Roadmap for NE

Morung Express The visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Imphal, Manipur has only raised more questions about New Delhi’s intent to address not just the Naga political issue but similar problems across the Northeast region. The unfortunate thing is that when you are in Manipur, be sensitive to Meitei sentiment and when in Read more

UNC ban call affects rail-line works State asks Centre to ban UNC

IMPHAL, Dec 16: While action, if any, from the Central Government is still being awaited on the Government of Manipur’s insistence that the United Naga Council (UNC) be declared as unlawful organisation, the latter’s call for boycott of all rail-line project work for two months from today has reportedly crippled the national project, particularly in Tamenglong district section of the Read more

KIA Calls for Political Dialogue

By SAI ZOM HSENG Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Leaders of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) met on Tuesday with a Burmese government delegation in the Chinese border town of Ruili, Yunnan Province, and demanded that the parties begin a political dialogue with the goal of reaching a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Kachin State. The meeting was attended Read more

Naga leaders Isak Swu, Muivah meet P Chidambaram

New Delhi, Dec 13 : Top NSCN-IM leaders Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah today met Home Minister P Chidambaram and discussed with him the ongoing peace process to find an amicable solution to the vexed Naga issue. During their 20 minute meeting, NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Swu and ‘general secretary’ Muivah apprised the home minister various aspects of the peace talks Read more

Manipur tribal hill districts demand “Sccutland State”

Dimapur, December 13 (MExN): The Separate Hill Tribal Area Administration Demand Committee (SHTAADC) and the Tribal Peoples’ Organisation of Manipur (TPOM) has proposed to the Government of India for the creation of “Sccutland State” -“state within state”- in Manipur under article244 (A); 275 (i), (ii);  371 (A) and 371 (C) of the Indian Constitution. The organizations charged the government of leaving Read more

Slow NSCN-IM talks ‘notable setback’: MHA

GUWAHATI, Dec 3:A ministry of home affairs (MHA) report has listed the slow progress in talks with the NSCN(IM), and persistence of violence in Manipur and the Bodo issue as ‘notable setbacks’ in the last three years from December 2008. The MHA report released by home secretary RK Singh on Thursday enumerates the following points as ‘notable setbacks’: “Manipur remains Read more

No plan of ‘supra state’ for Nagas: PM

Imphal, December 3 (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohon Singh on Saturday said that there was no plan for a ‘supra state’ for Nagas in the North-east and assured to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur. The PM also appealed to militants to ensure peace in Manipur for speeding up development work. “Manipur needs peace and tranquility for all round development. Different communities Read more