North-East

  • Tension in Meghalaya
    Shillong, January 6 (NNN): A day after the Khasi Students Union (KSU) has asked the nascent armed outfit of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) to release the abducted Khasi youth safe, the proscribed outfit, the Khasi militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) questioned the Garo outfit on the abduction.While expressing concern over the abduction of the young Khasi businessman and coal dealer, Rimidu Sutnga, the HNLC wants to know the grounds for his abduction
  • Parikrama to perform at Tahamzam NE Youth Fest
    Imphal | January 6 : India’s minister of Water Resources Mr. Vincent H. Pala will grace the North East Youth Festival at Tahamzam (formerly Senapati) while New Delhi based 'Rock and Roll' band Parikrama will enthral the crowd. The North East Youth Festival organised by Youth Initiative Foundation (YIF) will kick start from January 17 evening and concludes on January 19 evening.Liangmai popular folk singer Thiusongbou Pamei, Naga cultural ambassador Guru Rewben Mashangva, Imphal p
  • Khing graces PKR Golden Jubilee celebration
    Kohima | January 5 : The Phenshünyu-Khenyu and Rümensinyu Students’ Union (PKRSU) has celebrated its golden jubilee at Phenshünyu village under the theme “Forging ahead.” Addressing the celebration on January 4, Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture R.Khing stressed the need for introspection and retrospection of the achievement and failure in the last 50 years.“We are celebrating what the pioneers have sown 50 year ago and we have seen the ach
  • Habitual thieves in police net
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 5 (MExN): Three burglars, involved in a robbery, which occurred on December 20, 2010, were arrested by the police on January 4. According to a press release from the Additional Superintendent of police, Dimapur the stolen goods were also recovered alongwith two others, who received the looted items. The robbery was cracked after police actively pursued the case, the release added.  The burglary had occurred on the night of December 20 at a shop located at Station
  • BJP blames govt. on ENPO demand
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The BJP Nagaland today said it is upset on the Nagaland Government’s failure in delivering justice to all, in developmental affairs and leading the state into another ‘chaotic stage.’ On the issue of the Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization (ENPO) demanding separate state, the party stated that it is not just simple reason and the (DAN) government cannot ignore ENPO resentment but need to study thoroughly before it is too late. A pre
  • DDADU to observe January 10 as ‘BLACK FLAG DAY’
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The emergency meeting of Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers Union (DDADU) held at its head office on January 5 has resolved to observe by January 10, 2011 as a ‘BLACK FLAG DAY’, to show as a respect and sympathy to Lt Baij Nath  Sahani and others who were murdered in the last few years. DDADU President Akaho Kiba also informed in a press release that in this connection the union has urged all autorickshaw Drivers to put a black flag on the
  • Man dies in street
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 5 (MExN): One unidentified dead body of a man is being kept at the district hospital morgue for identification. According to police the deceased, believed to be a local of around 45-50 years of age, died mysteriously after falling down in the street while walking. The incident occurred at Murghee Patti at round 1:00 pm today. Cause of death could not be established but police suspect that the man might have been suffering from some illness.  
  • BJP youth for developing eastern regions
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today expressed unhappiness that the ruling Nagaland government is ignoring “road development of the eastern Nagaland.” The government should focus on developing the roads of the eastern regions of the state, the BJYM stated in a note today. “The present ruling government should focus on road development of the eastern Nagaland as the governments are meant to uplift people. The prime agenda of any gove
  • Journalists go back to work as Mobi released on bail
    A Mobi, Editor of vernacular daily Sanaleibal waving to well wishers upon his release in front of a court in Imphal on Wednesday, January 5. (NNN Photo) Imphal, January 5 (NNN): The much ‘maligned’ editor of Sanaleibak, Ahongshangbam Mobi, who is also the spokesperson and vice president of the media conglomerate of the State, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), has been released on bail following his appearance before the magistrate of Cheirap court i
  • REGION Briefs
    'Indian militants still trained in Bangladesh'Agartala, January 5 (Agencies): Despite a crackdown against Indian militants, separatist outfits of the northeast continue to go to Bangladesh for training and come back to carry out extremist and violent activities, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday. 'Taking advantage of the hilly terrain, thick forests and unfenced border, the Bangladesh-trained northeast militants cross into Indian territory to carry on their violen
  • Three-wheeler driver found dead, identified
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4 (MExN): The identity of one autorickshaw driver, discovered dead on January 3 last was established today. The mortal remains of the deceased driver identified as one Baij Nath Sahani (28 years) was taken over by relatives from the district hospital morgue after conduct of autopsy on Tuesday, January 4. Police on Monday last had recovered an unidentified corpse from somewhere between Sovima village and Singrijan, Dimapur. The discovery was carried in the local dailies
  • IMFL seized, destroyed in Dimapur
    Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): A combined team of Dimapur civil administration, department of excise and police raided several places in town today, and seized 998 bottles of IMFL. The combined lightning raid was carried out at Ellora lane, railway gate, Manipur Road Transport Complex and pockets of Dholinullah. 15 persons have been arrested on the account and have been booked under the appropriate act. The consignment has been destroyed.  
  • AR arrests two with arms
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4 (MExN): Troops of the 24 Assam Rifles’ arrested two persons with arms while carrying out a ‘Mobile Vehicle Check Post’ (MVCP) in two separate incidents.   On Wednesday, January 4, one ‘NSCN-K’ cadre identified as Viheto Yepthomi (29 years) - a self-styled ‘Sergeant’ was arrested from Purana Bazaar. The arresting team recovered one .22 pistol with 11 rounds ammunition and 5 more rounds of .32 ammunition from his poss
  • REGION Briefs
    PRSU’s 10th general session heldKohima, January 4 (MExN): The 10th general session of Peshu Range Students Union (PRSU) was held from January 3 and 4 at Khingjung village with Khaolao, SDIO(Kiphire) and C.Kui, president Thonoknyu Block VDB’s Union as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The resources persons were S. Chongda, president, Khiamniungan Students Union (KSU) and Puchai PM, executive secretary Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC).  Around 4000 deleg
  • 19th annual session of Pishikhu Village Students’ Union held
    Khekivi Wotsa addressing the students at the 19th annual session of Pishikhu Village Students’ Union. Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): The 19th annual session of Pishikhu Village Students’ Union was held from December 28 to 29, 2010 at Pishikhu village. A press note stated: “In an impressive but traditional ceremony, the session started with "angu kupusu" (jumping and kicking at an object placed at the tip of the spear) followed by fashion show and "lejo
  • Political party for Assam Adivasis
    Guwahati, January 4 (NNN): A new politcal party has been floated by the Adivasi community in Assam with a sole agenda of demanding the scheduled tribe (ST) status for the Adivasis in Assam. Assembly elections in Assam are likely in to be held in the month of April-May along with Kerala, Puduchery, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The new political party christened as Assam Mukti Morcha (AMM) is reportedly backed by the Jarkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).According to the reports, the Assam Muk
  • IGP overstaying service tenure
    Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): The question of transparency in the government departments in Nagaland has resurfaced with a senior officer of the Fire & Emergency Services of Nagaland being accused of overstaying his employment beyond the date of superannuation. The officer was identified by the Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) as one in the rank of IGP. Appointed on October 10, 1975, the NSLF said he was to retire on October 31, 2010 but he remains in office.   
  • LSU 50th anniversary celebrated
    Neiba Kronu, deputy chairman of State Planning Board and chairman of Monitoring Cell with Mikha Lomi, deputy commissioner, Phek, the main speaker of the LSU Golden Jubilee. Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): The Leshemi Student’s Union, under Phek district had celebrated the long anticipated 50th years of its existence under the theme “visioning together towards progress” from December 29 – 30, 2010.A press note from the general secretary of LSU, Tekulo Lasushe sta
  • SKK flays assault of its president
    Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): The All Sumi Students’ Union (SKK) has condemned the assault of its former president Zhevihe Sumi and his wife by some youths who claim themselves to be from Nihoto village on January 1 while his family was on there way back home after attending family picnic at 4th mile river near Referral hospital, Dimapur. The union in a press note issued by its secretary, public relation Hetolu Yeptho and general secretary Mughato K Swu termed the act as coward and
  • REGION Briefs
    One killed in road accidentOur CorrespondentKohima, January 3One person was killed while another suffered injury when a Zonal taxi bearing registration-NL01T 5873 in which they were traveling met an accident between Dimori Cove and Kisama on December 30, 2010. Source said the one Lopongni Thaprü, 45 years, of Khuzama village died on spot while other Ate suffered injury.City SMS on 2011 highlights Our CorrespondentKohima | January 3There is an SMS doing the round in the city on 201