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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... 

Vultures Eye Of China On North-East Bharat – I

Beijing is using militant groups of the Northeast to extract information about the Bharatiya Army deployment in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. China is also collecting the strategic classified information from Sikkim too. This was revealed by Anthony Shing... 

Assam Polls: Tinsukia District, ULFA Faction To Slug It Out With Hindi Speakers

TINSUKIA, Mar 30: It is a tussle between the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Barua and the Hindi speaking people in Tinsukia district of Assam on the ensuing state assembly elections. Tinsukia district is situated in eastern Assam where it has often sent a couple of Hindi-speaking legislators... 

EDITORIAL: War To Peace: Changing Tracks

The politics of peace, reconciliation with one’s foe or rival and coming to terms with the harsh fact that life is as much about compromising as it is about upholding one’s principle and philosophy of life, is perhaps the first step needed to work out a solution to a seething problem or a burning... 

Cong Puts Up A Brave Front In The Face Of ULFA Threats

GUWAHATI, Mar 27 : The ruling Congress today said the party is not scared by any threat from Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA and announced the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other important Congress leaders to the State to canvass for party leaders in the coming... 

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... 

Mother Of Insurgencies Or Reinvention?

Image via Wikipedia Has the Naga insurgency come to terms with its unrealized and, indeed, unrealizable sovereignty aspirations? In the early 1980s (when this correspondent returned to Guwahati as working journalist after an eight-year absence), insurgency in the northeast was limited to Nagaland,... 

ULFA Calls Assam Bandh Against PM’s Poll Trip

GUWAHATI, Mar 26: In order to disrupt Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s election campaign in Assam the Paresh Barua faction of ULFA has called a 12-hour bandh on Monday. In an attempt to prevent the Prime Minister from canvassing support for the Congress in Assam the Paresh Barua-led anti-talks faction... 

The Ray Of Hope, But…

It remains to be seen whether the nascent ULFA peace process will yield the desired results. The most powerful man in the outfit, Paresh Baruah, remains recalcitrant. There is an impression that peace might be a reality in Assam very soon, given that a familiarization dialogue between the leadership... 

ULFA Attacks Rajiv Bhavan, 5 Hurt

Portions of the wall ripped apart at the blast. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. GUWAHATI, Mar 14:  A grenade attack on the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) head-quarters in Guwahati on Monday evening left at least five persons injured. The anti-talks group of the outlawed United Liberation Front... 

EDITORIAL: Shooting In The Dark Or…

Not everyone makes it to the Indian Administrative Service or IAS in short and one needs to be a cut above the rest to crack the three layered process of examination starting from the Preliminaries, Main and ending with the personality test or viva-voce.  This by itself is a tall order but tougher still... 

Peace Talks Between Indian Govt And ULFA

ULFA leaders interacting with students (file photo). The February 10 talks between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Central Government was just a familiarization parade. The ULFA leadership is now preparing the agenda for talks with the Central Government. Ceasefire agreement is expected...