The Dzukou range in which the majestic Dzukou valley, a tourist hot spot in Nagaland is located, caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.
The MHA said in a notification that the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of Nagaland is in such a “disturbed and dangerous condition” that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power is necessary.
In his speech on the eve of the 58th Statehood Day of Nagaland on Tuesday, Ravi said, “The Government of India is absolutely clear that there is and shall be only one National Flag and Constitution in India. Anyone talking anything contrary is peddling preposterous lies. They are trying to confuse and mislead the people.”
The petitioners — who are dog meat traders licensed under the Kohima Municipal Council — said that their business and livelihood has been adversely affected by the ban and added to the pandemic situation prevailing in the state.
The NPF announcement had come after the party avoided the consultative meeting called by the state government to discuss the Naga issue last month.
The resolution passed after the meeting appealed to the negotiating groups “to come together under a spirit of oneness, mutual trust and understanding with sincerity and commitment towards achieving one solution for one people as early as possible”.
The ‘mushroom-preneurs’ of Nagaland find an easy add-on income in growing speciality fungi that fetch a high price.
Durga Puja pandals will be allowed to be set up only in temples and no pandal shall be allowed to be erected on and by the side of any road, the guidelines said, adding that no stalls shall be set up near pandals.
The initiative is funded by the NEC (North Eastern Council), which is a nodal agency for the economic and social development of the Northeastern region.
The drive-in worship sessions limit the number of cars to 50, with a one-hour service that includes singing, followed by Bible reading and the sermon by the pastor.
State Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for approving the new medical college in Nagaland.
The shutdown is to protest alleged police brutality against doctors.
His residential complex is being sanitised and all the standard operating procedures are being followed.
An office memorandum issued by the Home Department of the Nagaland government dated July 7 had asked all its employees to self-declare if any of their family members and relatives are members of underground organisations.
The July 7 office memorandum issued to the employees was seen as a step to bolster the law and order situation in the state, which had been criticised by Governor R N Ravi.
A source in the security establishment said that such a step could make law enforcement tasks easier wherever kinships were causing complications or paving the path for unlawful activities.
“Months of lockdown and quarantine have taken a toll on mental health so we thought let’s make this quarantine centre a place for creativity, positivity and productivity”
Following the cabinet's decision on Friday, people from some sections of Nagaland have taken to social media to protest the ban citing it as an imposition on the state’s traditional culture.
A police statement said that Pankaj Gupta was arrested in Kurukshetra on Tuesday by a joint team of Haryana and Nagaland police and has been charged under IPC Sections 153A, 505(1B), 505 (1C), 505 (2) and 120B.
“During the lockdown, we were not running our auto-rickshaws. There was nothing to eat. So what could have we done?” asked Mandal, one of the 70 auto drivers travelling back to Bihar.
The government also said it is working on a “new standard operating procedure (SOP) so that the required quarantine and other protocols are put in place before the arrival of the stranded and distressed citizens.”
Last month, the Union government had announced a Rs 3 per litre hike in excise duties on both diesel and petrol.
Many village councils have issued strict orders restricting the entry of people into the villages, and restraining the locals from leaving the area, without the permission of the authorities concerned.
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.
The Task Force for Music and Arts — or TaFMA — is a government initiative with one dedicated objective: to make music a sustainable way of life