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Grenade hurled at Congress MP’s house in Manipur, fails to explode


September 21st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) A powerful grenade was hurled at the house of Congress MP Thokchom Meinya here Friday but failed to explode, police said. It was later defused.Suspected rebels ... Read more...

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Blast near government office in Imphal


September 14th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 13 (IANS) Manipur's outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) Thursday exploded a powerful bomb near the office of India's spy agency here, police said. No one was injured in ... Read more...

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Powerful grenade found in Manipur secretariat


September 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 12 (IANS) A powerful grenade was recovered Wednesday from inside the high-security zone of the Manipur secretariat, police said.The explosive, wrapped in a piece of cloth, was found ... Read more...

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Trooper killed, 10 injured in Manipur blast


September 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 9 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was killed and 10 other personnel were injured Sunday in a blast in Manipur's Bishenpur district, police said.This is the third blast ... Read more...

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Blast in Imphal, two injured


September 9th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 8 (IANS) Two people, including a soldier, were injured in a bomb blast triggered by the outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) rebels in the Manipur capital Saturday, police ... Read more...

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Top PLA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


September 5th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) A top rebel of the outlawed People's Liberation Army of Manipur was arrested from eastern Meghalaya near the Bangladesh border, an official said Wednesday.Athokpam Surchandra Singh, ... Read more...

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Ban ki-Moon urges Myanmar rebels to join peace process


May 19th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Myanmarese rebels to end violence and join a government-led peace process.About 50,000 have been displaced in the violence in ... Read more...

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LTTE’s rout to mar future Norway-style mediation: Report


November 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's determination to cock a snook at the West and crush the LTTE with the backing of Asian countries will make Norwegian type mediation difficult ... Read more...

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LTTE front groups run weekend schools in Holland: Report


October 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) Front organisations of the vanquished Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) run some 20 schools on Saturdays in the Netherlands, Dutch media reported Tuesday.The revelations were ... Read more...

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Called Khalistani if I seek more powers for states: Badal


August 11th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Fazilka (Punjab), Aug 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Thursday that the central government dubs him a Khalistani, a separatist seeking an independent homeland for Sikhs, ... Read more...

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ULFA holds peace talks, says meeting positive


August 5th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Holding its first round of peace talks with the central government, the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday sought a definite timeframe for ... Read more...

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ULFA team heads for talks with government


August 4th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) Top leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa left for New Delhi Thursday to open the first ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to hand over ULFA leader to India


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Bangladesh is in the process of handing over detained United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader Anup Chetia to India, a minister said here Wednesday."We ... 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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Ceasefire agreement with ULFA soon: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Wednesday welcomed a unilateral ceasefire offer of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) with a pledge that the peace gesture ... Read more...

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ULFA offers ceasefire to pave way for talks (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), one of northeast India's separatist groups, Tuesday offered an indefinite ceasefire to pave way for peace talks ... Read more...

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Meghalaya confirms rebel leader’s death (Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Monday confirmed reports that outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leader Derhasar has been killed in a shootout with the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya confirms rebel leader’s death


June 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Monday confirmed reports that outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leader Derhasar has been killed in a shootout with the ... Read more...

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Two Bodo rebels gunned down in Meghalaya


June 18th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) Two rebels of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), believed to belong to the faction opposed to peace talks, were killed in a shoot-out ... Read more...

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Bodo militant held at Hyderabad airport


June 14th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) A militant of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was Tuesday arrested at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, police said.Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials ... Read more...

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LTTE operating camps in Tamil Nadu: Lankan PM


March 10th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.10 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is trying to re-organize itself and is secretly operating camps in ... Read more...

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PM visiting Assam from Friday


February 18th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday goes on a two-day visit to the northeastern state, where he will review the ... 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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100 injured as Assam train derails, separatists hand suspected (Lead)


December 17th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 100 people were injured, four of them critically, after a passenger train derailed in Assam Friday due to sabotage by suspected tribal separatists, an official said.A ... Read more...

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Train derails in Assam, 100 injured


December 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) A passenger train headed to Arunachal Pradesh derailed in Assam Friday, leaving at least 100 people injured, officials said.A railway spokesperson said the Murkokseleng Express bound from Rangiya ... Read more...

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I was not arrested in India, claims UNLF head


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) Chairman of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Rajkumar Meghen of Manipur Friday claimed he was not arrested in India but was handed over to Indian ... Read more...

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My father’ll fight for free Manipur till death: rebel leader’s son


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 2 (IANS) One of India's most wanted separatist leaders Rajkumar Meghen, chairman of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF), would continue to fight for independence of the northeastern state ... Read more...

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Manipuri separatist leader Meghen nabbed in Bihar


December 1st, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) One of India's most wanted separatist leaders, Rajkumar Meghen, chief of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) in Manipur, has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Sleuths of the ... Read more...

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Forget the past for Sri Lanka’s good, says MP


October 29th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's well-wishers should offer holistic solutions to resolve its political ills instead of harping on the past, an MP from that country said here."I urge all ... Read more...

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Bodo separatists planning terror strikes in Assam: police


September 20th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) More than 100 tribal separatists belonging to the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) have entered India's northeastern state of Assam from bases in Bangladesh for terror ... Read more...

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Six militants of Bodo group arrested


July 30th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Six militants of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), including the outfit's publicity chief, were arrested Friday in separate raids from Assam's main city of Guwahati, ... Read more...

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Militants kill four troopers in Assam


July 26th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) Four Indian frontier guards were killed and three injured in an ambush Monday by tribal separatists in the restive northeastern state of Assam, bordering Bhutan, officials said. A police ... Read more...

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ULFA resumes extortion of tea firms, businesses


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is back with its terror designs after a long gap by slapping huge extortion notices on tea companies, business houses ... Read more...

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