Himanta Biswa Sarma had invited Barua to hold talks with the government and give peace a chance soon after becoming chief minister in May.
The earlier ceasefire was to be expired today
The Chief Minister said that there is a need to protect the fragile biodiversity of the region but at the same time many livelihoods are dependent on mining.
Television channels showed a large crowd of people waiting for Ritul Saikia and as soon as he arrived emotions ran free.
ONGC employee Ritul Saikia's reported release had come under a cloud with no concrete information available.
Paresh Barua assured abducted ONGC official Ritul Saikia would be home in four days, after Himanta Biswa Sarma's appeal.
Ulfa leader Paresh Barua waxes eloquent on Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma saying he is a bold and courageous leader.
The two other employees, Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi were rescued by security forces after an encounter with the abductors on April 24 in the district when they were on their way to Myanmar.
Jibon Moran returned home after Ulfa let him go for his failing health
According to the DGP, self-styled ULFA (I) commander's gun man, identified as Padum Rai, has been arrested and weapons seized from his possession.
Meanwhile, residents of Titabor in Jorhat district and some groups have demanded information on Ritul within 24 hours failing which they would disrupt ONGC's work at Borholla drilling site.
Rajkhowa is known to be close to Ulfa-I chief Paresh Barua
The 'disturb area' tag was last extended starting August 28, 2019, citing the “sensitive matter” of publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
One of Paresh Barua’s childhood friends, who 'disappeared' in April 2018, is said to be acting as the intermediary between the ULFA and the Centre.
Around 90% Of Assam militants who laid down arms in front of CM Sarbananda Sonowal came from lesser-known outfits
The Union Home Ministry says it has not asked the Assam government to conduct any inquiry against some editors who are opposed to the Citizenship Bill as reported in a section of media.
The delegation includes TMC MPs Derek O'Brien, Mamata Bala Thakur, Nadimul Haq and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Mahua Moitra arrived at Dibrugarh.
Killings targeting a community are not new in Assam. Hindi-speaking labourers, Adivasis and Bengali Muslims have been the targets of militants in the past.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal during an election rally in support of SAD/BSP joint candidate from Patiala for Punjab Assembly Election 2022, in Patiala.PTI Photo
People from the Sikh community pay tribute to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and other officials, who died in IAF's MI-17V5 chopper crash yesterday in Tamil Nadu, at Yahiyaganj Gurudwara in Lucknow.PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.PTI Photo
Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during a meeting to decide their future course of action, at Singhu border in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other officials, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.PTI Photo
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.