Monday, August 8, 2022

'Bangkok nearer to NE than Delhi; facilitates investment, promotes tourism'

Bangkok/Shillong/Kohima |Sunday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio on Saturday said that Bangkok and other Southeast Asian nations are geographically nearer to the northeast India than India's capital Delhi, facilitating the region suitabl... read..

Nagaland assembly polls: BJP-NDPP seat sharing deal finalised

New Delhi/Kohima |Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) on Tuesday finalised the seat sharing deal to contest for the 60-member Nagaland assembly elections, which is around seven months away.... read..

Nagaland govt bans doctors' stir, warns protesters of arrest

Kohima |Monday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Nagaland government has prohibited the state government doctors' indefinite cease work from Monday and warned them of arrest if they go for the agitation, Chief Secretary J. Alam announced on Sunday night.... read..

Nagaland: Chess Olympiad Torch Relay reaches Kohima

Kohima | July 11, 2022 4:56:36 PM IST
The first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay reached the city of Kohima in Nagaland on Monday.... read..

Nagaland killings: Prosecution sanction against 30 soldiers still awaited, says police

Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Prosecution sanction against 30 charge-sheeted Army personnel, named by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Nagaland government to probe the killing of 14 people in Mon district in December last year, is still awaited, Director General of P... read..

Assam CM meets core committee members of Naga peace talks

Kohima |Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister and convenor of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday held a meeting with the members of core committee on the Naga political issues.... read..

Naga peace talks: Govt envoy giving wrong interpretation to confuse, says NSCN-IM

Kohima |Thursday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) on Wednesday accused the Central government's representative for peace talks for "giving wrong interpretation in order to confuse the common people".... read..

No solution to Naga issue without separate flag, Constitution: NSCN-IM Chairman

Kohima |Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
NSCN-IM Chairman Eno Q. Tuccu on Tuesday questioned as to how can Naga political issues be resolved without a separate flag and Constitution.... read..

Naga national flag symbolises Naga political identity, it is not negotiable: NSCN-IM

Kohima |Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) categorically said that "the Naga national flag symbolises Naga political identity. It is not negotiable", in the editorial of its latest news bulletin "Nagalim Voice". It is ... read..

Nagaland govt to document tribals' traditional attires, ornaments

Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Nagaland government is taking steps to document tribals' traditional attires, motifs, designs, and ornaments to prevent their misuse and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday held a meeting with all tribal Hohos, apex body of various Naga tribes, to ma... read..

Congress demands ballot paper system in next Nagaland Assembly polls

Kohima |Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The opposition Congress in Nagaland on Wednesday demanded ballot paper voting system in the Assembly polls, slated for early next year, replacing the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), as, according to it, these had been proven several times to be ... read..

Two held with heroin worth Rs 3 cr in Nagaland's Kohima

Kohima (Nagaland) | May 5, 2022 9:23:53 AM IST
Two persons were arrested with 615 grams of heroin worth Rs 3 crores in the Kohima district of Nagaland, informed the police on Wednesday.... read..

NSCN-IM to discuss with govt violation of ceasefire rules by security forces

Kohima |Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) said that violation of ceasefire ground rules by the security forces was broadly discussed in their meeting on Wednesday and it would take up the issue with the government in a... read..

ENPO temporarily withdraws all forms of non-co-operation to Indian security forces

Kohima (Nagaland) | May 1, 2022 10:23:31 PM IST
The Eastern Nagaland Peoples' Organization (ENPO) said it has "temporarily withdrawn all forms of non-cooperation to Indian security forces," said a press statement.... read..

21 out of 25 MLAs of Naga People's Front join NDPP in Nagaland

Kohima |Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
In a significant political development ahead of next year's Assembly polls in Nagaland, 21 of the 25 MLAs of the Naga People's Front (NPF) on Friday joined the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).... read..

Nagaland: 21 out of 25 NPF MLAs join CM Neiphiu Rio-led NDPP

Kohima (Nagaland) | April 30, 2022 3:23:43 AM IST
Ahead of the assembly election due next year, 21 out of 25 MLAs of the Naga People's Front (NPF) have joined Chief Minster Neiphiu Rio-led Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland.... read..

NDPP-BJP Gap Widens: Patton snubs CM Rio, rejects new portfolio

Kohima/New Delhi |Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Indicating that the gap between key alliance partners in Nagaland, the NDPP and the BJP, has widened further, Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister and saffron party's floor leader in the Assembly, Y. Patton, on Monday snubbed Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and reje... read..

Japanese team in Nagaland to locate remains of fallen WW II soldiers

Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:30 AM IST
A three-member Japanese delegation of World War II Remains Recovery Project has met Nagaland Chief Secretary J. Alam and discussed locating the remains of fallen Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, officials said on Monday.... read..

Nagaland govt raises retirement age of doctors from 60 to 62 years

Kohima |Saturday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Guided by the announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2016, the Nagaland government decided to increase the retirement age of all medical doctors, including AYUSH and dental doctors, from 60 to 62 years of age through re-employment as a consul... read..

Centre's envoy on Naga peace talk in Kohima to resume dialogue

Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Central government envoy A.K. Mishra, who held his first round of talks with major Naga groups including the NSCN-IM and others six months ago, arrived here on Monday to carry forward the discussions, officials said.... read..

Nagaland to not approve 'casual leaves' of doctors joining stir for retirement age increase

Kohima (Nagaland) | April 16, 2022 2:24:40 PM IST
The Nagaland government has refused to grant casual leave to protesting doctors in the state who are demanding an increase in the retirement age from 60 to 62 years.... read..

Centre's envoy to visit Nagaland next week to resume peace talks

Kohima |Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Central government representative A.K. Mishra, who held the first round of talks with the major Naga groups including the NSCN-IM and other stakeholders in September last year in Nagaland, will visit the northeastern state on Monday to take forward the pe... read..

Nagaland govt bars 'mass casual leave' stir of doctors

Kohima |Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
In view of the three-day 'mass casual leave' agitation by Nagaland government doctors from April 18 demanding increase in superannuation age, the state government has decided not to approve any casual leave to the doctors, officials said on Thursday.... read..

Nagalim 'invaded' by India, Myanmar, claims NSCN-IM supremo Muivah

Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
"Nagalim", the land of Naga tribals, had been "invaded" by India and Myanmar and the Nagas have neither been a part of either by consent or by conquest, NSCN-IM General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah has said, the group announced on Monday.... read..

Darshan Singh, Varsha Devi secure maiden National Cross Country victories

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 27, 2022 5:54:01 PM IST
Darshan Singh of Services and Varsha Devi of Railways finally kept their tryst with the men and women's crowns in the National Cross Country Championships by winning their 10 Km events in the picturesque but tough course, made more challenging by 60 per c... read..

Parasappa Hajilol, Sonika to face stiff challenge in title defence

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 25, 2022 10:54:05 PM IST
Parasappa Mahadevappa Hajilol and Sonika will have to make pressure on their companion rather than a challenger when they step up to defend their men and women's crowns respectively in the 56th National Cross Country Championships in the Nagaland Capital ... read..

If Naga settlement doesn't work out, fresh mandate should be taken to pursue issue: CM

Kohima |Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday urged the negotiating parties to come together and settle the Naga peace talks, adding that if a settlement cannot be reached, there should be fresh mandate by the people as to how to pursue the Naga politica... read..

BJP confident of winning all 4 RS seats in 3 NE states

Guwahati/Agartala/Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The BJP is confident that it will win all the four Rajya Sabha seats in the March 31 biennial elections for the upper house seats in three northeastern states -- Assam, Nagaland and Tripura.... read..

Contest for lone Nagaland Rajya Sabha seat on card, NPF decides to enter fray

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 20, 2022 10:51:58 AM IST
In a clear sign of fissure in the ruling alliance, Nagaland People's Front (NPF) has decided to throw its hat in the Rajya Sabha biennial election from the state even while the BJP has already announced nomination of S Phangnon Konyak for the lone seat.... read..

'Long-cherished solution to Naga peace talks would soon become a reality'

Kohima |Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Nagaland Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday, referring to the Naga peace talks with the Central government, said that with the concern being shown by everyone, the long-cherished solution would soon become a reality and a new era of peace and prospe... read..

Nagaland becomes first paperless Assembly by implementing National e-Vidhan Application programme

By Payal Mehta

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 20, 2022 2:52:21 AM IST
Nagaland on Saturday created history by becoming the first State Assembly in the country to implement the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) programme to become completely paperless.... read..

Nagaland Assembly becomes first in country to implement National e-Vidhan application

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 19, 2022 11:52:22 PM IST
The Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Saturday unanimously elected Independent MLA, T Yangseo Sangtam as the Deputy Speaker of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on the first day of the eleventh Budget session.... read..

Nagaland Assembly Budget session to begin tomorrow

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 18, 2022 11:22:19 PM IST
The weeklong Budget session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly will commence from Saturday.... read..

Naga CM, other leaders press for solution and final peace pact before state polls

New Delhi/Kohima |Thursday, 2022 1:45:16 AM IST
This is being called the 'unprecedented' display of the true spirit of 'facilitators' by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his colleagues for bringing an end to the vexed and long-pending Naga political issue.... read..

Nagaland government calls meeting to discuss on Naga Peace process, ULB election on March 9

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 6, 2022 11:21:31 PM IST
The state government has called for a meeting with concerned officials to discuss on Nagaland Peace Process and on Urban Local Bodies election on March 9.... read..

Ailing NSCN-IM leader Muivah hospitalised in Dimapur

Kohima |Saturday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
NSCN-IM's octogenarian General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah was hospitalised in Nagaland on Friday due to sudden illness, a top official here said.... read..

Sarbananda Sonowal announces over Rs 100 cr investment to develop AYUSH healthcare sector in Nagaland

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 4, 2022 7:51:31 PM IST
The Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal announced a major investment of more than Rs 100 crores to develop the AYUSH Healthcare sector in the state of Nagaland on Friday.... read..

Army to help Nagaland maintain conducive security situation

Kohima |Thursday, 2022 1:45:15 AM IST
Lieutenant General R.P. Kalita, GOC-in-C Eastern Command, on Wednesday met Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphu Rio and assured full support of security forces in maintaining a conducive security environment in the region.... read..

Lt Gen RC Tiwari takes over as General Officer Commanding of Spear Corps

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 2, 2022 9:21:48 PM IST
Lieutenant General RC Tiwari, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) awardee and Sena Medal (SM) awardee took over as General Officer Commanding of Spear Corps from Lt. Gen. JP Mathew, who is also AVSM awardee as well as Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM) awardee and V... read..

Nagaland SIT report ready on violent border incident, says state minister

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 1, 2022 2:51:48 PM IST
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) is still awaiting the report of the forensic laboratory in the border violence incident in which 14 civilians from the state had died.... read..

Nagaland announces one-time age relaxation for entry into government service

Kohima (Nagaland) | March 1, 2022 9:51:40 AM IST
The Nagaland government on Monday announced a one-time age relaxation for entry into government service for a period of two years with effect from April 22, 2021.... read..

Two-day walkathon commences in Nagaland demanding repeal of AFSPA

Kohima |Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Hundreds of Naga men and women from all walks of life on Monday began a two-day walkathon covering 70 km distance from Dimapur to state capital Kohima demanding the repeal of Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) and justice for the 14 civilians ... read..

Ruling NDPP demands to revoke notification extending AFSPA in Nagaland

Kohima |Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as its senior leader on Friday demanded to nullify and revoke Union Home Ministrys notification extending the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) ... read..

AFSPA extension in Nagaland total violation of human rights: Naga groups

Kohima |Friday, 2021 4:45:09 AM IST
Hours after the Union Home Ministry extended the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland till June 30 next year, influential Naga civil society organisations (CSOs) on Thursday vehemently objected to the measure.... read..

Naga body seeks 'immediate punishment' in civilians killing case

Kohima |Thursday, 2021 5:15:08 AM IST
An influential Naga body on Wednesday sought "immediate punishment" for the security personnel "involved in the incident of killing of 14 civilians" in Nagaland's Mon district earlier this month.... read..

Nagaland firing incident: Army probe team to visit site on Dec 29

Kohima (Nagaland) | December 27, 2021 10:49:34 PM IST
The Army inquiry team, which is probing the firing incident in Nagaland that led to the death of 13 civilians, will visit the incident site in Mon district on December 29.... read..

Panel formed to look into AFSPA withdrawal in Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio govt after meet with Shah

Kohima (Nagaland) | December 26, 2021 5:20:33 PM IST
A committee will be constituted, which will have to submit its report within 45 days on withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Disturbed Area Act from Nagaland, informed the state government.... read..
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