Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicHimanta Biswa Sarma

Topic: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam is becoming hotbed of ‘jihadi activities’, says Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma’s comments come after police busted five modules with links to Bangladesh-based terror outfit Ansarul Islam in last five months.

‘Natives’ vs Bengali-speaking ‘Miyas’: Why Assam govt has named 5 Muslim groups as indigenous

Assam govt Tuesday announced 'indigenous' status for Goriya, Moriya, Deshi, Julah & Syed communities. Opposition accuses BJP of sowing division between Assamese & Bengali-speaking Muslims.

Floating shops, rivers for roads — how floods brought economically strategic Silchar to its knees

In intervening night between 19 & 20 June, water from Barak river gushed through the embankment that had breached at Bethukandi, more than 3 km from Silchar. The town was inundated overnight.

‘Never seen floods like this before’ — 134 dead, 21 lakh hit as 22 Assam districts battle deluge

NDRF carrying out relief operations in Silchar, which is now mostly underwater, but many families still in need of essentials. Officials say operations to go on for another few days.

‘Madrasas should disappear, Muslims originally Hindus’: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma at RSS event

Abolishing madrasas, slamming the Gandhis and "reconversion", Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke about his idea of India and whether religion should play a role in education.

Joblessness, perks of surrender, ‘frustration’ — how ULFA-I recruited over 40 youth in 8 months

ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah, is the banned, anti-peace-talks faction of the insurgent group. Its total recruitment between 2017 and 2019 was about 70 people. 

Many in race to be Modi’s successor but here’s one who can step into Amit Shah’s shoes

Being ‘Mr Indispensable’ isn't always a good thing. Remember when Modi didn’t let Amit Shah become Gujarat CM after Anandiben Patel resigned?

Assam’s 2021 cattle law hit supply in beef-eating Northeast. Now, BJP govt has found a fix

The Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021 has made it difficult for neighbouring states to procure cattle. Due to supply troubles, the price of meat has also gone up.

‘Did we ask for proof you are Rajiv Gandhi’s son?’ Himanta Biswa Sarma questions Rahul Gandhi

Addressing a rally in poll-bound Uttarakhand Friday, Assam CM launched an attack on Congress leader after he raised doubts on the legitimacy of 2016 surgical strike.

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.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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