Thursday, 9 February, 2023
TopicHimanta Biswa Sarma

Topic: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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.

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.

On Camera

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.