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Don't let money overpower our Naga identity: NPF leader

Zunheboto (Nagaland), Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) on Monday called upon the state's people to choose between preserving the Naga identity and money in the February 27 Nagaland Assembly polls. We should not let money power and false promises overpower our faith and our identity of being Nagas, NPF President Shrhozelie Liezietsu said while addressing a NPF rally. ...

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Manipur government shakes as NPF announces withdrawal of support soon

Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government appeared shaky as the Naga People's Front announced on Sunday that it is likely to withdraw support to it after the Nagaland elections slated for February 27. We have decided to withdraw support from the coalition soon. The decision may be announced shortly after the Nagaland elections, said NPF's state President Marung Makunga.

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I-League: Chennai stun Churchill to emerge out of relegation zone

Coimbatore, Feb 17 (IANS) Relegation-threatened Chennai City FC stunned Churchill Brothers 3-1 in an I-League encounter here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. The result saw the southern outfit leapfrog the Goan side to emerge out of the drop zone. With a superior head-to-head record, Chennai City edged past Gokulam Kerala FC and Churchill Brothers to the seventh spot on the p...

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NDPP-BJP will storm power in Nagaland: Rio

Kohima, Feb 17 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Chief Ministerial candfidate Neiphiu Rio on Friday voiced confidence that his party, fighting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections in alliance with the BJP, would storm to power with an absolute majority. He vowed to provide good, systematic and responsive governance coupled with transparency and infrastructure ...

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Rio quits Lok Sabha after winning Nagaland polls

Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) Nagaland's sole Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio on Friday resigned from the Parliament after he was declared uncontested to the 60-member state assembly this week. In a statement issued here, Rio, who won the 2014 Lok Sabha election on Naga People's Front (NPF) ticket, said he has submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Last month, Rio, a th...

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Do not gamble with our faith & identity: NPF chief

Tuensang (Nagaland), Feb 16 (IANS) Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Friday warned the Naga people not to gamble with their faith, culture and identity in the February 27 Nagaland assembly polls. The former Nagaland Chief Minister also accused the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) of partnering with the BJP to set its root into their land to ...

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NPP candidate in Nagaland escapes bid on life

Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) candidate, T Chalukumba, who is contesting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections, escaped an attempt on his life in Mokokchung district this afternoon, police said. A person tried to cause a commotion and opened fire at the candidate. However, the bodyguard thwarted the bid, Nagaland Police chief Rupin Sharma told IANS. Ho...

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BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah

Shillong/Jowai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections. I am here to request you that today there are 19 governments of the BJP and three in the northeastern states... I can see the winds of change and the votes are coming for the BJP in Meghalaya, Nag...

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Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC

Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be fearless and unbiased to ensure fair voting during the assembly elections. While polling in Tripura will be held on February 18, Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to the polls on February 27. All the three states have their own peculiar...

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NDPP-BJP alliance to get absolute majority in Nagaland: Rio

Peren (Nagaland), Feb 16 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's (NDPP) Chief Ministerial candidate Neiphiu Rio on Thursday voiced confidence that the NDPP-BJP alliance will come to power with absolute majority in Nagaland. Although the BJP had been in alliance with the Nagaland People's Front (NPF) for the last 15 years, it favoured the newly-floated NDPP as it had lost confid...

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Meghalaya poll results will boost the Congress for 2019: Chandy

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Voicing confidence that the Congress will retain power in Meghalaya, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said said that the state election results will definitely give a boost to the party in next year's Lok Sabha elections. They (BJP) came to power in 2014 with promises to the people but they could not keep any of these promises and people are u...

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Pre-poll alliance with BJP would be very negative: NPF chief

Pughoboto (Nagaland), Feb 13 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) chief, Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday revealed that the party could not agree to seat-sharing with the Bharatiya Janata Party since it knew the consequences would be very negative. However, he said that the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) came forward offering the BJP 30 seats ...

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NPF urges Nagaland voters not to be swayed by money during polls

Mokokochung (Nagaland), Feb 13 (IANS) Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator C. Apok Jamir on Tuesday urged voters not to be swayed by money or rumours in the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections. Urging the constituents to stand firm on their beliefs and principles, the three-time legislator -- who is the son of Odisha Governor and former Nagaland Chief Minister S.C. Jamir -- sa...

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Former Nagaland CM Rio elected unopposed to assembly

Kohima/Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's Chief Ministerial candidate Neiphiu Rio was declared uncontested to the 60-member Nagaland assembly after his lone rival of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) candidate Chupfuo Angami withdrew his nomination on Monday. For Rio, who is currently Nagaland's lone Lok Sabha member, it is the second time that he has w...

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News portal that carried report on Ram Madhav vanishes

Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) The BJP on Monday sought strict action against the news portal that claimed that party leader Ram Madhav was caught red-handed by separatist NSCN with two Naga women in a hotel room in Nagaland even as the portal vanished. We are talking up with such cases very seriously and what is more suspicious is that the news portal which carried the story has completely van...

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India's forest cover increases by .96 pc

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India has recorded 0.96 per cent increase in forest cover between 2015 and 2017, with northeastern states continuing to be the most densely forested. Mizoram is having the maximum land under green cover, says a government report. Mizoram, with 86.27 per cent of its geographical area under forest cover, has also lost the maximum forest cover among all states (531 ...

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Nagaland polls contest between Nagas, outside forces: NPF chief

Kohima, Feb 12 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling NPF chief Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Monday said the February 27 assembly election is not just a contest between political parties to form a government, but between outside forces and the force of the Naga people. Many tall Naga leaders succumbing to power and money would soon land the Naga people into great trouble if they are voted to power, he sai...

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BJP will form government in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura: Rudy

Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday voiced confidence that his party will form the next government in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura on its own. Tripura will go to the polls on February 18, followed by Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27. The counting of votes is slated on March 3. The BJP has marched ahead in forming govern...

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India's overall forest cover expands: Report

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India has added 6,778 sq km of forest area -- an increase of 0.21 per cent -- between 2015 and 2017 despite population and livestock pressures, according to a government report released here on Monday. The India State Forest Report-2017 unveiled by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says the country stands 10th in the world in terms of forest area and eight...

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Nagaland BJP lodges complaint against news portal

Dimapur, Feb 12 (IANS) Nagaland's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday lodged a police compliant against a news portal that claimed top party leader Ram Madhav was caught red-handed by separatist National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah) with two Naga women in a hotel room here. It is a false report to tarnish the image of our party leader (Ram Madhav) and the party has lod...

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