Kiphire — which was completely cut off from the rest of Nagaland due to the landslides caused by rains — is returning to normalcy, with the help of government aid as well as public concerts and donation drives.
Home and State Disaster Management Authority, secretary, Rovilatuo Mor said that the series of disasters during this monsoon season have disrupted the roads in multiple locations, rendered many people homeless and damaged agriculture.
In a statement, the government said that over 2.6 lakh people — roughly 13 per cent of its total population — are affected in 532 villages. Over 5,000 acres of agricultural land has been affected.
Since July 26, at least 5,386 families have had to leave their homes. Some have moved to relief shelters. Over five hundred villages have been affected and 300 locations hit by landslides.
More than 1,200 people have died, including 11 in Nagaland, due to rains, floods and landslides across eight states during the monsoon season so far, according to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
The framework agreement which guarantees to safeguard the future of the Nagas also mutually benefitting both the entities, in return, for it will solve the chronic problem of India, which is her security in the eastern frontier, the NSCN asserted.
Musicians in Nagaland, Shillong and Arunachal Pradesh, have organised concerts — both big and small — to raise funds for the flood victims of Kerala
For Theyie Keditsu, a Kohima-based English professor, #supportlocal and #ootd are more than just hashtags. They are a bid to save traditional Naga attire from slipping into obscurity.
The 120-odd inmates of the Dimapur District Jail now have their own library courtesy a Delhi-based NGO’s initiative to set up a hundred across Northeast India.
Dimapur-based Moa and Arenla Subong make music by humming into a self-made bamboo instrument, the notes of which transcend musical genres and geographical borders.
In Nagaland’s Phek district, an annual farm school teaches the urban millennial the value of food on their plates.
Seeking to allay concerns of the three northeastern states, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had announced on December 8, 2017 that the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur would not be compromised while inking the final Naga peace accord.
Arguably India’s first dedicated children’s literature festival, Bookaroo, will make its Northeast debut in Nagaland this October.
Naga author Easterine Kire’s English novel, Son of the Thundercloud, wins the Sahitya Akademi’s children specific award, the Sahitya Bal Puraskar 2018.
The issue of 1992 batch Nagaland-cadre IPS officer Rupin Sharma continuing as the DGP became a bone of contention between the government and civil society groups ever since the government wrote letters to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in March seeking Sharma's replacement.
Although the joint statement by the militant outfits claims that four security force personnel were killed and six others injured, an Assam Rifles spokesperson confirmed only two deaths and added that two were struggling for life.
The incident occurred around 3 pm near Aboi when armed cadres ambushed a team comprising six Assam Rifles personnel, said the PRO to the Inspector General of Assam Rifles.
In Dimapur, a Facebook post brings together a group of people who crowdfund what is believed to be the state’s first independent public library.
Kiren Rijiju refused to say anything when asked about the possible dates for signing the final peace accord to bring lasting peace in insurgency-hit Nagaland.
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.