Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicHimanta Biswa Sarma

Topic: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM takes note of Dibrugarh university ragging case, urges students–say no to ragging

A student of Dibrugarh University allegedly jumped off the hostel building of the University Saturday after being fed up with ragging by his seniors.

With Lachit Barphukan, BJP is giving a history lesson to Congress on how to remember icons

BJP's celebration of 17th century Assam warrior Lachit Barphukan stands in sharp contrast with Congress' selective glorification of historical figures.

Black flag protests, cars set afire — how Mukroh firing is testing strained Assam-Meghalaya ties

Meghalaya govt says Assam police & forest guards entered the state & 'resorted to unprovoked firing' that left 6 dead. Assam govt says personnel fired to save their own lives.

Assam’s Miya museum closed ‘for being in PMAY house’, ‘What’s new there except lungi?’ says CM

Goalpara district administration sealed the Miya museum days after it opened & hours before Assam police detained 3, including the person in whose house it was set up, for alleged terror links.

‘Law is equal for all’ — complaint against Assam CM, Sadhguru for night safari inside Kaziranga

The Assam CM said no laws were broken during the visit that 'took place' after sunset. A wildlife warden, he said, can give permission to enter a protected area even at night.

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.

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A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.