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AZSU (AMN) To Let Off Steam Through 48 Hrs Bandh, AR Pilloried, Decks Cleared For Bandh

IMPHAL, Apr 15: All Zeliangrong Students’ Union- Assam, Manipur and Naga-land (AZSU–AMN) has today issued strict directives to all its zonal units to brace them-selves up for the proposed 48-hour total bandh starting April 17 midnight in Zeliangrong areas in Manipur against the highhanded of the... 

INTERVIEW: ULFA Is Committed To Peace: Arabinda Rajkhowa

ULFA head says all energies are focused on making peace happen in Assam this time Arabinda Rajkhowa. Image Credit: Tehelka In the din of the assembly election, a significant event has got lost. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), a banned outfit, held its 32nd Raising Day in the open in Assam.... 

Terror-Free Assam Eyes A New Script

For the first time in decades, development rather than extremist violence or rhetoric takes centre stage NALBARI/NAGAON/BARPETA (Assam): Nankarbhaira village in Assam’s Nalbari district saw a lavish wedding last year after many decades. Free from the fear of insurgency, this village is now leading... 

Barua-Rajkhowa Gulf Not That Unbridgeable

ULFA’S elusive self-styled ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua now seizes every opportunity that comes his way to stay in the public eye and also make his outfit’s presence felt. On 28 March, the day Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to arrive in Guwahati for an election campaign, Barua loyalists... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 12, 2011

Peidai miffed IMPHAL, Apr 11: Chakanlong (Charoichagotlong) Peidai has complaint against the alleged illegal laying of Vodafone cable and BSNL cable without the knowledge of land owners and prior permission of Chakanlong villagers and Peidai. In a complaint lodged with the Manager of Imfratel Site Acquisition... 

EDITORIAL: Vocal Silence

It could not have been due to sheer ignorance and no it could not have been due to sheer arrogance either, but the silence maintained by the common people of Manipur when the whole country was tuned into the voice of protest led by social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare for a more effective Lok Pal... 

Stage Set For First Phase Assam Assembly Polls, Baruah’s Threat Hangs Heavy In The Air

GUWAHATI, Apr 3: The stage is all set for the first phase of Assam assembly polls in 62 of the 126 constituencies to be held amid tight security in 13 districts tomorrow. Polling personnel assigned to far-flung areas have already left for their stations since Friday and those near to the district or... 

Vultures Eye Of China On North-East Bharat – II

Our country’s greatest security threat is methodically expanding its spheres of influence into the traditionally unstable regions of troubled Northeast, latest analysis reports of the South Asian Intelligence Review published said: As per the report, CPI (Maoist) under a strategy to rope in sub-national... 

Elections come And Go, But The Immigrant Issue Goes On Forever

A quarter century post the Assam Accord, political parties in the state still seek votes on the issue of illegal Bangladeshi immigration, reports KUNAL MAJUMDER THE BORDER district of Dhubri, sandwiched between the Brahmaputra and Gangadhar rivers in Assam, has traditionally been a river port. After... 

Campaign For 1st Phase Polls End In Assam

GUWAHATI, Apr 2: The high-voltage campaign for 62 Assembly constituencies in Assam going to the polls in the first phase on April 4 ended here today with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing two rallies. The campaign was high pitched on the last day despite a bandh call given by the Paresh Barua-led... 

Eleven Percent Of Candidates Tainted In Assam

GUWAHATI, Mar 28: According to a study, 11% candidates in Phase 1 for the Assam Assembly elections have pending criminal charges. The study was conducted by Assam Election Watch (AEW) and Association of Democratic Reforms based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates with the Election Commission. The... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 28, 2011

UPPK refutes IMPHAL, Mar 27 :The United People’s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK) has categorically refuted any connection whatsoever between the party and Amom Rajesh alias Raju Singh (18) s/o A Pishak of Wangoo Tera and Laishram Thoi alias Tomba s/o L Ranjit of Wangoo Chairen Sabal. Amom Rajesh and Laishram... 

Barua Runs Out Of Time, People Losing Patience

ALL too predictably, militants have struck again in Assam. The bomb blast at Congress headquarters in Guwahati on, ironically, the Ides of March by ULFA’s anti-talk ULFA faction led by self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Barua was a clear message that he is not on the run and that his outfit is still...