Nagaland

  • Government open to debate Private Member's bill on Nagaland 4 days ago

    The government on Friday said it was not possible to make effective Article 371 A (1)(a) of the Constitution in Nagaland but was open for discussion to resolve the issue. Through article 371 A (1)(a), a special provision has been given to Nagaland under which no Parliament laws in respect of...
  • Nagaland government presents deficit Budget, proposes no new tax July 22, 2014

    Kohima: Without proposing any new tax, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Tuesday presented Rs 928.86 crore deficit Budget for the fiscal 2014-15. Presenting his maiden Budget on the opening day of assembly session, Zeliang, who also holds the Finance portfolio, estimated the gross receipts at Rs 12,127.59 crore and gross...
  • Nagaland governor takes additional charge of Tripura July 21, 2014

    Agartala: Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Acharya was sworn-in as the state's 15th governor by Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of various political parties...
  • Vital role of Governor expected in solving Naga issue: Chief Minister July 20, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has expressed hope that the new Governor PB Acharya will play a vital role in helping the Centre and the NSCN(IM) arrive at a mutually acceptable solution to the six-decade old vexed Naga problem. Besides, Nagaland is a resource scarce state and the only option...
  • PB Acharya sworn in as Nagaland Governor July 19, 2014

    Kohima: Octogenarian Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was on Saturday sworn in as the 19th Governor of Nagaland. Mr Acharya has been given the additional charge of Tripura also. Mr Acharya served as the BJP national secretary during 1995-2000 when Narendra Modi was the BJP national general secretary. Mr Acharya was then the in-charge...
  • Governors cannot be transferred like clerks, says former Nagaland Governor July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Central government after he was transferred from Mizoram without consultation, Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman said "I did not like the way I was transferred. Governors cannot be transferred like clerks." Earlier in the day Purushothaman sent his resignation from the post of Nagaland Governor to...
  • Nagaland Governor resigns, says was transferred from Mizoram without consultation July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has resigned after he was transferred from Mizoram on Sunday. Purushothaman has claimed that he was not consulted regarding his transfer as the Governor of Mizoram to Nagaland. "The transfer was made without consulting me," he said. Purushothaman said he would convey his decision...
  • Nagaland: Congress warns government against measures to weaken Article 371(A) June 26, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland Congress on Thursday warned the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government against taking up any measures to weaken Article 371(A) of the Constitution in the name of development. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) cautioned the state government through a resolution of...
  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has resigned from his post, days after he informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he willing to step down. According to sources, Kumar had met Rajnath last week and offered to put down his papers. This comes amidst Narendra Modi government's decision to remove governors...
  • Nagaland seeks special grant from Centre June 23, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland government has sought a special grant from the Centre to wipe off the huge amount of fiscal deficit to enable the state to move ahead towards development. The present deficit of the NPF-led DAN government in the state has gone up to Rs 1234 crore and unless...
  • Nagaland Governor willing to quit, Bengal's MK Narayanan seeks time June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he is willing to step down, according to sources. Sources say that West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan has sought more time to make up his mind. Both Kumar and Narayanan met the Home Minister on Friday, say sources....
  • People throng churches in Nagaland to celebrate Father's Day June 15, 2014

    Kohima: In Nagaland, large number of people thronged churches holding special mass and services to offer prayers for fathers on Father's Day. Church organisations made gift arrangements for fathers on the special occasion and fathers above 70-years of age were also honoured with special gifts. Churchgoers were seen standing outside...
  • Zeliang at helm after four decades in Nagaland politics May 24, 2014

    Kohima: TR Zeliang, who was sworn in as chief minister of Nagaland on Saturday, has been involved in state politics for nearly four decades and served as a minister in various governments during the major part of the period. Zeliang became the president of Youth Congress in his native Peren district...
  • Neiphiu Rio submits resignation, TR Zeliang is new CM of Nagaland May 23, 2014

    Kohima: Three-time Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, on Friday resigned from the chair along with his council of ministers. Rio, who has been the Chief Minister of Nagaland for over 11 years, tendered his resignation following his landslide victory in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls. Naga People's Front (NPF)...
  • TM Zeliang to be Nagaland's new chief minister May 14, 2014

    Kohima: Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) leader and Minister TR Zeliang will be the next Nagaland chief minister replacing Neiphiu Rio, a party leader said on Wednesday. "They (NPF legislators) have chosen Zeliang as chief minister after Noke Wangnao (public health engineering minister) withdrew himself from the race (for the...
  • LS elections: Repolling ordered in three polling stations in Nagaland May 8, 2014

    Kohima: The Election Commission on Thursday ordered repoll in three polling stations of the lone Nagaland Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency on May 10. "EC has declared repolling in Akhakhu Polling Station No 2 and Naltoqa PS No 25 in Zunheboto district and Ladaigarh Polling Station No 1 in Longleng district," Chief...
  • Nagaland: Congress leaders allege rigging during LS polls April 25, 2014

    Kohima: Congress leaders met the Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and submitted a complaint alleging large-scale proxy voting and poll rigging by the supporters of ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) during the April 9 Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland. Congress candidate for for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland KV...
  • Congress demands votes cast in 1000 booths declared null and void April 23, 2014

    Kohima: Congress on Wednesday alleged that massive proxy voting marred the April 9 Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland and asked the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to declare votes cast in over 1000 polling stations as null and void. Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state, KV...
  • LS polls: Tripura registers 85 pc voter turnout April 13, 2014

    Agartala: A staggering 85 per cent of the electorate voted in Tripura in the two-phase Lok Sabha election, officials said on Sunday. This is the highest voter turnout in any state so far in the ongoing parliamentary election. In 2009, the voter turnout was 84.45 per cent and 67.39 per cent in...
  • TWTW brings ground report from various states April 13, 2014

    In this episode, 'The Week That Wasn't' correspondent brings the ground report from Assam, Nagaland and Delhi. ...
  • Need a strong voice to represent us in Parliament: Nagaland voters April 9, 2014

    Voting is being held for one seat in Nagaland. Some voters CNN-IBN spoke to said they were voting for change. ...
  • Watch: Key poll issues in the North East April 9, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Arijit Sen explains what are the key poll issues in the northeast which goes to polls on Wednesday. ...
  • 82 per cent electorate cast their votes in Nagaland April 9, 2014

    Kohima: Around 82 per cent of the one million plus electorate in Nagaland cast their votes on Wednesday for the state's lone Lok Sabha constituency, an official said. An Election Commission official said that at least 82 per cent of the 1,182,903 electorate had cast their votes as polling ended...
  • LS polls live: Modi files nomination, says Vadodara has been his 'karmbhoomi' April 9, 2014

    Follow all the updates on the Lok Sabha elections here. Today is the second phase of polling wherein six Northeast seats are voting. Assembly elections are also being held in Arunachal Pradesh as the Assembly was dissolved by the ruling Congress. ...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Update: At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully. The vote percentage from interior districts are yet to be received. In...
  • LS polls: Voting in 6 Northeast seats, Sangma, Nagaland CM in the fray April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur are voting in the second phase on April 9. Two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland, one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur and both the Lok Sabha seats in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Nagaland votes on April 9 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland will vote for Lok Sabha elections on April 9. ...
  • Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio DAN candidate for LS polls February 20, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has been chosen as the candidate of Democratic Alliance of Nagaland's for the lone Lok Sabha seat of the state. DAN comprises Naga People's Front (NPF), BJP and JDU. Briefing mediapersons after a closed door meeting of the DAN Coordination Committee meeting held at NPF...
  • Nagaland: Nine decomposed bodies found, police yet to get a lead January 5, 2014

    Dimapur: A day after nine highly decomposed bodies of unidentified persons was discovered buried in gorge by the local police in Dimapur, no leads have yet been made in the case. Police discovered the bodies lying atop each other on Friday night, Dimapur SP V Z Angami said on Saturday....