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PM Narendra Modi: Naga political issue may be solved in a few months
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

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.

Nagaland elections: Proportion of crorepatis jumps two fold in 10 years
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

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
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

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

Nagaland Assembly elections 2018: What Atal Bihari Vajpayee said in 2003 drives BJP campaign in 2018
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

In the BJP’s Nagaland manifesto, released last week by Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju and state leaders, the most crucial section — “Naga Political Solution” — begins with a reference to Vajpayee.

Five in poll fray, women hope to make debut in Nagaland Assembly
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

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 BJP writes to EC against Odisha Governor
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The Nagaland BJP strongly protests his involvement in the electioneering process as he is supposed to maintain neutrality as per the Constitution of India

Nagaland assembly elections: BJP offers voters free Jerusalem trip, Congress promises subsidy
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Under the section “Senior Citizens”, the BJP manifesto released by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju, promises to “set up a senior citizen board” to select 50 people through a lucky draw for a “free trip to the Holy Land of Jerusalem”

No problems with alliance but BJP should not impose on religion: Nagaland CM Zeliang
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

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.

Chhattisgarh: Maoist-hit areas don’t have toilets, but get the ODF tag
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

In Sukma, 49 of 146 gram panchayats are registered as “inaccessible”. In Dantewada and Kondagaon districts, 30 of 83 and 15 of 99 districts are inaccessible according to data collected by the government in October 2017.

Ahead of Nagaland Assembly elections, NIA summons CM TR Zeliang’s staff in alleged terror funding case
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

On January 18, 2017, the NIA conducted searches in various government departments in Nagaland and seized receipts that showed payments to the tune of Rs 2 crore.

Naga Church writes to faithful: Have you questioned BJP’s intention?
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

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
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

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

Ahead of polls, what youth in Nagaland say they really want: jobs
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

In October 2016, representatives of the state government admitted that there are over 70,000 educated, unemployed youth listed in the ‘Life Register’ — as the employment register of the state Department of Labour and Employment is called.

We had no choice but to contest… in limited time, we got 20 candidates: Gaurav Gogoi
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Gaurav Gogoi said, "Post the results, we will attempt to see if parties believe that the people of Nagaland have the right to practise and express their faith and religion and their culture in the manner they choose, and not be imposed upon by a homogenous RSS politics."

Nagaland Assembly Election: Nominations in, notice says if polls are held…
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Even the official notice outlining the election schedule, stuck on the board at the main entrance to the building, tells a story of uncertainty. “If the elections are held, polling day will be February 27th, between 7 am and 4 pm,” it says.

Will contest against Raman Singh: Ajit Jogi
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

This is for the first time in its history of bipolar politics that Chhattisgarh is set to have a three-cornered fight, with previous elections being close contests between the BJP and the Congress.

Bilaspur High Court upholds Jogis’ tribal status petition, Congress alleges fixed match
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

The decision is significant given that Ajit Jogi, the first CM of Chhattisgarh, has claimed to be a “Kanwar” tribal and his son Amit is MLA from Marwahi, a reserved ST seat.

Chhattisgarh road progresses: In fresh push, forces close in on key Naxal base from several directions
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Chhattisgarh road progresses, camp set up 8 km from bastion, forces say next 12 months will be crucial.

In the heart of Maoist land, an academy shapes sports champions
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district administration set up a sports academy; in less than a year, 17 of its students have made it to the national level, its medals tally at the state level has crossed 40.

Chhattisgarh: Four police personnel killed, 9 injured in encounter with Maoists in Narayanpur district
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

The team that involved in the encounter was of the District Reserve Guard (DRG). Exact details of what happened is unclear at this point.

Adivasi our core identity, says Mohan Bhagwat at event boycotted by most tribal leaders
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Bhagwat said what binds India together is its “sanskriti” (culture), and that people from Afghanistan to Burma, and Tibet to Sri Lanka, have the same forefathers.

In corner of Chhattisgarh, a village struggling against kidney failures
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Chhattisgarh: 54 dead in 8 years, 1 in every 10 affected, villagers complain they are yet to be given safe drinking water.

Chhattisgarh government drops plan to amend tribal land sale norms
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The state BJP also released a statement saying the withdrawal of the amendment shows how the government was sensitive to the cause and pride of Adivasis in the state.

Sleaze CD row: What made them come after me… I guess (because) I was working with Congress, says Vinod Verma
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Journalist Vinod Verma reflects on his arrest for alleged extortion bid using purported sex CD.

Chhattisgarh: A successful father upset with his son, and a double murder
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Author-publisher-Jain temple trustee & wife shot dead in Durg; son arrested, friends talk of tension with father whose expectations he didn’t meet.

Activists allege Chhattisgarh trying to usurp tribal land
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Last week, the government had passed an amendment to Section 165 of the Land Code Bill which ensures that the state can buy land owned by tribals with their consent.

Chhattisgarh government data: ‘Fewer Maoists killed, more personnel dead’
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

While allegations of fake surrenders, arrests and encounters have seen a dip, some allegations of fake encounters have come to the fore, especially those in Sukma and Bijapur in December.

No chargesheet after two months, journalist Vinod Verma granted bail
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

On Thursday, special CBI magistrate Shantanu Kumar Deshlehre granted Verma bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh after the defence sought bail on Wednesday.

Major Prafulla Moharkar: A town goes silent to mourn and remember its departed son
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

On December 23, shortly after noon, he was among four soldiers killed as Pakistan troops, in a major ceasefire violation, opened fire on Indian positions along the Line of Control in the Keri sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh govt wins 19-hr floor test
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

While 38 legislators voted for the motion, 48 BJP MLAs voted against it. This is the second no-confidence motion that the Raman Singh government faced, and defeated

Two Maoists killed in two separate encounters in Chhattisgarh
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

DM Awasthi, the special director-general for anti-Naxal operations, told The Indian Express that less than a week ago, over a hundred STF men were stationed at Pamed in Bijapur district.

CRPF camp killings: Constable planned attack on CRPF men, says probe team
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

According to the version of events put together by senior CRPF officers investigating the case, Yadav had a dispute with three of the five men he shot at.

CRPF camp killings: Probe hints at quarrel between constable, seniors
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Sant Ram Yadav told reporters Sunday that the victims died after firing at each other and that he did not have any role in the killings at Basaguda camp in Bijapur.

CRPF constable opens fire at camp in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, kills 4 colleagues after altercation
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the incident and said that he stood with the families of the victims in their time of grief.

AAP alleges irregularities in IGNOU exams
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

This is a calibrated scam which is ensuring that those who have money get ahead in the exam for India’s largest university,” said Anil Singh Baghel.

Chhattisgarh bans crackers in six cities during winter
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

CECB officials said the order will be in effect in Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Raigarh and Korba.