Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: ULFA

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.

ULFA(I) defers decision on fate of two oil firm employees it abducted in 2020

Two employees of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Ltd were abducted by the ULFA(I) insurgents on 21 December 2020 from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling site in Arunachal Pradesh.

Insurgent outfit threatens to take ‘ultimate step’ on 2 Quippo workers it abducted in 2020

Pranab Kumar Gogoi and Ram Kumar were taken by ULFA (I) on 21 December last year from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling site in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.