North-East

  • Mizo minister for development of NE
    AIZAWL, March 3: Mizoram education minister Lalsawta today said that human resource development and peace are important instruments for social development in the north east region. The Mizo minister said whil delivering speech at a ‘National Seminar on Social Development in the North East’ started in Mizoram University in Aizawl on Thursday. He added, “It is the task of the seminar participants to find a compromise between - socialism and capitalism; fast economi
  • REGION News
    Dimensions book launch Dimapur, March 3 (MExN): Dimensions Institute for Education & Research (DIER) will release its 33rd publication ‘IDIOMS & PHRASES’ on March 12, 2011 at its Naharbari Centre at 10:30 in the morning. The book will be released in the presence of all present and former students of Dimensions.  Authored by Noel Manuel, the book is a well conceived learning material based on the needs, analysis and assessments made of the students learning capa
  • AR 'Good Samaritan' work continues in Nagaland State
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 1 (MExN): The Assam Rifles has been donating and assisting people in the state. It has repaired road, constructed schools, donated computers, TVs, furniture etc especially in the rural areas of the state. On February 26, three computers with full accessories were presented to Atoizu Student Union, Atoizu Town, Zunheboto district (Nagaland) by 21 Assam Rifles (AR), as part of DGAR Civic Action Project under the aegis of Headquarters 7 Sector Assam Rifles. The 21 AR during
  • STATE Briefs
    Entrepreneurs workshop today DIMAPUR, MARCH 3 (MExN):  Workshop on Linking Small Time Entrepreneurs with Government Schemes & Markets will be held today at 10.00 a.m. at NRC on Mithun, Jharnapani, Medziphema. Dr. Chumben Murry, Minister Ministry of Agriculture will be the chief guest while Dr. K. C. Nihoshe, Parliamentary Secretary, Industry & Commerce will be the guest honour. Other Speakers will include: Dr. Chandan Rajkhowas, Director, National Research Centre on Mithun
  • Three caught for unequal arm weighing scale in Dmr
    Butchers caught for using unequal arm weighing scale: (from left to right) Shilo Rengma and Singhlo Rengma and Neibolie Angami L. Dimapur, March 3 (MExN): The department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection Dimapur has conducted raid at butcher stalls on March 3 at 7:30 am in Nagarjan junction area, Dimapur.Three unequal arm weighing scale (Beam scale) were seized from three habitual offenders: Shilo Rengma and Singhlo Rengma and Neibolie Angami L. A press note issued by C. Yaban
  • Thousands pay tribute to popular Naga public figure
    Kohima | March 2 : Thousands of people from all walks of life paid rich homage to late Dr. S. Hekha Mao today at his private residence at Dzüvürü, Kohima. Late Dr. Hekha met with a fatal accident at his private residence and expired on February 28. The day of his death fall on the same day of his retirement from government servant in 2007 and a day prior to his 61st birth anniversary. Late Dr. Mao is popularly known for his humility and kind hearted nature. Various organ
  • Students’ residence gutted at Tseminyu
    (From L to R) The charred utensils . The affected students with the relief materials. A fire broke out and burnt down a residence occupied by 10 school children on March 2 at around 10:30 am at Tseminyu town. Dimapur, March 2 (MExN): A residence of school children was gutted by fire completely on March 2 at around 10:30 am at Tseminyu town. It was reported that the house was occupied by 10 students; no cases of casualty and injury were reported as the students were not at home dur
  • Sovereignty cannot be achieved with factional fights, says ENSA
    Dimapur, March 1 (MExN): Eastern Naga Students Association (ENSA) has appealed to both the NSCN to cease all kinds of offensive among the various Naga groups and strongly condemned the ongoing factional clash between “NSCN (K) and NSCN (IM)” in Eastern Nagaland.“…many precious life was lost during ugly gun battle and many innocent villages were harassed and tortured by both the faction by ordering the villagers both to move out from their villages even for culti
  • Fire destroys houses at Noklak
    Noklak, March 1 (DIPR): Three residential houses and one shop belonging to Koashai, Radio Mechanic, SDIO Office Noklak and Puchong a teacher, was completely burned down on February 28 at Noklak town.  The fire started when the owner was in the office, and the cause of the fire could not be ascertained. ADC Noklak Vekhishe who was present at the site expressed sadness over the accident, which caused loss of huge amount of properties. The Red Cross Society Branch, Noklak handed blan
  • Words of appreciation from NSCN/GPRN
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 1 (MExN): The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim has expressed “a hearty gratitude to all individuals, civil organizations and schools, who have extended their invaluable services of solidarity with fervent prayers and painstaking reception of homecoming of His Excellency, the Yaruiwo,  Isak Chishi Swu, on his arrival at the Dimapur Airport, the 1st March 2011”. Stating this in a press note issued by the MIP, the NSCN/ GPRN also conveye
  • Eye on polls, Gogoi pledges 1000cr package for Barak
    SILCHAR, March 1 (AGENCIES): Keeping in mind the coming assembly elections,  Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, promised the Barak Valley a Rs 1,000-crore package if the Congress wins in all the 15 segments of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi. "I will not mind if we fall short of two or three seats. But we want your support to accelerate development. I am not only the chief minister of the Brahmaputra Valley but also of Barak. I believe in equal development of all parts of the
  • Centre’s initiative for peace working in NE
    Guwahati, March 1 (ANI): If we follow a chronological order of events, the past 18 months have been good for the Northeast with regard to improvement in the security situation, especially in Assam and Nagaland. Both United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah or NSCN (IM), two of the biggest insurgent groups in the Northeast, have softened their stand thanks to the continuous efforts of the government. NSCN (IM) General Secretary Th Mui
  • KCP cadres arrested with incriminating items
    Imphal,  March 1 (NNN):  A combined team of Imphal West police commando, 116 Bn. BSF and 5 Assam Rifles arrested two cadres of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) in a span of 12 hours with incriminating articles. While briefing media persons at Imphal West commando complex after the operation, the Dy. SP (Cdo), Imphal West, S Ibomcha said that 38 years old Th Chitaranjit Singh aka Tangba of Heirangoithong Awang Leikai in Imphal West district was detained at aroun
  • But what about floods, erosion & development?
    GUWAHATI, March 1 (AGENCIES): The Union Budget of 2011-12 has failed to make opposition parties in the state happy. According to AGP, the budget lacked new ideas and infusion of fresh impetus for development in the northeast. "Apart from some increase in allocations, I haven't seen any new idea or directions for development in the northeast in general and  Assam in particular. There are a number of new projects for other election-bound states, but nothing for Assam," sai
  • REGION Briefs
    Scientists to replace cement with clayNew Delhi, March 1 (AGENCIES): Imagine clay replacing building material like cement, metal, wood and plastic in the near future! Scientists are working to use Bentonite, a certain clay, to make sturdy, new-age construction material that is sustainable and eco-friendly. Found only in four states in India-Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir-bentonite is also edible and is undergoing trials to remove pollutants from air and water. R
  • Nukhu for chemist post in art & culture dept for State Museum
    Kohima | February 28 : Lamenting over the acute shortage of manpower in the field of chemistry, civil engineering and food technology in the state, Deo Nukhu, advisor science & technology, NER, art & culture today encouraged the students to pursue such lines in keeping with the requirement in this advanced and modern society. “We are badly in need of master degree in chemistry” he said and cited its importance in preserving documents and papers among the others.Nukh
  • Jotsoma Eco-Tourism Centre road closed from today
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The vehicular road to Jotsoma Eco-Tourism Centre at Puliebadze will be closed for about 10 days. The convenor of Jotsoma Nature Conservation and Eco-Tourism Trust has informed in a press release recieved here today that the road will be closed to the public due to construction works, which will start from March 1.
  • IMFL and contraband ganja confiscated
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The Dimapur police personnel seized a consignment of about 150 cases of IMFL from a truck bearing R/No NL 01D9138 on February 27, which was intercepted, from NRL Petrol Pump area on NH 29.The Additional Superintendent of Police, Dimapur in a press note has informed that the driver and the co-driver of the truck were arrested  and handed over to the East Police Station, Dimapur and a case has been registered against them.The accused were identified as R
  • 'Cancel Jamabandi within village'
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The chairman & head village chief, Industrial village Razhuphe, Dimapur, T.L Angami has reported that some outsiders trespassed into the village land with Jamabandi and threatened some of the villagers to leave their land. In a note addressed to the E.A.C (Rev), office of the D.C Dimapur, T.L Angami requested the former to cancel such Jamabandi which were issued over the Village land, for the interest of the justice of law and allow his villagers to liv
  • ‘Women are not fighting for equality with men’
    Dimapur, February 28 (MExN): The Nagaland Women Commission(NWC) has successfully conducted sub-division level women seminar with the theme “Towards a new horizon” at Pughoboto in Zunheboto district on February 18 and Tuli under Mokokchung district on February 25 with the co-ordination of Sumi Totimi Hoho and Watsü Mundang respectively.In her keynote addressed at both the seminars, NWC Chairperson Sano Vamuzo stressed the need for Naga women to know their rights and pri