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Nagaland firing incident: SIT urges people to share information, aid probe

Kohima (Nagaland) [India]: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), set up to probe the Nagaland firing incident, on Thursday requested people to approach it if they come across photos, videos, suspicious activities from the primary source or any other information connected with the incident.“In connection with the killing of 13(Thirteen) civilians near Oting Village, Mon on the 4th of December 2021, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) would like to request any person having any information on the unfortunate incident to contact the SIT. Photos, Videos, Suspicious Activities from the primary source or any other information connected with the incident may kindly be shared in the interest of police investigation,” tweeted Nagaland police. Some Naga youth were reportedly killed in Oting village of Mon district on Saturday when they were allegedly fired at by security forces, who suspected them to be terrorists.Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio…

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Nagaland ambush: Human rights, student groups from the state hold candlelight vigil in Delhi

New Delhi [India]: Various human rights and student groups from Nagaland held a candlelight vigil at Nagaland House in Delhi on Monday over the killing of civilians by security forces in an anti-insurgency operation in the Mon district of Nagaland.A day after the reported civilian killings by security forces, the state government on Sunday prohibited all mobile internet, data services, bulk SMS of all providers in the entire area of Mon district with immediate effect. Earlier in the day, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had demanded the repealing of AFSPA in the state.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday directed all agencies to ensure that “no such unfortunate incident recurs in future while undertaking operations against insurgents”.The direction came in after a Monday morning meeting conducted by the MHA to review the situation arising out of the incident that left 14 civilians…

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Nagaland civilian killings: Internet, SMS services suspended in Mon district, SIT to probe

Kohima (Nagaland) [India]: A day after the reported civilian killings in Nagaland’s Mon district by security forces, the State government on Sunday prohibited all mobile internet, data services, bulk SMS of all providers in the entire area of Mon district with immediate effect.A notification issued by the Home Department, Government of Nagaland, read, “Whereas, there is apprehension of grave law and order problems in Mon District, Nagaland owing to the prevailing situation created by firing incidents today, leading to the death of several persons in Tiru Oting village area under Tizit and Naginimora sub-divisions.” It further said, “Whereas Short Message Service (SMS), Whatsapp, Facebook, and other social media platforms could be used for spreading of rumours, fake news, and for circulating inflammatory texts, pictures, videos etc. which may inflame passions and thus exacerbate the law and order situation.”As per the notification, the decision has…

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Nagaland Chief minister condemns ‘killing of civilians’, announces SIT probe

Kohima (Nagaland) [India] : Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Sunday ordered a high-level probe into the reported killings of civilians by security forces in Oting village in the Mon district of the state.In a tweet this morning, the chief minister informed about the “unfortunate incident” that led to the “killing of civilians” in the village while appealing for calm. “The unfortunate incident leading to killing of civilians at Oting, Mon is highly condemnable. Condolences to the bereaved families & speedy recovery of those injured. High level SIT will investigate & justice delivered as per the law of the land. Appeal for peace from all sections,” chief minister Rio posted on Twitter.Some Naga youth were reportedly killed in Oting village of Mon district on Saturday when they were allegedly fired at by security forces who suspected them to be terrorists.Reportedly, irked villagers torched vehicles…

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‘Solution for Naga Issues’

New Delhi [India]: With State Assembly elections just months away, Manipur is expecting an amicable solution for troubles in areas dominated by the Naga community soon.When asked about peace in the state Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that solution is expected soon for the Naga issue. Manipur is affected by disturbances in its neighbouring state. Recently, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaac – Muivah) faction called for a shutdown in Naga dominated areas of Manipur.“NSCN (IM) is a very chronic issue and prayer is to have a peaceful solution without affecting the neighbouring states,” said Manipur Chief Minister.Singh further said, “We are aspiring for an amicable solution. For now, talks are happening between NSCN (IM) and the Centre. We are expecting a solution very soon. This won’t affect elections, however. Also, resolution, whatever that may be, should not impact any neighbouring…

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Nagaland records 59 new COVID positive cases

Kohima, Aug 03: The new cases of COVID-19 in Nagaland decreased to 59, whichincreased the total number of COVID -19 cases to 27,945 and the death toll to 574.According to a Nagaland Health Department bulletin today, among the 59 fresh COVIDcases yesterday, the new cases were detected from ten districts of Nagaland with 18 casesin Mokokchung, 14 cases in Dimapur, 14 in Kohima, three in Peren, two in Longleng, two inMon, two in Tuensang, two in Zunheboto, one in Kiphire and one in Wokha, taking the totalcaseload to 28004.On the recovery of patients, 95 COVID-19 patients recovered from the virus taking thetotal recovery to 25,338. There were 1300 active cases in the state.With four more patients succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic related infection, of themtwo in Dimapur and one in Kohima and one in Tuensang, pushing the death toll to 574.

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SW Monsoon active over Nagaland

Pune, Aug 2: The Southwest Monsoon has been active over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram,Tripura, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, said the Indian Meteorological Department here today. It was weak over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Saurashtra, Kutch, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh and Interior Karnataka. Thunderstorm had occurred at isolated quarters over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Odisha, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, east & west Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan during past 24 hours. Rain or thundershowers had pounded most segments in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the period. They had battered many locations in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, east & west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Kerala and Lakshadweep during the period.…

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Need To Work Together To Stop 3rd Wave: PM PM

In a meeting with NE CMs PM Modi Announces New Package Of Rs. 23,000 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the chief ministers of eight north-eastern states on Tuesday to discuss the Covid-19 situation amid concerns over the coronavirus numbers in the region. He talked about the need to accelerate the vaccination programme in order to combat the third wave from flaring.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concerns over crowds gathering in hill stations and violating of Covid norms. he said that there is need to work together to stop the third wave and called for ramping up the vaccination. “It is a matter of concern that people are travelling without face masks at hill stations and market places,” the Prime Minister said. “To combat the possible third wave of Covid-19, we need to continue to accelerate the vaccination process,” he…

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New political party in Nagaland

Kohima: A new political party known as the Rising People’s Party (RPP), sounded their election bugle in Dimapur on Saturday, which has reportedly received recognition from the Election Commission of India (ECI) on June 6 last, the party said on Sunday. Addressing a press conference at a tourist lodge in Dimapur Saturday RPP President Joel Naga promised that an alternative to an existing “rot in the system” and rebuilding a new Nagaland was needed and RPP will lead the way in this. The RPP vision coincides with Gandhian self-reliance, sacrifice and non-violence, a vision that would replace a failed system led by below par political parties. He said “We have a dream; we have a vision for the Naga people. We want to bring in real change. It is not rhetoric, it is an ideal which we are prepared to sacrifice for.” RPP Vice…