Arabinda Rajkhowa

  • ULFA chief Rajkhowa acquitted by TADA court May 24, 2012

    Guwahati: A TADA designated court in the city on Thursday acquitted United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa in a murder case dating back to 1990. Rajkhowa was acquitted on the basis of benefit of doubt in the case relating to the murder of noted businessman Surendra Paul. The businessman...
  • Peace talks with ULFA fruitful: Govt April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The government said there was tangible progress in its meeting with top leadership of ULFA on Monday as peace talks resumed here after a break of six months, discussing the outfit's 'charter of demands' to find a lasting solution to the threedecadeold insurgency in Assam. During the 90minute meeting,...
  • Second round of CentreULFA talks on Monday April 8, 2012

    Guwahati: A highlevel protalk ULFA delegation, led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, left for New Delhi on Sunday to hold the second round of talks with the Centre to resolve the longstanding issues. The delegation is scheduled to meet Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Monday to review the progress of...
  • Govt to hold dialogue with ULFA on April 9 March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: After a gap of six months, the government will hold dialogue with ULFA on April 9 as part of its efforts to bring a lasting solution to the decadesold insurgency problem in Assam. Union Home Secretary RK Singh and other senior Home Ministry officials will hold peace talks with...
  • Assam: ULFAgovernment peace talks today October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Giving a fresh impetus to the ongoing peace process, the government will hold talks with the banned ULFA on Tuesday with an aim of finding a lasting solution to Assam's threedecadeold insurgency problem. Top ULFA leaders will discuss with government representatives various aspects of the group's 'charter of demands'...
  • Split in ULFA, Paresh Barua slams peace talks August 10, 2011

    Guwahati: The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has literally split with a faction headed by the elusive commanderinchief Paresh Barua on Wednesday coming down hard on the peace talks led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa. "There should not be any confusion regarding the position of the ULFA as the socalled...
  • ULFA to talk with Govt, seeks Chetia's release August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Thursday said its leader Anup Chetia should be brought back to India from Bangladesh so that he can participate in the talks with the government and expressed optimism about the dialogue process. "We are positive and hopeful about the talks. Tomorrow...
  • Assam govt welcomes ULFA ceasefire July 13, 2011

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday welcomed the declaration of ceasefire by the Arabinda Rajkhowaled protalk faction of ULFA and said it would take steps to facilitate peace talks. "The Assam government welcomes ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa's initiative to come forward for peace talks with the government and will take all...
  • ULFA antitalk faction rejects ceasefire July 13, 2011

    Guwahati: Paresh Barua, heading the ULFA's antitalk faction, on Wednesday rejected the unilateral ceasefire declared by Arabinda Rajkhowaled group. "The ceasefire declared by Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa is against the ULFA's constitution and we refuse to accept it," Barua said in an email to PTI. Citing the ULFA "constitution", he said no member...
  • PM says talks with ULFA hold 'good future' February 19, 2011

    Jorhat (Assam): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday emphasised that peace talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) held a "good future" and downplayed the threats to the Congress issued by the outfit's Paresh Barua faction ahead of Assam Assembly polls. "Both the government and the ULFA are committed...
  • ULFA: Paresh faction warns of armed struggle February 19, 2011

    Guwahati: In an apparent bid to scuttle United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) leaders' peace initiative with the Centre, the Paresh Barua faction of the outfit on Saturday threatened to resort to "armed struggle" against the "arrogant" policies of the Congress and urged people to boycott meetings of the ruling...
  • Amend Constitution, give us special status: ULFA February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: After 30 years of violent insurgency in Assam, eight top leaders of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) have started historic peace talks with the Indian government last week. The leaders came to New Delhi to start the peace process. ULFA's de facto spokesperson and foreign secretary Sashadhar...
  • Hope for peace: ULFA leaders to meet PM February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A delegation of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a courtesy call on Monday evening, days after they initiated talks with the central government to end 30 long years of insurgency in Assam. An eightmember ULFA team, headed by its...
  • Assam: ULFA, govt to begin peace talks February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: On Wednesday morning, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) chiefs met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to iron out last minute glitches and then in the afternoon, the eightmember ULFA delegation flew out of Guwahati along with a 13 memberAssam government delegation and arrived in New Delhi for...
  • ULFA split, Paresh Baruah rejects peace talks February 7, 2011

    Guwahati: The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has vertically split with the elusive commanderinchief Paresh Baruah on Monday rejecting the proposed February 10 peace talks between New Delhi and the rebel leadership now out on bail. "The decision taken by the general council to hold peace talks with the...
  • ULFA leaders to meet over peace talks with govt January 18, 2011

    Guwahati: In a step towards formal peace talks between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the government, the outlawed separatist group's central executive is set to meet this week to work out modalities for the negotiations. The central executive is expected to be held in the next couple of...
  • ULFA chief writes to Assam CM for peace talks January 17, 2011

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has received a formal letter from ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa expressing his outfit's willingness to hold peace talks with the government. Stating that the outfit's central executive council would be meeting soon, the chief minister said, "I have received a letter...
  • Two top UFLA leaders released in Guwahati January 11, 2011

    Guwahati: Days after chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom, Arabinda Rajkhowa, was released, the outfit's foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika have also been released from Guwahati Central Jail. Sasha and Chaudhary are central council members of ULFA. Rajkhowa had appealed for their release as...
  • Ready for talks without preconditions: Rajkhowa January 3, 2011

    Sibsagar: ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa on Sunday said his outfit was ready to sit for peace talks without any preconditions for an "honourable" solution to relieve the people of Assam of their suffering. Rajkhowa also maintained that there were no ideological differences within the ULFA. The ULFA leader's visit to Sibasagar district...
  • ULFA Chairman Rajkhowa gets bail, talks peace January 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Just over an year after he was arrested and handed over by Bangladesh in November 2009, Arabinda Rajkhowa walked out as a free man from a Guwahati jail on Saturday morning. Within a few hours, he addressed public rallies almost like a politician and insisted that he and...
  • ULFA Chief Rajkhowa released from jail January 1, 2011

    Guwahati: United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa walked free from jail, his release will pave the way for talks between the Government and top ULFA cadres. Rajkhowa, immediately after walking out of jail, has given a clear indication of entering politics while addressing a rally at Sipajhar. "There is...
  • ULFA Chairman Rajkhowa to be freed on bail December 31, 2010

    New Delhi: Just a year after he was arrested and handed over by Bangladesh, United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa will walk out free on Friday. Within the next few weeks, ULFA's Chairman is expected to sit for peace talks with New Delhi along with most of...
  • ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa granted bail December 30, 2010

    New Delhi: United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa was on Thursday granted bail by a TADA court in Guwahati. The TADA court released Arabinda Rajkhowa after the Assam government did not oppose his bail application. ULFA's general secretary Chitraban Hazarika and foreign secretary Sasha Chaudhury are also expected...
  • Assam top ULFA leaders get bails over TADA October 2, 2010

    Guwahati: After years in jail, ULFA leaders now are being freed. ULFA leaders Mithinga Daimary, who was arrested in Bhutan in 2003, and Pradip Gogoi, who was arrested in Kolkata in April 1998, have got bail in all the TADA cases against them. "If other leaders are released from jail,...
  • Talks with ULFA minus sovereignty issue: Assam CM December 7, 2009

    Guwahati: The Government was ready for peace talks with the outlawed United Liberation of Asom (ULFA) if it shunned violence and gave up the demand for sovereignty or independence, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday. "Our doors for peace talks with the ULFA are open, but then they...
  • ULFA chief rubbishes reports about his surrender December 6, 2009

    ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and deputy commanderinchief Raju Baruah have been given 12 days police remand. This indicates that peace talks with the ULFA have hit a dead end. Arijit Sen with this report. ...
  • ULFA leader bids emotional farewell to family December 5, 2009

    Guwahati: ULFA 'chairman' Arabindo Rajkhowa kissed his son and daughter goodbye before he left the guest house where he was put up along with nine others, including his wife, before being taken to court for production on Saturday. When 52yearold Rajkhowa was about to board the bus to go to court,...
  • I have not and will never surrender: ULFA chief December 6, 2009

    Guwahati: Arrested United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa on Saturday said his outfit would not hold peace talks with the Indian Government and claimed he had not "surrendered and would never surrender". He and his two aides were brought before a court in Guwahati and remanded in...
  • ULFA boss in police custody, refuses talks December 5, 2009

    Guwahati: Arabinda Rajkhowa, the chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), and two of his associates were sent to 12 days of police custody on a Guwahati courts order on Saturday. Rajkhowa, Raju Baruah, the deputy commanderinchief of the separatist group, and Rajkhowa's personal security guard Raja Bora...
  • ULFA chief Rajkhowa to be produced in Guwahati court December 5, 2009

    Guwahati: Arrested chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Arabinda Rajkhowa, the deputy commanderinchief of the outfit Raju Barua and Rajkhowa's personal security guard Raja Bora would be produced in a local court in Guwahati on Saturday, police said. "We would seek 14 days police remand of the...