Nagaland to amend Municipal Act

Govt moots re-writing of NMA Kohima, June 15: Nagaland Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu today said that the state government is contemplating to re-write the Nagaland Municipal Act so that the election to the Urban Local Bodies could be conducted smoothly. Speaking during the laying of foundation stone for the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) building […]

The story of Nagaland cop who turned Kerala billionaire

If MKR Pillai and Sreevalsam Business group based in Kulanada had not declared Rs 50 crore black money during post-demonetisation era, his unaccounted wealth would have remained hidden at least for few more years. Nagaland cop turned billionaire built Rs 4000 crore worth business empire. I-T raids unearthed huge money transactions through his family members’ […]

Khaplang’s death may change the insurgency theatre in Northeast

While opinion is divided on how the insurgency situation will evolve in the Northeast, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said a peace dialogue with the NSCN-K is possible if the organisation gives up violence and secessionist activity. The death of NSCN-K chief SS Khaplang may pave the way for peace talks with […]

Nagaland : Kekhrie Yhome says he would give a fight against Dr. Shurhozelie in the coming by-election

KOHIMA, June 1 (NEPS): The ruling NPF Party’s dream to see that Chief Minister Dr. Shurhozelie win unopposed in the coming by-election of the 10 Northern Angami-I Assembly Constituency shattered as Kekhrie Yhome, a young outspoken and educationist, declared that he would give a fight against the former. Addressing a Press Conference here at Hotel […]

Nagaland State Legislative Assembly passes GST Bill

Kohima, May 27: Nagaland Government on Saturday reiterated to pave the way in the event that any honourable and amicable settlement is arrived at to the ongoing Naga political dialogue. Passing this resolution in the one day special State Legislative Assembly session, the Chief Minister Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu said that in the event if any […]

Nagaland Lokayukta (Anti-Corruption ombudsman organization) Bill 2015 unlikely to be passed so soon

KOHIMA, May 27 (NEPS): As expected, the Select Committee on the “Nagaland Lokayukta Bill, 2015” has sought to extend their tenure for the third time for another six months. Moving for extension in the the One-day 16th (Special) Session of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Saturday, Chairman of the Committee Er Levi Rengma, […]

I too want to visit Nagaland soon by road: Biren Singh

N Biren Singh, who became Manipur’s first BJP CM, speaks to Oinam Sunil on the steps taken by him to improve the ties between his state and Nagaland. On his role in improving Manipur-Nagaland ties No state can ever think of changing its neighbours. We need to love and respect each other. I appreciate Shurhozelie’s […]

New Nagaland party formed

A few NPF legislators in the 60-member house are expected to join the new party, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), formed by NPF rebels believed to be close to former chief minister Neiphiu Rio. Differences within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has led to the formation of a […]

Split Looms In BJP-NPF Coalition In Nagaland; New Partnership Likely To Emerge

Former CM Nephiu Rio is also likely to form his own party and forge a new partnership with the BJP following rumours of a secret meeting with BJP national chief Amit Shah. With Nagaland state assembly elections likely to be held in February 2018, coalition partners Naga People’s Front (NPF) and (BJP) seem to have […]

NSCN agrees to ‘shared sovereignty’

HIGHLIGHTS In 2015, the NSCN (I-M) and the Centre signed a ‘Framework Agreement’ in the presence of PM Modi for a final settlement This development comes after 37 years of armed struggle and 20 years of negotiations GUWAHATI: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland, Isak-Muivah (NSCN IM), after 37 years of armed struggle and 20 […]

ZPO-N endorses political solution for Nagas of Nagaland

Dimapur, May 8 (MExN): The Working Group (WG) of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and The Zeliang People’s Organisation, Nagaland (ZPO-N) met today, with the ZPO-N endorsing a “political solution for Nagas of Nagaland.” According to a ‘joint statement’ by the NNPGs and ZPO-N, the latter also appealed for the “custom and tradition” of Zeliangs […]

Nagaland’s CM for amicable and honourable settlement

Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu today gave a clarion call to the Naga people to seek for an early amicable and honourable settlement to the protracted Naga political problem saying “Nagas have been suffering for too long” due to non-resolution of the political problem. “Nagas have been suffering for too long and we want […]

CP Anto and Chandu Agarwal win Rotary National Peace Award

Dimapur, April 27 (MExN): Fr. Dr. CP Anto and PDG Rtn. Chandu Kumar Agarwal were recipients of this year’s Rotary National Peace Award. They were given the award by Rtn. Paul Netzel (Trustee Chair Elect, The Rotary Foundation) during the International Understanding and Peace Symposium held earlier this year in Pune. A press release from the […]

NPF on resignation of Chingwang Konyak

The Naga People’s Front is in receipt of a resignation letter from Mr Chingwang Konyak, ex Member of Parliament and former Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Nagaland. The fact of the matter is that he is not a member of the NPF party and therefore, his resignation from the party is ridiculous and can […]

Nagaland’s CM meets Kohima Administration

The Kohima District Administration led by the Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS called on the Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu at the Chief Minister’s Office, Civil Secretariat on 27th April, 2017 and apprised him on the Energy Efficient programme which is under the umbrella of National Programme Ujala. The Chief Minister expressed happiness over the […]

NSCN(K) nexus with Nagaland govt officers? NIA arrests three govt officers in extortion case

KOHIMA, April 26: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested three Nagaland Government officers for providing substantial amount to National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN (K)) by contributing government funds to them in official capacity. The NIA officials arrested Joint Director/DDO, Department of Social Welfare Tulula Pongen, Joint Director/DDO, Department of Land Resources Alienba Pangjung Jamir […]

Nagaland’s CM unveils Memorial Monolith for Naga Labour Corps

Realisation that Nagas were of the same ethnic family dawned on the Nagas when the Naga Labour Corps was taken to France and the North African battle fronts by the British during the 1st World War. After these Nagas came back to Nagaland, and with active support of the British administrators, they formed the Naga […]

CM on need for development of Human Resources

Nagaland Chief Minister Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu said that though there are many areas which need to be developed, the first and foremost priority for the Nagas should be focused on Human Resource Development. Speaking as the chief guest on the 15th Annual Literary Day of the Nagaland University Students Union Kohima Campus here at RCEMPA […]

Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in Arunachal

Editor’s note: In the first of a two-part series Firstpost analyses the rise of the BJP in North East India and the role its ideological parent RSS might have played in this new political trend visible in the region. Linked to the rest of India by the Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor in West […]

Inter-Ministerial Central Team calls on Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu

The five-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) along with the Nagaland State Disaster Management Association (NSDMA) officials on Monday called on Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu at his residential office at Kohima. The IMCT visited the state for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of floods/landslides in Nagaland during 2016. The Central team and the […]