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MPA cadre dies in landmine blast

IMPHAL, May 28: An MPA cadre who was hurt severely when a landmine planted by security forces exploded on May 27 while they were going to attack a security force camp at Aibol Joupi village near Dingpi area of Chandel district, said a statement of the UNLF today.Heikrujam Thonba alias Robin son of late H Krishnamohon of Wangjing Sorokhaibam Leikai (MPA no. 2066) sustained injuries when he happened to step into the land mine planted by the "IOF", it said.The team was going to ambush a camp of the security forces, it said adding that the explosion occurred at around 3.55 pm and he succumbed to injury at around 6.45 pm while he was evacuating to a safer place for treatment by the MPA cadres.UNLF/MPA gave revolutionary salute to its beloved cadre who took part in the revolutionary struggle with bravery, it said.Indian security forces are planting land mines in the interior hilly areas surrounding to their camps only to protect themselves, alleged the statement stating that many …

Huge turnout at Ukhrul peace rally

By John K KapingUKHRUL, May 28: More than 8000 people participated in a peace rally organized today by the Tangkhul Naga Long, TNL, under the directive of the United Naga Council, UNC. The main objective of today`s rally was to call for an end to the factional killings in Nagaland, especially in Dimapur area, and life threats and quit notices served to the Tangkhul community.The rally started from 1 am in the morning from two points, one from Hundung junction and the other from Ukhrul Kharasom junction, and later merged at TNL ground for a joint resolution.A majrity of the rallyists were students holding placards with messages such as, `Let peace prevail`, `Enough bloodshed in our land`, `Tribalism! Nagas anathema`, and `Brothers against brothers, no! no! no!`.Dr. YL Mingthing, director, Tangkhul Theological Association (TTA) in his opening speech appealed for easing of the factional killings in Nagaland. He also apprised all the armed underground groups not to single out the innocen…

12 held by KYKL/UNLF for kerosene sale anomalies

IMPHAL, May 27: Twelve persons, four hawkers, one who helped in procuring kerosene in black market and seven persons who sold kerosene in less quantities were caught by a combine team of members of the KYKL and UNLF and paraded before a media team today.Mention may be made that while the two outfit announced they would forgo percentage cuts from the kerosene so as to make it available at controlled price, a joint statement of the outfits announced prohibition of sale of kerosene oil by the mobile hawkers and others, except the officially authorised agents and sub-agents.The four hawkers paraded before the media this late evening at place somewhere in Imphal west were Tongbam Sana, 36, son of late Th Tombi of Nongmeibung Bazar, Wangkheirakpam Ranjit, 32, son of W Bihari, Nongmeibung Bazar, Irom ongbi Romita, 40, wife of I Imo of Khurai Ahongei, Sapam Sorodhoni, 42, wife of Ibochou of Khurai Ahongei of Khurai Ahongei.The person who help them in procuring the item was Chongtham Inaobi, 2…

Rs. 450 cr a yr earned by non-Nagas

KOHIMA, MAY 28 (NPN): Chief minister Neiphiu Rio Wednesday said a recent survey conducted by Directorate of Evaluation with research support from YouthNet, has revealed that in the three districts of Dimapur, Kohima and Mokukchung, there were more than 45,000 non-Nagas gainfully employed and earning about Rs. 450 crores annually. “This is worrisome. We need to seriously ask ourselves why we cannot perform our own jobs. Why do we have to be dependent on outsiders to do our manual jobs?” Rio questioned while releasing a report of the Nagaland State Youth Consultation on Employment titled “The Voices – Uncensored”, here in the state capital.The chief minister also said employment was not merely a means of livelihood for young people but also a means of self discovery. “Young people are usually full of hope and energy. Their rich imaginative minds are ideal for innovations that can lead to enormous economic and political changes. The Government is, therefore, determined to go beyond nurt…