Dimapur: The Lotha Students' Union has urged the Nagaland government to initiate reforms in the existing inner-line permit (ILP) system to effectively regulate and monitor influx into the state.
The union urged the government to standardise ILP regulation guidelines, enforce stricter procedures to detect illegal migrants, streamline the process of ILP application and renewal for tourists and investors, improve ILP revenue collection process to ensure transparency and accountability and maintain accurate records through a secure online database system.
Dibrugarh: The army under Dao Division successfully apprehended one NSCN (I-M) cadre from Sepon in Dibrugarh district on Friday night. The operation has delivered a huge blow to NSCN (I-M) activities in Upper Assam.
Based on specific intelligence inputs regarding the movement of NSCN (I-M) cadres in the area, an operation was launched by the 9th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles on Friday night.
The United Naga Council (UNC) in an ‘emergency presidential council meeting’ on Friday resolved to take up “appropriate steps” any time from now to defend the position of the Naga people. The UNC said that the ‘emergency’ meeting was called following the comment of Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh who had reportedly told a national daily newspaper that “extreme steps will be taken if Naga deal hurts Manipur’s interest”.
The UNC informed Newmai News Network today that it will initiate a strong form of agitation any day to defend the inherent rights of the Naga people. “Therefore, we alert the Naga people to be ready for any eventuality,” the Naga body added.
DIMAPUR, JULY 21 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) on Saturday issued a rejoinder in connection to the news reports appearing in section of the national as well as local newspapers on the Naga framework agreement.
The news reports, said to be based on the 213th report on the security situation in the northeastern states tabled by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in the Rajya Sabha, claimed that the Nagas had now reached a common understanding with the Government of India (GoI) that “boundaries of the States will not be touched” and “some special arrangements would be made for the Nagas, wherever they are.”
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Making a strong stand that the Naga integration demand was genuine which the Government of India also recognizes, Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on Saturday pointed to “threatening words” (statements) recently made by neighbouring states on Naga issue and said, “non-Nagas cannot dictate terms and determine the future of the Nagas.”
As protests seeking the ouster of Manipur University Vice-Chancellor Prof A P Pandey escalated across Manipur, the state government ordered the suspension of all telecom services except voice calls for the next five days to ensure public order and peace, officials said on Friday.
Students have been demanding the V-C’s resignation over multiple allegations of administrative negligence and carelessness in running the university — charges that have been emphatically rejected by Pandey.
The BJP led Manipur government on Friday tabled the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment Bill), 2018, on the first day of the two days long monsoon assembly session. The bill is likely to be passed in next sitting, on Monday. The proposed move of the Manipur Government to pass Bill, however, is drawing flak from many corners.
While All Manipur Women’s Social Reformation and Development Samaj (Nupi Samaj), a women organisation on Saturday took out a rally on the streets in Imphal, Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) also organised a sit-in demonstration in different parts of the state, against the state government’s move. Women protestors set off the rally at Keishampat and marched towards the chief minister’s office. However, they were stopped by the police. Later, five selected representatives of the women body met the chief minister.
JUST 18 months after running her first competitive race — an inter-district meet in Sivasagar, Assam — 18-year-old Hima Das has created athletics history. The daughter of a rice farmer from Dhing village in Nagaon district, she got India its first ever track gold at a global event by winning the 400 metre final at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
Tense on the starting block, Hima started slow and trailed on the home stretch, but her blazing run in the final 80m, where she overtook three rivals, saw her clocking 51.46 seconds.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced to lead a delegation of ministers to Delhi on Friday to meet the HRD Minister in a bid to end the impasse at Manipur University. This comes after the volunteers of the agitating Joint College Forum of Manipur University closed all the affiliated 86 colleges in the state on Thursday and served a three-day ultimatum to the government to solve the crisis.
“We would press the ministry to constitute a fact-finding committee to probe into the allegation levelled against Manipur University’s Vice-Chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. In the meantime, we have been discussing the possibility of temporarily relieving the V-C of his administrative power during the investigation period,” said the Chief Minister addressing mediapersons at his bungalow.
IMPHAL | Jul 12 : Shirui Village Authority, Ukhrul district has stated that the proposal by the Manipur state government through the Forest department since early 1980’s to declare Shirui Kashong as Shirui National Park had been strongly rejected by Shirui Village till date.
A release stated that Shirui Village has stood on to this position. It has come to the knowledge of the organisation that the forest department have been using the name Shirui National Park and have also identified it as an Eco Sensitive Zone, it said. Such usage should be withdrawn immediately and the forest department should refrain from using such nomenclature such as Shirui National Park, the release informed.
Noksa village in Longding district of eastern Arunachal Pradesh, reports Northeast Now.