North East

NSCN(IM) condemns

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Dec 2: National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) has strongly condemned the "bank robbery" incident of Ukhrul.In a statement issued today, the NSCN-IM said it was shocked "to learn of the bank robbery of Punjab National B..

Held with drugs

Guwahati, Nov 29 : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) here arrested two drug peddlers from Manipur in a bid to foil an interstate drug smuggling attempt, officials said on Wednesday.According to a senior official, the duo were arrested from a Delhi-bound ..

Fresh violence in Myanmar Over 5,000 enter Mizoram seeking asylum

AIZAWL, Nov 14 Over 5,000 Myanmar Nationals entered Indian borders and reached Mizoram till Tuesday, seeking asylum, following fresh violence in Myanmar. An intense gunfight in Myanmar’s Chin State led to the recent influx of asylum seekers.Lalbiakt..

40 Myanmar Army personnel flown to Tamu from Mizoram Over 40,000 refugees in Mizoram

GUWAHATI, Nov 14 Amid the deepening crisis, 40 Military personnel from the conflict torn country, who had crossed over to Zokhawthar in Mizoram yesterday, have been flown back to Tamu in Myanmar across Moreh in Manipur by Indian Air Force helicopters.Just..

Meghalaya prepares for peace talk

Shillong, Nov 14: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home (Police) Prestone Tynsong today said the government is waiting for the decision of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the request for its top leaders to be pres..

Drugs worth Rs 42 cr seized in Mizoram, new drug route discovered

Aizawl/New Delhi, Nov 12 : A team of Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police seized 15.9 Kg of methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 42 crore at Zokhawthar village in Cham-phai district, an official said on Sunday.The person, who possessed the contraband, however, fle..

Heroin worth Rs 18 cr seized in Mizoram, 5 Myanmarese held

Aizawl, Nov 11: Five Myanmarese were arrested in Mizoram's Champhai district after heroin worth over Rs 18 crore and unaccounted cash of Rs 1.21 crore were seized from their possession in three separate operations, officials said on Saturday.Acting on a t..

Drugs smuggled via Manipur seized at Assam

GUWAHATI, Nov 8 Assam Police have seized a huge cache of narcotic substances worth Rs 6 crore from a vehicle coming from the neighbouring State of Manipur, officials said on Wednesday.At least four persons were arrested on the charges of drug peddling.A s..

Any party seen supporting the Meiteis would be suicidal in Mizoram election : Zoramthanga MNF banks on Meitei bashing to garner votes

Guwahati, Nov 5Every time Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga holds street corner meetings for his party the Mizo National Front (MNF), he brings up the ethnic unrest in neighbouring Manipur.Zoramthanga, 79, has been holding such meetings at village Sihphi..

Held with drugs

Aizawl, Nov 5A 33-year-old Myanmar National was arrested from Mizoram's Champhai district for possessing heroin worth Rs 2 crore, an official said on Friday.Acting on specific information, personnel of Assam Rifles and the Excise Department carried out a ..

RAP eased in NE States

CNBCTV18 NEW DELHI, Oct 30 : The Restricted Area Permits (RAP) and Protected Area Permits (PAP), needed by foreign tourists to travel across three border States in North East India, have been considerably eased with very few rejections, Union Ministry of ..

Mizoram election : MNF manifesto'Unification' of Zo people promised

Guwahati, Oct 29The poll manifesto of ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram has promised to unite the Zofa or people belonging to Zo community under one administration, if it forms a Government for the second straight term.The manifesto promised tha..

NE-based armed groups’ hand suspected in Bengal narcotics racketsDrugs worth Rs 20 Cr seized in 1 month

Kolkata, Oct 29Amid the recovery of banned narcotics consignment worth over Rs 20 crore in West Bengal in less than a month, the sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF) suspect the different North East region-based insurgent groups behind such rackets.Sta..

NSCN-IM informs

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 23: The NSCN-IM has claimed today that eleven cadres/members of NSCN-K (Maj General-Retd Angmei group) have "shifted allegiance" to NSCN-IM to work under the leadership of General Secretary, NSCN-IM, Th Muivah.The cadres/me..

Meitei-Tangkhul blood ties only with Hundung : NSCN (IM) Need for same pol language underlined

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 22: Amid the reports and heightened debates on social media about the Meitei-Tangkhul relationship, the NSCN (IM) has said that the “story is confined only to Hundung village”.In a statement issued today, the NS..

General convention cum 61st foundation day of NPF held

KOHIMA, Oct 21The Naga People's Front (NPF), Central Headquarters, Kohima, Nagaland held its general convention cum 61st foundation day at Capital Cultural Hall, Kohima today and reiterated its stand for early political settlement of the Indo-Naga politic..

Vietnam to host NE India Fest from Oct 27 to 29

New Delhi, Oct 20The highly anticipated 3rd edition of the North East India Festival (NEIF) is set to be held on October 27-29 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This three-day extravaganza promises a spectacular lineup of events, featuring an inaugural progra..

Drugs worth Rs 45 Cr seized

Aizawl, Oct 17Methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 45 crore were seized in east Mizoram’s Champhai district, officials said on Tuesday.With this, the security forces seized methamphetamine tablets worth over Rs 100 crore in the border district since Oct..

NZPO, KIN reject claims made in 'Zalengam' book

DIMAPUR, Oct 15  : The Nagaland Zeliang Peoples' Organisation (NZPO) convened a joint meeting with the Kuki lnpi Nagaland on October 11 at Jalukie and discussed what it termed the “controversial writings of PS Haokip, President, KNO and its und..

Consultative meeting held

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Oct 14: To keep abreast of everything about the Naga political issue and the ongoing Indo-Naga political talks, and to bring better understanding on Naga issue, “One Day People’s Consultative Meeting” was orga..

With Manipur route cut off... Mizoram is now new drug route

Aizawl, Oct 8 Amid the ongoing strife in Manipur, neighbouring Mizoram has emerged as the new route for smuggling drugs from Myanmar, prompting the State police to step up efforts to counter the menace.The police action has led to the recovery of drugs wo..

Heroin worth Rs 1.4 Cr seized in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Oct 5 : In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, 149 grams of Heroin No 4 worth Rs 1.04 crore were recovered in the general area of Mualkawi, Champhai district and one Myanmar National was arrested.    The..

ICFAI student receives Presidential Award

AGARTALA, Oct 3: Ali Debnath, 2nd year MBA student of the ICFAI University Tripura has received Presidential Award on September 29, 2023. President of India Droupadi Murmu conferred the prestigious National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for outstanding NSS ..

Two thieves arrested in Meghalaya

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Oct 2: Two persons were arrested by Jhalupara police today for their involvement in theft cases. The duo has been identified by residents of Oxford Colony through CCTV footage after they looted gold and Rs 40,000 from the loca..

3 arrested for bid to smuggle Rs 1 crore worth of gold

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 24: Three persons were arrested in Shillong for their involvement in smuggling gold of foreign origin worth over Rs 1 crore.Acting on specific information that a sizable quantity of gold of foreign origin smuggled through ..

Coup has pushed drugs, arms into NE : NUCC

GUWAHATI, Sep 21 Even as India has been fighting a war against drug trafficking and arms smuggling into the sensitive zone of the North East, a strong allegation has come to the fore from a Myanmar-based trade unionist.In an exclusive interview with India..

1st North Eastern States Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Conclave concludes

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 20: The 1st Northeastern States Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Conclave (NSCCI) concluded today at Niathu Resort in Chumoukedima near Dimapur, Nagaland after three days of productive discussions and insights. The..

Kuki-Zo should not touch Naga territory, reasserts NSCN (IM)

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 19: Reacting sharply to the statement of former Nagaland Minister K Therie on the demand of the Kuki-Zo community in Manipur, the NSCN (IM) said that “not even an inch of Naga territory should be touched in the name o..

Drugs worth Rs 117.84 Cr seized in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Sep 19Champhai district in Mizoram seems to have turned into a favourite transit route for the international drugs smuggling cartels. All the seizures this month have been made in Zokhawthar, a border town in Champhai district.One of the 11 distri..

Neiphiu Rio calls for responsible utilization of natural resources, promotion of tourism in NE

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, Sep 19: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu called for the "responsible utilization of the Northeast's natural resources and the promotion of tourism while ensuring that local communities also reap the benefits". Rio was addressing..

Drugs worth Rs 87.84 Cr seized

AIZAWL, Sep 13 : In one of the biggest drug busts in Mizoram, Assam Rifles personnel recovered a huge consignment of Methamphe-tamine and heroin worth Rs 87.84 crore in Champhai district, near the India-Myanmar border on Tuesday.A press statement released..

NSCN (IM) recommits to FA

DIMAPUR, Sep 9: A joint Parliamentarians consultative meeting of the Southern Zone of the NSCN (IM) was held at Ecological Park, Mayangkhang in Senapati district yesterday, reports NNN.The meeting reiterated the importance of the August 3, 2015 Framework ..

BJP leader to join NPP

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 7 : A day after quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former legislator Himalaya M Shangpliang today announced his decision to join the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) on September 13.“I am planning t..

Drug supplier nabbed

Newmai News NetworkShillong, Sep 3 : One alleged drug supplier was arrested along with illegal contraband in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya today.Acting on credible source information, one Lalmungsanga was detained at Kongong while he was travel..

Literature fest lined up

GUWAHATI, Sep 2Shankardev Education and Research Foundation (SERF) is  organizing a National level Literature Festival titled 'Pragjyotishpur Literature Festival (PLF)' aimed at re-establishing India as the epicentre of literature and culture.Pragjyo..

Naga Hoho constitutes committee on 'Naga political affairs'

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Sep 1: The Naga Hoho has constituted 'Committee on Naga Political Affairs' (CONPA) during its presidential council meeting held on August 31, 2023, at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur.“In pursuant to the 1st Federal Assembly and..

NNPGs slams NSCN (IM)

KOHIMA, Aug 30 : At a time when the NSCN (IM) is engaged in serious discussion with the Government of India, the Working Committee of the NNPGs has lashed out at it on multiple issues.In a strongly worded statement, the NNPGs slammed the NSCN (IM) accusin..

NE will have its first intl cross-border railway connectivity soon: NFR

Guwahati, Aug 28Observing that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government is com-mitted to increasing connec- tivity in border areas, Sabya-sachi De, CPRO of Northeast Frontier Railway on Saturday said that North-East will have its first inte..

3 Myanmarese held

Aizawl, Aug 23 : Three Myanmar Nationals and two Tripura residents were arrested for possessing 9.7 kg (1,00,000 tablets) of methamphetamine here on Tuesday, a statement by the State Excise and Narcotics Department said.The statement said the seized meth ..

Zalengam face risk of direct collision with FA: NSCN(IM)

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, AUG 22: The NSCN-IM bulletin, Nagalim Voice, in its latest edition released today, asserted that the “grandiose dream for Zalengam faces the risk of coming into direct collision with the Indo-Naga Frame-work AgreementR..

Landslides snap road links to several Arunachal Pradesh districts

Itanagar, Aug 19: Landslides triggered by incessant rains in the past couple of days have snapped road links to several Arunachal Pradesh districts.Continuous landslides have blocked a portion of the Akajan-Likabali-Aalo road at Siji in Lower Siang distri..

NSCN (IM) clarifies on viral video

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 18 : Clarifying on the “viral video wherein a personnel of the Naga Army purportedly engaged in selling/supplying arms to a particular party/community", the NSCN (IM) has clarified that the person seen in the viral vi..

Crucial meeting between NSCN (IM) and GoI likely on Aug 21 Flag, Constitution our rights : Muivah

KOHIMA, Aug 16A delegation of the NSCN (IM), comprising top leaders of the outfit will hold a crucial round of talks with representatives of the Government of India (GoI), on the Naga political issue on August 21.According to sources, NSCN (IM) general se..

FA is mutually agreed official document, claims Th Muivah

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Aug 14: NSCN-IM General Secretary Th Muivah has categorically stated that the Framework Agreement is a mutually agreed official document.“This Framework Agreement is our legacy. We must defend what we have achie-ved with ..

MHA nods to chopper service

NEW DELHI, Aug 14The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has granted permi-ssion to operate inter-State helicopter services, under the existing 75 per cent Helicop-ter Subsidy Scheme for two new routes.The two new routes are - Churachandpur in Manipur with Aiz..

Naga women demand peace, justice for rape victims; hold protest rally No mercy, hang rapists call rung out

KOHIMA, Aug 12 A number of women tribal organisations in Nagaland on Saturday held a protest rally here and demanded severe punishment of rapists and those who paraded disrobed women in the ongoing Manipur turmoil.Condemning the killing of people, and bur..

MNF of Mizoram to back Oppn's no-confidence motion in Parliament

AIZWAL, Aug 10 : The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram, a partner of the NDA, will back the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the BJP-led government at the Centre, Lok Sabha MP C Lalrosanga said on Thursday.Lalrosanga told PTI..

Naga Hoho backs UNC's mass rally

GUWAHATI, Aug 8The Naga Hoho has reiterated its support for the United Naga Council’s proposed mass rally in all Naga areas of Manipur on August 9 to address the longstanding Naga political issue based on the historic Framework Agreement signed betw..

Naga talks to resume after monsoon session

GUWAHATI, Aug 8 The NSCN (IM) will be resuming talks with the Government of India after the Monsoon Parliament session, informed sources said.The chief of NSCN (IM) Th Muivah may also fly to the National capital to attend the talks. Led by its leader Gene..

FNR calls for peace among Nagas

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, AUG 3:  The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) said today that it was perturbed and pained to hear the news of the reported abduction of 4 members of the NSCN (Akato) and the subsequent death of a deputy kilonser (deputy ..