Rebel threat mars Manipur polls, Congress faces ban

IMPHAL, January 7 (Agencies): Over the years, disturbances caused by militants during polls, ranging from shootouts to bomb explosions, have become a given in insurgency-hit Manipur. The people of the state, even while fearing for their lives and property, have learnt to live with this and have no option but to wait for the polls to pass. The threat of rebels Read more

Save NPF, UNC tells others to pack up in Naga areas CEO rolls up sleeves to nullify diktats

IMPHAL, Jan 8: Barring the Naga People’s Front (NPF), the United Naga Council (UNC) has asked all parties not to field candidates in the 11 Naga-dominated assembly constituencies of the state for the January 28 assembly elections. The NPF, a Nagaland-based regional party, is contesting the polls for the first time on the issue of “protecting tribal land and identity, Read more

Solve Hmar problem: MHA to Mizoram

AIZAWL, January 7 (Agencies): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has urged the Mizoram government to resume talks with the Manipur-based insurgent group, Hmar People’s Convention-Democrats (HPC-D), to find peaceful solution to the vexed Hmar problems. The MHA sent a letter to the Mizoram chief secretary Van Hela Pachuau on December 22, 2011 instructing the state government to make expeditious arrangements Read more

Rise against intimidation to protect life: Naga Hoho

Dimapur, January 5: The Naga Hoho has noted the recent surge in threat and intimidation against civil society leaders. The Naga Hoho referred to the report in the Media about the NSCN-Khaplang “intimidating the life of Mr. Kitoho Rothoka, vice president of Sumi Hoho.” The Naga Hoho in a statement issued through its President Keviletuo Kiewhuo and general secretary P Chuba Read more

3 civilians injured in Kohima factional clash

KOHIMA, DEC 29 Three civilians, one of them a nine-year old child were injured when one among suspected GPRN/NSCN and NSCN(K) opened fire indiscriminately at the rival faction at around 10.30 a.m. Thursday near Stela School junction at Agri/ Electrical Colony. The injured were identified as nine-year old Mulutso, Vimhazol Luho (64), retired  Surveyor, Land Record & Survey and of Read more

Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organization resolves not to cooperate with GPRN/NSCN

TUENSANG/KIPHIRE, DEC 29  Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organization (ENPO) has resolved not to extend public co-operation to GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) for violation of its December 18, 2007; November 13, 2009 and December 23, 2011 resolutions. The decision was made at an emergency meeting of ENPO and Tribal Units on Thursday here in the aftermath of the killing of late Tsilongse Sangtam of Read more

NSCN/GPRN slams Khole

IMPHAL, Dec 22: Reacting to reported outbursts of Gen (Retd) Khole Konyak against Chairman SS Khaplang, NSCN/GPRN spokesperson P Tikhak observed that being an illiterate, Khole might not be aware of what is appearing in the media every day. Describing the media reports as ‘all construed and bereft of facts’, the spokesperson referred to Khole as an old man in Read more

NSCN (IM) camp destroyed in Tirap district

Khonsa, December19 (ANI): A major training camp of the NSCN(IM)  was unearthed and destroyed at Longbo village, camouflaged deep inside jungle in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, a sensitive area bordering China and Myanmar. Security forces destroyed the training camp on Saturday night, giving a major blow to the insurgent outfit just before the Chirstmas and the New Year. Intelligence officials Read more

NSCN/GPRN ‘opposed to Designated Camp’

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 19 (MExN): The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (NSCN/GPRN) has stated that it was totally opposed to the establishment of NSCN-K Designated camp at Padumpukhuri/Purana Bazar area, Dimapur, Nagaland while pointing out that the “entire exercise is initiated to jeopardize the current peace process between the government of India and the NSCN”. This was stated in a Read more