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First time in Nagaland: Religion becomes the talking point during elections
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

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.

Nagaland Assembly election: Political posturing peeves audience at Big Picture interaction
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

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.

Nagaland Assembly polls: NPP candidate allegedly attacked by unidentified miscreants, investigation underway
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

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
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

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.

Despite push for clean elections, votes sell easy in Nagaland
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

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

Nagaland Assembly elections 2018: Former three-time chief minister to win unopposed?
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Nagaland election 2018: Rio, a three-time former chief minister, is contesting under the banner of his newly formed NDPP. His rival, Chupfuo Angami of the Naga People's Front (NPF), dropped out of the race for the Northern Angami-II AC assembly seat.

Nagaland Assembly election: Baptist church body appeals political parties not to support BJP
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

The Nagaland Baptist Churches Council in an open letter, stated that India had experienced the worst persecution of minority communities in 2015-2017 under the RSS-backed BJP government.

Nagaland Assembly election 2018: After failed push to boycott polls, CCNTHCO dissolved
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Nagaland Assembly elections 2018: Theja Therieh accepted that the committee was not on the same page with the masses who were more concerned about the content of the solution than demanding for solution before election.

Nagaland Assembly elections: With deadline looming, NPF candidate becomes first to file nomination papers
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

With elections to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly dogged by uncertainty, the filing of nomination papers holds significance as 11 political parties in the state had signed a joint declaration on January 29 to not contest the elections.

Nagaland polls: BJP joins hand with new regional party NDPP after seat-sharing talks with NPF fail
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

The much-anticipated announcement came after the seat-sharing talks with NPF, which has been in alliance with BJP in Nagaland’s DAN government for the last 15 years, fell apart

Nagaland Assembly election: To contest or not, state BJP unit in a bind
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Even as the Election Commission kickstarted the formal election process for the February 27 Nagaland Assembly election, the state BJP unit refrained from issuing party tickets under pressure from insurgent outfits who are in peace talks with the Government of India.

Nagaland parties say no to Assembly elections, state stares at bandh
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Civil societies core committee member and Naga Hoho vice president HK Zhimomi said that anyone, whether members of political parties or members of underground groups, who don't heed to the call of the people will be treated as "anti-Naga."

Dr T Ao, the football legend Nagaland chose to ignore during his life
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

On Sunday, stamp released to honour the man who captained the national football team of independent India in the 1948 London Olympics.

Nagaland Assembly election: ‘Clean Election’ campaign falls flat as theologian forced to withdraw candidature
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

A theologian, Rev. Mazie Nakhro, who set out to contest the Nagaland Assembly elections on the guidelines of Clean Election Campaign has been forced to back off as he "stands no chance" if he played clean.

Nagaland Assembly elections: NPF not to sever ties with BJP, confident of win
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

On why the NPF had decided to end the long term alliance, Zumvu, member of the NPF central executive committee said the decision was taken to safeguard the interest of the Naga people.

Nagaland Assembly election: Soon after announcement of dates, Naga Hoho says it won’t allow polls
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

In the backdrop of the cry for ‘Solution before Election’, political uncertainty grips Nagaland as Naga Hoho has decided not to allow elections to take place even as political parties prepare for D-day

Alleged racial bias against Northeast youths at Noida festival sparks protest on social media
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Participants from Nagaland, Manipur and Assam staged a demonstration after the organisers allegedly discriminated against them and hurled racial slurs.

‘Pink Auto’ debuts in Assam’s Bongaigaon to drive women and children to safety
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

About thirteen pink coloured auto-rickshaws, driven by women and catering to female passengers, will ply on the streets of Bongaigaon from 6 am to 6 pm

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited invests in Nagaland
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Chief Minister Zeliang announced the laying of the foundation stones and expressed gratitude to Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna for their “willingness to invest in my state.”

Arunachal tech genius, who invented goggles for blind, wants to make world a better place
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Showcased to the world in 2017, Anang Tadar has till date created three prototypes. When the final prototype is ready, the UNICEF, among others, has assured help to promote and market his invention in the market.

Mizoram church to dole out cash for having more babies: Rs 4k for fourth, Rs 5k for fifth and so on…
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

A state in the second most populous country of the world is worried about falling birth rate among its ethnic majority and encouraging baby boom, even with cash incentives.

Vehicle requisition woes hit citizens as Nagaland gears up for February elections
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Christmas and the New Year merrymaking now past, Nagaland is shifting to election gear

Sangrai dance from Tripura to debut at Rajpath on Republic Day
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

For the first time, 150 tribal students selected from 25 schools of three districts of Tripura will perform the traditional ‘Sangrai dance’ in the ceremonious Republic Day parade.

In Christian Nagaland, indigenous religion of pre-Christian Nagas withstands test of time
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Overwhelmingly outnumbered by a growing Christian population in a predominantly Christian state, some Nagas are steadfastly holding on to the indigenous faith and practices of their forefathers

Naga cuisine tries its best to go global, but by cooking local
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

A host of Naga chefs and entrepreneurs are making Naga cuisine go global, albeit with a hint of the contemporary, but not at the cost of compromising on its indigenous identity.

Naga underground graffiti group TUNAS takes to streets to ‘shame government’
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Street art and graffiti have long been associated with political unrest, but the concept was alien to Nagaland till recently a group of underground graffiti artists, calling themselves TUNAS, took over the streets of Kohima to shame the government.

Demonetisation effect: Rs 10 coin still ‘invalid’ in Nagaland
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

If you are in Nagaland, the Rs 10 coin is no good.

Hornbill Festival 2017: Charmed tourists depart from fantastical Kisama, leave Nagaland to its unenviable reality
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The Harry Potter of tourism events in the country, the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland 2017, ended Sunday with tourists blindsided to Nagaland's reality by the rustic Naga charm and geniality. First-time visitors leave Nagaland wide-eyed, locals stay unimpressed.

Mizoram sweeps Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017, Avora Records rule
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Mizoram's Avora Records, one of the top favorites from the very start of the four-day long event, emerged winners of the Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017.

Hornbill Festival: Window to Nagaland shows apathy towards the disabled
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Nagaland State Disability Forum stall hidden in a corner at Kisama stands in stark contrast to the razzmatazz of the grand festivities of Hornbill Festival.

Hornbill International Rock Contest: Nine bands to battle it out in grand finale on Friday
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

A perfect set-up, nine of the best Rock bands in the country and a crowd that knows the chords. Nagaland is all set to groove at the Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 finale.

Buck the cash-for-votes trend, says Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

A state needs good leaders for development, Khandu said while cautioning that people won’t get good leaders if the cash-for-vote trend is not changed.

Grand Old Man of Naga Politics SC Jamir happy with inclusive Naga talks
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

With stress on inclusiveness, Odisha Governor SC Jamir said the Naga talks are going in the right direction.

Settlement of Naga issue very soon, assures President Kovind
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Hornbill Festival 2017 kicked off with the President of India assuring that the Naga political settlement is round the corner, but made no comment if that would come before the 2018 Assembly Elections in Nagaland.

Naga solution gun misfires again, Chief Minister Zeliang ‘misquoted’
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Misfire once again as the conventional media and social media jumped the gun over a long-speculated solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue.

Illegal taxation continues to haunt Nagaland, government employees deride National Investigation Agency
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Terror funding charges are ridiculous and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are making criminals out of victims of crime, say protesting Nagaland state government employees.