Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicHimanta Biswa Sarma

Topic: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Police has to redefine role to meet emerging challenges, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day conference of superintendents of police in Duliajan, Sarma said the force needs to tackle insurgency & maintain sovereignty of the country.

Judicial probe into brutal Assam eviction hasn’t begun in 3 months, 1st staffer appointed now

Case in Darrang district's Sipajhar made headlines in September for 'brutality' of Assam Police and images of photographer stomping on body of villager. At least 2 people died.

Big Bang catch — Maradona’s stolen Hublot watch worth Rs 20 lakh recovered in Assam

The limited edition watch was recovered from an Assam resident who used to work in a Dubai firm where Maradona’s belongings had been stored

TV host says ‘ching chong’ to Assamese child, celebs laugh, CM calls it ‘unacceptable’

Row erupted after a clip from reality show, Dance Deewane on Colors TV, went viral on social media. Host Raghav Juyal was seen making alleged racist comments in it.

Is Himanta aping Yogi? Spotlight on Assam Police as 27 ‘criminals’ are shot dead in 5 months

CM Himanta’s zero-tolerance pledge against crime has drawn comparisons with Yogi Adityanath. But some experts say Assam Police’s ‘insurgency hangover’ is also to blame for spate of encounters.

Protester beaten, shot, stomped: 2 die as Assam eviction turns violent, govt orders probe

Videos of purported face-off on social media show police personnel in riot gear, armed with sticks and guns. Local activists and politicians hit out at Assam government and police.

Bomb blast damages school near Assam-Mizoram border, Himanta Biswa Sarma says will conduct probe

The blast damaged a major portion of a primary school in Assam's Hailakandi district where locals suspect that miscreants from Mizoram bombed the school.

Assam, Mizoram agree to ‘amicably resolve’ inter-state border dispute

The two state govts agreed to not send their respective forest and police forces for patrolling, domination, enforcement or for fresh deployment to any of the conflict areas.

Assam voted Modi-Shah BJP to power for stability and progress, got chaos and conflict

Asaam under BJP has stumbled from one divisive row to another — from NRC-CAA to Cattle Preservation Bill, population control policy and now the border clash with Mizoram.

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.