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Inherited issues

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Another case of bad inheritance due to the manner in which the present state of Nagaland was formed and the years that followed post-statehood will be the present issue of border fencing between India and Myanmar in the Noklak area of Nagaland. Whether it was the security concerns of India post-Chinese aggression, but India never […]

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Civic polls: First day for filing nominations draw blank

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Angami youth pickets DC’s office Kohima, Jan. 3: In support of the Angami Public Organisation’s call for of elections to urban local bodies with 33% women reservation in its present form, the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) picketed the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima today. Hundreds of AYO volunteers assembled outside the DC office premises […]

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Municipal elections: State Cabinet decides to stick to original deadline

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Dimapur, Jan. 3: Despite the extremely poor response on the opening day of the 5-day period for filing of nomination papers to the municipal elections, the state cabinet on Tuesday took a decision to complete the process of election to the urban local bodies “as notified”. This was decided during a cabinet meeting held at […]

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Naga Hoho repeats call to amend Municipal Act

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Dimapur, Jan. 3: The Naga Hoho has once again reaffirmed its 3rd Assembly Resolution which calls for amendment of the Nagaland Municipal Act. This was one of the decisions taken during the Naga Hoho executive council meeting held at Dimapur on January 2 last. In a press release, the Naga Hoho stated that in the […]

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Naga Council opposes municipal elections

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Dimapur, Jan. 3: The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) on Tuesday came out ‘to strongly oppose’ the state government’s decision to go ahead with the ULB elections with 33% seat reservation for women. This was informed through a press release issued today. It also informed that the NCD executive held a meeting with APO representatives lead […]

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Manipur unrest: Naga Hoho suggests ‘tripartite talk’

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Dimapur, Jan. 3: Citing the prolonged unrest in Manipur, the Naga Hoho has appealed the union ministry of Home Affairs ‘to intervene’ and initiate a ‘tripartite talk’ involving the Manipur state government and the United Naga Council (UNC). According to a Naga Hoho press release, this call for a tripartite talk was because the Naga […]

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More organisations decide to boycott municipal elections

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Dimapur, Jan. 3: The state government’s controversial decision to rush ahead with the urban local bodies elections continue to draw flak from various tribe bodies, even as more organizations called for boycott of said elections on Tuesday. Lotha Hoho In a press release, the Lotha Hoho has stated it remains “steadfast with the CNTC decision […]

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Akhilesh meets Mulayam

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Lucknow, Jan. 3: Amid intense power tussle, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today met his father Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence, leading to speculation that efforts were being made for a patch-up which the faction led by the Chief Minister discounted. Though there was no official word from either faction on the meeting, there were […]

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SP MLA Azmi blames half clad women for molestation, gets panned

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Mumbai/New Delhi, Jan. 3: “Ants will swarm the place where sugar is,” Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi said today reacting to the molestation of women on new year eve in Bengaluru, drawing condemnation from women activists for his “misogynistic” comments and calls for his arrest. “Boys and girls should not be allowed to […]

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Mamata Banerjee vows to thwart bid to inflame communal passions

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Midnapore (WB), Jan. 3: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today vowed to continue her fight against those trying to inflame communal passion in the country by the name of religion. Without naming any party, Banerjee told a meeting here, “We will continue to fight against those who are trying to inflame communal passion in […]

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