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  • My responsibility to nourish Natural Economic Zone for North East, says Modi in Kohima December 1, 2014

    Kohima: Reaching out to the North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his priority is to nourish the land as a Natural Economic Zone. "My responsibility is to nourish the NEZ for NE which means Natural Economic Zone for the North East," he said. He also announced a special...
  • Two-day DGP conference begins today; PM, Home Minister to attend meet November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A two-day conference of the state DGPs and IGs will commence in Guwahati city of Assam on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the meet which is being held outside the national capital for the first time. The conclave will also discuss about...
  • India third largest passport issuing country, China at the top: Sushma Swaraj November 14, 2014

    Shillong: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US. "India accounts for 14 per cent of passport issuance and is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US, with over 5.7 crore passports...
  • Narendra Modi to make his first visit to northeast in November end November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to the northeast in November-end and will inaugurate the annual conference of state police chiefs in Guwahati on November 29, an official said on Tuesday. He is also likely to meet the chief ministers of all the eight northeastern states, including...
  • Bangalore: Attack on Nagaland couple, four arrested October 28, 2014

    Bangalore: A couple from Nagaland and their friend were allegedly assaulted by four men near Hesaraghatta on the outskirts of the city, according to a senior police officer. All four men who attacked the couple and their friend on October 25 have been arrested, Deputy Superintendent of Police Konappa Reddy told...
  • Assam, Nagaland church leaders meet Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi October 22, 2014

    Guwahati: A joint peace mission comprising church leaders of Assam and Nagaland met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss the issues relating to the troubled inter-state border. "Church leaders from Catholic and Protestant churches while apprising the chief minister about peace initiatives undertaken by them in the trouble-torn areas along...
  • Repoll at Northern Angami-II assembly constituency in Nagaland October 18, 2014

    Kohima: Repoll at a polling station in Northern Angami-II assembly constituency of Nagland was held peaceful recording a high turnout on Saturday. Under the supervision of the District Administration Kohima, the repoll was held peacefully at rusoma village polling station number 16 with no untoward incidents, state election officials said. A total...
  • Nagaland CM demands exemplary punishment for attack on Nagas October 18, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang and lone Lok Sabha MP form the state Neiphiu Rio have demanded exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the unprovoked attack on Naga youths at Sikanderpur village in Gurgaon on the night of October 15. In a letter addressed to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh...
  • Gurgaon Northeast Indians attack case: Accused still at large October 16, 2014

    Two Northeast Indians were allegedly beaten up by locals late on Wednesday night in Gurgaon. After the Bangalore case, an FIR has now been registered in the Gurgaon case. The attackers, however, are still at large. ...
  • Nagaland: Challenges to water, sanitation to magnify, says CM Zeliang September 25, 2014

    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...