Manipur blockade ends as Nagas-Govts meet halfway

Jat quota

The landlocked state has been experiencing severe hardship in supply of essential items since 1 November after United Naga Council (UNC) imposed an indefinite economic blockade on the two national highways that serve as lifeline for the state.

The statement was signed by joint secretary Satyendra Garg of the Union Home Ministry, additional chief secretary (Home) J Suresh Babu, commissioner (works) Radhakumar Singh of the Manipur government, UNC general secretary S Milan and All Naga Students Association president Seth Shatsang.

The UNC will also lift the blockade with immediate effect to create conducive environment for the democratic process of consultation and dialogue, sources said.

Ryan: Health Bill Owes More to Older Americans
Heller's spokesman Mac Abrams said Friday that the senator said he can't support the bill as the House GOP has crafted it. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., said he couldn't vote for the bill, stressing a need "to take our time and to get this right".

As per the understanding, the state government will unconditionally release the arrested UNC President Gaidon Kamei and its Publicity Secretary Stephen besides closing all cases against the Naga tribal leaders and student leaders in connection with the blockade.

Supporters of Naga United Council (UNC) scuffle with security personnel during an agitation against Manipur government for creation of 7 new districts, in Senapati, Manipur.

The development assumes significance as the BJP-led Government in Manipur broke the impasse with the UNC just days after it assumed charge.

Golovkin edges Jacobs by decision to defend titles
Roman Gonzalez was upset in the co-feature losing the WBC Super Flyweight title to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand. Golovkin and Jacobs was an enthralling, albeit less exciting, 12-rounder that appeared tight on the scorecards.

The blockade had started on November 1 past year after former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh carved out seven new districts in the state.

The meeting was held at the behest of the Nongthombam Biren Singh government which had said that its first agenda after coming to power would be to end the prolonged economic blockade. But the UNC made it clear that the blockade would continue until the government held talks with it over its demands. She had also expressed concern at the picketing of government offices in all the Naga dominated areas in the hill districts and appealed to all concerned to discontinue such agitation in the interest of the people of the state so as to enable the government functionaries to discharge their responsibilities without any interruption.

Addressing a press meet at Classic Hotel here, the Chief Minister further assured to take steps for burial of those killed during violent protests in 2015.

No. 1 Villanova starts slow, finishes Mount St. Mary's 76-56
When Villanova was shooting 20 percent in the first half, The Mount needed to build a bigger lead if it wanted any chance to win. And that Badgers game-plan - to pound the paint - is essentially what teams have been doing all season against the Wildcats.

The next tripartite talks will be held in a month's time, officials said.

Share

Related News

  • Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

    Israeli aerial defense systems intercepted one of the missiles, the army said, without elaborating. Israel views the organization as enemy militants.
    Lotus Elise Somehow Sheds 90 Pounds for New Sprint Special Edition

    Lotus Elise Somehow Sheds 90 Pounds for New Sprint Special Edition

    The big feature of this auto is the use of carbon fiber to reduce the weight of the already light Elise even further. The engineers at Hethel have cut 41 kg (90 lb) from the standard auto , for a dry weight of just 798 kg (1,798 lb).
    CONFIRMED lineups: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid, 2017 La Liga

    CONFIRMED lineups: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid, 2017 La Liga

    The Live score and match update of this match is available now at the Athletic Bibao and Real Madrid's official Twitter pages. Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.
  • Ronald Koeman praises professional Romelu Lukaku after Everton rout Hull

    Everton fans refused to turn on the 23-year-old and instead roared when his name was announced over the speakers before the game. The Toffees had been confident the Belgium global would sign a new five-year deal thought to be worth around £140,000 a week.

    Harry Kane's Success Has Made It Tough For Vincent Janssen - Mauricio Pochettino

    He is very positive and if you are positive in your mind you can affect in a positive way your injury". Now is a great chance for Sonny and Vincent to be more regular in the starting 11".
    Coats sworn in as director of national intelligence

    Coats sworn in as director of national intelligence

    Burr says he's confident his former Republican colleague will help the intelligence community face a wide range of challenges. The vote followed another similarly bipartisan vote Wednesday confirming former Sen.
  • Liverpool-Manchester City Preview

    Liverpool-Manchester City Preview

    Klopp admitted that it was not his best performance, "That's life for an outstanding football player", said Klopp. He by no means comes across as a player ruled by money but that is seemingly the image many have created of him.
    Mourinho: I know which players got Karanka sacked

    Mourinho: I know which players got Karanka sacked

    And Ravanelli has revealed how he wants to return to his former side to save them from Premier League relegation. In the second year, he took the team to Wembley to play the play-off final.
    Tokyo stocks edge lower as yen rises after Fed meeting

    Tokyo stocks edge lower as yen rises after Fed meeting

    The Netherlands has its own election this week, where politicians have also railed against the European Union and immigrants. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude oil added 7 cents to $48.47 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • Another person tried to get into the White House

    Another person tried to get into the White House

    The Secret Service is also facing scrutiny after an agency laptop was stolen from an agent's auto in NY on Thursday. He was carrying two cans of mace, a U.S. passport, a computer and one of Trump's books, authorities said.
    Stocks rise with eyes on Fed, Dutch vote

    Stocks rise with eyes on Fed, Dutch vote

    Futures indicate that Japanese stocks are set to weaken as the yen strengthens ahead of a Bank of Japan policy decision Thursday. Aided by stronger oil, Wall Street was cautiously firmer around mid-session in NY , with the Dow edging up around 0.3 per cent.
    Death toll in Yemen boat attack hits 42

    Death toll in Yemen boat attack hits 42

    International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed "dozens of deaths and many dozens of survivors brought to hospitals". Mantoo said that refugees and asylum seekers were moving out of Yemen and heading north because of deteriorating conditions.