Chakmas boycott bypoll in Mizoram

Aizawl June 4: The Chakma community members did not cast a single vote during the bye-election to the member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council in the Boranpansury-II seat on Wednesday after a boycott call by the NGOs and political parties. No ballot was cast in any of the three polling stations. The NGOs including the Young Chakma Association (YCA) and Read more

Mukul Sangma offers one-time settlement

Shillong, June 4: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his Government is offering a one-time peace settlement with all militant groups active in the state, an attempt to re-strategize the government’s approach to dealing with the mushrooming of militant groups, especially in the Garo Hills region. The decision came a day after the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Read more

Phek Town condemns armed group action

PHEK, JUNE 3: The people of Phek Town have condemned the alleged murder of Chivoveyi Nienu by Vekuvo and Thomas of NNC (N/A) “through false conviction.” The ACAUT’s media cell informed that the Phek Town public has demanded a response from the NNC (N/A) “whether death penalty is appropriate and befitting for a mere theft if committed by the victim.” Read more

NSCN (I-M), UT1 stand on night clubs

Dimapur, June 3: NSCN (I-M) UT 1 has reiterated its position on the ban imposed on “night clubs and brothels” in Dimapur. In a statement, NSCN (I-M) UT 1 warned that vehicles found parking outside the “night club and restaurant” after 10 p.m. would be destroyed/damaged. NSCN (I-M) UT 1 also informed that “some miscreants” were collecting money in the name Read more

NSCN (K) blames govt. for victimizing ‘NSCN workers’

Dimapur, June 3:NSCN (K) People’s Army of Nagaland ‘Lt. Gen.’ Niki Sumi has blamed the state government agencies, “especially the police and bureaucracy” for victimizing “hundreds of NSCN workers” merely on grounds of law and order situation. In a statement titled “Cease-fire quagmire: augmentation of state govt’s (Nagaland) anti-Naga posture, “ Niki said polarization of Naga political groups and “diabolic Read more

Court convicts NSCN leader

New Delhi, May 31 :NSCN (I-M) functionary ‘lt col’ Hopeson Ningshen has been held guilty by a Special CBI Court at Patiala House, New Delhi on Saturday for the “abduction and murder” of Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Kasom Khullen, Ukhrul district, Manipur Thingnam Kishan and his two subordinates Y. Token and A. Rajen in February, 2009. According to sources, Hopson was Read more

Pillai optimistic of Naga solution

Kohima, May 31: Former union home secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai expressed optimism that if the Modi-led NDA government at the Centre could sort out some of the pending issues of the long-drawn Naga peace talks, it would be able to bring an honourable and acceptable solution to the decades-old Naga political issue within a year. Pillai, who is currently on a Read more

Brothels & Night clubs banned by NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR, MAY: The NSCN (IM) has stated that “all night clubs and brothels shall be banned with immediate effect.” A press note from the MIP informed that this decision was taken at a joint council meeting on May 2, which was attended by the Steering Executive Members and the Council of Cabinet, in the presence of the Collective Leadership. It Read more

Expedite talks with NE insurgents: Rajnath

INTERNAL SECURITY TOP PRIORITY Promising “zero tolerance on terror” and to “deal with insurgent groups with a firm hand” as one of the BJP’s 2014 poll manifesto, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the ministry to expedite and complete all pending dialogues with various Northeast insurgent outfits within a specific time frame. After taking charge as the new Home Read more