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  • TR Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland CM May 24, 2014

    T R Zeliang, leader of Naga Peoples Front (NPF), was on Saturday sworn in as the chief minister of Nagaland following the resignation of Neiphio Rio, who has been elected to Lok Sabha. Governor Ashwani Kumar administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 62-year-old first time chief minister and...
  • Nagaland's CM Neiphu Rio maintains lead, likely to win lone LS seat May 16, 2014

    The state of Nagaland, and its lone Lok Sabha constituency, is witnessing a triangular battle between state's Chief Minister and Naga People's Front nominee Neiphu Rio, Congress's KV Pusa and Akhei Achumi of Socialist Party. The seat which went on polls on April 9, 2014 registered 88 per cent polling but...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rahul accuses Nagaland government of making incapable promises March 27, 2014

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he will put in all efforts towards resolving the protracted Naga political problem. "Whatever energy I have, I will put in for resolving the Naga problem" he said while addressing a rally Kohima. "...but I cannot promise that it will be solved within three months....
  • Nagaland to witness triangular contest for lone LS seat March 26, 2014

    Nagaland will be witnessing a triangular contest for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the ensuing elections as none of the three candidates withdrew their nominations on Wednesday. The last date of withdrawal ended this evening and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the ruling Naga Peoples' Front (NPF), former minister KV...
  • 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...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • Women fail to enter Nagaland Assembly once again February 28, 2013

    Kohima: The two women candidates among the 185 aspirants in the fray for the Nagaland elections have lost out to their male counterparts once again. Rakhila Lakiumong, the BJP candidate from Tuensang Sadar-II and Independent nominee from Mokokchung Town Dr Yangerla were placed third. Rakhila polled 4,193 votes and Dr Yangerla...
  • Nagaland polls: NPF retains power with absolute majority February 28, 2013

    Kohima: Ruling Naga Peoples Front returned to power with an absolute majority in Nagaland, winning 37 seats in the 60-member Assembly. Prominent among those who were re-elected were Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who won Northern Angami II seat for the sixth consecutive time by 12671 votes, and will look to...
  • Northeast elections: Meghalaya records over 88 pc voting, more than 83 pc polling in Nagaland February 23, 2013

    Shillong/Kohima: Polling for the Assembly elections were conducted in Meghalaya and Nagaland on Saturday. While Meghalaya recorded over 88 per cent polling, Nagaland witnessed a voting percentage of 83.27. The two northeastern states have 60-member assembly each. In Nagaland, polling was postponed in one constituency following the death of a...
  • NE polls: Polling underway in Meghalaya, Nagaland February 23, 2013

    Shillong/Kohima: Polling began in Meghalaya and Nagaland on Saturday and the Congress is fighting to retain power in Meghalaya and win back Nagaland in these elections. The two northeastern states have 60-member assembly each. In Nagaland, polling was postponed in one constituency following the death of a Congress candidate. Twelve per...
  • Nagaland polls: Voting underway, high turnout expected February 23, 2013

    Kohima: Voting is underway to elect 60 members to the 12th Nagaland Assembly from among 188 candidates with an electorate of 11.93 lakh eligible to vote. The polling began early in the morning amidst tight security. The candidates whose fate will be decided are Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio from Northern...
  • Dimapur: EC seizes Rs 1 cr from a NPF candidate February 17, 2013

    Dimapur: An Election Commission (EC) team seized Rs 1 crore cash from Nyemli Phom, a candidate of the Nagaland Peoples Front in the poll-bound state. The EC team alerted the Income Tax department and police officials about the development. Polls for the 60 Assembly seats in the state will be...
  • Nagaland: EC team seizes Rs one crore cash from chopper February 16, 2013

    Kohima: An Election Commission surveillance team on Saturday seized Rs one crore cash from a helicopter allegedly being used by a candidate of the Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF) in the poll-bound state. A team of EC-appointed observers seized the cash from a chopper, which was allegedly hired to ferry Nyemli...
  • Nagaland polls: All 60 ruling NPF candidates file nomination February 4, 2013

    Kohima: With just two days remaining for the last date of filing of nominations to the February 23 elections in Nagaland, all 60 candidates of ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) besides, BJP, NCP and Independents have filed their nominations. The Chief Electoral Officer's office here said Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio...
  • Manipur: Congress wins by thumping majority March 6, 2012

    Imphal: In perhaps the only solace to the Congress government in the state Assembly elections 2012, the Manipur electorate gave a thumping majority to the party, helping it win 42 seats out of 60. The party scored a hat-trick and returned to power in the northeastern state, helped by a...
  • Naga Hoho denies chalking Manipur poll strategy January 12, 2012

    Kohima: The apex tribal council Naga Hoho on Friday denied media reports that Naga civil societies, NPF MLAs and NSCN(I-M) leaders met at Dimapur recently to chalk out strategies for the coming assembly election in Manipur. The Hoho, in a clarification, said the apex council had called a consultative meeting...
  • NPF MP to support the UPA in trust vote July 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The lone Nagaland People's Front MP Wangyuh Konyak today indicated that he would vote in favour of the confidence motion in the Lok Sabha. "I can confidently say that the Government will win the trust vote," he told PTI. Asked specifically whether he will vote in support of the trust...
  • Nagaland polls: DAN moves ahead, setback for Cong March 9, 2008

    Kohima: Results of the Assembly elections in Nagaland have come as a setback to the Congress with the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) emerging as the frontrunner to form the next government. The alliance is headed by the Nagaland People's Front (NPF) with the other partners being the Bharatiya Janata Party,...