ULFA splits into talk and anti-talk factions

Guwahati, November 20 (IANS): The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has suffered a vertical split with the hardline faction led by its elusive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Sunday forming a new central committee by dropping the eight top rebel leaders now engaged in peace talks with New Delhi. “We have decided to have a new central committee comprising of 16 Read more

Seven Sisters Post, stands by ‘Supra State Body’ story

Imphal, November 20: Rejecting outrightly the denial of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over ‘Supra-state body’ proposal to NSCN (IM) in place of the demand for Greater Nagalim, Editor of Seven Sisters Post Subir Bhaumik has categorically observed that ‘it is Mr Chidambaram and not us who is not telling the truth’. In a statement, Bhaumik reiterated,”We are in possession of Read more

No move to grant Greater Nagalim: Government

Vishwa Mohan, NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday informed Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh that there was no move to grant a ‘supra state body’ status to Nagas settled across the north-east and the negotiators, who have been talking to the NSCN (I-M), had never promised the outfit any such arrangement that may have severe inter-state ramifications. The ‘clarification’ comes in response Read more

NSCN (I-M) leaders should clarify on ‘Supra-state’

Cease Fire Supervisory Board under the chairmanship of Maj. Gen (retd)  Jacob Eppen Kochekkan held its 47th meeting with representatives of the GPRN/NSCN, government of India and government of Nagaland Saturday at Rhododendron hall, Chumukedima Police complex. After coming out of the meeting, CFSB supervisor GPRN/NSCN   C. Singson described the meeting as “very positive” where few agendas were discussed. Asked Read more

Aung San Suu Kyi steps up

Exactly one year after her release from nearly two decades of house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi seems be on the threshold of a new role in Myanmar, still in opposition to the military-backed civilian regime, but no more standing outside the political system that it has set up. Earlier this month, the government changed the rule that required political Read more

NSCN/GPRN CAO reacts to ZB’s statement; gives 15 days to clarify

NSCN/GPRN Zeilad Zeliangrong Region has strongly reacted to calling its central administrative officer a “self style” CAO by Zeliangrong Baudi. In a signed rejoinder to the press statement by the Baudi, CAO Zeilad Zeliangrong Region Saturday termed this act as a “challenge to the NSCN/GPRN.” Emphasizing that all cadres of NSCN/GPRN are not “self style national workers”, the CAO has Read more

Chidambaram denies report on Supra State Body

Morung Express Dimapur, November 19 : Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday categorically denied the report of the Seven Sister Post that the Central government is close to offering a Supra-State body instead of Greater Nagalim for Nagas. A statement issued by Meghachandra Kongbam, Joint Director, Manipur Information Centre, New Delhi stated that Union Home Minister informed the Manipur Chief Read more

Senior Citizens flay Supra State Body plan

IMPHAL, Nov 17: Taking grim note on the report of the Government of India proposing to establish Supra State Body for the Naga people settled in Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Senior Citizens for Society Manipur asked the Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh to immediately discuss the issue for a detailed explanation from the Central Government authorities. Speaking to newspersons Read more