North-East

  • Directorate of State Lotteries notifies
    Dimapur, January 14 (MExN): In pursuance of Rule 3 (11) of the Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2010 prescribed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi and subsequent orders issued thereupon by the Government of Nagaland vide “Finance Department Notification No. FIN/LOT-12/2002(A) dated 02.06.2010 and FIN/LOT-12/2010 dated 19.08.2010”, all government organized lottery traders/ operators are hereby informed to comply with the following terms and conditions:-1.   &#
  • NPF divisions on NCP legislators’ decision
    Dimapur, January 14 (MExN): The NPF Dimapur division has welcomed the decision of the two NCP legislators along with the party workers to merge with the Naga People’s Front. “Their joining the NPF has not only strengthened the party, but also made the NPF-led DAN government stronger,” stated a press note issued by its vice president Timir Choudhury. The note stated that the NPF Dimapur division also hopes that the NCP party units in Nagaland would also do the same in
  • Blast at garage critically injure two
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14 (MExN): A freak accident at a garage critically injured two persons in Dimapur on Friday, January 14. The mishap occurred at a vehicle repair workshop located near the DDSC Stadium at Ghorapatti. The injured were identified as one Sonu Alam and the other only as Rajiv, both in their early twenties. The former is said to be a welder while the latter a helper.    According to eyewitness accounts, an explosion occurred when the two were doing some weldin
  • Army recruitment rally from January 21
    Kohima, January 14 (MExN): An army recruitment rally iwill be conducted at Koirangei Imphal East (Manipur) from January 21 to 30.  The venue of the recruitment rally is old Air Field location, Koirangei Imphal (East), Manipur.  The recruitment is open for male candidates only for the following categories: Soldier General Duties (GD), Soldier Clerk (Clk) / Soldier Store-Keeper Technical (SKT), Soldier (Technical), Soldier Nursing Assistant (NA) and for Re-Enrolment into the De
  • Mizoram launches flagship programme
    Aizawl | January 14 : The flagship programme of Lal Thanhawla led Mizoram government; the New Land Use Policy (NLUP) was formally launched today at a public reception held in Vanapa Hall, Aizawl. Simultaneous launching programmes of NLUP were also organised in six other district headquarters, viz. Lunglei, Saiha, Kolasib, Serchhip, Mamit and Champhai and also Chakma Autonomous District Council Headquarters Chawngte.The policy, which aims at uplifting the poor and providing sustainable
  • JAC imposes 48-hour bandh; Maruti van torched
    Imphal | January 14 : The JAC against the brutal murder of Dr Naorem Kunjabihari has imposed a 48-hour total bandh today on the Imphal–Moreh section of the National Highway at Kakwa in Manipur following “negligence” by the government on their demands. A Maruti van has been torched by the angry protestors at Kakwa even as the bandh begins.  The bandh starts at 6:30 pm. of January 14, and will end at 6:30 pm. of January 16, during which National Highway 39 will rem
  • Mystery surrounding the murder of BSEM chairman rages on
    Imphal | January 13 : The protest against the cold-blooded murder of Dr Naorem Kunjabihari, chairman of Manipur education board, in his office chamber by an armed miscreant on January 11 continues unabated with the Kakwa portion of National Highway 39 being interrupted by the protesters today. The local population, overwhelmingly women, frustrated vehicular movement today between Kakwa bazaar and Thongju Boroi Makhong on National Highway 39 from 10:30 am until the police came and secur
  • Assam Rifles uses ‘terror’ tag, again
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 13 (MExN): It has been quite sometime since anyone has used the T word in this part of the world, except for those times when there were very bitter media wars among factions. Now the leading Para Military force is using the tag ‘terrorist’ after quite a lull. “Troops of 28 Assam Rifles and 5 Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR (South) launched joint operation in the general area (Khongsai) and apprehended  two UTLA  terrorists from the area on Janua
  • Organisations condemn rape of physically challenged girl
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): The Wokha Town Elumyo Ekhung (WTEE) and Wokha Town Elumyo Eloe Ekhung (WTEEE) have condemned the rape of physically challenged girl from Elumyo village by three immigrants on January 9 at Padum Pukhuri, Dimapur.The organisations in a condemnation note issued by WTEE chairman Yanrenthung Tsanglao and WTEEE secretary Lopeno Tsanglao has termed the incident as “very disturbing and ugly”.“It is highly outrageous that such heinous crime was comm
  • REGION Briefs
    'Municipal polls will affect Meghalaya locals'Shillong, January 13 (PTI): Eleven organisations today said the planned municipal elections in Meghalaya will affect the local tribes people.  In a joint representation to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, Joint Action Committee Against Municipality said the municipal elections will "adversely affect the indigenous people".  The organisations sought cancellation of the elections for Jowai Municipal Board scheduled to be held
  • DMC warns vendors
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): The Dimapur Municipal Council has warned the “foot-path vendors” for occupying public pavement at various places in Dimapur causing inconvenience to the pedestrian. “…the foot-path vendors are once again cautioned not to repeat such odd practices. Defaulters shall be penalized as per the provision of the Law/Act,” stated a press note issued by the chief executive office of DMC, Nikhashe Sema.
  • Truck lost and recovered
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): Definitely not the regular ‘lost and found’ story, this account is. A truck which went missing (stolen) on October 11, 2010 was sighted under a new registration number in Dimapur Wednesday last, January 12. The sighting was made by the driver of the missing truck at Ghorapatti at a servicing station. The delighted driver informed the owner of the vehicle, who in turn informed the Dimapur police. The police reportedly went to the site, where the t
  • An aerial view of Chessore village
    An aerial view of Chessore village. The village students union is hosting the 45th general conference of Yimchungrü Akherü Arihaho (YAA) since January 11 in coinciding with its golden jubilee celebration. (Morung Photo/Chizokho Vero)
  • ANTA Dimapur unit clarifies
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): The All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Dimapur unit has refuted a news item that was published on January 13 in local dailies issued by one ‘Ananto Zhimomi,’ who was described as a self styled general secretary of ANTA Dimapur unit. A clarification note issued by vice president Ghotoi Awomi and general secretary Ahoshe Chopi, ANTA Dimapur unit said that ‘Ananto Zhimomi’ is not even a member or registrate of the unit till date. ANTA
  • Aphuyemi Sumi Kuqhakulu Kma condoles
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): The Aphuyemi Sumi Kuqhakulu Kohima expresses great shock and profound sadness on the sudden demise of P. Inaho Swu, Shesulim village, former president of Aphuyemi Sumi Kuqhakulu Kohima, at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima at around 3:00 pm on January 13. A condolence note issued by T. Vixepu Swu, president and K. A Jacob, general secretary stated that late P. Inaho Swu was the first president of Aphuyemi Sumi Kuqhakulu Kohima and a former president of Sumi Hoh
  • ‘Talent is not enough, you have to train, master’
    Kohima | January 12 : Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and Music Task Force felicitated the winner of MTV Rock On 2010 (Kurkure Desi Beats), Divine Connection at Heritage complex this evening. Addressing the host of musicians, young entrepreneurs and his colleagues, Rio congratulated the winners for their efforts and bringing laurels to the Nagas and conveyed best wishes to Divine Connection.“Nagas you know, I know, we have inborn talent in singing, but talent is not enough,
  • Minister accused of ‘vote bank politics’
    Dimapur, January 12 (MExN): The Unit Congress Committee, Phek Town allege that Nagaland’s Minister for Health & Family Welfare Küzholüzo Nienu, has stooped down to an all-time low by playing ‘petty vote bank politics’ in the distribution of medicated mosquito nets in Phek town. A press note issued by Vetsohu Chuzoh, president and Senokha, general secretary (Adm.) Unit Congress Committee, Phek town stated, “From what was learnt, the Minister had lif
  • Chang Union Dmr celebrate ‘Puanglüm’
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 12 (MExN): The Chang community of Dimapur celebrated ‘Puanglüm’ – a post-harvest festival - on Wednesday, January 12. Hosted at Duncan Basti, the celebration was graced by Member of Parliament CM Chang as the chief guest. Addressing the gathering the MP called upon the community to bear in mind the pioneers, those whose contribution and initiatives were responsible for the recognition they have gained today. He remarked that the Chang community i
  • SDSA reaffirms over NE fest ban
    Dimapur, January 12 (MExN): The Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) and its units have reaffirmed that they will adhere by their decision effectively to stop the NE Youth Festival 2011 to be held in Senapati District. The event has been organised by Youth Initiative Foundation (YIF). According to the press statement by the union’s president A Pfokrehrii Khrasi, stated that even in the past months it had intimidated through local newspapers that it will ban the ev
  • Another ULFA leader released on bail, way paved for talks
    Guwahati, January 12 (AGENCIES): The last of the eight top leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa), Chitraban Hazarika, was released on bail on Wednesday, brightening hopes of curtains coming down on the more than three-decade old violent insurgency in Assam. Self-styled Ulfa finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika was released on bail from the Guwahati Central Jail - the last of the eight top jailed rebel leaders to have been set free after the Assam government pro