20th Edition of Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

News:The 20th Edition of Hornbill Festival has started in the state of Nagaland. Facts: About Hornbill festival: The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year in Nagaland.The festival is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’. The festival is organized by the Nagaland State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments. The festival aims to encourage… Continue reading 20th Edition of Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

Nagaland forms panel to frame RIIN modalities

The Nagaland government has constituted a commission to frame the modalities of creating the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland(RIIN). The Commission would be headed by retired Chief Secretary Banuo Z. Jamir as chairman.The panel would submit its report within three months. The commission would recommend (a)the eligibility criteria to be an indigenous inhabitant (b)the… Continue reading Nagaland forms panel to frame RIIN modalities

Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Assam Rifles and National Socialist Council of Nagalim(NSCN-IM) has agreed to withdraw from two remote villages of Ukhrul in Manipur.The decision towards de-escalating the tension was taken by Nagaland based Ceasefire Monitoring Group(CFMG) and a delegation of NSCN-IM leaders. Recently,Assam Rifles had issued warning against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) for… Continue reading Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

Manipur has been under tension after Assam Rifles has issued warning against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) for allegedly setting up unauthorized camps in Ukhrul district near the India-Myanmar border. Assam Rifles has accused the NSCN-IM of gross violation of existing ceasefire ground rules.The NSCN-IM had signed a peace accord with… Continue reading Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

Centre extends truce with Naga militants by a year

The Union Home Ministry has extended a ceasefire agreement by a year with two insurgent groups in Nagaland which are (a)National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Neopao Konyak/Kitovi) and (b)National Socialist Council of Nagaland/Reformation (NSCN/R). Further,a fresh pact for suspension of operations was signed with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland/K-Khango. These three insurgent groups which… Continue reading Centre extends truce with Naga militants by a year

India nudges Myanmar crackdown on Naga rebels

Myanmarese army has taken control of the headquarters of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN), Khaplang group, situated in the Myanmar’s Sagaing Region. NSCN aims at forming ‘Nagalim’ or Greater Nagaland which would consist of all Naga inhabited areas of North-East and some areas in adjoining Myanmar.In 1988,NSCN got split due to differences on… Continue reading India nudges Myanmar crackdown on Naga rebels