Himanta Biswa Sarma

Will make Assam one of top five states, immediate focus on COVID: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma said that unless the pandemic is controlled in Assam, cases will not go down in other northeastern states.

May 10, 2021, 15:36 PM IST

Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as Chief Minister; his Cabinet Ministers also take oath

Himanta Biswa Sarma was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Assam on Monday afternoon by Governor Jagdish Mukhi along with 13 members of the Cabinet. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by BJP national president JP Nadda and several other leaders of the party as well as opposition parties.

May 10, 2021, 14:18 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam's 15th Chief Minister -- In pics

"The State Government is committed to serving the people of Assam," Himanta Biswa Sarma said.


May 10, 2021, 13:40 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma - The man behind BJP's phenomenal rise in North-East

Sarma has been credited as the man behind the BJP's saffron surge in the North East. The veteran leader has played a stellar role in the success of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Assembly polls in Assam with the alliance returning to power overcoming the stiff challenge posed by the Congress-led alliance. 

May 10, 2021, 10:19 AM IST

Ex-Madhya Pradesh minister Jugal Kishore Bagri dies of COVID-19

After partial lockdowns and full lockdown on Sundays, a fortnight-long lockdown began in Tamil Nadu from May 10 to May 24.

May 10, 2021, 09:16 AM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma to be sworn in as 15th Chief Minister of Assam today

Himanta Biswa Sarma will be administered the oath at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

May 10, 2021, 07:02 AM IST

Suspense over Assam CM ends, Himanta Biswa Sarma elected as leader of BJP legislature party

Himanta Biswa Sarma will serve as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam. 

May 09, 2021, 14:20 PM IST

Vaccination for 45+ age group to remain closed in Pune on May 9

BJP national president JP Nadda will hold a meeting with incumbent Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to decide the next CM for the state.

May 08, 2021, 08:33 AM IST

Assam Assembly election 2021: Check out the list of key candidates

Apart from Assam, results of four assemblies- West Bengal (294 seats), Tamil Nadu (234 seats), Kerala (140 seats) and Puducherry (30 seats) will also be declared on May 2.

Apr 30, 2021, 19:11 PM IST

No possibility of lockdown or night curfew in Assam, says Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, urges people to remain alert

"There is no possibility of lockdown or night curfew in Assam. I request everyone to get themselves tested if they have symptoms," Himanta Biswa Sarma said. 

Apr 08, 2021, 13:45 PM IST

EC bars BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours for threatening Bodoland leader

The Election Commission has barred Assam government minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours with immediate effect for allegedly making threatening remarks against Bodoland People’s Front chief Hagrama Mohilary.

Apr 03, 2021, 07:10 AM IST

Assam Assembly Elections: BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma gets EC notice for 'threatening' opposition leader

Noting "prima facie violation" of provisions of the Model Code of Conduct, the EC has sought reply from Sarma in the matter.

Apr 01, 2021, 15:50 PM IST

No more government-aided madrasas in Assam from THIS date; check details

The move comes after a law passed to this effect by the state Assembly on December 30, 2020, got the Assam Governor's assent, Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. Terming the development as "historic" and "progressive", Sarma said in a tweet, "Glad that The Assam Repealing Act 2020 has received the assent of Hon Governor & has come into effect."

Feb 04, 2021, 18:22 PM IST

Assam: State government to give free scooties to meritorious girl students

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that free scooties would be given to meritorious girl students who had passed higher secondary exams

Jan 03, 2021, 00:23 AM IST

Bill to abolish all state-run madrassas tabled in Assam; Check details

The bill to abolish all the state-run madrassas and convert those into general schools was tabled despite a united opposition raising objections against it. 

Dec 28, 2020, 16:46 PM IST

Arnab Goswami arrest: Uddhav unworthy son of Balasaheb Thackeray, Mumbai top cop most coward officer in India, says Assam Minister

Arnab Goswami arrest: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma slammed the Maharashtra government and Mumbai top cop.

Nov 04, 2020, 20:10 PM IST

Assam government-run madrassas to be converted into high schools, notification to be issued soon

All government-run madrassas and Sanskrit schools will be closed down by the Assam government and the notification to this effect will be issued in November, state’s Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.

Oct 17, 2020, 23:20 PM IST

DNA: DNA test of 'Assam model' of religious education

Assam to shut down all government-aided madrasas, Sanskrit schools, says Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. In this segment of DNA we will do the DNA test of 'Assam model' of religious education.

Oct 14, 2020, 22:30 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke: When will the ‘Assam model’ of Madrasas’ be implemented in the country?

Taal Thok Ke: This is a special segment of Taal Thok Ke in which we bring you a panel discussion on concurrent issues. In today's episode of 'Taal Thok Ke' we will discuss- When will the ‘Assam model’ of Madrasas’ be implemented in the country?

Oct 14, 2020, 19:08 PM IST

Quran cannot be taught at the cost of govt money: Himanta Sarma on madrassas

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the state government will shut down some madrassas and will convert all state-run madrassas into regular schools.

Oct 14, 2020, 13:12 PM IST