For years, the traders and business owners quietly paid taxes to the armed groups over fears for their life. Now, they have started speaking up
Businesses in the state have their back broken as the traders are required to pay multiple taxes to as many as 10 armed groups, including NSCN.
A total of 28,084 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far in the state and the COVID-19 recovery rate is 92.51 per cent, the official said.
The BJP fears that by bringing the NPF on board, CM Neiphiu Rio is trying to finish off the saffron party in the Christian-majority state which will go to polls in early 2023.
The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)-IM is a banned Naga separatist organisation and Thuingaleng Muivah is its general secretary.
Following the NPF’s induction, the previous People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government was renamed as Nagaland United Government.
Rio said he had telephonic conservation with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma and discussed how to defuse tension in the disputed area along the border between the two states.
The Parliamentary Committee on NPI comprises all the legislators of the 60-member Nagaland Assembly and the two MPs from the state.
The first phase of the unlocking was from July 1-7, followed by the second round from July 8-17 and the third period from July 18.
The octogenarian Muivah, chief negotiator of the NSCN-IM’s peace talks with the Centre, was rushed to the hospital after he had reportedly complained of “uneasiness”.
The development forced the BJP’s central leadership to decide on sending the party’s Nagaland in-charge Nalin Kohli to the state on Wednesday, the BJP insider said.
The High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19 made the decision on Friday in the interests of public health and safety, Chief Secretary J Alam said in an order.
Peitioner's advocate Neiteo Koza submitted that lactating mothers and children were deprived of their required nutrition due to the closure of the angawadis.
The Parliamentary Committee on NPI was set up by the state government on June 10 and comprises all 60 legislators of the Nagaland Assembly and two MPs.
At present there are 1,004 active cases in Nagaland and altogether 717 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states.