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2018 fails to realise Nagaland's dream

December 24, 2018 2:33 pm

The chorus for a resolution before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections grew louder during the year. It also became a major issue before the assembly elections in February.

CM Neiphiu Rio: Naga peace accord in final stages, issues of autonomy settled

April 13, 2018 7:27 am

Asked about the demand by Naga groups for Greater Nagalim, Rio said, “The Centre has acknowledged it to be a legitimate demand of Naga people but it has to be done through democratic process."

Week on, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio has to hold on to flock, keep BJP ambitions under check

March 12, 2018 1:34 pm

The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA), drummed up by Neiphiu Rio with BJP and four other MLAs, has taken over power with 34 elected members in the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly. But fears of changing power equations is keeping the newly elected legislators away from the comfort of their homes.

Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio takes CM oath, cabinet moves to rename Indira stadium

March 09, 2018 3:39 am

The ruling alliance has 18 legislators of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) — a new party Rio heads after he broke away from the Naga People’s Front — 12 BJP MLAs and has the support of one JD(U) MLA and an Independent.

Rio is back at helm of Nagaland and there was a message for the state on stage

March 08, 2018 6:28 pm

The event marked the comeback of Rio as the chief minister of Nagaland after being on an exile of sorts from Nagaland state politics since he stepped out with the ambition of a union cabinet berth in 2014.

TR Zeliang quits finally, Neiphiu Rio to take oath as Nagaland CM tomorrow

March 07, 2018 2:54 am

Neiphiu Rio will be sworn in on Thursday, and has to prove his majority on the floor of the House “on or before March 16”, according to a media release issued by the office of Governor P B Acharya Tuesday evening.

Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio set to be Chief Minister, NPP bats for T R Zeliang

March 06, 2018 8:34 am

With BJP’s 12 seats, alliance partner Neiphiu Rio’s NDPP bagging 18, the JD(U) promising support of its lone MLA despite a previous alliance with NPF, and support of one Independent candidate, the alliance now has 32 MLAs.

Nagaland: BJP breaks 15-year alliance with NPF, set to form govt with NDPP in state

March 05, 2018 9:28 pm

Curtains fell on the drama over the formation of government with Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma reaching Kohima to iron out the fine details of the coalition, christened People's Democratic Alliance.

Nagaland: Ex-CM Neiphiu Rio stakes claim to form government, incumbent hangs on

March 05, 2018 8:59 am

Chief Minister T R Zeliang, whose NPF emerged as the single largest party with 26 seats in the Assembly poll results Saturday, is learnt to be hoping that the BJP, with which he had an alliance until recently, may side with him.

Nagaland government formation: NDPP-BJP tout majority, but ruling NPF still eyes another term

March 04, 2018 10:11 pm

The Biren Singh-led BJP government in Manipur had been stitched up with the support of four NPF MLAs and other parties. That apparently is the trump card that NPF has up its sleeves.