Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Health Minister issues unconditional apology for 'Cancer is divine justice' remark

Assam Health Minister issues unconditional apology for 'Cancer is divine justice' remark

Pointing out that he had lost his father and best friends to Cancer, Himanta Biswa Sarma said his intentions were not to hurt sentiments of patients and that his words were taken out of context.

Nov 23, 2017, 22:04 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram after 'cancer' statement

This segment of Zee News brings to you information on controversial statement by Assam's health minister Biswa Sarma on 'cancer'. Watch this video for more information.

Nov 23, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, says 'never said sin cause cancer'

Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, says 'never said sin cause cancer'

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has clarified that his tweet 'Cancer divine justice for our sins' was to motivate teachers and serve the poor.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
Cancer 'divine justice' for our sins, says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma; Chidambaram hits back

Cancer 'divine justice' for our sins, says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma; Chidambaram hits back

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma sparked controversy on Tuesday by saying that Cancer and accidents suffered by people are "divine justice" served for their past sins.

Nov 23, 2017, 06:16 AM IST

People have cancer because of their sins, this is divine justice: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam health minister's comments sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer patients.

Nov 23, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

Verify reports of China's tunnel construction plan, Assam minister asks Centre

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has requested the Centre to use satellite imaging to verify reports about China`s plan to construct a 1,000-km tunnel for diverting water from the Brahmaputra river.

Nov 03, 2017, 14:07 PM IST
Can people become mature at 50? Himanta Biswa Sarma takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi again

Can people become mature at 50? Himanta Biswa Sarma takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi again

The BJP has accused Rahul of using bots to inflate his fan following on the microblogging website.

Nov 01, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
Assam Minister mocks Rahul Gandhi's 'dog' tweet

Assam Minister mocks Rahul Gandhi's 'dog' tweet

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over the latter's tongue in cheek response to allegations against his Twitter handle being managed by someone else.

Oct 29, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi visits Assam, announces Rs 2,000 cr to combat floods in northeast

PM Narendra Modi visits Assam, announces Rs 2,000 cr to combat floods in northeast

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Prime Minister also announced an additional Rs 100 crore to institute a high-powered group, including scientists, technocrats and bureaucrats from central and state governments, to study the course of the Brahmaputra river for a permanent solution to the floods in the region.

Aug 01, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Tripura worse than Bihar on women safety: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was in Agartala on Thursday and Friday to streamline the Bharatiya Janata Party's strategy for next year's Assembly Elections.

Jun 24, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
BJP will unite anti-Left votes in Tripura: Assam Minister

BJP will unite anti-Left votes in Tripura: Assam Minister

The BJP will try to form a rainbow alliance to consolidate anti-Left Front votes to oust the ruling coalition in Tripura in assembly polls in February next year.

Jun 23, 2017, 18:42 PM IST

Six percent of Assam schools graded as A+ says minister

For performance skills which included reading, writing and numericals, about 43 per cent students from class 2-8 were graded as D (below 48 per cent).

Jun 17, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
BJP govts in Northeast have no intention to impose beef ban: Himanta Biswa Sarma

BJP govts in Northeast have no intention to impose beef ban: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Opposition parties have attacked the BJP following the Centre's notification to ban the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter.

Jun 07, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Disqualification of Assam MLAs, MPs for violating two-child norm: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Disqualification of Assam MLAs, MPs for violating two-child norm: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam government will recommend to the Centre disqualification of MLAs and MPs who do not adhere to the proposed two-child norm, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.

May 04, 2017, 17:19 PM IST

BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress downfall in Meghalaya

Predicting Meghalaya`s Congress-led government`s downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people`s mandate in the state in 2018.

Apr 22, 2017, 15:19 PM IST

Assam may launch service to ferry bodies from hospital: Minister

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the state government may consider starting a service to send bodies back from hospitals.

Apr 19, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Assam to make Assamese mandatory till Class 10

Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.

Apr 19, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
In Assam, no govt job for those with more than two children

In Assam, no govt job for those with more than two children

The draft population policy has made education up to university level free for all girls in Assam.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
BJP in progressive mode in Manipur: Himanta Biswa Sarma

BJP in progressive mode in Manipur: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Manipur Assembly polls throwing up a fractured mandate, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that his party is in progressive mode and would put forth its position regarding government formation tomorrow.

Mar 12, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam

Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam

The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Nov 28, 2016, 18:43 PM IST