Ceasefire with the NSCN (IM) is ‘under considerable stress’

Chairman of CFMG points out ‘frequent serious violations of ceasefire ground rules’ DIMAPUR, JULY 22 : The Chairman of the Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG), NK Singh today stated that the “Ceasefire with the NSCN (IM) is under considerable stress.” A press release from the office of the CFMG stated that “repeated, deliberated and frequent serious violations of the Ceasefire Ground Read more

No plans to review AFSPA: Govt

New Delhi, July 22 (PTI): Government has no plans to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. “At present there is no such proposal. If the situation so warrants that areas be declared as disturbed, the same is done. This is examined/assessed periodically,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said. He was replying Read more

Ukhrul protests

IMPHAL, July 22: Rejecting to Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam’s claim on the present situation of Ukhrul district head-quarters, a large number of womenfolk staged a sit-in-protest in front of TSL office, Wino Bazar, Ukhrul today. According to the women protesters, the State Government has disturbed the peaceful atmosphere of the town by deploying additional security forces and clamping 144 CrPC Read more

NSCN (IM) ceasefire not in Manipur: Gaikhangam

The ceasefire trust between Government of India and NSCN (IM) “is not extended to Manipur,” state Manipur deputy chief minister Gaikhangam, who also holds the home portfolio, reminded the house of the Manipur Assembly on Monday. As the ceasefire trust did not extend in the state, there is no question of violating the ceasefire ground rules, the home minister said. Read more

Khaplang bats for common NE rebel front

DIMAPUR, Jul 21: The NSCN (K), on the suggestion of its chairman, SS Khaplang, has reiterated the idea of forming a common front of northeast militant groups but has denied having any links with other militant groups of the region or having provided them with shelter in camps based in Myanmar. Replying to queries on the formation of the front, Read more

TKS launches poster campaign

Ukhrul, July 21: As the first phase of campaign in pursuit of their demand for restoring peace and normalcy in Ukhrul district, Tangkhul Students’ Union (TKS) launched a poster campaign from today. Although it was rainy, students came out to streets and participated in the campaign. Posters that read ‘Revoke 144 CrPC’, ‘Go Back Mani-pur Police Commando and IRB to Read more

One killed; 3 injured in Dmu-KA border firing

Dimapur, july 21: One person succumbed to injury while three injured have been admitted to the District Hospital Dimapur after Assam Police fired upon Dikoi Village Monday at around 11 a.m.   The deceased was identified as Chingkhimbo Gonmei (36), son of Guidi Gonmei, resident of Dikoi village. The three injured were identified as : Arui Zeliang (36) son of Read more

NSCN (I-M) rejects Metropolitan Oil & Gas Pvt. Ltd

Dimapur, July 20: NSCN (I-M) through its secretary, ministry of mines and minerals Ng.Jacob, in response to a letter from Director MOGPL on July 8,2014 has rejected the award of “prospecting license” to the MOGPL in a letter dated July 9,2014.  The letter informed the Director MOGPL that the NSCN (I-M) ministry of mines and minerals, after going through the Read more

Rajnath for roadmap on internal security

NEW DELHI, July 19 – Home Minister Rajnath Singh today issued direction for preparationof a holistic roadmap on key internal security issues, including Left Wing Extremism, Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast, in a time-bound manner, reports PTI. At a high level meeting attended by top officers of the security establishment and intelligence agencies, Singh reviewed the entire gamut of the Read more