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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

18 days 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...

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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 ...

24 days 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...

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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...

1 month 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...

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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...

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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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NSE to impart financial literacy to Nagaland students

Kohima, March 18 (IANS) The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has joined hands with India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) Academy to impart financial literacy to Class IX students across the state, an official said on Saturday. NSE Academy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). The NBSE has made the academy's financial literacy...

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NPP, NPF to back BJP-led government in Manipur

Imphal/Kohima, March 14 (IANS) The party chiefs of the National People's Party (NPP) and the Naga People's Front (NPF) on Tuesday said they will support a non-Congress government in Manipur led by the BJP. NPP supremo Conrad K. Sangma said a non-Congress government would soon be formed in Manipur and his party would support the BJP-led alliance government. Nagaland Chief Minister...

1 month ago
NPF assures support to new Manipur government

Kohima, March 14 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday brushed aside reports that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will not support the new non-Congress coalition government in Manipur. The NPF supremo said that it did not put any pre-condition before joining the BJP-led coalition arrangement in Manipur and suh reporrs are absolutely false. The NPF is a maj...

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Who will take power in Manipur? Congress or BJP?

Imphal, March 12 (IANS) Uncertainty looms large on government formation in Manipur although the ruling Congress is the single largest party in the new assembly with 28 seats. Independent candidate Ashab Uddin, who is yet to announce his support for any party, is likely to play a vital role in the formation of the new government. Ashab Uddin won from Jiribam defeating Thoudam Debe...

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NPF to supports BJP in Manipur

Kohima, March 11 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday said that his Naga People's Front (NPF) would support the BJP to form the new government in Manipur. The NPF central office reiterates its stand to rid the region of the Congress party and pledges our support to any non-Congress coalition government in Manipur, Shurhozelie said. The NPF, which is ...

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Nagaland CM wants employees to be in office by 9.30

Kohima, March 5 (IANS) Government employees have to be in office by 9.30 a.m., says new Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu. Unlike his predecessors, Liezietsu means business and he also means to stick to the mantras as he dictated to the heads and administrative heads of department: Be punctual in office; set your office in order; and give the best of your services to the publ...

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