PARESH BARUA

  • Government holds peace talks with ULFA June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In its efforts to bring lasting peace in Assam, the Centre today held talks with ULFA and discussed the group's demands to find a permanent solution to the threedecadeold insurgency in the Northeastern state. Top government officials led by Union Home Secretary RK Singh held the dialogue with the...
  • 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...
  • No ULFA bandhs from April 6 to 15 in Assam April 5, 2011

    Guwahati: The banned Paresh Barua led faction of ULFA has decided not to call any Assam bandh from April 6 to April 15 in view of the upcoming Rongali Bihu celebrations in the state. "We have decided not to go ahead with our earlier plan of calling bandhs during the visit...
  • Maoists trying to set up base in Assam: CRPF February 22, 2011

    Jorhat: Maoists are trying to establish their base in Assam and the antitalk faction of ULFA led by CommanderinChief Paresh Barua has launched a massive recruitment drive, particularly in Upper Assam, a senior CRPF officer said. "There are specific intelligence reports indicating that youths from Assam are veering towards the Naxal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Crack appears in ULFA, Barua warns peace lobby January 27, 2011

    Guwahati: ULFA chief Paresh Barua has sent out a stern message to the peace lobbby. A video footage, showing ULFA's elusive Commander in Chief Paresh Baruah dancing during Bihu along with the militant group's armed cadres in an unknown location, was sent to the media by ULFA cadres who still owe...
  • Assam government to hold talks with ULFA May 26, 2010

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced it would hold peace talks with the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) whether or not the outfit's elusive commanderinchief Paresh Baruah joins the negotiations. "We are soon going to initiate the peace process with the ULFA. We would like Paresh Baruah to...
  • Assam top ULFA leaders get bails over TADA February 26, 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,...
  • Watch: ULFA leader held, talks doubtful December 4, 2009

    Guwahati/New Delhi: The Chairman of the ULFA, Arabind Rajkhowa, was finally and officially declared arrested by India after he was handed over by Bangladesh and taken into Indian custody and kept at a safe house in Guwahati. But will talking to Rajkhowa without the support of ULFA's military commander Paresh...
  • Rajkhowa, from student leader to India's most wanted December 4, 2009

    Guwahati/Dhaka: For 30 long years till his arrest, Arabinda Rajkhowa remained a fugitive much sought after by Indian security forces, staying the better part of that period abroad, mainly in Bangladesh under various aliases. His real is name is Rajib Rajkonwar, son of late Uma Rajkonwar and Damayanti Rajkonwar, of Lakwa...
  • Assam eyes peace after ULFA chief's arrest December 4, 2009

    Guwahati: The detention of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa has once again given Assam hope that peace will finally prevail in the state. ULFA has indulged in violence, terror and bomb blasts for nearly 30 years and with Rajkhowa's arrest by the Bangladeshi security agencies, it seems...
  • ULFA chief ready for talks, to get safe passage December 3, 2009

    New Delhi: United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, who has been arrested by the Bangladeshi authorities, says he is ready for talks with the Indian Government. Government sources said that Centre is considering giving safe passage to Rajkhowa to facilitate the peace talks. Rajkhowa's wife Kavita and two sons...
  • ULFA leader Rajkhowa arrested in Bangladesh December 2, 2009

    Guwahati: Arabinda Rajkhowa, founder and chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), has been arrested in Bangladesh, dealing a crippling a blow to the outfit, informed sources said Wednesday. Apurba Baruah, the outfit's publicity secretary, has also been arrested. Both are expected to be handed over to India...
  • Bangladesh denies reports on ULFA chief's arrest June 15, 2009

    Dhaka: Dismissing all the reports of the top ULFA leader Paresh Barua of being arrested in Dhaka, police called it as a hoax. Barua is on the run for three decades but on Sunday a Bangladeshi newspaper reported that he has been arrested. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials arrested...
  • ULFA chief safe home in Dhaka January 16, 2007

    Guwahati: Thousands of Indian troops are fighting the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in upper Assam, but the banned groups chief lives far away and safe from capture. Paresh Barua, commanderinchief of ULFA, is believed to be living in Dhaka under the care and patronage of Bangladeshs Directorate General of...