Naga filmmaker Sesino Yhoshü’s ‘The Pangti Story’ adjudged the Best Environment Film at the 65th National Film Awards explores the story behind the people of Pangti turning protectors from predators of the Amur Falcon.
Alobo Naga, Nagaland’s homegrown musician and winner of three awards at Mumbai’s Artist Aloud Music Awards last week, on why no amount of international love will make him move away from home.
Jamir’s dedication to promotion of Hindi and also social service have been acknowledged with 14 awards over the past few decades.
Incessant corruption and the lack of political will have confined both the IG Stadium in the state capital and the State Stadium in Dimapur to a perpetual “under construction” status for decades, reports Kallol Dey from Kohima.
To counter the ‘anti-Christian’ tag and woo voters in the Christian dominated state, the saffron party in the run-up to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, promised trips to Jerusalem if it was voted to power.
Former Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had laid the foundation stone of the Dhansiri (Dimapur)-Zubza broad gauge line at the Dimapur railway station in August 2016. The first phase of the project had begun in late 2015.
The chief minister, along with 10 other ministers, were administered the oath of office by Governor P B Acharya on March 8. Acharya had asked the newly-elected chief minister to prove his majority on the floor of the House by March 16.
The event marked the comeback of Rio as the chief minister of Nagaland after being on an exile of sorts from Nagaland state politics since he stepped out with the ambition of a union cabinet berth in 2014.
Neiphiu Rio will be sworn in on Thursday, and has to prove his majority on the floor of the House “on or before March 16”, according to a media release issued by the office of Governor P B Acharya Tuesday evening.
“After coming to know of the decision of BJP severing ties with NPF, I am submitting the resignation of the council of ministers headed by me,” said the outgoing chief minister.
With BJP’s 12 seats, alliance partner Neiphiu Rio’s NDPP bagging 18, the JD(U) promising support of its lone MLA despite a previous alliance with NPF, and support of one Independent candidate, the alliance now has 32 MLAs.
Curtains fell on the drama over the formation of government with Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma reaching Kohima to iron out the fine details of the coalition, christened People’s Democratic Alliance.
The Biren Singh-led BJP government in Manipur had been stitched up with the support of four NPF MLAs and other parties. That apparently is the trump card that NPF has up its sleeves.
Governor P B Acharya said he has asked Neiphiu Rio to submit signatures of all the 32 MLAs supporting him by tomorrow.
On Saturday, as the BJP notched up 12 seats — its previous best in Nagaland was seven, and the party had a solitary seat in 2013 elections — from the 20 it contested, and raised the vote-share from 1.75 per cent in 2013 to 14.4 per cent.