New Delhi, Feb 26 : At secret meetings held every week, RN Ravi, the Indian Government’s official inter-locutor on Nagaland, and insurgent leader Thui-ngaleng Muivah have been hammering out details of a political autonomy deal for Naga communities living inside and outside the state, a top government official familiar with the talks told The Sunday Express. Held at hotels, guest houses and conventional venues, the meetings have involved 16-18-member delegations of the Muviah-led National Socialist Council of Naga-lim’s Isak-Muviah (NSCN-IM) faction, the primary insurgent group in the state, while New Delhi has been represented by Ravi alone.
Guwahati, Feb 26 :Just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Manipur visit, National Social Council of Nagaland (I-M) has expressed fear that a section of vested interest circle may try to sabotage the Naga peace-talks.
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Referring to the demand of NSCN-IM for their ancestral land, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has stated that god is the first owner of lands while res-pective Governments are the second owners. Individuals or pattadars who are taking care of pieces of lands are temporary owners.
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Java-dekar has claimed that more than 40 BJP candidates will get elected in the ensuing State Assembly election.
IMPHAL, Feb 26 : The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has stated that PM Modi’s statement on the Framework Agreement was unsatisfactory.
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Andro AC BJP candidate Dr Nimaichand Luwang has stated that he has sent a written complaint to the concerned RO to reject the nomination paper of rival Congress candidate Th Shyamkumar for hiding his criminal records on the affidavit used for filing nomination paper and for lying about this educational qualification, and appealed to the people to refrain from voting for a candidate with criminal records.
IMPHAL, Feb 26: A public meeting held today at Tiger Camp, Imphal East has questioned the credibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance given to the people of Manipur regar-ding the framework agree- ment.
IMPHAL, Feb 26 : In view of Assembly Elections at Manipur scheduled to be held on March 4 (Phase I) and March 8 (Phase II), Transport Department of Government of Assam will be extending logistic support by means of vehicles like buses, trucks, LMVs, SUVs and others.
Imphal, Feb 26 (PTI):They were known to be die hard supporters of their respective parties but just ahead of Manipur elections they switched sides and were now faced with a strange predicament of explaining their stand to the voters.
IMPHAL, Feb 26 : All colonial rules are economically destructive. Self-reliant economy of Manipur was destroyed and the people today are bearing the burden of underdevelopment. A glaring syndrome of colonial economy is widespread economic degeneration and income disparity. Increasing dependence on external commodity is a fact today.
IMPHAL, Feb 26: The victims who were allegedly beaten by BJP women supporters of Keinou Thongkha Mamang Leikai under Oinam A/C have clarified that they are innocent and that they did not organise any election feast.
Modi calls for ‘percentage’ free CM, Ministers Framework Agreement will not infringe upon Manipur: PM Narendra Modi
IMPHAL, Feb 25: After Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has categorically stated that the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 will not infringe upon the integrity of Manipur and its territorial boundary.
IMPHAL, Feb 25: Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the State Government to provide security escorts to Irom Sharmila who will be contesting in the ensuing 11th State Legislative Assembly election on People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) ticket.