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Nagaland declared “disturbed area” for 6 more months

The Government of India has declared Nagaland as “disturbed area” for another 6 months till December, 2020. Highlights The state of Nagaland has been declared as “disturbed area” under Section 3 of AFSPA (Armed Forces (Special Powers) act), 1958. Nagaland has been under the coverage of AFSPA for almost 6 decades. AFSPA was not withdrawn ..

Nagaland has imposed a COVID-19 Cess on Petroleum

States are starting to target petroleum for revenue. Nagaland recently imposed a cess on petrol and diesel sales. Cess Cess is a type of tax that is charged on a commodity over and above the base tax liability of the tax payer. It is generally imposed when the government needs to raise funds for a ..

Tripura to host Hornbill Festival

Tripura government is to hold the two-day Hornbill Festival for the first time from February 8, 2020. The festival has been an important state festival of Nagaland, which is usually held in the month of December in the Naga heritage village of Nagaland. Tripura hosts the festival with an aim to conserve the Hornbill bird ..

Appointments made on 16th & 17th December 2019

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane to be the 27th Army chief of India. Lt Gen Naravane is currently serving as the 40th Vice Chief of Army Staff and was heading the Eastern Command of the Army, will succeed General Bipin Rawat, who is due to retirement on 31st of December. Lt Gen Naravane became the ..

Kargil to Kohima Ultra Marathon-‘Glory Run’

The Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria felicitated a team of 25 Air Warriors at the New Delhi Air Force Station on Monday, 16th December 2019 to mark a unique achievement by running expedition from Kargil to Kohima- named as K2K Ultra Marathon-Glory Run, ..

Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

Hornbill Festival is the annual festival of Nagaland held every year from 1-10 December, began on Sunday. Also known as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ was first celebrated in the year 2000 to promote the cultural heritage of the state and for encouraging inter-tribal interaction. This year, to boost the state’s tourism potential, the Nagaland government ..

Nagaland government launches Ex-gratia Scheme for students studying outside state

The Nagaland Government has recently launched the Nagaland Ex-gratia Scheme for Students Studying outside Nagaland (NGESSO) belonging to any recognized Scheduled Tribes (STs) and indigenous inhabitants of the state. The scheme is targeted for students who die outside the state while pursuing secular, technical, professional, diploma and theology courses. The state government will provide a ..

Special provisions for the states in the North East

While the abrogation of Article 370 which provided special privileges to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the spotlight has now shifted to Article 371 which provides the special provisions to the North Eastern States. The North-Eastern states have been granted special privileges under Article 371 which provides a special status that aims to preserve ..