North-East

  • 'Teachers not culprits''Teachers not culprits'
    Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): In response to the press statement of the Vigilance & Anti-Corruption’s Special Investigation, the Aggrieved Teachers’ Association of Nagaland (ATAN) today claimed the “teachers are not culprits.” The association however expressed ‘thanks’ for clarifying “that it is not re-verification but a process of apprehending the culprit.”“The ATAN noted that as per their verdict, teachers are not culprits. Ther
  • REGION Briefs
    EDP for Food & Fruit Processing from March 3Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for Food and Fruit Processing will commence from March 3 at the District Industries Centre, Mokokchung. This was stated in a notification issued by K.Hokishe Assumi, General Manager, District Industries Centre, Mokokchung. It was further stated that the last date for application of forms for the EDP will be February 28 and that the applicants will be called for an
  • NSF mourns ex-president’s demise
    Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation has mourned the demise of its former president Hokheto Sema (1980-81) on January 31 at Dimapur. The NSF in a condolence message stated that his death had created a space which will be difficult to fill. He had relentlessly rendered hi service with dedication and integrity for the students’ community in particular and Naga society as whole. “…his contribution to the Naga society will always be cherished an
  • Two UG cadres arrested
    Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): Two cadres from the NSCN (IM) were arrested on separate occasions during January 30-31 in Dimapur by the Assam Rifles and the Indian Reserve. One of the underground cadres was arrested for snatching the bag of a lady who was shopping.    The Dimapur Police informed in a note today that troops of the 24 Assam Rifles arrested one NSCN (IM) cadre “ss maj” J Sangwo Janger (47) of Khungchuri in Pungro, Kiphire district from Signal Angam
  • AR nabs one
    Dimapur, February 1 (MExN):  The troops of 24 Assam Rifles today, February 1, while conducting MVCP at Walford area, Dimapur arrested one Thsankiu Yimchunger (23 years), S/o Ahoshe Yimchunger, a resident of Thsotokur village, Tuensang. The superintendent of police, Dimapur informed in a press note that one pistol and cash amounting to Rs 5,165 were recovered from his possession. A case has been registered in this connection.
  • Governor interacts with Bharat Parikrama delegates
    Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kohima is hosting the Youth Delegates of Bharat Parikrama from 15 states from January 31 to February 2 at Kisama. A press note received here today issued by District Youth Coordiantor, NYK, John Makhabo stated that around 81 youth with four officials from the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, Utter Pradesh, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Naidu, Orissa, Andra Pradesh, Mahasrahstra, Karnataka, Uttarandkand and Himachal Prad
  • CTC ready to host Serampore convocation
    Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): The Clark Theological College is done with its years-long preparation and is now fully ready to host the Serampore College (University) Convocation. In relation to it, from February 2 to 4, the meetings of the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of the Serampore (BTESSC) and Senate of Serampore College will be held. It will begin with a seminar by Patricia Mukhim.The principal of the college, Rev. Dr. Takatemjen Ao in a press note has stated that th
  • Gaan-Ngai Silver Jubilee celebrated in Delhi
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 31 (MExN): The Zeliangrong people living in and around Delhi along with well wishers celebrated Gaan-Ngai Silver Jubilee with a theme, ‘Echo from Makuilongdi’ on January 29 at New Delhi. C. M Chang, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) graced the occasion as the chief guest. The function was organized by the Gaan-Ngai Silver Jubilee Committee of the Zeliangrong Welfare Association, Delhi.The main highlights of the function included Huai (congregational invocati
  • ‘Human trafficking is the most profitable organized crime’
    IMPHAL, JANUARY 31 (NNN): A series of seminar on “human rights, human trafficking and challenges faced by North East migrants in mega cities of India” organized by the Delhi based All India Christian Council in collaboration with North East Support Centre and Helpline culminated today in Imphal with a string of proposals to mitigate the challenges thrown up by human trafficking vis-à-vis North East India.The seminar which was participated by over 200 key public and civ
  • IIT-Guwahati students lead march against corruption
    Guwahati, January 31 (NNN): IIT-Guwahati students led some 150 volunteers in the march against corruption here Sunday. They trekked 4 km from Sonaram High School to Latasil Field. “The two-hour event was meant to send a message to the government and bureaucrats that corruption will not be tolerated any more. Our cause was voluntarily supported by various organization here,” said IIT student Ravish Vasan, an organizer of the march flagged off by social activist Meenu Choudhu
  • Mizoram to harvest bamboo
    Aizawl, January 31 (NNN): In its aim to harvest bountiful bamboo, the Bamboo Development Agency in collaboration with entrepreneurs has established bamboo chipping industries across the state. Out of the proposed 9 bamboo chipping industries established, 4 are ready to produce chipped bamboo. Machines were also installed in each of the four industries to harvest bamboo. The four bamboo chipping units are Sena Bamboo Chipping Unit, Bairabi; Daia Bamboo Chipping Unit, Dapchhuah; Pandsons
  • KSU general session held
    Dimapur, January 31 (MExN): The 47th General Session of Khiamniungan Students’ Union was held from January 10 to 12 at Peshu vuillage under the theme: “Expanding Horizons” with P Longon, minister for Soil & Water Conservation, Land Resource Development and S Heno, parliamentary secretary for Fishery, Printing & Stationary, Relief & Rehabilitation as the chief guest and guest of honour.The chief guest and guest of honour challenged the students to leap forw
  • NPF eyes Cong stronghold as Mkg gears up for By-Poll
    One of the three indenting candidates, R.Lima Pongen, vying for the NPF party ticket to contest in the yet to be declared bye-election to the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, is seen here with Ungma village elders after submitting his application to the NPF Mokokchung Division Office, January 31. (Morung Photo) Mokokchung | January 31 : Even though the date for bye-election to the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency is yet to be declared by
  • Kiphire back ENPO demand
    Kiphire | January 31 : GBs and DBs of Kiphire district have expressed strong support to the demand of the Eastern Naga People’s Organization (ENPO) for a separate “frontier Nagaland state” and has banned the existence of what it called is the ‘sovereign republic of free land’ within their jurisdiction. The Kiphire district GBs and DBs Joint Forum Working Committee (JFWC) had a meeting at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall on Wednesday. More than 300 GBs and DBs atten
  • AIPP to organise panel discussion on 'law, politics and rights of indigenous peoples'
    Dimapur, January 31 (MExN): The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) has organized a panel discussion on "Law, Politics and Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Resource Grab, Militarization and the Future of Democracy" on February 5, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Conference Hall I 87 - 88, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. The co-hosts for the discussion are Jharkhandi Organization for Human Rights (JOHAR) and Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR).The discuss
  • Sumi Hoho appealed to defer meet
    Dimapur, January 31 (MExN): Sumi officers have appealed to “all concerned” to defer the proposed general body meeting of the Sumi Hoho scheduled for February 3. The “issue of Sumi Hoho” needs to be resolved at the earliest, a note from the Sumi Officers’ Union of Nagaland said today.  The union said: “However, certain consultation of different sections of the community is absolutely necessary. Hence the Sumi Officers Union Nagaland appeal to all
  • Don Bosco alumni meets in Itanagar
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 30 (MExN): Arunachal Pradesh the land of the Rising Sun, with its beauty of myth and magic had the rare privilege and honour of hosting the three-day National Congress and centenary of the World Federation of Don Bosco Alumni from 29 - 31 January, at State Banquet Hall, Itanagar. Gen. J.J. Singh, His Excellency, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated the memorable event in the history of Alumni in Arunachal on 29 January, and called them to live by the theme ``R
  • DoNER approves road projects for 5 NE states
    Dimapur | JANUARY 30 : Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), BK Handique, has approved road projects of ` 434.23 crores spanning the five states of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Manipur and Mizoram as part of the ongoing 11th Plan Projects of the North Eastern Council (NEC).According to a DoNER press note, the projects would boost connectivity between the states as well as connectivity within the states. The DoNER minister said that the NEC is committed towards channeli
  • CSDD appeals ANTA
    Dimapur, January 30 (MExN): The Consumer Society Dimapur District has appealed to All Nagaland taxi Association (ANTA) and its Dimapur unit to refrain from passing any untoward haste decision which may effect the life of innocent dependent passengers traveling between Dimapur and Kohima. The CSDD in a press note issued by its press secretary Pradip Sethi stated that issue erupted because of “Opening of Booth Booking (Prepaid) system for taxis at Kohima”. It said that the is
  • Gorkha Mothers Union Dmr Town Unit formed
    Dimapur, January 30 (MExN): The Gorkha Mothers Union, Dimapur Town unit was formed today, January 30 at Rana Colony, Dimapur under the active guidance and initiative of Gorkha Youth Club Dimapur. The meeting was chaired by president, Shibu Kumar BK, and anchored by Roshen Biswakarma, general secretary, Gorkha Youth Club Dimapur. The meeting was also attended by Kumar Subba, chairman of Dimapur Gorkha Union who stressed upon the importance of Mother’s Union and role of mothers in