Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021


Centre Gives Go Ahead To Assam CM To Hold Talks With Ulfa (I) Chief

Sep 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Himanta Biswa Sarma had invited Barua to hold talks with the government and give peace a chance soon after becoming chief minister in May.

ULFA-I Extends Ceasefire By 3 Months, Asks People To Wear Black Badge On I-Day

Aug 14, 2021 Outlook Bureau

The earlier ceasefire was to be expired today

Peace Talks With ULFA (I) Can Progress If It Drops Sovereignty Demand: Assam CM

The Chief Minister said that there is a need to protect the fragile biodiversity of the region but at the same time many livelihoods are dependent on mining.

Abducted ONGC Official Ritul Saikia Returns Home

May 22, 2021 Dipankar Roy

Television channels showed a large crowd of people waiting for Ritul Saikia and as soon as he arrived emotions ran free.

Abducted ONGC Official Ritul Saikia Likely To Reach Home Tomorrow

ONGC employee Ritul Saikia's reported release had come under a cloud with no concrete information available.

20 May, 2021

Bonds Getting Stronger Between New Assam CM And Ulfa(I)?

Dipankar Roy

Paresh Barua assured abducted ONGC official Ritul Saikia would be home in four days, after Himanta Biswa Sarma's appeal.

18 May, 2021

Ready For Talks If Delhi Is Sincere: Ulfa Leader Takes Up Assam CM’s Olive Branch

Outlook Web Bureau

Ulfa leader Paresh Barua waxes eloquent on Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma saying he is a bold and courageous leader.

18 May, 2021

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Meets Abducted ONGC Employee Ritul Saikia’s Family

Outlook Bureau

The two other employees, Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi were rescued by security forces after an encounter with the abductors on April 24 in the district when they were on their way to Myanmar.

30 April, 2021

Return Of Ulfa Leader Jibon Moran, The Last Of Paresh Barua’s Closest Aides

Dipankar Roy

Jibon Moran returned home after Ulfa let him go for his failing health

29 April, 2021

Assam: Top ULFA(I) Militant Shot Dead By Security Forces In Encounter

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the DGP, self-styled ULFA (I) commander's gun man, identified as Padum Rai, has been arrested and weapons seized from his possession.

25 April, 2021

Nagaland: No Trace Of The Third Abducted ONGC Employee

Dipankar Roy

Meanwhile, residents of Titabor in Jorhat district and some groups have demanded information on Ritul within 24 hours failing which they would disrupt ONGC's work at Borholla drilling site.


11 November, 2020

Top Ulfa (I) Leader Drishti Rajkhowa Surrenders In Meghalaya


Rajkhowa is known to be close to Ulfa-I chief Paresh Barua

18 March, 2020

'... Armed Outfit May Exploit': Assam To Remain 'Disturbed Area' Under AFSPA For Another 6 Months

Sadiq Naqvi

The 'disturb area' tag was last extended starting August 28, 2019, citing the “sensitive matter” of publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

28 January, 2020

ULFA Peace Accord Likely In April; Paresh Barua Set For Homecoming After 40 Years

Anupam Bordoloi

One of Paresh Barua’s childhood friends, who 'disappeared' in April 2018, is said to be acting as the intermediary between the ULFA and the Centre.

24 January, 2020

Assam Insurgency: Nine Youth Suspected To Have Joined ULFA Amid CAA Protests

Sadiq Naqvi

Around 90% Of Assam militants who laid down arms in front of CM Sarbananda Sonowal came from lesser-known outfits

19 April, 2019

No Inquiry Ordered Against Editors In Assam, Media Reports Baseless: Home Ministry

Abdul Gani

The Union Home Ministry says it has not asked the Assam government to conduct any inquiry against some editors who are opposed to the Citizenship Bill as reported in a section of media.

04 November, 2018

Assam Killings: TMC Delegation Meets Kin Of Deceased In ULFA Attack

Outlook Web Bureau

The delegation includes TMC MPs Derek O'Brien, Mamata Bala Thakur, Nadimul Haq and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Mahua Moitra arrived at Dibrugarh.


02 November, 2018

Assam Killings: Failure Of State To Stop Repeat Of Past

Abdul Gani

Killings targeting a community are not new in Assam. Hindi-speaking labourers, Adivasis and Bengali Muslims have been the targets of militants in the past.

Photo Gallery

Police escort activist Sudha Bharadwaj towards a van as she leaves the jail to appear in a special NIA court, ahead of her release on bail, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releases party's women manifesto for 2022 UP elections, at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

A farmer at the Ghazipur border uses a 'hookah' as he waits for farmers' committee's decision on their future course of action, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Farmers listen to a speaker during their protest at Singhu Border, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Farmers at the Ghazipur border wait for farmers' committee's decision on their future course of action, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta