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Himanta Biswa Sarma

Dictators Will Be Rejected By People: Assam CM

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Taking potshots at Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Sarma said the day is not far when the AIMIM president's name like that of the Nizam's would fade away.

PM Modi Security Breach: Congress Should Sack Punjab CM Channi, Says Assam CM

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Today, I am very very surprised that knowing the same vulnerability of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, they should have been the first to criticise or censure the Punjab chief minister," Sarma told reporters here.


Covid-19: CM Sarma Announces Assam Is Now Facing The Third Wave Of Pandemic

By the end of January, we will reach the peak of the third wave, the chief minister said.

NEWSFLASH | Lot Of Omicron Cases In State, Doubling Rate Is Two Days: Assam CM

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that it can be assumed that there are lots of Omicron cases in Assam.


Dhalpur Eviction Horror: Report Says They Were Not Illegal Migrants

A report released by the Centre for Minority Studies, Research and Development in Assam rebuts the Chief Minister and government's position on Dhalpur evictions that left 43 people and 14 police officers injured.

04 January, 2022

Assam Congress Announces Agitation Against 'Land Scam'

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If the government does not constitute a probe panel by February 6, the Congress will intensify its protests in every constituency and will take it to the national level, he said.


03 January, 2022

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Calls For A Redefinition Of Assam Police's Role

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day conference of superintendents of police, Biswa Sarma said the force needs to tackle insurgency and also maintain the sovereignty of the country.


24 December, 2021

Assam to activate district level Police Accountability Commission: CM

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Opposition parties legislators had expressed apprehensions that the power of the State Police Accountability Commission was attempted to be diluted by excluding/replacing 'misconduct' with 'serious misconduct'.


20 December, 2021

AFSPA To Continue In Assam, To Be Withdrawn If Peace Lasts: CM Himanta Biswa

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Chief Minister Himanta Biswa expressed his apprehension that the militant groups might not reciprocate the same way if the AFSPA is withdrawn from Assam.


25 November, 2021

BJP To Have Party Offices In Every Mandal Of Assam: Himanta

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The ruling BJP is aiming to construct offices in every mandal across Assam to strengthen its organisational base, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.


20 November, 2021

Dharmendra Pradhan: Assam To Be Made Laboratory For Mother Tongue-Based Education

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Pradhan further said that the Centre is striving to ensure parity in educational opportunities across the country, and to that end, a roadmap for creating 'Special Education Zones' is being prepared.


23 September, 2021

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

Dipankar Roy

R.N Ravi's removal as interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN-IM latest twist in long saga; former IB special director A.K. Mishra to resume stalled parleys


21 September, 2021

Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

Dipankar Roy

The Assam government took the decision to destroy 2479 rhino horns out of 2623 lying in state treasuries in a cabinet meeting on September 16. Of the total, 94 horns will be preserved for academic purposes while 50 would be kept aside for ongoing court cases.


21 September, 2021

Centre Gives Go Ahead To Assam CM To Hold Talks With Ulfa (I) Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

Himanta Biswa Sarma had invited Barua to hold talks with the government and give peace a chance soon after becoming chief minister in May.


21 September, 2021

Sarbananda Sonowal Files Nomination For RS Polls

Outlook Correspondent

Sonowal had won the last assembly election from Majuli. He was subsequently inducted in the union cabinet in July necessitating his election from the Rajya Sabha.


27 August, 2021

Mizoram Encroaches 1000 Hectares Of Assam Land, Police Backs Mizo Civilians To Stop Assam Officials

Outlook Bureau

According to divisional forest officer, Cachar, Tejas Mariswamy , Mizos have set up several camps in the land they have encroached.


25 August, 2021

Assam: Two More Accused Persons Injured In Police Encounters

Outlook Web Bureau

In another incident, three members of an armed kidnapping gang accused in several cases were nabbed in Goalpara district on Tuesday night and one 9 mm pistol, three cartridges and addictive pills were seized from their possession


19 August, 2021

Assam Police Seize Heroin Worth Over Rs 4.5 Crore, Two Arrested

Outlook Web Desk

A case has been registered in this connection at the Basistha police station and further investigations were on to determine the linkages


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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