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Hindustantimes.com
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma says sins cause cancer, draws criticismAssam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said a person’s sins accumulate t
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 8 hours ago
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said a person’s sins accumulate to cause cancer, attracting criticism. Opposition parties accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader of airing “karmic views” to “cover up his failures in the health... Read more
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Business Standard India
Himanta Sarma apologises for cancer remark, says speech was distortedClarifying his remark on people suffering from cancer, Assam Minister Himanta B
Business Standard India / Posted 12 hours ago
Clarifying his remark on people suffering from cancer, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said he was quoted out of context in a bid to sensationalise his speech and offered an unconditional apology. In a statement, the minister said,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Himanta Biswa Sarma says cancer remark quoted out of context, but apologisesFacing flak over his remarks that life-threatening diseases were a result of pa
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 hours ago
Facing flak over his remarks that life-threatening diseases were a result of past sins, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said he was quoted out of context and apologised to those hurt by the “absolutely mindless controversy... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Health minister provokes outrage in India after describing cancer as 'divine justice'The health minister of an Indian state has provoked anger after describing canc
Daily Telegraph / Posted 21 hours ago
The health minister of an Indian state has provoked anger after describing cancer as “divine justice”. Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the minister for the Assam state in north western India, said the “background” of some cancer sufferers led him to... Read more
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Assam minister Himanta Sarma apologises over 'cancer divine justice' remarkGuwahati: A day after stirring a major controversy with his remark that cancer
asianage / Posted 22 hours ago
Guwahati: A day after stirring a major controversy with his remark that cancer was a “divine justice”, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday offered an unconditional apology to all those who have been hurt. He also said that the “absolutely... Read more
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BBC News
India minister says 'sin causes cancer'angrily after the health minister from Assam state said cancer "is divine justi
BBC News / Posted yesterday
angrily after the health minister from Assam state said cancer "is divine justice" caused by "past sins of a person". Himanta Biswa Sarma said that people could also get diseases like cancer "because of the sins of their parents". Cancer... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Under fire for cancer remark, BJP’s Himanta Biswa drags Rahul Gandhi’s Pidi into Twitter fightAssam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted a series of tweets on Thursday
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted a series of tweets on Thursday defending his position on karma as a possible reason behind cancer, a day after he was widely panned by journalists and political rivals who called his views... Read more
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asianage
God makes us suffer when we sin: Assam health minister on cancer patientsGuwahati/New Delhi: Assam Health Minister and BJP’s northeast strategist Himant
asianage / Posted yesterday
Guwahati/New Delhi: Assam Health Minister and BJP’s northeast strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he... Read more
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The Indian Express
Cancer is divine justice for sins committed, says Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa SarmaHimanta Biswa Sarma. (Express Photo/Dasarath Deka) Health, Education and Finan
The Indian Express / Posted yesterday
Himanta Biswa Sarma. (Express Photo/Dasarath Deka) Health, Education and Finance Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past. “Hinduism... Read more
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Daily Mail
Health minister in India claims cancer is a form of 'divine justice'Health minister in India claims cancer is a punishment for SINS and a form of '
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Health minister in India claims cancer is a punishment for SINS and a form of 'divine justice' Himanta Biswa Sarma, heath minister in Assam state, made the remarks to a group of newly qualified teachers on Tuesday He said cancer in young men and... Read more
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Himanta Biswa Sarma says cancer is 'divine justice', Chidamaram blames comment on party switchAssam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remark
dna / Posted yesterday
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called "divine justice". The comments sparked sharp... Read more
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India is proud of your accomplishments: PM Modi to Miss World 2017 Manushi ChhillarArena in China which was televised live globally. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi c
dna / Posted 5 days ago
Arena in China which was televised live globally. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi congratulated Chhillar saying India was proud of her accomplishment. He was joined by Haryana CM ML Khattar, union minister Suresh Prabhu and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sar... Read more
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dna
Assam CM meets Rajnath Singh over NRCwell as the Naga Framework Agreement. Sonowal met Singh at his residence, in t
dna / Posted 10 days ago
well as the Naga Framework Agreement. Sonowal met Singh at his residence, in the presence of health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, PWD minister Parimal Suklabaidya, irrigation minister Ranjit Dutta and agriculture minister Atul Bora.... Read more
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Business Standard India
Few more items to come down to 18% in next meeting: Hemanta Biswa SarmaAnother 5-6 items may come down to 18 per cent from 28 per cent in the next mee
Business Standard India / Posted 12 days ago
Another 5-6 items may come down to 18 per cent from 28 per cent in the next meeting, says Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, a day after the GST Council meeting in Guwahati that saw big-ticket decisions in favour of the consumers and... Read more
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The Hindu
Govt. will work to remove 28% GST slab: Himanta Biswa Sarmafor over 178 items, the chief of the Group of Ministers that had recommended th
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
for over 178 items, the chief of the Group of Ministers that had recommended the revisions and Assam Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said there would be a “constant endeavour to do away with the 28% slab.” Speaking to The Hindu, Mr... Read more
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Business Standard India
After trimming 28% bracket, here are 5 things GST Council might do todaymonthly tax payment. This was suggested in a report prepared by the group of mi
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
monthly tax payment. This was suggested in a report prepared by the group of ministers (GoM), led by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(Read more here) In its last meeting, the Council had allowed quarterly return filing and tax payment... Read more
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Business Standard India
177 items to become cheaper as GST Council decides to trim 28% slaba monthly tax payment. This proposal is there in the report of the group of min
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
a monthly tax payment. This proposal is there in the report of the group of ministers (GoM), led by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Besides, the composition scheme, which allows a flat rate of tax and easier compliance, may be eased... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
GST Council meeting live: Tax rates lowered on chocolate, aftershave and deodorantand consumers will be taken. Some important decisions already taken like reduci
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 14 days ago
and consumers will be taken. Some important decisions already taken like reducing almost 200 goods from 28% to 18% slab: Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam finance minister 2.30pm: GST Network on Friday said businesses can now make changes to the forms... Read more
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asianage
Congress protests at GST council meetthe state on verge of closure,” said former chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Mr Tar
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
the state on verge of closure,” said former chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Mr Tarun also alleged that Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who is the member of council has failed to take up the difficulties faced by many cottage industries of... Read more
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asianage
GST Council meet: Tax overhaul of 200 items expected, eating out to get cheaperwhat we can expect from the 23rd meeting of the Council: 1. Deliberation on th
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
what we can expect from the 23rd meeting of the Council: 1. Deliberation on the suggestions made by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-headed group of ministers (GoM) to cut tax rates for the composition scheme businesses to 1 per cent. 2.... Read more
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Business Standard India
Key things to watch out for before the opening bell23rd meeting of the Council, being held here, will also deliberate on the sugge
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
23rd meeting of the Council, being held here, will also deliberate on the suggestions made by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-headed GoM to cut tax rates for the composition scheme businesses to 1 per cent and lower rates for... Read more
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Business Standard India
GST Council may prune items in 28% slab, simplify returns tomorrow23rd meeting of the Council, being held here, will also deliberate on the sugge
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
23rd meeting of the Council, being held here, will also deliberate on the suggestions made by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-headed GoM to cut tax rates for the composition scheme businesses to 1 per cent and lower rates for... Read more
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asianage
GST Council may prune items in top slab, review tax on non AC food joints23rd meeting of the Council, being held here, will also deliberate on the sugge
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
23rd meeting of the Council, being held here, will also deliberate on the suggestions made by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-headed GoM to cut tax rates for the composition scheme businesses to 1 per cent and lower rates for... Read more
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asianage
HIV care launched in Assam jailsspecial groups under national AIDS control programme of the health ministry, he
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
special groups under national AIDS control programme of the health ministry, he said. The health ministry on Thursday launched HIV intervention programme in presence of Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a government-run remand home... Read more
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Business Standard India
Govt may review monthly GST filing process to ease tax compliance burdenfurther said that a decision to this effect may be taken next month. A group o
Business Standard India / Posted 17 days ago
further said that a decision to this effect may be taken next month. A group of ministers headed by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had last week suggested that all taxpayers should be allowed to file returns quarterly, akin to those... Read more
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dna
PV Sindhu's father takes on 'rude' IndiGo after airlines blames her 'oversized bag'the air hostess if she can post a tweet on the incident before doing so. Badmi
dna / Posted 20 days ago
the air hostess if she can post a tweet on the incident before doing so. Badminton Authority of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also met Sindhu and learned about the whole issue. He said that BAI will soon decide what action to... Read more
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Is it bot? Himanta Biswa Sarma writes to Twitter over exceptional rise in number of RTsAssam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote to Twitter suspecting automated 'bots'
dna / Posted 20 days ago
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote to Twitter suspecting automated 'bots' involvement in sudden surge of retweets of one his recent tweet on Saturday . "Some unlikely characters have started to retweet one of my recent tweets on my Twitter... Read more
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Business Standard India
PM hints more relief for traders & businesses to ease GST compliance burden9-10 will make necessary changes. The GST Council had constituted a group of m
Business Standard India / Posted 20 days ago
9-10 will make necessary changes. The GST Council had constituted a group of ministers led by Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to ease compliance burden for assessees and make the composition scheme more attractive. The other... Read more
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New Kerala
'Cong leaders can stand for 'Pidi' but not for national anthem' - newkerala news #284878Guwahati (Assam), Oct 31 : Assam Health Minister and prominent Bharatiya Janata
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
Guwahati (Assam), Oct 31 : Assam Health Minister and prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday mocked Congress for objecting to stand up for National Anthem. Speaking to ANI, the Assam Minister said, "Congress... Read more
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Delhi High Court sets aside election of Praful Patel as AIFF presidentrespective columns. After the death of BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta, the fe
dna / Posted 23 days ago
respective columns. After the death of BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta, the federation is being run by interim president Himanta Biswa Sarma. Going by how the Supreme Court has ruled in BCCI's case that no person can be office bearer of two... Read more
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Congress can stand for Rahul Gandhi's dog Pidi but not for national anthem: Himanta Biswa SarmaOn Tuesday, Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma took aim at Congress and Rahul
dna / Posted 23 days ago
On Tuesday, Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma took aim at Congress and Rahul Gandhi over the national anthem row. Claiming that Congress leaders would stand to greet Rahul Gandhi’s dog Pidi, he said Congress were mocking the idea of respecting the... Read more
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asianage
Rahul Gandhi hits back at critics, says his pet tweets for himon improving ties with Pakistan. Hitting back at Mr Gandhi, a former Congress
asianage / Posted 25 days ago
on improving ties with Pakistan. Hitting back at Mr Gandhi, a former Congress leader and currently BJP Minister in Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “”Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him... Read more
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The Indian Express
More GST rate cuts likely, AC restaurants could get cheaperscheme and so we will recommend the same to the Council.” The five-member GoM,
The Indian Express / Posted 25 days ago
scheme and so we will recommend the same to the Council.” The five-member GoM, headed by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has also said that all business-to-consumer transactions should reflect prices inclusive of GST in their... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Rahul Gandhi’s dog tweet irks Assam ministerpic.twitter.com/fkQwye94a5 Some saw the funny side of this tweet. But Assam h
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 25 days ago
pic.twitter.com/fkQwye94a5 Some saw the funny side of this tweet. But Assam health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chose to remind Gandhi why he left the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sarma had... Read more
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The Hindu
GoM for composition scheme tax cutpay GST at 2%, the rate for restaurants is 5%. Traders currently pay 1%. The G
The Hindu / Posted 25 days ago
pay GST at 2%, the rate for restaurants is 5%. Traders currently pay 1%. The GoM, headed by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has also suggested doing away with the tax rate distinction between AC and non-AC restaurants (those... Read more
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Business Standard India
Composition scheme: Small traders set to get fresh GST reliefa lukewarm response, prompting the GST Council to give it a re-look. The minis
Business Standard India / Posted 25 days ago
a lukewarm response, prompting the GST Council to give it a re-look. The ministerial panel, led by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has recommended raising the eligibility threshold to an annual turnover of Rs 1.5 crore, from Rs 1 crore... Read more
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The Hindu
Guess who’s behind Rahul Gandhi’s tweets?and followers. Among initial twitter reactions to the Congress leader’s tweet
The Hindu / Posted 25 days ago
and followers. Among initial twitter reactions to the Congress leader’s tweet was one by former Assam Congress strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma, who had quit the party and joined the BJP on the eve of the last State elections, accusing Rahul Gandhi... Read more
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Business Standard India
GoM suggests 12% GST on AC eateries, composition scheme tax cutcent, the rate for restaurants is 5 per cent. Traders currently pay 1 per cent.
Business Standard India / Posted 26 days ago
cent, the rate for restaurants is 5 per cent. Traders currently pay 1 per cent. The GoM headed by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has also suggested doing away with the tax rate distinction between AC and non-AC restaurants, those... Read more
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asianage
GoM for 12 per cent GST on AC eateries, composition scheme tax cutcent, the rate for restaurants is 5 per cent. Traders currently pay 1 per cent.
asianage / Posted 26 days ago
cent, the rate for restaurants is 5 per cent. Traders currently pay 1 per cent. The GoM headed by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has also suggested doing away with the tax rate distinction between AC and non-AC restaurants, those... Read more
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The Hindu
GoM suggests reducing GST for AC restaurantspay GST at 2%, the rate for restaurants is 5%. Traders currently pay 1 %. The
The Hindu / Posted 26 days ago
pay GST at 2%, the rate for restaurants is 5%. Traders currently pay 1 %. The GoM headed by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also suggested doing away with the tax rate distinction between AC and non-AC restaurants, those which... Read more
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dna
Still remember you feeding your dog instead of listening to problems of Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma slams Rahul Gandhia lot of awwws came his way, former Congressman and one of BJP's star performer
dna / Posted 26 days ago
a lot of awwws came his way, former Congressman and one of BJP's star performers from North-East, Himanta Biswa Sarma hit back on Twitter, reminding Rahul Gandhi that he had once preferred to play with the dog instead of... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Young blood: Modi, Amit Shah and team groom third generation BJP leaderspreparing for the Assam assembly election last year, BJP president Amit Shah re
Hindustantimes.com / Posted a month ago
preparing for the Assam assembly election last year, BJP president Amit Shah received a call from his north-east pointsman, Himanta Biswa Sarma. The former Congressman wanted approval on some organisational matters. “Don’t call me. Take decisions,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Inter-state supply may come under GST compositionfacility of input tax credit may be made available under this scheme. A ministe
Business Standard India / Posted a month ago
facility of input tax credit may be made available under this scheme. A ministerial panel, led by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, is expected to finalise the contours of the revised structure in its next meeting on Sunday. The... Read more
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dna
BAI announces Rs 5 lakh cash award for Kidambi Srikanth after Denmark Open winare on a roll and I can only see them winning more laurels for the country," Ba
dna / Posted a month ago
are on a roll and I can only see them winning more laurels for the country," Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma said. This is the third title for Srikanth in 2017 after Indonesia Open and Australia Open. He become... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
BAI announces Rs 5 lakh cash award for Denmark Open winner Kidambi Srikanthare on a roll and I can only see them winning more laurels for the country," Ba
Decclan Chronicle / Posted a month ago
are on a roll and I can only see them winning more laurels for the country," Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma said. This is the third title for Srikanth in 2017 after Indonesia Open and Australia Open. He become... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
The new BJP: Amit Shah puts party’s expansion drive in top geareight political outfits under one umbrella. “We are working towards a Congress
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 1 months ago
eight political outfits under one umbrella. “We are working towards a Congress-mukt northeast,” says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, also the NEDA chairman. In 2014, the BJP drew a blank in Kerala (out of 20), won one each in Odisha (21)... Read more
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