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Guwahati blast: 50 detained, ULFA claims responsibility


September 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) Police have detained 50 people following a grenade attack in the city's Paltan Bazar area but police were yet to confirm the hand of any militant ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Lyngdoh


August 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday ruled out talks with the separatist Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the issue of "sovereignty"."We are all Indians. There ... Read more...

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Arrested Garo rebel leader planning peace talks?


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 5 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is exploring the possibility of peace talks with the government, his lawyer said Sunday."He ... Read more...

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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya


July 24th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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GNLA-ULFA camp busted in Meghalaya


July 24th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) Security forces have busted a joint training camp of the Garo National Liberation Army and the United Liberation Front of Asom in the Garo Hills region ... Read more...

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Bangladesh will act on extraditing Chetia: Envoy


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's envoy to India Tariq Ahmad Karim has asked India to have patience with Dhaka over the issue of handing over India's most wanted separatist rebel, ... Read more...

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Rebels kill policeman, injure three in Meghalaya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 30 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead and three of his colleagues critically wounded in a gunbattle with rebels in a forest area in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Two guerrillas killed in Assam


May 30th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 30 (IANS) Two guerrillas, including one from ULFA, were killed in Assam Wednesday, police said.Security forces gunned down a member of the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation ... Read more...

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Sans opposition, Congress has a smooth ride in Assam (Assam Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) With opposition weak and in a shambles and greater thrust on peace and development, the Congress-led government seems to have a smooth ride ahead in Assam ... Read more...

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Assam has changed, respond to peace overtures: Sonia to militants (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to hardline militant outfits in Assam to respond to the government's peace overtures ... Read more...

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Sonia tells Assam militants to join peace initiative


May 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Highlighting the Congress government's peace and development agenda in Assam, United Progressive Alliance chairperson and party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to militant outfits to ... Read more...

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ULFA faction opposes Sonia’s Assam visit, calls for shutdown


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) The anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday called for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown May 26 to oppose the scheduled ... Read more...

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ULFA firm on April 20 Assam shutdown


April 17th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday reiterated its call for a state-wide shutdown April 20 to protest against the ... Read more...

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Four persons nabbed, bomb recovered on ULFA raising day


April 7th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Security forces in Assam arrested four persons and recovered a crude bomb Saturday on the anniversary of the raising day of the banned United Liberation Front ... Read more...

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ULFA slams army’s missile programme in Assam, Nagaland


March 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) The banned militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Monday slammed the central government's proposed plan to base the Akash and Brahmos missile regiments in ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM confident of tackling GNLA


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday exuded confidence that his government will effectively tackle insurgency in the Garo Hills and ensure lasting peace in the state.The ... Read more...

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Assam villagers angry at ULFA extortion bid


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) The United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) reported demand that a hospital in Assam should cough up Rs.20 lakh has triggered mass anger.People in at least ... Read more...

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ULFA dismiss Pillai’s claim on Paresh Baruah


February 17th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday described as baseless former union home secretary G.K. Pillai's claim that the outfit's commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah ... 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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ULFA and KLO rebels arrested in Meghalaya


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Two separatist rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were Wednesday arrested from western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a Border ... Read more...

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Assamese writer Indira Goswami passes away


November 29th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Noted Assamese writer Indira Goswami, who had been a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi, died here early ... Read more...

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Indira Goswami: writer, peace broker and teacher (Obituary)


November 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) A noted Assamese writer, a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi, and a teacher -- Indira Goswami played ... Read more...

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ULFA’s Chetia reapplies for asylum in Bangladesh


November 20th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general secretary Anup Chetia, presently in a Bangladeshi jail, has once again applied to a court there for political asylum, ... Read more...

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China supporting northeast rebels: former army officer


October 18th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese intelligence agencies are supporting insurgents in India's northeast, former Eastern Command chief Lt. Gen. J.R. Mukherjee said Tuesday.He made the remark while advocating better relations ... Read more...

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Will not bow to Garo rebels’ demands: Minister


September 17th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government will not bow down to the 300-hour shutdown call of the rebel Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) demanding withdrawal of central forces involved ... Read more...

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Indian agencies deny ULFA leader injured in Myanmar


September 10th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) Media reports that elusive commander-in-chief of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Paresh Baruah was injured in a military offensive by the Myanmarese junta ... Read more...

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Central government, ULFA sign ceasefire accord


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government and the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Saturday signed an agreement for bilateral ceasefire and to work towards a ... Read more...

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Northeast groups call for I-Day boycott


August 11th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) Security forces were put on maximum alert across India's northeast as 12 guerrilla groups Thursday called a 17-hour general strike and boycott of Independence Day ... 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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Three Garo rebels surrender in Meghalaya


July 24th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) Three rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army surrendered before the authorities Sunday at Baghmara in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district, police said.Sonaram R. Marak, Changke ... Read more...

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Meghalaya examining GNLA activities ahead of ban


July 21st, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the government was examining the activities of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) before declaring it an outlawed group."We ... Read more...

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Meghalaya takes precautionary steps after bomb threat


July 18th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 18 (IANS) The government has taken all steps to prevent a terror attack and people should not panic, Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh said Monday, a day after ... Read more...

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ULFA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


July 13th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 12 (IANS) A rebel of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom has been arrested as he tried to sneak into India from Bangladesh, an official said Tuesday."Kushal ... Read more...

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I am the best chief minister of Assam: Tarun Gogoi


April 12th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) Claiming that the Congress would form the government for the third straight term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said he was the "best chief ... Read more...

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