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26 parliamentary secretaries, 9 advisors inducted in Nagaland

Kohima, July 26 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Tuesday inducted 26 parliamentary secretaries and nine advisors. The parliamentary secretaries include 18 of the ruling Naga People's Front and seven Independents. Veteran BJP legislator P. Paiwang Konyak, who was a cabinet minister in the dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu-led government, was also inducted as parliamenta...

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Pangteang sworn in as Nagaland minister

Kohima, July 24 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator E.E. Pangteang was on Monday sworn in as a cabinet minister in the T.R. Zelaing-led government. Pangteang was to take oath last Saturday along with eight NPF and two BJP legislators. However, he did not turn up at the Raj Bhavan as his fellow party legislator Noke Wangnao had protested against his inclusion. Sourc...

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Zeliang expands ministry, inducts 8 NPF, 2 BJP members

Kohima, July 22 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Saturday expanded his ministry, inducting eight Naga People's Front (NPF) and two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators. Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan, attended by Zeliang, the state's lone Lok Sabha member and former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio...

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Nagaland CM Zeliang wins floor test comfortably

Kohima, July 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday won the floor test in the state Assembly. He won the vote by a margin of 47. Zeliang got the support of 36 Naga People's Front (NPF) legislators, four BJP legislators and seven Independent members in the 60-member Assembly. Former Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu secured 11 votes -- 10 of the NPF and one In...

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NPF expels Nagaland CM Zeliang from party

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) The Naga People's Front (NPF) on Wednesday expelled T.R. Zeliang from the party for six years, soon after he was sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister. The development came within hours of Governor P.B. Acharya dismissing the Shurhozelie Liezietsu government after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly, and administering the oath of office to Zeliang.

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Liezietsu sacked, Zeliang is Nagaland's new Chief Minister

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as Nagaland's 19th Chief Minister on Wednesday, hours after Governor P.B. Acharya dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 65-year-old Zeliang in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan here. Zeliang wil...

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T.R. Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as the 19th Chief Minister of Nagaland on Wednesday, hours after Governor P.B. Acharya dismissed the Shurhozelie Liezietsu government after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly. Governor Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to 65-year-old Zeliang in a ceremony at the Raj...

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Nagaland Governor sacks government, Zeliang to be sworn in

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday dismissed the five-month-old government of Shürhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly, a Raj Bhavan official said. The official told IANS that the Governor has invited veteran Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang to form a new government. Zeliang, who will take oath ...

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Governor dismisses Nagaland government, Zeliang to be sworn in

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday dismissed the five-month-old government of Shürhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly, a Raj Bhavan official said. The official told IANS that the Governor has invited veteran Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang to form a new government. Zeliang, who will take oath ...

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Nagaland CM fails to turn up for floor test

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday failed to turn up for the floor test in the Assembly, even as 47 legislators supporting the return of T.R. Zeliang as Chief Minister were present in the House. Speaker Imtiwapang Aier, who adjourned the House sine die, said the motion to prove the majority of the Chief Minister could not be taken up as he w...

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Nagaland CM skips floor test

Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday failed to turn up at the state assembly for the floor test, even as 47 legislators supporting the return of T.R. Zeliang as Chief Minister were present in the House. --IANS rrk/rn ...

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HC uphold Nagaland Governor's directive to prove majority, trust vote Wednesday

Kohima, July 18 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's Kohima bench on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority in the assembly, following which Acharya sought an special session on Wednesday for the floor test. The Naga Political Front, led by Lieziestsu, summoned an emergency meeting at which they decided to ask Pr...

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HC upholds Nagaland Governor directive to CM, floor test on Wednesday

Kohima, July 18 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's Kohima bench on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority in the assembly, following which Acharya sought an special session on Wednesday for the floor test. Justice Lanusungkum Jamir, who also dismissed Liezietsu's writ petition challenging the Governor's directi...

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HC upholds Nagaland Governor's directive asking CM to prove majority

Kohima, July 18 (IANS) The Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly. Liezietsu had challenged Acharya's decision asking him to obtain vote of confidence in the assembly before July 15 saying that it was unconstitutional, illegal, arbitrary and ...

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Nagaland CM not allowed inside polling booth

Kohima, July 17 (IANS) Beleaguered Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday barred from entering the polling booth for the presidential election at the state assembly by the security staff. Liezietsu, who had voted in earlier presidential elections, could not cast his ballot as he is not an elected member to the 60-member Nagaland Assembly. He was sworn in as C...

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Rebel NPF legislators meet Nagaland Governor

Kohima, July 15 (IANS) Rebel Naga People's Front (NPF) and Independent legislators, who are seeking the removal of Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu, on Saturday met Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya and asked him to uphold the Constitution. Led by former Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang and lone Nagaland Lok Sabha member, Neiphiu Rio, 43 legislators - 36 NPF legislators and seven Independent...

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Court stays floor test for Nagaland CM

Kohima, July 14 (IANS) The Kohima bench of the Gauhati High Court on Friday stayed, till July 17, the floor test for the Naga People's Front-led coalition government headed by Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu till. Governor P.B. Acharya had directed Liezietsu to prove his majority by July 15 after former Chief Minister T.R Zeliang staked claim to form the new government with the supp...

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Nagaland Governor again directs CM to prove majority

Kohima, July 13 (IANS) Claming Nagaland Chief Minister ShArhozelie Liezietsu had lost the support of a majority of the assembly members, Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday again asked Liezietsu to prove his majority on or before July 15. The Nagaland Cabinet had turned down Acharya's directive to summon an emergent assembly session for the floor test. On Tuesday, Acharya had aske...

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Nagaland Cabinet terminates consultancy of 'tainted' Pillai

Kohima, July 12 (IANS) The Nagaland Cabinet on Wednesday terminated the consultancy service of former police official M.K.R. Pillai, who is facing an Income Tax Department probe over alleged unaccounted wealth. The Cabinet also directed that a report be sought from the Income Tax Department with regard to the irregularities reported in the media, a communique from the Chief Minister's Of...

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Nagaland minister hits out at Governor for ordering trust vote

Kohima, July 12 (IANS) Nagaland Minister Yitachu on Wednesday hit out Governor P.B.Acharya for asking Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority, holding that resolving the current turbulence within the ruling NPF on the floor of the assembly is not in accordance with democratic and parliamentary practices. His statement came a day after the Governor directed Liezietsu to...

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