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Encounter: 2 NDFB militants killed

Two cadres of the Songbijit faction NDFB were killed in an encounter with security forces at Audang Bazaar in Kokrajhar on Sunday. But the  family members of the deceased claimed it to be a fake encounter.
They  identified as Rahul Brahma @ B Rugung and Anjalu Brahma @ Maru @ Udang was killed in encounter during the search operation around 9.20 in the morning at Audang Bazaar in Kokrajhar.
 
Two pistols, a grenade and two extortion notes were recovered from their possession. NDFB(S) said their cadres were cadre killed in fake encounter and was shot dead from close range after arresting them. Family members of the victims said the cadres were killed in fake encounter and claimed nothing was recovered from them. 
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10 Feb 2017 - 5:02pm | AT News

A massive protest is waiting to erupt in Nagaland as the deadline fixed by the influential civil society groups for Chief minister TR Zeliang to quit office ends on Friday.

Security forces are fanning in Kohima and Dimapur to deal with the impending law and order mess.

Army, police and para military forces are intensifying street patrolling in the capital city of Kohima apprehending mob violence as the chief minister’s office has made it simple that under no circumstances he would quit because of the pressure mounted on him to do so.

His refusal is believed to have made the protesters more angry who are discussing the next course of action in any form. “We are well prepared to go to any extent if the chief minister refuses to resign. Let the deadline expire. We will show,” a protestor in Kohima.

The anger griped Dimapur and Kohima when the government held the civic polls with 33% reservation for women despite widespread. Two protestors were killed in Dimapur in police firing triggering an a reign of violence in both the cities.

The angry protestors served four days ultimatum for Zeliang to quit which expires on Friday.

Zeliang stresses sustainable development

BJP president Amit Shah lightning the inaugural lamp of the 2nd Conclave of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), in New Delhi on Tuesday Photo by UB Photos
5 Sep 2017 - 10:11pm | AT New Delhi

Nagaland Chief Minister, TR Zeliang accompanied by Lok Sabha MP&NPF President Neiphiu Rio and President of NPF Manipur, Awangbow Newmai attended the 2nd Conclave of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) held at Maharastra Sadan in New Delhi on Tuesday. 

The Conclave saw the attendance of BJP National President, Amit Shah; BJP National General Secretary, Ram Madhav; Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS for DONER and Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home apart from other dignitaries like Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Sarbananda Sonowal, Pawan Kumar Chamling, Pena Khandu, Biren Singh, Zoramthanga, Neiphiu Rio, Atul Borah, Hagrama Mohilary, Paramananda Chayangia, Paul Lyndoh, Conrad Sangma, Rajen Gohain and others. 

While highlighting the plights of some odd 2000 Hindi Teachers in the State whose services are on the verge of termination due to its co-terminus nature as per guidelines of these CSS schemes, the Chief Minister urged upon the Central Government to give special impetus  to the matter. 

“ The service of Hindi Teachers in Nagaland are co-terminus with the schemes introduced in the State and this has to be rectified to secure their future while paying special attention in imparting Hindi Education in the entire NE region,” he said. 

Against the backdrop of the recent visit of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to Assam where Zeliang had earlier, highlighted the disaster that took place in the State due to heavy rain and flood, the Chief Minister reiterated the demand immediate relief and restoration of infrastructure destroyed as assured by the Prime Minister then.

“Immediate attention is required considering the magnitude in terms of loss of human lives and damages caused to private and public properties alike,” he said while adding that “Nagaland Government will soon be submitting a comprehensive plan in this regard.”

Also portraying the sorry state of air connectivity in the the State, the Chief Minister called for urgent improvement without further delay while adding that “Visa Checking System must be introduced in the NE region to ease the movement of goods and Citizens across the international borders of South-East Asian Countries without which tourism, trade and commerce is being hampered.”