Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Nagaland has demanded an immediate clarification from the state government about the seizure of over Rs. one crore from an official of Nagaland Rural Development department.
Naga organizations of Manipur lifted their 69-day economic blockade Friday afternoon. The decision came four days after their counterparts in adjoining Nagaland ended their siege on an arterial highway linking Manipur capital Imphal to the rest of the country, reports HT Correspondent.
A delegation of the Naga Students' Federation met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi and urged him to direct Manipur to withdraw forces from the Naga-inhabitated areas.
The Naga Students' Federation on Thursday hinted at relaxing economic blockade imposed on all Manipur-bound vehicles after receiving a letter from the neighbouring state's chief secretary expressing "regret" over May 3 police action against its leaders.
The Khaplang faction of the NSCN on Sunday regretted the tension and unrest in the neighbouring states of Nagaland and Manipur, saying it has harmed the Naga peace and reconciliation process.
Home Secretary G K Pillai said today there was evidence of Maoists establishing links with insurgents in the northeastern region. "We have evidence that the Maoists have come to the northeast and tried to establish links with the insurgent groups in the region," Pillai said. Full coverage
Nagaland is exporting an idea that marries power consumption with conserving the hill ecosystem, reports Rahul Karmakar.
This third round of talks after appointment of Pandey as the interlocutor in January, is likely to take up substantive issues on the basis of an earlier set of proposals submitted by NSCN-IM to the Centre.
The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) today said they will intensify its ongoing blockade of Manipur-bound vehicles on NH-39 due to "failure" of the Manipur government in fulfilling their demands.
The next round of peace talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM will be held in Nagaland amid the ongoing stalemate over Naga leader T Muivah's resolve to visit his birthplace in Manipur.
The Centre's attempt to resolve the conflict between Okram Ibobi Singh's Manipur government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) has come a cropper with both sides sticking to their guns. Rahul Karmakar reports.
NSCN-IM leader T Muivah today put off his visit to his ancestral village across the Nagaland border in Manipur's Ukrul district on the request of four Naga NGOs.
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah who arrived at the Viswema village near the Nagaland border was unlikely to go to his home village in neighbouring Manipur's Ukrul district today as planned following a request by four Naga organisations.
NSCN(I-M) leader Thuingaleng Muivah said his visit to Manipur, which has been banned by the state government fearing unrest, is not aimed at disturbing anyone and his outfit would not stake claim to anything that belongs to non-tribal Manipuris.
There has been a marked decline in the rate of infection among Injecting Drug Users in the state and more HIV/AIDS stricken people are coming forward to avail of care offered by government agencies, a study has revealed.