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Forcing The Issue

NAGALAND chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s 28 May foray into Senapati district of Manipur, which is part of the map of “Nagalim”, despite strong protests from that state government, is like throwing down the gauntlet for Manipuris to pick up. The response will be interesting to watch. Rio had ostensibly... 

Manipur’s New Party May Root For Greater Nagaland

Launch party: The event that shook Manipur. Image Credit: UB Photos EMOTIONS ARE running high and rhetoric is thick in the air in state capitals Kohima and Imphal over a new development — the launching of the Manipur state unit of the party that rules Nagaland — Naga People’s Front (NPF). Nagaland... 

Response To Ethnic Politics: Beyond The Knee Jerk Reactions

Knee jerk response! That is what sums up the Cabinet decision to disallow the meeting of the NPF at Senapati twice in a short span of 48 hours with full support from other political parties. The implications of that will go in history as one classic example of how governance and political culture in... 

EDITORIAL: ‘No Entry’ Growl To ‘Personal Request’ Squeak! Quixotic Decisions

It was definitely a bucket of cold water after a hot shower and it is hard to say which side was left more bemused-those rolling out the red carpet at Senapati district headquarters or those who had imposed a dawn to dusk general strike in Imphal. Word smiths we are, but the temptation to flip through... 

Rio Keeps Tryst With Senapati Date, Ibobi Falls Back On ‘Personal Request’ Alibi, May 30 Talk Under A Cloud

Rio reaches out to the gathering which comprised of important leaders of the Naga community. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 28: With Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio personally re-questing Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh, the former has been allowed to visit Senapati and launch the... 

Rio Gets A Taste Of SPF Hospitality

IMPHAL, May 28: It was practically an anti-climax to the tough stand announced by the Ibobi Singh Government on May 26 and 27. Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio crossed the Mao Gate at the head of a large number of Nagaland police who escorted him at around 9.10 am today without any restrictions while... 

EDITORIAL: Manipur’s Mayday! Naganised Trojan Horse

There is no point in beating around the bush for as we had noted in this column on May 27, diplomacy as a policy is dead, it is passé’.  The proposed visit of Mr. Nephiu Rio and his Cabinet colleagues to Senapati today is something much more than opening a chapter of the Naga Peoples’ Front... 

Rio Set For Senapati Date; Additional Security Forces Dispatched, SPF Cabinet Endorses All Political Party Stand

Despite the decision to oppose the visit of Rio preparations on at Senapati to receive him. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 27: As a pre-emptive measure ahead of the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s proposed visit to Senapati district headquarters, additional security personnel have been... 

Undaunted, NPF Readies Red Carpet

IMPHAL, May 27: Manipur State unit of Naga People’s Front has taken up all relevant measures to ensure Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s participation in the launching ceremony of the political organization at Senapati district headquarters. Speaking to newspersons at Senapati town today, NPF... 

MPP Opposes Nephiu Rio’s Visit

IMPHAL, May 27: Manipur People’s Party (MPP) has opposed the proposed visit of a Naga People’s Front (NPF) delegation led by Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio to Senapati district headquarters tomorrow to formally launch the Manipur unit of the party and called for putting an immediate end to the... 
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Political Parties Stand Shoulder To Shoulder Against NPF ‘Incursion’ Rio’s Date With Senapati Runs Into Rough Water

IMPHAL, May 26: Taking serious note of the pro-posed visit of Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio along with some senior Cabinet Ministers of the DAN Government to Senapati district head-quarters on May 28, to formally launch a unit of the Naga People‘s Front, an all political party meeting was... 

NPF Sets May 28 Date

IMPHAL, May 24: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Minister for Planning Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland CM Chang, Nagaland senior Cabinet minister TR Zeliang and 20 other Nagaland MLAs and Ministers will be in Senapati headquarters on May 28 to “formally” launch the... 

NPF Hails Longkumer’s Success Over SC Jamir

IMPHAL, May 15: The Manipur unit of Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF), a regional political party has said the victory of NPF candidate Toshipokba Longkumer over SC Jamir in the just concluded Nagaland by-poll was in the interest of the Naga people. Congratulating Longkumer, NPF Manipur unit general secretary...