North East

No Nagalim or separate flag & Constitution : Ravi

SILCHAR, Nov 11 Nagaland Governor and Interlocutor RN Ravi reiterated that there would be “no Nagalim or for that matter any separate flag or separate Constitution for the Nagas, in the final agreement”...

Meghen escorted to Delhi for debriefing

GUWAHATI, Nov 11 As suspense continues over the UNLF chairman RK Meghen’s return to Manipur, top sources have told Northeast Live that the UNLF chief, who was released from jail on Saturday evening has been escorted to Delhi by officials of security agencies for a debriefing...

Prepare for unconditional unity: NNPGs

DIMAPUR, Nov 10 The Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has appealed to all Naga groups to prepare themselves for “unconditional unity”, saying it stands for unity without any condition...

101 year old traditional healer felicitated

SHILLONG, Nov 10 : A 101 year old traditional healer was felicitated yesterday by youth of South West Khasi Hills for his contribution towards traditional system of medicine that has benefitted a number of people in the rural areas...

Eucharistic Procession held in Shillong

Shillong, Nov 10: A large number of faithful of the Catholic faith took part in the annual Eucharistic Procession, which was held in Shillong on Sunday. A special service was held at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Shillong...

Naga Accord imminent Rebels in Nagaland begin closing down offices

GUWAHATI, Nov 9 As the signing of final Naga accord is expected any day, the insurgents in Nagaland have started closing down their offices and messes even as the protestors in neighbouring Manipur are intensifying their agitations demanding disclosure of terms of the agreement reached between the Centre and Naga rebel groups...

NSCN-IM office, mess closed

DIMAPUR, Nov 9: Assam Rifles, in coordination with civil administration and Nagaland Police, closed NSCN (I-M)’s Asalu region office and mess located in Midland Colony of Jalukie town in Peren district on Friday...

NPF spells out its role in peace process

DIMAPUR, Nov 8: The Central Headquarters of the Naga People's Front (NPF) has said that the party leaders had camped in New Delhi recently to oversee the "crucial" round of negotiation between the Government of India and the "Naga negotiators"...

COAS Rawat meets Ravi

KOHIMA, Nov 8 : Ahead of the final agreement between the Centre and Naga groups including NSCN (IM), Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat met Nagaland Governor RN Ravi at Kohima on Thursday...

NSCN (IM) cadres driven out of Myanmar?

Guwahati, Nov 7: Days ahead of signing the final agreement between Naga groups and Government of India, about 300 cadres of the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) are said to have been driven out their camp in Myanmar...

Special provisions for NE to continue : Khandu

Guwahati, Nov 6 Assuring that there will no tinkering with special provisions of North East India, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu said the special provisions dealing with welfare of North Eastern regions and tribal areas contained in Articles 371 (a) to (j) are special provisions and not temporary, which will remain as it is...

Border haats suffering because of administrative delay

Shillong, Nov 6: A delay on the part of the district administration of East Khasi Hills (EKH) has resulted in a lot of angst in the Balat border haat as trade and commerce there has been severely affected...

Centre likely to sign pact with four NE rebel groups

GUWAHATI, Nov 4 The Centre is likely to sign agreements of peace with four militant groups of the Northeast soon as talks between them have been progressing fruitfully till now...

Mega-Science Exhibition inaugurated in Kolkata

KOLKATA, Nov 4 India’s first-ever global Mega-Science Exhibition, ‘Vigyan Samagam’, was inaugurated at the Science City in Kolkata today...

Armed Naga cadres may be absorbed into new force

New Delhi, Nov 3 Armed Naga cadres are likely to be absorbed into a newly formed security force under the terms of a peace agree-ment expected to be finalised within a fortnight to end the decades-old rebellion in Nagaland, known as the world’s oldest surviving insurgency, participants in the peace process said...

Rio, Patton concerned over their future role

KOHIMA, Nov 3 :Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton has said that the signing of the Naga peace accord will take a few more days and that the Naga groups, including the NSCN(IM), will keep negotiating for a separate constitution and flag. ..

Registration of outsiders now mandatory in M'laya

Shillong, Nov 2 The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday okayed an ordinance that necessitates all outsiders to register with the Govern-ment before entering the State, stating that it was ‘in the interest of the Government and people of Meghalaya.’..

NTC hails

DIMAPUR, Nov 2: The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) “heartily welcomes” what it called the “successful process of political negotiations”. The NTC then congratulated the Naga negotiators--- the NNPGs and the NSCN (IM). The NTC also congratulated the Government of India. ..

France agency to ink pact with Assam for biodiversity conservation

GUWAHATI, Nov 2 The Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and Assam government is likely to sign a project agreement worth 50 million euro to support the state government’s initiative to restore Assam’s forest ecosystems ..

Arunachal Congress, ACS threaten stir over CAB

ITANAGAR, Nov 2 The Arunachal Congress and Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) have threatened to launch protests if the Central government goes ahead with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill...

NPF hails

DIMAPUR, Nov 1: The Central headquarters of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has extended its gratitude to the Prime Minister of India and the Union Home Minister for their “deep concerns” to solve the Naga political issue which has “started to bear fruit” when the Naga negotiating groups and the Government of India Interlocutor coming to a mutual understanding on October 31, reports NNN...

There’ll be bloodshed if NSCN (I-M) is left out of Naga peace pact, says ‘top commander’

Dimapur, Oct 31 : There will be bloodshed in the region if the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (I-M) is kept out of the peace accord expected to be signed Thursday, a senior commander of the outfit told ThePrint...

Solution eludes talk, next round today

DIMAPUR, Oct 30: Marathon talks between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India continued in New Delhi for the third consecutive day today, October 30, even as both the sides are finding a "solution". Sources said that the talks will continue on Thursday...

Zeliangrong Baudi advises

PAREN, Oct 30 The Naga National movement founded by Haipou Jadonang has been dragging on for many decades is now ready for conclusion as per statement made by Indo-Naga political talk Interlocutor RN Ravi who is also the Governor of Nagaland. Every Naga individual who are longing for Naga political settlement should now rise above group interest or individual inclination and come together to get the settlement, said Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN) in a statement today...

Naga deal should not affect us, says AAPSU

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has categorically stated that the proposed agreement to resolve the Naga political problem with its deadline on October 31 should not affect Arunachal and its people in any way...

No breakthrough between GoI & NSCN-IM; next sitting today

KOHIMA, Oct 29 Even after the fifth meeting, the Government of India and the NSCN IM could not come to an understanding and the meeting which was held in New Delhi today was yet again inconclusive...

Split in NSCN-IM? After Hukavi, 22 eastern Nagaland leaders quit

Kohima, Oct 29 In a massive blow to NSCN-IM, 22 senior members of the Naga insurgent group from eastern Nagaland reportedly defected to join NSCN’s Unification faction on Monday...

ArP echoes Manipur's stand

ITANAGAR, Oct 28 Arunachal Pradesh has echoed Manipur in demanding to be kept out of any “territorial changes” that might be incorporated in the settlement of the Naga political problem...

Centre okays proposal to clean up rivers in Shillong

Shillong, Oct 28: The proposal of the Meghalaya State River Rejuvenation Committee for cleaning up the Wahumkhran and the Wah Umshyrpi has been approved by the Central Pollution Control Board. With this the State can seek a waiver of a fine of Rs 1 crore imposed on it earlier by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for non compliance with one of its orders...

Govt may sign Naga pact sans NSCN (I-M) on Oct 31 NSCN(I-M), the first to initiate the peace negotiations with New Delhi in 1997, continues to be a stumbling block

GUWAHATI, Oct 27 The Centre is most likely to go ahead with the signing of a peace accord “with or without NSCN (I-M)” on October 31 to end the decades-old Naga crisis, a top Naga leader has said...

NSF to hold candle light vigil today

DIMAPUR, Oct 27: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) will be observing a ‘Candle light vigil and prayer session’ on October 28 at 5 pm to “express its solidarity with our Naga negotiators and also for lasting peace and tranquility to prevail in our Naga homeland”...

NSCN(IM) bares fangs at RN Ravi

GUWAHATI, Oct 27 Days before the next crucial round of talks on Monday, the Isak Muivah faction of the NSCN, keen to push the talks beyond the October 31 deadline to negotiate its demands, sought to put the blame on Nagaland Governor and Interlocutor RN Ravi over the “failure” to consult civil society organizations. “RN Ravi had failed utterly to consult the apex CSOs (civil society organisations) of the Nagas. Is he really sincere to find an honourable solution,” said a statement by the NSCN (I-M)...

Dr Jamir expounds on handling RIIN

Nagaland Post DIMAPUR, Oct 27 : Against the backdrop of the contentious issue of preparation of Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) and at a time when the Naga political issue was expected to see an early resolution, former Governor and also former Chief Minister of Nagaland, Dr SC Jamir has categorically pointed out that Nagas of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Myanmar are not indigenous inhabitants of Nagaland State...

NSCN-IM hails Naga CSOs

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, OCT 26: In this pressing situation, the NSCN-IM said in a press statement on Saturday that it fully acknowledged the role of Naga civil society groups in “rising to the occasion” when Nagas were confronted with "tryst with destiny"...

Northeastern States put on high alert as Naga talks enter last leg

GUWAHATI, Oct 26: Nagaland and Manipur have been put on high alert ahead of the final round of talks between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M), the outcome of which officials fear could displease some groups while placating others...

NSCN (IM) Kilonser joins NNPGs

KOHIMA, Oct 25 (TNT) At a time when all the Nagas are holding their breath as the crucial Naga talks is still going on in the National Capital, NSCN -IM Kilonser (Minister), Hukavi Yepthomi has, on his own volition decided to join the Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) today. Hukavi Yepthomi has been with NSCN IM for more than a decade. His joining comes a day after the 3rd round of formal talks between IM and GoI on Thursday was inconclusive. When contacted, NSCN ..

Nagaland paralysed in emergency like state

GUWAHATI, Oct 25 : An emergency-like situation is unfolding in Nagaland amidst the stalemate surrounding the demands for a separate “Naga National flag” and Naga “yezabo” (constitution) raised by rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM)...

NSCN-IM trashes reports of cadres fleeing Camp Hebron

Kohima, Oct 25 Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM has quashed reports suggesting that around 300 of its cadres fled Camp Hebron, its administrative and military headquarters in Nagaland’s Dimapur, in “plain clothes” on October 23 and entered Manipur border, before moving towards China via Moreh...

NSCN (IM)-GoI talk inconclusive Flag, Constitution among issues discussed

DIMAPUR, Oct 24 : The Government of India and the NSCN-IM spent much of their time on the issue of flag and Constitution during today’s talks in New Delhi, according to well placed sources. The sources said that the talks were “inconclusive”, and both the parties have decided to meet again very soon...

NSF bats for flag, Constitution

DIMAPUR, Oct 24 : The Naga Students Federation (NSF) and its federating units wrote to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Wednesday demanding that the unique Naga identity be recognized through the Naga National flag which is dear to the hearts and minds of the Naga people...

NSCN (IM) ready for crucial Oct 24 talk

DIMAPUR, Oct 23 : The NSCN-IM leaders are all set to hold what many call as an "extremely crucial talk" with the Government of India on Thursday, October 24, in New Delhi. There are speculations doing the round that future course of relation between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India will depend on the "extremely crucial talk" of October 24...

Don't repeat the past : NPF to GoI

DIMAPUR, Oct 23: The Naga People’s Front (NPF), while referring to the Naga political issue, has said that another mistake will be very costly not only for one faction or group but for every one involved in the process...

NBCC holds prayer meet with NSCN (I-M) leadership

DIMAPUR, OCT 23 (NPN) : A 25-member Nagaland Baptist Churches Council (NBCC) delegation led by its president Rev Dr Hukashe Zhimomi and general secretary Rev Dr Zelhou Keyho called on NSCN (I-M) chairman Q Tuccu and held a prayer meeting with the outfit's leaders at Tuccu’s residence on Monday...

"Government of India must demonstrate utmost sincerity and responsibility"

DIMAPUR, Oct 23 : The Naga Scholars' Association (NSA) has expressed that "towards honourable Naga-India political settlement", the Government of India must demonstrate utmost sincerity and responsibility for an honourable settlement. While acknowledging the desire of the Government of India for settlement on "urgent basis", the NSA said the former must consider the way for a durable settlement, rather than take the approach of a piece-meal settlement...

Zoramthanga pledges to develop SHC area

AIZAWL, Oct 23: Mizoram Chief Minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president, Zoramthanga on Wednesday promised to make massive efforts to develop the newly created Sinlung Hills Council (SHC) area in the northeastern part of Mizoram...

India-Bangladesh Stakeholders' meet emphasises on better trade and connectivity

GUWAHATI, Oct 23 : Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that Bangladesh and North East India could benefit from improved physical connectivity and people-to-people contact. Participating in the India-Bangladesh stakeholders' meeting in Guwahati, Mr Munshi said better connectivity would enhance consumers' welfare through access to goods at competitive prices and enhance opportunities for exporters...

Nagas pray for positive outcome

DIMAPUR, Oct 22: Even as the "extremely crucial" round of talks between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM is all set to be held on Thursday, prayer or fasting programmes for the success of the talks are going on in various Naga areas, reports NNN...

From 2021, no Assam Govt jobs for those with more than two children

Guwahati, Oct 22 The Assam Cabinet on Monday decided that no Government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021...

Conrad seeks Rs 1000 crore for project completion in Meghalaya

Shillong, Oct 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has sought around Rs. 1000 crores from the Centre which will be used to complete major infrastructural projects which are pending in Meghalaya...

ZPM leader Lalduhoma slams Mizoram Bamboo Policy

AIZAWL, OCT 22: Main opposition Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) legislator Lalduhoma on Tuesday slammed state's flagship programme-Bamboo Policy as useless...

Shillong prepares for Archbishop’s funeral

Shillong, Oct 22: Anticipating a huge turnout for the funeral of Archbishop Dominic Jala tomorrow, Wednesday, detailed traffic arrangements have been made for the day even as the Church has urged faithful wherever possible to walk to the venue...

Knowing political realities needed for integration : NNPGs

DIMAPUR, Oct 21 : The Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) said on Monday that the final solution will not be confined to Nagaland State, for it is "equally for Naga people across our ancestral land"...

Nagas strongly opposed to forced union : Tuccu

GUWAHATI, Oct 20 A day after Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, RN Ravi stated that the NSCN (I-M) has adopted a procrastinating attitude to delay the settlement raising the contentious symbolic issues of separate Naga National flag and constitution, NSCN (IM) alleged that the Government of India is creating fear psychosis in Nagalim by deploying thousands of armed forces personnel...

Suspected NSCN-K cadres attack AR camp

Guwahati, Oct 20 Suspected NSCN-K (Yung Aung faction) militants attacked a camp of the Assam Rifles in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday. Defence sources said a group of armed militants carried out a stand-off attack on the 40 Assam Rifles camp in Chenloisho village located near Indo-Myanmar border. One AR personnel received minor injuries in the incident, an official said...

Curtains for world’s oldest insurgency; Naga peace deal by October end

New Delhi, Oct 19 The Centre is all set to conclude the Naga peace process by the end of this month...

Massive fire in Haflong destroys multiple shops

GUWAHATI, Oct 19: Several shops were destroyed in a massive fire that broke out at a market at Lower Haflong in south Assam on Saturday morning...

FNR appeals

DIMAPUR, Oct 18 : The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has urged the "Naga National groups", particularly the NNPGs and the NSCN (IM), to refrain from confrontation in the media. "This is only harming the Naga society and making us more vulnerable to further division," said the FNR on Friday...

Groups help address school drop out issue

Shillong, Oct 18: Concerned by the high dropout rate of students in Meghalaya, 'MaplePine Bed and Breakfast' is working with a number of partners to partially fund the education of these children...

Organisations oppose smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh

SHILLONG, Oct 18: Various organisations of Rongjeng in East Garo Hills (EGH) of Meghalaya have expressed their opposition to the illegal movement of cattle allegedly for smuggling across the border to Bangladesh...

NSCN-IM issues clarion call to Nagas

DIMAPUR, Oct 17: Conveying a strong and urgent message to the Nagas on Thursday, on the Naga political issue, the NSCN-IM said, "This is the reckoning time for the Nagas". It also called the present moment as "defining moment"...

IAF launches fighter jet ops in 4 NE States, WB

GUWAHATI , Oct 16: The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) started fighter jet operations on Wednesday from six airfields under five States in its area of operations...

Discussions with NSCN-IM on truce ends on positive note

KOHIMA, Oct 16 : An 11-member delegation of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland, Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) on Tuesday held a meeting with the Chairman of the Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Nagaland, Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan at the State VIP guest house in Kohima. The meeting that dwelt upon ceasefire monitoring and other ground rules is said to have ended on a ‘positive’ note...

Naga talks : Key meet on Friday

GUWAHATI, Oct 16 : As the 22-year-old Naga talks between the Centre and NSCN(I-M) stand on shaky ground, all eyes are now on Friday's meeting between Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, the Interlocutor for the talks, and various stakeholders, including Church leaders, to prevent the peace process from collapsing...

As stalemate in Naga peace talks continues NIA says NSCN involved in terror funding activities

CNN-News18 Guwahati, Oct 15 : Amid the deadlock between Nationalist Social Council of Nagaland, Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) and Centre over long-drawn-out negotiations on Naga political issue, the Government on Monday has revealed the terror-funding activities of NSCN...

Naga Hoho against 'imposed settlement' Naga integration banner raised, again

GUWAHATI, Oct 14 : Naga Hoho, the apex tribal body of the Nagas, said any Accord that does not honour the "legitimate rights" of integration, separate flag and separate constitution for the Nagas is not acceptable...

ArP to set up panel to safeguard rights from CAB

Guwahati, Oct 13 The Arunachal Pradesh Government will constitute a consultative committee to safeguard the rights of indigenous people of the State in view of the NDA Government’s decision to amend the citizenship law through the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Chief Minister Pema Khandu said Saturday...

NSCN (IM) slams NNPGs’ stand

DIMAPUR, Oct 13 The NSCN (IM) on Sunday said the leaders of the working committee (WC) of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) presented themselves as a “confused bunch of people” by discon-necting themselves from Naga political history as a Nation during talks with the Government of India...

Tipraland march

AGARTALA , Oct 13: The Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), which is a partner in the BJP-led coalition Government in Tripura, will organise a march to Delhi demanding separate Tipraland...

Projects of Rs 3,500 Cr to upgrade NE airports : AAI

Agartala, Sep 26 The State-run Airport Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a Rs 3,500 crore project for the expansion and upgradation of airports in the North Eastern States, where 13 airports are currently operational, a top AAI official said on Thursday...

17 girls from Nagaland in GoAIR

DIMAPUR, Sep 25 : Go Air, one of the leading low cost carriers of India conducted a recruitment drive in Siliguri at the Emporium Skills Training Institute, City Centre. Students/candidates from various north east states came for the interview, more than 350 candidates participated in the interview. ..