North East

Conrad assures protection of all citizens against HNLC

Newmai News Network SHILLONG, May 20: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has assured the protection of all citizens of Meghalaya in the wake of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) threatening to indiscriminately shoot non-tribals...

Myanmar situation concerns NSCN (IM)

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR, May 19 : The NSCN-IM has expressed concern over the reports of "military action" by the Myanmar Army allegedly in "collaboration with the Indian security forces" in Nagas areas in Myanmar...

Central NPF states stand on Manipur issue

DIMAPUR, May 19: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has said that the 4 NPF legislators in Manipur “have been pillars on which the N Biren Singh Government stood”. ..

FNR extends solidarity

DIMAPUR, May 19 : The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), while expressing its grave concern on the situation in Naga areas in Myanmar, said that it "continues to stand for a culture of peace and respect for human rights"...

Friends turn foes ? NPF decides to pull out of BJP-led Govt

KOHIMA, May 18 In a big setback to the BJP, its ally Naga People's Front (NPF) on Saturday decided to pull out of the coalition Government in Manipur. The decision in this regard was taken following intense deliberation and review meeting with the party functionaries and the NPF MLAs in Kohima...

NCST against CAB

Agencies SHILLONG, May 15 : The National Commission for Scheduled Tribe is not in favour of CAB or any Bill that will allow outsiders to acquire citizenship in the North East region...

ULFA (I) strikes, 1 killed

GUWAHATI, May 15: Suspected Ulfa (Independent) militants exploded a grenade in front of a shopping mall here on Wednesday evening killing one person and injuring 9 others. Police officials said unidentified persons lobbed the grenade in the busy Zoo Road around 7.40 pm, where police had put up a naka checking following an intelligence input about Ulfa's plan to carry out an attack in the city. The explosion damaged window panes of the shopping mall situated about 20-meters away...

Khasi students seek NCST help in safeguarding tribal rights

SHILLONG, May 15: Batting for a mechanism to protect and safeguard the rights of the tribal communities of the North East region, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has sought the intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in this regard...

Shillong--Income Tax holds interactive session on issues surrounding demonetization

SHILLONG, May 15: With notices being served for information on deposits during demonetization and the confusion that these notices have caused among the tribal depositors who normally do not have any legal income tax liabilities, the Income Tax Department in Shillong held an interactive meeting with some prominent civil society organisations of Shillong on Tuesday to clear up matters...

ILP demand

DIMAPUR, May 11: Organisations in Nagaland have rolled up their sleeves to further pressure the authority concerned to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the whole of the State. In this regard, the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has convened a meeting on May 18 in Dimapur, reports NNN...

Administration orders ban on tree felling, killing wildlife in South West Garo Hills

Newmai News Network TURA, May 10: In a very well received move, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district has ordered a blanket ban over the felling of trees in the district along with a ban on killing wildlife. The move, which is likely to be emulated in other parts of the region, comes about even as residents of the region complain about the lack of water despite Garo Hills always being rich in flora and fauna. In a statement issued on Friday, DC Ramkumar S stated ..

Conrad Sangma pledges Rs 1 crore from CMRF to Fani victims in Odisha

Newmai News Network SHILLONG, May 10: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has pledged an amount of Rs. 1 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) to the victims of Cyclone Fani in Odisha. In a press release issued here on Friday, Conrad Sangma, "on behalf of the people of Meghalaya", has expressed solidarity with the people of Odisha in wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani. Accordingly, the amount of Rs. 1 Crore from the CMRF of Meghalaya will be transferred to the ..

Naga resolution top agenda : Rio

DIMAPUR, May 9 : Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has said that at the top of his Government’s agenda is the resolution of the Indo-Naga political conflict. “Our people have suffered for too long and the political conflict has created challenges and hurdles for generations in realizing their ambitions,” said the Nagaland Chief Minister, adding, “My Government has taken significant steps in playing the role of an active facilitator in the ongoing peace process so that unity and reconciliation and ..

ICFAI launches 5 new programmes

TRIPURA, May 9 : ICFAI University Tripura launched five new professional programmes for the current academic session 2019-20, which are a high demand. The ensuing courses are BCom, DPEd, MCA (Lateral Entry), MEd, MEd SplEd (MR) etc. ..

Why should I slap PM : Mamata Banerjee explains ‘slap of democracy’ remark

Press Trust of India Simulia, May 9: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday denied having said that she will slap Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted she had said he would get the “tight slap of democracy”...