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29.11.2018, 11:52 AM

Dimapur, Nov. 28 (EMN): The Naga Hoho has extended the tenure of its outgoing team of leaders for three months till a new leadership is instated. The organisation conducted its federal assembly on Nov. 28 during which a number of resolutions were undertaken, a press release from the Naga Hoho stated Wednesday.

The press release read: ‘With the ending of the incumbent tenure (2013-2018), the executive council proposed to relinquish the office with immediate effect. However, the house/federating units of the Naga Hoho was of the considered opinion that at this juncture when the Nagas are badly fragmented and passing through a very crucial period despite of inching towards political settlement, a platform such as Naga Hoho which has been recognized by outside world (sic) and serves as the catalyst for the Naga people especially on the Naga political issue cannot be allowed to be defunct abruptly.’

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27.11.2018, 8:07 AM

NPF has jumped in the fray over a report in social media which alleged that deputy chief minister (DY. CM) Y Patton, who is also in charge of home department, had threatened chief secretary R Benchilo Thong over the issue of acceding to request from Addl. DG Police Rupin Sharma to be attached with Nagaland house New Delhi.

NPF through its Press Bureau, expressed shocked at the manner in which Patton allegedly threatened the chief secretary .

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27.11.2018, 7:44 AM

Hornbill International Music Festival (HIMF), scheduled for December 1 to 10, presenting Korean Pop, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Blues, Christian Music & Rock – all on one stage at Agri Expo, Dimapur, as part of the Hornbill Festival 2018. 

HIMF will be managed by LiveNow Events, under the patronage of the Nagaland State Government and Music Task Force (MTF), this was announced during a press conference Monday, at hotel Saramati. 

Briefing about the event Atsung Jamir mentioned that altogether 24 bands, including five Nagaland bands will contest for the top-billed rock contest in the country. While four Nagaland bands qualified for the contest through auditions, the fifth – Stereotypes got a wild card entry after Mizoram band Kroashia pulled out of the event. The other contesting bands are from Karnataka, Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Assam, Sikkim, Mizoram and Meghalaya.

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12.11.2018, 7:57 AM
Dimapur, Nov. 11 (EMN): A dentist from Dimapur is said to have been awarded an award called the IDRR Golden Tooth Award. Temjennungsang Longchari was awarded the Golden Tooth Award. The dentist is a dental and facial aesthetic surgeon, a note from Dental Touch & Facial Aesthetics, in Dimapur, informed on Sunday. The award was stated to have been presented during a dentistry programme that was held during November 10-11, at Thodupuzha in Kerala.
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01.11.2018, 8:08 AM

Celebration of the 100th year of Naga Club under the theme “Celebrating the legacy” began with participation of Nagas from western, northern and southern areas and Myanmar at a function organised by Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) at Naga Solidarity Park here on Wednesday. United Nations consultant for peace building and dialogue Philippus Petrus Visser took part in the function as an honoured guest.

The programme was also attended by various frontal tribal bodies, Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers’ Association, NPMHR, Khasi Students’ Union and well wishers including former NSF office bearers.
 
In his address, Visser said he was honoured to be part of the celebrations commemorating 100 years of Naga Club’s legacy and struggle. 
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30.10.2018, 11:20 AM

Even as hectic preparations are underway under the banner of the United Committee, Manipur (UCM) for the October 31 rally “to protect Manipur in all aspects”, the United Naga Council (UNC), while announcing its preparedness to call bandh in “Naga areas” under its jurisdiction on the same day, said today that “threat and challenges from any quarter will not be allowed to obliterate the Naga national movement”. The Naga body also said that the “inherent rights of the Nagas over land, history and identity will never be compromised”.

This position of the UNC has come amid the UCM accusing the “Central government of trying to disturb Manipur”, while pointing at the Framework Agreement signed between Government of India and the NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015.

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27.10.2018, 9:03 AM

Dimapur, Oct. 26 (EMN): The section within NSCN (K) led by its forsmer president, Khango Konyak has accused Yung Aung—the newly elected, but disputed, leader of NSCN (K)—of  relinquishing the ‘Naga sovereign rights by ceding to Myanmar Union consequent of signing the NCA.’

In a statement issued on Friday, it stated that in June 2018, a delegation led by the chairman of cease-fire committee, Ankan Pangmi reached Nyapidaw and signed the NCA pact with the Myanmar government. “The NCA stipulates that the signatories of the pact cannot under any circumstances secede from the Myanmar union, the demand for independence hence cannot be discussed.

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27.10.2018, 8:56 AM

Nagaland holds the dubious distinction of having the third highest incidences of nasopharyngeal cancer in the world that stems from addiction to tobacco and its by-products by majority of the population, principal secretary Health and Family Welfare I Himato Zhimomi said on Friday. 

While people in major towns like Dimapur and Kohima have access to healthcare and dentists, Himato lamented that those in far-flung areas of the State were not as fortunate as dentists and even doctors were scarce.

Speaking at the 16th annual general meeting of Nagaland chapter of Indian Dental Association (IDA) at Niathu Resort as a special invitee, Himato Zhimomi called for fiercely tackling nasopharyngeal cancer and taking dental care to remote areas of the State. 

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23.10.2018, 11:42 AM

NSCN (K) leader Khango Konyak, who was recently impeached by the Yung Aung led group as the chairman and president of the NSCN (K) has reportedly entered Nagaland and was in touch with Naga civil society, TNT reports stated.

As per reports, Khango is reportedly stationed near Yongkhao village in Mon district. Sources also informed that talks with Naga civil society bodies are on in a bid to resume the ceasefire and peace talks with the Government of India.

According to other media reports, Government of India has held meetings to discuss if Khango Konyak, could be allowed to enter India. Meanwhile, highly placed sources informed Nagaland Post that the group led by Khango has been given the green signal to enter into Nagaland in order to facilitate joining political negotiations.

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22.10.2018, 10:02 AM

The United Naga Council (UNC) has taken a resolution to impose a 12-hour bandh in “Naga areas” under its jurisdiction on October 31 demanding that the Indo-Naga peace talk finds solution to the Naga political problem at the earliest.

The UNC took this decision during its “executive meeting” held yesterday in Senapati, according to the UNC.

Announcing its decision to call bandh, the UNC said, “A 12-hour total shut down will be imposed from 6 am to 6 pm in Naga areas under the UNC jurisdiction on October 31 to urge the negotiating parties to expedite the historic Indo-Naga Framework Agreement based on unique history of the Nagas and situation at the earliest”.

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17.10.2018, 8:23 AM

Expressing concern over high prevalence of HIV in Nagaland –– the third highest state in the country, the principal secretary health and family welfare (H&FW), I Himato Zhimomi, Tuesday termed as “unfortunate” that out of over 20,000 HIV positive cases, only 7,000 were availing the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.

Speaking at the state consultation on HIV & AIDS (prevention and control) Act, 2017 for finalization of state specific rule, the principal secretary laid emphasis on the need for figuring out why the remaining people were not availing treatment. “If there is something lacking from the side of government please come forward today, it is the perfect time for you to point out what is lacking with NACO or NSACS so that we can ensure 100% voluntary compliance from the affected people.”

The programme was organised by Nagaland state AIDS control society (NSACS) in collaboration with NACO, FHI360 and KRIPA foundation was held at de Oriental Grand Hotel here on Tuesday.

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11.10.2018, 8:22 AM

Kohima, Oct. 10 (EMN): A 37 year-old-man from Reguri village under Meluri was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for allegedly raping his minor 11-year-old step-daughter on several occasions.

The incident came to light when the mother of the victim caught her husband red-handed on the night of October 9. The minor, who is studying in class-VI, reportedly told her mother that she had been repeatedly raped by her step-father on several occasions, threatening her with dire consequences if she reveals it to others.

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