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Why political mad rush to join BJP may not guarantee the saffron party a victory in Manipur polls
Politics

Why political mad rush to join BJP may not guarantee the saffron party a victory in Manipur polls

The ruling party starts the 2022 Manipur elections from a position of great apparent strength. But the appearance can hide some hard realities

New interlocutor 'failed to live up to hype', unable to resolve demands, says Naga rebel group NSCN(IM)
India

New interlocutor 'failed to live up to hype', unable to resolve demands, says Naga rebel group NSCN(IM)

The NSCN(IM), the main rebel group holding out on a peace deal, accused the government of indulging in political escapism on the very issues that are holding up the road to the Naga solution.

Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi steps down as interlocutor for Naga peace talks
India

Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi steps down as interlocutor for Naga peace talks

Ravi had been holding peace negotiations with the Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM since 2014.

Sayani Gupta on playing a Northeastern character in Netflix film Axone: Authenticity is most important
Entertainment

Sayani Gupta on playing a Northeastern character in Netflix film Axone: Authenticity is most important

Sayani Gupta discusses Axone, arguably the first mainstream Hindi film that addresses the bias against Northeasternes, and how she has witnessed the same in her life.

Bubonic plagues, Spanish Flu and now coronavirus outbreak, humans have always found it easy to blame others for pandemics
India

Bubonic plagues, Spanish Flu and now coronavirus outbreak, humans have always found it easy to blame others for pandemics

Mankind has always found it easy to blame someone or something for an epidemic like coronavirus, sometimes the scapegoat is an animal, a king, a community, a country, a race, or followers of a religion

Centre, NSCN-IM peace pact on the brink of collapse; separatist demands, unconstitutional expectations make negotiations with North East insurgent groups hard
India

Centre, NSCN-IM peace pact on the brink of collapse; separatist demands, unconstitutional expectations make negotiations with North East insurgent groups hard

It is clear that the Centre and the armed group are not on the same page while interpreting the Framework Agreement signed between the parties on 3 August 2015 which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed as historic.

Evolution of Naga and Kashmiri freedom struggles suggest time is up for real nationalism
India

Evolution of Naga and Kashmiri freedom struggles suggest time is up for real nationalism

The Naga struggle for independence from India began, according to Naga separatists, from before 15 August, 1947 when India became independent.

Centre losing Naga plot
India

Centre losing Naga plot

Divergent interpretations of the as-yet secret pact have created a conflicting situation

Mythology for the Millennial: From real serpents to divinities, Hindu lore's awkward relationship with snakes
Life

Mythology for the Millennial: From real serpents to divinities, Hindu lore's awkward relationship with snakes

Hindu mythology is full of examples of people being terrible to snakes, for all that they are worshipped in several parts of the country.

Landslide kills 18 in Phillipines' Naga in Cebu province; mayor says at least 64 people still missing
World

Landslide kills 18 in Phillipines' Naga in Cebu province; mayor says at least 64 people still missing

Phillipines' Cebu province was not directly hit by Mangkhut but the massive typhoon intensified monsoon rains across a large part of the archipelago, including the central region where Naga city lies about 570 kilometres southeast of Manila

Traditions in Nagaland keep women out of politics even as 2018 polls see five female contestants, highest in state's history
Politics

Traditions in Nagaland keep women out of politics even as 2018 polls see five female contestants, highest in state's history

The Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 will see five women candidates contesting the polls, the highest ever to fight an Assembly election in the state

Narendra Modi talks of Nagaland's development, says Centre working towards 'honourable settlement' of Naga issue
Politics

Narendra Modi talks of Nagaland's development, says Centre working towards 'honourable settlement' of Naga issue

Assuring that the Centre is working towards finding an honourable settlement to the vexed Naga issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the state electorate to vote the BJP and ally NDPP to power for political stability in the hill state and its development.

Nagaland polls: NSCN(U) leader Alezo Venuh says aspirations of people can't be done away with 'at any cost'
Politics

Nagaland polls: NSCN(U) leader Alezo Venuh says aspirations of people can't be done away with 'at any cost'

Last year, the Government of India kicked off peace talks with six Naga insurgent outfits which are now collectively known as Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs). Alezo Venuh, one of the leaders of NSCN(U), a constituent body of the NNPG and also envoy of the collective leadership of NNPG talks to Firstpost about the upcoming Nagaland Assembly election and the peace process.

Nagaland Election 2018: NPF will retain power, says MLA Kuzholuzo Nienu, predicts BJP to get not more than 3-6 seats
Politics

Nagaland Election 2018: NPF will retain power, says MLA Kuzholuzo Nienu, predicts BJP to get not more than 3-6 seats

Nagaland home minister Kuzholuzo Nienu exuded confidence that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will retain power in Nagaland by securing more than 30 seats in the 27 February elections while BJP will only get three to six seats

Nagaland group demands deferring of Assembly elections, President's Rule to help solve insurgency
Politics

Nagaland group demands deferring of Assembly elections, President's Rule to help solve insurgency

Nagaland-based group Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the state's assembly election and impose President's Rule in order to facilitate solution to the vexed Naga insurgency.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Indo-China border to celebrate new year with jawans
India

Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Indo-China border to celebrate new year with jawans

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived at the ITBP camp in Matli on the Indo-China border this evening to spend the new year with jawans who brave sub-zero temperatures during the winter as they secure the country's frontiers.

Indian Army inflicts heavy casualties on Naga militants along India-Myanmar border in retaliatory firing
India

Indian Army inflicts heavy casualties on Naga militants along India-Myanmar border in retaliatory firing

Hideouts of Naga militants along the India-Myanmar border were attacked by the army early on Wednesday.

Arunachal Pradesh's BJP unit breaks ties with PPA, will treat party as opponent
India

Arunachal Pradesh's BJP unit breaks ties with PPA, will treat party as opponent

The Arunachal Pradesh BJP unit has severed relations with its North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) partner, the Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA)