Next round of tripartite talk UNC awaits Govt move

SENAPATI, Apr 23 : Tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Government of Manipur and the Central Government could not be resumed as planned on the district creation issue. In the last tripartite talk on March 19 in Senapati it was agreed upon that the “next round of tripartite talks will be resumed within a month’s time at the political level”. The one month’s time lapsed on April 19.

IMPHAL, Apr 18: The Joint Action Committee Against Anti Tribal Bills (JAC-AATB) said today that unless the Central Government is involved in the talk, the prevailing issue cannot be resolved.
JAC-AATB Convenor, Mangchinkhup stated today that without ‘Constitutional protection/safeguard’ of the tribal people and their lands “issues such as the prevailing ones will crop up from time to time as the State Government can introduce anything at will against the interests of the tribals”.
In order to resolve the issue once and for all the JAC-AATB delegation will be going to New Delhi soon to discuss the issue with leaders of the Central Government, according to Mangchinkhup. He said the situation is such that the involvement of the Central Government is imperative.

AIZAWL, Apr 5: As many as 2406 non-tribals have been apprehended by Mizoram police from January 2016 to March 2017 for misusing and violating the provision of Inner Line Permit (ILP) System. Of these, 2135 people have been pushed back to neighbouring Assam.

CM calls for rebuilding trust

IMPHAL, Apr 3: Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Monday said media can help bring all communities in the State together, adding his slogan to bridge the gap between the hills and valley is “go to the hills.”

AIZAWL, Apr 2 : At least 70 houses were damaged in Mizoram bordering Assam when a squall accompanied by hailstorm lashed the northern part of the State on Sunday morning, sources said. The reports said that villagers of Vairengte and Saiphai are experiencing hard times due to the calamity.

Rain continues to wreak havoc in Imphal

IMPHAL, Apr 1: Rain continued to wreak havok in the twin capital districts of Imphal West and Imphal East and other places of Manpur throwing life out of gear for the third consecutive day today. Last Thursday’s rainfall crossed 100 mm within 24 hours which was the highest since 1954, according to officials.

DIMAPUR, Apr 1: The NSCN-IM claimed today that the Indo-Naga political talks is on the verge of conclusion and the outfit has appealed to all the Naga people to be “cautious in words and actions” which could be detrimental and give negative impact to the political talks.

IMPHAL, Apr 1: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Saturday said the Centre has given the green signal to raise four India Reserve Battalion (IRB) units for highway protection force to be deployed on the two vital routes of Manipur to ensure free passage of vehicles.

AMWJU’s list gets CM’s nod

IMPHAL, Mar 30: The All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) today submitted an 11-point charter of demands to Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, which include setting up of a press academy.

KOHIMA, Mar 30 : Chief Minister of Nagaland and Naga People’s Front (NPF) president Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu said that even as the NPF party stands for early solution to the Naga political problem which is honorable and acceptable to all sections of the society and that it supports the Framework Agreement arrived at between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) on August 3, 2015, “it does not mean that the party supports one single Naga political group and that it stands for inclusiveness of all groups and sections of the Naga society while arriving at a final solution”.

IMPHAL, Mar 28 : After the new State Government under the initiative of Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh invited the Joint Action Committee JAC Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC-AATB) to a meeting, the Joint Action Committee continued its series of consultations with various sections of the tribal society.