Randeep Surjewala (File Image/IANS)

Congress will win 101 seats to form govt in Assam: Randeep Surjewala

Guwahati | By securing 101 seats in the 126-member Assam Assembly, the Congress led ‘Mahajot’ would form the government on May 5 and in the first session of the Vidhan Sabha, it would initiate the process of implementing its ‘five guarantees’ for the state, AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed here on Friday. Surjewala said […]

Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (File Image/IANS)

Assam Assembly passes bill to shut govt run madrasas

Guwahati: Amid protests by the Opposition legislators, the Assam Assembly passed the Assam Repealing Bill 2020, that seeks to abolish the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018, on the last day of the three-day winter session on Wednesday. […]

Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (File Image/IANS)

Assam govt to shut its madrasas, introduces Bill in Assembly

Guwahati: The Assam government introduced a Bill in the Assembly on Monday to shut over 600 madrasas run by it, which was strongly opposed by the opposition Congress and AIUDF. Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced the Assam Madrassas Education (Provincialisation) Act of 1995 on the opening day of the three-day Winter Session. […]

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (File)

Assam to shut down govt-run madrasas, Sanskrit tols

Guwahati: The Madrasa Board in Assam would be dissolved and all state-run madrasas would be converted into general schools, state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. The Minister said that the Sanskrit tols (schools) would be closed down as well by the Assam government. Sarma said that the government has no intention of closing […]