Monday, August 21, 2017
ITANAGAR: As people rang in the 71st Independence Day with the usual fervour across Arunachal Pradesh, most residents in an entire district stayed away from any celebrations.
The proposed Lower Siang district was se .. Read More
ITANAGAR: Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, juxtaposed the contradictory political ambience that engulfed 18th century Europe and opens with the famous lines, “It was the best of times, it was the w... Read More
ITANAGAR: A year since the Khandu scion took charge of the reins of Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister’s post, the road ahead for Pema Khandu looks as rough as it was 365 days back.
The plot twists and b... Read More
GUWAHATI: A political cat-and-mouse game is currently playing out in Nagaland with the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) facing turmoil and internal rebellion that could lead to a dissolution of the state Assembly and early p... Read More
ITANAGAR: The Jainsem, the traditional dress of women of the Khasi tribe from Meghalaya, is usually worn over a red blouse and a cylindrical lower. While the dress traditionally comes in bright yellow, modern iterations come in ma... Read More
GUWAHATI: The death of rebel Naga leader SS Khaplang earlier this month marked the end of an era and the recent announcement of his new successor could mark the beginning of a new era for not just the Naga separatist movement but ... Read More
ITANAGAR: A 35 year old farmer Thingtu Ngemu of Kongsa village, Changland district in Arunachal Pradesh was shot dead by the Armed forces last night in what the Army said was the “mistaken”belief that he was a NSCN ins... Read More
A report from Dimapur said that Naga People's Front president Shürhozelie Liezietsu had termed the general convention of the party, called by Neiphiu Rio next month, as "illegal and unauthorised". Suspended NPF member Rio had not been delegated the power by party president Shürhozelie to convene the general convention. It had come to the notice of the party's central headquarters that an "unauthorised person", Thangsat Kuki, former office secretary of the NPF and at present with the Rio group, had been circulating an "illegal circular" on social media, calling for a meeting of the central executive council (CEC) on August 22. Article IV (3) (c) (iii) of the Constitution of the NPF stated that any member of the party may requisition a meeting of the CEC by presenting to the president a memorandum signed by one-third or more of the executive council and such a meeting be convened within 15 days from the date of receipt, said a party communiqué. The NPF communique said that the person circulating the circular was no longer a member of the NPF. Shürhozelie was neither in receipt of any requisition letter signed or attested by the required one-third members of the CEC, nor was he authorised to hold such a meeting. It said that the circular should be treated as illegal and mischievous that was creating confusion among the CEC members.