North-East

  • ZLR social networks flood with comments over groups' clash
    The recent spar between NSCN/GPRN and the ZUF in Manipur has let loose sentiments with many younger Zeliangrong generation from several parts of India and aboard sharply reacting in their exclusive social networking sites. While many seemed to be overwhelmed to support the formation of ZUF, majority of the comments felt unjustified and unfounded for another armed group at this juncture.  “When you are in Rome, You speak Romans. When you are in India you speak their language.
  • Pratibha Patil arrives
    President of India, Pratibha Patil is being received by Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar and Chief Minister Nagaland Neiphiu Rio on her arrival to Nagaland Kohima Assam Rifle helipad on March 9. (DIPR Photo) 
  • The Little Pinkcuddles
    School children play during the inaugural of their new school  building – Government Primary School of Thongsünyu under Tseminyu sub-division in Kohima district, on March 3. (Morung Photo/Chizokho Vero)
  • Pfutsero to host NSF in April
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 8 (MExN): Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) will hold its 24th general conference at Pfutsero town from April 27-30, 2011. Three thousand delegates are expected to participate in the conference of one of the most influential student body in Asia, informed O Wati Jamir, general secretary of the NSF in a release. Former president Achumbemo Kikon has been appointed as convenor of the organizing committee made up of 18 other members. The committee includes former preside
  • NBCK youth Kma celebrates Foundation Day
    Kohima | March 8 : The Youth Department of Nepali Baptist Church Kohima celebrated its 33rd Youth Foundation Day with Former Youth Director Moon Thabah as the main speaker within the Church yesterday. Delivering the sermon, Moon called upon the youth to follow God’s first commandment rigorously about ‘Obeying one’s parents’ and about the new commandment of loving one another in the true Christian spirit.The service chaired by Chairperson of Women Fellowship, Gee
  • RBA organizes mega exhibition in Jalukie
    Peren | March 8 : The Rongmei Baptist Association (RBA), in collaboration with a German based association EED and Manipur’s RNBA, conducted a mega exhibition-cum sales with their SHGs in Jalukie town. Organized with a vision to open up avenues for the SHGs to promote their products and be equipped with the experience of introducing value added service and sales, the event saw multitudes rushing for assortment of local products.“We do this to encourage women entrepreneurship
  • P&AR dept corrects
    Commissioner & Secretary P&AR (Administrative Reforms Branch) has in a corrigendum informed that the Candidate appearing under Directorate Legal Metrology at Serial No. 18 (3) with Roll Number 1754 should be read as Roll No 1754 Keyicaulang and not Isihangbe. The Candidate appearing under Directorate of Treasuries and Accounts at Serial No. 33 (37) with Roll Number 1831 should be read as Roll No 683, Hongching Phom and not Langvn as published earlier on March 5, 2011. Further,
  • RBA organizes mega exhibition in Jalukie
    Peren | March 8 : The Rongmei Baptist Association (RBA), in collaboration with a German based association EED and Manipur’s RNBA, conducted a mega exhibition-cum sales with their SHGs in Jalukie town. Organized with a vision to open up avenues for the SHGs to promote their products and be equipped with the experience of introducing value added service and sales, the event saw multitudes rushing for assortment of local products.“We do this to encourage women entrepreneurship
  • REGION Briefs
    'No water supply’Dimapur, March 8 (MExN): The executive engineer of PHED, urban division, Dimapur has informed in a press note to the water supply consumers under Dimapur town and Chumukedima areas that the water supply will be disrupted due to repair of main pipeline with effect from March 7 till the work is completed. The inconvenience is regretted.Three discharged Dimapur, March 8 (MExN): The Government of the Peoples Republic of Nagalim, office of the 'ministry of kilo affair
  • Clash: ZSUD demands disciplinary action
    Dimapur, March 7 (MExN): Statements continue in the media over the reported clash at Khoupum in Manipur between a group called the ‘Zeliangrong United Front’ (ZUF) and the NSCN (IM) on March 5 that left one dead. The Zeliangrong Students’ Union of Delhi (ZSUD) has denounced the clash while the Zeliangrong region of NSCN (IM) has denounced the ZUF.The union has set a number of demands. That the NSCN (IM) take strong disciplinary action “against the perpetrators;
  • Sanitary task bring cheers to villagers
    Thüvopisü (Phek) | March 7 : In a welcome step to maintain proper sanitation within the village and to help respite the travelers passing through the village, the Naga People Front (NPF) Thüvopisü village Unit of 19th Phek Assembly Constituency has completed the construction of the community toilet shed. Vezoto (Jack) Dozo, senior PS to minister for health &family welfare on March 5 last, formally inaugurated the community toilet shed.Thüvopisü village
  • MLA team inspects Kiphire stadium work
    Kiphire | March 7 : A 5-member team from the Nagaland government today visited Kiphire to get first-hand information on ongoing works of a new indoor stadium at Kiphire. The work was started in 2006. MLA Dr Neikiesalie Kire observed the work of contractors in general and commented ‘both the parties, contractor and the department have to be blamed for poor quality of the work’. Commenting on the Kiphire indoor stadium, Dr Kire also felt the need to enhance the ‘schedul
  • Nagaland day of prayer and fasting
    Dimapur, March 7 (MExN): The Nagaland Baptist Church Council is organising Nagaland Day of prayer and fasting on March 12 at Union Baptist Church, Kohima. The programme will be held on arch 12 from 8:00 am to 12 noon.NBCC general secretary Rev. Dr. L Anjo Keikung has stated in a press note that this day of prayer and fasting is for all the legislators and their wives, all the head of departments and their spouses, officers of frontal organisations, various establishment and Naga ordain
  • REGION Briefs
    CTC relief committee formed Dimapur, March 7 (MExN): The Chumukedima Town Council (CTC) has constituted a relief committee in order to coordinate and supervise the relief works of the accidental fire incident that took place on the night of March 6 at Chumukedima town. The members of the committee are P Beituo Hama, CTC – 9436079986, Kelenguzo Kuotsu, head GB, Chumukedima town – 9436433371, Neikholie Shuya – 9436014861, Ali Akbar – 9436014649 and Zubenthung Humt
  • Mahanta makes a comeback
    GUWAHATI, March 7 (NNN) :  Two-time Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has staged a comeback – as a candidate of the party he had founded after 10 years. On Monday, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) released its second list of 35 candidates. They included 17 of its 25 legislators, one of them being Mahanta. Among the 35 is Mahanta’s bête noire Brindaban Goswami, whose elevation as AGP president in 2001 gradually saw the former being sidelined. While Goswami ho
  • Three American made hovercrafts conscripted into Manipur police force
    Imphal, March 7 (NNN): The three hovercrafts purchased by the State government of Manipur from the United States of America for use in counter insurgency operation in and around the showpiece Loktak Lake (in Manipur) have been launched by chief minister Okram Ibobi today at Takmu Sendra in Moirang under Bishenpur district of Manipur.   The chief minister has urged the people living in the surrounding areas of the Lake to extend their cooperation in transforming the lake into
  • Hunphun hits dry spell
    HUNPHUN, MARCH 7 : Dry spells in Hunphun have hit normal life hard with acute shortages in drinking water reported as a result of the water crisis. A litre of drinking water is sold at the rate of Rs. 2 available at the wholesale rate by dealers in Hunphun town. The trade of selling and buying of drinking water in a hilly area like Hunphun has never been experienced before on such a scale. Now selling of drinking water is a reality and a new phenomenon. Recently, one S. Albert bought 1
  • Manipur will not part with Kabow Valley: BJP
    Imphal | March 7 : Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union home secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that the Union home secretary is uninformed about Manipur history and that it was due to negligence on the part of the Union government of India of 1947 that Kabow Valley was usurped by Burma, now Myanmar. Terming the statement of the Union home secretary that stated that not an inch of Manipur la
  • Silent rally echoes Mizo pain of '66 IAF attacks
    AIZAWL, March 6 (AGENCIES): Hundreds of Mizos took out a silent procession here on Saturday to mark the 45th year of the Indian Air Force bombardment on the  Mizoram capital and other places. The attacks had turned the beautiful hill town into ashes, five days after the Mizo National Front, led by the late Laldenga, declared "independence from the Indian Union". Holding placards reading "Father, forgive them for they don't know what they did to us," and "N
  • Students, Meira Paibis meet Prez
    Dimapur, March 5 (MExN): An Educational Tour for Students, Teachers and Meira Paibis of Manipur to Delhi and Agra organized by 15 Assam Rifles of HQ 9 Sect under the aegis HQ IGAR (South) had the distinguished honour of meeting the President of India, Pratibha Patil on March 4 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.  While speaking to the students, Meira Paibis, teachers and the President  discussed the social and educational aspects in Manipur. She also encouraged the children to work hard a