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North East

Himanta meets president, invites her to Karbi Youth Festival

Guwahati, December 14: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday called on President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and invited her to the attend golden jubilee celebrations of the Karbi Youth Festival. In a post on X, Sarma said Murmu’s humility and compassion are an immense source of strength and he was fortunate to have received her guidance. “I had the pleasure to invite Hon’ble President to the 50th Karbi Youth Festival (KYF) in January 2024. “KYF is a celebration of our ancient indigenous culture & it will...
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Assam govt close to providing jobs to 1 lakh people: Himanta

Guwahati, December 8: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said his government was close to providing jobs to 1 lakh unemployed youths of the state. At a function, he handed over appointment letters to 839 persons, taking the total number of jobs provided so far to 88,080. “We will exceed our target of providing 1 lakh government jobs with 0 corruption,” he posted on X. Addressing the function where he handed over the letters, Sarma said apart from regular employment in the public sector, many youths have also...
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Congress fulfilling Jinnah’s vision: Himanta on Telangana ‘minority declaration’

Guwahati, November 11: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday lashed out at the Congress for its ‘minority declaration' in poll-bound Telangana, claiming that the party is “fulfilling the vision of Mohammad Ali Jinnah's Muslim League”. In an apparent reference to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi without naming him, the BJP leader alleged that those who have “appropriated the Gandhi surname have revived the policies of Jinnah”. The Congress' Minority Declaration released on Thursday said that if the party comes to power in Telangana, it would ensure fair reservation for...
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Assam government staff must get assent prior to second marriage even if religion allows: Himanta

Guwahati, October 27: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said all state government employees will have to seek prior permission for second marriage even if their religions allow it. The Assam government in a recent order had barred its employees from marrying another person if the spouse is alive and warned of punitive action if they indulged in bigamy. "This is an old circular. An Assam government employee, from the point of view of our service rules, is not entitled to enter into a second marriage. "However, if...
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Assam Congress chief urges Singapore institute to withdraw fellowship for Himanta

Guwahati, September 19: Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Borah on Tuesday urged Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to "withdraw" the fellowship bestowed on Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, alleging that the BJP leader "stands for all that is wrong in Indian politics". In an open letter to the Dean of the institution, Borah said he was ‘astounded’ that the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, named after Singapore’s first prime minister, has been awarded to Sarma. The BJP leader became the first chief minister of Assam to be...
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Congress seems to have strong aversion towards ‘Bharat’: Himanta Sarma

New Delhi, September 5: The Congress seems to have a strong aversion towards Bharat, and the opposition alliance intentionally chose INDIA as its name with the aim of defeating "BHARAT", Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma said on Tuesday. Amid initial reports that a G20 dinner invite refers to the President as "President of Bharat", Sarma first posted on X, "REPUBLIC OF BHARAT-happy and proud that our civilisation is marching ahead boldly towards AMRIT KAAL." About one and a half hours later, responding to a post by Congress general secretary Jairam...
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Assam will soon become country’s medical education hub: Himanta

Guwahati, September 1: As the academic sessions of three new medical colleges in Assam began on Friday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said these new institutions will lead to greater availability of doctors at government hospitals, which will boost the overall healthcare system of the state. He said the new colleges will be turned into hubs of medical education with nursing, dental and other courses being introduced in a phased manner. “Assam will soon become the country’s hub for medical education. We are on our way to have 2,000 MBBS...
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Administrative work post-delimitation to start shortly in Assam: Himanta

Guwahati, August 14: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the state government will shortly commence administrative re-organisation work following the delimitation of assembly and parliamentary constituencies. He said while some protests against the final delimitation report are taking place, people have to accept it as reality. The final report on delimitation, which was published by the Election Commission (EC) on August 11, retained the number of assembly constituencies in Assam at 126 and Lok Sabha seats at 14. However, it revised the nomenclature of one parliamentary...
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Assam to plant one crore saplings on Sep 17: Himanta

Guwahati, August 2: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said one crore saplings of commercial trees will be planted within three hours on September 17 to increase the forest cover of the state. At a function here, the CM launched the web portal, mobile app and theme song of the ‘Amrit Briksha Andolan’ campaign. Along with this, a website for registration of the wood-based industry was also launched on Wednesday for ‘ease of doing business’ in the sector. Speaking on the occasion, Sarma said that this movement will...
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