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‘Many Hussain Obama in India’, priority taking care of them: Himanta

Guwahati, June 23: Reacting to a social media post speculating if Assam police will go to arrest former US president Barack Obama over his remarks on the alleged vulnerability of minorities in India, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday claimed that there are many “Hussain Obama in India” and his priority will be in dealing with them. He said that Assam police will act according to its own priorities. "There are many Hussain Obama in India itself. We should prioritize taking care of them before considering going to...
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100 lakh saplings to be planted on Gandhi Jayanti: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati, June 8: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the people of the state will join hands to plant 100 lakh saplings on Gandhi Jayanti this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced ’Mission Life’ to bring about a ’Jan Andolan’ (People’s movement) which will be at the forefront of the global climate action narrative, the chief minister said while participating in a tree plantation programme ’Amri Plantation’ at Chandubi in Kamrup Rural district. The plantation of 100 lakh saplings on October 2 will help mitigate...
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Months after interstate border clash, Sarma says Mukroh village part of Assam

Guwahati, March 13: Almost four months after a bloody clash claimed five lives along the Assam-Meghalaya border, the Himanta Biswa Sarma government on Monday stated that the disputed Mukroh village, where the incident had taken place, falls under its jurisdiction. The government also said that it was yet to officially inform the neighbouring hill state about its position. In a written reply to a query by BJP MLA Bidya Sing Engleng, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Mukroh village is a part of West Karbi Anglong district. Six people —...
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Biogas plants important alternative energy source, helpful for local economy: Himanta

Guwahati, February 25: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday described compressed biogas (CBG) plants as an important alternative energy source, as such units have a cascading impact on the local economy with the raw materials procured from nearby areas. He stressed on the need to focus on renewable and alternative energy sources to overcome the challenges of global warming and environmental pollution. Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a CBG unit at Domora Pather in Sonapur on the outskirts of Guwahati, Sarma said, “In view of...
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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma emerges as BJP’s poster boy for poll campaigns

Guwahati, December 2: The BJP’s most prominent face from the Northeast, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has emerged as the party's new poster boy for election campaigning, capturing eyeballs as its first star campaigner from the region in far away Gujarat and Delhi. Be it the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, imposition of Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the PFI ban, the Ram Janmabhoomi temple issue, the communal angle to the recent killing of a girl by her live-in partner or the attack on Congress and his...
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Himanta says Assam govt considering withdrawing AFSPA from more areas

Guwahati, October 31: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said his government is considering withdrawing AFSPA from two more locations in the state. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was extended for six months from October 1 with the continuation of the 'Disturbed Area' tag for Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts along with Lakhipur sub-division of Cachar in the Barak valley. The government had withdrawn the controversial law from West Karbi Anglong district as the situation "considerably improved" there....
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Will not hesitate to take any measure for transparent recruitment process: Assam CM

Guwahati, September 23: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday asserted that his government will not hesitate to take any step to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process in the state, including suspending internet services for up to 20 hours. Sarma was speaking at an appointment letter distribution ceremony for 11,236 posts in 24 government departments here. The Assam government's decision to suspend mobile internet services for four hours each on two days during written examinations for recruitment to Grade 3 and Grade 4 posts last month had...
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India a civilization democracy: Himanta

Guwahati, September 22: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday claimed that India is "not a constitutional democracy", but a "civilization democracy". Speaking at the third edition of the 'Lokmanthan' convention here, he also said that a collective response is needed against the "attack" of the Left and secularists on "Indian civilization". "For the challenges to our civilization, we need to make them (Left and seculars) understand that India is not a geographical entity born in 1947. I say this always that India is not a constitutional democracy. It...
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