Bangladesh considers Chetia’s repatriation plea

Guwahati, June 10: Bangladesh is ‘processing’ Ulfa leader Anup Chetia’s request for voluntary repatriation to India. Chetia, the general secretary of the outlawed outfit, has been in a Bangladeshi prison since 1997. He asked to be repatriated to India in June last year. Chetia was a close aide of Ulfa supremo Paresh Baruah. Chetia alias Golap Baruah was arrested at Dhaka’s Read more

NSCN (IM) clarifies on report

Oking, June 8 : The NSCN (IM) has once again clarified that solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue will be on the basis of the “Unique history and situation of the Nagas” as mutually agreed between the Government of India during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Prime Minister ship and NSCN on the 11 July 2002 which shall be honorable and Read more

Talks with ultras must be result oriented: Rijiju

R Dutta Choudhury GUWAHATI, June 8 – Talks with militant outfits should be result oriented and there is no point talking without any definite framework. This was the observation made by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju. Talking to The Assam Tribune, Rijiju, who visited the State yesterday and reviewed the law-and-order situation at a meeting with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Read more

4 NSCN(U) cadres arrested in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, June 8 – Giving a severe blow to insurgent groups indulging in unlawful activities and creating terror in certain areas of the State, security forces have achieved a major breakthrough by arresting four hardcore cadres of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Unification (NSCN-U) from Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. The cadres have been identified as Ahon Honwang Josak alias Sgt Read more

Chakmas boycott bypoll in Mizoram

Aizawl June 4: The Chakma community members did not cast a single vote during the bye-election to the member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council in the Boranpansury-II seat on Wednesday after a boycott call by the NGOs and political parties. No ballot was cast in any of the three polling stations. The NGOs including the Young Chakma Association (YCA) and Read more

Mukul Sangma offers one-time settlement

Shillong, June 4: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his Government is offering a one-time peace settlement with all militant groups active in the state, an attempt to re-strategize the government’s approach to dealing with the mushrooming of militant groups, especially in the Garo Hills region. The decision came a day after the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Read more

Phek Town condemns armed group action

PHEK, JUNE 3: The people of Phek Town have condemned the alleged murder of Chivoveyi Nienu by Vekuvo and Thomas of NNC (N/A) “through false conviction.” The ACAUT’s media cell informed that the Phek Town public has demanded a response from the NNC (N/A) “whether death penalty is appropriate and befitting for a mere theft if committed by the victim.” Read more