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  • Mentor first, politics later: Himanta Biswa ensures best treatment for Gogoi as he battles post-COVID complications Sep 27, 2020 03:34 PM IST

    Mentor first, politics later: Himanta Biswa ensures best treatment for Gogoi as he battles post-COVID complications

    Even though Himanta Biswa Sarma has had to travel across the state due to party work, he has kept a watch on his mentor's health.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma outlines Assam's plans to combat COVID-19, here's what he has to say Apr 29, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma outlines Assam's plans to combat COVID-19, here's what he has to say

    "I really appreciate Nitish Kumar's concern as well because as far as Bihar is concerned, the number is really huge. We had only 400 students and it is easy for us to bring them back. But for a state like Bihar, it is a tough job."

  • Panel on Assam Accord to formally submit report to state govt on February 25 Feb 22, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    Panel on Assam Accord to formally submit report to state govt on February 25

    The committee, which is headed by Justice (retired) B K Sharma, will submit the report to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the presence of the entire state cabinet, Sarma told reporters here.

  • Assam govt to close down state-run Madrasas, Sanskrit 'tols' Feb 13, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Assam govt to close down state-run Madrasas, Sanskrit 'tols'

    If religious books are taught with government funds, then the Gita also has to be taught in Sanskrit tols, Sarma told reporters.

  • Centre ready to hold peace talks with ULFA(I): Himanta Biswa Sarma Jan 28, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    Centre ready to hold peace talks with ULFA(I): Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Sarma, also the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor, told reporters here that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had clearly said on Monday that if the anti-talk ULFA(I) faction is ready for negotiations, then "the Centre is more than willing to hold dialogue with them for the sake of permanent peace in Assam and the Northeast."

  • Politics | The many layers to anti-CAA protests in Assam Jan 23, 2020 03:38 PM IST

    Politics | The many layers to anti-CAA protests in Assam

    The anti-CAA protests in Assam are steadily progressing towards an Asomiya linguistic chauvinism. It remains to be seen whether it turns into an anti-Bengali xenophobic movement.

  • Will leave politics if a single person over five lakh is given citizenship in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma Jan 14, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Will leave politics if a single person over five lakh is given citizenship in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Referring to the "rising" Muslim population, he said, "Ajmal or his son or his grandson will be the Assam chief minister after 30 years and no one can stop it."

  • Centre to reintroduce Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament in November: Himanta Biswa Sarma Sep 24, 2019 07:47 AM IST

    Centre to reintroduce Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament in November: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Sarma said the government will table CAB in Parliament in November and a new NRC will again be prepared under the leadership of PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma got Rs 3 cr from Sarada chit fund owner, claims Mamata Banerjee Apr 05, 2019 06:42 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma got Rs 3 cr from Sarada chit fund owner, claims Mamata Banerjee

    The Trinamool Congress chief also claimed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are 'two lollipops' being doled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "fool" the people of Assam.

  • Those opposing Citizenship Bill want to 'attack' Assam's culture, civilisation: Himanta Biswa Sarma Feb 18, 2019 08:02 AM IST

    Those opposing Citizenship Bill want to 'attack' Assam's culture, civilisation: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Addressing a rally of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here, Sarma claimed that his party will win 10-11 Lok Sabha seats out of the 14 in Assam in the upcoming elections.

  • Assam Budget: BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offers free gold worth Rs 38,000 for brides Feb 08, 2019 10:19 AM IST

    Assam Budget: BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offers free gold worth Rs 38,000 for brides

    Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offered gold worth an estimated Rs 38,000, for brides belonging to families with annual income of less than Rs 5 lakh

  • Mamata vs Modi | CBI softened probe on Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma after duo joined BJP: Report Feb 05, 2019 05:10 PM IST

    Mamata vs Modi | CBI softened probe on Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma after duo joined BJP: Report

    The SIT, headed by Rajeev Kumar, had ended up unearthing apparent links between the company and ministers, MPs, bureaucrats and celebrities close to the ruling Trinamool

  • Assam set to live stream its first e-Budget, session to debut on Google play Mar 12, 2018 10:55 AM IST

    Assam set to live stream its first e-Budget, session to debut on Google play

    "The government will present the first e-Budget in the Assembly and each legislator will be provided with a tablet (computer) with details of the Budget," Sarma told reporters here.

  • Assam looking to attract foreign investments in 297 projects: Himanta Biswa Sarma Dec 01, 2017 02:21 PM IST

    Assam looking to attract foreign investments in 297 projects: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    The government recently held roadshows in Japan, South Korea and Singapore to attract investments, Sarma said.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma apologises for cancer remark gaffe, says was quoted out of context Nov 23, 2017 09:52 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma apologises for cancer remark gaffe, says was quoted out of context

    In a press release, Sarma said, "My speech on divine justice and karmic deficiency is being quoted out of context. In their bid to trivialise and sensationalise, no one is looking at the content of my whole speech and intent."

  • Still scope for lowering GST rates in 5-6 items to 18%, says Assam finance minister Himanta Sarma Nov 11, 2017 07:10 AM IST

    Still scope for lowering GST rates in 5-6 items to 18%, says Assam finance minister Himanta Sarma

    In the next meeting the GST Council will discuss ways to give relief to the handloom and handicraft sector

  • Next step in GST to fit the rates across commodities: J&K FM Mar 03, 2017 11:00 PM IST

    Next step in GST to fit the rates across commodities: J&K FM

    As the deadline nears for the rollout of India's biggest tax reform, Haseeb Drabu, FM, Jammu & Kashmir told CNBC-TV18 that panel might spend 2 days in clearing the GST law so that it can go to the Parliament.

  • July 1 a realistic timeline for GST rollout, says Assam FM Jan 09, 2017 06:51 PM IST

    July 1 a realistic timeline for GST rollout, says Assam FM

    Here‘s a low-down on what top ministers from different states expect from upcoming Budget and their views on GST rollout.

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