during the 3rd phase of the Assembly election, at Bogalimari in Baksa district. (PTI)
Bodo tribal women show their fingers marked with indeligible ink, after casting their votes at a polling station during the 3rd phase of the Assembly election, at Bogalimari in Baksa district. (PTI)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Guwahati

Assam set for final phase of polls on Tuesday in 40 assembly seats

  • Eyes will be on Jalukbari and Patacharkuchi where BJP stalwarts Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ranjeet Dass will be contesting in the third and final phase of Assam polls.
Himanta Biswa Sarma (4th from left) and BJP Assam chief Ranjeet Dass (3rd from right) will test their electoral fate in the third and final phase of the electoral polls. (PTI Photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma (4th from left) and BJP Assam chief Ranjeet Dass (3rd from right) will test their electoral fate in the third and final phase of the electoral polls. (PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Himanta Sarma defends 'no need for mask' comment, says Assam will celebrate Bihu

A day after Himanta Sarma said there is no Covid-19 in Assam, he reiterated that other states can see how Assam recovered from the pandemic and is now steady on the way of economic recovery.
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is rarely seen wearing a mask.(ANI)
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is rarely seen wearing a mask.(ANI)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 06:11 PM IST
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‘ECI’s role questionable’: Congress on decision to reduce campaign ban on Sarma

Supporting his party’s stance, Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala also made similar comments regarding the issue.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Assam.(PTI)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Assam.(PTI)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 07:25 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi

EC accepts Himanta Biswa Sarma’s plea, reduces ban on his campaign rallies

  • The EC has accepted Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s plea and reduced ban on his campaign rallies from 48 hours to 24 hours in a fresh order.
Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a rally in Katigora in Assam’s Cachar district in this file picture from March 27.
Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a rally in Katigora in Assam’s Cachar district in this file picture from March 27.
Published on Apr 03, 2021 04:22 PM IST
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Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to seek EC's review of ban on him campaigning

Himanta Biswa Sarma was barred by the election commission from campaigning for ongoing Assam assembly elections. Assam assembly election’s third phase will see a contest on 40 seats on April 6.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was barred from making any public statement or speech by the election commission on Friday(PTI)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was barred from making any public statement or speech by the election commission on Friday(PTI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 12:47 PM IST
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By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Himanta Biswa Sarma will not challenge EC's 48-hour campaign ban

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma allegedly threatened to send Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary to jail by 'misusing' the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Himanta Biswa Sarma(File photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma(File photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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Reported by Utpal Parashar | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Growth, Assamese identity key issues in polls: Sarma

Guwahati Assam finance minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said that identity and development will be the key issues in the assembly polls scheduled to start on March 27
Assam Minister and BJP candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma during a roadshow ahead of the state assembly polls, in Assam's Tinsukia district, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (PTI)
Assam Minister and BJP candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma during a roadshow ahead of the state assembly polls, in Assam's Tinsukia district, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 03:03 AM IST
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‘Sonowal is Dhritarashtra, Himanta is Shakuni': Priyanka in dig at Assam BJP

The Congress leader also spoke about the five guarantees-non-implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Assam, 2000 every month to housewives, 200 units of free electricity to all households, increase daily wages of tea garden workers to 365 and creation of 5 lakh government jobs.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra being garlanded at an election rally for Assam assembly polls in Koliabor on Monday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra being garlanded at an election rally for Assam assembly polls in Koliabor on Monday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 23, 2021 12:02 AM IST
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By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati

News updates from HT: Three held for alleged plot to murder Assam minister

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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BJP releases list of candidates for Assam, Sonowal seeks reelection from Majuli

  • In Assam assembly polls, CM Sarbananda Sonowal to contest from Majuli, Himanta Biswa Sarma seeks re-election from Jalukbari
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah with chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in this file picture seen presenting State Budget in the Assembly, in Guwahati. (PTI)
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah with chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in this file picture seen presenting State Budget in the Assembly, in Guwahati. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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'Congress can't even': BJP minister says Cong passed off Taiwan pics as Assam's

This is an insult of Assam and tea garden workers, the minister said. The Congress reportedly dismissed the claims. The said Facebook posts have been deleted.
BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarna tweeted this slamming Congress for using Taiwan photos.
BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarna tweeted this slamming Congress for using Taiwan photos.
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 09:08 AM IST
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'Collected funds but did not come when Assam…': Priyanka Gandhi attacks PM Modi

  • The Congress leader said Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to remain in Delhi and never visited Assam every time the northeastern state faced a crisis.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Tezpur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Tezpur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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Panel's recommendations far from legal reality, can't be implemented: Himanta

As per the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as may be appropriate, shall be provided to protect, preserve and promote the culture, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma arrives to attend the Budget session, in Guwahati. (ANI)
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma arrives to attend the Budget session, in Guwahati. (ANI)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 01:45 AM IST
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Assam to discontinue mandatory Covid-19 tests at airports, railway, land routes

"In view of the rapidly declining cases of #COVID19 & given that vaccination is in full swing, GoA has decided to discontinue mandatory testing at rly stations, land routes & airports from March 1, 2021," Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
The state has been reporting a decline in cases since December with the total cases reaching 2,17,256, the state health department said. In picture - Covid-19 vaccination in Assam in the presence of state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (left).(AP)
The state has been reporting a decline in cases since December with the total cases reaching 2,17,256, the state health department said. In picture - Covid-19 vaccination in Assam in the presence of state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (left).(AP)
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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71,000 teachers recruited in Assam in last 5 years

Assam Education minister on Friday said that as many as 71,000 teachers have been recruited in the last 5 years in the state
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Published on Feb 06, 2021 07:01 PM IST
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145 fell ill after having biryani at Assam govt event; probe ordered

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he also had food from the "same kitchen and no doubt, I too suffered from stomach upset but am fine now".
An Indian-origin expert at the University of Birmingham has led an international study which finds that patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operative hospital care.(Unsplash)
An Indian-origin expert at the University of Birmingham has led an international study which finds that patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operative hospital care.(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 04, 2021 08:32 AM IST
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Ahead of assembly polls, Assam to appoint 29,700 teachers on Friday

  • 16,484 of the new appointments would be teachers and non-teaching staff in schools, junior colleges and colleges, whose services would be provincialised.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Published on Feb 03, 2021 12:47 PM IST
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Assam govt to give scooters and financial incentives to girl students: Himanta Sarma

The state government was currently distributing 22,000 two-wheelers to Class 12 girl students who passed in the first division from the state board under the Pragyan Bharti Scheme, he said at Sivasagar on Sunday.
Assam Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(ANI file)
Assam Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(ANI file)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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Assam government tables bill to abolish all state-run madrassas

The bill proposes to abolish the two existing acts -- The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018.
Despite a united opposition raising objections against it, education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tabled The Assam Repealing Bill, 2020, on the first day of the three-day winter session of the assembly(PTI)
Despite a united opposition raising objections against it, education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tabled The Assam Repealing Bill, 2020, on the first day of the three-day winter session of the assembly(PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 11:34 PM IST
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‘After BTC poll, BJP to gain majority in Assam polls’: Amit Shah

Shah said that Assam was earlier known for movements and violence, but chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had unified people.
File photo: Union home minister Amit Shah.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Union home minister Amit Shah.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Assam frames guidelines to ‘secularise’ school education

On Sunday, the state cabinet had approved to repeal provisions of the Madrasa and Sanskrit Tols Act in the next assembly session due later this month, which will end religious education imparted in schools with government funds.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Published on Dec 14, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Elementary schools in Assam to reopen from January 1

Addressing a press conference here, Sarma said that details of the standard operating procedure (SOPs) related to the opening of elementary schools will be released soon.
Representational image.(PTI file)
Representational image.(PTI file)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 12:41 PM IST
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Guwahati | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi extremely critical, say doctors

Three-time chief minister Tarun Gogoi was admitted to GMCH on November 2. He was put under invasive ventilation on Saturday night when his condition worsened.
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday was put on life support due to post Covid-19 complications.(PTI File Photo)
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday was put on life support due to post Covid-19 complications.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 11:51 AM IST
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Assam to construct 119 schools in tea gardens by April next year: Himanta Biswa

The construction of the schools in the tea gardens will be completed by Rongali Bihu in April but the inauguration will be held after the new government assumes charge as the Model Code of Conduct may be in force.
Himanta Biswa Sarma (ANI file)
Himanta Biswa Sarma (ANI file)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 10:27 AM IST
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Guwahati | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Assam Covid cases cross 200,000-mark; nearly 900 fatalities recorded

State health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted late on Saturday night that the total Covid-19 cases in Assam stood at 200,391.
A security person sits wearing a mask outside a temple in Guwahati.(AP)
A security person sits wearing a mask outside a temple in Guwahati.(AP)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 10:02 AM IST
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Educational institutions in Assam to reopen on November 2

The children are currently being provided with dry food and the school authorities can slowly move to cooked meals depending on the situation, the minister said.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government has no objection if the private schools want to continue with online classes(PTI)
Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government has no objection if the private schools want to continue with online classes(PTI)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 08:22 PM IST
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Guwahati | By Press Trust of India| posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Why Assam is shutting down madrassas, Sanskrit schools

Madrassas are educational institutions where the Quran and the Islamic sacred law is taught along with mathematics, grammar, poetry and history.
According to a report published on the academic and research website(HT file photo)
According to a report published on the academic and research website(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 07:17 AM IST
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