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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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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKumar Uttam

‘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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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKumar Uttam

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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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal

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.
The couple killed themselves by jumping in front of a running train near Boko railway station.(Bloomberg/ For representational purposes)
The couple killed themselves by jumping in front of a running train near Boko railway station.(Bloomberg/ For representational purposes)
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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16 newborns die in Assam hospital, state government sends team to study deaths

The Assam government has sent a team of medical experts to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital following the reported death of 16 newborns in the hospital since last week.
The Assam government has sent a team of medical experts to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital following the reported death of 16 newborns in the hospital since last week.(PTI)
The Assam government has sent a team of medical experts to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital following the reported death of 16 newborns in the hospital since last week.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 07:30 PM IST
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Mizoram Assembly speaker, dropped from Congress list of candidates, joins BJP

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Speaker Hiphei said on Monday that he has resigned from his post, the House, as well as the Congress, just a little over three weeks ahead of assembly elections. He later joined the BJP.
Mizoram Speaker Hiphei joins BJP.(ANI/Twitter)
Mizoram Speaker Hiphei joins BJP.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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Infighting scars Mizoram Congress ahead of assembly elections

Four legislators had earlier quit the Congress following differences with Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla. The defections came just before the elections even as the Congress is seeking to retain its last bastion in the country’s Northeastern region.
Mizoram CM Lal Thanwala is contesting assembly elections from two seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes to negate the anti-incumbency factor. The Congress leader has ruled the state for 10 years.(PTI File)
Mizoram CM Lal Thanwala is contesting assembly elections from two seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes to negate the anti-incumbency factor. The Congress leader has ruled the state for 10 years.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Aizawl | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi and Utpal Parashar

Himanta Biswa Sarma elected Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation

Himanta Biswa Sarma, president, Badminton Association of India has been elected as the Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation.
Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation during the Annual General Meeting of the l body in Bangkok.(HT Photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation during the Annual General Meeting of the l body in Bangkok.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 04:22 PM IST
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Badminton Association of India strikes 75 crore deal with Yonex Sunrise

Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) 75 crore deal with Yonex Sunrise allows the equipment-manufacturing giants to hold title sponsorship rights for all tournaments held under the aegis of the badminton body for the next three years.
Badminton Association of India (BAI) will now be supplied equipments by Yonex Sunrise.(AFP)
Badminton Association of India (BAI) will now be supplied equipments by Yonex Sunrise.(AFP)
Published on May 11, 2018 08:34 PM IST
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BJP ally in Tripura government threatens agitation over separate state

While the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura has been demanding a separate state for tribals for years, the BJP dismissed any such pre-poll arrangement had taken place.
The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has been demanding a separate state for tribals for years.(PTI/File Photo)
The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has been demanding a separate state for tribals for years.(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Apr 25, 2018 07:25 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Agartala | ByHT Correspondent
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