Kallol Dey

Articles By Kallol Dey

Nagaland hunts for a way out of its bloody tradition, shows some success

Unlike other parts of the country, only 11.7 per cent of forests in Nagaland is under the control of the state and the rest is under control of individuals or communities.

Undisputed Nagaland badminton champion Joseph Sumi: ‘Naga sportsmen are not hard working’

For a state whose sporting achievements are far from impressive, Joseph Sumi, the 10-time North East champion and undisputed 15-time Nagaland champion is no less than a living sports icon. But few know him, and fewer seek inspiration from his exploits.

Nagaland govt issues order contrary to PM Modi’s ‘no flower bouquets’ rule

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.

The Pangti Story throws light on Naga village’s transition from predators to protectors of Amur Falcon

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.

Naga tradition: The Feast of Merit

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.

Assam: New train to connect Barak and Brahmaputra valley

According to the Northeast Frontier Railway, the new service will be jointly flagged off by chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and minister of state of Railways Rajen Gohain, from Dibrugarh on Sunday.

Piyong Temjen Jamir: Meet the Padma Shree who promotes Hindi in Nagaland

Jamir’s dedication to promotion of Hindi and also social service have been acknowledged with 14 awards over the past few decades.

Naga cuisine: Organic is a way of life for Nagas

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.

Nagaland unimpressed as new govt decides to rename Indira Gandhi Stadium after Naga football legend

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.

Nagaland churches not interested in Rio govt’s ‘Holy Land’ package

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.

Woman beaten up for ‘defying’ Nagaland village council’s election diktat

Three persons involved in the assault of the 58-year have been arrested by Mokokchung Police and sent to judicial custody on Tuesday.

Week on, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio has to hold on to flock, keep BJP ambitions under check

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.

Rio is back at helm of Nagaland and there was a message for the state on stage

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.

TR Zeliang resigns as Nagaland CM, assures full support to new govt

"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.

Nagaland: BJP breaks 15-year alliance with NPF, set to form govt with NDPP in state

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.

Nagaland government formation: NDPP-BJP tout majority, but ruling NPF still eyes another term

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.

BJP will form government in Nagaland, but with whom?

While BJP and NDPP sources claim that the alliance will form the government with JD(U), NPP and the Independent candidate in tow, NPF asserts otherwise.

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang predicts his results: ‘Minimum 27’ for NPF

“We have not received anything (details about content of framework agreement) in black and white. If they (the Centre) are serious, then the solution can happen within a few months time. If they are not serious, then it will prolong,” said Nagaland CM TR Zeliang.

Battlelines drawn as stage set for voting in Meghalaya, Nagaland

Meghalaya and Nagaland witnessed a high-decibel campaign for the polls that came to an end last evening. The counting of votes in the two states, along with that of Tripura, will be held on March 3. 

Nagaland elections: Why the usual hullabaloo is missing in Dimapur

It is an open secret that beneath the facade of the indifferent calm, electioneering is on in full swing with contesting candidates knocking on doors offering money for votes.