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NSCIN-IM faction says govt hurt ‘Naga interest’

  • The Naga rebel outfit accused Khandu and Mein of ‘acting irresponsibly’.
Nagas hold placards at a rally protesting the killings of 14 civilians this month in Nagaland. (Representative image/AP File)(HT_PRINT)
Nagas hold placards at a rally protesting the killings of 14 civilians this month in Nagaland. (Representative image/AP File)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 07:26 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Afspa can still be repealed, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma. There’s a rider

  • Afspa is in force in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur (excluding seven assembly constituencies in Imphal) and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. It was withdrawn from Meghalaya in 2018.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said he was confident that with the right conditions, AFSPA could still be repealed.(HT File Photo)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said he was confident that with the right conditions, AFSPA could still be repealed.(HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 07:00 AM IST
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ByDavid Laitphlang, Shillong, Hindustan Times

Afspa renewed in Nagaland: Govt

The decision came days after the Centre set up a panel to explore the possible removal of the controversial law that gives security forces sweeping powers and immunity in disturbed areas.
The move sparked criticism in the northeastern state still mourning the killing of 14 civilians in a botched army operation (PTI file)
The move sparked criticism in the northeastern state still mourning the killing of 14 civilians in a botched army operation (PTI file)
Updated on Dec 31, 2021 04:50 AM IST
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By, New Delhi, Kohima

Army to let SIT record statement of troops in Nagaland firing incident: Report

The Union government has said the incident was a result of mistaken identity as the Army had received information on the movement of extremists in the area.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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Nagaland shooting: Army inquiry team to visit incident site on Wednesday

In a botched operation, 13 civilians were killed by 21 Para Special Forces of the Indian Army on December 4 at Tiru-Oting area in Mon district of Nagaland and another civilian killed by security forces in Mon town on December 5.
Mon: Charred remains of vehicles of security personnel after the vehicles were put on fire by some miscreants over the death of 13 people, who were allegedly killed by Armed Forces, in Mon district, on Dec 5, 2021 (PTI File Photo)
Mon: Charred remains of vehicles of security personnel after the vehicles were put on fire by some miscreants over the death of 13 people, who were allegedly killed by Armed Forces, in Mon district, on Dec 5, 2021 (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:40 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Guwahati

Govt panel to review Afspa amid Nagaland killings row

According to news agency PTI, Vivek Joshi, who is Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, will head the five-member committee while Additional Secretary in the Union Home Ministry Piyush Goyal will be the member secretary of the panel.
There were massive protests across the state with Naga organizations seeking a fair probe into the incident. In picture - Rally in Kohima, Nagaland, against the killing of fourteen civilians.(AP)
There were massive protests across the state with Naga organizations seeking a fair probe into the incident. In picture - Rally in Kohima, Nagaland, against the killing of fourteen civilians.(AP)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 03:34 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Guwahati

Nagaland passes resolution seeking roll-back of Afspa

“The Nagaland Legislative Assembly unanimously resolves to demand that the Government of India repeal the AFSPA 1958 from the North East...,” stated a resolution adopted in the state assembly on Monday.
The Nagaland assembly had previously adopted resolutions for withdrawal of AFSPA in 1971 and 2015.
The Nagaland assembly had previously adopted resolutions for withdrawal of AFSPA in 1971 and 2015.
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 01:33 AM IST
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ByAlice Yhoshü, Kohima

Longest drone flight medical supplies delivery in India done in Nagaland

As per the i-Drone project team, the drone delivered over 3000 units of medical supplies in a record 28 minutes from Mokokchung to Tuensang covering an aerial distance of 40 kilometers.
The road distance between the two district headquarters is 90 kilometers and takes seven to eight travelling hours due to the terrain and road conditions. (Representative use)
The road distance between the two district headquarters is 90 kilometers and takes seven to eight travelling hours due to the terrain and road conditions. (Representative use)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:58 AM IST
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ByAlice Yhoshü, Kohima

On Manipur visit, Conrad Sangma vows to continue fight to repeal AFSPA

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 which gives power to the Indian Army and Central forces deployed in “disturbed areas”’, is in force in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur (excluding seven assembly constituencies in Imphal) and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. It was withdrawn from Meghalaya in 2018.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is attending a Youth Conclave organized by the National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) in Manipur’s Imphal West district. (PTI PHOTO.)
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is attending a Youth Conclave organized by the National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) in Manipur’s Imphal West district. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 09:14 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Nagaland deaths: Gaurav Gogoi-led Cong team stopped from meeting victims' kin

  • Sharing images of their sit-in at the airport, Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families.
Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families(Twitter/@GauravGogoiAsm)
Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families(Twitter/@GauravGogoiAsm)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

New controversy raises old legal questions around AFSPA

Modelled on the colonial-era ordinance, AFSPA was promulgated in Parliament in September 1958. Simply put, the legislation allows armed forces to control and maintain public order in areas designated as “disturbed”.
People participate in a demonstration in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday night following the killings of civilians. (PTI photo)
People participate in a demonstration in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday night following the killings of civilians. (PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 06:44 AM IST
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Nagaland Firing: Why Meghalaya CM joined Nagaland CM to urge repeal of AFSPA

Conrad Sangma joined chorus for AFSPA repeal (Agencies)
Conrad Sangma joined chorus for AFSPA repeal (Agencies)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 11:06 PM IST
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We regret loss of life, monitoring situation: Shah tells LS on Nagaland

While addressing the Lok Sabha, Shah said the home ministry has been following the incident and is monitoring the developments closely. It is in constant touch with the Nagaland government over the deaths.
Shah addresses Parliament on Nagaland civilian deaths(YouTube/Sansad TV)
Shah addresses Parliament on Nagaland civilian deaths(YouTube/Sansad TV)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 04:09 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Blackened India's image: Nagaland CM asks Centre to repeal Afspa from Nagaland

  • "We are asking the central government to remove Afspa from Nagaland," Neiphiu Rio was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Army soldiers ride past the main town in a convoy in Kohima, capital of northeastern Nagaland state, (AP)
Army soldiers ride past the main town in a convoy in Kohima, capital of northeastern Nagaland state, (AP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 03:09 PM IST
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New updates from HT: TMC delegation to visit Nagaland after civilian killings

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Protests against the civilian killings broke out in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday.(ANI)
Protests against the civilian killings broke out in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 08:59 AM IST
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Nagaland district tense after civilian killings: How the events unfolded in Mon

Union home minister Amit Shah expressed his regret over the incident in Nagaland's Mon district and said the state probe would "ensure justice to the bereaved families".
Indian army soldiers keep guard at their camp in Jakhama, on the outskirts of Nagaland's capital Kohima, on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Indian army soldiers keep guard at their camp in Jakhama, on the outskirts of Nagaland's capital Kohima, on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 08:43 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

5-member TMC delegation to visit Nagaland today after civilian killings

  • The TMC delegation will comprise members of Parliament Prasun Banerjee, Sushmita Dev, Aparupa Poddar and Santanu Sen, and party spokesperson Biswajit Deb.
Indian army soldiers ride past the main town in a convoy in Kohima, capital of northeastern Nagaland state, India, Sunday.(AP)
Indian army soldiers ride past the main town in a convoy in Kohima, capital of northeastern Nagaland state, India, Sunday.(AP)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 06:19 AM IST
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Nagaland’s Mon district tense after stir over civilian killings turns violent

Nagaland’s Mon district remained on edge on Sunday as violent protests broke out against the killing of 13 civilians by the Indian Army in a botched counter-insurgency operation.
Protests against the civlian killings broke out in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday. (ANI)
Protests against the civlian killings broke out in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 06:29 AM IST
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ByAlice Yhoshü, Kohima

Nagaland civilian deaths: Govt forms SIT to probe firing

The five-member SIT will be headed by inspector general of police, Nagaland, officials said.
An Army personnel stands guard on a highway on the outskirts of Kohima on Sunday,(AP)
An Army personnel stands guard on a highway on the outskirts of Kohima on Sunday,(AP)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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Nagaland civilian killings: After Rahul Gandhi, Mamata tweets about justice

Tension gripped Nagaland after the killing of at least 13 civilians late on Saturday in firing by security forces in the Mon district.
As many as 13 civilians have reportedly been killed in firing by security forces in Nagaland. (ANI Photo)
As many as 13 civilians have reportedly been killed in firing by security forces in Nagaland. (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 04:37 PM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Watch: Probe ordered after forces firing kills 11 civilians during in Nagaland

11 NAGALAND CIVILIANS KILLED IN SECURITY FORCES FIRING
11 NAGALAND CIVILIANS KILLED IN SECURITY FORCES FIRING
Published on Dec 05, 2021 01:10 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Rahul Gandhi slams home ministry over Nagaland killings

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT photo)
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:51 PM IST
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'What exactly is home ministry doing': Rahul on civilian killing in Nagaland

"What exactly is the home ministry doing when neither civilians nor security personnel are safe in our own land?" Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
The government must give a real reply, Rahul Gandhi said. (PTI)
The government must give a real reply, Rahul Gandhi said. (PTI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:41 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Nagaland civilian deaths: What we know so far

The Indian Army said the incident in Mon district of Nagaland and its aftermath are "deeply regretted" and the loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level.
The Indian Army said one of its personnel was killed and several others were injured in the incident in Mon in Nagaland. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The Indian Army said one of its personnel was killed and several others were injured in the incident in Mon in Nagaland. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Nagaland civilian deaths: Army regrets loss of lives, court of inquiry ordered

The cause of the loss of lives is being probed by a court of inquiry at the highest level. Appropriate action will be taken, the Army said.
The encounter took place between Oting and Tiru village of Mon district.
The encounter took place between Oting and Tiru village of Mon district.
Published on Dec 05, 2021 10:47 AM IST
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Civilian killing in Nagaland unfortunate, says CM; ‘Anguished’, tweets Amit Shah

A high-level SIT will investigate the encounter and justice will be delivered as per the law o the land. "Appeal for peace from all sections," the chief minister tweeted on Sunday.
Union home minister Amit Shah expressed anguish over the killing of the civilians in Nagaland. (PTI )
Union home minister Amit Shah expressed anguish over the killing of the civilians in Nagaland. (PTI )
Published on Dec 05, 2021 09:13 AM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

8 things you probably didn't know about Nagaland's Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill festival, which is taking place at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, Nagaland witnessed a crowd of more than 12,000 people. The festival is coming to life after a gap of a year, for the Covid-19 pandemic. This is one of the most unique festivals of the country since it is an amalgamation of culture, tradition, ethnicity, music, food and a lot more. Here's everything you need to know about the festival.(Instagram/@ghijkl238) 9
The Hornbill festival, which is taking place at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, Nagaland witnessed a crowd of more than 12,000 people. The festival is coming to life after a gap of a year, for the Covid-19 pandemic. This is one of the most unique festivals of the country since it is an amalgamation of culture, tradition, ethnicity, music, food and a lot more. Here's everything you need to know about the festival.(Instagram/@ghijkl238)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Nagaland's Hornbill Festival begins, over 12,000 visitors on day 1 of event

  • The festival, which is taking place after a year's gap due to Covid-19 pandemic, began with Governor Jagdish Mukhi striking the traditional gong of the Nagas.
Nagaland's Hornbill Festival began on Wednesday, with over 12,000 people visiting the venue at Kisama on the first of the 10-day event.(Instagram/@ghijkl238)
Nagaland's Hornbill Festival began on Wednesday, with over 12,000 people visiting the venue at Kisama on the first of the 10-day event.(Instagram/@ghijkl238)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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Nagaland takes travel inspiration from USA's Sturgis, aims for off-road tourism

Turning its disadvantage of rugged terrain into an opportunity, Nagaland devises a plan to promote off-roading, an activity which entails driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks and other natural terrain.
Picture from an off-roading trip in Nagaland in June 2019. Nagaland takes travel inspiration from USA's Sturgis, aims for off-road tourism (Twitter/RaviCDasgupta1)
Picture from an off-roading trip in Nagaland in June 2019. Nagaland takes travel inspiration from USA's Sturgis, aims for off-road tourism (Twitter/RaviCDasgupta1)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 12:56 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kohima (nagaland)

NDPP retains Shamator-Chessore seat uncontested in Nagaland bypoll

With S Keoshu Yimchunger’s victory, the NDPP’s total strength in the house of 60 now stands at 21, while NPF has 25 MLAs and BJP has 12, and two independent legislators.
The bypoll to Shamatore-Chessore was scheduled for October 30. (PTI- Representational picture)
The bypoll to Shamatore-Chessore was scheduled for October 30. (PTI- Representational picture)
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 12:07 AM IST
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