• 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
  • 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