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`Himanta submitting resignation to Assam Governor against party norm`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:06

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Bhubaneswar Kalita on Thursday termed former Education minister and dissident leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meeting the Governor to submit his resignation as "against the party constitution".

Gogoi meets senior party MLAs to select new set of ministers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:37

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday met senior Congress MLAs to start the process of selecting a new set of ministers following the exit of three dissidents from his team.

Tarun Gogoi reallocates portfolios to four ministers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:13

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi reallocated portfolios to four ministers in his cabinet after dropping two ministers yesterday consequent to the resignation of dissident minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Not a rebellion against Rahul: Congress on Assam minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:45

The Congress Monday said the resignation of Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was not a rebellion against party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Gogoi denies Sarma`s allegations

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:40

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday denied that he had suggested reshuffle of his ministry after every four months as alleged by dissident minister Himanta Biswa Sarma after tendering his resignation to Governor J B Patnaik here today.

Dissidence against Tarun Gogoi grows, 32 Congress MLAs resign

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 08:49

The political crisis in Assam further deepened when 32 Congress MLAs led by State`s Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quit on Monday demanding the immediate ouster of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Assam Congress headed for split over Tarun Gogoi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:10

The Assam unit of the Congress party is apparently divided over the continuation of Tarun Gogoi as Chief Minister as over 40 dissident MLAs have threatened to dislodge him as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (ACLP) if the central leadership fails to pay heed to their demand.

Assam govt for CBI inquiry into lady doctor`s death

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 00:17

Despite the Assam health minister`s announcement of a CBI probe into the murder of a post-graduate woman medical student inside the ICU of a state run hospital, its striking junior doctors refused to suspend their protest agitation till concrete steps were taken.

I face political pressure trying to improve PT ratio: Assam minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:28

Stating that he faces "political pressure" while trying to improve pupil-teacher ratio in the state, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said it is a "misplaced sympathy" to talk for teachers only.

Assam cabinet reshuffle after LS polls, Himanta may quit post

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 18:15

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma hinted that that he might voluntarily relinquish his present portfolio to give way to new face after the Lok Sabha polls in a planned reshuffle of the ministerial berths.

Assam to have 126 model hospitals, 60 to start thi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 18:58

Assam government will set up 126 model hospitals in each of the assembly constituencies, state Health and Family Welfare Minister said.

Assam minister denies Saradha chief`s allegations

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 16:18

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday denied the allegations Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen made against him in a letter to the CBI and said he planned to send him a legal notice.