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ATMs go dry in northeastern states

Agartala/Kohima/Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) The cash drought in most of the ATMs of the northeastern states has caused a lot of inconvenience for the people in the past few days. Senior bank officials said that the delay in supplying of remittances by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Guwahati caused the note crisis in most of the ATMs. We should put fresh notes in the ATMs to run th...

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CBI to probe 'scam' in Nagaland HC construction

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Calling it beyond belief, the Gauhati High Court has ordered a CBI probe into allegations that the Nagaland government misappropriated funds earmarked for the construction of a high court complex at Kohima -- a project progressing at a snail's pace. Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh said if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) finds any material to s...

1 month ago
Zhaleo Rio elected as Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Assembly

Kohima, March 26 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) legislator Zhaleo Rio, the brother of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, was on Monday elected the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly Parliamentary Affairs Minister C.M. Chang proposed his name and it was seconded by K.T. Sukhalu, following which Speaker Vikho-o Yhosu declared Zhaleo elected to the post as the Op...

1 month ago
Nagaland CM presents Rs 1,630.67-crore deficit budget

Kohima, March 23 (IANS) Tabling a Rs 1630.67 crore deficit budget for 2018-19, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday announced setting up of a central monitoring mechanism to ensure successful implementation of the Government's policies, programmes and projects in the state. Presenting the first budget of the People's Democratic Alliance government, Rio estimated total receipt at...

1 month ago
Solution to Naga insurgency accorded highest priority: Acharya

Kohima, March 22 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday said that the state's People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition government has accorded the highest priority to resolve the seven-decade-long Naga insurgency in the state. We will work with all stakeholders for a solution that is honourable, sustainable and acceptable to the people. We will not come in way of any polit...

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Tata Trust launches motorcycle rally for cancer awareness across northeast

Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) With the northeastern states of India recording a high cancer prevalence rate, Tata Trust and the Cachar Cancer Hospital, in collaboration with several other organisations, have embarked on a motorcycle rally across the seven states to make people aware about the disease and sensitise the patients. The rally titled, 'Run and Ride' was flagged off from here on Tu...

1 month ago
Ex-Nagaland CM Zeliang seeks fresh date to appear before NIA

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The NIA on Monday summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged tax collection and terror funding case while the leader through a letter to the agency expressed his inability to appear due to assembly session beginning on Tuesday and sought a fresh date. The case pertains to alleged extortion by groups such a...

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Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to new ministers

Kohima, March 12 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday allocated portfolios to his newly-inducted ministers, keeping Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms with himself. Senior BJP leader Yanthungo Patton, who was made the Deputy Chief Minister, was given the Home and National Highways Department. The allocation of the portfolios comes amid media reports tha...

1 month ago
Ex-Nagaland CM Zeliang seeks fresh date to appear before NIA

Kohima, March 12 (IANS) Former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang has written to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) expressing his inability to appear for questioning in connection with an alleged tax collection and terror funding case due to the assembly session beginning on Tuesday and sought a fresh date. It is not possible for me to appear before you as per the summons at such...

1 month ago
NIA summons ex-Nagaland CM in 'terror funding' case

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The NIA has summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged tax collection and terror funding case, an official said on Monday. The case pertains to alleged extortion by groups such as NSCN(K), NSCN(IM) and Naga National Council from at least 14 government departments. Zeliang has been asked to appear a...

1 month ago
PDA will redraw Nagaland's all-inclusive roadmap for development: Rio

Kohima, March 8 (IANS) Newly sworn-in Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday said the People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition government will redraw a new roadmap of progressive development in Nagaland. We have committed in our manifesto that we will remove VIP culture from Nagaland. We will ensure that the citizens of the state are the real VIPs, Rio said after he took oath as Chie...

1 month ago
Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

Kohima, March 8 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was on Thursday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. This is Rio's fourth term as head of the northeastern state. Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old Rio, who is heading a People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition. Bharatiya Janata P...

1 month ago
Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

Kohima, March 8 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was on Thursday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. This is Rio's fourth term. Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old Rio, who is heading a People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yanthungo Patton...

1 month ago
Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

Kohima, March 8 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland on Thursday. --IANS rrk/ksk/in ...

1 month ago
Zeliang quits as Nagaland CM, Rio to be sworn in on Thursday

Kohima, March 6 (IANS) Veteran Naga People's Front (NPF) leader T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday resigned as Chief Minister of Nagaland after the BJP turned down its offer for a post-poll alliance to form a new government. On the other hand, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which forged a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), unanimously elected Neiphiu Rio ...

2 months ago
Nagaland: Will bring transparency in governance, says Rio

Kohima, March 4 (IANS) Neiphiu Rio, who is set to take over again as the next Chief Minister of Nagaland, on Sunday said that his priority would be to bring transparency in governance in the troubled state. Rio, who floated the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) just ahead of the assembly elections, had cobbled a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

2 months ago
BJP crushes Left in Tripura, surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima, March 3 (IANS) The stunning saffron surge in the northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura -- one of its last two citadels -- with the BJP ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help from anti-Congress parties. The BJP Parliamentary Board met in th...

2 months ago
Results in northeast indicate electoral verdict in 2019: Amit Shah

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah said on Saturday that the party's victory in Tripura and its improved performance in Nagaland and Meghalaya was a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and indicated towards the popular verdict in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Terming the party's victory in Tripura as historic, Shah said the people of northeast have put their seal of...

2 months ago
Left Sarkar ousted in Tripura as BJP surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima, March 3 (IANS) In a saffron surge in the northeast, the BJP put up a spectacular show in Tripura on Saturday, ending 25 years of the Left rule, and was looking to formation of coalition governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya in the face of hung verdicts. The BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), a tribal-dominated party, were together lead...

2 months ago
NDPP-BJP surges ahead in Nagaland

Kohima, March 3 (IANS) The National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in 12 seats and its ally, the BJP, in six seats -- just ahead of the ruling Naga Peoples Front (NPF), which is leading in 15 seats -- in the vote count for the Nagaland Assembly on Saturday, as per the Election Commission. The figures are for the 35 out of 59 seats that went to polls on February 27.

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