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 […]

Nagas have China option, says NSCN-IM ‘army chief’

He also dismissed the suggestion that the Naga problem is India’s “internal issue”. Insurgent group NSCN-IM today accused the Centre of delaying the final settlement to the decades-old Naga issue and said “the China option” was open for the outfit. In an interview with ‘The Week’ magazine, ‘chief of Naga Army’ Phunting Shimrang alleged that […]

NE India important part of 2nd World War reconciliation process: Hiramatsu

New Delhi, Mar 24: Northeastern India, especially Manipur and Nagaland, with the region’s many remnants of 2nd World War, is an important part of the reconciliation process between Japan and Britain, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu has said. Hiramatsu, who has visited Manipur, Nagaland and Assam in the recent past and is planning to […]

Chief Minister Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu greets Konyaks on the occassion of Aoleang Mongyu

I extend my warm wishes to the Konyaks on the occasion of Aoleang Mongyu festival, the main festival of the Konyaks. It is celebrated in the first week of April every year from 1st – 6th April. The yearly activities of the old field are over, and the work on another new field has just […]

Chief Minister, Shurhozelie greets Phom Community

On the joyous occasion of Monyiu festival Chief Minister of Nagaland Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu has wished the Phom community a happy and a successful Monyiu 2017 celebration. He said that it is a spring festival normally observed in the first week of April after the sowing is done in paddy fields in order to invoke […]

NPF replies to ACAUT

It is amusing that the ACAUT, an un-mandated organisation with a few busy-bodies spearheading its supposedly social crusade with the grandiose and utopian aim to cure the society of all social ills in a matter of months, has posed a challenge for public debate on corruption. To organise such an event is not new at […]

Note ban effect: Northeast rebel ‘governments’ feel the squeeze, refrain from increasing tax rates

Governments run by extremist groups in Nagaland have refrained from expanding their budgets and revising old ‘tax’ rates after their revenues suffered because of Delhi’s decision to scrap high-value currency last year. The extremist Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) and its rival Khaplang outfit run parallel governments in areas they dominate. […]

CM on Congress Party

The attention of the Chief Minister has been drawn to a news reports in the local media wherein the Congress party has made a mountain out of a molehill when party legislators had expressed their sympathies with the former Chief Minister who had to vacate his seat for the sake of peace and harmony in […]

Naga deal and Manipur: I told you so

As it stands, Naga homelands in Manipur are with Manipur only on paper. It was interesting to read a report in The Indian Express earlier this week which suggested a Naga peace deal was at hand, but assembly elections over 4 and 8 March in Manipur, which has large Naga homelands, had slowed the process. […]

Nagaland tops in Information Technology and e-Governance sector

KOHIMA: The Computer Society of India (CSI)- Nihilent Nagaland on Tuesday declared Nagaland as a top performing state from among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector. “Nagaland is the only state in India where the state is acting as Service Centre Agency without engaging private companies for running Common Service Centres. It […]

Vote NPF for self-rule: Yitachu

Nagaland Minister in charge of Manipur NPF State Unite Yitachu gave a clarion call to the people of the Hill districts of Manipur to elect NPF candidates in the forthcoming general elections so as to ensure that they can ensure protection of the people of the Hills area of the State. Delivering a speech at […]

Unrest clouds Naga Peoples Front’s plan for Manipur polls

GUWAHATI: The ongoing political turmoil in Nagaland has marred Naga Peoples Front’s (NPF) preparation for Manipur assembly polls. NPF, which is the Opposition party in Manipur has put up 15 candidates to contest Manipur polls. However, most of the top leaders of the party are yet to hit the campaign trail. NPF, which made its […]

Nagaland, where men are on strike until women go back to the kitchen

Kohima, Nagaland: Nothing ever happens in Nagaland, a predominantly Christian state tucked away amid hilly forests in India’s north-east, on the border with Myanmar. But for a fortnight, it has hogged the headlines because angry tribesmen – Nagas belong to 17 main tribes – want to halt the march of history: they want women to stay at […]

Drama dominates Political landscape in Nagaland; Zeliang to resign today, Neiphiu Rio likely to take over as CM

Nagaland Peoples Front MLAs deserted party president Shurhozelie Liezietsu vying to replace Zeliang. GUWAHATI, Feb 18: In a dramatic turn of political development in trouble-torn Nagaland, former chief minister Neiphu Rio is all set to replace the current Chief Minister T R Zeliang, who will resign from his post on Saturday. At least 45 legislators […]

Nagaland women shocked by protests against reservation for them in local body election

The state that always carried the image of treating women with equality has now thrown enough stones in all directions to shatter the image it reflected in the picture perfect clicks of Naga Tribes. Nagaland, the land of Nagas or the land of festivals has turned into land of arson, protests, bandhs for more than […]