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Bangladesh tightens security at gas field after ULFA threat

DHAKA, April 25 (Reuters): Bangladesh has increased security at its largest natural gas field, which is operated by Chevron, the government said on Monday, citing a rare threat by a militant group operating in neighbouring India.   The United Liberation…

ULFA delegation meets Union Home secretary

New Delhi, February 29 (PTI): A delegation of ULFA leaders, led by its ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, today met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and reviewed the progress of their ongoing talks.   The ULFA leaders discussed with Mehrishi their charter…

Ravi Shankar optimistic of brokering peace with ULFA

Kolkata, December 20 (IANS): Rejecting Paresh Baruah’s assertions of Assam’s sovereignty as the core issue of future talks, spiritual guru Ravi Shankar on Sunday expressed optimism of bringing the ULFA-I chief to the dialogue table with the Centre. “He has…

Chetia seeks ‘forgiveness for past mistakes’

Guwahati, December 14 (PTI): Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is an accused in a number of murder, abduction and extortion cases, today sought forgiveness from the people of Assam for “past mistakes” and said he was ready for peace…

New deal with Centre likely in six months: ULFA leader

New Delhi, December 7 (IANS): The ongoing tripartite peace process among the pro-talk faction of ULFA, Assam government and the Centre is likely to see a new agreement being signed in six months, a senior ULFA leader said. “Our peace…

ULFA claims responsibility for attack, Gogoi for offensive

Guwahati, December 1 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday asked security forces to step up the offensive against the ULFA after it claimed responsibility for attacking Hindi-speaking people.   Gogoi directed Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia and Director General…

Peace talks will be legitimised if Chetia joins: Pro-talks ULFA

New Delhi, November 15 (IANS): As speculation continues that deported ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia will join the talks between the terror group and the central government, a senior member of the pro-talks group and the organisation’s “foreign secretary”, Sashadhar…

ULFA pact on cards before Assam assembly polls

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 18 (PTI): Ahead of the Assam assembly elections next year, the Centre may sign a peace accord with pro-talk faction of the ULFA to bring an end to the nearly four decades of insurgency in the northeastern…

ULFA, NSCN (K) factions in Assam for subversive activities, says DGP

GUWAHATI, OCTOBER 1 (IANS): Assam Director General of Police Khagen Sarma on Thursday said anti-talk groups from the ULFA and NSCN(K) have entered the state to conduct subversive activities and added that both these outfits were behind Wednesday’s attack on…

‘Resume talks with ULFA (Pro-talk) faction’

Guwahati, September 22 (PTI):  Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday asked the Centre to resume talks with the pro-talk faction of insurgent outfit ULFA at the earliest. Last Sunday, ULFA (Pro-Talk) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa had threatened to abandon the…