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.
Mob vandalises Assam Rifles vehicle in Manipur's Senapati district following arrest of NSCN(IM) cadre
A mob vandalised an Assam Rifles (AR) vehicle in Manipur's Senapati district on Friday following the arrest of a cadre of the NSCN(IM), officials said.
Insurgency on decline in North East, tri-junction between Assam, Arunachal and north Nagaland arc of violence: Eastern Army commander
Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Anil Chauhan said on Friday that insurgency is on a decline in the North East and expressed hope that the situation will further improve in the future
Naga Peace Accord: Centre misleading people, claims senior NSCN-IM leader as differences remain three months after deadline
The Naga issue faces an uncertain future with no progress being made on the Naga Peace Accord three months since the supposed conclusion of the peace talks between the NSCN-IM and the Central Government
BJP-led NEDA's narrow victory in Nagaland has alarming message for decades-old peace process with militant outfits
The situation in Nagaland and other Naga-inhabited areas of the Northeast underwent a change last February when the BJP leadership decided not to give in to NSCN(IM)'s demands for a separate flag and constitution for Nagaland.
Regionalism is passé, says Manipur CM N Biren Singh, claims Modi govt will address concerns of North East in next citizenship bill
In the backdrop of an unprecedented unified protest all over the northeastern states over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the last few months, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has categorically ruled out any chance of a united regional political formation in the region
Congress MP shies away from filing nomination in Outer Manipur constituency; Kuki militants back BJP candidate
Despite denying lobbying for a BJP candidate of its choice, Kuki National Organisation is not shy in expressing its political leaning.
Two trucks torched in village in Manipur's Tamenglong district; police sends reinforcements to crime scene
The incident was reported during a 24-hour 'Zeliangrong area' bandh in Manipur called by Zeliangrong Baudi and its allies since midnight on Wednesday.
As Nagaland goes to poll, voters hope for peaceful resolution of decades-old insurgency, respite from illegal taxes
For people in Nagaland, the upcoming Assembly election is likely to be about voting a stable government to power to facilitate peace talks on the Naga political issue
Nagaland polls: State Congress president blasts leadership after cash crunch forces candidates to withdraw
K Therie, president of NPCC, has accused AICC secretary general CP Joshi of systematically destroying the Congress in Nagaland ahead of the Assembly polls.
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 Assembly polls: Kiren Rijiju says BJP won't come in way of 'smooth implementation' of Naga accord
The BJP-NDPP coalition will not come in the way of "smooth implementation" of the proposed Naga accord if voted to power in Nagaland, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said
Final Naga peace accord: BJP's or RSS' assurances do little to abate insecurity among Assam, other north eastern states
Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Sunday assured the government of Assam that geographical integrity of the state will not be compromised in the process of ongoing Naga peace talk. However, the move has hardly cleared suspicion around the peace process, as many civil society group see the assurance as mere wordplay without real intent to follow it in letter and spirit.
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.
Nagaland minister Imkong L Imchen asks govt to put Assembly polls on hold, focus on political crisis
Nagaland minister Imkong L Imchen on Sunday called for putting on hold the Assembly election due next year and focus on the Naga political issue
The Centre has declared entire Assam as a "disturbed" area under the controversial AFSPA for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others
Our efforts have already borne fruit: CM Biren Singh claims progress being made to resolve Manipur crisis
It was always going to be a tough task for Manipur's first BJP chief minister Biren Singh, who inherited a state that was grappling with multiple social and political worries
The framework agreement was signed on 3 August 2015 by Muivah and the government's interlocutor RN Ravi in presence of Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Manipur's CM-designate, Biren Singh has an uphill task of maintaining peace between hills and valley
Even as Nongthongbam Biren Singh heads to be the first BJP chief minister in Manipur, he has an uphill task of chalking out a mutually acceptable path of existence for all the ethnic identities in the conflict ridden state.
The Naga outfit threatened the villagers of dire consequences if the latter failed to cast their votes to the particular independent candidate the outfit is supporting.