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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

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz