Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: ULFA

Modi govt should send emissaries to engage with ULFA-I, says pro-talks faction leader Chetia

On Independence Day, Assam CM Sarma spoke about sovereignty being 'non-negotiable'. Anup Chetia says ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah's silence following the speech is a 'positive sign'.

After 64 days in jail for ‘ULFA’ poem, Assam teen back home. No chargesheet, parents in debt

Barshashree Buragohain was arrested after her Facebook poem was interpreted as endorsing the banned ULFA-I. Back home, she is shaken but dreams of becoming a math professor.

Joblessness, perks of surrender, ‘frustration’ — how ULFA-I recruited over 40 youth in 8 months

ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah, is the banned, anti-peace-talks faction of the insurgent group. Its total recruitment between 2017 and 2019 was about 70 people. 

‘It’s a typo’, say MP Police after order clubs Muslims & Sikhs with LTTE & JKLF as threats

Katni SP says clerk missed typing 'aatankwadi' after the words Sikh and Muslim. Order was issued ahead of MP Governor Mangubhai C. Patel’s visit to district on 7 December. 

Hopeful of finding middle path to start peace talks with banned ULFA, says Assam CM

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said if the ULFA and the government can find an 'honourable' position, then the talks can be started.

Banned ULFA (I) outfit announces ceasefire for 3 months due to Covid-19

United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) Commander-in-Chief Paresh Barua made the statement in an e-mail to the media. Assam currently has a caseload of 3.15 lakh.

‘Truth about ULFA, my childhood & why I’ll keep fighting’: rebel Paresh Baruah on his memoir

Speaking to ThePrint, ULFA(I) chief Paresh Baruah did not disclose the name of the memoir, but said it would be published in ‘less than a month or 20 days’.

ULFA(I) could free abducted Quippo staffers ‘very soon’, mediator says negotiation concluded

Negotiations between ULFA(I) and Quippo for the two hostages abducted in December got over late Monday. Mediator Kaushik Phukan says there will be no payment of ransom.

ULFA(I) abduction of Quippo staff ‘desperate’ yet dark reminder of Assam’s insurgency past

ULFA(I) abducted two 2 working with oil firm Quippo on 21 December last year. It has since demanded Rs 20 crore in ransom, issued threats, and extended deadline for payment.

ULFA’s Paresh Baruah ‘hopeful of positive result’ in Quippo abduction, says 60% Assam backs us

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, ULFA(I) chief Paresh Baruah says negative social media comments not the voice of everyone.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.