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Smoke rises during a forest fire that broke out in the Dzukou Valley of Kohima district.(PTI)

NDRF expresses concern over increasing magnitude of Nagaland’s Dzukou valley fire

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kohima
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:46 PM IST
The federal contingency force said it has deployed seven teams in the affected areas of Kohima district in Nagaland and Senapati district of Manipur to assist firefighters in extinguishing the forest fire.
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Indian Air Force helicopters resumed Bambi Bucket operations towards dousing the fire in Dzouku Valley near Kohima on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Indian Air Force helicopters resumed Bambi Bucket operations towards dousing the fire in Dzouku Valley near Kohima on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

IAF choppers, NDRF teams try to extinguish wildfire in Nagaland’s Dzukou Range

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Kohima
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:46 PM IST
The fire broke out in the Dzukou range in Southern Angami region of the district on Tuesday afternoon. The scenic Dzukou valley, a tourist hot spot in Nagaland, is located in the Dzukou range.
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The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)

Dzukou valley wildfire spreads to Manipur, Amit Shah assures all help

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The Manipur government has requested the National Disaster Response Force to provide assistance in containing the situation and had also requisitioned the Army and the Assam Rifles to assist firefighters in extinguishing the wildfire.
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The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)

Massive forest fire in Dzukou Valley now spreads to Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The forest fire that began on the Nagaland side on Tuesday, spread to Manipur on Thursday morning.
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Fili photo: Logo of Ministry of Home Affairs.(ANI)
Fili photo: Logo of Ministry of Home Affairs.(ANI)

Center extends ‘disturbed area’ tag on Nagaland for 6 more months

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The Act, denounced by various Naga civil organizations as being “draconian”, has been in force in the state for several decades, and is extended biannually.
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In this file photo, pedestrians seen standing outside roadside shops at dusk in Kohima, capital of Nagaland.(AP)
In this file photo, pedestrians seen standing outside roadside shops at dusk in Kohima, capital of Nagaland.(AP)

Home ministry declares Nagaland as ‘disturbed area’ for a further period of 6 months under AFSPA

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Home ministry declares Nagaland as ‘disturbed area’ for a further period of 6 months under AFSPA
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File photo: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio.(PTI)
File photo: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio.(PTI)

After 9 months, Nagaland to allow domestic tourists from December 27

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:25 PM IST
According to a tourism department official, last year, the department witnessed 1,25,949 tourists visiting from different states.
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People out at Janpath Market on a cold day in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
People out at Janpath Market on a cold day in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Delhi has made progress, says health ministry; spotlight now on Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Himachal Pradesh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:35 PM IST
India on Tuesday recorded 22,065 fresh infections, pushing the tally of Covid-19 cases to 9,906,165. The country’s death toll has mounted to 143,709 after 354 new fatalities related to the viral infection.
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According to the data, over 80% of households use clean fuels in Andhra Pradesh (83.6%), Goa (96.5%), Mizoram (83.8%) and Telangana (91.8 %). Electricity, LPG or natural gas and biogas are considered as clean fuel in the survey.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
According to the data, over 80% of households use clean fuels in Andhra Pradesh (83.6%), Goa (96.5%), Mizoram (83.8%) and Telangana (91.8 %). Electricity, LPG or natural gas and biogas are considered as clean fuel in the survey.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Less than 45% of households in five states use clean fuel for cooking: NFHS

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:04 PM IST
The NFHS-5 (2019-20) was conducted in 6.1 lakh sample households to collect information on population, health, family planning and nutrition-related indicators from the 22 states and union territories.
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Man missing in Tamil Nadu found in Nagaland; Reunited with family after nearly a decade.(HT photo)
Man missing in Tamil Nadu found in Nagaland; Reunited with family after nearly a decade.(HT photo)

Man missing in Tamil Nadu found in Nagaland, meets family after 8 years

By Alice Yhoshü and Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:58 AM IST
The man was reported missing eight years ago after going on a pilgrimage. For years, he roamed about and hitchhiked in failed attempts to get back home.
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File photo: Gauhati High Court.(Twitter)
File photo: Gauhati High Court.(Twitter)

Gauhati HC issues notice to Nagaland government on ‘illegal taxation’

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:28 PM IST
The PIL, filed under Article 226, seeks the court’s intervention to pass necessary directives with regard to “illegal taxation” collected by various government departments
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File photo: Union minister Nitin Gadkari.(HT Photo)
File photo: Union minister Nitin Gadkari.(HT Photo)

Union minister Nitin Gadkari launches Rs 4127 cr national highway projects for Nagaland

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Gadkari termed Nagaland as one of the most important states in northeast India and said his ministry is committed to developing the state.
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Nagaland Governor RN Ravi continues to draw flak for hailing the controversial 16 Point Agreement between the Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and the government of India which led to the formation of the state in 1963.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi continues to draw flak for hailing the controversial 16 Point Agreement between the Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and the government of India which led to the formation of the state in 1963.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Naga body cautions against short-term gains after Governor’s controversial remarks

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:53 AM IST
The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) warned that a divided Naga house is in nobody’s long-term interest,
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Governor RN Ravi’s recent statement glorifying the controversial Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) and the creation of Nagaland continues to rile many sections of the Nagas.(Reuters File Photo)
Governor RN Ravi’s recent statement glorifying the controversial Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) and the creation of Nagaland continues to rile many sections of the Nagas.(Reuters File Photo)

Now, Naga Hoho calls Nagaland Governor’s statement abusive

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Tims, Kohima
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:29 PM IST
The Naga Hoho, an apex tribal body said it never expected such antagonistic statement from the Governor.
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NSCN (IM) rebels in one of their camps.(HT FILE PHOTO)
NSCN (IM) rebels in one of their camps.(HT FILE PHOTO)

NSCN (IM) accuses Nagaland Governor of planning to hijack peace talks

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The NSCN (IM) and the influential Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) have condemned Nagaland Governor RN Ravi’s message on the eve of the 58th statehood day, hailing the 16 Point Agreement which led to the formation of Nagaland.
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Nagaland statehood celebrations at Civil Secretariat Plaza on Tuesday.(Sourced)
Nagaland statehood celebrations at Civil Secretariat Plaza on Tuesday.(Sourced)

Nagaland observes 58th statehood today with muted celebrations

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio took the general salute from a five-team parade contingent at the Civil Secretariat Plaza in Kohima
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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio(Image via Twitter)
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio(Image via Twitter)

CM Neiphiu Rio wishes people on 58th Nagaland Statehood Day

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Nagaland was formally recognised as a separate state on December 1, 1963, with Kohima being declared as its capital.
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Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said there was no question of a separate flag and Constitution for the state.(PTI)
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said there was no question of a separate flag and Constitution for the state.(PTI)

Nagaland Governor shoots down NSCN’s demand for separate flag, Constitution

By Alice Yhoshü | HIndustan Times, Kohima
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The Governor’s assertion comes in response to demand by NSCN-IM for a separate flag and Constitution for Nagas in order to sign the a final agreement on the Naga political issue.
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The Hornbill Festival, which has put the state on the global tourist map, is a 10-day annual cultural and tourism extravaganza that elaborately showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicrafts, art, craft workshops highlighting indigenous textiles and designs.(ALICE YHOSHU/HT PHOTO.)
The Hornbill Festival, which has put the state on the global tourist map, is a 10-day annual cultural and tourism extravaganza that elaborately showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicrafts, art, craft workshops highlighting indigenous textiles and designs.(ALICE YHOSHU/HT PHOTO.)

Nagaland’s virtual Hornbill Festival to begin on December 1

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The premier festival kicks off on December 1, which also marks the Nagaland statehood day. In 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) also participated in the event by conducting a spectacular fly-past over the festival site, the Naga Heritage Village Kisama, 10 km away from the state capital Kohima, with Sukhoi 30MKI fighter planes.
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The state is known to have latent gold and diamond store due to the ‘ophiolite’ rocks on its crust.(Reuters file photo for representation)
The state is known to have latent gold and diamond store due to the ‘ophiolite’ rocks on its crust.(Reuters file photo for representation)

Are diamonds really being found in Nagaland? All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 02:53 PM IST
The video clips and photographs showed villagers gathered in large numbers, digging soil on a hillock and displaying small crystalline finds on their palms.
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Locals in Wanching village were seen digging a small hillock in the hope that the shiny stones found there were diamonds.(HT Photo)
Locals in Wanching village were seen digging a small hillock in the hope that the shiny stones found there were diamonds.(HT Photo)

All that glitters isn’t diamond but quartz, say geologists about Nagaland stones

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Geologists were unconvinced that the small crystals were actual diamonds right from the word go, since there were no records of diamonds being present in the region.
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The ban on dog meet ordered by the Nagaland government has been challenged in the high court.(Courtesy- Kohima high court website)
The ban on dog meet ordered by the Nagaland government has been challenged in the high court.(Courtesy- Kohima high court website)

Gauhati HC stays Nagaland government’s ban on dog meat

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:32 PM IST
The ban on the sale of dogs for meat in Nagaland came into effect on July 4 following a state cabinet decision.
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The highway blockade started on November 15 and has continued since then except a brief suspension on November 25.(PTI Photo/.Representative/File)
The highway blockade started on November 15 and has continued since then except a brief suspension on November 25.(PTI Photo/.Representative/File)

Assam organisations continue blockade at Nagaland border, residents restive

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The blockade was suspended briefly on November 25 in view of the meeting of district administrations of Mokokchung and Jorhat to resolve the issue.
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A team of geologists is expected to reach the village on November 30 or December 1.
A team of geologists is expected to reach the village on November 30 or December 1.

‘Diamond rush’ in Nagaland village, govt deputes geologists to investigate

By Alice Yhoshü | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Video clips and photographs, showing villagers gathered in large numbers, digging soil on a hillock and displaying small crystalline finds on their palms, went viral online.
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Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be leaving for Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be leaving for Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Army Chief Naravane in Nagaland as part of 3-day visit to eastern command

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The army chief reviewed operational preparedness along the Northern borders as well as operations in hinterland of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
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File photo: Chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)
File photo: Chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)

Assam-Nagaland border row: Deputy commissioners trying to resolve tensions

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:33 AM IST
The current issue is stated to have escalated after Assam organizations accused Nagaland of setting up a police camp inside Dissoi Valley Reserved Forest and deployed armed Assam police.
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Clothing items kept on a pavement in Kohima, Nagaland, with the message “Pick any and whisper a prayer”.(Chenio N Odyuo)
Clothing items kept on a pavement in Kohima, Nagaland, with the message “Pick any and whisper a prayer”.(Chenio N Odyuo)

‘Whisper a prayer’: Good samaritan leaves clothes for needy in Kohima

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 02:45 PM IST
A photograph of the items was posted on a popular social networking platform by a youth who saw the giveaway items lying on the streets.
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A passenger undergoes thermal check at the Dimapur airport.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
A passenger undergoes thermal check at the Dimapur airport.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Covid-19 surge in Nagaland due to increased testing, say health authorities

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Nagaland’s health department is preparing itself with all the available resources to face any surge in Covid-19 cases.
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Nagaland and Assam share a 512 km boundary and a land dispute that’s going on for over five decades.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)
Nagaland and Assam share a 512 km boundary and a land dispute that’s going on for over five decades.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)

Nagaland blockade suspended for a day, 2 states agree to talk for resolution

By Alice Yhoshü and Utpal Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kohima/Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Several organizations in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district had started the indefinite economic blockade of Nagaland from Tuesday citing alleged illegal encroachments by the neighbouring state.
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Earlier in the day, protesters blocked national highway 39, leading to Nagaland, and restricted the movement of commercial vehicles.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Earlier in the day, protesters blocked national highway 39, leading to Nagaland, and restricted the movement of commercial vehicles.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

Assam groups defer economic blockade

By Alice Yhoshü and Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Kohima/Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:00 AM IST
Officials in Assam have also alleged that border pillars, demarcating the 512 km long boundary between the states, have been removed by people from Nagaland to encroach on Assamese territory.
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