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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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4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday. Haj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the ...

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4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday. Hajj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the fi...

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Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. In Rajasthan, where the Congress won 24 seats in the last assembly polls, Meira Kumar got 34 votes, which are believed to have come...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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Sainik Schools to wean young in Northeast away from insurgency

Itanagar/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to provide better education and training to young people, the Arunachal Pradesh government is considering setting up Sainik Schools that would motivate them to join the Indian defence forces and keep them away from the myriad insurgent groups that are active in the region. Government statistics indicate that over 600 youths from Naga-inhabited ...

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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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Why India needs to count its broken toilets

In 2016, as many as 96.5 per cent of rural elementary government schools had toilets, but more than one in four (27.79 per cent) were dysfunctional or locked, according to data collected for the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). Only about 68.7 per cent of schools had working toilet facilities for students. In 2016, the ASER survey was conducted in 589 of 619 rural districts, and...

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16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. The lowest percentage of 86.67 per cent in the Monday voting was registered by Meghalaya while it was 95 per cent for Mizoram. The states with 100 per cent polling are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ch...

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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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