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Nagaland elections: For Neiphiu Rio, TR Zeliang is a ‘friend’, but there is nothing friendly about their campaign rhetoric

Nagaland elections: For Neiphiu Rio, TR Zeliang is a ‘friend’, but there is nothing friendly about their campaign rhetoric

Neiphiu Rio alleges that TR Zeliang ‘spun a web of lies and created chaos’, while TR Zeliang rebukes Rio for ‘destructive politics and confusing people of the state.’

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PM Narendra Modi: Naga political issue may be solved in a few months

In August 2015, the Centre had announced that a framework agreement had been reached with the NSCN(IM), one of the primary Naga underground groups in the state, 18 years after a ceasefire was negotiated in 1997.

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Nagaland Assembly election: Congress says PM Modi repeating 2014 promises

At a press conference in Dimapur, organised as Modi was departing from Tuensang after addressing a rally, the Congress dissed the promises made by the Prime Minister to the people of North East.

First time in Nagaland: Religion becomes the talking point during elections

For the first time in Nagaland religion has emerged as major poll plank for the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly elections. And the religious pitch is getting shrill every passing day.

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Nagaland elections: Proportion of crorepatis jumps two fold in 10 years

An analysis by Nagaland Election Watch has found that 59% of the state’s candidates have assets upwards of Rs 1 crore. This marks a progressive increase from 28% in 2008 and 46% in 2013.

Nagaland assembly elections: Muscle power, big money, little development to show

Vicious cycle returns every poll, say voters and anti-corruption campaigners.

Nagaland Assembly election: Political posturing peeves audience at Big Picture interaction

With religion casting a shadow on the Nagaland Assembly elections, in the backdrop of BJP’s growing political clout and the Baptist church’s vocal disapproval of the saffron party, the issue of secularism too had a significant share of the discourse.

Five in poll fray, women hope to make debut in Nagaland Assembly

Five in poll fray, women hope to make debut in Nagaland Assembly

Assembly elections have been taking place in Nagaland since 1963, but not a single woman has ever been elected to the 60-member House.

Nagaland Assembly polls: NPP candidate allegedly attacked by unidentified miscreants, investigation underway

Police sources claimed that around 5.45 pm, some unidentified men were about to enter a shop where Chalukumba was present. The candidate’s bodyguard got suspicious, stopped the men and started frisking them.

Nagaland election: Meet the young faces in the electoral fray

A new breed of changemakers is gunning for transformation in Nagaland where the sorry state of affairs in almost all aspects of public life continues to overshadow the achievements of the young Nagas.

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Despite push for clean elections, votes sell easy in Nagaland

The much-hyped Clean Election Campaign in Nagaland has all but disintegrated as the election fever grips the state.

No problems with alliance but BJP should not impose on religion: Nagaland CM Zeliang

No problems with alliance but BJP should not impose on religion: Nagaland CM Zeliang

Zeliang’s comments come at a time when the BJP has chosen to ally with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) whose face is now Neiphiu Rio, former CM in the NPF government.

Naga Church writes to faithful: Have you questioned BJP’s intention?

Naga Church writes to faithful: Have you questioned BJP’s intention?

God must be weeping when Naga politicians run after those seeking to destroy Christianity: Baptist Council

Nagaland Assembly elections 2018: Neiphiu Rio elected unopposed before polls

The Election Commission declared the ‘result’ after the only other candidate, Chupfuo Angami from the Naga People’s Front (NPF), withdrew his nomination.

Congress to back secular candidates where it's not contesting

Congress to back secular candidates where it’s not contesting

Congress is contesting in 19 seats in the February 27 election for the 60-member Assembly. Twenty of its candidates had filed nomination but one of them withdrew candidature.