North East

Heroin worth Rs 210 Cr seized

Guwahati, Apr 5 In Assam's biggest-ever drug haul, over 20 kg of heroin worth a staggering Rs 210 crore has been recovered from a vehicle that had entered the State from Mizoram, officials said on Thursday.Acting on a tip-off, the Special Task Force (STF)..

Heroin seized

BPR/AIZAWL, Apr 3The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Imphal Regional Unit arrested four persons and seized 581.95 grams of heroin from their possession at Bishnupur Bazar on April 1.Based on credible inputs, the DRI Imphal Regional Unit interce..

Held with drugs

AIZAWL, Apr 2 : The Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department achieved a notable breakthrough by apprehending a 32-year-old man named Lalmuankima near the State guest house in Chaltlang, for possessing 11 grams of heroin.Subsequent investigations unveiled h..

Muivah is now 90

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 23: A large number of people participated in the 60th year celebration of “Naga National Service” of Thuingaleng Muivah, the Ato Kilonser (Prime Minister) of NSCN (IM) at Camp Hebron, Dimapur in Nagaland today. ..

Tuccu highlights significance of Naga Constitution

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 21: NSCN (IM) chairman Q Tuccu has called upon the Nagas to reflect on the significance of the Naga Constitution and the values it upholds.This was mentioned in the speech of the NSCN (IM) chairman on the 45th Naga Republic..

No voting arrangement planned for Manipuri people taking shelter in Mizoram till now: OfficialOver 9 thousand in Mizoram

Aizawl, Mar 20Thousands of Kuki-Zo community people of Manipur, who have taken shelter in Mizoram following the ethnic violence in their home State, may not be able to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls, an official said here on Tuesday.No vo..

Over 700 kg of Manipur-bound explosives recovered in Mizoram3000 rounds of sniper rifle bullets also seized

AIZAWL, Mar 13 Security forces in Mizoram made a significant seizure, recovering over 700 kilograms of explosives bound for Manipur.In a joint operation involving police personnel from Sairang in Mizoram and Assam Rifles troopers, authorities discovered 2..

SAPO asks Mao folks to leave

DIMAPUR, Mar 6The Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) has asked the Mao community people residing in the Angami jurisdiction in Nagaland to return to their respective native villages, as per customary law.The organisation alleged that the Mao Counc..

Drug smuggling cases increase in Mizoram

Aizawl, Mar 5Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Minister Lalnghinglova Hmar on Tuesday said smuggling of drugs in the State has increased due to the ethnic violence in neighbouring Manipur.Replying to a question in the ongoing budget session, Hmar said drugs ar..

NSCN (K) rebel killed

KOHIMA, Mar 4 An alleged member of the NSCN (K) was reportedly killed, and another was captured following an encounter at Nagaland’s Mon district.According to an official statement from the Ministry of Defence issued on Monday (March 04), the operat..

NSCN-IM reacts

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Mar 4: NSCN-IM has said today that "one media person Dil Bar Irshad had recklessly" written a news story on March 1, 2024, regarding an incident that had happened more than a decade ago. The news was published under the heading..

Martin Irengbam to represent India at Top Model of Universe

GUWAHATI, Mar 2In front of an audience from all across the North-eastern region, Gaurish Singh from Assam, Martin Irengbam from Manipur, and Krishna Das from Assam were bestowed with the winning trophies of 13th Set Wet Mega Mister North East 2024 at the ..

NE violence-free, 10,000 militants laid down arms: Amit Shah

Agartala, Mar 2Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the Centre has resolved a large number of problems in the northeastern States and made the region violence and insurgency-free, while over 10,000 militants from various outfits have shunne..

Nagaland passes resolution against decision to scrap 'FMR' Centre urged to consult folks living at border area

KOHIMA, Mar 1The fourth session of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, in its concluding session on Friday, passed a resolution on the Free Movement Regime (FMR) along the Indo-Myanmar Border.The House resolved to request that the Government of India ..

Manipuri is now associate official language

Silchar, Feb 24 The Assam Cabinet on Friday gave its nod to recognise Manipuri as an associate official language in four districts by amending the Assam Official Language Act, 1960.Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the Cabinet has approved ..

NSCN (IM) condemns assassination

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 23 : The NSCN-IM has strongly condemned the killing of one of its leaders in Tizit, Mon district of Nagaland, two days ago.  “The killing of kilonser Khampei Opeiham Konyak by unidentified assailants is unfortuna..

Mizo students warn

Aizawl, Feb 19 : The Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) on Monday warned that if any Mizos or Kuki-Zo ethnic people residing in Manipur are deported to Mizoram, they will retaliate by expelling all Meitei people living in the State to Manipur.The student bo..

ITLF urges Govt employees not to go to office

GUWAHATI, Feb 18 The Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) has urged Government emplo-yees in Manipur's Chura- chandpur district to refrain from attending work from Monday over the suspension of a Head Constable who was allegedly seen with armed men in a..

Affront to the dignity of Nagas: NSCN-IM

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 17: NSCN-IM has accused Kuki militants, KNA(B) of killing one Honpam Chithung on February 10, 2024 in Myan-mar. In this regard, NSCN-IM said “repeated messages given to the Kuki-Zo people should not be treated in a ca..

Charaideo Moidams: An embodiment of Tai Ahom civilisation

Guwahati, Feb 13 Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Patkai hill range of Charaideo, the Moidams, the earthen mound-burial of the Ahom kingdom shines as a testimony to its past glory and culture.Charaideo, a Tai Ahom word meaning “a prominent c..

Assam: Amendment Bills to do away with Village Councils in three Autonomous Councils

Guwahati, Feb 13The Assam government on Tuesday introduced three bills in the state assembly to bring amendments to three autonomous councils to remove the provision of village council from these areas.All the bills were laid by Tribal Affairs (Plain) Min..

3 held with heroin worth Rs 90 lakh in Mizoram

Aizawl, Feb 13In the biggest drug haul in Mizoram this year, officials of the state Excise and Narcotics department seized 3.64 kg of heroin here on Tuesday morning, an official said.The seized heroin worth over Rs 90 lakh in the local market was smuggled..

Over 3,700 children go missing in Assam in 3 years: Minister

Guwahati, Feb 13More than 3,700 children had gone missing in Assam in the last three years, with over 3,400 of them also rescued by different agencies, Women and Child Development Minister Ajanta Neog said in the state Assembly on Tuesday.The rescued chil..

Woman arrested with heroin worth Rs 5 cr

Silchar, Feb 10A woman from Manipur was arrested with heroin worth Rs 5 crore in Assam's Cachar district, police said on Friday.Acting on a tip-off, the police started a search of vehicles coming from neighbouring Manipur in Lakhi- pur area, and seized 70..

NSCN-IM condemns

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Feb 6: National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) strongly condemned the assault on DK Korungthang Maring on January 30, 2024 by the Para-military personnel of 3rd Assam Rifles.In a press release, the NSCN-IM alleged, R..

PM's talk misses Manipur, again

Guwahati, Feb 4With Lok Sabha elections months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday told a large gathering in Guwahati that his “guarantee waali gaadi” (guarantee wagon) would bring economic development in Assam and the North East, streng..

55 held last year

Aizawl, Feb 4 : At least 55 Myanmar Nationals were arrested in Mizoram in connection with cases of drug smuggling last year, police said on Sunday.A total of 273 police cases were registered in connection with the illegal trade of drugs, they said."About ..

Key cross border arms smuggler held

NEW DELHI, Feb 3The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday busted a cross border smu-ggling network of arms, ammunition and explosives,  and arrested a key accused in the case.The accused has been identified as Lalngaihawma, a resident of Ma..

Arunachal Assembly Budget session to begin from Feb 8

Itanagar, Jan 31 The budget session of the Arunachal Pradesh assembly will begin on February 8, and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein is likely to present a vote on account next day.Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik will address members of the House on the firs..

NSCN-IM issues strong warning against drug trafficking

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jan 29: The NSCN-IM has gone “hammer and tongs” against drug trafficking.In its official bulletin “Nagalim Voice” issued today, the NSCN-IM said, “Better late than never, finally NSCN-IM is going h..

Symposium on Manipuri literature organised

Our CorrespondentAGARTALA, Jan 28: A symposium on the topic of “Aspects of Manipuri Literature” was held today at Tripura Students Health Home, Agartala.The symposium was organised by Manipuri Literary and Cultural Forum, Tripura in collaborat..

Naga Hoho condemns

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jan 27: In response to the “venomous allegations” made by the Working Committee of NNPGs on January 18, and subsequently circulated in local dailies and on social media, the Naga Hoho said today that the federal ass..

Nagaland Governor appeals to all to push for Naga solution

Kohima, Jan 27Nagaland Governor La Ganesan on Friday expressed concern that the unresolved Naga political issue has posed constraints in the development and growth of the state and appealed to all to push for a solution at the earliest.Addressing a Republ..

278 Myanmar Army personnel flee to Mizoram Challenges for India amid escalating tension

Aizawl, Jan 18 In a troubling turn of events, the ongoing conflict in Myanmar has spilled across borders, with 278 soldiers from the Myanmar Army seeking refuge in Mizoram, a North Eastern State of India. The influx comes in the wake of intensified hostil..

Zero tolerance to drug trafficking : NSCN (IM)

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jan 18 : The NSCN (IM) said today that it stands committed to a zero tolerance approach to drug trafficking.The outfit also warned its members that “severe penalty” will be given if they indulge in “illegal dr..

NSCN (IM), NNPGs urged to join hands

Kohima, Jan 16Naga apex bodies and Churches have urged the NSCN (IM) and Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) to come together and collaborate for the resolution of the Naga political issue without any delay.The appeal was made following a meeting of th..

N Shimray explains pivotal role of Naga army

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jan 11: NSCN-IM’s Naga army chief general Ningkhan Shimray today said that the pivotal role of the Naga Army is not to exploit the deficiencies within the Naga National movement or its leadership but to serve a noble caus..

Drugs worth Rs 100 crore seized in Assam, 4 arrested: Cops

Guwahati, Jan 9Drugs worth around Rs 100 crore were recovered from Karimganj district of Assam on Tuesday, and four peddlers have been arrested, police said.The contraband was recovered during a joint operation of the Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Pol..

VS Atem takes charge

Newmai News NetworkDIMAPUR, Jan 8: Following an order issued by Q. Tuccu, Chairman of the NSCN-IM whereby Lt General (retired) VS Atem was appointed as Deputy Ato Kilonser (Deputy Prime Minister of the organization) of the GPRN, an oath taking ceremony wa..

Border fencing 'unacceptable': Mizoram CM Mizos divided by British stand aired

Guwahati, Jan 4 Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma told Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar that any move to fence the Indo-Myanmar border was "unacceptable"."The British had separated the Mizos by carving out Burma from India. They divided the Mizo e..

Peace accord 'shameful', political settlement not possible: ULFA(I)

GUWAHATI, Dec 31 Paresh Barua, leader of the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom or ULFA (Indepen-dent), has termed the tripar- tite peace agreement signed with the pro-talks faction of the outfit as "shameful", asserting that "polit..

3 Naga groups come together for solution to Naga issue

DIMAPUR, Dec 31 : Three Naga groups have come together and decided to pursue negotiations for a solution to the decades-old Naga political issue with the Centre jointly.The decision was taken on Saturday during a meeting attended by leaders of the three g..

151 Myanmar soldiers flee to Mizoram

Aizawl, Dec 30 Amid fierce fighting between Myanmar’s ruling military and resistance forces, at least 151 Myanmar army perso-nnel crossed the border and entered Tuisentlang village in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district Friday with the intent t..

Mizoram : Drugs worth Rs 956 Cr seized

Aizawl, Dec 29 The Assam Rifles in Mizoram has confiscated drugs valued at Rs 956 crore this year, reflecting a significant increase of over 50 per cent in drug seizures compared to the previous year. According to Assam Rifles data, the paramilitary force..

Meth smuggling through porous Myanmar borders on the rise

AIZAWL, Dec 23 Smuggling of meth-amphetamine, an addictive stimulant, has been increa-sing rapidly in the north- eastern region of India. Drug traffickers are now using the northeast corridor to smuggle methamphetamine from Myanmar to other parts of India..

Recognise only indigenous tribes as ST : KHADC

Shillong, Dec 21The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday passed an official resolution urging the Centre to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 for recognizing only the indigenous tribes as Scheduled Tribes (ST) i..

NSCN-IM mourns

DIMAPUR, Dec 19: National Socialist Council of Nagalim(NSCN-IM) has expressed shock at the killing of Yumsen Matey, a former Congress legislator from West Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh. “We abhor this kind of dastardly act whatever be the reason. In his..

Naga unity is shattering: FNR

DIMAPUR, Dec 19 : After a long pause from armed confrontation, factional violence among 'Naga political groups' is shattering the fragile peace, said the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) today.It also said that the reported gunfight between armed cadre..

Talks to continue

DIMAPUR, Dec 15 : The NSCN (IM) has resolved to continue the Indo-Naga political talks under the leadership of its chairman with integrity, courage and determination.The resolution was taken during the Tatar Hoho (Parliament session) of the NSCN (IM) held..

Held with ganja

Aizawl, Dec 14 : Two Myanmar Nationals were arrested in east Mizoram’s Champhai district with ganja worth Rs 10.73 lakh, officials said on Wednesday.Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the Assam Rifles and the State’s Excise and Narcotics Dep..