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NSCN-IM stresses integration of all Naga territories

Kohima, July 1 (IANS) The NSCN-IM on Sunday stressed that the issue of integration of all Naga territories was an integral part of the ongoing political dialogue with the Centre and that both parties had agreed to pursue this through a democratic process. A Nagaland Socialist Council of Nagaland-Issac Muivah statement said that Naga territories had been arbitrarily and indiscriminately k...

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NSCN-K rebels ambush Assam Rifles troopers in Nagaland, injure one

Kohima, June 28 (IANS) Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) on Thursday continued its stepped-up attacks on Indian security forces, injuring an Assam Rifles trooper in Nagaland. The rebels ambushed the road opening party of the 7 Assam Rifles near Akhego in Nagaland's Phek district, a day after Indian Army commandos attacked a NSCN-K camp in Myanmar, inflicting ...

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Indian Army attacks NSCN-K camp in Myanmar, inflicts 'casualties'

Imphal/Kohima, June 28 (IANS) In another strike, Indian Army commandos have attacked a NSCN-K camp in Myanmar, inflicting some casualties, an army source said on Thursday. A team of 12 Para Commandos attacked a check post of the NSCN-K (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang) situated in the vicinity of its Shwelo camp inside Myanmar on Wednesday. The gunfight continued for half...

2 days ago
Indian Army attacks NSCN-K camp in Myanmar, inflicts 'casualties'

Imphal/Kohima, June 28 (IANS) Indian Army commandos have attacked a NSCN-K camp in Myanmar, inflicting some casualties, an army source said on Thursday. A team of 12 Para Commandos attacked a check post of the NSCN-K (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang) situated in the vicinity of its Shwelo camp inside Myanmar on Wednesday. The gunfight continued for half hour, an army offi...

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Formalin-laced fishes seized in Nagaland

Kohima, June 25 (IANS) Municipal authorities in Nagaland on Monday seized formalin-laced fishes, an official said. The fishes weighing more than 5,280 kg, which were imported from Andhra Pradesh, were seized by the Kohima Municipal Council and later dumped at the municipal dumping ground, an official said. Food Safety Commissioner, Himato Zhimomi had last week prohibited storage,...

1 month ago
NDPP wins Nagaland Lok Sabha bypoll

Kohima, May 31 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi on Thursday won the byelection to the state's lone Lok Sabha constituency by 173,746 votes. Yepthomi, the former Public Health Engineering minister who failed to retain his Dimapur- III assembly constituency in the February 27 assembly polls, defeated C. Apok Jamir of the op...

1 month ago
NDPP leading in Nagaland LS bypoll

Kohima, May 31 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi was ahead of his Naga People's Front rival C. Apok Jamir as the counting of votes in the May 28 by-election to the lone Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency proceeded. State's Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said Yepthomi is leading by 137,270 votes in a straight contest ag...

1 month ago
Sitharaman visits Assam Rifles posts on Myanmar border

Kohima, May 30 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the forward posts of Assam Rifles along the Myanmar border and witnessed their ongoing operations, an official release said. Sitharaman, who arrived in Dimapur on Tuesday, further visited areas under the responsibility of the Dimapur-based Spear Corps, accompanied by Corps Commander, Lt Gen Gopal R. A...

1 month ago
ATMs go dry in northeastern states

Agartala/Kohima/Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) The cash drought in most of the ATMs of the northeastern states has caused a lot of inconvenience for the people in the past few days. Senior bank officials said that the delay in supplying of remittances by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Guwahati caused the note crisis in most of the ATMs. We should put fresh notes in the ATMs to run th...

1 month ago
CBI to probe 'scam' in Nagaland HC construction

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Calling it beyond belief, the Gauhati High Court has ordered a CBI probe into allegations that the Nagaland government misappropriated funds earmarked for the construction of a high court complex at Kohima -- a project progressing at a snail's pace. Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh said if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) finds any material to s...

3 months ago
Zhaleo Rio elected as Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Assembly

Kohima, March 26 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) legislator Zhaleo Rio, the brother of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, was on Monday elected the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly Parliamentary Affairs Minister C.M. Chang proposed his name and it was seconded by K.T. Sukhalu, following which Speaker Vikho-o Yhosu declared Zhaleo elected to the post as the Op...

3 months ago
Nagaland CM presents Rs 1,630.67-crore deficit budget

Kohima, March 23 (IANS) Tabling a Rs 1630.67 crore deficit budget for 2018-19, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday announced setting up of a central monitoring mechanism to ensure successful implementation of the Government's policies, programmes and projects in the state. Presenting the first budget of the People's Democratic Alliance government, Rio estimated total receipt at...

3 months ago
Solution to Naga insurgency accorded highest priority: Acharya

Kohima, March 22 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday said that the state's People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition government has accorded the highest priority to resolve the seven-decade-long Naga insurgency in the state. We will work with all stakeholders for a solution that is honourable, sustainable and acceptable to the people. We will not come in way of any polit...

3 months ago
Tata Trust launches motorcycle rally for cancer awareness across northeast

Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) With the northeastern states of India recording a high cancer prevalence rate, Tata Trust and the Cachar Cancer Hospital, in collaboration with several other organisations, have embarked on a motorcycle rally across the seven states to make people aware about the disease and sensitise the patients. The rally titled, 'Run and Ride' was flagged off from here on Tu...

3 months ago
Ex-Nagaland CM Zeliang seeks fresh date to appear before NIA

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The NIA on Monday summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged tax collection and terror funding case while the leader through a letter to the agency expressed his inability to appear due to assembly session beginning on Tuesday and sought a fresh date. The case pertains to alleged extortion by groups such a...

3 months ago
Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to new ministers

Kohima, March 12 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday allocated portfolios to his newly-inducted ministers, keeping Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms with himself. Senior BJP leader Yanthungo Patton, who was made the Deputy Chief Minister, was given the Home and National Highways Department. The allocation of the portfolios comes amid media reports tha...

3 months ago
Ex-Nagaland CM Zeliang seeks fresh date to appear before NIA

Kohima, March 12 (IANS) Former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang has written to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) expressing his inability to appear for questioning in connection with an alleged tax collection and terror funding case due to the assembly session beginning on Tuesday and sought a fresh date. It is not possible for me to appear before you as per the summons at such...

3 months ago
NIA summons ex-Nagaland CM in 'terror funding' case

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The NIA has summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged tax collection and terror funding case, an official said on Monday. The case pertains to alleged extortion by groups such as NSCN(K), NSCN(IM) and Naga National Council from at least 14 government departments. Zeliang has been asked to appear a...

3 months ago
PDA will redraw Nagaland's all-inclusive roadmap for development: Rio

Kohima, March 8 (IANS) Newly sworn-in Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday said the People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition government will redraw a new roadmap of progressive development in Nagaland. We have committed in our manifesto that we will remove VIP culture from Nagaland. We will ensure that the citizens of the state are the real VIPs, Rio said after he took oath as Chie...

3 months ago
Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

Kohima, March 8 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was on Thursday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. This is Rio's fourth term as head of the northeastern state. Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old Rio, who is heading a People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition. Bharatiya Janata P...

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