Making their stand known : On collision course

The decision to create the seven new districts cannot be rolled back. This was Chief Minister N Biren a few days back. A party engaged in the tripartite talks is intentionally trying to sabotage the ongoing dialogue on the district creation issue. This was the United Naga Council. The UNC did not name the State […]

Ongoing dialogue between NSCN (IM) and GoI Naga leaders optimistic of solution

Imphal, July 13 2017: Many Naga leaders are now optimistic that the political dialogue going on between the Government of India and NSCN-IM would finally arrive at a solution shortly . With the Government of India fully convinced that NSCN-IM is one of the biggest armed insurgent groups of the North East region, New Delhi […]

Next round of tripartite talks : Stand over districts creation

The next round of talk, that is at the political level, is yet to be held but both sides have already stated their stand. To the United Naga Council (UNC), the core issue is obviously the creation of the seven new districts, particularly Kangpokpi district and to a lesser extent, Jiribam district, while on the […]

September ultimatum from JCILPS : Inherited headaches

Now after the publicity blitzkrieg of completing 100 days in office comes the test. To be sure Chief Minister N Biren and the coalition partners in the BJP led Government must have rolled up their sleeves to meet the challenges ahead, but it certainly will need political dexterity and maturity to deal with some of […]

July 10 tripartite talks postponed

Senapati, July 08 2017: The much hyped tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Central Government and the State Government on the district creation issue scheduled earlier for July 10 at Ukhrul have been postponed. Sources said that the talks will be held after four or five days days . According to sources, […]

UNC discusses ongoing process between NSCN and GoI with RN Ravi

UNC discusses ongoing process between NSCN and GoI with RN Ravi. Tripartite talks scheduled on July 10 at Ukhrul. IMPHAL, Jul 7: Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian will lead the State delegates in the next round of tripartite talk, this time to be held at the political level with the United Naga Council (UNC) on July 10 […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

100 days of BJP Government : Good but need to do more

The first three months or to be more specific the first hundred days of the BJP led Government has been rather smooth, thus far. Not that there is no room for improvement, and perhaps the first room for improvement would be to ensure that the BJP does not lose sight of its priorities. To be […]

Tripartite talks scheduled on July 10

SENAPATI, Jun 28 : The tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Government of Manipur and the Central Government on the district creation issue will be held on July 10 at Ukhrul district headquarters. Sources from the UNC disclosed to Newmai News Network that Government representatives informed the UNC leaders this afternoon that […]

Tripartite talks likely this week

SENAPATI, Jun 19: A one month’s time frame to hold tripartite talks on the district creation issue involving the Manipur Government, the United Naga Council (UNC) and the Central Government lapsed today. The tripartite talks could not be held due to some ‘unavoidable reasons’, according to sources. It is expected that the talks are likely […]

UNC shut-down ends peacefully

SENAPATI: The 12-hour Total Shutdown imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) in ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur ended without any untoward incidents. According to sources from the UNC, the 12-hour bandh which started from 6 am was peaceful in all the ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur. On account of being a Sunday, Church services continued as […]

UNC’s calls 12-hr total shutdown on June 18

SENAPATI: United Naga Council (UNC) Thursday announced a 12-hour ‘total shut down’ on June 18 in ‘Naga inhabited areas’ in the state from 6 am onward ‘in support of the Indo-Naga peace process’ and for accelerating the Framework Agreement to its logical conclusion at the earliest ‘based on the unique history of the Nagas and situation’. […]

Created for administrative convenience

Created on December 8, 2016. All will obviously remember the bad days that followed the announcement of the then Congress Government here to create seven new districts which the United Naga Council dubbed as ‘anti-Naga’ and clamped the four months long economic blockade literally crippling the life of the public, particularly the people of the […]

Next talk should be held by June 19 : UNC

Newmai News Network SENAPATI, Jun 9: With just 10 days to go for the deadline of the one month’s time within which the ‘tripartite talks’ on the district creation issue was agreed upon to be held at the political level, the United Naga Council (UNC) today asserted that there should be a ‘time frame’ for […]

No alternative to co-existence

Yambem Laba (Courtesy: The Statesman) If Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh is on a mission to appease the Nagas, he seems to be making some progress in easing the otherwise strained relations between the Naga communities of Manipur and Nagaland and the Manipur Government. Some years ago, the apex body of the Nagas in […]

Ghost of 2010 continues to haunt

Severing political ties with State Govt Ghost of 2010 continues to haunt The ghost of 2010 is yet to be exorcised and as the United Naga Council has stated, the decision to sever all political ties with the Government of Manipur still stands. The genesis of this decision can be traced to the decision of the […]

Stop all admn work in new dists : UNC

SENAPATI, May 19 : During today’s tripartite talk on the district creation issue, the United Naga Council (UNC) demanded from the State Government of Manipur representatives to put “in abeyance” the new district creation order. The UNC team insisted that no visible administrative works other than developmental works should be taken up in those areas […]

Tripartite talk on dists creation issue today

SENAPATI/IMP, May 18: The United Naga Council (UNC), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the State Government of Manipur are all set to resume the ‘tripartite talk’ on the district creation issue on Friday, May 19, at Senapati town. According to sources, an 11-member UNC team will be led by its president Gaidon […]