Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Assam minister rejects proposal to set up museum for Muslims
    Guwahati, October 25 (IANS): The Education and Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Sunday rejected the Congress proposal to set up a museum for the Muslims living in Char anchal (riverine area) of the state at the famous Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Congress MLA from Baghbar constituency (under Barpeta district), Sherman Ali Ahmed, who also belong from the Bengali Muslim community, last week proposed the Assam government to establish the museum for th
  • Assam govt asks private schools to cut 25 % fee
    Guwahati, August 15 (IANS) The Assam government on Friday has asked all the private schools to slash 25 per cent fee from pre-school to Class XII standard from May till the schools open, Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Sarma, who also holds the Finance portfolio, in a tweet said: "In view of Covid-19 pandemic, we have advised all private educational institutions to offer at least 25 per cent concessions in monthly fees (pre-primary to XII), from May 1 ti
  • Assam registers 118% rise in Covid-19 cases in 2 weeks
    GUWAHATI, JULY 15 (IANS): Assam has registered 118 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases in in the past two weeks because of return of around 300,000 people from other states, according to an official here on Wednesday.   Given the spike, the state government has taken a series of steps, including door-to-door tests in vulnerable areas and 21-day lockdown in the Kamrup (Metro) district.   From 8,547 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths on July 1, the case number jumped to 18