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Serial bomb blasts amid Republic Day celebrations in Assam; none hurt

<p>Serial low-intensity explosions rocked the state of Assam on the occasion of India's 71st Republic Day. Four blasts were reported from Dibrugarh, Sonari and Duliajan. No loss of life or property was suffered in the explosions which took place between 8:00 am and 8:30 am approximately. The terror group, United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) or ULFA(I), claimed responsibility for the crime. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, called it an act of cowardice and said that the police had been instructed to take strict action against the culprits.</p>
<p>Serial low-intensity explosions rocked the state of Assam on the occasion of India's 71st Republic Day. Four blasts were reported from Dibrugarh, Sonari and Duliajan. No loss of life or property was suffered in the explosions which took place between 8:00 am and 8:30 am approximately. The terror group, United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) or ULFA(I), claimed responsibility for the crime. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, called it an act of cowardice and said that the police had been instructed to take strict action against the culprits.</p>
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 08:18 PM IST
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Army, police launch joint search operation to rescue Assam tea executive suspected to be abducted by ULFA (I)

Gauranga Deb, who worked as a head fitter in Sankar Tea Estate in Talap area in Tinsukia district, around 35 km from the district headquarters, was abducted by a group of four youths.
While no ransom call has been received yet, police suspect the abduction is likely to be the handiwork of ULFA (I), the banned anti-talks factions of the rebel outfit which has strong presence in the area.(Bloomberg/ Representative Image)
While no ransom call has been received yet, police suspect the abduction is likely to be the handiwork of ULFA (I), the banned anti-talks factions of the rebel outfit which has strong presence in the area.(Bloomberg/ Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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11 injured in blast in Assam; Ulfa-I role under scanner

Police said the attack was carried out by rebels of the suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent).
Assam’s Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia (fourth from right) at the site of the grenade attack in Guwahati on Wednesday evening.(HT PHOTO)
Assam’s Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia (fourth from right) at the site of the grenade attack in Guwahati on Wednesday evening.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 15, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Trinamool delegation led by Derek O’ Brien meets Tinsukia victims’ kin

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee had called for protest rallies in different parts of north and south Bengal including Siliguri and Kolkata against the brutal killings.
TMC leaders meet the families of the five people who were killed by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ultras.(ANI/Twitter)
TMC leaders meet the families of the five people who were killed by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ultras.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 12:54 PM IST
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Trinamool takes to streets in protest, Twitter DPs go black to condemn killing of 5 in Assam

The ruling Trinamool Congress will hold a series of protest rallies across West Bengal on Friday against the killing of five youth by suspected ULFA militants in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee indicated the killings were an outcome of the citizenship screening exercise in the northeastern state.(HT File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee indicated the killings were an outcome of the citizenship screening exercise in the northeastern state.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 01:56 PM IST
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Police blame ULFA(I) for killings of 5 men in Assam’s Tinsukia, outfit denies role

Six gunmen shot dead the five men in Kherabari village in Dhola in Tinsukia on Thursday evening.
Police officials at a blast site in Dibrugarh in Assam. The state is affected by numerous militant groups. (PTI photo)(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Police officials at a blast site in Dibrugarh in Assam. The state is affected by numerous militant groups. (PTI photo)(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Assam student’s body calls for 12-hour shutdown over murder of 5 youth by ULFA (I)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded punishment to those behind the killings of five people in Assam’s Tinsukia on Thursday.
The All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation has called a 12-hour shutdown in Assam’s Tinsukia.(ANI/Twitter)
The All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation has called a 12-hour shutdown in Assam’s Tinsukia.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Nov 02, 2018 10:50 AM IST
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In Facebook video, Assam youth leader announces he has joined banned ULFA faction

In the video uploaded on Facebook recently, All Assam Students’ Union leader Pankaj Protim Dutta claims he has joined the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent), a banned insurgent outfit
Pankaj Protim Datta, till recently served as the vice-president of the Dergaon unit of AASU in Golaghat district.(HT Photo)
Pankaj Protim Datta, till recently served as the vice-president of the Dergaon unit of AASU in Golaghat district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 07:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Barak valley tense over Citizenship law, meeting of Assam groups cancelled

Authorities make organisers call off meet to be attended by pro-talks ULFA leaders, cite tension
Activists of Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Manch had their heads shaved as a mark of protest against the Citizenship Bill in Guwahati.(PTI File Photo)
Activists of Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Manch had their heads shaved as a mark of protest against the Citizenship Bill in Guwahati.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Silchar | BySadiq Naqvi

Proposed citizenship bill may derail peace talks, says Anup Chetia

The government’s proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill proposes that Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Buddhists, Christians and Jains from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh would not be treated as illegal immigrants, paving the way for them being granted citizenship after six years of stay in India.
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general secretary Anup Chetia said the Centre’s plan to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from three neighbouring countries could derail the peace talks with insurgent groups in Assam.(PTI File Photo)
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general secretary Anup Chetia said the Centre’s plan to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from three neighbouring countries could derail the peace talks with insurgent groups in Assam.(PTI File Photo)
Published on May 22, 2018 10:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi
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