Investing in peace

It seems only yesterday. If we were to take a deep breath and reflect on the situation in the state exactly a year ago, it would seem almost unreal. About this time last year, the state was in a state of unprecedented turmoil, with different forces shrieking and pulling in different directions, threatening to tear […]

UNC chief makes clarion call to strengthen Naga cause

IMPHAL | Dec 6 : United Naga Council (UNC) president Gaidon Kamei, has called on the Naga frontal organisations, tribe leaders, politicians etc to strengthen the Naga cause during advent Christmas celebration organised by the Naga body at Ramrei village (Lamlai Khunou) Kamjong district. The UNC today organised advent Christmas for showing their appreciation to […]

UNC boycotts Gaikhangam

SENAPATI, Nov 30 : The United Naga Council (UNC) has announced today its decision to boycott Congress party leader Gaikhangam who is also former Deputy Chief Minister and also former Home Minister of Manipur in “Naga areas” with immediate effect. Gaikhangam represents the Nungba Assembly Constituency as a Congress MLA. The UNC said, it took […]

UNC demands ‘concrete proposal’ on district creation issue

SENAPATI | Nov 10: In today’s round of tripartite talks, the UNC has urged the state government to come with a “concrete proposal” on the district creation issue by the next round of talks which has been scheduled for February 23, 2018. Another notable development in today’s talks on the district creation issue is that the […]

NPF MLA present at all parties meet : No need to jump the gun

So one NPF MLA was indeed present at the all parties meet convened by the State Government a few days back to discuss the threat perception to the State in the light of the ongoing peace dialogue between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM). The meeting gains credence all that more so after […]

UNC cautions Naga MLAs

Imphal, October 29 2017: The United Naga Council (UNC) has warned Naga elected members at this most crucial moment that whoever among them is working against the “collective history” of the Nagas will not be spared . This “warning” from the Naga body came at the backdrop of the “all political parties meeting on the […]

State collective stand on Naga cause : Gaidon Kamei

Senapati, October 11 2017: United Naga Council (UNC) has urged Naga politicians in Manipur to shed differences and demonstrate their “collective position” towards the ‘Naga cause’. Towards this end, a ‘One Day Conclave of Naga Autonomous District Council (ADC) Members’ with the theme Strengthening Naga Political Position was held at Thangal General Ecological Park, Mayangkhang […]

Seeking two years time : Too early to judge

Give us two years time. This was the State unit chief of the BJP, who is also the Rajya Sabha MP, K Bhabananda and the natural question that follows is, is this a climb down from the ‘We will do in 15 months what the Congress could not in 15 years,’ announcement delivered by Prime […]

Tripartite talks on districts creation ; Nullify Boundary Commission : UNC

Senapati, October 06 2017: The United Naga Council (UNC) has demanded the State Government to state its “concrete position” on the district creation issue. UNC also demanded the nullification of the Manipur State Government constituted ‘Boundary Commission’ . Sources from UNC informed Newmai News Network tonight that though the next round of talks has been […]

Leave Pherzawl alone : PDDC

Imphal, October 05 2017: The Pherzawl District Demand Committee (PDDC) has urged all concerned to desist from including Pherzawl district in any demand for rollback of newly created districts. In a statement signed by L Thanzam Pulamte, secretary and HK Joute, chairman, PDDC said it fully understands the sentiments and emotions behind the stand of […]

Districts creation issue Next round of talks on Oct 6 at Senapati dist Hqs

Senapati, October 04 2017: Tripartite talks on district creation issue involving United Naga Council (UNC), the Government of Manipur and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be held on October 6 (Friday). According to UNC sources, the talks will begin from 1 pm on the day at Senapati district headquarters . Late this evening, […]

UNC’s 48 hours deadline expires October 1 midnight; Tripartite talks will continue : Biswajit

Imphal, October 01 2017: Even though the United Naga Council (UNC) had served an ultimatum to the State Government and the Government of India to clarify their positions within 48 hours on the creation of seven new districts on September 29, Works Minister and Government spokesman Th Biswajit has ruled out any possibility of aborting […]

Districts creation issue : UNC serves 48 hrs deadline to Imphal, Delhi

Senapati, September 29 2017: The United Naga Council (UNC) has demanded the Government of Manipur and the Government of India to make their respective “clear-cut” positions on the 7 new district creation issue/tripartite talks within 48 hours. According to the Naga body, it and the Naga people should not be held responsible for any eventuality […]

UNC to continue opposing former CM Ibobi, Cong

Senapati, September 16 2017: United Naga Council (UNC) today today that it will continue to oppose former Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh and the Congress party. The Naga body said today that it will not allow the former Chief Minister and the Congress party to hold ongoing ‘One-Day District Level Political Workers’ Conference’ […]

Adhoc committee formed against districts creation

Imphal, September 14 2017: In an effort to strengthen the ongoing movement against the new districts created by the previous Ibobi Singh Government, Nagas including village chiefs today conglomerated at Kanglatongbi and held a consultation meeting on the matter. After a day-long consultation an ‘Adhoc Committee’ was formed to carry out wide campaigns in order […]

The district creation headache : Conflicting interests

Roll back district creation decision. This is the United Naga Council and various Naga civil societies of Manipur. No roll back of district creation. This is the call from different CSOs of Kangpokpi district spearheaded by the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Kangpokpi. Caught in the middle is the BJP led Government. Not a comfortable position by […]

Do not roll back : Kpi bodies

KANGPOKPI, Aug 11: Even as the tripartite talks between the United Naga Council, Government of India and Government of Manipur on the district creation issue was set to start at Senapati district headquarters today, hundreds of people of Kangpokpi district took out a rally to demonstrate its stand against any decision to roll back the […]

Tripartite talks : Heated words from UNC mark day 4 agreed points signed, next talk in Sept

SENAPATI, Aug 11 : The tripartite talks on the district creation issue held today at the DRDA Conference Hall, Senapati district headquarters, witnessed “fiery expressions” from the United Naga Council (UNC) team before they signed a 4-point agreed term. The talk which started at 11 am was chaired by Satyendra Garg, the Joint Secretary of […]

All set for tripartite talks today

Senapati, August 10 2017: The tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Central Government and the State Government on the district creation issue is all set to be held on Friday, August 11, at Senapati headquarters. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Joint Secretary in-charge of North East, Satyendra Garg while speaking to […]