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Japan to build war museum in Manipur

Imphal, May 21 (IANS) Japan's Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan will build a war museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching in Manipur's Bishenpur district. Maibam Lokpa Ching is a historical place where the British and the Japanese fought during the Second World War. About 70,000 Japanese soldiers laid down their lives in the Imphal and Kohima battles, which are regarded as the fier...

7 days ago
CM Liezietsu asks political leaders to work for welfare of Naga people

Kohima, May 13 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday urged public leaders not to have any personal grudges against each other, but to work together for the welfare of the Naga people. Paying his maiden official visit to his native Kohima Village after becoming Chief Minister, Liezietsu also said political leaders cannot afford to have personal rivalry or enmity...

15 days ago
Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Agartala/Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital Gangtok emerging as the region's cleanest city. The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a...

18 days ago
Shape up or ship out: BRO, other laggards to be told

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Government organisations engaged in road construction, including the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been warned their projects will be taken away from them if they are not completed on schedule, a senior minister has said. I want to make it clear to BRO and other organisations involved in road construction that wherever (they) complete road construction wor...

23 days ago
Now Northeast set to boost India's global IT business

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) The northeastern region, long considered backward in growth and business terms, is poised to add heft to India's dominant position in global software exports and the IT industry, a top official said Aiming to further boost India's software exports and strengthen the IT industry, six IT parks and hubs have already been set up in six capitals or cities of the nort...

26 days ago
Need human rights panel in Nagaland, says NHRC

Kohima, April 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) here on Monday concluded its first open hearing of cases related to grievances of the Scheduled Tribes, and called for setting up a human rights panel in the northeastern state. The NHRC, which heard eight cases, said there is a need to create public awareness of human rights and sensitise government functionaries on the...

27 days ago
Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs. Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the Na...

29 days ago
Memorial in honour of Naga Labour Corps unveiled

Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezitsu on Friday unveiled a memorial monolith in honour of the Naga Labour Corps that was raised exactly 100 years ago and sent out to France to take part in the First World War. The monolith was erected in a hillock opposite the Red Cross Building in the heart of Kohima, which itself was the scene of one of the greatest battl...

29 days ago
Dimapur-Kohima road 4-laning to boost food processing units in Nagaland

Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Food processing units in Nagaland will get a boost with the completion of four-laning of the Dimapur-Kohima stretch of National Highway 39, said an official on Friday. The state government is of the view that the completion of the Dimapur-Kohima stretch of NH 39 -- constructed by the National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation -- will also enable the ...

1 month ago
Human resource only asset through which Nagas can progress: CM

Kohima, April 20 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday emphasised that human resource development is the only asset through which the Nagas can progress. Though there are many areas which need to be developed, the first and foremost priority for the Nagas should be focused on human resource development, he said addressing the 15th Annual Literary Day of the Nag...

1 month ago
Central team assesses flood, landslides damages in Nagaland

Kohima, April 17 (IANS) A five-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) on Monday visited Nagaland for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of floods and landslides in the state during 2016, a official statement said. The central team along with the Nagaland State Disaster Management Association officials also briefed Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on how the ...

1 month ago
Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. Accompanied by men, women and children dressed with vivid traditional attires, band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army woke the populace of several north...

1 month ago
Nagaland won't promote Digital Payment on Good Friday

Kohima, April 12 (IANS) The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government will not join any activity relating to promotion of Digital Payment on Good Friday, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar said on Wednesday. He said the central government was organising the Mega Draw and Digi Dhan on April 14 for promotion of Digital Payment in 100 cities across India. The list does not include Nagala...

1 month ago
Shake off 'backward' tag, Nagaland CM tells 'headhunters' tribe

Kohima, April 4 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday called upon the Konyaks, once known as the fierce Naga tribe, to remove their 'backward' tag and move forward with the rest of the Naga tribes. The Konyaks were known to the outside world as headhunters until this practice was banned in 1960s. Beheading their enemies and hanging these skulls on their walls fo...

1 month ago
Love and betrayal in the Northeast, Himalayas and parent-child relationship

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Read a haunting tale of love, friendship and betrayal of India in the context of its northeast region, flick through a tale of two cultures, of false assumptions, of courage in the face of disaster and of the gradual dawning of self awareness based in the Himalayas. Also, read a study of the parent-child relationship. The IANS bookshelf offers varied fare this ...

1 month ago
Nagaland Governor calls for tribal dialects department in Indian universities

Kohima, March 29 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday called for the creation of a department of tribal dialects from the northeastern states in universities across India. Most universities in the country have Department for Foreign Languages, but not for tribal dialects, he said, while congratulating Congress Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering for introducing a Bill in Parliame...

1 month ago
Nagaland Chief Minister asks factions to come together

Kohima, March 29 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday asked the various warring factions of Naga rebel groups to come together to bring about a permanent settlement to the six-decade-old separatist Naga movement. It is unfortunate that Nagas are fragmented into several groups and all are asking for sovereignty for the Naga people. But can we expect all of the...

2 months ago
'Nagaland government supports dialogue between Centre, NSCN '

Kohima, March 21 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Tuesday said the Naga People's Front-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government will continue to support the ongoing political dialogue between the central government and National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah). My government supports the ongoing political dialogue between the government and the NSCN (IM) and...

2 months ago
Imtiwapang Aier elected Speaker of Nagaland assembly

Kohima, March 21 (IANS) Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator Imtiwapang Aier was on Tuesday unanimously elected Speaker of the 60-member Nagaland assembly. Health and Family Welfare Minister P. Longon and Roads and Bridges Minister Y. Vikheho Swu proposed Aier's name, which was seconded by Chotisuh Sazo, holding charge of the Public Health Engineering Department. Deputy Speaker I...

2 months ago
Nagaland BJP legislator 'threatened' for asking questions

Kohima, March 19 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in Nagaland has received threats allegedly by supporters of Home Minister Y. Patton for submitting questions on the appointments in the Home Department to the state assembly secretariat. Mmhonlumo Kikon, one of the four BJP members in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly, has been receiving threatening text messages allegedly b...

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