North-East

  • Naga MLA told to take part in Manipur budget session
    Imphal | February 27 : A social organisation from Tamenglong district has urged a resigned Naga MLA to participate in the forthcoming Manipur assembly budget session.Citizens’ Forum of Tamei Assembly Constituency has said that N. Awangbow, the MLA of the constituency, should partake in the forthcoming budget session of the State in the interest of the public which is scheduled to begin from March 8 next.Significantly, MLA Awangbow and several other Naga MLAs had tendered their re
  • Union Home Secretary Pillai will stoke the amber of tribal unity
    Imphal | February 27 : Union home secretary GK Pillai will be participating in the 2nd Manipur Tribal Cultural Exchange Program 2011 set to be celebrated from March 4-6, 2011, in Ukhrul district headquarters.  The cultural fete which is being organized under the theme “enlivening our cultural dynamics” has a stated objective of bridging the bond between various tribal groups of the State of Manipur.  Cultural troupes from Churachandpur, Chandel, Tamenglong, Senapa
  • AR provides solar lights
    DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 27 (MExN): The HQ IGAR(S) distributed 9 Solar lights in the adjoining Villages of HQ IGAR(S) Mantripukhri in Nagaching, Panthilong and Napali Basti  on 26 Feb 11. Brig HPS Pall, DIG,  HQ IGAR(S) graced the occasion as the chief guest. In another occasion, 37 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) has distributed six Solar lights to Hollengjang village in Samtal area of Chandel district  near to  Indo-Myanmar Border.
  • Army provides health care
    A medical camp was organized by 4003 Field Hospital under the aegis of HQ 3 Corps at Sarbura Government Middle School, Kashiram village on February 26. Seen in the picture is a civilian availing health care from a dentist. Dimapur, February 27 (MExN): A medical camp was organized by 4003 Field Hospital under the aegis of HQ 3 Corps at Sarbura Government Middle School, Kashiram village on February 26. The Army in a press release has stated that this medical camp provided free medic
  • Seven persons injured in blast at Imphal
    Imphal, February 27 (NNN): At least seven persons including two traffic police personnel were injured in a blast in Imphal on Sunday afternoon. Reports said miscreants hurled a grenade towards a shop from a moving car  at Hatta area in New Checkon of Imphal at around 12: 40 pm. The grenade landed near a hardware shop. It is still not clear whether the miscreants were attacking the shop. A Maruti Gypsy carrying some traffic police personnel was passing behind the moving car used by
  • NLSF appeal to avoid communal tension
    Dimapur, February 26 (MExN): The Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) fervently made an appeal to conflicting parties Jalukielo village and Kakiko, K. Xekiye village to settle the issue peacefully and amicably without taking up their own course of action as there is always a law and appropriate authority to deal the situation and to avoid communal tension. The Federation in a press release issued by its publicity & Information Secretary Pikuto K. Hiho appealed to the dist
  • Zeliangrong Baudi resists ‘division’ attempt
    Dimapur, February 26 (MExN): The Zeliangrong Baudi of Nagaland Assam and Manipur today said it would respond befittingly if the NSCN/GPRN “chooses to forgo its stand by shredding the social fabric of our people.”The Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) said the Zeliangrong people are ‘deeply hurt’ by the “non-committal attitude of the NSCN/GPRN towards the genuine concerns of our people in respect of reorganization of Zeliangrong region by the N
  • Yimchunger Women Organization says no to Saramati Region
    Pungro/Kiphire | February 26 : Hundreds of women and citizens this evening gathered at the public ground Pungro for the rally to show resentment to NSCN/GPRN for creating Saramati Region. The rally was organized by the Yimchunger Women Organization (YWO). Addressing the gathering Joint Secretary, Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) said, “We are not against NSCN/GPRN but we are against creation of Saramati region.” He also added that creation of Saramati Region brings social di
  • DABA Christian edu teachers training held
    Dimapur, February 26 (MExN): The two-day Christian Education Teachers Training of Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA) concluded Saturday at Generation Countdown Youth Ministry (GCYM), Sovima where 80 teachers from the eight fellowships of DABA attended the training programme. Mrs Alice Walling, Christian Education Director, KABA who was the resource person exhorted the teachers to dedicate their lives and reach out to the heart of children. To teach the young ones the Word of God and let t
  • MLA H. Chuba Chang tours 51 Noksen A/C
    Dimapur, February 26 (MExN): H. Chuba Chang MLA, 51 Noksen A/C toured the constituency from January 6 to 28, 2011. A press note issued by M.P Noksang, president, ACCC 51 Noksen A/C informed that during the tour, H. Chuba Chang attended the Students Golden Jubilee as chief guest at Longra village and also at Yali village respectively, where he stressed the need of quality education as the need of the time. He encouraged the students to be honest and God fearing. He also requested and ad
  • AR Nodal School observes annual day
    Dimapur, February 26 (MExN): Assam Rifles Nodal School (ARNS) located at ARTC&S at 3rd mile, Dimapur celebrated its annual day programme on February 25. Brigadier Vijay Singh, SM DIG ARTC&S, Chairman ARNS graced the occasion as the chief guest. A press release received here stated that the programme was attended by a large number of audiences including the parents of students and families of ARTC&S. The programme started with cultural programme presented by the tiny tots of
  • AR Nodal School observes annual day
    Dimapur, February 26 (MExN): Assam Rifles Nodal School (ARNS) located at ARTC&S at 3rd mile, Dimapur celebrated its annual day programme on February 25. Brigadier Vijay Singh, SM DIG ARTC&S, Chairman ARNS graced the occasion as the chief guest. A press release received here stated that the programme was attended by a large number of audiences including the parents of students and families of ARTC&S. The programme started with cultural programme presented by the tiny tots of
  • STATE Briefs
    NCSA bids farewell to senior officersKOHIMA, FEBRUARY 26 (DIPR): A farewell program was organised by the Nagaland Civil Service Association (NCSA) on 23rd Feb., 2011 at the Circuit House, Kohima for its two senior most members, Commissioner & Secretary, Cooperation, Visutha Angami and Commissioner & Secretary, Excise & Additional Commissioner, Nagaland, K.N. Ngullie who will be attaining superannuation this month.  The two officers are the first from the NCSA to attain
  • Yoga training camp underway in Kohima
    Kohima | February 26 : Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who is currently in Nagaland, today said that he has been working for the people and will continue to strive for a corruption free and healthy Indian society. He stressed on the need of unity and cooperation among all sections of the society so that all type of corruption could be stopped unitedly and to make a strong society. He said “we should go forward with a positive attitude to bring a reform of the societies with systems that b
  • Rail budget disappoints Assam
    Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) burning the Railway Budget Papers 2011 in Guwahati on Friday, February 25, 2011. (Photo by Ujjal Deb/ANP PHOTO) GUWAHATI, FEBRUARY 26 (AGENCIES): Even in an election year, just one daily express train has been announced for Assam. Apart from this, the weekly Kanniyakumari Express, started to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, will run from Dibrugarh to Thiruvananthapuram. And the Kavi Guru Express is meant to go
  • ‘Garo-Rabha clash could have been avoided’
    Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Agatha Sangma addressing a press conference, in Guwahati on Friday, February 25, 2011. (Ujjal Deb Photo) GUWAHATI, February 26 (AGENCIES): Union minister of state for rural development Agatha Sangma on Friday expressed her anguish over the agony of victims of clashes that broke out between the Rabhas and the Garos in areas along Assam-Meghalaya boundary earlier this year.  The young NCP minister, who's on an official tour to the
  • Crime rate in Mizoram declines
    Aizawl | February 26 : Crime rate in Mizoram is on the decline. According to DIG Northern Range, L. Hrangnawna, the rate of crime in Mizoram this year has slightly gone down as compared to corresponding month of last year. This was revealed in a Crime Review Meeting held in the Police Hqrs on Friday. Addressing the review meeting, DIG Northern Range, Mr. L.Hrangnawna said, the decline in crime rate is attributed to hard work and dedication of the police and good co-operation from
  • Kidnapping fiasco continue; JAC sets ultimatum
    Imphal | February 26 : Various forms of agitations along the National Highway 39 are looming large as many organisations have threatened to agitate if Sagar Prasad, a class nine student of K.T Higher Secondary school of Kangpokpi is not released by his kidnappers. According to the joint action committee (JAC) against the kidnapping of Sagar Prasad, a militant outfit KCP-MC has abducted Sagar Prasad for a ransom of Rs 50 lakhs on February 20. Sagar Prasad's father Suresh Prasad is runni
  • Awadh-Assam Express derails
    LUCKNOW, February 26 (AGENCIES): Several people were injured when three coaches of Delhi bound Awadh-Assam Express derailed near Mordabad on Saturday morning. While an inquiry has been ordered, the station master of Moradabad has been suspended.  According to reports, the accident happened soon after the train left Mordabad station. The speed was slow, hence derailment did not cause any major damage. The derailment occurred during changing of track by the train. Several people tra
  • Fasting teachers intensify stir as students join protest
    Students of government education institution taking out protest rally in Imphal demanding the 'right to education'. The rally has been prompted as teachers have gone on agitation demanding the 6th Pay Commission. (Newmai News Network Photo)Imphal, February 26 (NNN): Government education institutions in Manipur have not been conducting classes in the last two months as teachers are on strike demanding the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission in the state. On Saturday, even as s