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Nagaland killings: Naga bodies in Nagaland, Manipur to boycott R-Day celebrations
Kohima, Jan 24 (IANS) Various Naga groups and organisations in Nagaland and Manipur have decided to abstain from Republic Day celebration and urged people to refrain from participating in the national event to protest the killing of 14 civilians by the security forces in December and delay in Naga peace process.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Two-day walkathon commences in Nagaland demanding repeal of AFSPA
Kohima, Jan 10 (IANS) 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 who were killed by security forces in Mon district in December last year.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Ruling NDPP demands to revoke notification extending AFSPA in Nagaland
Kohima, Dec 31 (IANS) 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) in the entire state till June 30 next year.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
AFSPA extension in Nagaland total violation of human rights: Naga groups
Kohima, Dec 30 (IANS) 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.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Naga body seeks 'immediate punishment' in civilians killing case
Kohima, Dec 29 (IANS) 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.
2021-12-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Panel formed to decide withdrawal of AFSPA from Nagaland
Kohima, Dec 26 (IANS) A committee has been formed to look into the demand of withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Nagaland and the panel would submit its report to the government within 45 days, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland Assembly urge Centre to repeal AFSPA to facilitate ongoing peace talks
Kohima, Dec 20 (IANS) The Nagaland Assembly, in its day-long special session, unanimously passed a resolution demanding the Centre repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 from the entire northeast, and specifically from Nagaland, so as to strengthen the ongoing efforts to find a peaceful political settlement to the Naga political issue.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Army seeks info, photos, videos on Dec 4 Nagaland incident from public
Kohima, Dec 20 (IANS) The Army, which is conducting a court of inquiry into the killing of 14 civilians by armed forces personnel due to "mistaken identity" in Nagaland's Mon district on December 4 and 5, on Monday sought any information, photos, videos from the public on the incident.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Killing of 14 people in Nagaland reinforces demand for repeal of AFSPA
Kohima/Imphal/Agartala, Dec 19 (IANS) The killing of 14 persons in Mon district of Nagaland on December 4, 21 years after the 'Malom massacre of 10 people in Manipur, both by the security forces, triggered a strong demand for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the entire northeastern region.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSF demands court monitored probe into Nagaland firing
Kohima, Dec 17 (IANS) Protest rallies were organissd by the influential Naga Students' Federation (NSF) in Kohima on Friday demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) and a court monitored probe into the killing of 14 civilians by armed forces personnel due to "mistaken identity" in Nagaland on December 4.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Naga organisations continue protests against killing of 14 civilians
Kohima, Dec 16 (IANS) Naga civil society organisations on Thursday organised various protest events in five districts of Nagaland against the killing of 14 youths and injuring 30 others by the security forces "due to mistaken identity" on December 4.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Pilot drone project to deliver medicines in Manipur, Nagaland, Andaman
Kohima, Dec 14 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), following suggestion from the Union Health Ministry, has launched a pilot project in Manipur, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to supply live saving drugs and vital medical essentials in the remote areas using drones, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nagaland violence: Naga body imposes 'curbs' of army, para-military movement
Kohima, Dec 14 (IANS) Naga civil society organisations have continued to impose "total restrictions" on the movement of the army and para-military in the Konyak tribal dominated areas of Nagaland, tribal leaders said on Tuesday.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Youth shot in NSCN-IM attack on Assam village
Kohima, Dec 14 (IANS) A youth was shot and injured on Tuesday when NSCN-IM militants opened fire at Rani Colony in Assam's Cachar district as villagers refused their demands, police officials said.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Nagaland violence: Civic society refuse govt aid, seek justice
Kohima, Dec 13 (IANS) The Konyak civil society organisations here on Monday said that no ex-gratia or compensation from the government would be accepted until justice was delivered to all the 14 victims, including the survivors and family members of the December 4 incident.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nagaland violence: Civic society refuse govt aid, seek justice
Kohima, Dec 13 (IANS) The Konyak civil society organisations here on Monday said that no ex-gratia or compensation from the government would be accepted until justice was delivered to all the 14 victims, including the survivors and family members of the December 4 incident.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Dec 4 incident was misuse, abuse of AFSPA, says Nagaland CM
Kohima, Dec 9 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday said that the December 4 firing by the security forces that left 14 civilians killed and 30 others injured, was a misuse and abuse of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 which "is violative of human rights" and opposed by the Naga people for decades.
2021-12-09
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Talks won't be meaningful under AFSPA shadow: NSCN-IM
Kohima, Dec 8 (IANS) The NSCN-IM on Wednesday while criticising Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his recent statement after the December 4 killing of 14 civilians by the security forces in Nagaland said no political talks will be meaningful under the shadow of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
2021-12-08
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Key meeting on Naga peace talks on Thursday
Kohima, Dec 8 (IANS) The all-important meeting of the Core Committee on the Naga political issue will be held here on Thursday, sources in the know of things said on Wednesday, adding Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will attend the meeting.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland to ask Centre to repeal AFSPA; Hornbill Fest called off
Kohima, Dec 7 (IANS) The Nagaland government on Tuesday in its first cabinet meeting -- after the December 4 firing by the security forces that left 14 civilians dead and 30 others injured, decided to urge the Central government once again to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Power Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the state.
2021-12-07
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
CM seeks AFSPA repeal as Nagaland bids emotional farewell to 14 slain civilians
Kohima, Dec 6 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday strongly demanded the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 as hundreds of people bid an emotional farewell to the 14 civilians killed by security forces in Mon district.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Defence/Security
CM seeks AFSPA repeal as Nagaland bids emotional farewell to 14 slain civilians
Kohima, Dec 6 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday strongly demanded the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 as hundreds of people bid an emotional farewell to the 14 civilians killed by security forces in Mon district.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Defence/Security
13 civilians, soldier killed in Nagaland violence after 'mistaken' army ops (2nd Ld)
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 13 civilians, and an Assam Rifles trooper were killed and 14 others injured in series of violent clashes in Nagaland's Mon district after an army operation to target Naga insurgents went wrong late on Saturday, officials said.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
13 coal miners, soldier killed in Nagaland in case of 'mistaken identity' (Ld)
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 13 people, all coal miners, and a soldier were killed and 11 injured in an unfortunate incident of "mistaken identity" in Mon District of Nagaland, sources said on Sunday.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
14 killed in Nagaland violence after army operation goes awry (3rd Ld)
Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 13 civilians, and an Assam Rifles trooper were killed and 14 others injured in a series of violent clashes in Nagaland's Mon district after an army operation to target Naga insurgents went wrong late on Saturday, officials said.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
10-day Hornbill Festival in Nagaland kicks off with colourful ceremony
Kohima, Dec 1 (IANS) Showcasing traditional life and culture, the 10-day-long 22nd edition of Hornbill Festival began at the Naga Heritage Village Kisama on Wednesday.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Art/Culture/Books
Assam, Nagaland CMs to meet Shah soon on Naga peace talks
Kohima, Nov 29 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio would soon meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the Naga political issue and the opposition-less United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government in Nagaland, officials said here on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Amid Covid, Nagaland's Hornbill Festival fever grips NE states
Kohima, Nov 29 (IANS) The Hornbill Festival 'fever' has gripped the entire northeastern region with the event's epicentre - the Naga Heritage Village Kisama in southern Nagaland - in excited mood on holding of the 10-day mega carnival, beginning December 1, after the pandemic.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nagaland to take up coffee cultivation in a big way
Kohima, Nov 5 (IANS) To create employment and to stop unscientific farming of crops, Nagaland has taken up coffee cultivation in a big way with a target to expand its farming to 50,000 hectares by 2030 from the existing 10,000 hectares, Agriculture Production Commissioner Y. Kikheto Sema said on Friday.
2021-11-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
NDPP nominee in Nagaland bypoll elected unopposed
Kohima, Oct 13 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate S. Keoshu Yimchunger has been elected unopposed in the Shamator-Chessore Assembly by-election, as he was the lone nominee in the tribal reserved seat, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Gold, drugs worth Rs 29 cr seized in Nagaland, 9 held
Kohima, Oct 5 (IANS) In the biggest ever haul of contraband in Nagaland, police have seized 290 gold bars weighing 48.14 kg and huge quantities of drugs with a total value of around Rs 29 crore and arrested nine people, police said on Monday.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt accepts RN Ravi's resignation as interlocutor for Naga peace talks
Kohima/New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Government has accepted the resignation of Ravindra Narayan Ravi, the interlocutor for the Naga peace process, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
CBI files disproportionate assets case against ex-NHIDCL GM
Kohima, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against the former General Manager of state-owned NHIDCL at Mokokchung in northern Nagaland for possession of alleged disproportionate assets to the tune of around Rs 96.69 lakh and conducted searches at the premises of the accused and others, official sources said on Tuesday.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assigned by Shah, Assam CM holds talks with NSCN (IM) leaders, others
Kohima/Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Hours after his meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday rushed to Dimapur and held meetings with the NSCN (IM) leaders, his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio, leaders of various political parties, Naga groups and senior government officials to take forward the much-debated Naga peace talks.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Naga peace talks commence in Kohima after over a year
Kohima, Sep 20 (IANS) After over a year, crucial meetings between the Government of India envoy and Naga insurgent outfits began here on Monday to settle the long-pending Naga political issue involving various bodies, including the NSCN (IM).
2021-09-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Opposition less all-party UDA govt formed in Nagaland
Kohima, Sep 18 (IANS) In a significant political development, all the ruling and opposition parties in Nagaland, consequent upon their earlier agreement, on Saturday decided to form an all-party government named as United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Ahead of formation of all party govt, Nagaland Guv takes oath
Kohima, Sep 17 (IANS) A day before all the ruling and opposition parties in Nagaland are scheduled to hold a meeting to form an all-party government -- Nagaland United Government (NUG) -- Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Friday took additional charge of Nagaland at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
To decide Naga political issue, Nagaland heading for all-party govt
Kohima, Sep 15 (IANS) With the ruling and opposition parties making hectic efforts for the past few months to form an all-party government in Nagaland, all the political parties will meet on Saturday to finalise the formation of the Nagaland United Government (NUG), sources said on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Centre silent on new interlocutor for Naga peace talks after Guv's transfer
Kohima, Sep 10 (IANS) Political circles in Nagaland and other northeastern states are abuzz after the Centre on Thursday transferred Nagaland Governor Ravindra Narayan Ravi to Tamil Nadu, as he was the government's interlocutor for the much-debated Naga peace talks, which are now in the last stages of finalisation.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Naga Mothers' Association questions women tying 'rakhis' on force personnel
Kohima, Aug 28 (IANS) The influential Naga Mothers' Association (NMA) on Saturday condemned the move of some women tying 'rakhis' on Indian armed forces personnel and demanded immediate withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Nagaland.
2021-08-28
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Teenagers rescue 2 'vulnerable' leopard cubs in Nagaland
Kohima, Aug 24 (IANS) Two 'vulnerable' leopard cubs, rescued from a tree by four teenagers in a Nagaland village, were released to the state's Zoological Park in Dimapur, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hunt on for final solution of Naga issue: Nagaland CM
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Sunday said that his government continues to pursue the final solution of the Naga political issue, which is "as old as this nation itself".
2021-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Villagers protest in Nagaland against NSCN-KYA attack
Kohima, Aug 14 (IANS) Around 250 villagers belonging to four villages of Nagaland's border Mon district on Friday organised a protest against the grenade attack by the NSCN-KYA militants on Thursday, officials said.
2021-08-14
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Terrorism
Nagas foiled British conspiracy to merge NE India with Pak: Nagaland Guv
Kohima, Aug 14 (IANS) Nagas fought both against the British and the Mughals and prevented the British conspiracy to make the northeast region of India a part of Pakistan, Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi said on Saturday, on the eve of the India's 75th Independence Day.
2021-08-14
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland to maintain peace in areas bordering Assam: Dy CM
Kohima/Aizawl, July 30 (IANS) While Assam and Mizoram saw their boundary dispute turn violent, the Nagaland government on Friday said that they would maintain a peaceful atmosphere along their over 500-km-long border with Assam.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
HC asks Nagaland to modify Covid SOPs for schools, not to stop salaries
Kohima, July 30 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has asked the Nagaland government to modify its SOPs to allow teaching and non-teaching staff the option of compulsorily getting tested for Covid every 15 days, if choosing not to go for vaccination, in view of the reopening of schools and colleges in the state, a court official said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top NSCN-IM leader hospitalised
Kohima, July 24 (IANS) Senior Naga leader and NSCN-IM General Secretary Th Muivah was admitted to a private hospital in Dimapur in Nagaland, official sources said late on Saturday night.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland heading for Oppn less all-party govt
Kohima, July 21 (IANS) In a significant political development, Nagaland is heading for an all-party government, as the opposition Naga People's Front (NPF) is most likely to join the People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) government headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
NSCN-IM wants to push forward Framework Agreement signed in 2015
Kohima, June 29 (IANS) The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), the dominant Naga outfit, on Monday demanded to push forward the Framework Agreement signed in 2015 to take the Naga political issue to a conclusive settlement.
2021-06-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
11 cadres of NSCN faction held in Nagaland
Kohima, June 24 (IANS) The security forces have arrested seven active cadres and four over ground workers (OGWs) of the Nikki Sumi faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), defence sources said on Thursday.
2021-06-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism