Nagaland

  • Nagaland: Challenges to water, sanitation to magnify, says CM Zeliang 6 days ago

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Wednesday said that challenges related to water and sanitation will magnify in the future due to an ever growing urban population, needing to share already insufficient and poorly managed resources. Launching the National Sanitation Awareness Campaign for Nagaland, Zeliang said most of the urban...
  • Nagaland CM officially launches preoil production operation September 22, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Monday official launched PreProduction on Oil and Natural Gas Operation in Peren district, some 127 km from. The Operation would be carried out by Metropolitan Oil and Gas Pvt Ltd (MOPGL), New Delhi in the three villages of the district Old Jalukie,...
  • Nagaland: Three MLAs move court against disqualification order September 10, 2014

    Kohima: The three MLAs of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, who were disqualified by the Speaker on August 25, have filed a petition in the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court against the order. The three NCP MLAs, Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon, had switched sides to the BJP...
  • Relief camp in Uriamghat for those affected in AssamNagaland clashes August 23, 2014

    The relief camp in Uriamghat is sheltering more than 400 families. Earlier this month, 9 villagers from Uriamghat were allegedly killed by Nagas. Blame game has erupted between Assam government and Centre over the clashes. ...
  • AssamNagaland border conflict: Chettiya residents flee home, await rehabilitation August 23, 2014

    Chettiya in Assam presents a sad spectacle after nine villages were burnt to the ground and nine people shot dead by Nagas. Hundreds have fled the area and are now living in relief camps waiting for violence to abate. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered a CBI probe into...
  • Will order CBI probe into the recent AssamNagaland border violence, says Assam CM August 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday declared that the state government would go for a CBI probe into the recent conflict along the AssamNagaland border. "I have ordered for a CBI probe into the recent happenings along the AssamNagaland border. I have also ordered for a judicial probe...
  • Local school safe haven for over 400 families in violencetorn Golaghat August 23, 2014

    Golaghat: After weeks of violence, the Golaghat area in Assam is battling an uneasy calm. A local school in the area has been house to over 400 families ever since the violence unleashed along the AssamNagaland border in an ageold border dispute. While women tend their infants on the floor...
  • AssamNagaland border violence: Curfew relaxed in Golaghat for 12 hours August 22, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew in Golaghat district was relaxed for 12 hours from Friday morning with the situation "under control and improving further", a senior district official said. There was no report of untoward incident on Friday from any part of the district, including Uriamghat along the AssamNagaland border, he...
  • Situation remains tense at AssamNagaland border, main highway blocked August 22, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation along the AssamNagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing and the main highway between the two states remains blocked. The situation remains tense even as the Chief Ministers of both states decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar...
  • Assam: Curfew partially lifted in evening; agitators withdraw strike August 21, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew imposed in Golaghat district on Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's border flareup was relaxed for a few hours in the evening even as police fired in the air and burst tear gas shells to disperse protesters trying to block NH39 at Numaligarh. The curfew would be...
  • Border violence: Locals slam Assam police August 21, 2014

    Guwahati The situation along the AssamNagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing on Wednesday. Even as the Chief Ministers of both states have decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar flare ups, the anger is palpable among the locals. CRPF soldiers...
  • Border violence: Assam CM ready for judicial probe August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland met the Minister of State, Home, Kiren Rijiju on Thursday amidst ongoing violence in border areas. Rijiju said that both the Chief Ministers wanted to solve the issue and help the displaced people. He also said that the Centre and the...
  • Home Ministry questions Gogoi's role in AssamNagaland turmoil, blames Congress August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: As the situation along the AssamNagaland border continues to be tense, the MHA report on the conflict has thrown light on certain newly surfaced facts. Sources have said that the report questions detractors of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, saying that Congress workers could be the ones creating trouble. Concerned...
  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the AssamNagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • AssamNagaland border violence: State, Centre play blame game August 20, 2014

    Three people were killed on Wednesday and six injured in clashes in Golaghat on the AssamNagaland border but the state government and the Centre were busy playing the blame game. ...
  • Assam violence: CM Tarun Gogoi seeks additional force from Centre August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday sought from the Central government additional companies of paramilitary forces to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled areas along AssamNagaland border. When Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Gogoi to discuss the issue, the chief minister sought from him additional companies...
  • Border violence: Home Minister calls up CMs of Assam, Nagaland August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over unabated violence along AssamNagaland border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday telephoned chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland and asked them to defuse tension along the borders of the two states. Singh told Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Nagaland counterpart TR...
  • AssamNagaland violence intensifies; three dead, six injured in fresh firing in Golaghat August 20, 2014

    Golaghat: Three people have been dead and six have been injured in fresh firing in Golaghat in Assam. Violence has been intensifying along the AssamNagaland border. Earlier, too, nine people from Nagaland were allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought a...
  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at AssamNagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the AssamNagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at AssamNagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the AssamNagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • People oppose Tarun Gogoi's visit to AssamNagaland Border, clash with police August 18, 2014

    Guwahati: There has been a clash between people and police at Merapani's district near Nagaland border over the visit of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday. Locals opposed the Chief Minister's visit due to the ongoing AssamNagaland border conflict. The police even fired in the air to disburse the crowd...
  • Government open to debate Private Member's bill on Nagaland July 25, 2014

    The government on Friday said it was not possible to make effective Article 371 A (1)(a) of the Constitution in Nagaland but was open for discussion to resolve the issue. Through article 371 A (1)(a), a special provision has been given to Nagaland under which no Parliament laws in respect of...
  • Nagaland government presents deficit Budget, proposes no new tax July 22, 2014

    Kohima: Without proposing any new tax, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Tuesday presented Rs 928.86 crore deficit Budget for the fiscal 201415. Presenting his maiden Budget on the opening day of assembly session, Zeliang, who also holds the Finance portfolio, estimated the gross receipts at Rs 12,127.59 crore and gross...
  • Nagaland governor takes additional charge of Tripura July 21, 2014

    Agartala: Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Acharya was swornin as the state's 15th governor by Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of various political parties...
  • Vital role of Governor expected in solving Naga issue: Chief Minister July 20, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has expressed hope that the new Governor PB Acharya will play a vital role in helping the Centre and the NSCN(IM) arrive at a mutually acceptable solution to the sixdecade old vexed Naga problem. Besides, Nagaland is a resource scarce state and the only option...
  • PB Acharya sworn in as Nagaland Governor July 19, 2014

    Kohima: Octogenarian Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was on Saturday sworn in as the 19th Governor of Nagaland. Mr Acharya has been given the additional charge of Tripura also. Mr Acharya served as the BJP national secretary during 19952000 when Narendra Modi was the BJP national general secretary. Mr Acharya was then the incharge...
  • Governors cannot be transferred like clerks, says former Nagaland Governor July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Central government after he was transferred from Mizoram without consultation, Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman said "I did not like the way I was transferred. Governors cannot be transferred like clerks." Earlier in the day Purushothaman sent his resignation from the post of Nagaland Governor to...
  • Nagaland Governor resigns, says was transferred from Mizoram without consultation July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has resigned after he was transferred from Mizoram on Sunday. Purushothaman has claimed that he was not consulted regarding his transfer as the Governor of Mizoram to Nagaland. "The transfer was made without consulting me," he said. Purushothaman said he would convey his decision...
  • Nagaland: Congress warns government against measures to weaken Article 371(A) June 26, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland Congress on Thursday warned the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government against taking up any measures to weaken Article 371(A) of the Constitution in the name of development. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) cautioned the state government through a resolution of...
  • Committee set up to make Nagaland Development Zone project viable June 26, 2014

    Kohima: In pursuance of the State Assembly resolution for setting up of Nagaland Special Development Zone (NSDZs), the Government of Nagaland constituted a ministerial committee headed by the Chief Minister T R Zeliang. The committee has been empowered to review the existing State laws, orders or instructions with a view...