Seeking to curb the VIP culture, and underscoring austerity and conservation, the Nagaland cabinet has directed all members of the PDA, of which BJP is a major part, to abstain from attending functions as chief guest.
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.
The social status of a wealthy or noble family in the traditional Naga society was decided merely not by the accumulation of wealth but in terms of an effective use and disposal of the wealth for the cause of their society.
Asked about the demand by Naga groups for Greater Nagalim, Rio said, “The Centre has acknowledged it to be a legitimate demand of Naga people but it has to be done through democratic process."
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.
Activists against corruption in Nagaland have reached out to New Delhi while persisting with their demand of setting up of Central Bureau of Investigation branch in the state.
Jamir’s dedication to promotion of Hindi and also social service have been acknowledged with 14 awards over the past few decades.
Gazie, or tenga pata (sour leaves) as it is popularly known in Nagamese, a creole language used in Nagaland, is an invasive species of plant, the Chinese Knotweed. There are multiple varieties of the plant found in abundance by roadsides and near water bodies in the hilly state of Nagaland.
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.
Three persons involved in the assault of the 58-year have been arrested by Mokokchung Police and sent to judicial custody on Tuesday.
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 People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA), drummed up by Neiphiu Rio with BJP and four other MLAs, has taken over power with 34 elected members in the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly. But fears of changing power equations is keeping the newly elected legislators away from the comfort of their homes.
Therie offered to quit during the NPCC executive meeting held to discuss the February 27 Assembly election, party sources said on condition of anonymity.
The ruling alliance has 18 legislators of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) — a new party Rio heads after he broke away from the Naga People’s Front — 12 BJP MLAs and has the support of one JD(U) MLA and an Independent.
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.
Chief Minister T R Zeliang, whose NPF emerged as the single largest party with 26 seats in the Assembly poll results Saturday, is learnt to be hoping that the BJP, with which he had an alliance until recently, may side with him.
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.