Discourse on citizenship, development & governance in Nagaland

Along Longkumer The subject of citizenship is an important part of a country’s political discourse. The constitution of India talks about persons who became citizens on January 26, 1950 while Parliament has enacted the Citizenship Act 1955, making elaborate provisions for the acquisition and termination of citizenship. The law of Indian citizenship therefore is such […]

Commemorating the 168th Anniversary of the Battle of 1851

K Puroh Since time immemorial the Nagas have been a free nation. Whenever their sovereignty and independence were threatened, they fought to defend it, as can be seen in the battle of 1851 between the Kikrüma villagers and British-led forces. This battle was fought on the 11th of February – 168 years ago to the […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 12

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 12

Singer Adele balances her six awards as she poses backstage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.  (DANNY MOLOSHOK / REUTERS) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 12 Reuters 1929 – Lily Langtry, actress and King Edward VII’s mistress, died. 1946 – Operation Deadlight ends after […]

Coalition warplanes hit last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria

Coalition warplanes hit last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria on February 11. (REUTERS Photo) NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria, February 11 (Reuters): U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State’s last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as U.S.-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize […]

Acting Pentagon chief supports Kabul role in peace talks

Acting Pentagon chief supports Kabul role in peace talks

Acting U.S. defense secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan on February 11. (REUTERS Photo) KABUL, February 11 (Reuters): Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday it was important for the Afghan government to be included in talks to end the country’s 17-year war, an involvement that the Taliban has so far rejected. […]

SC directs NCM to decide on representation seeking definition of ‘minority’ in 3 months

New Delhi, February 11 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to decide within three months on a representation seeking laying down of guidelines for defining the term ‘minority’ based on state-wise population of a community instead of the national average. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

Bharatmala Pariyojana: 5507 km road identified in Northeast

New Delhi, February 11 (MExN): A total of 5507 km road has been identified for development under Bharatmala Pariyojana in North-Eastern Region. The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya informed this in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on February 11. According to an MoRTH […]

2 BJP CMs from Northeast oppose citizenship bill; urge Rajnath to ensure it doesn’t pass in RS

New Delhi, February 11 (PTI):  The chief ministers of two northeast states, Arunachal Pradesh’s Pema Khandu and Manipur’s N Biren Dingh, Monday voiced their opposition to the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill and urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure it was not passed in Rajya Sabha, officials said. During a 30-minute meeting, the two BJP […]

Sack Tripura minister for ‘indecent behaviour’, demands Left Front

Agartala, February 11 (IANS):  Tripura’s opposition Left Front on Monday demanded state Minister Monoj Kanti Deb be sacked for “touching” his woman ministerial colleague in an “indecent manner” during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally here on Saturday. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party dismissed the demand, while hitting out at the Left Front for “character assassination”. […]

Ex-Assam top bureaucrat Bhanu joins Congress

Guwahati, February 11 (IANS): Former additional chief secretary of Assam M.G.V.K. Bhanu, who retired last July, joined the Congress, here on Monday. “If one talks of development in Assam, Congress is the only party. There is no alternative to Congress. I have a small house in Tezpur, because I love the city. Given an opportunity, […]

CPI(M) leaders attacked in two different places in Tripura

Agartala, February 11 (PTI):  Two senior CPI(M) leaders were attacked by miscreants in two different places in Tripura, police said Monday. CPI(M) MLA and former minister Ratan Bhowmick was attacked by miscreants in Gomati district on Monday while the convoy of Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Tripura Assembly, Badal Chowdhury was attacked by miscreants […]

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