North-East

  • 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
  • Womenfolk attack BSEM staff
    Imphal, January 12 (NNN): Hundreds of womenfolk of Kakwa Naorem Leikai who are also members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the killing of Dr Kunjabihari, chairman of the State education board, clashed today with the staffs of the education board who were staging sit-in-protest against the killing of the official. The incident occurred when the JAC members came to submit a memorandum over the killing incident to the state chief minister. Manipur education board chairman Dr
  • Unattended waste pile spawns health hazard
    Kohima, January 11 : With the increasing population in Kohima town and to meet the requirements of the people, consumption has increased generating more waste. And in order to maintain a healthy environment, the administration and other government agencies had carried out various strategies, like providing equipments to different wards to clear garbage as dirty environment is one of the causes for emergence of new and strange diseases.A doctor from Kohima in this regard said that the a
  • Padah Recordings concert at Wokha
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): 2010 has been an eventful year for Padah Recordings. Jamir, who is the lead singer and partner Sangita of Padah Recordings have been working together in ministering to several Malaysian churches. Many of the churches in Malaysia were for the homeless, drug addicts, abused and the destitute. Jamir with her soulful songs have touched the lives of many people. Padah Recordings have a concert planned in Wokha, Nagaland on January 15 at the Town Hall at 4:00 pm.
  • Army truck collides with passenger van
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 11 (MExN): Eleven persons were injured when a heavy duty Army recovery truck collided with a passenger taxi – AS 11 3978 (Tata Winger) near Viswema village, Kohima on Tuesday, January 11. According to Kohima traffic police, the mishap occurred around 10:30 am today. The taxi was ferrying 12 persons, including the driver and headed for Imphal from Kohima. One passenger fortunately escaped without any injury, police said. All the injured were admitted to PHC, Viswe
  • Regional News
    NPCC general secretary informs DIMAPUR, JANUARY 11 (MExN): The NPCC general secretary (admn) Medokul Sophie has informed that V. Narayanasamy, General Secretary-AICC i/c Nagaland along with Secretary –AICC, Sanjay Bapna will be having a meeting with PCC office bearers, MLAs, Frontal Chiefs and DCC Presidents. The meeting will be held at Dimapur DCC office at 2 PM on January 17. Therefore, all concern members are requested to kindly attend the said meeting. NPCC informs DCC presid
  • WASA 50th anniversary makes colourful start
    Sechü Zubza | January 10 : A weeklong 50th year anniversary of Western Angami Sports Association (WASA) got underway here this morning at WAPO Ground under the theme “Enhance your vision from the past” with Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie as the chief host.Speaking on the occasion, Peseyie asserted that sports is fast gaining popularity and its standard steadily improving. “Thus, man must aim at his physical, spiritual and intellectu
  • REGION Briefs
    ULFA chairman meets Baruah's motherJeraigaon (Assam), January 11 (PTI): ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa today visited the outfit's elusive ''commander-in-chief'' Paresh Baruah's mother Miliki Baruah, who insisted that her son and others be brought back for the peace talks. "As all of you went out together on your struggle 30 years ago, now bring Paresh Baruah, Anup Chetia and others back by any means for the talks for a lasting solution to the Assam problem. Otherwise it will rema
  • Garos in Nagaland appeal for M’laya-Assam peace
    Dimapur, January 11 (MExN): Garo organizations in Nagaland today appealed for peace between the Garo and Rabha communities in the Meghalaya-Assam border where the two are currently locked in ethnic conflict. Garo organizations in Nagaland called the conflict a ‘most unfortunate and mutually damaging event.’ The Nagaland Garo Tribal Council (NGTC) and the Garo Students’ Union, Nagaland Zone, met in an emergency meeting on January 8. In the meeting were also elders of t
  • Fire destroys top-floor residence
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 10 (MExN): A fire incident early on Monday morning, January 10 destroyed a top-floor residence of a two-storied building at Notun Bosti, Dimapur. The cause of the fire, believed to have started around 3:00 am, is yet to be ascertained. Residents living on the lower floors said that they were awakened, when shouts from the neighbours alerted them of flames emanating from the top floor. Fortunately, nobody was in the rooms affected by the fire. The top floor with four ro
  • Parliamentary secy urges students to figure out loopholes behind less enrolment in GHS
    Kohima, January 10, (MExN): Englan Range Students’ Union (ERSU), observed its 23rd general conference at New Changsu at its conference hall on January 7,  under the theme “Building a sustainable society”, with parliamentary secretary, geology & mining, irrigation & flood control, border affairs, Y.Patton as the chief guest and advocate, Dimapur Bar Association, Y. Chothungo Tungoe as the theme speaker. Addressing the gathering, Patton lamented over the po
  • DC informs on 2nd phase census
    Dimapur, January 10 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur has informed the charge census officers, master trainers, supervisors and enumerators appointed for conducting the Census 2011 that the second phase of the training for supervisors and enumerators for population enumeration will be held in the respective headquarters of the charge officers. For Niuland circle, the training will beheld from January 18 to 20 at the conference hall of ADC office Niuland, Aghunato circle f
  • 'Regularize W/C employees'
    Dimapur, January 10 (MExN): The All Nagaland PWD Field Worker’s Association (ANPWDFWA) has appeal to the Minster Road and Bridges, Nagaland for regularization of W/C employees, those who have completed 15 years of continuous services in PWD (R& B) & Housing Department in the existing vacancies due to implementation of Nagaland Retirement Bill Second Amendment Act 2009. The appeal issued by Inakhu Aye, president and K. Atovi Awomi, general secretary, ANPWDFWA stated that a
  • Open Mount Japfu climbing competition
    Kohima, January 10 (MExN): The Nagaland Association for Adventure, Mountaineering & Education (NAAME) with a theme ‘inculcate in youth the value of nature for healthy living” is organizing open natural rock climbing competition to Mount Japfu on January 19 as part of National Youth Week day celebration.The winner will be awarded with cash prize of ` 5000 while the second and third prize winners will receive ` 3000 and ` 2000 respectively. The programme will be flagged o