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Tag: Nagaland

Home Ministry
Govt Declares Entire Nagaland 'Disturbed Area' As Demand For AFSPA Withdrawal Continues

The notification was issued by the additional secretary in the Home Ministry, Piyush Goyal, who has been named the member secretary in the panel to examine the possibility of the withdrawal of the AFSPA. The committee is headed by secretary-level officer Vivek Joshi.

Army Made No Attempt To Identify Civilians Before Shooting, Tried To
Army Made No Attempt To Identify Civilians Before Shooting, Tried To "Hide" Bodies: Report

The officials said the victims were all unarmed civilians working in coal mines.

Nagaland Firing
Nagaland: Tribal Body Claims Death Toll In Firing On Civilians Now At 17, Police Differ

At least two more persons were killed, as security forces fired back at attackers, according to the union members, but the police maintained that one person died in the incident.

A deserted area during a 12-hour Nagaland bandh
Nagaland Firing Issue Raised In RS; Opposition Demands Statement From Home Minister

Leader of the House Piyush Goyal also said the matter is serious. "The government is seized of the matter. The government will make a detailed statement on this issue," he said.

Nagaland Killings
Hornbill Festival Stopped For A Day As Nagaland Mourns Civilian Killings

At least 14 civilians and one soldier were killed in firing by security forces in a botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence within 24 hours in Mon district of the state, as per police.

Angry villagers burn vehicles belonging to security personnel
Nagaland Firing: Govt Announces Ex-Gratia, CM To Visit Mon

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will be visiting Mon on Monday morning accompanied by his cabinet colleagues and senior government officers to take an on the spot assessment of the situation and pay respect to the deceased, he said.

Tetseo Sisters
WATCH Four Sisters From Nagaland Magically Weave Folk Music With Bollywood Hits

You might have witnessed many popular folk music that have been used in Bollywood films!

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AFSPA Extended In Nagaland For Another 6 Months

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has declared entire Nagaland as a "disturbed area" for six more months till December 31 this year, under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) that empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without prior notice

Nagaland Finally Bans Dog Meat Trade, Consumption

Kohima: Taking a cue from neighbouring Mizoram, the Nagaland government has banned the trade and consumption of dog meat. State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy in a tweet on Friday said: “The State Government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets and also the sale of dog meat, both cooked […]

Fani impact: 79 flights cancelled by AAI in northeast

Guwahati: A total of 79 flights were cancelled at different airports in the northeast region due to bad weather, triggered by cyclonic storm Fani, an Airport Authority of India official said here on Saturday. “The devastating effects of cyclone Fani has disrupted flight operations at northeastern regional airports. However, all the airports in NER are […]

4 killed in coal mine mishap in Nagaland

Kohima: Four miners have been killed following mudslides at an illegal coal mine at Yonglok village in Longleng district of Nagaland, police said Monday. The incident happened on Saturday when the four victims, all from Assam, had gone to the abandoned mine to collect their belongings. They reportedly got stuck inside the open-cast mine on […]

Weather: Monsoon rainfall flood-hit zone
Flood affects 116 Assam villages after excess water released from dam

Guwahati: Thousands of people in 116 villages of Assam’s Golaghat district have been affected by flooding after excess water was released from a dam located at Nagaland’s Wokha district, officials said. The dam is run by the North East Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). This is the second wave of floods since last week affecting […]

BJP Odisha elections 2019
BJP crushes Left in Tripura, surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima: The stunning saffron surge in the northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura — one of its last two citadels — with the BJP ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help from anti-Congress parties. […]

Polling begins in Meghalaya, Nagaland

Kohima/Shillong: Election to the 60-member Nagaland Assembly began at 7 am today amid a tight security as more than half of the 2,156 polling stations in the north-eastern state have been declared critical. Similarly, polling for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly also began at 7 am today amid tight security with over 18 lakh voters eligible […]

Poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland announced

New Delhi: The assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 18, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls on February 27, the Election Commission said today. Announcing the poll dates, Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said the counting in the three states will be held on March 3. The term of […]

Nagaland MP Rio quits NPF for NDPP

Dimapur: Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) and joined the newly floated Nagaland Democratic People’s Party (NDPP) ahead of the state assembly elections. The three-time former Chief Minister submitted his resignation letter to NPF supremo Shurhozelie Lieziestsu but did not […]

Rajnath Singh
Nagaland must look ahead to the future: Rajnath

Kisama: Exhorting Nagaland to look ahead to the future, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reiterated the Central government’s commitment to fulfill the aspiration of the Naga people for brighter tomorrow with all the honour which they richly deserve. “Nagaland, with its rich natural resources and talented people, has limitless possibilities. Enduring peace can help […]

Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu
NPF to supports BJP in Manipur

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday said that his Naga People’s Front (NPF) would support the BJP to form the new government in Manipur. “The NPF central office reiterates its stand to rid the region of the Congress party and pledges our support to any non-Congress coalition government in Manipur,” Shurhozelie said. The […]

Armey helicopter
Army helicopter crashes in Nagaland, none hurt

A Cheetah helicopter of the army crashed Monday in western Nagaland. Two pilots and an army official on board escaped unhurt, an official said