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  • For lasting reconciliation

    For lasting reconciliation

    Everyday lives in Nagaland have been shaped out of violence and coercion, exerted both by the postcolonial state and warring Naga factions.

    November 18, 2019
  • No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    The Union Government on Saturday sought to clarify that there was no agreement or decision on carving out a larger Nagaland state and termed media reports on the issue "erroneous". "Some media reports have appeared recently to the effect that the Government of India has agreed to carve out a larger Nagaland State by taking …

    March 25, 2017
  • No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government

    The Union Government on Saturday sought to clarify that there was no agreement or decision on carving out a larger Nagaland state and termed media reports on the issue "erroneous". "Some media reports have appeared recently to the effect that the Government of India has agreed to carve out a larger Nagaland State by taking …

    March 25, 2017
  • Strike called in Manipur from Saturday midnight

    Strike called in Manipur from Saturday midnight

    The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (Desam) and two Muslim organisations have called a general strike from Saturday midnight till 6 p.m. on Sunday to protest against the "reward" given to an independent legislator who has extended support to the ruling BJP-led coalition. The Alliance turned down the invitation of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for talks and decided …

    March 25, 2017
  • Strike called in Manipur from Saturday midnight

    Strike called in Manipur from Saturday midnight

    The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (Desam) and two Muslim organisations have called a general strike from Saturday midnight till 6 p.m. on Sunday to protest against the "reward" given to an independent legislator who has extended support to the ruling BJP-led coalition. The Alliance turned down the invitation of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for talks and decided …

    March 25, 2017
  • A look at Manipur

    A look at Manipur

    Not many Manipuris (Meiteis) are likely to be convinced by Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s recent assertion that the word Manipur finds no mention in the 3 August 2015 Framework Naga Peace Accord signed by the NSCN(IM) leaders, Isak Swu and Th Muivah and Indian interlocutor RN Ravi, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra …

    February 27, 2017
  • Manipur game-plan

    Manipur game-plan

    The Manipur-based United Naga Council, an avid supporter of the NSCN(IM) has a powerful arsenal in the shape of the state’s two national highways to browbeat the administration whenever its leaders have a score to settle. The ongoing economic blockade the UNC started on 1 November last year continues. It is in protest against chief …

    February 9, 2017
  • Manipur game-plan

    Manipur game-plan

    The Manipur-based United Naga Council, an avid supporter of the NSCN(IM) has a powerful arsenal in the shape of the state’s two national highways to browbeat the administration whenever its leaders have a score to settle. The ongoing economic blockade the UNC started on 1 November last year continues. It is in protest against chief …

    February 9, 2017
  • Looking back

    Looking back

    It will be appropriate to recall some of the important events that took place in the North-east in the year that is bowing out this week. There was quiet satisfaction and rejoicing in Assam following the installation of the first-ever BJP government headed by Sarbananda Sonowal. The election threw a surprise in the defeat of All …

    December 29, 2016
  • Looking back

    Looking back

    It will be appropriate to recall some of the important events that took place in the North-east in the year that is bowing out this week. There was quiet satisfaction and rejoicing in Assam following the installation of the first-ever BJP government headed by Sarbananda Sonowal. The election threw a surprise in the defeat of All …

    December 29, 2016
  • Manipur ambush: 24-hour bandh called

    Manipur ambush: 24-hour bandh called

    An organisation of women vendors on Friday brought out a rally and called for a 24-hour Manipur bandh from 7 PM this evening to protest against the killing of three policemen in Chandel district on Thursday.  Kh Mangi, vice-president of Khwairamband Keithel Saktam Kanba Lup, also demanded that the Centre remove NSCN(IM) from Manipur immediately, …

    December 16, 2016
  • Manipur’s travails

    Manipur’s travails

    The United Naga Council, considered a powerful apex body of the Nagas in Manipur that supports the NSCN(IM)’s Greater Nagaland concept, has often laid siege to the state’s two national highways in support of its various demands. One lasted 102 days, causing scarcity of essentials in the Imphal valley, and even prompted the Centre to …

    December 9, 2016
  • The only way out

    The only way out

    But for the NSCN(IM)’s demand for integration of all Naga-inhabited areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, the Centre might have perhaps come to some sort of an understanding a long time ago on Nagaland’s future status. As early as 2002, the NSCN(IM) leadership even rechristened the outfit as the National Socialist Council of Nagalim …

    November 19, 2016
  • Militant killed in Manipur gun battle

    Militant killed in Manipur gun battle

    One armed cadre of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was killed during an hour long gun battle with the cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) late on Monday in Tamenglong district of Manipur. Police sources said on Tuesday that a posse of police and Assam Rifles have reached Taodaijang village where the …

    September 13, 2016
  • ‘All Nagas are equal’

    ‘All Nagas are equal’

    The NSCN(IM) has issued a statement asserting that the formation of “Nagaland state is already an abrogated agreement”. Issued jointly by the outfit&’s vice-chairman, Gen (retd) Kholi Konyak and its three collective leadership members — AK Lungalang, Tongmeth Wangnao and  Q Tuccu — it elaborates that “Nagaland state is never the best thing to have …

    September 11, 2016
  • Who calls the shots?

    Who calls the shots?

    After the Narendra Modi government appointed RN Ravi interlocutor for talks with the NSCN(IM) leadership, the fate of the 18-year-old Naga peace talks no longer hangs in the balance. Within 14 months of his appointment Ravi was able to prepare a “framework accord”; it was signed on 3 August last year. The urgency for this, …

    August 25, 2016
  • Naga bodies appreciate Centre’s decision to release Shimray

    Naga bodies appreciate Centre’s decision to release Shimray

    The Naga Hoho, an apex body of the Nagas, and other such organisations today appreciated the Centre’s move that released on bail Anthony Shimray, an NSCN(IM) leader, in the interest of the peace talks earlier this month. Naga Hoho, Naga Students’ Federation and Naga Mothers’ Association in a joint statement said "it (the release of …

    August 17, 2016