Friday, 27 May, 2022
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‘Scam’ in HC complex construction — why Nagaland CM’s ‘right hand men’ were summoned by ED

Special assistant in CMO & 4 contractors allegedly close to CM were called for questioning by ED in February. Matter came to light in April, but reason for ED summons wasn’t known.

Words, phrases don’t mean the same – Why peace talks with the Nagas have been stuck

Conflict resolution should ideally result in friendship, not rancour. But Naga peace talks are yet to reach there.

In fresh Northeast outreach, Modi says govt working to remove AFSPA, launches projects in Assam

At rally in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, PM also spoke about Centre's efforts to resolve boundary disputes between states & said implementation of Karbi peace accord was going well.

ED summons five ‘close associates’ of Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio in money laundering case

One of the 'associates', Kuovisieo Rio, is special assistant in Nagaland CMO, while others are known to be CM’s 'right hand' and 'partner in contract works'.

These 3 maps show all areas in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland from where AFSPA has been withdrawn

Modi govt last week withdrew AFSPA from several parts of these states due to 'improved security situation', 74% fall in militancy incidents in Northeast in 2021 compared to 2014.

Modi govt reduces areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Manipur & Assam, 3 months after Mon incident

Reduction in areas under AFSPA is a result of ‘improved security situation’, Home Minister Amit Shah says.

Just 2 women MPs, no MLAs since 1963: Why women’s representation in Nagaland continues to lag

Last week, Nagaland BJP Mahila Morcha president Phangnon Konyak was elected to Rajya Sabha. Rano M. Shaiza was Nagaland's first woman MP, getting chosen to the Lok Sabha in 1977.

Nagaland declared ‘moderate’ drought-hit state from September 2021 to March this year

After observing less than normal rainfall from March to Nov 2021, the declaration of drought comes in effect for 6 months in the entire state, Nagaland disaster management dept said.

‘Only procedural’: Why Centre extended AFSPA despite Nagaland’s rejection before & after ambush

The Modi govt has extended AFSPA in the state for another 6 months even as a committee to look into the withdrawal of the Act in Nagaland is yet to submit its report.

Modi govt extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 more months, says state is ‘disturbed area’

The move came days after the Union government constituted a high-level committee to examine the possibility of the withdrawal of the controversial AFSPA from Nagaland.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.
Shoppers walk through a market in the Charminar area in Hyderabad | Representational image | Bloomberg

Wider reopening from pandemic, strong demand takes India past inflation for now

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, who is due to lead a meeting of the policy panel next month, has signalled more tightening to keep inflation from denting household spending power.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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