North-East

  • Lack of 'regionalism' bothers AGP
    Guwahati, March 6 (MExN): Mandate 2011 is expected to be an acid test for the reunified Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) brand of regionalism threatened by the expanding base of 'mainstream' parties.  Political scientists have virtually written off the AGP that rode a wave of emotion to sweep the 1985 assembly election days after its birth. They cite as reasons lack of discipline and vision, leadership tussle, eroding appeal among minorities and tribes and inability to exude confidence.Th
  • Thüvopisü’s Hill Home gets new school building
    Thüvopisü (Phek) March 6 : The 31st years old Hill Home- cum- Sunday School in Thüvopisü Village under Phek district scripted a milestone by getting the much needed new school building which was formally inaugurated by Vezoto (Jack) Dozo, senior PS to minister for health & family welfare Küzholüzo (Azo ) Nienu here Saturday.Speaking on the occasion, Dozo said the accomplishment of the school building was not end there but many more things need to be do
  • JPN chairman heralds Meleingyi
    Peren | March 6 : Come March, the Jalukians are there in their best for their most important traditional celebration. The Zeliangrongs have many festivals, each having their own distinctive significance. Among all festivals of the Zeliangrongs, ‘Mleingyi’ has been the major gala of the community which also marks the end of a chilly winter and the heralding of a lovely spring. It is observed with much enthusiasm, fastened with customary agricultural practices, preceding burn
  • Former minister late Huska Sumi condoled
    Dimapur, March 6 (MExN): The Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar has mourned the demise of late Huska Sumi. Expressing his sorrow, the governor in a note addressed  to Nagatoli Huska, wife of late Huska conveyed his heartfelt condolences to his family members.He said: “I am saddened to hear of the demise of your respected husband Shri Huska Sumi. His contribution as a Member of the Nagaland Legislature and a Minister in the State Government will be ever remembered.  In h
  • Rosou represents state at Magical Threads of NE
    KOHIMA, March 6 (MExN): The “Magical threads of the Northeast” organised by the fashion society Shillong in collaboration with the Directorate of Sericulture and Weaving, Government of  Meghalaya, and sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India concluded at Mumbai with designer, Rosou Rhi representing Nagaland State. The show was held at Meghalaya House on March 1 and 4, 2011 respectively and attended by many tourists and host of people from the NE Regio
  • Orgs, individuals mourn late Dr Hekha demise
    Dimapur, March 6 (MExN): The Naga Students Federation (NSF) has grieved the sudden demise of Dr. S Hekha on February 28, who was the former Director, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and the Founder of Modern College Kohima. “As a philanthropic in nature, he has extended his selfless support to the students’ community and also for the cause of the Nagas. He is a trendsetter for a responsible citizen of Nagas, the words dynamism and versatility closely associated with his c
  • REGION Briefs
    Rio mourns Arjun Singh Dimapur, March 5 (MExN): Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio mourns the demise of former Union Minister Arjun Singh. In a message received here, Rio said Singh would be remembered as a man who was “openly known for his firm ideologies on socialism in the fast liberalization economy.” Rio said Singh was a MP in the Madhya Pradesh legislative Assembly since 1957 and held various positions in the state and became chief minister of the state in 1980. &
  • Minister inspects water supply works in Mon
    PHE Minister Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao, with the Angh, Deputy Angh, village authorities and PHE officials in front of a newly installed water tank at Tang village, Mon district. Dimapur, March 5 (MExN): Minister for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao, accompanied by his wife, daughter and senior officials of the department took a two- day tour of Mon district, on March 3 and 4. According to a press note, the minister said that he is keen to know the department’s activiti
  • Unions on March 5 ‘factional encounter’
    Dimapur, March 5 (MExN): The All Zeliangrong Students' Union Assam Manipur & Nagaland (AZSU AMN) has stated that it has taken a serious not of the factional encounter which occurred on March 5 near Khoupum between the newly floated Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) and NSCN (IM).A joint press statement issued by president of AZSU (AMN) Pamei Tingenlung and spokesperson of Zeliangrong Youth Front (AMN) Titus Kamei stated that it is very unfortunate that such factional clashes have clai
  • Poly Clinic with unique facilities inaugurated
    Dimapur, March 5 (MExN): The Hoshivi Inato Trustees for Rural and Indigenous People Development Agency and Chikhu Ghakhu Society (HIT’s –RIPDA & CGS) has opened a Poly Clinic called Veterinary Public health and Agri-Business Poly Clinic at Lhomothi, Sematila Colony near Pranabananda Women’s College junction.The polyclinic has unique facilities equivalent to human nursing home first of its kind in the state with full time services and providing wide range of facili
  • CM condoles passing away of Late Tinuwati
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 5 (MExN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed pain on hearing about the demise of Late Tinuwati Jamir, son of Late Imtimerang of Changki village under Mokokchung district. He passed away at Dimapur after a prolonged illness. According to a condolence message from Rio, Late Tinuwati Jamir was one of the pioneering businessman and entrepreneurs of Mokokchung district and had led an exemplary life of discipline and dedication. “He was a person of integrity and de
  • ‘Plant trees to save earth’
    Dimapur, March 5 (MExN): St. Mary’s Residential School, Alichen had observed national Science Day on March 5 with VY Vasagan, professor ICFAI University as chief guest. The chief guest inaugurated the celebration by planting trees and exhorted the students to plant trees to save earth. He also said that scientist like Sir CV Raman and other scientist have contributed for the fast development of science by innovating and discovering, stated a press note issued by the headmistress
  • ZB for strengthening peace process, reconciliation
    Imphal | March 5 : Zeliangrong Boudi has made a clarion call to work unitedly and in selfless manner in strengthening Indo-Naga peace process and Naga reconciliation and has urged the newly formed Zeliangrong LR to review the reason for its formation.In a threadbare deliberation, Zeliangrong Boudi, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland president Raitu Chawang underlined the need to strengthen unitedly and in a selfless manner the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process and the Naga reconciliation under
  • Preserve unique culture, identity: Pillai
    (Left) GK. Pillai speaking at Ukhrul TNL ground and (Right) TKS President Wungnaoshang Shimray handing over a memorandum to the Union Home Secretary, MHA, GOI in Ukhrul on March 5. UKHRUL | March 5 : "The world is a global village", said GK. Pillai, Union Home Secretary Government of India while addressing a public gathering at Ukhrul Tangkhul Naga (TNL) ground. Pillai was speaking during the 2nd Manipur Tribal Cultural Exchange Programme Organized by All Tribal Students
  • AGP-BJP ‘secret deal’ miffs supporters
    Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) Morigaon LAC district workers vandalize BJP state office in Guwahati on Saturday, March 05, 2011 regarding the nomination of Prahal Bhuyan as the party candidate from Morigaon LAC. (Ujjal Deb Photo) Guwahati, March 5 (NNN): After its offer for a grand alliance of the opposition parties in Assam flopped, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) now appears to have struck a ‘secret deal’ with the BJP to prevent a hat-trick ofwins for the ruling Congress.
  • NPA inform pensioners on ID card renewal
    Kohima, March 4 (MExN): The Nagaland Pensioners Association (NPA) said the renewal of ID Card ‘D’ for drawal of pension by pensioners/family pensioners has already been started from January 2011 from all the president, district unit pensioners association office.“We are all very much aware of it that procession of ID Card ‘D’ by all the pensioners/family pensioners is a must and renewal of the same is to be done every year and without which the pension dis
  • 'Rengmas are true lover of peace'
    Dimapur, March 4 (MExN): The GPRN/NSCN, Rengma Region in response to the resolution adopted in the joint consultative meeting on February 25 at Tseminyu has appreciated the Rengmas for their assurance to continue in maintaining peace in their area.The meeting was attended by Rengma NGOs comprising of Rengma Hoho, Rengma Officers Forum, Rengma Mothers Association, Rengma Students’ Union, Council of Rengma Baptist Churches and all Naga Political Groups.GPRN/NSCN on joint consultati
  • More liquor seized in Mkg
    Mokokchung, March 4 (DIPR): In Mokokchung town, Law Enforcing Agencies, armed with Nagaland Total Prohibition Act continued its firm hand against shipment and sale of liquors and offenders were instantly punished under relevant Section of the Act. On March 2, Police arrested two persons in the town for possession of banned liquor and brought before the Judicial Magistrate, Ajungba Imchen who were later convicted under Section 44 of the Nagaland total prohibition Act and the seized liqu
  • DYC Zbto clarifies on former president's statement
    Dimapur, March 4 (MExN): The District Youth Congress (DYC), Zunheboto has clarified on the resignation of its former president Kiyeyi P Aye, that as per the directives of Indian Youth Congress (IYC), the Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) held a meeting at Congress Bhavan Kohima on February 14and dissolved the entire DYC, Zunheboto office bearers.A press note issued by the general secretary (Admn) Kughavi H Anche, DYC Zunheboto stated that  the circulation was given to all the
  • GPRN/NSCN discharges three cadres
    Dimapur, March 4 (MExN): The GPRN/NSCN has discharged three of its personnel from “national service”.A press note from the MIP, GPRN/NSCN stated that as per the directive of the higher authority, GPRN/NSCN chief secretary Vikheto Kiba has issued the discharge order of senior secretary, N Kughavi Zhimomi, son of Nihokhe Zhimomi, from Khukiye/Lukhai village, Sumi region, has been discharged for prolonged absence from duty. “It is informed to all the concerned that hence