RN Ravi

  • Nagaland: Changing Interlocutor is not the answer, says NTC
    Kohima, August 19 (MExN): The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting its support to the demands for an early solution to the protracted Indo-Naga peace talks without replacing the incumbent Centre’s Interlocutor RN Ravi. The representation released to the media by NTC President Toniho Yepthomi and General Secretary Nribemo Ngullie on August 19 stated that certain sections of people have been submitting representations and campaignin
  • Entrenched network of ‘vested interests’ misappropriated dividends of Peace: Nagaland Governor 
    Waves of positive change and growth seem to have been bypassing Nagaland, observes RN Ravi in his 74th Independence Day Speech    Kohima, August 15 (MExN): The Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi stated that a ‘deeply entrenched network of vested interests” has emerged during peace period and they “misappropriated the dividends of Peace and did not allow them to reach the people.” “There is mass scale mayhem and miscarriage of dreams and expecta
  • 'People of Nagaland have their natural right of a dignified future’
    Full text of  the Governor of Nagaland of RN Ravi's message on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day My dear brothers and sisters of Nagaland, On the occasion of our 74th Independence Day, I extend my greetings and best wishes to you all.  On this day, we remember and pay homage to all the heroes and martyrs, millions of working men and women, whose sacrifices under the leadership of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, wrought this freedom and
  • Build and strengthen institutions of accountability, justice and fair play: Nagaland Governor 
    Break the ‘vicious circle of vested interests’ and transformed it into ‘virtuous circle of peace, prosperity and happiness,’ Ravi urges in his message on India's 74th Independence Day   Kohima, August 15 (MExN): The Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi today said that in Nagaland cannot be left behind amid “India’s grand march forward” and called for building and strengthening “institutions of accountability, justice and fair p
  • NSCN (IM) says Interlocutor a ‘liability’, calls for replacement
    •    Releases copy of ‘manipulated’ Framework Agreement •    Tells GoI to come out with an undertaking that FA is still alive in its original form Dimapur, August 11 (MExN):  The NSCN (IM) on August 11 came down heavily on the Government of India (GoI) Interlocutor for the Indo-Naga political Talks and Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, stating that he has become a ‘liability.’  Listing the Interlocutor’s &l
  • NMA seeks PM Modi’s immediate intervention on various matters
    • Holds Governor accountable for present situation • Appeal to remove AFSPA and Disturbed Area Act • CF ‘without territorial limit’ be put in letter and spirit Kohima, August 8 (MExN): The Naga Mothers' Association (NMA) has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 8, seeking his ‘immediate attention and intervention’ on various matters concerning the state. The NMA’s letter, among several issues, highligh
  • Controversy over govt staff declaration about kin in insurgent groups
    Kohima, July 25 (IANS) The controversy over the Nagaland government employees’ self-declaration, in writing, on whether they have any family members or close relatives in the insurgent groups, is hotting up even as various organisations slammed the state governor. Following Governor R.N. Ravi’s advice, in an unprecedented move the Nagaland government recently asked all its employees to declare, in writing, if they have any family members or close relatives in the various
  • Nagaland Governor meets top officials of banks
    Deliberates to find ways and means to facilitate credit access to entrepreneurs and businessmen in Nagaland   Kohima, July 21 (MExN): The Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi held a meeting with top officials of the banks including the State Bank of India and the Axis Bank at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on July 21 to find ways and means to facilitate credit access to entrepreneurs and businessmen in Nagaland. The issue of institutional credit access has become all the more significant in vi
  • Nagaland Governor, CM and others bring Tuluni festival greetings
    Kohima, July 7 (MExN): Bringing Tuluni festival greetings to the people of Nagaland, especially to the Sumis, the Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi said, “Tuluni festival symbolises fraternity, solidarity, and sharing. It is celebrated to rejoice the most abundant and fruitful season of the year.” “Although this great festival is being celebrated in an extraordinary COVID-19 situation this year with restrictions, I am hopeful that the festive spirit of newness and bo
  • Nagaland Governor RN Ravi in self-quarantine
    Kohima, July 3 (MExN): Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on Friday went into mandatory self-quarantine after returning from ‘official travel’ to New Delhi. A tweet from the Raj Bhavan on July 3 stated “Governor RN Ravi, from today, will be undergoing mandatory self-quarantine upon returning from official travel.   However, the governor will continue discharging his responsibilities while in quarantine.”  
  • Being the Governor and the Interlocutor simultaneously: The Unraveling of Contradictions 
    The Naga Rising Dimapur   Nagaland Governor and Interlocutor R.N. Ravi is not the most consistent when judged by the following actions. Much before he was appointed Interlocutor, Ravi almost ridiculed the Indo-Naga ‘peace talks’ as a mere ‘game’ in one of his articles published in The Hindu newspaper.   However, when he got the opportunity, Interlocutor Ravi, went on to make history by signing the ‘Framework Agreement’ with the
  • Article 371 A (1) (b) is a dead letter: Naga Rising
    Dimapur, June 30 (MExN): The Naga Rising group on Tuesday questioned the ‘relevance’ of certain provisions of Article 371 A of the Constitution, following Governor RN Ravi’s letter to Nagaland Chief Minister on June 16. In a letter to the Chief Minister dated June 16, the Governor, who is the Interlocutor to Naga Peace Talks, observed that law and order in the State has “collapsed” and  he could no longer abstain from his “Constitutional ob
  • Governor’s letter reveals Centre’s 'unwillingness' to solve Naga issue: NSF
    Kohima, June 30 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on Tuesday said Nagaland Governor and Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks, RN Ravi’s recent letter to State’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio revealed the GOI’s “arrogant attitude and insincere approach” to settle the Naga issue. In a statement issued on June 30 by its Media Cell, the NSF claimed that the letter has revealed the Government of India’s (GOI) “unwillingness” to
  • Law & order has improved tremendously: Nagaland CM
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 29 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday broke his silence over the June 16 letter from Governor RN Ravi which was widely circulated in the social media. “We are not surprised,” he said while maintaining that the Governor is equally concerned about the peace and development in the state. Addressing media persons after the Cabinet meeting held today, at his office chamber, Rio said the letter was written on June 16, following which
  • Law & order in Nagaland has ‘collapsed’: Governor
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 25 (MExN): Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi has expressed his concerns on the breaking down of the law and order scenario of the State to the Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio. In a letter to the CM dated June 16, which appeared in public on June 25, the Governor said that “day to day unrestrained depredations by over half a dozen organized armed gangs, brazenly running their respective so called 'governments' challenging the legitimacy of the State Govern
  • Road construction hits 'roadblock' in Nagaland due to labour shortage
    Governor RN Ravi shares concern; advises NHIDCL to explore alternative within the state   Morung Express News  Kohima | June 6   The progress of ongoing road construction in Nagaland,  particularly the four-laning of National Highway 29 from Dimapur to Kohima, has hit a 'roadblock' due to lack of workforce in the state.    The departure of migrant workers to their respective states as a result of the challenges associated with
  • Nagaland Gov directs DGP to set up SIT to probe extortions on CSS road projects
    DGP further directed to constitute Highway Construction Protection Force for security of  road construction personnel DIMAPUR, JANUARY 11 (MExN): Nagaland Governor RN Ravi today reviewed the status and progress of construction of all the roads being built/ upgraded under central government schemes or centrally sponsored schemes.  A press communiqué issued by the Raj Bhavan stated that the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Commissioner, Comm
  • Nagaland Governor RN Ravi gets additional charge of Meghalaya
    Nagaland Governor RN Ravi. (Morung File Photo)     Kohima, December 16 (MExN): Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on December 16 was given additional charge of Meghalaya.   The President of India is pleased to appoint Ravi “to discharge the functions of the Governor of Meghalaya, in addition to his own duties, during the absence on leave” of Tathagata Roy, Governor of Meghalaya, stated  a press communiqué from the President's Secretariat.   The