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Former Nagaland Minister quits assembly

Kohima, Jan 10 (IANS) Former Nagaland Home Minister Yanthungo Patton on Wednesday resigned as member of the assembly. Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang sacked Patton and five others ministers from his ministry last month to facilitate reconciliation between the two wrangling factions of the ruling Naga People's Front. In his resignation letter submitted to Assembly Speaker Imtiwapang Ai...

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Nagaland CM appeals to NSCN-K to restart peace process

Kohima, Jan 10 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R Zeliang on Wednesday appealed to the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council ofA Nagaland (NSCN-K) to restart the peace process with the Indian government. In his message for Naga Day being observed on Wednesday, Zeliang revealed he had dispatched a letter to the Myanmar-based NSCN-K leadership on January 8 appealing to them to...

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Nagaland minister favours postponing assembly polls

Kohima, Jan 9 (IANS) Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister Imkong Imchen on Tuesday said he supported the demand of various Naga pressure groups to defer the upcoming assembly elections in order to facilitate a solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency. The term of the 60-member Nagaland assembly expires on March 13, 2019. I strongly feel that the assembly elections ...

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Pressure groups urge Modi to defer Nagaland assembly polls

Kohima, Jan 8 (IANS) With the Assembly polls in Nagaland likely to be announced this week, pressure groups have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the elections due to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency. The term of the 60-member Nagaland assembly expires on March 13, 2019. Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT), the powerful people's movement against corrupt...

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Nagaland group demands President's rule, postponement of assembly polls

Kohima, Jan 7 (IANS) Nagaland-based group Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the state's assembly election and impose President's Rule in order to facilitate solution to the vexed Naga insurgency.A In a letter to Modi, the ACAUT said: If elections are held in Nagaland for the sake of constitutional process before the com...

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Nagaland, Assam CMs discuss improving connectivity

Guwahati/Kohima, Jan 1 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Monday called on his Assam counterpart Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati and discussed formulation of a common strategy for improvement of connectivity. The meeting comes in the wake of the recent review meeting with Chief Ministers and Public Works Department ministers of northeastern states chaired by Union Minister of ...

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Army chief in Nagaland

Kohima, Dec 28 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived here to review the security situation in poll-bound Nagaland. Elections to the 60-member Nagaland assembly are scheduled to be held in February next year. Soon after he landed at the Dimapur airport, Gen. Rawat reviewed the prevailing law and order situation at the army's Spear Corps headquarters in D...

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Christmas celebrated with great zeal in northeast India

Aizawl/Kohima/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated on Monday across the northeastern region of India with special prayers, hymns and masses in churches, besides the traditional mass community feasts and delicious food. Over 5.3 million Christians live in Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur while there is a significant number of them in the other northeastern states of Tr...

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Nagaland CM's office lodges FIR over fake resignation letter

Kohima, Dec 20 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang's office on Wednesday filed an FIR over a fake letter with forged signature against unknown persons for spreading false information on social media that he has resigned. The fake resignation letter with Zeliang's signature addressed to Nagaland Governor stated: In pursuance to the resolutions adopted in the Assembly and owing to ...

21 days ago
Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to ministers

Kohima, Dec 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang Aon Tuesday allotted portfolios to the newly-inducted ministers, while keeping a few including finance, personnel and administrative reforms with himself. Zeliang distributed the portfolios three days after inducting six new members - P. Longon, C.L. John, Vikheho Swu, S.I. Jamir and Kuzholuzo Nienu of the Naga People's Front and...

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Plants, animals in northeast use chemicals to communicate

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) In a unique scientific exercise centred on northeast India, researchers have kicked-off investigations into how animals and plants in nature communicate using chemicals in the biodiversity-rich region. Researchers from seven institutes in northeast and three in Bengaluru are partnering under the aegis of the Chemical Ecology Network Programme funded by the Departme...

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Zeliang to be DAN Chief Ministerial candidate in 2018 Nagaland poll

Kohima, Dec 18 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) on Monday projected Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang as its Chief Ministerial candidate in next year's assembly polls. A DAN legislature party meeting here also decided to urge upon all DAN party members to co-operate and work in unison for its successful return to power under the leadership of Shurhozelie Liezietsu....

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Nagaland gets six new Cabinet Ministers, including one from BJP

Kohima, Dec 16 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Saturday inducted six new members in his Cabinet, ahead of the assembly elections in February-March 2018. Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Naga People's Front (NPF) legislators P. Longon, C.L. John, Vikheho Swu, S.I. Jamir and Kuzholuzo Nienu and Bharatiya Janta Party's P. Paiwang at a simpl...

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Nagaland CM sacks two more ministers

Kohima, Dec 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zelaing on Friday night axed two more of his cabinet ministers, two days after he had sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers. The move came after Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu, earlier in the day, revoked the expulsion order of 20 NPF legislators and suspension of 13 other party leaders, including the state'...

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Nagaland Assembly demands 'solution before election'

Kohima, Dec 14 (IANS) The Nagaland Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the government of India to take emergent and extraordinary steps for an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga political issues before the state assembly election next year. The House also resolved to urged the Election Commission of India not to announce the state election until the Centre finali...

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Nagaland CM sacks four cabinet ministers as NPF factions reconcile

Kohima, Dec 13 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Wednesday sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers following the reconciliation within the two factions of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF). Those sacked include Home Minister Y. Patton, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Tokheho Yepthomi, Roads and Bridges Minister Nicky Kire besides Environment, Forest and Climate Change M...

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'BPO scheme creates over 10K jobs, to result in indirect jobs also'

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that 76 operational units under the India BPO Promotion Scheme initially created over 10,000 direct jobs and will create indirect employment 3-4 times this figure. The BPOs have provided over 10,000 direct employment opportunities, and will provide 3-4 times more indirect jobs in terms of...

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India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally completes first leg

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Rally completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3 and is now on its return journey, an official statement said on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH), the rally was flagged off from Guwahati on November 25 with 50 participants, including five women, in 20 SUVs. <...

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Tripura creates memorial park for Indian, Bangladeshi heroes of 1971 Liberation War

Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) After an eight-year-long effort, the Tripura government has created a gigantic memorial and park in memory of the Indian soldiers and Bangladeshi freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the 1971 Liberation War. The gigantic memorial and park has been built on 20.20 hectares at Chottakhola (in southern Tripura, 132 km from here) at a cost of Rs 7 crore (o...

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Election only after insurgency ends: Nagaland legislators

Kohima, Dec 7 (IANS) The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Thursday resolved to urge the Election Commission to conduct elections to the Assembly only after a solution is found to the decades-old Naga insurgency. Naga leaders including present and former MLAs and MPs met at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Performing Arts and resolved to request the members of the Nagaland Assembl...

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