Rope In NIA To Probe Riha Ambush: BJP

IMPHAL, Apr 24: National spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prakash Javadekar, who arrived here today to over-see the State unit’s preparation for the forthcoming Imphal Municipal Council election, has expressed serious resentment over the SPF Government’s failure to address problems of adequate drinking water and electricity supply as well as unavailability of text books in the market. Talking...

EDITORIAL: Shooting The Messenger

The cloud over the assassination attempt on Phungyar Assembly Constituency MLA, Wungnaoshang Keishing, by well armed unidentified gunmen on April 15 at Riha village in Ukhrul district will continue to cast its shadow for some more time to come. This is perhaps the only point that can be said with a degree of certainty while other points still remain in the realm of speculation, suspicion and recalling...

Riha Ambush: IM Stops Short Of Admitting Involvement, Dubs MLA A Traitor, NSCN Launches Stinging Verbal Attack, Warns

IMPHAL, Apr 19: Without specifically mentioning the Riha ambush or directly admitting its involvement, the NSCN-IM has launched a scathing verbal attack on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing, accusing him of betraying the Nagas. In a press release issued by its ministry of information and publicity, the NSCN-IM said, “Wungnaoshang has been playing around dangerously with fire for too long. “No man who defies...

Home Dept Sees NSCN (IM)’s Hand In Riha Ambush

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Though there is no concrete evidence, the State Home Dept is fully convinced that the ambush on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing and his escort party at Riha village in Ukhrul district on April 15 was undertaken by NSCN-IM which is under cease fire agreement with the Government of India. A well placed source in the State Home Dept said that the ambush was either carried out directly by NSCN-IM...