Himanta Biswa Sarma had invited Barua to hold talks with the government and give peace a chance soon after becoming chief minister in May.
The earlier ceasefire was to be expired today
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.
Television channels showed a large crowd of people waiting for Ritul Saikia and as soon as he arrived emotions ran free.
ONGC employee Ritul Saikia's reported release had come under a cloud with no concrete information available.
Paresh Barua assured abducted ONGC official Ritul Saikia would be home in four days, after Himanta Biswa Sarma's appeal.
Ulfa leader Paresh Barua waxes eloquent on Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma saying he is a bold and courageous leader.
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.
Jibon Moran returned home after Ulfa let him go for his failing health
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.
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.
Rajkhowa is known to be close to Ulfa-I chief Paresh Barua
The 'disturb area' tag was last extended starting August 28, 2019, citing the “sensitive matter” of publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
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.
Around 90% Of Assam militants who laid down arms in front of CM Sarbananda Sonowal came from lesser-known outfits
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.
The delegation includes TMC MPs Derek O'Brien, Mamata Bala Thakur, Nadimul Haq and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Mahua Moitra arrived at Dibrugarh.
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.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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