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A file photo of the ULFA flag.(WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Banned ULFA had sought Britain’s help in Dhaka

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Days before the Prafulla Kumar Mahanta government was dismissed in 1990 and the Indian Army launched Operation Bajrang against ULFA, three of its functionaries met a British diplomat and sought UK’s support to further its cause
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The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) (ULFA-I) is suspected to be responsible for the blasts(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) (ULFA-I) is suspected to be responsible for the blasts(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Blasts rocks Assam on Republic Day; no casualties

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Initial reports suggested the likely involvement of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) in the blasts.
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Home Ministry(PTI FILE Photo)
Home Ministry(PTI FILE Photo)
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Bhupen Hazarika’s songs have long provided sustenance to sub-national politics in Assam and the region.(Amlan Dutta)
Bhupen Hazarika’s songs have long provided sustenance to sub-national politics in Assam and the region.(Amlan Dutta)

Bhupen Hazarika’s work inspired Assam’s sub-nationalism

UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Civilian honours have long been a political project of the government in power. Of the three awardees, Bhupen Hazarika’s may seem the least political in terms of the contemporary contours of electoral politics, but examine his work as a lyricist, singer, composer, writer and you find that many of his songs were highly political.
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