Hiteshwar Saikia

The Foreingners issue in Assam

The Foreingners issue in Assam

The Ahom rulers of Assam were very suspicious about any foreigner entering the country. Even trade outside Assam was not encouraged. Assam was a closely guarded country. Immigration began only after the annexation of Assam in 1826. The British considered the sparsely populated country as a land frontier and large scale immigration was encouraged by them from […]

Heerak Jyoti Mahanta – The unforgettable 31st December

Heerak Jyoti Mahanta – The unforgettable 31st December

It has been exactly 20 years today when Assam had lost one of its bravest and uncompromising sons. It was when the then Deputy C-in-C of ULFA Captain Heerak Jyoti Mahanta was killed at the Geetanagar Police station for refusing to compromise with his principles on the night of 31 December, 2011 as the world […]

Faultline of ULFA – Planned factional dispute

Faultline of ULFA – Planned factional dispute

An Exclusive by Times of Assam on How & Why there is no factional dispute within ULFA and that a conspiracy is being cooked secretly. When the lateral talks between the ULFA and Union Government of India started, it looked like there was a chance of peace, reconciliation and most importantly honorable solution to the […]

Parag Kumar Das Killing – No difference between words of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Paresh Baruah

Parag Kumar Das Killing – No difference between words of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Paresh Baruah

By– Priyanuj Gohain Afternoon of May 17th, 1996 – the darkest day in history of Assam. Parag Kumar Das was shot dead. Immediately after the killing, the news spread like wildfire much to the shock and grief of the people of Assam, there were two statements. One was by the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of […]

Money made ULFA hardliner to lift up bandh call against Congress

Money made ULFA hardliner to lift up bandh call against Congress

By- Correspondent, New Delhi The declaration by the hardliner faction of the ULFA that they are taking off all Bandh calls during the period of 6th April to 15th May on occasion of Rongali Bihu celebrations in Assam is actually brought by the Congress. A source of the outfit’s hardliner faction revealed to Times of Assam that […]