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13.07.2018, 9:47 AM
Massive public rallies under the aegis of the Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) was organised Thursday simultaneously in four eastern districts of Nagaland-- Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire-- in solidarity with the ENPO statehood demand.
In Tuensang, a public rally was held at Tower Clock, Tuensang town, where ENPO president, Kekongchim Yimchunger, highlighted the demands of the statehood and its progress thus far.
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13.07.2018, 9:36 AM
Two cadres of NSCN (I-M) were killed in an encounter with security forces on Wednesday night at Sonya
Noksa village in Longding district of eastern Arunachal Pradesh, reports Northeast Now.
 
Acting on intelligence input regarding movement of cadres between Longding and Khonsa, the security forces of DAO division launched an area domination patrol in vicinity of the said village on Wednesday night, Kohima based defence spokesperson Col. Chiranjit Konwar said in a statement.
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12.07.2018, 11:14 AM
Representatives of the NSCN (K) are also attending the third session of the 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, which began Wednesday at Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw, reports The Irrawaddy. NSCN (K) was invited as observer to the conference, scheduled to be held from July 11-16, 2018.
 
According to the report, the Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief, Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, in his speech, reiterated that the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that were yet to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) needed to sign it.
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09.07.2018, 3:48 PM

Guwahati, July 9: Three National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) militants, arrested from West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya in May, have been handed over by a court to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for 10 days’ custodial interrogation, as per reports.

The self-styled ‘revenue secretary’ of NSCN-K, Gaising Maringmei, identified as Ronal, and his two accomplices were arrested on May 13-14 from Mookyniang locality in Khliehtyrshi village, about 15 km from West Jaintia Hills district headquarter.

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09.07.2018, 10:22 AM
ACAUT has urged chief minister Neiphiu Rio to intervene, assist and facilitate in creation of avenues for local formers to sell their surplus produce in Dimapur.
In an open letter to the chief minister, ACAUT co-chairman Simon Kelio and secretary Hetoi Chishi pointed out that though the government was promoting economic self-sufficiency and declaring farmer years, it was ironically unable to provide avenues to local farmers for selling their surplus produce in the markets and towns of the State. They alleged that the local farmers were unable to sell their produce in the markets of Dimapur as mafia-like gangsters had taken over the markets and created monopoly and syndicate system in connivance with non-local traders. 
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08.07.2018, 10:53 AM

In the series of intense operations on underground outfits, delivering a major blow to NSCN (IM), Security Forces under the aegis of DAO division conducted successful operations in Arunachal Pradesh’s Motongsa village post destruction of three major NSCN (IM) camps on July 3 and apprehended two overground workers of NSCN (IM).

In subsequent search operations that took place post destruction of NSCN (IM) camps near Motongsa village, the Jarampur battalion of Security Forces apprehended two overground workers — Khamchang Tikhak alias Michale and Babloo Tikhak residents of New Longchong village.

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08.07.2018, 8:53 AM
Working Committee (WC) of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) through its media cell has taken strong exception of the report published by The Week, a Kerala-based news magazine, on July 6, 2018 and published in sections of the local daily on July 7, 2018 under the headline “GoI Talks Tough on Naga Demands”.
 
According to the media cell, Alezo Venuh, envoy to collective leadership, GPRN/NSCN, and co-ordinator in the ongoing political dialogue between NNPGs and the government of India, had, at no point in time, gave any interview to print or electronic media on the status of “Indo-Naga” political negotiations.  “There is certainly no truth in the statement attributed to Mr. Alezo Venuh,” media cell said.
Working Committee said it therefore expected that the author of the article “withdraw a part of the baseless and imaginary statement within one week.”
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08.07.2018, 8:51 AM

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has sought yet another extension from the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding its response to a petition seeking dissolution of the party.

On June 26, the counsel for the NDPP, Aishwarya Bhati, requested the ECI to give the party “four more weeks to file the reply to the petition” that has called for de-registration of the NDPP from the ECI.

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07.07.2018, 3:20 PM
On June 10, the inmates of the Dimapur District Jail in Nagaland got their own library. The small room located just behind the Police Superintendent’s office is open through the week, has 110 books, and is managed by one of their own. “For a prison that doesn’t have many other recreational facilities, this is a welcome change for the inmates and the staff alike,” says Esther K Aye Jamir, who is one of the three partners at the KAL Legal Consultants in Dimapur. The local law firm partnered with Delhi-based NGO Sarvahitey and formally inaugurated the library on June 10 in the presence of Limasunup Jamir, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur.
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07.07.2018, 3:12 PM
Five of the six Naga groups, currently in peace talks with the Union government, have said that the Centre has disapproved of the idea of the unification of Naga dominated areas of the North East along with Nagaland to create a “greater Nagaland”. This was reported by The Week a news magazine in its July 6 issue. The report also disclosed that the Centre had reportedly told the groups that it would not grant any financial autonomy to the state. 
 
According to The Week, GPRN/NSCN leader Alezo Venuh, emissary to the collective leadership, said “Apart from the sovereignty issue, the Indian government has also refused to include Naga dominated areas to create a special Naga state.”
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07.07.2018, 3:07 PM
Myanmar government has invited NSCN (K) as observer to the third session of the 21st Century Panglong conference, scheduled to be held at Nay Pyi Taw from July 11-16, 2018.
 
According to a Myanmar Times report, the government has also invited all members of the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), also known as Northern Alliance, to attend the conference.
 
The decision comes after the tripartite Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee’s first day of meetings in Nay Pyi Taw to prepare for the conference next week. The joint committee includes representatives of government, the military, signatory groups to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and political parties. Although the NSCN (K) signed a state-level ceasefire accord with the Myanmar government in April 2012, it is not a signatory to the NCA.
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03.07.2018, 7:45 AM
Reacting to the clarification of NDPP over chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s purported statement on
integration of all contiguous Naga areas, NPF has asked Rio to make his stand clear on the issue before the Nagas as it had become a big hurdle in the ongoing peace process. 
 
The opposition party also warned that, should the peace process get derailed, Rio and the PDA government should be solely held responsible.
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