North-East

  • Ibobi calls for dialogue with valley insurgents
    Imphal | March 11 : Chief minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh today appealed to underground groups particularly the "valley based" ones to abjure violence and come forward for peace talks with the government for sustained political solution. The peace invitation was extended by the chief minister at the floor of the House on the third day of the 10th session of ongoing 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly today in reply to a query moved by opposition leader and former chief min
  • Fake journalist arrested in Aizawl
    AIZAWL | March 11 : A man was arrested in Aizawl by the police for demanding money while disguising himself as a journalist from a bureaucrat. Rozarliana (27) s/o. CT Luaia, of Ramhlun Vengthar hailing from Aizawl was arrested by the police for attempting to extort money from the director of Mizoram Sericulture department. Rozarliana who claimed himself as a news reporter of Vanglaini, Mizoram’s largest circulated vernacular daily, had demanded Rs.5000 from the state Se
  • India’s Prez connects with Hunphun
    President of India Pratibha Patil laying a foundation stone for Manipur Information Technology Park at the IT Park Campus in Mantripukhri, Imphal on Friday. (Newmai News Network Photo) HUNPHUN | March 11 : A brief video conference was held between the President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Hunphun Deputy Commissioner (DC) N. Ashok Kumar (IAS) today at 10:00 am.The conference was carried out during the inauguration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) or SWAN by
  • NPMHR lauds Naga political groups
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 11 (MExN): The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) lauded the “wisdom” demonstrated by the leaders of the Naga political groups; GPRN/NSCN, NNC/FGN and the NSCN/GPRN and noted the sacrifices they have been making. Their roles towards achieving meaningful peace will be remembered by all, stated Dr. Gina Shangkham, secretary general of the NPMHR form Oking at Chamdil (formerly Chandel).  NPMHR also thanked the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR)
  • Zeliangrongs denounce armed conflict
    Dimapur, March 11(MExN): Zeliangrong organizations today denounced the “present conflict between NSCN (IM) and Zeliangrong United Front” and has demanded end to the violence. The organizations also strongly demanded that the voice of the people should not be suppressed. The Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong Mipui Organization and Zeliangrong Students’ Union of Nagaland held an emergency meeting at Jalukie town hall on March 7. A joint statement from the organizations was
  • ‘Pol motivation has duped people of Aghunato’
    Dimapur, March 11 (MExN): While stating gratitude to the concern department for the upgradation and inauguration of Higher Secondary School at Aghunato on February 3, 2011 K. Ghokheto Yepthomi, president, 34 ACCC Aghunato through a press note said that the event is also one of the “mournful days” in the development and political history of Aghuhnato constituency. Citing ‘certain negative aspects’ related to Higher Secondary School, the president of 34 ACCC Aghun
  • SMS NU Dimapur, a centre for MAT 2011
    Dimapur, March 11 (MExN): Scores of Management students will sigh in relief, as the Department of Management Studies, School of Management Studies, Dimapur, Nagaland University has informed that the institute has been chosen as one of the centres for students to appear Management Aptitude Test (MAT) test. MAT is approved by Ministry of HRD, GOI as a National Entrance Test and is conducted for admission to management and related courses, and helps evaluate critical thinking skills which
  • Stolen bike recovered; five held with arms; opium seized
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 11 (MExN): A stolen motorcycle (Bajaj Discover) was recovered from Naharbari, Dimapur on March 10. According to a press release from the Additional Superintendent of Police, Dimapur the recovery was based on an FIR about a motorcycle which went missing from the Super Market area on March 7. Two persons were arrested in this connection. The release identified the arrested as one self styled ‘Pvt’ Athing (30 years) of the FGN and one Awoka Awomi (23 years). The
  • Dept questions on poor road connectivity
    Phek, March 11 (DIPR): The Phek DPDB meeting was held on March 11 under the chairmanship of Advisor Science & Technology, Art & Culture, New and Renewable Energy, Deo Nukhu. The meeting began with presentation of departmental activities by Transport (motor vehicles) and NST department. The Chairman in his remark called the departments to ensure that NST bus services are promptly given for connecting the various sub-divisions and towns to Phek adding that Meluri to Phek service
  • Pratibha to video conference with Hunphun
    HUNPHUN | MARCH 10 : Congratulations Hunphun!  Deputy Commissioner of Hunphun, N. Ashok Kumar IAS will have a "face-to-face" talk with India’s President Pratibha Patil through Video ConfHunphun DC will be in "De-code" or "Sender" position whereas Pratibha Patil would be in "Encode" or "reciever" on the other from Imphal’s Mantripukri.The duo will communicate online with Hunphun DC in his Office Chamber and the event wil
  • Desolate streets greet India's Prez
    President Pratibha Patil inspecting the guard of honour paid to her by women battalion of Manipur police upon her arrival at Imphal's Tulihal airport on Thursday afternoon. (Newmai News Network Photo)Imphal | March 10 : The President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, arrived in Imphal today on her maiden two-day visit to the State devoid of the customary fanfare and savoir faire associated with the highest office of the country. She landed at Tulihal Airport here at about 1:30 pm on
  • Ahoms, ‘Tea Tribe’ demand ST status
    Guwahati | March 10 : They ruled Assam for 600 years before the British took over in 1830s. They have been reigning after 1947 too, heading both democratically elected and underground governments.That has not prevented the Ahoms, the community Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa belong to, from linking mandate 2011 to their demand for scheduled tribe (ST) status. Ditto with ethnic cousins Mataks, the community elusive U
  • GPRN/NSCN seeks clarification from Senior Citizens Forum Mkg
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 10 (MExN): The GPRN/NSCN has taken note of the statement issued on 24th February 2011 by a group of gentlemen representing Concerned Senior Citizen Forum Mokokchung. While acknowledging the forum a press note issued by the MIP GPRN/NSCN has however sought clarification on the last point where the forum had called for “all factions to support the political negotiations between IM and GOI”. This needs urgent clarification”, stated the GPRN/NSCN.  The
  • Patil admires natural beauty, rich culture & heritage of Nagas
    President of India Pratibha Patil interacting with the public at the reception, which was held in her  honour at Kisama Heritage village today, March 10. (DIPR Photo) Kohima | March 10 : After paying a two-day visit to Nagaland, President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil expressed her happiness to be in Kohima, ‘the beautiful capital of Nagaland’, adding that the warm, colorful and proud population of the state along with its immense natural beauty has made an ev
  • REGION Briefs
    ROP 2010 book on saleDIMAPUR, MARCH 10 (MExN):  A hand book on the Revision of Pay Rules, 2010 is available in the Nagaland Civil Secretariat and few book stalls in Kohima at ` 250 only per book. "Interested offices/book stalls or individuals can contact any of the office bearers of the NSSA. Special concessions offered for any purchase of 100 copies or more", informed the president of Nagaland Secretariat Service Association, H Lungalang in a press note today.GPRN/NSCN
  • ‘Apiculture another chapter toward economic growth’
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 10 (MExN): The two-day state level seminar on ‘awareness, motivational and technology transfer for development of beekeeping in Nagaland’ held at Dimapur concluded today. It was organised by the Nagaland Bee Keeping & Honey Mission (NBHM) and sponsored by the National Bee Board (NBB) at the NE Agri Expo Site, 4th Mile from March 9-10. APC & Principal Secretary (Agriculture) HK Khulu graced the valedictory session as the chief guest. Addressing the ses
  • Stenography trading for self employment
    Kohima, March 9 (MExN): The general manager of District Industries Centre (DIC) Kohima is inviting applications for stenography training for self employment for indigenous local candidate of Kohima district for undergoing nine months training in stenography commencing from April 1, 2011. Eligible qualification is matriculate and above.The training is purely non-residential, however a stipend of Rs. 500 per month shall be provided to the selected candidates. The training is imparted pur
  • Multi-skills assessment team for health workers in Tuensang
    Dimapur, March 9 (MExN): An assessment team from Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research (CIHSR) Dimapur including Dr. Tanya Seshadri, Dr. Viu Meru, consultant community health and Dr. Atsung Aier visited Tuensang on Wednesday.The assessment has been an initiative by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, GoN assigning CIHSR to do a ‘Training Need Assessment’ of the government doctors at various levels in the state, stated a press note.The note stated th
  • ‘Save the likely falling of peace and reconciliation’
    Dimapur, March 9 (MExN): The members of Nagaland Peace Centre, Kohima expressed concern about the deferment of the proposed highest level summit called by the FNR. “There was a ray of hope and encouragement when the collective leadership of NSCN (IM) landed in homeland for the highest political meet for reconciliation but the other party viz NSCN (K), GPRN (NSCN), FGN and NNC were found to be absent and the most crucial meet called by FNR deferred,” stated a note issued by
  • Minister visits zoological park
    "...protect and preserve the only natural recreational and educational place “Zoological Park” in the vicinity of Dimapur town"Dimapur, March 9 (MExN): The minister for Forests & Excise M. C. Konyak visited today the fire occurrence site at the Nagaland Zoological Park, Rangapahar, which took place on March 6. "He took stock of fire incident site, on the north-eastern side of the park".  The minister said that such "mischievous practice by