ULFA

  • ULFA expels Hira Sarania for contesting Lok Sabha polls 07-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Dibrugarh: ULFA (Pro-Talk) has expelled its former 'Commander' Hira Sarania for contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Kokrajhar (ST) constituency as an independent. "We have officially expelled Hira Sarania from the outfit for contesting the polls. We asked him not to participate in the poll process but he did not...
  • Bangladesh court gives death to ULFA chief Paresh Barua, 13 others in arms haul case 30-01-2014 01:47 PM

    A Bangladeshi court on Thursday handed down death penalty to 14 people, including the Jamaat-e-Islami chief and a top leader of India's separatist outfit ULFA, in the country's biggest ever weapons haul case, nearly 10 years after the seizure took place. "The Metropolitan Special Tribunal-1 has handed down death penalty...
  • Youth hijacks school van in Assam, abducts girl 04-12-2013 10:32 PM

    Guwahati: A youth on Wednesday hijacked a school van with 11 children in Assam's Sivasagar district at gun-point and later vanished inside a tea garden on the Nagaland border with a girl student, police said. Although police got down to the job immediately after the incident and rescued 10 children...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Asom Gana Parishad, BJP over development 09-10-2013 07:51 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday rejected the claims of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) that the Congress government was reaping the fruits of development it had sowed when in power. Terming the AGP rule as the darkest chapter in Assam's history, he said several family members of...
  • Assam Police removes ULFA flags from market in Barpeta 15-08-2013 08:59 PM

    Police on Indepencence Day removed ULFA flags from two places in Assam's Barpeta district today. One of the flags of ULFA, which along with five other northeast groups had called for their customary boycott of Independence Day celebrations and a general shut down, was found on a post in the...
  • I am not going to divide Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi 09-08-2013 05:19 PM

    Titabor: Rejecting demands to divide Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said all ethnic groups need to stay united. "I am not going to divide Assam. We all need to live together. Stop bandh culture and go for work culture," Gogoi exhorted. "When we are one others will fear...
  • One killed in Assam grenade attack 24-07-2013 10:08 PM

    Guwahati: One person was killed and at least seven others were injured after the anti-talk faction of the ULFA militants lobbed a grenade at a crowded place in Assam Wednesday evening, police said. Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) SN Singh confirmed the incident in Bokolia area in Karbi...
  • Singer Zubeen Garg provided security after ULFA threat 22-04-2013 01:05 PM

    Guwahati: The Assam government provided security to popular singer Zubeen Garg following a threat from an ULFA anti-talk faction for defying its diktat against singing Hindi songs during the ongoing Rongali Bihu celebrations. The 'Ya Ali' singer was initially reluctant to accept the security provided to him by the government...
  • Assam: 2 ULFA cadres killed in encounter, claim police, army 09-04-2013 09:36 AM

    Dibrugarh: Two United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) cadres were killed in an encounter in Assam's Dibrugarh district after the police and army conducted raids in Bordoloni looking for the extremists. However, two terrorists have escaped the encounter. Security forces on the spot have seized TWO HK-37 rifles and grenades....
  • Three ULFA cadre killed in gunfight 26-12-2011 12:26 PM

    Itanagar: Three ULFA cadre were shot dead in an encounter with security forces at Namsai in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh, police said on Monday. The ultras were killed in an encounter with personnel of 26 Maratha Light Infantry regiment near Noadehing Bridge at Namsai in Assam-Arunachal boundary at around...
  • ULFA warns against army operations in Assam 09-12-2011 08:31 AM

    Guwahati: At least six persons were injured by unidentified persons claiming to be ULFA in Tinsukia district, officials said on Thursday. The assailants armed with sophisticated sharp weapons attacked people at Jagun along the Assam-Bangladesh border and injured six of them seriously on Wednesday night. They left the spot after...
  • ULFA leader, Indian scribe detained in Myanmar 05-12-2011 05:04 AM

    New Delhi: Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Sunday confirmed the detention of a top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) functionary and an Indian journalist in Myanmar by its army the day before. The ULFA functionary held by the Myanmarese army is Jibon Moran, he added. "We have information...
  • Top ULFA leader detained in Myanmar 04-12-2011 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: A top ULFA leader Jiban Moran and an Indian journalist have been detained by authorities in Myanmar, government said on Sunday. However, there was no information about the detention of ULFA's self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah as reported in some sections of media, Union Home Secretary RK Singh. "We...
  • Assamese writer Indira Goswami dies 29-11-2011 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: Ailing Assamese writer and Jnanpith award winning litterateur Indira Goswami died on Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness. The former Delhi University professor was admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital following lung infection and breathing problems. Earlier this year, the noted writer suddenly fell ill at her...
  • India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty 21-11-2011 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: India and Bangladesh will sign a formal extradition treaty by the end of December 2011 or early January 2012. The first person to be handed over, once the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty for Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners (extradition treaty) is signed, will be jailed United Liberation Front of...
  • Talks with ULFA 'very constructive': Centre 31-10-2011 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday termed the ongoing peace talks with the banned ULFA as "very constructive" and gave hints that it would not press for surrender of arms by the groups. Making it clear that the venue of the dialogue would continue to be New Delhi, Union Home...
  • Centre-ULFA peace process will fail: Baruah 31-10-2011 06:43 PM

    Guwahati: The anti-talk faction of the ULFA on Monday claimed the recent peace initiative launched by the Centre with arrested leaders of the group would prove to be a failure and any initiative should revolve around the demand for sovereignty. "The recent initiative will not be successful as the arrested...
  • Assam: ULFA holds peace talks with Centre 25-10-2011 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre is holding peace talks with the Arabinda Rajkhowa-led ULFA faction on Tuesday in the capital to find a solution to end Assam's three-decade-old insurgency problem. The ULFA has sought a Constitutional amendment to protect the rights of tribals. The two sides are going to discuss the...
  • Assam: ULFA-government peace talks today 25-10-2011 06:38 AM

    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 three-decade-old insurgency problem. Top ULFA leaders will discuss with government representatives various aspects of the group's 'charter of...
  • PM, CM gave away Assam land to Bangladesh: ULFA 10-10-2011 06:36 PM

    Guwahati: ULFA anti-talk faction on Monday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of secretly giving away Assam's land to Bangladesh in the recent land swap agreement. "Chief minister Tarun Gogoi and non-genuine resident of Assam Prime Minister Manmohan Singh happily gave away Assam's land to...
  • ULFA signals end of violence, signs peace pact 03-09-2011 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: In its effort to bring lasting peace in Assam, the Centre and the Assam government on Saturday signed an agreement with the banned ULFA to end violence in the troubled northeastern state and set the ball rolling for peace talks. The Suspension of Operation (SoO) pact, signed by...
  • Second round of talks between ULFA, Centre today 03-09-2011 07:12 AM

    Guwahati: The second round of talks between ULFA and the Centre will be held on Saturday in Delhi where ceasefire ground rules would be discussed, while government would decide on the lines the parley would progress. "The ULFA-government meeting will decide on what lines the talks will be held and...
  • Split in ULFA, Paresh Barua slams peace talks 10-08-2011 03:50 PM

    Guwahati: The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has literally split with a faction headed by the elusive commander-in-chief 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...
  • ULFA seeks amendment in Constitution 05-08-2011 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Friday sought amendment in the Constitution for finding "meaningful" ways to protect the rights and identity of indigenous people of Assam. To find an honourable solution to Assam's three-decade-old insurgency problem, top ULFA leaders on Friday met Home Minister P...