ULFA

  • ULFA expels Hira Sarania for contesting Lok Sabha polls April 7, 2014

    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...
  • Bangladesh court gives death to ULFA chief Paresh Barua, 13 others in arms haul case January 30, 2014

    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 14,"...
  • Youth hijacks school van in Assam, abducts girl December 4, 2013

    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 and...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Asom Gana Parishad, BJP over development October 9, 2013

    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 the...
  • Assam Police removes ULFA flags from market in Barpeta August 15, 2013

    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 market...
  • I am not going to divide Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi August 9, 2013

    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 to...
  • One killed in Assam grenade attack July 24, 2013

    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 Anglong...
  • Singer Zubeen Garg provided security after ULFA threat April 22, 2013

    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 saying...
  • Assam: 2 ULFA cadres killed in encounter, claim police, army April 9, 2013

    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. The...
  • Effective measures check infiltration from Bangladesh, says Home Secretary March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Effective steps were being taken to guard the India-Bangladesh border and check illegal infiltration from the neighbouring country, union Home Secretary RK Singh said on Thursday. Presiding over a tripartite meeting of the officials from the centre and Assam governments and pro-talk United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), "Singh...
  • Assam: Hardcore ULFA leader comes overground February 21, 2013

    Tinsukia/Guwahati: Bijoy Chinese, a top ULFA leader and a trusted lieutenant of its 'military chief' Paresh Baruah, has come overground and has expressed support for peace talks. Official sources said ULFA (anti-talk faction) 'eastern zone commander' Bijoy Chinese had got in touch with police in Tinsukia and was being brought...
  • ULFA blasts IOC pipeline, no casualty reported January 29, 2013

    Tinsukia: An oil pipeline at Makum in upper Assam's Tinsukia district was on Tuesday damaged in an explosion for which United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed responsibility. The explosion in the pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation-Assam Oil Division (AOD) created a 4-ft crater in Pachim Mamarani area, AOD...
  • Assam ignores militants' boycott call, celebrates R-Day January 26, 2013

    Guwahati: The Republic Day boycott called by Northeast militant outfits, including the ULFA and NDFB, failed to evoke response in Assam on January 26 with people coming out in large numbers to attend the celebrations. Governor JB Patnaik unfurled the National Tricolour and addressed the people at the central function...
  • IED, uranium recovered, security beefed up in Assam January 24, 2013

    Guwahati: A powerful improvised explosive device (IED), uranium and explosive materials were recovered on January 24, triggering the authorities to tighten security across Assam in the run-up to the Republic Day celebrations, the police said. Patrolling army men of the Red Horns Division recovered the IED, weighing more than eight...
  • RDX recovered in Assam, alert ahead of Republic Day January 21, 2013

    Guwahati: A huge quantity of RDX was recovered from a village in Assam's Tinsukia district, police said, even as security forces are on alert across the state after warnings that insurgent groups may strike in the run-up to the Republic Day (January 26). Police said that seven kgs of RDX were...
  • Assam: 4 injured in ULFA grenade blast September 14, 2012

    Tinsukia (Assam): At least four persons were seriously injured in a grenade blast by suspected militants of the ULFA's anti-talk faction at Doomdoma township in Tinsukia district on Friday, the police said. A group of ULFA militants hurled the grenade at the Doomdoma Chowk injuring the four persons and fled. The injured...
  • ULFA claims responsibility for Guwahati blast September 9, 2012

    Guwahati: The anti-talk faction of ULFA on Sunday claimed responsibility for the Paltan Bazar blast in Guwahati in which a CRPF personnel was killed and 12 others injured on Saturday. In an email to PTI, the Paresh Barua-led faction's publicity wing member Aranya 'Asom' said the outfit had officially taken responsibility...
  • Assam: 2 policemen, 8 others injured in ULFA blast September 6, 2012

    Guwahati: Ten people, including two policemen, were injured in a bomb blast triggered by the outfir ULFA at Doomdooma in Assam's Tinsukia district on Thursday evening. The bomb planted on a footpath near a departmental store at Gandhi Chowk exploded around 6:45 pm, the police said. The injured included passersby besides...
  • Assam: ULFA militant arrested with IEDs August 14, 2012

    Tinsukia (Assam): A hardcore militant of the anti-talk faction of ULFA was arrested on Monday evening and four powerful IEDs were seized from him at a place in Tinsukia district of Assam. Acting on information provided by local villagers, the police and troops from 8 Bihar Regiment carried out an operation...
  • Assam: CRPF vehicles targetted, red alert sounded August 9, 2012

    Guwahati: Suspected ULFA militants detonated an IED targeting a CRPF team in Assam's Goalpara district in the wee hours on Thursday but none was hurt. A red alert has been sounded following threats from the anti-talk faction of the banned group led by by the elusive Paresh Baruah. The blast, triggered...
  • 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 three-decade-old insurgency in the Northeastern state. Top government officials led by Union Home Secretary RK Singh held the dialogue with the...
  • Centre to hold dialogue with ULFA today June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: To give fresh impetus to the ongoing peace process, the Centre will hold dialogue with the ULFA on Friday. They are likely to discuss the group's demand of finding a solution to the insurgency problem in Assam. The ULFA delegation is being led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa. ...
  • Sonia to visit Guwahati today amid ULFA bandh May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be visiting Guwahati on Saturday to attend the first anniversary celebration of the third consecutive term of the Congress government in the state. Meanwhile, ULFA hardliners have called for a 12-hour bandh in the state in protest against the visit. On...
  • 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...
  • High security in Assam for PM's visit, IED found April 19, 2012

    Guwahati: Authorities have stepped up security in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's one-day visit to the state on Friday amid a 12-hour strike called by ULFA militants to protest the high-profile visit, officials said. A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was meanwhile recovered from Lower Assam. According to officials,...
  • Assam govt taken into confidence in ULFA talks: Gogoi April 12, 2012

    Silchar: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the Centre has taken the state government in confidence during the ongoing negotiations with the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). "There is no reason for concern. Although the state government is not a party to...
  • ULFA calls for Assam bandh on April 20 April 11, 2012

    Guwahati: Protesting against the proposed visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, the anti-talk faction of the banned ULFA on Tuesday called for an "Assam Bandh" on April 20 next. "The ULFA has called for a day long bandh to protest against the Prime Minister's visit on April 20", an...
  • 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 three-decade-old insurgency in Assam. During the 90-minute meeting,...
  • Second round of Centre-ULFA talks on Monday April 8, 2012

    Guwahati: A high-level pro-talk 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 long-standing issues. The delegation is scheduled to meet Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Monday to review the progress of...
  • Assam: Fire at refinery, ULFA claims credit April 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out at Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) on Saturday evening after a blast in one of its gas pipes. Disaster was averted after firefighters managed to douse the fire before it reached the reactors. No casualties have been reported so far. Banned insurgent group...