Meghalaya

Meghalaya DGP stands against “Negotiation” with Militants

Meghalaya DGP stands against “Negotiation” with Militants

Director General of Police of Meghalaya, Dr S B Singh (IPS) has denied any probability of negotiation with militant outfits of the state, and said that the counter-insurgency operation will be continued. Dr Singh also said that militant outfit GNLA is cornered by counter-insurgency operation and the outfit is now little away from their end of […]

Indian Diplomacy Failed! – ULFA[I] reopens camp in Bangladesh

Indian Diplomacy Failed! – ULFA[I] reopens camp in Bangladesh

Much was talked and hyped about the muscle power of recent Indian diplomacy on its neighbors such as Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan in terms of controlling militancy in India’s troubled north east. Sheikh Hasina led Bangladesh particularly had handed over key leaders of militant outfits such as ULFA, UNLF and NDFB during the reign of […]

Deputy CS of ULFA[I] Drishti Rajkhowa had to step back from Surrender

Deputy CS of ULFA[I] Drishti Rajkhowa had to step back from Surrender

Times of Assam had previously reported from reliable sources that Deputy Chief-of-the-Staff of Military Wing & Commander of Western Command of ULFA[I] Colonel Drishti Rajkhowa Alias Drishti Asom alias Manoj Rabha was all set to be coming over ground, primarily because of ideological conflicts between him and Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom over several matters. […]

Delhi’s Politics of Division

Delhi’s Politics of Division

By- Hiranya Saikia Assam became a part of British Indian Empire in 1826 by the treaty of Yandaboo. Since 1874, colonial Assam grew with an area of 2, 55,000 sq km, comprising the Northeast except the princely states of Manipur and Tripura. Assam was governed under a Chief Commissioner with its capital located at Shillong. […]

Armed Forces Special Powers Act – Challenge to Democracy

Armed Forces Special Powers Act – Challenge to Democracy

The Indian Constitution which came into force on 26th January 1950 guaranteed the Right to Life and the Equality before Law to the people of India along with social, economic and political justice, freedom of thought and expression on which Indian democracy thrives. These pillars of democracy on which India claims to be the largest […]

Nature of North East India conflict changes – But New Delhi strategy doesn’t

Nature of North East India conflict changes – But New Delhi strategy doesn’t

By- Bibhu Prasad Routray On November 25, at least two press releases reached the media houses in the Northeast. The first one from the anti-talk Paresh Baruah faction of the ULFA criticised the divisive policies of New Delhi of creating autonomous councils in Assam under the Sixth schedule of the Constitution. The second one from […]

Manas Robin – Beyond the Musical Frontiers

Manas Robin – Beyond the Musical Frontiers

Interviewed by- Rajib Lochan He is a known name to every Assamese household. From the aroma of the roots to which he belongs to the cologne of the urban concrete settlements, singer-composer-lyricist Manas Robin has seen it all. Jonbai, Priya O Priya, Lefafa is just a few names that one associates to his success list. […]