Thursday, 26 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These 3 maps show all areas in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland from where AFSPA has been withdrawn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.

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Vehicles travel along near-empty roads during a lockdown due to Covid in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China’s economy slump shows no sign of bottoming out in May

The weakness in the gauge — the worst since the early months of the pandemic — reflects the lingering effects of large-scale lockdowns despite recent progress toward reopening.

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Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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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