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Nagaland Political, January 2008

Posted by buraluit on May 2, 2009

Nagaland Cong list

Nagaland Cong list
 KOHIMA, Jan 29 – Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee, besieged with
too many aspirants, yesterday announced the names of candidates for the 40
Assembly seats, elections to which will be held on March 5. …more

Cong candidates for 40

Dimapur, Jan 27 (NPN): Even
though the Congress has finally cleared the first list of candidates to contest
in 40 constituencies for the March 5 assembly election , the suspense over the
remaining 20 names continues to fuel speculations amid rumblings within its rank
and file. …more

NPF Dimapur-II

The NPF Dimapur-II A/C comprising of its parent body, women wing, youth wing and
advisory board during its executive meeting at the residence of Y. Hewoto Awomi,
former parliamentary secretary for CAWD and decided to dissolve the party "en
bloc as subsequent to resignation of Hewoto Awomi from the party." …more

Houses, vehicles gutted in

Dimapur, Jan 28 (NPN): Seven trucks and around 30
to 40 houses including a motor garage were gutted in a major fire which broke
out at the residential Ghorapatty area here on Monday at around 10 am. …more

2 former
ministers quit Congress(NPT_29_1_k8)

KOHIMA/DIMAPUR, JAN 28 (NPN):  In an apparent
fallout of the tussle for Congress party tickets for the ensuing Assembly
elections, two former ministers and Congress leaders, K Kiko and Pukhayi Sumi,
have resigned from the Congress party to contest the polls under different
political parties.
While chairman, NPCC Kissan Cell, K Kiko Konyak of 48 Moka A/C, is set to
contest the polls on a BJP ticket, PCC member of 34 Aghunato A/C, Pukhayi Sumi
is eyeing for NPF ticket. …more

NPF list
likely by Jan 30(NPT_29_1_k8)

KOHIMA, JAN 28 (NPN): The NPF is expected to
declare its list of candidates for the ensuing March 5 assembly elections on
January 30, NPF sources said. 
A highly-placed NPF source disclosed that the party would have a meeting on
January 29 and the names of candidates declared the next day, with the ticket
distribution ceremony to be held at the NPF Central Office, Kohima. The source
also said the NPF party would kick-start its election campaign on February 6.
Though the NPF party is keen to contest in all 60 seats, there are speculations
that there could some seat adjustment with the DAN partners including the BJP.

JAC to stage demo in

Dimapur, Jan 29 (NPN): The Joint Action Committee of
Tribal Hohos on Delimitation has decided to stage a dharna in front of
Parliament House in New Delhi on February 7 as a part of its agitation in
protest against the proposed ordinance to exempt Nagaland from the purview of
delimitation exercise.A press release issued by JAC
general secretary Idailung Thou described the ordinance as "murder of
fundamental and democratic rights of the people" and "stark exposure of the
double standard treatment meted out to the Nagas by Government of India".…more

Cong pits Seyie against

Kohima, Jan 29 (NPN):
In an interesting development, though the Congress is
yet to declare the candidature of Sevotso Seyie, party general secretary, Kohima
District Congress Committee for Northern Angami-II A/C, NPCC vice president
Khreidi Thenünuo Tuesday officially declared that Seyie would be pitted against
former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of NPF. …more

Congress declares second

Dimapur, Jan 29 (NPN):
After a long delay, the Congress has announced the
second set of its list containing the names of candidates for ten assembly
constituencies. As expected, several aspirants who have been denied the party
tickets have either resigned or decided to contest as independents or candidates
of other rival parties for the March 5 assembly elections. …more

NYC leaders

Kohima, Jan 29 (NPN):
Apparently peeved at being denied the Congress party
tickets for the March 5 assembly polls, Nagaland Youth Congress (NYC) president
Prasielie Pienyu and secretary Ruokuovotuo have resigned from the primary as
well as active membership of the party with immediate effect. …more

Bid to change fund

 Dimapur, Jan 30 : The Northeast may finally get some
respite following a proposal by Union Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh
Prasad Singh to move the Union Cabinet towards endorsing his Ministry’s proposal
to change the funding pattern to 90 per cent grant.

Plea to

DIMAPUR, JAN 30 (NPN): Public of
Khaghaboto, Kuhuboto and Aghunaqa areas have directed all underground factions
not to disrupt the ongoing construction works of the RCC bridge between Shozukhu
and Zukihe, in the interest of the public of the three areas. …more

CEC to
review Assembly poll preparations in Nagaland

 KOHIMA, Jan 27 – Chief Election
Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswamy and two Election Commissioners (EC) will visit
Nagaland from January 31 to February 2 to review preparations for the March 5
assembly election in the State. …more

Rudy flays Central rule
in Nagaland

 KOHIMA, Jan 24 – Former Union Minister
and BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy yesterday said that the decision to impose
Central rule in Nagaland by the UPA Government was undemocratic. While the
government imposed President’s Rule in Nagaland dismissing an elected government
before the completion of its term, it applied a different yardstick for Goa in a
similar situation and allowed the Congress rule to continue. …more

Deo Nukhu quits

Dimapur, Jan 20 (NPN): MLA Deo
Nukhu has resigned from the Nagaland Legislative Assembly with effect from
January 14.
In a letter to the Assembly Speaker, Nukhu said it was not possible for him to
continue as a member of the Assembly under the present political condition.


15 dept to
vie for trophy(NPT_23_2_k8)

DIMAPUR: Vying for the
Governor’s Trophy for Excellence, fifteen Government departments are to take
part in the Tableau Presentation at this year’s Republic Day celebrations at the

Plaza, Kohima. This was decided during a meeting held recently at Kohima to
chalk out arrangements for celebration of Republic Day 2008 in the state
capital. …more


DCC Wokha

 DIMAPUR: The District Congress
Committee (DCC) Wokha has re-affirmed for recommendation of INC ticket for Wokha
district. A press release jointly issued by its president, C Renpongthung Ezung
and general secretary Zubemo Lotha stated that Wokha DCC election committee has
re-affirmed its earlier decision taken on October 10, 2007 for recommendation of
INC ticket to all the four PCC members from Wokha district for the ensuing
general election. The release has further asked the authority responsible to
consider the enclosed minutes of the District Election Committee held on January
19 and take necessary action. …more

BJP graph rising:

Dimapur, Jan 22 (NPN):
The BJP Tuesday asserted that Year 2008 would be the
"Year of BJP". Addressing a press conference here Tuesday, BJP all India
spokesman and election in-charge of Nagaland, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, claimed the
graph of BJP was ever rising. He was confident that BJP would do well in the
upcoming elections in several States. …more

Jamir asks Nagas to ‘arise
and awake’(NPT_23_2_k8)

Dimapur, Jan 22 (NPN):
Governor of Goa Dr. S.C. Jamir said the obsession of
the Nagas with the past had narrowed down their perspectives besides affecting
them in broadening their horizons and exploiting the natural talents and
creative capabilities in all spheres of human endeavours. …more

AR with people of State:

Maj. Gen. K.S. Sethi, IGAR (North), Tuesday asserted that Assam Rifles was
committed to the growth and development of Nagaland.Addressing a gathering after
inaugurating a water supply project at Kukidolong village on Tuesday, Gen. Sethi
said "We are with the people and it will be always our endeavour to work for the
people of the State". He said the Assam Rifles wanted to see the fruits of
growth in the State as in many places of the country.Commenting on the project,
the General said it was a very difficult and challenging task but was made
possible owing to the efforts of Col. K.P.S. Sirohi, CO, 42 Assam Rifles, as
also the villagers. …more


The BJP Dimapur -III A/C Mandal in its meeting on January 21 at the residence of
Mandal president Hokheto Kiba had resolved to "unanimously support" the mahila
candidate Mrs. Helena Yepthomi as the BJP candidate for Dimapur-III. …more

RJD Mon(NPT_23_2_k8)

The RJD Mon District Yuva has praised DRJD President, Panglei Konyak for his
efficient and dynamic leadership under whom the youth of the RJD Mon district
has improved and bloomed. Mon District Yuva Rashtriya Janata Dal general
secretary has in a press release informed that Panglei Konyak resigned from the
Congress party Mon district and joined RJD in the year 2007. …more

DC Longleng, DPRO Tsg

The Deputy Commissioner of Longleng has condoled the death of Sub- Divisional
Information Officer, Longleng, Meshu Khiammungam, who died in a road accident on
January 15 between Changtongya and Mokokchung road. …more

BSP informs(NPT_23_2_k8)

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary, K. Mhonchumo Lotha has informed all
the BSP State and District office bearers to collect their Identity Cards from
the head office. In a separate release, the general secretary also informed that
the office of the BSP has been shifted to Half Nagarjan, near GHSS Nagarjan,

NLBC 75 years(NPT_23_2_k8)

The N. Longchum Baptist Church (NLBC) under KBES Wokha will celebrate its 75th
anniversary from January 28 to 30 with the theme, "Nteno Ethungcheo Jipo". The
speakers during the conference will be executive secretary KBES Vankhosung Rev
Dr E. Nrio Ezung, Wokha Town Baptist Church Pastor Rev L.K. …more

JD (U) office bearers

Altogether six state office bearers of the Janata Dal (United) have tendered
resignation from their respective designations since January 16. Appreciating
Deo Nukhu, former minister, Higher and Technical Education for withdrawing
support to the DAN Government, the six JD (U) signatories have extended its
gratitude to the screening committee members of the INC for inducting former DAN
legislators into Congress party and also for recommending the party’s tickets.

Oting village alleges
fraudulent drawal(NPT_23_2_k8)

The Oting village elders has alleged that an amount of Rs. 82, 25, 000 has been
drawn in the name of "fake development works" which have not been done at all.In
an open letter to the state Governor, the signatories sought the intervention
and demanded investigation into the alleged fraudulent works for which a total
of Rs. 82, 25, 000 has been drawn with "mutual understanding between DDOs of
some departments and contractors in the name of Oting village." …more

NPF Wka threat on ticket

The Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF) Wokha Division and NPF 37 Tyui A/C has
appealed to the NPF Party Ticket Distribution Committee to issue NPF ticket to
intending candidate Y. Y. Kikon and cautioned to resign en bloc in the event of
the candidate not getting the NPF ticket.In a press statement, signed by nine
NPF officials of Wokha Division and 37 Tyui A/C reaffirmed its earlier
recommendation for allotment of NPF ticket to Y. Y. Kikon for the 37 Tyui A/C.

NCRC Sumi council

A general meeting of Nagaland Christian Revival Church (NCRC), Sumi executive
council has been convened on February 2 at 8 am at its headquarter prayer
centre, Pughoboto. NCRC (Sumi) in a press release issued by its secretary,
Hekhevi Yeptho, has requested all LBC board members both old and new and council
members to attend the meeting.

Polling stations for Phek

The Deputy Commissioner & district election officer, Phek, Maongwati Aier has
informed that the list of polling stations for the five Assembly Constituencies
including 16 Pfütsero AC, 17 Chizami AC, 18 Chazouba AC, 19 Phek AC and 20
Meluri AC, have been published. Copies of the list are available for inspection
at the office of the District Election Officer, Phek, all outpost Administrative
Officers’ offices, Phek district and the office of the Phek Town Council.

Tuli ACCC Merangkong village

The 21 Tuli Assembly Constituency Congress Committee (ACCC), and Assembly
Constituency Youth Congress Committee (ACYCC), Merangkong village unit, during
their general meeting held on January 20 have reaffirmed to stand in the party
principles and resolved to support S. Imti Jamir, intending Congress candidate
in the ensuing general assembly election under the leadership of NPCC president,
Hokheto Sumi and CLP leader, I. Imkong. This was stated in a joint press
statement issued by 21 Tuli ACCC and ACYCC Merangkong village unit.

BJP 3 Dmr-III office bearers

Fifteen BJP office bearers along with active and primary members under 3 Dmr-III
A/C has resigned from the party to support L. Inazhe Sema, RJD candidate, for
the ensuing general assembly election. …more

DAN co-ordination committee

DIMAPUR, JAN 23 (NPN): Co-ordination Committee of the
Democratic Alliance Nagaland (DAN) in a consultative meeting held Wednesday at
Kohima, selected a new team of committee members and also set up a sub-committee
on drafting the common minimum programme (CMP) of DAN for the forthcoming
Assembly elections. …more

Congress first list
likely today(NPT_24_1_k8)

Dimapur, Jan 23 (NPN): Congress is likely to
declare the first list of 40 candidates for the March 5 Assembly polls in
Nagaland on Thursday; while the second list containing the names of the
remaining 20 was expected to be declared on February 2.
Congress leader I. Imkong told Nagaland Post Wednesday that the Central
Executive Committee (CEC) of the party would meet in New Delhi on Thursday to
discuss the matter. The CEC is headed by Congress president Mrs. Sonia Gandhi
and includes as members: Margaret Alva (AICC in-charge Nagaland), Ranjit Thomas
(joint secretary AICC) Lalthanhawla , P.R.Kyndiah, CLP leader I. Imkong and NPCC
president Hokheto Sumi. …more

Violation of
code of conduct(NPT_25_1_k8)

Dimapur, Jan 24(NPN): Despite election having been declared on January 14 and
after which the electoral code of conduct taking immediate effect, several
former ministers and VIPs of the DAN coalition are still using armed police
escorts during their movements.
Armed police escorts are officially permitted only for the former chief
minister, the opposition leader and a minister in the erstwhile DAN government
as they come under the category of the ‘threat perception’. …more

Congress to announce
list of candidates(NPT_25_1_k8)

 Dimapur, Jan 24 (NPN): With the Central Election Committee
of the AICC having sat for several hours on Thursday to finalise the list of
party candidates, no formal announcement has been made.
When contacted over telephone, NPCC president Hokheto Sumi simply said the list
would be formally declared after the AICC president Sonia Gandhi appended her
signature by Friday. …more
PR imposed in

Kohima, Jan 3: Presi-dent’s Rule has been imposed in Nagaland this
Reacting to the development, Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has said that
it is unfortunate that anti-democracy forces in the form of the Congress leaders
of Nagaland have put their best effort to impose President’s Rule in Nagaland
after failing on all fronts to dislodge the mandated DAN Government in Nagaland.

Varied response to Delhi rule(TEL_ 3_1_k8)

Nagaland CMO dismisses report, minister prepares for battle (TEL, 3-1-k8)

Jan. 2:
The Nagaland
People’s Front, the main constituent of the ruling Democratic Alliance of
Nagaland, today reacted to the news of the Union cabinet recommending
President’s rule in the state in contradictory voices.The chief minister’s
office dismissed the news outright, saying it was a mere rumour floated by the
Opposition Congress.

weighs legal option(TEL_ 5_1_k8)

Ousted coalition finds support from Naga groups (TEL_ 5_1_k8)

Kohima, Jan. 4:
The Neiphiu Rio-led Democratic
Alliance of Nagaland geared up for a legal battle with Delhi a day after losing
the political one that culminated in President’s rule being clamped on the
state.Rio said the coalition partners, led by his Nagaland People’s Front, were
consulting legal experts to move court against the “murder of democracy”. “We
will seek justice from the court,” he said, projecting his government as a
political martyr.

plans protest(TEL_ 6_1_k8)

Nagaland security reviewed, NPF
mulls bandh (TEL,6-1-08)

Jan. 5:
The Nagaland
People’s Front, a constituent of the Neiphiu Rio-led government, and the BJP
that backed the coalition have launched a vitriolic attack on the Centre for
imposing President’s rule in the state. The parties have chalked out a series of
agitation programmes to protest the Centre’s decision, though Governor K.
Sankaranarayanan today tried to cool tempers by assuring that central rule is
not “army rule”.

forces for NPF blockade (TEL_ 8_1_k8)

Jan. 7:
The Nagaland
administration has deployed additional police and IRB personnel along National
Highway 39 to ensure law and order during the 12-hour blockade called by the
youth wing of the Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) tomorrow in protest against the
imposition of President’s rule.


The Nagaland
People’s Front (NPF) has filed a writ petition in Gauhati High Court,
challenging the imposition of President’s rule in the state on January 3. The
case will come up for hearing tomorrow. NPF spokesperson V.V. Abu Metha said
renowned constitution expert Soli Sorabjee would represent the party.

Nagaland bandh peaceful(SEX_9_1_k8)

 Kohima, Jan 8: The 12 hours
bandh of National Highway 39 and 61 in Nagaland called by the Youth Wings of
three non-Congress political parties including Nagaland People’s Front (NPF),
Bharatya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from 6
am today went off peacefully without any untoward incident being reported from
any quarter.

Nagaland Election Dept ready to conduct polls
KOHIMA, Jan 16: Nagaland
Election Department has made the requisite preparations to conduct the March 5
Assembly Elections as per the Election Commission of India (ECI) directive,
official sources said today.
Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) C J Ponraj told UNI that despatching of
election-related materials and instructions to maintain model code of conduct to
the district headquarters have already been started as the election process. He
said Nagaland has a total of 13,00507 voters, comprising 64,604 male and
6,35,903 female voters, who will exercise their franchise in 1800 polling
stations throughout the State.
New Chairman
KOHIMA, Jan 18: Temjen Toy, Commissioner and Secretary, Urban Development
Department has being appointed Chairman Development Authority Nagaland (DAN),
stated a press release. …more

Vice President inaugurates NCC Republic Day camp

KOHIMA, Jan 8 : The Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari inaugurated the
National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp – 2008, at New Delhi today, stated a
press release.
A contingent of smartly turned out NCC cadets drawn from all the three wings
namely Army, Navy and Air Force, presented a Guard of Honour to the Vice
President on his arrival at the NCC camp. …more

Armed forces
Tribunal Act notified

KOHIMA, Jan 8: The Union
Government has notified the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007 which will pave the
way for the setting up of a tribunal dealing with disputes relating to the
personnel of the three Services, stated a press release.
The Armed Forces Tribunal Bill 2007, passed by the Parliament, received the
assent of the President on December 25, 2007.


Governor reviews security situation
KOHIMA, Jan 9:
Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayan reviewed the security scenario in the State
with the top Army personnel and discussed the issue of holding free and fair
election, said a Defence release issued here today. The high-level meeting,
attended by all senior security personnel, including Lt Gen M S Dadwal, GOC,
three Corps and Maj Gen K S Sethi, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North),
was held here yesterday.

not responsible for President Rule :Imkong
KOHIMA, Jan 9: Opposition
Congress leader I Imkong today said the party and the Nagaland Progressive
Alliance (NPA) members did not demand President’s rule in the State but only
dismissal of the ‘minority’ Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government.
Addressing a press conference here after returning from New Delhi, the leader of
Opposition in the previous Nagaland Assembly alleged that failure of the DAN
government led to the imposition of Central rule.


Congress accuses Rio of fund misuse
KOHIMA, Jan 10: Congress
Legislature Party leader in Nagaland I Imkong has demanded explanations from
outgoing Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for “siphoning off” developmental funds and
requested Governor K Sankaranarayan to investigate the matter.
Addressing a press conference here yesterday, Imkong alleged that Rio had
withdrawn cash of more than Rs 400 crore between December 13 and 31 after his
Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government became a ‘minority’ in the
floor of the House on December 13.


urges Governor to reinstate Rio govt

Kohima, Jan 14
(NPN): In a significant political development, the NPF-led DAN alliance Monday
called on State Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and urged him to reinstate the
Neiphiu Rio led government.
The DAN legislators, led by Rio, called on the Governor in the afternoon and
took group photographs along with the Governor.


Imkong Delhi-bound(NPT_15_1_k8)

Dimapur, Jan 14 (NPN): With the Election Commission fixing
March 5 as the day for holding of Assembly elections in Nagaland, senior
Congress and NPA (Nagaland Progressive Alliance) leader I. Imkong Monday sounded
optimistic about the prospects of Congress in the polls.

SH resolve


The Eastern Nagaland Peoples’
Organization (ENPO) and the Sumi Hoho (SH) have resolved to support the Naga
Unification movement among the Nagas without any discrimination and territorial

assures free, fair polls

Dimapur, Jan 15 (NPN):

Advisor to the Governor and former
DGP of Nagaland, S.C. Tripathi, assured that free and fair polls would be
conducted in Nagaland and hoped polling day would remain peaceful. Tripathi, who
assumed office on Monday, also assured that he would do "everything possible" to
ensure fair and peaceful conduct of the polls.


appreciates Centre


The Asukho Kughukho Union, Nagaland (AKUN) has appreciated the decision of the
Central Government to keep the delimitation proposal in abeyance in Nagaland.

for unity

Dimapur, Jan 16 (NPN): A “Peace and Unification Rally”,
organized in Zunheboto on Tuesday, resolved to unanimously reiterate and
reaffirm the Sumi resolutions adopted on December 11 and December 27 last year.

Support unification: ‘Gen’ Kholi

Dimapur, Jan 16 (NPN):
“General” Kholi Konyak, “Chief of Army”, People’s Army of Nagaland, NSCN (K),
Wednesday called upon all peace-loving Nagas to support the ongoing process for
unification of the Nagas with sincerity and dedication.

Congress to finalise list after January 20

Kohima, Jan 16 (NPN):  It would seem that procrastination
by the Congress party in announcing its list of candidates in Nagaland for the
second time, reveals how difficult the process has turned out to be.

calls bandh over delimitation

Dimapur, Jan 16 (NPN): The Joint
Action Committee (JAC) of Tribal Hohos on Delimitation has called for a “total
bandh” in JAC districts and sub-divisions on January 28 besides resolving to
hold a dharna in New Delhi in the first week of February in protest against the
decision of Cabinet Sub-Committee to exempt some of the north-eastern States
including Nagaland from the purview of delimitation process.


on code of conduct

Dimapur, Jan 16 (NPN): The Election
Commission of India has directed all political parties in the State to abide by
the model code of conduct which came into force immediately with the
announcement of poll schedule for the State on January 14.
A press release issued by C.J. Ponraj, Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, said
as according to the model code of conduct, no fresh release of LADP funds under
MPs/MLAs shall be made in any part of the State where election is in progress.

Patil assures NPA

Dimapur, Dec 17 (NPN): Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil
Monday purportedly assured a delegation of the Congress-led Nagaland Progressive
Alliance (NPA) that “justice will be done according to the provisions of the
Constitution of India.”
According to a report from NPA sources, Patil gave the assurance to a 30-member
NPA delegation, led by its leader-elect, I. Imkong, when they called on the
Minister in New Delhi Monday afternoon. …more

Rokonicha quits

Kohima, Dec 17 (NPN): Even as the focus on the latest
political crisis shifted to New Delhi, senior Congress leader Rokonicha resigned
from Assembly on Monday.
According to official sources, Assembly Speaker Kiyaneilie Peseyie accepted the
resignation of Rokonicha. Following this, the strength of the Congress party in
the NLA has been reduced to 16 MLAs. Rokonicha represented the 5th Ghaspani II
Assembly constituency.  …more

lauds Assembly Speaker

Dimapur, Dec 17 (NPN): The
NPF Kohima unit has lauded Assembly Speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie for “graciously
and decently upholding” the Constitution of India, in particular the Tenth
Schedule, during the recent no-trust motion.
A press release issued by NPF Kohima division president Theyiekielie Tachu
alleged the nine NPF Members, who could not muster two third of the strength of
NPF, attempted to violate the Tenth Schedule of Constitution with impunity.

houses gutted


Five houses including four thatch house and a RCC building were gutted during
the wee hours on Monday at Rongmei Colony, Dhobinullah, Dimapur.According to
Fire Brigade personnel who went to the spot to douse of the inferno, four thatch
houses and one RCC building were gutted at the same time property worth 50 lakh
were destroyed which left 21 families homeless. The caused of the fire could not
be ascertained, however it was suspected to be due to short circuit.

slams NPF demand

Dimapur,Jan 18(NPN): Former
NPF finance minister K.Therie slammed the NPF for demanding reinstatement of the
then DAN coalition ministry from the Governor adding, it only served to expose
“ignorance” on the part of the NPF.
In a statement, Therie said the NPF legislators should be “ashamed of making
such demand” if they had any “conscience and morality” since the NPA had the
majority support of 31 MLAs. He said it was known to all people that the DAN
coalition had lost majority support with only 23 members in a house of 60.

Yitachu seeks info

DIMAPUR, JAN 18 (NPN): Former parliamentary secretary (Law
& Justice) and MLA of the suspended 10th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Yitachu,
has sought information under RTI from the public information officer (PIO),
Secretariat of the Governor, Raj Bhavan Kohima, for use in the matter relating
to challenge of Proclamation under Article 356 in relation to Nagaland issued on
January 3, 2008, before the Gauhati High Court.

U) units affirm


Five JD (U) district level units including Mon, Mokokchung, Peren, Wokha and
Kiphire districts have affirmed not to compromise with former state JD (U)
president, S, Limatemjen, MLA Huska Sumi JD(U) Pughoboto A/C, and Deo Nukhu,
Chairman of State Deputy Planning Board, Nagaland under 17 Chisami A/C who
victimized the party workers with their "kiss and kill" policy for their own
individual benefit and run away from the package of party yearly shared.


all VIP quotas: Governor

Dimapur, Jan 19 (NPN): In his efforts to provide better
governance, the Governor of Nagaland K. Sankaranarayanan Saturday directed all
district authorities to implement the Public Distribution System (PDS) through
Fair Price Shops and not through the VIPs.
A release issued by the Governor’s Secretariat said the Governor had also
directed for the cancellation of all VIP quotas.

WSH plea on unity

 DIMAPUR, JAN 19 (NPN): Appealing to all Sumi underground
workers in particular and all Nagas in general, to cooperate with the
unification process, the Sumi Hoho (SH) and Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) also urged
all individuals and groups not to issue any provocative statement that might
disrupt the ongoing Naga unification. …more

Congress first list on Jan. 24

Kohima, Jan 19 (NPN): The Congress party in Nagaland will
formally declare the names of 40 of its 60 candidates for the forthcoming polls
in the State on January 24.
Disclosing this to Nagaland Post on Saturday, NPCC president Hokheto Sumi said
the names would be announced by the AICC in New Delhi. He said the Screening
Committee of AICC would hold a discussion for the remaining 20 seats on the same
On the recent admission of 19 former DAN legislators into party fold, Hokheto
said their admission into Congress did not mean that all would get party
tickets. “A few seats will be given…The Congress has to sacrifice to give those
seats,” Hokheto said but refused to give further details.

above petty differences: Sinha


Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Abhijit
Sinha, on Saturday urged the CTC councilors to keep an eye on what other
Councils are doing for the development of the society and to rise above petty

promise of fair polls

Governor K. Sankaranarayanan today assured the State Government has made
elaborate arrangements for “Free and Fair Elections” in order to ensure that
people of Nagaland elect their representatives to form a Government that was
based on the fundamental principles of public welfare and public good.

Suspense over Congress list

DIMAPUR, JAN 25 (NPN):  The suspense over the announcement
of list of Congress party candidates for the ensuing state Assembly elections,
continued with reports indicating that the second consecutive sitting of the
Central Election Committee of the AICC on Friday had failed to finalise the
list. …more

organizes special meeting


A special meeting of the International Accreditation Theological Association (IATA),
North East India was organized here on Friday at New Life Bible College (NLBC),
Dimapur. The programme was graced by the presence of Dr. Babu P. Thomas,
International Co-ordinator of IATA (New York) and Dr. Stalin K. Thomas,
International Director, IATA (India).

resolve to support Esak


The intending candidate from Congress ticket for the ensuing assembly polls from
47th Aboi A/C, Esak Hessum has gained more support from his constituency.A press
release issued by Chapa, party president of Longching unit stated that an
executive meeting of the Loncghing- Sowa youth was held on January 23, where
youths decided to strengthen and support Esak Hessum in the ensuing elections.
The youths also assured to work under the leadership of PCC President Hokheto
Sumi and Congress Legislature Party (CLP)

I. Imkong in the ensuing polls.

Secretary Defence (production) takes over
KOHIMA, Jan 2: Pradeep Kumar has taken over as Secretary (Defence
Production) in the Ministry of Defence, stated a press release. He belongs to
1972 batch of Indian Administrative Service. Kumar who is a Haryana Cadre
officer, is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of
Technology, Delhi and has a Master degree in Economic and Social Studies from
the University of Wales, UK. …more

Naga Hoho against ‘undemocratic move’
KOHIMA, Jan 3: Various organizations including the Naga Hoho has
expressed their opposition on the imposition of President rule in Nagaland,
stated a press release.
Speaking to media persons, the Naga Hoho’s press secretary said that “we are
absolutely against the imposition of President’s rule at this juncture.”“It will
create an undesirable situation,” Chuba Ozukum, the Naga Hoho’s spokesperson
stated. …more

NPF supporter shot dead

KOHIMA, Jan 3: A Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF) supporter
was shot dead by a Congress activist at Kangtsung village under Tuli Assembly
Constituency in Mokokchung district of Nagaland. Police said here today that one
Zulunungba (25), a supporter of NPF Legislator T Tali of the Tuli Assembly
Constituency, was shot dead by a rival Congress supporter yesterday. The
assailant fled after committing the crime.
A case had been registered and a hunt was on to apprehend the killer, police
added. (UNI)

murdered in Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio
KOHIMA, Jan 4: Army and
paramilitary troopers were deployed in strength in Nagaland on Friday following
the clamping of President’s rule, which dismissed Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
described as a “murder of democracy”.
The Northeastern State was brought under central rule late Thursday following
political uncertainty triggered by a controversial no-confidence vote.



Nagaland Guv assures ‘SMART’ governance during President’s Rule
KOHIMA, Jan 4: Nagaland
Governor K Sankaranarayanan has assured he would do his best to ensure peace,
progress, prosperity and development of the State during the President’s Rule so
that the administration could meet the expectations of the citizens.
In a press communique here after President’s rule was imposed in Nagaland last
night, the Governor said, “The President’s Rule was necessitated following a
series of political activities in the form of changing loyalties and
horse-trading, which culminated in the December 13 No-Confidence Motion and
subsequently plunged the State into a

to challenge President’s rule in Nagaland in court
RUSOMA Jan 4: Outgoing
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said the Democratic Alliance of
Nagaland (DAN) will move court against the undemocratic imposition of
President’s rule in the State. Talking to mediapersons at the inauguration of
the Golden Jubilee celebration of Rusoma Village Youth and Sports Association,
about 20 km from here, Rio said DAN leaders were consulting legal experts in
this regard, as the rulings of the Nagaland Assembly Speaker should be judged by
a court of law and not by the party high command.


NPF accuses Congress of
imposing ‘martial rule’ in Nagaland
KOHIMA, Jan 4: The Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF), the major ally of
the outgoing Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government, today slammed the
State unit of the Congress for the imposition of President’s rule in the State.
In a release issued here, NPF president Shurhozelie said, “The President’s rule
is nothing but the Army rule. The Naga people do not need to be reminded of the
years of suffering and pain that they have undergone under the Centre’s Army
rule.” …more

Nagaland unit of the BJP
slams Congress leaders
KOHIMA, Jan 4: The Nagaland BJP, an ally of the outgoing Democratic
Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government, today lambasted the State Congress
leaders for imposition of the President’s Rule in the State. In a statement
issued here, BJP state unit president Ato Yepthomi described the development as
“murder of democracy” and claimed that it was a victory for the DAN government.



Neiphiu Rio fears peace process
may go haywire
KOHIMA, Jan 5: Outgoing Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has
asserted that the imposition of President’s rule in the State was against the
aspirations of the Naga people and expressed apprehensions that the ongoing Naga
peace process may go haywire in the absence of a popular and mandated
government. …more

12-hour NH bandh
in Nagaland

KOHIMA, Jan 6: The youth
wings of three non-Congress parties in Nagaland have called for a 12-hour bandh
on National Highway 39 and 61, passing through the state, on January 8 to
protest the imposition of President’s Rule. Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF) Youth
Wing president Kakuto Shohe said here today that the bandh was jointly called by


only for 45% in Kohima(TEL, 16-1-k8)

Jan. 15:
Nagaland will
receive nearly 180 additional companies of security forces, apart from the
existing 150 companies of state police, to ensure peaceful elections on March
5.Nagaland also has homeguard and village guard personnel, in addition to a
regular force. The state will also require around 20,000 government staff to
conduct elections in 1,786 polling stations. While the state election department
is yet to finalise the list of sensitive and hypersensitive polling stations,
election officials said identification of these areas would depend on the
prevailing situation in the near future.


Nagaland MLAs resign (TEL, 20-1-k8)

Jan. 19:
Political drama
continued to unfold in Nagaland with the resignation of three Independent
legislators from the Assembly.Angetyongpang MLA Jongshilemba Ao, Suruhuto
legislator Khutovi Sumi and Tuensang Sadar-I MLA P. Chuba Chang submitted their
resignations to Speaker Kiyanielie Peseyie last night. They have joined the
Congress and are seeking tickets to the March 5 Assembly election.


in a fix over list of candidates


The Congress high command in New
Delhi is reportedly having a tough time to finalize the list of party candidates
for the ensuing Nagaland assembly polls, following last month’s political
development in the state.The state Congress, which has 16 legislators in the
state legislative assembly, declared that it would contest all the 60 seats.

graces Special Sainik Sammelan

A Special Sainik Sammelan was held on the occasion of its golden jubilee with
Brig Pramod Behl, DIG Assam Rifles Training Centre & School addressing all ranks
of the Centre. While wishing all ranks under its command a happy and prosperous
new year, the Commandant exhorted all ranks to put in their efforts in making
the Institution one of the best training centres of the country in the coming

& NDBA joint forum meet

A joint forum meeting of the office bearers of NGBF and NDBA and presidents of
district GBs and DBs Association & District Forum Convenors have been convened
on January 8 at the joint forum office chamber, DC office complex Dimapur at 10
am to discuss on the ceasefire amongst the Naga National Workers (Groups) which
was extended on December 7 at Kohima.

meet held

A meeting of Saptiqa Area Elders’ Council (SAEC) was held on December 29 last at
GHS building comprising five villages including Ustomi, Zhevishe village,
Saptiqa, Shena Old and New.According to a press release issued by general
secretary of the council, the meeting was attended by 85 signatories comprising
of GBs, public leaders and various officers where it deliberated on the recent
creation of EAC post at Saptiqa by DAN government.


fellowship formed in Japan

The Nagas living in Japan had a meeting and formed a fellowshipfor the first
time called Naga Fellowship Japan (NFJ) recently. The NFJ consist of seven
families with a total of 26 members. One of the members was staying in Japan for
the last 25 years while another member was staying for the last 17 years.


assures SMART govt


Nagaland Governor K.Sankaranarayanan has said President’s Rule in Nagaland was
compelled due to the series of political activities witnessed in the form of
changing loyalties and horse trading which culminated in the December 13 no
confidence vote that subsequently plunged the state into a political crisis.


NPF criticize Centre

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and the
Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) have criticized the central government for the
imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland. Describing the Centre’s move as
"outrageous" and "murder of democracy", Rio said it could threaten the integrity
of the country.

"It is outrageous. Imposition of
Central rule in a sensitive north-eastern state could threaten the integrity of
the country," Rio told PTI.

slams Cong

 DAN ally BJP
Thursday slammed the Congress party for imposition of President’s Rule in the
State.Describing the development as "murder of democracy", BJP State unit
president Ato Yepthomi claimed this was a victory of the DAN. He said it was a
"shame" for the UPA allies at the Centre as they had been kept in the dark and
not consulted on the issue.Yepthomi cautioned that the NDA, if returned to
power, would apply the same yardstick in Goa.


responsible for PR: Therie

Former Finance Minister, K Therie,
said chief minister Neiphiu Rio himself was responsible for the present
situation as he (Rio) did not resign despite having lost the no confidence
motion by 23-31. Reacting to the imposition of President’s Rule, Therie told
Nagaland Post that "Because of Rio’s loss of morals and ethics the competent
authorities had no option but to uphold the Constitution of India and enforce
the rule of law".

Shamatore – Chessore refutes

The office of the ACCC, 58 Shamatore – Chessore assembly constituency has
refuted the news items that were published through local dailies, the latest one
having published on December 29 by one R. Tohanba and his followers under the
same assembly constituency.

stresses on co-ordination


A day after imposition of President’s
Rule in Nagaland State, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan held the first official
meeting with heads of departments in his secretariat Friday where he stressed on
co-ordination among the Government servants and need to bring about transparency
and clarity in running the government.


Wangyuh, Zeliang flay PR


Condeming the imposition of President
Rule, the two Members of Parliament from Nagaland, Wangyuh Konyak (Lok Sabha)
and TR Zeliang (Rajya Sabha) today said the Congress party at the Centre had
imposed President Rule in Nagaland merely to rig the coming assembly elections
in the party’s favour.

brought ‘PR package’(NPT_5_1_k8)

KOHIMA, Jan 4 (NPN):

Stung by the imposition of President
Rule in the state, former chief minister Neiphiu Rio today said the Congress
party had brought "President’s Rule package" to the state. "When the NDA
government regime during 1999-2004 at Centre gave the state economic package,
the Congress party gave the state PR’s package," Rio said while addressing the
two-day Riisoma Village Youth & Sports Association (RVYSA) Golden Jubilee
(1959-2008), on Friday at Rusoma village.


pep talks at security meet

Dimapur, Jan 5 (NPN):

Nagaland Governor K. Sankaranarayanan
pointed out that current President’s Rule, which was the fourth time in Nagalnd,
was not "army rule" as the responsibility of running the administration, law and
order was shared between the civil, police and Governor. Addressing a high level
security coordination meeting of senior police and paramilitary officers at PHQ,
Kohima Saturday, the Governor reminded them that priority accorded by the
government was for maintenance of law and order in the state. He expressed the
hope that the police officers were well prepared to face the challenges and live
up to expectations.

against PR


The Youth Wings of three Non-Congress
parties including NPF, BJYM and NCP have called a 12-hour bandh on January 8
from 6 a.m, on National Highway-39 and National Highway -61, informed NPF Youth
Wing president Kakuto Shohe According to NPF Youth Wing , the bandh was called
in protest against the imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland by the
Congress led-UPA government at the Centre.


a grave mistake: Fernandes


Former Defence minister and Member of
Parliament George Fernandes has said the dissolution of the Nagaland Government
by the Congress Party and imposition of President Rule in the state was a grave
mistake since, according to Fernandes, the state was not giving any trouble to
the country.

imminent in Nagaland

Delhi/Dimapur, Jan 2:
President’s Rule in Nagaland appears imminent with
President Pratibha Patil considering a recommendation of the union cabinet in
this regard. Agency reports quoting officials of the Home Ministry said the
recommendation was sent to the President who is currently in Hyderabad. The
reports said the President was considering the decision of the cabinet taken at
its unscheduled meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.

MLA opposes delimitation


Former MLA and Chairman of Nagaland
Khadi Village Industries Board (NKVIB), S. Hukavi Zhimomi has thrown his weight
behind the opposation against delimitation in Asukhomi village that appeared in
some local dailies on January 1 which was issued by convenor of
anti-delimitation, Dr. K. David Chophimi.


youth wing lauds


The NPF youth wing, Tuensang
division, has extended it gratitude to the then DAN government for creating
nine, new EAC headquarters, upgrading three EAC headquarters to SDO (C)
headquarters and two SDO (C) headquarters to ADC headquarters in the state.

debunks Rio

Dimapur, Jan 6 (NPN):

Taking on former chief minister
Neiphiu Rio for describing President’s Rule as "martial law" in Nagaland, the
NPCC Sunday accused Rio of trying to fool the masses since the Centre intervened
constitutionally to remove the DAN government which was clinging on to power
through violation of constitutional norms despite being reduced to a minority.


to State Governor

Dimapur, Jan 6:

Former Bengal chief secretary Manish
Gupta and former Andhra Pradesh DGP Swaranjit Sen will be advisers to the
governor of Nagaland during President’s Rule. Quoting sources, a report filed by
a national daily said the Centre had chosen the names in consultation with the
allies of the ruling UPA. Officially, however, a search was still on.



Governor K Sankaranarayanan has condoled the death of Dr.
Nzanbemo Lotha, head of department, Sociology, and director of Tribal Studies
Centre, Nagaland University. The Governor in a condolence message addressed to
late Dr. Lotha’ wife, Mrs. Kedangnaro, said late Lotha was one of the founding
fathers of the university and in his untimely death, students and people of
Nagaland have lost a scholar and an academician. "Dr. Lotha was one of the most
active members of the Church and his initiatives in community service are
remembered by all," the Governor said.

Forum plea


The Joint Forum of Nagaland GBs
Federation and Nagaland DBs Association has appealed to the organizers of the
12-hour bandh on January 8, to exempt GBs and DBs from the purview of the bandh
since they were scheduled to attend a meeting called by the Joint Forum in
Dimapur on the same date. The Joint Forum in a press release issued by convenor
A. Taku Longkumer and secretary Lungrahei Herie urged the organizers to exempt
the GBs and DBs in the interest of the Nagas.


Confusion in BJP over bandh


Confusion prevails in the state BJP
camp over the party taking part in NPF Youth Wing-sponsored 12-hour bandh-cum-poster
campaign on January 8, to protest the dismissal of DAN Government and imposition
of President’s Rule in Nagaland.

on bandh

Clarifying to confusion on the NPF
Youth Wing’s 12-hour bandh call on January 8, the NPF Youth Wing has said that
the bandh would be enforced only on the National Highways and that towns would
not be affected. NPF Youth Wing president Kakuto Shohe also said Government
offices, shops and business establishments would not be affected.


for better governance


With the state JD (S) making a new
entrance in the state political fray, the party has pledged its "biggest concern
for the upliftment of the Nagas". In a press note issued by former minister and
chairman State JD (S), Tokheho Sema cautioned the people of Nagaland to have
careful meditation over the matter of electing their representatives.


predicts return of DAN

Kohima, Jan 6 (NPN):

Former Agriculture Minister Kuzholuzo
(Azo) Neinu Sunday predicted that President’s Rule in the State would go against
the Congress and instead help DAN to retain power.Addressing a press conference
here, Azo said the Congress had "poured out" its frustration in Nagaland after
tasting defeats in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. He claimed imposition of
President’s Rule in the State was against the wishes of the people.


BJP flays PR


The BJP Kiphire district has condemned the "forceful imposition of Center’s rule
in Nagaland in spite of peoples mandate government in the state which is against
the wishes of the Nagas in democratic norms." A press release issued by S.
Tongpise general secretary of BJP Kiphire district stated that the world’s
largest democratic country has murdered the popular mandate government of the
Nagas which is going to face the peoples mandate to choose popular Government in
February 2008.

against PR peaceful

Dimapur/Kohima/Mokokchung, Jan 8 (NPN):
The dawn-to-dusk bandh on
National Highways 39 and 61, called by the NPF Youth Wing and backed by state
BJP and NCP parties on Tuesday, in protest against imposition of President’s
Rule in Nagaland, passed off peacefully with no reports of any untoward
incident.In the Dimapur, the bandh was enforced at three main entry points –
Nagaland Check Gate, Dillai Gate and Chumukedima – with the maximum number of
both NPF Youth and BJYM volunteers as well as NPF Mahilas monitoring enforcement
of the bandh at Nagaland check gate.

Imkong hits back at DAN

DIMAPUR, Jan 8 (NPN) :
leader I. Imkong hit back at the then DAN government accusing it of having
"murdered democracy" by clinging on to power despite being defeated on the floor
of the house on December 13 vote of no confidence by the Congress-led
opposition.Imkong, who returned after spending twenty one days in New Delhi,
told media persons in his residence that the Congress had met the Governor to
stake claim to form an alternative government and when it was not acceded, they
had no option but to go to Delhi to seek justice.


Senso Mongdang condemns


The Kangtsung Senso Mungdang (KSM) has condemned the "heinous crime" committed
by one Tiatemjen, son of Ongtensangba of Wamaken village under Tuli Sub division
for killing Zulunungba, son of Sutsungmenba of Kangtsung village on January 2 in
broad daylight at Tuli town. A press release jointly issued by I. Chuba Lemdor,
president and Mar Imsong, secretary of KSM stated that the Mongdang will not
remain a silent spectator against such cold-blooded murder and resolved to leave
no stone unturned till justice is obtained. The KSM also urged the district
administration to bring the culprit to book immediately before the matter

raps Rio on overdraft

Kohima, Jan 9 (NPN):

Leader of the nascent Nagaland
Progressive Alliance (NPA), formed during the second week of December last year,
I. Imkong has renewed the charge that the then DAN government headed by Neiphiu
Rio, had created an overdraft to the tune of Rs.450 crore while demitting

finalises 40 names for polls

Kohima, Jan 9 (NPN):

It appears that the ticket issue in
the Congress is likely to be contentious as the party has undertaken the process
twice. In the first recommendation, the party had "finalized candidates for 59
constituencies" while in the latest, it has again recommended names for 40

not to contest

Jan 9:
Governor of Goa Dr. S.C. Jamir will not contest the ensuing Assembly
elections, a national daily reported on Wednesday.

A report filed by the daily said the
name of Jamir did not figure in the list of 40 names finalized by the AICC
Screening Committee. Jamir has not been named even for his home constituencies.

officials, staff to report attendance


The Home department, secretariat
administration branch ‘A’ has informed all departments/branches in Nagaland
Civil Secretariat (NCS) to prepare the attendance report of the officers and
staff of their respective departments/branches by 11 am on every working day and
submit the same for onward submission to the Governor of Nagaland.


Youth Wing appreciate

The NPF has congratulated the people for expressing solidarity to DAN by
extending support to the12 hour bandh called by the alliance’s youth on
Tuesday.A press release issued by the Shilumar, associate press secretary of NPF
claimed that by active cooperation from the public, the bandh passed off
peacefully without any untoward incident in both National Highways, 39 and 61.
However, it stated that "unfortunately, some Congress people led by its leader K
V Pusa tried to provoke the minds of the people by openly challenging the bandh
at Zubza bridge". In this regard the party has condemned the action of the
leader as "desperate and heartless", who it added intentionally came to disrupt
the peaceful observation of the bandh.


rebuts Cong charges

Dimapur, Jan 10 (NPN):

Former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
Thursday dismissed the allegations of senior Congress and NPA leader

Imkong about financial irregularities committed by DAN government ahead of
imposition of President’s Rule in the State.In a release,

Rio said Imkong should have checked
out the facts before making such "wild and serious" allegations. He described
the allegations of Imkong that DAN government had created a whopping deficit of
Rs.450 crore till December 31, 2007, as "false" and "baseless".

writes to Shinde

Dimapur, Jan 10 (NPN):

Governor of Nagaland, K.
Sankaranarayanan, has written to Union Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde,
drawing his attention to the serious problem of power shortage being faced by
the State since December last year.An official release said the Governor pointed
out to the Union Minister that the shortfall of power to the tune of 50 per cent
during both peak and off peak hours had led to heavy load-shedding, causing
inconveniences to the citizens, especially students. The Governor suggested that
additional allocation to the tune of 25 MW be made from the Eastern Grid. He
said the demand was justified since the proposed thermal power plant in Dimapur
had been abandoned.

First JD (U) NE conclave


The JD (U) Thursday announced that
the party would convene its first conference in Northeast on January 12 at Town
Hall, Dimapur, with JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav and state presidents
of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur addressing the conference.Informing
this at a press briefing here at Hotel Saramati, JD (U) national general
secretary and incharge Northeast, AK Srivastav said the conference will discuss
on problems faced by northeastern states and their solutions and also
President’s Rule in Nagaland.

plans tour to Israel


The Kohima Baptist Pastor Fellowship (KBPF) will be organizing a Holy Land Tour
to Israel and Jordon for the Pastors and Church leaders of Baptist Church in
Kohima in September. A press release issued by Rev. Dr. Chen Rengma,
Coordinator, Holy Land Tour stated that the purpose of the tour was to provide
an opportunity to the Christian leaders to visit and travel through the birth
place of the Lord, tour some other important historical places of life and work
of Jesus Christ and to experience the Bible alive.


fiscal guidelines

DIMAPUR, JAN 11 (NPN): As the end of
financial year 2007-2008 approaches, Principal Secretary & Finance Commissioner,
H.K. Khullu has reminded all government departments to strictly follow the
procedures laid down for control and regulation of expenditure as prescribed by
the Finance Department dated April 13, 2007.
According to an official bulletin, the Finance Commissioner also reminded all
the departments to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by Governor K.
Sankaranarayanan for observance of financial principles and fiscal discipline.

mission convention


The mission convention of the Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC) is being held
from January 11 to 13 at Kuda Village Baptist Church, Nagarjan on the theme,
"Your God reigns". The speakers for the convention includes Rev. Zhabu Terhüja,
NBCC general secretary, Rev. Dr. Anjo Keikung, director NMM, Rev. Vanlal Nghaka,
minister at large, Shillong, Dr. Vilevono Peseyie Maase, USA, Rev. Ketsozeho
Sale, former executive director ABCC, Pelhousehu Belho, lecturer SBS and
Visasieü, director women department.


Mon dissolved



The Janata Dal (Secular) under Mon
district have resolved to dissolve its unit and join the Samajwadi Party under
the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav, leader of third front and UNPA chairman,
former defence minister and former chief minister of UP. According to a release
issued by district president S. Moba Konyak, the Janata Dal decided to join
Samajwadi Party as JD(S) had no future vision and regional party.

CCCRC fasting and prayer



The Council of Chakhesang Christian
Revival Churches (CCCRC) will organize a fasting and prayer programme for
Chakhesang community leaders from January 18 to 20 at Mission Centre, Chetheba,
with Rev. Vangphong, vice-president, NCRC, as speaker that will be chaired by
assistant pastor, CRC Chozuba Town, Veküdu Lohe.


unit clarifies

DIMAPUR: Reacting to a news report the Yimjenkimong
Unit Congress 30 Alongtaki A/C has clarified that no Congress party meeting was
held on January 2 and as such the press release was the work of some
unauthorized persons. The president, I. Molung Jamir clarifying to the news item
that appeared on January 4 under the heading "YVY to support" said that the
party would support the candidate getting the Congress ticket whoever it may be
under 30 Alongtaki A/C in the forth coming general election.


Kohima meet held



The Nagaland People’s Front 9th
Kohima Town A/C in its first executive meeting for the year 2008, held on
January 9 discussed on the prevailing situation arising due to the
"irresponsible imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland, a la coup de etat by
vested interests to overthrow the peoples mandated NPF led DAN Government of

Support for Wongto Chang



An emergency meeting of all village
councils, senior political leaders, youth organization leaders and prominent
leaders from all general societies under the jurisdiction of Tuensang village P
Khel was held on January 9 where the house unanimously resolved to support H.
Wongto Chang, NPF intending candidate from 54 A/C Tuensang Sadar-II for the
ensuing general assembly election.


Mon condemns PR



The Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) Mon
Division has termed the imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland as "not only
unconstitutional" but a "murder of democracy" as it was a "government with the
full mandate of the people."


members resign



Thirteen members of the Nagaland
Peoples’ Front (NPF) of Kiusam Area 57th Thonoknyu A/C have withdrawn their
support and tendered their resignation stating that they have "loss of
confidence with the partymen" for "non-treatment with equality and justice by
co-workers in the affairs of development activities allotted" meant for the
beneficiaries under LADP, BADP etc.


Longching reiterates support to Esak


In its biggest gathering
of the Longching village, under 47th Aboi Assembly constituency on January 12,
the Longching Village Council, GB’s, youths and the publics of the Longching
village took its final decision and reiterated to unanimously support and vote
for Esak Hessum, intending candidate seeking for Congress ticket from 47th Aboi

for Constitutional safeguards

Panaji, Jan 13: Governor of
Goa Dr. S.C. Jamir said Nagas must have Constitutional safeguards to ensure the
protection of their tribal and political identity.
These safeguards should be beyond the purview of Constitutional amendments, he
A release issued by the OSD to the Governor said interacting with scholars,
writers, former diplomats and Constitutional authorities from the South Asian
countries at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday night, Jamir reiterated that there was
some sort of vacuum in the hearts and minds of the tribals of north-east India
who still could not fully identify themselves with rest of the country owing to
social and geographical isolation. …more

CPMF Coys. for polls

KOHIMA, JAN 13 (NPN):The upcoming assembly election in
Nagaland is expected to witness the heaviest deployment of Central Para Military
Forces (CPMF) in the state during polls. Highly-placed sources revealed that the
state has requisitioned for 180 companies of CPMF (about 18,000 personnel), for
smooth and peaceful conduct of the polls. The requestis more than double of the
75 CPMF companies that were deployed during the last state elections in 2003.

mission convention ends


The mission convention of the Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC) concluded
here at Kuda Village Baptist Church, Nagarjan on Sunday evening.Delegates from
75 churches under ABCC and missionaries working under ABCC from USA to Myanmar
attended the convention which was held on the theme, "Your God reigns" from
January 11 to 13.


President’s rule had become necessary in Nagaland: Governor
 KOHIMA, Jan 4 – A day after imposition of President’s rule in
Nagaland, Governor K Shankaranarayanan today said the move was necessitated by
possibility of horse-trading and shifting political loyalties. “There was no
option but to impose provisions of Article 356 and give a chance to the people
of the State to elect a government as per their wishes,” the Governor said in a
statement. …more

Rio may move Court against PR
in Nagaland(AST_6_1_k8)

 KOHIMA, Jan 5 – Former Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today
hinted at going to the court against imposition of President’s rule in the state
just before the state assembly elections, reports PTI. “Some of our friends
(party leaders) in Delhi are consulting legal experts whether the Centre’s
decision should go for a judicial review in appropriate courts,” Rio said here
after meeting the Governor K Shankaranarayanan following imposition of
President’s rule on Thursday. …more

AR to announce new welfare
measures for jawans
 DIMAPUR, Jan 5 – Stress has always been an area of major cocern for the
armed forces across the country and the Assam Rifles (AR) certainly is no
exception.In a novel move to cut down the chances of stress affecting the jawans
of its 46 battalions, the Assam Rifles headquaters based in Shillong is
contemplating to announce a host of welfare schemes for the force very soon.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Paramjit Singh, Director General of Assam
Rifles informed that moves to strike a balance between recreation and work of
the jawans and the officers of the AR is already on the cards.

Naga civil societies
against President’s Rule
 KOHIMA, Jan 5 – Naga civil societies especially the apex Naga
organisation, the Naga Hoho, have all expressed their opposition to imposition
of Central rule in Nagaland.
Speaking to media persons, the Naga Hoho through its press secretary said that
“we are absolutely against the imposition of President’s Rule at this juncture”.
It will create an undesirable situation, Chuba Ozukum, the Naga Hoho’s
spokesperson stated.
The Hoho also said that if President’s rule is imposed in Nagaland, “it will
definitely have a negative impact on the peace process and the ceasefire.”

Governor’s stress on security
in Nagaland(AST_7_1_k8)

 KOHIMA, Jan 6 – Allaying fears that President’s Rule might provide
free hand to the armed forces, Nagaland Governor K Shankaranarayan has said that
security and maintenance of law and order are the top priority of the government
during Central rule, which was imposed in the State on Thursday. “President’s
Rule means civil rule, not army rule, where the civil administration, police and
governor have to run the government efficienetly and smoothly,” he said in view
of some political parties and organisations’ assertion that President’s Rule
meant army rule leading to sufferings by the people.

Congress lashes out at NPF over
imposition of bandh
 KOHIMA, Jan 6 – The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC),
while expressing surprise over the non-Congress political parties’ attempt to
“disrupt the lives of the people of Nagaland” through their call for a bandh on
January 8, termed it as “very unfortunate” as they want to impose ‘NPF Military
A release issued by NPCC Media Cell member Jonathan said, “If they were
genuinely agitated with the Centre’s decision to impose President’s Rule in
Nagaland, they should go to Delhi and demonstrate their unhappiness. We fail to
understand why they should disturb the normal lives of the people in Nagaland by
calling such a bandh.” …more

BJP to move SC against PR in
 KOHIMA, Jan 7 – Close on the heels of outgoing Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio’s comment that his party might go to court for judicial review of
President’s rule in Nagaland, BJP today said it would move the Supreme Court
against the UPA Government’s decision. Senior BJP leader and former Health and
Family Welfare Minister of the State T M Lotha said the party leaders were
discussing the matter with their national leaders.

Rio lands Nagaland into
 KOHIMA, Jan 12 – Senior Congress leader I Imkong has alleged that
outgoing Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had withdrawn huge amounts just before
imposition of President’s rule in Nagaland landing the State into an overdraft
problem, a charge stoutly refuted by Rio. Imkong, who was the Congress
Legislature Party (CLP) leader alleged that Rio withdrew Rs 400 crore from
various treasuries between December 13 and January 3, resulting in Rs 450 crore
overdraft to RBI. …more

NPF announces list of
candidates(SHT, 5-1-k8)


Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), a major
constituent in the former Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) Government, on
Sunday announced the list of 53 candidates contesting the March 5 Assembly
election in the State.Former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and NPF president and
former planning minister Shurhozelie are seeking re-election from their
respective home constituencies Northern Angami-II LAC and Northern Angami-I LAC

rule in Nagaland

The Centre has decided to impose
President’s rule in Nagaland on second thoughts. Notwithstanding, that the
Assembly poll is just a month away. New Delhi was forced to rethink when 30
Congress MLAs called on President Pratibha Patil and claimed that they had won
the no-confidence motion against the Neiphu Rio-led Democratic Alliance of
Nagaland by 31-23 votes in the 60-member Assembly with an effective strength of
55 members. Recall, the Speaker had surprisingly barred nine MLAs from voting
and declared the motion lost. Expectedly, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his
colleagues are livid. They have denounced the Centre’s decision as "murder of

to move court against PR


Former Nagaland chief minister
Neiphiu Rio on Saturday hinted at going to the court against imposition of
President’s rule in the state just before the state assembly elections."Some of
our friends (party leaders) in

are consulting legal experts whether the Centre’s decision should go for a
judicial review in appropriate courts,"

Rio said here after meeting the
Governor K Shankaranarayanan following imposition of President’s rule on

Governor allays fear of Army excess(SHT, 7-1-k8)

Allaying fears that President’s Rule might provide free hand to the armed
forces, Nagaland Governor K Shankaranarayan has said that security and
maintenance of law and order are the top priority of the Government during the
Central rule, which was imposed in the State on Thursday last. "President’s Rule
means civil rule, not Army rule, where the civil administration, police and
Governor have to run the Government efficienetly and smoothly," he said in view
of some political parties and organisations’ assertion that President’s Rule
meant Army rule leading to sufferings by the people.


call criticised(SHT, 7-1-k8)

NNN adds:

The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has termed as "unfortunate" the
12-hour bandh called by non-Congress political parties on January 8 on
the NH 39 and 61, passing through the State, to protest against imposition of
President’s Rule in the State while stating that they (political parties) should
instead take up their grievances with the Centre.


to move SC against Prez rule(SHT, 8-1-k8)

Close on the heels of outgoing Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s comment that his
party might go to court for judicial review of President’s rule in Nagaland, BJP
on Monday said it would move the Supreme Court against the UPA Government’s
decision. Senior BJP leader and former Health and Family Welfare minister of the
state T M Lotha said the party leaders were discussing the matter with their
national leaders.

wings of parties protest against Prez rule
NH blockade hits Nagaland(SHT, 9-1-k8)


The Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) on Tuesday hit the streets in protest against
imposition of President’s rule in the state. The 12-hour dawn-to-dusk blockade
called along two arterial National Highways — No 39 and No 61 — that run
through the hill state on Tuesday passed off peacefully even as vehicular
traffic on both the highways came to a grinding halt. The National Highway 39
connects Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur to Moreh along the India-Myanmar
border in Manipur.

upbeat about petition against PR(SHT, 11th January

The Nagaland’s People Front (NPF) on Thursday claimed that it was a victory for
the party after Gauhati High Court admitted their writ petition challenging the
Centre’s imposition of President’s Rule.NPF leader and MLA Yivatchu had filed
the writ petition on behalf of the outgoing Democratic Alliance of Nagaland
(DAN) before the High court on Wednesday.


asks rebel groups not to meddle in poll activities(SHT_14_1_k8)

Former Nagaland Chief
Minister and Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) leader Neiphiu Rio has requested
underground rebel groups, the NSCN(IM) and the NSCN(K), not to interfere with
the next round of Assembly elections to be held under President’s Rule in the
State. "I hope good sense will prevail on rebel groups and they should not
interfere with elections. However, we can’t fully rule out intervention in some
pockets of the State out of individual interests," he said.


demands reinstatement of DAN Govt(SHT_16_1_k8)


At least 24 MLAs of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland, led by outgoing Chief
Minister Neiphiu Rio, signed a memorandum before the governor to prove that DAN
still enjoyed majority in the state. The legislators also demanded revocation of
Preident’s rule and reinstatement of the DAN government as it ‘enjoyed majority’
in the Assembly with 24 MLAs (Nagaland Peoples’ Front 19, BJP four and one
Independent) in the present 45-member House.


assures peaceful, impartial elections(SHT_16_1_k8)


Advisor to Nagaland Governor, S.C.
Tripathi assured the people of the state that he would make every effort to hold
the forthcoming elections in the state in a peaceful and impartial manner. He
said he would take stock of the situation and do whatever possible for free and
fair election.

ropes in 19 DAN defectors(SHT_18_1_k8)


AICC General Secretary Margaret Alva
has released the list of 19 members admitted into the Congress by the approval
of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party sources on Thursday said.


to contest Assembly polls in Nagaland(SHT_21_1_k8)

Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) party will contest the Nagaland Assembly elections,
scheduled on March 5, and the state unit of the RJD will come up with its
manifesto soon. Addressing a press conference at Dimapur on Saturday, MP and RJD
in-charge of the North East Manganilal Mandal said the decision over the number
of candidates to be fielded would be finalised only after consultation with
party supremo Lalu Prasad. He also informed that the Nagaland unit of the RJD
had already been constituted, headed by former state Commissioner and retired
IAS officer TN Mannen.

CEC to visit Nagaland soon;
electioneering sitll a low-key affair(SHT_28_1_k8)

Kohima: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswamy and two
Election Commissioners (EC) will visit Nagaland from January 31 to February 2 to
review poll preparations for March 5 Assembly election in the State. Nagaland,
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) CJ Ponraj in a release said on Sunday the CEC and
the two ECs would hold separate meetings with representatives of recognised
political parties on February 1 here. …more

Cong announces list for

: Nagaland Pradesh Congress, beseiged with too many aspirants,
on Monday announced the names of candidates for 40 assembly seats, elections to
which will be held on March 5. All the sitting Congress MLAs and five NPF
defectors featured in the list, party sources said. Nineteen NPF defectors, who
had joined Congress in the last two months, had sought party ticket. NPCC
sources said the list of the remaining 20 candidates would be announced soon. (PTI)

 NEW DELHI, Jan 5 – BJP, which had opposed imposition of President’s rule
in Nagaland, has sent party in-charge of the State there to assess the situation
ahead of probable elections. Sidharth Nath Singh will hold talks with the party
unit and other constituents of the Democratic Alliance, whose government was
dismissed earlier this week on the ground of ‘biased’ ruling by the Speaker
Kiyanilie Peseyie. After discussing the future course of action with the
Alliance leaders, Singh will submit his report to party President Rajnath Singh
on his return on Monday, sources said. – PTI


opposes PR in Nagaland(AST_8_1_k8)

From Our Spl Correspondent
 NEW DELHI, Jan 7 – United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) has opposed
imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland. The UNPA leaders, which met here
today to deliberate on the prevailing political scenario and agricultural
pricing policy, criticised the dismissal of N Rio’s Government in Nagaland. AGP
MP, Dr Arun Kumar Sarma, apprised the meeting of the developments in Nagaland.

Centre recommends PR in
Nagaland(SHT, 3-1-k8)

New Delhi: Nagaland is set to come under President’s rule
with President Pratibha Patil considering a recommendation of the union cabinet
in this regard. The recommendation was sent to the President who is at present
in Hyderabad, Home Ministry sources said. They said Patil was considering the
recommendation which was made at an unscheduled Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday….more


Speaker’s order on trust vote challenged in SC(SHT_19_1_k8)

New Delhi: Legislators opposed to BJP-backed Democratic
Alliance of Nagaland on Friday moved the Supreme Court against an order of the
Assembly Speaker barring three independent members from voting and declaring
nine votes as invalid during the recent no-confidence motion….more


Congress in poll dilemma(TEL, 19-1-k8)

New Delhi, Jan. 18: Even without a Narendra Modi
in Nagaland, the Congress faces a dilemma that reminds it of lessons learnt in
the Gujarat elections. In the coming polls in the northeastern state, the fate
of not less than 10 dissidents, who “returned home” only months before the
polls, hangs in the balance. Only one of the 11 districts in the state, Mon,
remained without witnessing any political rebellion. As the Congress deals with
17 rebel legislators from the ruling coalition seeking party tickets, it runs
the risk of displeasing budding aspirants within its fold.

“There is no question of a dilemma like Gujarat as the
Nagaland People’s Front had engineered defections after last elections. All
those in question are Congressmen who have returned,” said a senior AICC member.
In Gujarat, the Congress lost where it relied on rebels from the BJP to win
seats for them. …more

Nagaland under PR

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS):

Nagaland was brought under central rule on
late Thursday night after President Pratibha Patil signed the recommendation of
the union cabinet in this regard. Patil, who is in Hyderabad, signed the
proclamation Thursday evening. The cabinet meeting to decide on Nagaland had
been chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The northeastern state has been
facing political uncertainty and instability ever since two legislators of the
Nagaland People’s Front (NPF), supporting the state government, left the
alliance and joined the opposition Congress-led Nagaland Progressive Alliance (NPA)…more

Centre reviews political situation in Nagaland
New Delhi, Jan 1: With
instability gripping Nagaland, the Union Cabinet today reviewed the political
situation in Nagaland amid demands for imposition of President’s Rule there.
“We reviewed the situation in Nagaland,” a senior minister told PTI here. The
issue had come up at an earlier meeting of the Cabinet which had failed to take
a decision on the issue. (PTI)

recommends PR in Nagaland

NEW DELHI, Jan 2: Nagaland is set to come under President’s Rule with the
Centre recommending it to President Pratibha Patil, Home Ministry sources today
said. The papers were sent to the President, who is at present in Hyderabad, the
sources said.
They said Patil was considering the recommendation which was made at an
unscheduled Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday.
The Cabinet meeting was convened at a short notice to discuss the fluid
political situation in Nagaland where BJP-backed Democratic Alliance of Nagaland
is in power. …more

Move for President’s
Rule ‘illegal’: Rio


NEW DELHI, Jan 2: Amid speculations over imposition of President’s rule,
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said such a move would not only be
‘illegal and unconstitutional’ but would amount to “murder of democracy”.
“The Congress party does not want to face the people of Nagaland, which goes to
poll next month. The Congress wants to disrupt the election. If they really
impose President’s Rule and dismiss my democratically-elected government, it
would be nothing but murder of democracy,” Rio told PTI from Kohima. …more

Beltola incident
may figure in global meet
JAMSHEDPUR, Jan 3: Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) chairman Salkhan Murmu
today urged tribal leaders, participating in the ongoing International Tribal
Meet in New Delhi, to discuss the attack on tribals in Asom recently and their
“apartheid-like treatment” by the Government. The prominent tribal leader said
instead of adopting formal resolutions, the four-day meet, where 22 nations are
taking part, should initiate concrete steps to ameliorate the “pathetic”
conditions of tribals worldwide in general and India in particular. UNI

PR imposed in Nagaland(SEN_4_1_k8)
New Delhi, Jan 3: President’s Rule was imposed in Nagaland with President
Pratibha Patil today approving the recommendation of the Union Cabinet in this
The President, who was handed over the recommendation yesterday, signed the
proclamation this evening, Home Ministry sources said. …more

PR in Nagaland a
mistake: Fernandes


 NEW DELHI, Jan 4: Former
Defence Minister and NDA convenor George Fernandes said that the Congress had
made a big mistake by dissolving the Nagaland Government. The Congress’ design
to destabilize the region and imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland is a
prelude to scrap the anti-defection law, he said.


Former police chief is Nagaland Governor’s advisor
NEW DELHI, Jan 7: A former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, SC
Tripathi, was on Monday appointed advisor to K Sankaranarayanan, the Governor of
Nagaland, which was brought under President’s Rule last week.
Tripathi, former Director General of Police, is a 1963 batch officer from the
Madhya Pradesh cadre. …more

has delivered justice(NPT_5_1_k8)


Leader of Opposition, I. Imkong today
said that Constitutional propriety had been upheld and justice delivered by the
Government of India to the people of Nagaland.

Addressing media persons here at
Nagaland House Friday afternoon, Imkong said, "We thank the Government of India
and Her Excellency, the President of India for resuscitating and reviving
democracy and the rule of law in Nagaland which was murdered most brutally on
December 13th, 2007 wherein the hallowed office of the Speaker was used to
assassinate Parliamentary Democracy. We are elated that justice has been
delivered as deserved."

Gogoi vows
better win in LS polls(TEL, 1-1-k8)

New Delhi,
Feb. 5:
A jubilant Assam
chief minister, Tarun Gogoi, today promised that the Congress would do even
better in the Lok Sabha elections next year.

Having won the
panchayat polls in adverse circumstances, such as the violence in Goalpara
district and opposition in the tea garden belt in Upper Assam, Gogoi was all
smiles today.

Central rule in Nagaland(TEL_ 4_1_k8)

New Delhi, Jan. 3:
The BJP-backed Neiphiu Rio government in Nagaland fell just two months short of
completing a full term in office when President Pratibha Patil gave her assent
today to central rule in the state till elections are held next month. The Union
cabinet recommended central rule in Nagaland after a meeting on Tuesday evening,
but Patil took her time consulting experts on the Constitution before finally
putting her seal of approval in

Hyderabad this afternoon.

blames it on Rio(TEL_ 5_1_k8)

New Delhi,
Jan. 4:
Delhi today
defended its decision to impose President’s rule in Nagaland, saying it was not
taken with mala fide intent but on the basis of reports sent by Governor

A Union home
ministry statement said political instability in the state for several months
climaxed in the developments in the Assembly on December 13, when a
no-confidence motion was put to vote. “The voting pattern clearly demonstrated
that the government of the day had lost the majority support,” the statement

rule jinx for NPF(TEL_ 5_1_k8)

New Delhi,
Jan. 4:
President’s rule
in Nagaland weeks before elections were to be announced has reinforced a jinx
that the Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) has been battling throughout its many
avatars.Just when the NPF, one of the oldest regional parties of the Northeast,
was beginning to look confident about completing a full term in office — it
failed to do so on four previous occasions — the Union cabinet sprung a rude
surprise. In 1974, when the party first came to power, the Vizol-led government
lasted only a year. Vizol returned to power again in 1977, but was again ousted
within a year. In 1980, J.B. Jasokie formed a government that lasted two years
before being upstaged by the Congress.“In 1988, 13 Congressmen joined our party
but no decision was taken by the Centre for two weeks. Later, the then home
minister, Buta Singh, came to Kohima and asked us to join the Congress in order
to allow the formation of the government. When we refused, President’s rule was
imposed the next day,” the NPF president, Shurhozelie Liezietsu, said over phone
from Kohima. …more

Governor’s advisors(TEL_ 6_1_k8)

New Delhi,
Jan. 5:
Former West Bengal
chief secretary Manish Gupta and former Andhra Pradesh DGP, Swaranjit Sen will
be advisors to the governor of Nagaland during President’s rule. Sources said
the two names were shortlisted by the government after discussions with its
allies. For all official purposes, a search for the two appointees is still on.
Both candidates understand the law and order issues of the state. …more

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