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State in Northeastern India

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Nagaland: State in Northeastern India
Nagaland is a state in northeastern India. It is bordered by the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the north, Assam to the west, Manipur to the south and the Sagaing Region of Myanmar to the east. Its capital city is Kohima and its largest city is Dimapur. It has an area of 16,579 square kilometres (6,401 sq mi) with a population of 1,980,602 per the 2011 Census of India, making it one of India's smallest states.

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Explainer: Why Centre wants to remove AFSPA from northeast

According to the Centre's new notification, from April 1 until next six months, AFSPA would remain in force in parts of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, as well as the Union Territory of..
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After decades, AFSPA to go from parts of 3 North East states

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Areas under AFSPA in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland to be reduced

Decision does not imply that AFSPA has been completely withdrawn from three insurgency-hit states but will continue to be in force in some areas.
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Govt to reduce disturbed areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur: Amit Shah

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BJP confident of winning all 4 Rajya Sabha seats in Assam, Nagaland and Tripura

The two seats in Assam are currently held by Ripun Bora and Ranee Narah of the Congress, one seat in Tripura by CPI-M's Jharna Das.
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Nagaland set to get first woman Rajya Sabha MP


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Olympic medals, Nagaland firing - Key events that marked 2021 in northeast


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Amid nixing call, AFSPA extended in Nagaland

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Centre extends AFSPA in 'disturbed' Nagaland for 6 months

Days after it set up a committee under secretary-level officer Vivek Joshi to review application of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland, the Centre has declared the..
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Centre extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 more months; terms state ‘disturbed area’


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Nagaland shootout: SIT to quiz soldiers today; 2 witnesses depose before CoI


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Botched Nagaland Op: Army to provide all assistance to civilian probe, own team visits site

The Army will provide all assistance, including access to personnel and records, to the special investigation team (SIT) set up by the Nagaland government to probe the botched operation by 21..
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Indian army inquiry team visits Nagaland to investigate recent counter-insurgency operation killing 13 civilians

The visit comes in the wake of the army constituting a Court of Inquiry to investigate the killing of 13 civilians by security personnel.
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The real face of protests against AFSPA in Nagaland

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Centre sets up panel on Nagaland AFSPA relief

The Union home ministry has constituted a five-member committee headed by registrar general of India Vivek Joshi to examine the possibility of withdrawing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from..
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AFSPA to be withdrawn from Nagaland? Panel formed to examine possibility

The announcement comes amid growing demand to lift AFSPA from the northeastern state.
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Panel to look into withdrawal of AFSPA, says Nagaland government

The Nagaland government on Sunday said that a new committee will be instituted to look into the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act [AFSPA] in the state.The decision was..
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From farmer protest to Nagaland civilian killing: Major events that took place in 2021

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Nagaland assembly adopts resolution to ask centre to repeal AFSPA, apology


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Nagaland firing incident proves high time AFSPA is repealed from NE: Irom Sharmila


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Nagaland killing: Army has taken undue advantage of AFSPA to terrorise people, says minister


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Nagaland Governor summons special Assembly session on Dec 20


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Naga locals: Soldiers 1st shot driver to stop pick-up truck, then others

The villagers of Oting claimed through a forum called Office of the Oting Citizen that the special forces personnel — who ambushed a pick-up truck carrying eight coal miners and killed them on..
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Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi terms Nagaland incident 'mistake', cautions against hasty decision on AFSPA


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Students’ groups seek justice for Nagaland victims, AFSPA repeal


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Home minister misled Parliament on Nagaland, claims Adhir Chowdhury

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday claimed that home minister Amit Shah had “misled” the Lok Sabha when he said that security forces had opened fire on civilians in Nagaland after..
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Nagaland firing incident: SIT urges people to share information, aid probe


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Gen Rawat was unscathed in Cheetah crash in 2015 but weather, hills may have proved ‘deadly cocktail’ this time

General Bipin Rawat had emerged virtually unscathed as a Lt-General when his single-engine Cheetah helicopter had crashed immediately after taking off from a helipad in Nagaland in February 2015. This..
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TMC delegation meets Amit Shah, demands compensation for Nagaland victims, Afspa repeal


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Cong MPs stopped from visiting violence-hit Nagaland district; Rahul slams Centre

The Congress has condemned the refusal of the Assam government to allow a party delegation to visit Mon district in Nagaland where 14 civilians and a soldier died in firing. According to Congress..
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Nagaland pushes for AFSPA repeal, calls off Hornbill fest


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Officer of major general rank to head Army's court of inquiry into Nagaland firing incident

Sources said an officer of major general rank would head the court of inquiry to probe the operation of the 21 Para Special Forces that took place in the state's Mon district on Saturday evening. The..
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Major General to head court of inquiry

The Army has begun a court of inquiry headed by a Major General to probe the circumstances under which the botched operation by the 21 Para-Special Forces took place in Mon district of Nagaland on..
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Intention was to murder, injure: Nagaland cops’ FIR

Nagaland police registered a suo motu FIR on Sunday against the Army’s 21st Para-Special Forces unit, alleging they didn’t give prior intimation about the operation in Mon that led to 14 civilian..
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Army killing Nagaland civilians unfortunate, Shah tells House

Home minister Amit Shah expressed regret on behalf of the government over the killing of civilians in Nagaland in a case of mistaken identity calling it “unfortunate” while also offering..
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2 North East CMs say AFSPA must go as Shah regrets Nagaland deaths

The outrage over the mistaken killing of villagers in Nagaland in an Army ambush and the subsequent violence grew on Monday, with the chief ministers of Nagaland and Meghalaya Neiphiu Rio and Conrad..
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Nagaland killings spark fresh demand for AFSPA repeal, SIT report in a month: Key points


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Congress forms 4-member delegation to visit Nagaland in wake of civilian killings


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Regret killing of civilians in Nagaland, case of 'mistaken identity', says Amit Shah


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Nagaland, Meghalaya chief ministers demand repeal of AFSPA amid outrage over civilian killings


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Nagaland civilian killings: What Amit Shah said in Parliament


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Nagaland violence: Situation tense but under control, says Home Minister Amit Shah

An SIT has been formed to probe the matter and it has been directed to complete it within a month, the minister informed.
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Afspa should be repealed: Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday said that the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 should be repealed as he joined the growing chorus for withdrawal of the law amid the civilian..
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Nagaland: Tribal body claims death toll in firing on civilians now at 17, police differ

Nagaland remained on the boil on Monday as an apex tribal body claimed the death toll in firing by security forces on civilians in Mon district mounted to 17, even as police maintained that 14 people..
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Home minister Amit Shah likely to make statement on Nagaland incident in both Houses

Home minister Amit Shah is likely to make a statement in both Houses of Parliament on Monday on the Nagaland incident in which 14 civilians were killed in firing by security forces, parliamentary..
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What is home ministry doing, asks Rahul Gandhi, seeks ‘real reply’

Congress on Sunday attacked the Centre over the killing of civilians during a botched anti-insurgency operation in Nagaland, with former party chief Rahul Gandhi saying the government must give a..
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In a botched operation, Army para commandos lying in wait for militants in Nagaland’s Mon district late on Saturday shot and killed six villagers instead, all of them coal mine workers returning home..
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