North-East

  • 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
  • 'Stressed out' Assam Rifles turn to Yoga
    Dimapur, January 6 (MExN): Underscoring the effects of a long drawn counter insurgency exercise waged against her ‘enemies’, the Assam Rifles  India’s leading para-military force is conducting a week long Art of Living capsule, including yoga classes for its personnel deployed in Nagaland. A defence release said benefits of yoga and meditation are known ‘stress busters’ and method of attaining both physical as well as mental well being. Keeping this i
  • 'Stressed out' Assam Rifles turn to Yoga
    Dimapur, January 6 (MExN): Underscoring the effects of a long drawn counter insurgency exercise waged against her ‘enemies’, the Assam Rifles  India’s leading para-military force is conducting a week long Art of Living capsule, including yoga classes for its personnel deployed in Nagaland. A defence release said benefits of yoga and meditation are known ‘stress busters’ and method of attaining both physical as well as mental well being. Keeping this i
  • TDCA mourns
    Dimapur, January 6 (MExN): The Tuensang District Cricket Association (TDCA) has mourned the untimely demise of Deepak Sinha, Govind Pradhan and Deepal Shestra of Nagaland Cricket Association on a tragic road accident on December 24. The TDCA general secretary L. B Ussuk in a message has conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members and prays that Almighty God would grant peace to the departed souls.  
  • Upgradation of soil & water conservation training centre
    Kohima | January 6 : The soil & water conservation training, research & demonstration centre at Zubza which was established in the year 1971 has been imparting training to field level/village level workers and farmers on scientific conservation farming technology and natural resources conservation and management since then.According to an annual administrative report of the soil & water conservation, till the date the Centre could provide two years pre-service training cour
  • Upgradation of soil & water conservation training centre
    Kohima | January 6 : The soil & water conservation training, research & demonstration centre at Zubza which was established in the year 1971 has been imparting training to field level/village level workers and farmers on scientific conservation farming technology and natural resources conservation and management since then.According to an annual administrative report of the soil & water conservation, till the date the Centre could provide two years pre-service training cour
  • One killed, four injured in road mishap
    Kohima, January 6 (MExN): An IR jawan was killed while four others injured when a bus bearing registration number NL11- 0683 in which they were travelling met an accident on January 4 at around 9:50 PM near the petrol pump of Police New Reserve.The deceased was identified as Kevechiyi Tetseo of 9th IR C-Coy while four injured were rushed to hospital. Source said there were 21 jawans in the bus, who were returning to report to Police New Reserve after having completing their training fr
  • Tension in Meghalaya
    Shillong, January 6 (NNN): A day after the Khasi Students Union (KSU) has asked the nascent armed outfit of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) to release the abducted Khasi youth safe, the proscribed outfit, the Khasi militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) questioned the Garo outfit on the abduction.While expressing concern over the abduction of the young Khasi businessman and coal dealer, Rimidu Sutnga, the HNLC wants to know the grounds for his abduction
  • Parikrama to perform at Tahamzam NE Youth Fest
    Imphal | January 6 : India’s minister of Water Resources Mr. Vincent H. Pala will grace the North East Youth Festival at Tahamzam (formerly Senapati) while New Delhi based 'Rock and Roll' band Parikrama will enthral the crowd. The North East Youth Festival organised by Youth Initiative Foundation (YIF) will kick start from January 17 evening and concludes on January 19 evening.Liangmai popular folk singer Thiusongbou Pamei, Naga cultural ambassador Guru Rewben Mashangva, Imphal p
  • Khing graces PKR Golden Jubilee celebration
    Kohima | January 5 : The Phenshünyu-Khenyu and Rümensinyu Students’ Union (PKRSU) has celebrated its golden jubilee at Phenshünyu village under the theme “Forging ahead.” Addressing the celebration on January 4, Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture R.Khing stressed the need for introspection and retrospection of the achievement and failure in the last 50 years.“We are celebrating what the pioneers have sown 50 year ago and we have seen the ach
  • Habitual thieves in police net
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 5 (MExN): Three burglars, involved in a robbery, which occurred on December 20, 2010, were arrested by the police on January 4. According to a press release from the Additional Superintendent of police, Dimapur the stolen goods were also recovered alongwith two others, who received the looted items. The robbery was cracked after police actively pursued the case, the release added.  The burglary had occurred on the night of December 20 at a shop located at Station
  • BJP blames govt. on ENPO demand
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The BJP Nagaland today said it is upset on the Nagaland Government’s failure in delivering justice to all, in developmental affairs and leading the state into another ‘chaotic stage.’ On the issue of the Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization (ENPO) demanding separate state, the party stated that it is not just simple reason and the (DAN) government cannot ignore ENPO resentment but need to study thoroughly before it is too late. A pre
  • DDADU to observe January 10 as ‘BLACK FLAG DAY’
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The emergency meeting of Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers Union (DDADU) held at its head office on January 5 has resolved to observe by January 10, 2011 as a ‘BLACK FLAG DAY’, to show as a respect and sympathy to Lt Baij Nath  Sahani and others who were murdered in the last few years. DDADU President Akaho Kiba also informed in a press release that in this connection the union has urged all autorickshaw Drivers to put a black flag on the
  • Man dies in street
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 5 (MExN): One unidentified dead body of a man is being kept at the district hospital morgue for identification. According to police the deceased, believed to be a local of around 45-50 years of age, died mysteriously after falling down in the street while walking. The incident occurred at Murghee Patti at round 1:00 pm today. Cause of death could not be established but police suspect that the man might have been suffering from some illness.  
  • BJP youth for developing eastern regions
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today expressed unhappiness that the ruling Nagaland government is ignoring “road development of the eastern Nagaland.” The government should focus on developing the roads of the eastern regions of the state, the BJYM stated in a note today. “The present ruling government should focus on road development of the eastern Nagaland as the governments are meant to uplift people. The prime agenda of any gove
  • Journalists go back to work as Mobi released on bail
    A Mobi, Editor of vernacular daily Sanaleibal waving to well wishers upon his release in front of a court in Imphal on Wednesday, January 5. (NNN Photo) Imphal, January 5 (NNN): The much ‘maligned’ editor of Sanaleibak, Ahongshangbam Mobi, who is also the spokesperson and vice president of the media conglomerate of the State, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), has been released on bail following his appearance before the magistrate of Cheirap court i
  • REGION Briefs
    'Indian militants still trained in Bangladesh'Agartala, January 5 (Agencies): Despite a crackdown against Indian militants, separatist outfits of the northeast continue to go to Bangladesh for training and come back to carry out extremist and violent activities, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday. 'Taking advantage of the hilly terrain, thick forests and unfenced border, the Bangladesh-trained northeast militants cross into Indian territory to carry on their violen
  • Three-wheeler driver found dead, identified
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4 (MExN): The identity of one autorickshaw driver, discovered dead on January 3 last was established today. The mortal remains of the deceased driver identified as one Baij Nath Sahani (28 years) was taken over by relatives from the district hospital morgue after conduct of autopsy on Tuesday, January 4. Police on Monday last had recovered an unidentified corpse from somewhere between Sovima village and Singrijan, Dimapur. The discovery was carried in the local dailies
  • IMFL seized, destroyed in Dimapur
    Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): A combined team of Dimapur civil administration, department of excise and police raided several places in town today, and seized 998 bottles of IMFL. The combined lightning raid was carried out at Ellora lane, railway gate, Manipur Road Transport Complex and pockets of Dholinullah. 15 persons have been arrested on the account and have been booked under the appropriate act. The consignment has been destroyed.