North-East

  • ULFA-Centre talks a positive development: Gogoi
    GUWAHATI, FEBRUARY 10 (PTI):  Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today termed as "positive development" the initiation of talks by the ULFA leadership with the Centre and hoped that this will lead to restoration of peace in the state as well as in the entire northeast."My yesterday's meeting with the ULFA leaders was very cordial and they had expressed their desire for an honourable solution to the vexed problem. We, too, on our side showed full respect to them and ag
  • Three GPRN/NSCN cadres terminated
    Dimapur, February 10 (MExN): 'Major general' Niki Sumi, 'second-in-command', 3rd Brigade, Naga Army has issued the termination order of 'capt.' Visheto Sumi, bearing Naga Army No 16874, son of Honizu, from Thokihi village, Sumi Region for conniving with enemies to  betray the Naga 'nation'. “His dishonorable intention does not merit his continuation in the National service. He is therefore terminated from Naga Army effectively from 10th February 2011”, stated a press n
  • Journalists protest attempted abduction of colleague
    Imphal | February 10 : Journalist fraternity of Manipur has today worn black badge in protest against the recent abduction attempt on K Manikanta, a sub-editor of local English daily Hueiyen Lanpao.  On the intervening night of February 7 and 8 last, three unknown armed persons attempted to abduct Manikanta near his residence in Maibam Meishnam Leikai even as he was returning from his office. Fortunately for him, his family members intervened upon hearing the hue and cry outside.&
  • Tahamzam Nagas criticize Census Director
    DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 10 (MExN): The Naga People’s Organization (NPO) has called upon New Delhi to initiate action against Manipur’s Director of Census Operations Y. Thamkishore Singh for his alleged discriminative statements. “Instead of initiating positive measures to revive the cancelled 2001 census and improve the present 2011 census operation, sadly the concerned department has become a tool of suppressing the voice and basic rights of the hill people by terming it a
  • Dr. R K Behera to participate in APQN International Conference
    Dimapur, February 10 (MExN): Dr. R. K. Behera, co-ordinator (IQAC), Patkai Christian College is selected to present a paper in the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference consists of the higher education throughout Asia and the Pacific region like New Zealand, China, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference will be held in Bangalore, India from March 2 to 4. The Office of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, India is hosting this
  • Regional News
    Dmu district admn informsDimapur, February 10 (MExN):  In view of the upcoming community monitors for Dimapur district census 2011 phase II to be held on February 12 at town hall, Dimapur, the district administration has directed the Chairmen and GB’s of Dimapur district to attend the meeting. The meeting will focus on ensuring smooth, honest and factual census operations in the district.  Further the district administration has also requested the local media houses to
  • IGNOU informs on convocation & scholarship
    Dimapur, February 10 (MExN): The 22nd Convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University is scheduled to be held in the month of February/March 2011. IGNOU Regional Director Dr. T. Iralu has informed in a press note that the University have dispatched letter of consent for attending the convocation to all candidates declared to have passed University programmes in December 2009/June 2010 Term End Exam to their respective postal address. Altogether, 230 candidates are eligible to rec
  • United Naga Council flags “Alternative Arrangement”
    IMPHAL | FEBRUARY 9 : Irked by the Manipur cabinet decision of November 3, 2010 and the subsequent order by the Governor of Manipur dated November 18, 2010 that consolidates the functioning of Autonomous District Councils in "Naga areas", the United Naga Council (UNC) terms it as “a direct challenge to the Naga People Declaration”. The Naga people of Manipur had expressed reservation and had refrained from partaking in the Autonomous District Council election
  • Census 2011 underway at Hunphun
    HUNPHUN, February 9: The population enumeration of the Census 2011 is in full swing at the Huphun (formerly Ukhrul) Deputy Commissioner N. Ashok Kumar's (IAS) Official quarter.According to the Press Communiqué issued by the Hunphun Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Rajen Visahal (IAS) stated that the second phase of Census 2011 started with enthusiasm and optimism today with the Head of the District Administration, Deputy Commissioner, N.Ashok Kumar (IAS), being the first person to be
  • Solidarity messages after devastating fire
    Former Nagaland Chief Minister and Maharashtra Governor Dr. S. C. Jamir with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the Chief Minister’s Residential Office today. The former had called on Rio in the aftermath of the CM’s official residence being burnt in an accidental fire that was caused due to an electrical short circuit. (Right) Leaders of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) seen with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. The NPF Central Office members had called on the C
  • REGION Briefs
    ENSF to boycott teachers test Dimapur, February 9 (MExN):  The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has decided to boycott the teacher-recruitment under the School Education department drive from February 11 in the four districts Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng. In spite of “many representations”, the department is yet to fulfill and address the grievances of six communities of the eastern regions of Nagaland. The ENSF issued a note informing of the actio
  • United village like mini Nagaland, says Khing
    Dimapur | February 8 : The 43rd foundation day of Naga United Village was celebrated today at the village local ground. A grand programme was held to commemorate the occasion.  The programme was chaired by Zasitso Tsuzuh, Secretary VDB Naga United Village. Welcome address was given by Wezhiepe Lekro, V.C.C and a brief history of the village was read out by Sani Chakre head GB.  R. Khing Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture graced the occasion as the chief guest. In his speec
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Shurhozelie
    KOHIMA, February 8 (NEPS): Minister for Higher Education and Urban Development Dr Shurhozelie has been awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) in a grant function held on February 3 last at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.  The IAEWP which has its HQs at Alabama, USA, while presenting the “Citation” to Dr Shurhozelie, said they had appreciated the “outstanding contribution of Dr Shur
  • More road connection promised
    Minister for Roads & Bridges, G. Kaito Aye (extreme right) seen here with MLA & chairman NHHDC, Shetoyi (second from left) and others. KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 7 (MExN): Minister for Roads and Bridges, G. Kaito Aye on February 5 last promised to construct a 5 Kilometer road from Tichipami connecting Longsa village under Mokokchung district.Addressing the inauguration of the Tichipami Village Community Hall under Surhuhoto he said that the state government is ever ready to render h
  • Houses gutted by fire in Naharbari
    Remains of the razed houses in Naharbari, Dimapur. Two hundred and fifty five families have been displaced after a fire broke out today, February 7. Dimapur, February 7 (MExN):  More than 255 families were displaced after a fire broke out today at Naharbari, Dimapur as many houses were razed to ashes. It has been informed that the fire started at around 6:30 am from a house while cooking. Goods worth more than a lakh were destroyed and 16 shops were also gutted by the fire. N
  • NMA's complaint urges Nienu for better healthcare
    Phek | February 7 : Minister for Health & Family Welfare Küzholüzo Nienu today said he will invite the Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) and deliberate on how to improve the healthcare delivery system in the state.The minister said this in the wake of the NMA questioning the government over issues pertinent to Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and other health care related matters that appeared in a section of the media. ver the NMA’s reported quoting of official re
  • REGION Briefs
    Three  discharged from “service” DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 7 (MExN):  The NNC /FGN have discharged three cadres from the organization. Separate notes from the NNC and FGN, ‘Shepoumaramth region’ were received here today. The note from the NNC said the organziation has discharged one Adakho of Ekhrabumai, ‘Mao sub-regional president’. He is “removed from service” due to “his insufficiency” in “financial matter that unab
  • Cheat arrested by Dimapur police
    Dimapur, February 7 (MExN): The Dimapur police has apprehended a habitual cheater, one Md. Jahirul Kalam alias Rajiv, 33, of Assam for a number of frauds including filching ` 5 lakh off a person on the promise of huge sums of profit. The accused is from Nagaon, Assam.  A note from the Dimapur police today said Md. Jahirul Kalam alias Rajiv, was reportedly an insurance agent working for Golden Trust Financial Service in Nagaon in Assam. He induced a person, unnamed in the police no
  • Don Bosco Alumni National Congress cum Centenary held
    Dimapur, February 6 (MExN): Don Bosco Alumni India National Congress cum Centenary Celebrations of the World Confederation of Don Bosco Alumni was held at the Arunachal Pradesh State Banquet Hall, Itanagar from January 29 to 31, 2011. The event hosted by the Dimapur Provincial Federation was attended by about 150 registered life member and numerous unregistered Bosconians from the provinces of Bangalore, Chennai, Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim and Konkan  and Trichi. W