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File photo of NSCN (I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah | ANI

Naga peace moves gain pace with new round of talks, but differences make a deadline elusive

Modi govt is keen to seal a deal at the earliest. But disparate demands & call for inclusive solution has meant the parties are unable to set a deadline.
File photo of NSCN (I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah | ANI

Waiting period over, solution must be announced, say Naga groups after meeting with Centre

A closed-door meeting was held between Centre's interlocutor and Nagaland governor R N Ravi and representatives of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) Friday.
File photo of NSCN (I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah | ANI

Modi govt could look beyond NSCN (I-M) for peace in Nagaland as new players emerge

While the talks are ongoing between the top levels of the government and the NSCN (I-M), other Naga groups have come out openly in favour of the peace deal. 
Sikkim's Dalle Khursani chilli pepper gets GI tag | Photo via Twitter

One of the world’s spiciest chillies — Sikkim’s Dalle Khursani — to get GI tag

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

How women in Nagaland are breaking gender stereotypes in church leadership

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Governor of Nagaland R.N. Ravi in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

End NSCN-IM’s dadagiri in the northeast. Nagaland deserves peace

How many agreements is the government of India expected to negotiate with the rebel Nagas? The NSCN-IM needs to be shown its place, and peace deal signed.
Neighbourhood classes in Tripura | Photo via Twitter

Tripura holds open-air ‘neighbourhood classes’ for students who can’t go online

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Nagaland govt banned consumption of dog meat in July, triggering a huge debate (representational image) | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Medicinal value to prosperity — for many Nagas, dog meat is more than just a source of food

Naga groups have been calling on the government to reverse a ban on dog meat, announced in July, on the grounds that it hurts their cultural values.
File photo of NSCN (I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah | ANI

Delay in Naga peace process is intentional and suits NSCN(I-M) chief Muivah

In episode 555 of #CuttheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta says for NSCN(I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah, a settlement is the end of the road for him.
Footballer Lallianzuala Chhangte who hails from Mizoram | Facebook

Indian football star from Mizoram hosts ‘Gulab Jamun Cup’ to save struggling sweet shop

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

On Camera

People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
The Bombay Stock Exchange

Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.

Defence

Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

India, China say won’t send more troops to Ladakh frontlines, agree to avoid misunderstandings

India and China issued a joint statement after senior Army officials of the two sides held commander-level talks as part of the countries’ first military-diplomatic dialogue.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?