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
While indianexpress.com was unable to confirm if the occurrence was indeed after four decades, many in Nagaland concurred that the “intensity and volume” of snowfall in certain areas was “unprecedented”.
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’.
Ravi expressed concern over deterioration of “traditional brotherly relations” between these two communities in Manipur, stating that the vexed issue cannot reach its logical conclusion without taking all neighbours into confidence.
On Thursday, Bohoto Kiba and his wife were charged under the Indian Arms Act, 1959 and arrested by the Nagaland Police. The duo was later released on a bail bond.
Photographs of the wedding ceremony held at Dimapur took social media by storm as the newly wedded couple were seen brandishing assault rifles.
Speaking about the abrogation of Article 370, Ravi said, “What has happened in Jammu and Kashmir... the reorganisation of the region... is essentially the correction of an old sin which was doing a lot of harm to us.”
Ravi ruled out any possibility of the government accepting insurgent group NSCN(IM)'s demand for a separate flag and constitution.
NSCN-IM leaders said that another meeting will be scheduled within this month.
Sources said the government has also called leaders of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPG), an umbrella organisation of seven insurgent groups such as NSCN(K) and other factions of NSCN like Unification and Reunification, for the meeting.
Nagaland Governor's statement comes at a time when the NSCN(I-M), the largest and most influential Naga group, is consistent with its demand for a separate Naga flag and constitution — but the government of India is not agreeing to it
The war is long over. The memories are long gone. But in an annexe built in an octogenarian’s home in Nagaland's Kohima Village lies The Little Museum of The Great War — filled with relics from one of the fiercest battles of World War II.
22-year-old Sekulu Nyekha from Nagaland is among 40 winners selected for an initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to raise awareness about family planning and reproductive health around the world.