Pradip Gogoi held for 'plotting' to kill Himanta Biswa Sarma: ULFA leader's arrest ahead of polls shocks Assam
A press release issued by ULFA (Pro Talks) has condemned and expressed shock over Gogoi’s arrest. It warned that the incident could have an adverse impact on the ongoing peace process.
CiNEmatters Ep 1 | How the Bodo film Jwlwi: The Seed examines the plight of women in a volatile Assam
Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a podcast examining cinema from the North East of India. In episode 1, we discuss 'Jwlwi: The Seed' (2019), a Bodo film by Rajni Basumatary.
One Assam Rifles jawan killed, another injured in ambush by militants in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang
Reports said that the authorities suspect the involvement of around 30-35 militants belonging to the Paresh Baruah independent faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
Four powerful grenade explosions: three in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts, rocked Assam on Sunday morning as the country celebrated Republic Day, police said.
Ex-Assam guv SK Sinha's report on illegal immigration in state is riddled with contradictions, dubious data
In November 1998, Srinivas Kumar Sinha, the then Governor of Assam and also former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, penned a rare report.
In Narendra Modi government's second innings, India's Act East Policy all set to take on a military colour
Returned to the saddle earlier this month with a massive mandate, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's second innings is starting off with the according of primacy to the BIMSTEC effort
AFSPA withdrawal likely in Assam after July but dependence of state police on Central forces to battle insurgency to continue
The ground realities indicate that even after the withdrawal of the AFSPA, the Assam government will remain dependent on Central paramilitary forces to meet the operational requirement of counter-insurgency in the state.
Maoists in Bastar call for boycott of Lok Sabha election, put up posters extending support to Kashmiri separatists, militants
Maoists of Bastar in Chhattisgarh have extended support to Kashmiri separatists and militants and also called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election.
As such, ULFA would always be able to attract new cadres which has been evidenced from time to time in the past couple of decades. But the situation could be very different this time around with the odds stacked heavily against all the separatist outfits based in Myanmar
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi claims NDA govt 'pressured' him to order extrajudicial killings; BJP rubbishes allegation
Tarun Gogoi, who helmed Assam for 15 years from 2001 to 2016, claimed Lal Krishna Advani, who was then the Union home minister, wanted to send former Punjab police chief KPS.
ULFA's second coming in Assam: Engineers, doctors swell ranks as militant outfit witnesses surge in recruits
Many youth (in one case, a class 9 girl) from across Assam may have left for the jungles where Paresh Baruah leads hundreds of his armed fighters, who operate from training camps.
Two people killed, several injured in suspected ULFA(I) militant attack in Assam's Sibsagar; CM condemns incident
According to Assam Police, "The grenade exploded at a hardware shop in the Demow Chariali area of the district, killing a customer and the shop owner."
Sarbananda Sonowal meets Rajnath Singh amid protests against Citizenship Bill, speculation on some immigrants being excluded
The meeting held at the residence of the Union minister was to analyse the recent developments in Assam.
Tinsukia killings: After almost a decade of relative calm, Assam faces threat of violence over ethno-nationalism
Although Assam is long familiar with mindless violence of the obscure, terrorising kind (read: the 1990s secret killings), this was a peculiar killing.
Assam’s teenage female kickboxer abandons study, career dreams to join ULFA as militant group spreads its tentacles in state
The young recruit has been identified as Karishma Mech hailing from Phaneng village coming under the Lekhapani police station limits of Tinsukia district.
Perpetrators behind Assam's Tinsukia massacre yet to be nabbed amid reports of militants fleeing to Myanmar
A combined team of the police from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, army as well as the CoBRA team from the CRPF has been pressed into action in the Tengapani Reserve Forest a day after the massacre was orchestrated at Dholla.
Tinsukia killings: Former ULFA leaders file FIR against Sushmita Dev, six others for inciting violence
The Barak Valley wing of the United Front of Former ULFA filed the FIR against seven people for their allegedly provocative statements.
Assam Tinsukia killings: State breaks own law to reschedule Gunotsav ahead of 'bandh', but asks deputy commissioners to ensure normalcy
By endorsing the bandh indirectly, the Assam government has flouted its own law banning such shutdowns.
Assam Tinsukia killings: Student union calls 12-hour bandh to protest against murder of five by suspected ULFA militants
Unidentified gunmen killed five people in Bishnoimukh village near Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam's Tinsukia district.