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Esha Roy


Nagaland: Considering salary cuts to fund infra, says Chief Secy
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Chief Secretary Temjen Toy has announced that the state government is considering diverting a part of the salary given to government employees in order to develop infrastructure.

Pact to end Bru refugee crisis may be signed today
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

According to the new agreement, approximately 35,000 Bru refugees will settle in Tripura and will be given aid to help with their rehabilitation.

Forest cover up but large tracts of dense forest have turned non-forest
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

On paper, much of this destruction of quality natural forests was compensated by plantations — a total of 10,227 sq km of non-forests became dense forests in successive two-year windows since 2003. Again, more than half of this — 5,458 sq km — since 2015.

Very encouraging, says Prakash Javadekar as forest cover jumps by 5,188
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Prakash Javadekar announced that as compared to the 2017 Forest survey, the 2019 survey has found an increase of 5,188 sq km in total forest and tree cover in the country

Bandhavgarh forests get a trunk call in elephant-less MP
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

Elephant experts now say the development is a sign not only of a rise in elephant numbers in the country, and the fact that they are travelling, but also that they can thrive at a place given the right conditions.

After Naga party sends notice to MPs who voted for CAB, RS member quits party post
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

The notices were sent on December 17 by the party’s disciplinary committee, former Nagaland chief minister and Leader of the Opposition T R Zeliang said.

Delivering justice should not be derailed by majority-minority debate: Manipur CM Biren Singh
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Singh’s remark came in response to a tweet by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav who said that “Majority-minority is integral to our Constitution”.

Members from North-East stand divided during CAB debate
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Raising concerns, Gogoi said exemptions kept in the Bill for ILP and 6th Schedule areas were mere cosmetic measures. “This Bill is creating a division between tribal and non-tribal people and has been brought purely for political mileage,’’ Gogoi said.

CAB in House today, Shah may announce relief for Manipur
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who led a delegation to meet Shah on December 3, told The Indian Express that the measures could either be an entry and exit permit system, or a provision for Inner Line Permit (ILP).

NCW chief says legal system must be followed
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The NCW on November 29 sent its team to conduct their own inquiry in the rape and murder. The team had met with the victim’s family as well as with the Telangana police. The NCW was expected to submit its report to the Union and State governments Friday.

India 5th most vulnerable country to climate change: Global Climate Risk Index
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The report says that in India, it was the 2018 monsoon that severely affected the country and contributed to its sliding to the number 5 position.

North East leaders meet Amit Shah, oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Former Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki, who met Shah on Saturday, told reporters: “We oppose CAB because, if illegal immigrants are given citizenship based on religion, their population will spread across many states. Which state will give them land?”

Top insurgent leader RK Meghen set to return to Manipur today
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Meghen, 75, had been underground from the age of 31, reportedly shifting base periodically between Myanmar and Bangladesh, before he was picked up in 2010.

On current course, global temp to increase by 3.2 degrees by 2030: UNEP report
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

The report – UNEP's annual Emissions Gap Report – says that unless global greenhouse emissions fall by 7.6 per cent annually between 2020 and 2030, "the world will miss the opportunity to get on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement."

Centre looks to conclude peace talks with 23 Kuki, Zomi groups
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

It is in Chandel that the Naga-Kuki clashes of 1992 began, for control of the lucrative border town of Moreh, and spread across the state over a few years. As many as 115 Kuki men, women and children were believed to have been killed by the NSCN-IM in Tengnoupal in 1993 — a day still marked by the Kuki as a ‘black day’.

‘Govt should not mistake us Nagas for Kashmir’
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

With talks getting extension, immediate fear of violence has passed. But as confusion over Naga demands persists, and voices emerge of their ‘impracticality’, Art 370 abrogation is making Northeast uneasy.

Govt withdraws draft forest law that triggered protests
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Several proposals in the draft had triggered an uproar, with activists alleging that the proposed amendments seek to establish the forest department’s stranglehold over forest resources.

RK Meghen, leader of Manipur valley insurgents, freed, then detained
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Meghen, popular in the Imphal valley as Sanayaima, or ‘precious son’, was expected to arrive in Imphal on Monday morning.

Delhi pollution: Air crosses severe level, PMO steps in, Centre to monitor
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Delhi, Punjab and Haryana asked to send enforcement teams: Top official

Explained: History of Naga flag and how significant it has been earlier and now
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

The deadline for a final Naga peace accord passed on Thursday. What were the contentious issues?