Nagaland

  • Relief camp in Uriamghat for those affected in Assam-Nagaland clashes 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Assam-Nagaland border conflict: Chettiya residents flee home, await rehabilitation 12 hours 7 minutes ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland border violence, says Assam CM 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland border. "I have ordered for a CBI probe into the recent happenings along the Assam-Nagaland border. I have also ordered for a judicial probe...
  • Local school safe haven for over 400 families in violence-torn Golaghat 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland border in an age-old border dispute. While women tend their infants on the floor...
  • Assam-Nagaland border violence: Curfew relaxed in Golaghat for 12 hours Yesterday

    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 Assam-Nagaland border, he...
  • Situation remains tense at Assam-Nagaland border, main highway blocked Yesterday

    Guwahati: The situation along the Assam-Nagaland 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 Yesterday

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew imposed in Golaghat district on Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's border flare-up 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 NH-39 at Numaligarh. The curfew would be...
  • Border violence: Locals slam Assam police 2 days ago

    Guwahati The situation along the Assam-Nagaland 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 2 days ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland turmoil, blames Congress 2 days ago

    Guwahati: As the situation along the Assam-Nagaland 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 2 days ago

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the Assam-Nagaland 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...
  • Assam-Nagaland border violence: State, Centre play blame game 2 days ago

    Three people were killed on Wednesday and six injured in clashes in Golaghat on the Assam-Nagaland border but the state government and the Centre were busy playing the blame game. ...
  • Assam violence: CM Tarun Gogoi seeks additional force from Centre 3 days ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland 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 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Concerned over unabated violence along Assam-Nagaland 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...
  • Assam-Nagaland violence intensifies; three dead, six injured in fresh firing in Golaghat 3 days ago

    Golaghat: Three people have been dead and six have been injured in fresh firing in Golaghat in Assam. Violence has been intensifying along the Assam-Nagaland 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 Assam-Nagaland border 3 days ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland 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 Assam-Nagaland border 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland 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 Assam-Nagaland Border, clash with police 5 days ago

    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 Assam-Nagaland 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 2014-15. 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 sworn-in 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 six-decade 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 1995-2000 when Narendra Modi was the BJP national general secretary. Mr Acharya was then the in-charge...
  • 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...
  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has resigned from his post, days after he informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he willing to step down. According to sources, Kumar had met Rajnath last week and offered to put down his papers. This comes amidst Narendra Modi government's decision to remove governors...
  • Nagaland seeks special grant from Centre June 23, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland government has sought a special grant from the Centre to wipe off the huge amount of fiscal deficit to enable the state to move ahead towards development. The present deficit of the NPF-led DAN government in the state has gone up to Rs 1234 crore and unless...
  • Nagaland Governor willing to quit, Bengal's MK Narayanan seeks time June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he is willing to step down, according to sources. Sources say that West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan has sought more time to make up his mind. Both Kumar and Narayanan met the Home Minister on Friday, say sources....
  • People throng churches in Nagaland to celebrate Father's Day June 15, 2014

    Kohima: In Nagaland, large number of people thronged churches holding special mass and services to offer prayers for fathers on Father's Day. Church organisations made gift arrangements for fathers on the special occasion and fathers above 70-years of age were also honoured with special gifts. Churchgoers were seen standing outside...