North-East

  • One arrested over vehicle theft in Dimapur
    Dimapur, January 10 (MExN): The Dimapur Police had arrested one Ramesh Yadav (30 yrs) S/o Abhey Singh of Aluwar, Rajasthan, and a resident of 4th Mile Dimapur while fleeing with a bolero from the Mela at Burma Camp at around 7:30 pm on January 9.According to a press note issued by additional superintendent of police, stated the Dimapur police and IRB personnel while conducting MVCP at Airport Junction area and intercepted the Bolero bearing R/No.NL011C/5402 without vehicle keys and sus
  • Puro clan condemn Jan 3 rape incident at Kikruma
    Kikruma, January 10 (MExN): A minor was “mercilessly tortured, physically assaulted and allegedly raped” at Kikruma village on Janaury 3, 6:30 pm by a one Tsahuyo Thira, who is a government employee and former champion of Naga wrestling.The Puro clan of The Puro clan of Kikruma village henceforth strongly condemns the heinous crime committed by Tsahuyo Thira. According to a condemned note jointly issued by Puro clan Kikruma chairman Thupunepra Puro and general secretary Dzu
  • Passport adalat to be held at Guwahati
    Kohima, January 10 (DIPR): Regional Passport Office, Guwahati will be conducting a Passport Adalat on February 5, 2011 and March 5, 2011 to solve grievances connected with passport matters. Passport applicants who have submitted their application after 31st December 2007 and before 1st January 2010 and whose passports have not been granted for count of some clarification or document may participate in the Passport Adalat.  The Passport Adalat will be conducted at the Regional Pass
  • Assam issues shoot-at-sight order
    Guwahati, January 10 (AGENCIES): The Union government has sent 10 companies of paramilitary forces to the Assam-Meghalaya border even as the Assam government has issued a shoot-at-sight order to prevent escalation of ethnic violence between the Garos and the Rabhas of the two neighbouring States.Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told journalists here on Monday that the ethnic clashes, which broke out in the Mednipathar area in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, had so far claimed nine liv
  • Mizo edu minister for propagating Hindi in the state
    Aizawl | January 10 : Mizoram education minister Lalsawta today said that Hindi is a universal language, "and it’s an utmost duty of people in Mizoram to respect and propagate national language in the state from grassroots level". The minister said this while delivering speech on the occasion of World Hindi Day in Aizawl. He also informed the gathering that the Congress government in Mizoram is taking every possible measure for establishment of much- needed separate Hin
  • AR launches self empowerment project for women
    Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): The 20 Assam Rifles under HQ 5 Sect Assam Rifles of IGAR (N) in its bid to address the social issue of empowerment of women folk in Medziphema sub division, established a Self Help Production cum Training Centre for stitching and knitting at the battalion HQ located at Ghaspani. The course was inaugurated by Diksha N Shukla, President, Assam Rifles Wives’ Welfare Organisation (ARWWA), 20 Assam Rifles on January 4 with an aim to endowing women folk a liv
  • For those who chose to work for God’s mission
    Chungtia | January 9 : For those who believe, perhaps there can be ‘miracles’. Ninety two year old Rev P Chuchang who was in the Lord’s service for the past more than 50 years and now retiring in his native village, it was a gift from the God, as one officer in Mokokchung who he had baptized way back in 1977 turned up in his village and offered to pay a pension of ` 1000 every month for an unlimited period. But it was not only the generosity of the officer that impres
  • 'Bond of friendship more important than winning'
    Sazo Yoshu and others with participants of Thevonu Football Trophy in Chetheba on January 8. (Morung Photo) Chetheba | January 9 : Parliamentary secretary for social welfare & women development Chotisüh Sazo today asserted that the bond of friendship is more important than winning prizes in the tournament.Speaking at the Thevonü Football Trophy here today between Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) and Chokri Area Youth Sports Association (CAYSA) in the discipl
  • VAT directive for transporters issued
    Dimapur, January 9 (MExN): The Commissioner of Taxes of Nagaland today directed all owners or persons of taxable goods to adhere to statutory provisions of taxes and present declaration Value Added Tax (VAT) forms when required before officer in-charge at taxation check posts. The Taxes administration took strong note that in spite of wide circulation of the provisions, persons engaged in transpiring taxable goods into the state or from the state statutory provisions and requirements a
  • Assam ethnic clashes: Fresh firing at the border
    Guwahati, January 9 (NDTV):  After two days of relative calm at the  Assam-Meghalaya border fresh firing was reported between two groups on Sunday morning. More violence erupted on late Saturday night as three houses were set on fire.The two communities - Garos and Rabhas - have been clashing along ethnic lines in Assam's Goalpara District and bordering Meghalaya since the beginning of the last week of December 2010. More than thirty thousand people have been displaced and 34
  • BJP aims to attack UPA's scam record to win in 2014
    Guwahati, January 9 (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive meeting concluded Sunday with a clear message that the party was eyeing power in the 2014 parliamentary elections by going hammer and tongs against the Congress-led UPA government over corruption and scandals rocking the country.'I would say 2010 is a turning point in the history of independent India and we need to ensure that we are able to capitalise on this (corruptions and scams during the
  • BSNL 3G net service in Nagaland down
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 8 (MExN): Despite much fanfare surrounding the launching of 3G internet service in Nagaland by telecom giant BSNL last year, hundreds of 3G subscribers in the state are unable to access the internet. Except for some areas, most of the subscribers in Dimapur have no use for their 3G modem due to non-availability or poor network.The silence on the part of BSNL Dimapur office has not helped in alleviating the woes of the customers either. 3G customers who come to enquire
  • Mushroom production at high altitude areas in Phek: Study
    Dimapur, January 8 (MExN): Phek district, with about 94% rural population, lies between 94035’18” to 94038’09” E, and 25037’37” to 25039’47” N in the south-east of Nagaland, at the altitude ranging from 520 to 2900m. Population of Phek was 148246 (2001 census) and it was sparsely populated with population density of 73 person/sq. km. The climate of Phek was temperate to sub-tropical with average rainfall of about 200 cm. The district was
  • Tu Nehi album release...
    Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Maongwati Aier is seen releasing a Hindi music album titled ‘Tu Nehi’ on Saturday, January 8 at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur. The music album written, composed and produced by Sohel Acharjee of Dimapur has contribution from big name Bollywood playback singers like Rajyoti Konwar and Tarali Sharma of Assam as well as talented upcoming artistes from Nagaland and Assam. Raju Shah of Assam, Arun Raj, Nabin Kachari, Shikaho Awomi and Sohel Acharjee are th
  • Kohima Club honors Divine Connection
    The band members of Divine Connection with Kohima Club president during the felicitation programee at Chedema. (Morung Photo) Kohima | January 8 : Kohima Club felicitated the achievement of ‘Divine Connection’ for winning the ‘Kurkure Desi Beats Rock On with MTV 2010’ in Mumbai recently. Kohima Club, a group of high school friends  coming and working towards promotion of young upcoming talents and those involved in sports, music and social activities g
  • Farewell accorded to BDO Zunheboto block
    Zunheboto, January 7 (DIPR): A warm farewell was accorded to the outgoing Block Development Officer, RD Block Zunheboto, Kupto by the block staff on January 5 and also welcomed the new incumbent C. Khuvung in the office premises of BDO Zunheboto Block, Zunheboto. Outgoing BDO thanked and lauded the Staff of RD Block Zunheboto for their unflinching support and cooperation rendered towards him during his stay as BDO. Further, he impressed upon the staff to continue to give their best ser
  • Nagaland’s healthcare “improved”
    Dimapur, January 7 (MExN): Nagaland state has shown remarkable improvement in the healthcare delivery sector in the past two years and is currently rated third among the states in terms of healthcare delivery, according to survey conducted by a leading magazine.This was disclosed by Nagaland Minister for Health & Family Welfare Kuzholuzo Neinu at the two-day general council meeting of Centre of Medical & Sales Representatives’ Union (NER), which got underway Friday in Dim
  • Gwayhunlo becomes third priest from Rengma tribe
    Kohima, January 7 (MExN): Gwayhunlo Lawrence Khing was ordained priest on January 4 by Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany, Arch Bishop Emeritus of Imphal at St. Joseph Parish, Tseminyu village.Rev. Fr. Gwayhunlo Lawrence Khing is now the third priest from the Rengma tribe. Arch Bishop in His sermon said the church in North East is growing fast, adding the unlike recent past now the north east have priest and missionaries from its own soil. Today, he said, Fr. Lawrence has become a priest acco
  • India’s failed Highway diplomacy
    New Delhi, January 7 (ENS): Losing out to China in the construction of an important stretch of the historic Stilwell Road, that once connected Ledo in Assam to Kumming in China, is a setback to the geopolitical calculations India has been making in its eastern neighbourhood. This section links the Pangsau Pass on the Arunachal Pradesh border to Myitkyina in Myanmar’s Kachin state. New Delhi’s shortsightedness is an open book. Yet, in this case, India had expressed its eager
  • Mokokchung DC tours border villages
    Mokokchung, January 6 (MExN): 2011: Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung Lithrongla G. Chishi today visited Lirmen-B village, Aonokpuyimsen, Shihapumi and Satsukba village in Mokokchung near the Assam-Nagaland border and held interactions with the villages’ functionaries.   The deputy commissioner was accompanied by, among others, ADC of Mangkolemba Temsu Longkumer.At Lirmen-B village, DC Chishi exhorted the village’s VDBs and urged the communalization committees to