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Himanta Sarma for rules in CAA to protect indigenous Assamese

Sarma’s address came amid protests by Congress lawmakers, who shouted slogans inside the Assembly and staged a demonstration outside the House, seeking a discussion on the CAA.
Former CM Tarun Gogoi, along with Congress leaders, staging a protest against CAA outside the Assam assembly on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Former CM Tarun Gogoi, along with Congress leaders, staging a protest against CAA outside the Assam assembly on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Deepika Padukone went to JNU for film publicity, says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Deepika Padukone is seen at a gathering at JNU in solidarity with the students against Sunday’s violence, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, January 07, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Deepika Padukone is seen at a gathering at JNU in solidarity with the students against Sunday’s violence, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, January 07, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma meet Amit Shah to plan strategy over CAA

Apart from Assam, other northeastern states too are uncomfortable with CAA. They say the new law will overwhelm the local culture, economy and would go against the interest of the indigenous people.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi late on Thursday evening to discuss strategy to chalk out the roadmap to deal with the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests in the state .(PTI File Photo)
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi late on Thursday evening to discuss strategy to chalk out the roadmap to deal with the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests in the state .(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2020 04:47 AM IST
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Assam minister takes 5-km chopper ride as anti-CAA protesters block road

The state had witnessed violent agitations after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in both Houses of Parliament.
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a press conference in Guwahati, on December 21.(PTI Photo)
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a press conference in Guwahati, on December 21.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 09:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent & Agencies

SIT, NIA will probe Assam clashes, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma blamed a section of the Congress and “urban naxals” for the violence
Tyres burn as protests rage in Guwahati, Assam against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) during the 11-hr northeast shutdown called on December 10 by North East Students Organisation (NESO).(HT Photo)
Tyres burn as protests rage in Guwahati, Assam against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) during the 11-hr northeast shutdown called on December 10 by North East Students Organisation (NESO).(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 02:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sadiq Naqvi

Citizenship Amendment Bill passage in House will be smooth: Himanta Biswa Sarma

NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma has credited party president and Union home minister Amit Shah for leading the outreach, which he said would ensure the passage of the controversial Bill in Parliament.
Home Minister Amit Shah during a meeting with various northeastern leaders on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are also seen.(PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah during a meeting with various northeastern leaders on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are also seen.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 06:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Prajakta Sawant questions selection of Indian team for SAG, BAI denies any favouritism

In a series of tweets, Sawant questioned the selection of the team and urged BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma to look into the matter.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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Fresh proposal for NRC divides Assam

Home minister Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that India would have a countrywide NRC and Assam would naturally be a part of it.
Officials check a man's name on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at a government office in Guwahati, Assam.(Bloomberg Photo)
Officials check a man's name on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at a government office in Guwahati, Assam.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 01:36 AM IST
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Assam to wait for another year to complete Japanese Encephalitis vaccination for adults

In 2015, in Assam the number of deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis stood at 135, in 2016 the number came down to 92 and further decreased to 87 in 2017. In 2018 the state saw 94 deaths due to the vector borne disease which is spread by the culex mosquito.
Japanese Encephalitis killed 154 people this year, the highest since 2014.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Japanese Encephalitis killed 154 people this year, the highest since 2014.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 10:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

SC should allow re-verification for a fair NRC: Assam minister Himanta Sarma

His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules Assam, separately said the government will bring in a legislation to safeguard the excluded Indian citizens if foreigners’ tribunals (FTs) deliver adverse judgments against their appeals.
The apex court in strong words earlier this month said the entire NRC exercise cannot be ordered to be re-opened on the basis of certain parameters.(HT image)
The apex court in strong words earlier this month said the entire NRC exercise cannot be ordered to be re-opened on the basis of certain parameters.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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Centre, Assam devising new ways to oust foreigners: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Speaking to the media ahead of the release of the final NRC list, Sarma said: “I have lost all hope in the NRC. I just want the day to pass off peacefully, without any incident.”
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Updated on Aug 31, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Japanese encephalitis, toll rise to 49 in Assam

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed all districts except Kokrajhar are at present affected by the disease. Leave of all doctors and paramedical staff has been kept on hold with immediate effect till September 30.
The state government, however, didn’t term the situation as alarming.(HT Photo)
The state government, however, didn’t term the situation as alarming.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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‘People of Bengal see new ray of hope in PM Modi’s leadership’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

“The way the people have voted, it seems clear Mamata Banerjee’s days are numbered,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who oversees the BJP in the Northeast, spoke about the Lok Sabha elections, in which the BJP notched up gains in the region and West Bengal.(Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who oversees the BJP in the Northeast, spoke about the Lok Sabha elections, in which the BJP notched up gains in the region and West Bengal.(Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 24, 2019 04:54 AM IST
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Congress should give Rahul Gandhi decent retirement, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

The BJP was set to return to power as it led in over 300 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with about 50, according to trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls.
Congress National President Rahul Gandhi(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)
Congress National President Rahul Gandhi(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 04:29 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019-‘Bengal results will be a big surprise’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma alleged that the Trinamool Congress-led government in the state is resorting to appeasement politics that was bound to hurt its chances in the elections.
The senior Assam minister predicted the BJP will get about 20 seats in the state when the results of the elections are declared on May 23. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
The senior Assam minister predicted the BJP will get about 20 seats in the state when the results of the elections are declared on May 23. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 17, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Shishir Gupta

Cars of Dilip Ghosh, Himanta Biswa Sarma attacked in Bengal allegedly by TMC supporters

The two leaders escaped unhurt, but their vehicles were vandalised.
Updated on May 07, 2019 10:04 PM IST
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Himanta Biswa Sarma likens Assam Congress lawmaker to Pakistan

Addressing a public rally at Barkhola in support of BJP candidate Rajdeep Roy, Sarma said voting for Dev would drag Silchar backwards by five years.
Sarma alleged that the Congress did not have any ideology and kept changing its version on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while the BJP was firm on its commitment that all refugees will stay in India.(PTI PHOTO)
Sarma alleged that the Congress did not have any ideology and kept changing its version on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while the BJP was firm on its commitment that all refugees will stay in India.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 10:20 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Himanta Biswa Sarma above Amit Shah for Northeast, says BJP leader Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav made the statement when asked why Sarma cannot contest despite being responsible for 25 seats, while Shah is the party in-charge of the entire country and still contesting from Gandhinagar.
Putting to rest all speculation, Shah on Thursday night said that Sarma will not be offered a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections.(PTI file)
Putting to rest all speculation, Shah on Thursday night said that Sarma will not be offered a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections.(PTI file)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Lok Sabha polls 2019| ‘This election is not about citizenship bill... it’s about making Modi PM again’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

BJP is committed to bring in the bill through a process of consultation and consensus. The vision document will speak about CAB. We are not shying away from raising CAB. But this poll is not about CAB. It is about making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister again, said Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with media during the Assembly Budget Season at Assam Legislative Assembly in Guwahati on Tuesday. () **Pic received on March 23, 2018.(Rajib Jyoti Sarma / HT File Photo)
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with media during the Assembly Budget Season at Assam Legislative Assembly in Guwahati on Tuesday. () **Pic received on March 23, 2018.(Rajib Jyoti Sarma / HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Party ‘responsibility’ thwarts BJP’s Himanta Sarma’s Lok Sabha poll plan

In a series of tweets posted minutes ahead of the BJP releasing its first list of candidates in New Delhi, party president Amit Shah stated that since Himanta Biswa Sarma is a senior minister in the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government in Assam and also the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA),to continue with those responsibilities for the time being .
File photo of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flanked by NEDA Chairman Himanta Biswa Sarma (right).(PTI File)
File photo of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flanked by NEDA Chairman Himanta Biswa Sarma (right).(PTI File)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 07:07 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Undecided on alliance with BJP, AGP may contest 10 Lok Sabha seats in Assam

An Asom Gana Parishad leader said that the BJP leadership from Delhi was in touch, senior BJP leadaer Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he was ‘not aware’ of such a development.
Former chief minister and senior Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta along with other party members at a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill, 2016.(ANI)
Former chief minister and senior Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta along with other party members at a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill, 2016.(ANI)
Published on Mar 06, 2019 06:35 PM IST
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Rice at Re1/kg, gold for brides among announcements in Assam’s annual budget

Assam has been witnessing protests from various groups opposed to the bill, which seeks to provide citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The BJP-led government in Assam announced on Wednesday it will provide a kilo of rice for Re 1 to lakhs of families living below poverty line.(AFP)
The BJP-led government in Assam announced on Wednesday it will provide a kilo of rice for Re 1 to lakhs of families living below poverty line.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Twitter battle between Rahul Gandhi and Himanta Biswa Sarma over Citizenship Bill

There have been protests across the Northeast against the Citizenship Bill that seeks to confer citizenship on non-Muslim religious groups from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in the Parliament’s winter session of Parliament, but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha.(HT Photo)
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in the Parliament’s winter session of Parliament, but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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AGP walkout an emotional loss: Assam BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma

The 49-year-old leader, who is considered the BJP point person for the northeast where the party has made significant gains in the past three years, said he was ready to welcome the AGP if it wanted to return to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during his election rally ahead of Assam Assembly polls in 2016 (File Photo)(PTI)
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during his election rally ahead of Assam Assembly polls in 2016 (File Photo)(PTI)
Published on Jan 14, 2019 08:42 AM IST
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‘Doors are open for AGP if it wants to return to NDA fold,’ says Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma , 49, spoke over the Asom Gana Parishad’s (AGP) decision to withdraw support to the Assam government over the contentious Citizenship Bill, which seeks to give citizenship rights to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the likely impact of this issue on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is often described as the(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is often described as the(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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GST exemption limit doubled in relief to small businesses

Analysts say this is another attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government to woo a key constituency ahead of the 2019 general election.
Offering major relief to small businesses, the GST Council on Thursday announced changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules aimed at easing the burden of compliance on them and exempted an additional 2 million such businesses from registering with the indirect tax regime.(PTI)
Offering major relief to small businesses, the GST Council on Thursday announced changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules aimed at easing the burden of compliance on them and exempted an additional 2 million such businesses from registering with the indirect tax regime.(PTI)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Public opinion should be used to isolate terrorists: Venkaiah Naidu

India was respected world over because of the non-violent struggle for freedom. The country has always believed in peaceful co-existence, Venkaiah Naidu said.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu addressing a three-day conference on soft power in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu addressing a three-day conference on soft power in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 11:40 PM IST
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PBL’s fourth edition to start off with high octane encounter

For the left-hander Marin, it comes as a challenge which she will cherish as the Spaniard would be playing against the team that she has been a part until last season.
Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu attends a press conference in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Sindhu won the silver medal for the women's single badminton at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia(AP)
Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu attends a press conference in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Sindhu won the silver medal for the women's single badminton at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia(AP)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 10:36 PM IST
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BJP seeks votes from Reang refugees’ in Mizoram assembly polls

Of the over 35,000 Reang refugees living in Tripura, only a little over 11,232 immigrants are eligible to vote in the November 28 elections to Mizoram assembly .
Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses an election meeting at Kamalanagar , in Mizoram, Friday, November 16, 2018. The saffron party urged the Reang refugees of the state, now living in neighbouring Tripura, to vote for it in the November 28 assembly elections.(PTI)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses an election meeting at Kamalanagar , in Mizoram, Friday, November 16, 2018. The saffron party urged the Reang refugees of the state, now living in neighbouring Tripura, to vote for it in the November 28 assembly elections.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 01:23 PM IST
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15 newborns die in Assam hospital in 6 days, probe ordered

Borkakoti, however, claimed the deaths were not due to medical negligence or neglect of the hospital.
At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6(File Photo)
At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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