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Barua group gives ULFA 3 months to ‘return to active duty’


April 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) A breakaway ULFA group led by Paresh Barua and opposed to any talks with the government, has set a three-month deadline for the ... Read more...

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Interlocutor Halder meets Ranjan Daimary in Guwahati


April 25th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) The central government's peace interlocutor for the the northeast and former Intelligence Bureau chief P.C. Halder met the chief of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) ... Read more...

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700 militants surrender arms in Assam (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) From guns to roses, life turned full circle for close to 700 militants from nine separatist groups in Assam Tuesday when they laid down arms ... Read more...

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700 militants surrender arms in Assam


January 24th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) From guns to roses, life for close to 700 militants from nine separatist groups in Assam turned full circle Tuesday when they laid down arms ... Read more...

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Over 500 Assam militants to surrender Tuesday


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) One of northeast India's biggest surrender ceremonies is taking place Tuesday in Assam with an estimated 500 militants from nine different separatist groups of the ... Read more...

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ULFA splits into talk and anti-talk factions


November 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has suffered a vertical split with the hardline faction led by its elusive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Sunday ... Read more...

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Talks with ULFA constructive: Home secretary


October 31st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The government Monday described as "constructive" the formal peace talks it has launched with outlawed group United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).Home Secretary R.K. ... Read more...

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Alert in Assam over ULFA strike threat


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The Assam government sounded a maximum security alert Friday after reports that a faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by commander-in-chief ... Read more...

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Rebel Naga group ousts its chief


June 8th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dimapur (Nagaland), June 8 (IANS) One of northeast India's influential and oldest tribal separatist group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has split with the group's chief expelled from the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan discuss 26/11, terror (Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India Monday sought voice samples of the suspected Mumbai terror attack plotters believed to be in Pakistan as home secretaries of the two countries ... Read more...

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ULFA leaders meet PM briefly (Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A delegation of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh briefly on a courtesy call Monday evening, days after the central ... Read more...

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ULFA leaders set to meet PM


February 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A delegation of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a courtesy call Monday evening, days after they ... Read more...

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ULFA, Chidambaram hold peace talks, seven-member goup formed (Intro Roundup)


February 11th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) The first round of peace talks aimed at ending 30 long years of insurgency in Assam were held here Thursday between leaders of the outlawed United ... Read more...

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ULFA, government begin Assam peace talks (Roundup)


February 10th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Thursday met Home Minister P. Chidambaram here Thursday to mark the start of long-awaited peace talks ... Read more...

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PM to meet ULFA team Monday


February 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A delegation of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday, team leader Shashadhar Choudhary said.The team also met ... Read more...

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First round of ULFA peace talks begins Thursday


February 9th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) The first round of formal peace talks between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the central government begins in New Delhi Thursday, the outfit suffering ... Read more...

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ULFA split, Paresh Baruah rejects Feb 10 peace talks


February 7th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has vertically split with the elusive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Monday rejecting the proposed Feb 10 peace talks between ... Read more...

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ULFA to open unconditional talks from Feb 10 (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Saturday said unconditional peace talks with the central government will begin Feb 10, in a move that may bring ... Read more...

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Two ULFA militants killed in Assam


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Two militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were killed Sunday in a gun battle with security forces in Assam.Police said the incident took place ... Read more...

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ULFA executive discusses modalities for peace talks


January 20th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Thursday began its central executive meeting aimed at working out modalities for opening formal peace talks with the government.The meet ... Read more...

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ULFA moves towards peace talks with government


January 18th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) In a step towards formal peace talks between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the government, the outlawed separatist group's central executive is set to meet ... Read more...

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ULFA chairman holds first round of peace talks


January 6th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 6 (IANS) The first round of peace talks between Arabinda Rajkhowa, chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), and the central government's interlocutor P.C. Haldar was held ... Read more...

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NDFB offers unilateral ceasefire for peace talks


January 5th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) led by jailed separatist leader Ranjan Daimary has offered a unilateral ceasefire to pave the ... Read more...

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Talks soon with ULFA: Interlocuter Haldar


December 17th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) The much-hyped peace talks between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the central government are expected to begin soon with both sides Friday expressing optimism ... Read more...

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Assam’s Bodo tribals ramp demand for separate state


November 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Kokrajhar (Assam), Nov 20 (IANS) Assam may be heading for a fresh phase of turmoil with tribal Bodo political and militant groups joining hands to ramp the demand for ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia halts Afghan mediation


November 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Nov 7 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has said that Riyadh has halted mediation efforts between the Afghan government and the Taliban because the fundamentalist movement has ... Read more...

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Peace interlocutor meets ULFA leaders in Guwahati jail


October 21st, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) The deadlocked peace process between the government and the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) gathered momentum with New Delhi's peace interlocutor P.C. Haldar Thursday holding a ... Read more...

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‘Congenial environment for peace talks yet to be created’


October 13th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 13 (IANS) Jailed chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Arabinda Rajkhowa said here Wednesday that a congenial environment for beginning formal peace talks with the government ... Read more...

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On 77th birthday, Gogoi eyes assembly polls


October 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi declared on his 77th birthday Monday that he would lead the Congress to a convincing victory in next year's assembly elections."I am here ... Read more...

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Decks being cleared for Assam-ULFA talks


October 5th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 5 (IANS) The Assam government and the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) are treading cautiously but cleverly in paving the way for formal peace talks ... Read more...

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South Korea launches anti-submarine exercise


August 5th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 5 (DPA) The South Korean military started a five-day naval exercise Thursday near its disputed maritime border with the communist north, a local report said. The country's largest-ever anti-submarine drills are ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants talks to be based on Sharm-el-Sheikh pact


April 28th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu, April 28 (ANI): Ahead of Thursday's talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan has reportedly indicated that it would like the discussions to ... Read more...

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Of reconciliation and roadblocks in Nagaland (News Analysis)


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Dimapur (Nagaland), March 23 (IANS) Peace and reconciliation are the buzzwords in insurgency-roiled Nagaland, with two warring separatist groups advocating the need for patching up and working ... Read more...

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Centre to discuss beheading of Sikhs during foreign secretary level talks: Antony


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Union Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the Centre has decided to take up the issue of the beheading of two Sikhs in Peshawar ... Read more...

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New Delhi to hold talks with NSCN-IM in April


February 9th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) The deadlocked peace talks between New Delhi and the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) will resume in April after ... Read more...

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