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 […]

Next tripartite talk on May 19

SENAPATI, MAY 15: The next round of tripartite talk involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the State Government of Manipur and the Central Government will be held on May 19 at Senapati town on the issue of creation of new districts. Sources said that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had communicated the UNC today […]

Forgotten priorities

The announcement of a 100 day work plan by Nongthombam Biren led government is no doubt a good move. But questions remain on whether the chief minister has set his priorities right. Of the 57 works approved by the state cabinet for completion within 100 days time, the preparation of Vision 2032 document for Manipur […]

Tripartite talks with UNC likely to resume soon

The tripartite talks on the district creation issue involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the State government and the Central government are likely to be held early next week. Sources informed Newmai News Network this evening that the “exact date” for the talks will be fixed in a day or two. In the last tripartite […]

Next round of tripartite talk UNC awaits Govt move

SENAPATI, Apr 23 : Tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Government of Manipur and the Central Government could not be resumed as planned on the district creation issue. In the last tripartite talk on March 19 in Senapati it was agreed upon that the “next round of tripartite talks will be resumed […]

Wanted: Manipur River Protection Force

Rajendra Kshetri The hardly- one month-old newly formed BJP-led government in Manipur has delivered, so to say. The more-than – three – months old Economic Blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) on the Imphal – Dimapur National Highway (against the backdrop of seven newly created districts by the previous Congress government of Shri […]

Govt-CCpur JAC hold dialogue

Imphal, Apr 7: The State Government and the Joint Action Committee Against ‘Anti-Tribal’ Bills (Churachandpur) held a meeting today at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat with Chief Minister N Biren in the chair. Chief Minister N Biren expressed his desire to let the families of the victims perform the last rites considering the trauma being suffered […]

Acknowledging the stand of NTC Not blindly accepting FA

How successfully has the NSCN (IM) been in taking the people of Nagaland along with their agenda ? This question may seem odd, even hollow in the face of the fact that ever since the NSCN came into being in 1980 and split into the Khaplang faction and Isak-Muivah faction in 1988, the outfit seems […]

The Framework Agreement – A ticking time bomb?

Samarjit Kambam It’s true. Manipur, the small daughter state of India has been decapitated bit by bit, just like an animal in a slaughterhouse. Firstly, the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru gave away the naturally resourceful Kabaw Valley to Burma including the Ningthi Turel, a bountiful river in terms of precious elements […]

Looking at the pre-poll promises of BJP Piped water supply

The BJP led coalition Government has passed the floor test, as expected. So after Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP gets another North East State under its belt and this is in line with the agenda spelt out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. The Modi […]

Naga leaders bat for unity

DIMAPUR, Mar 21: Naga leaders have strongly voiced for Naga unity and reconciliation. and said without unity and reconciliation the Naga movement will move backward instead of progressing. Celebrating the 38th Naga Republic Day at Camp Hebron, off Dimapur today, leaders from Naga Hoho, Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Eastern Naga People’s Organisation (ENPO), Naga leaders […]

UNC still against dists creation : Gaidon

IMPHAL, Mar 20 : Even though the economic blockade was lifted after holding the tripartite talk, United Naga Council (UNC) is still against the creation of seven new districts. This was reiterated by UNC president Gaidon Kamei while talking to media persons after he along with information secretary Shangkhel Stephen came out of the Court […]