This capital city of Meghalaya or the Abode of Clouds is often referred to as the Scotland of the East. As the seat of power at 4,900ft above sea level, it is also known as the height of political instability. Rahul Karmakar reports.
Voters don’t just choose their candidates in Nagaland. They spend to let the world know who they’re voting for. HT reports.
BJP today said it will work towards solving the protracted Naga political problem through "mutual dialogue in a unique way" once the BJP-led NDA government comes to power at the Centre.
An estimated 92.05% votes were cast under Akrabon-Salgarah assembly constituency on Monday where re-polling was ordered by the Election Commission.
For decades, sovereignty-seeking Nagas waged a war with one objective - unification of Naga tribes scattered across the northeast and Myanmar. But the very unity of the Nagas in Nagaland appears to be under strain ahead of the February 23 assembly elections in the state. Rahul Karmakar
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The line between religion and politics is often blurred in 'Nagaland for Christ', as graffiti proclaim. Poll-specific sermons from the church have underscored this. HT reports.
The police in eastern Nagaland’s Longleng district seized more than Rs.1crore from a Naga People’s Front (NPF) candidate on Saturday after the chopper he was travelling in landed on an Assam Rifles helipad without prior information. HT reports.
Voting for the 60-member Tripura assembly on Thursday crossed 93% with election officials receiving more than 37,000 of the 38,000 postal ballots issued. The figure is the highest for any state in India. Rahul Karmakar reports.
Ten years after it made way for a regional identity, the Congress is eyeing a comeback in Nagaland. It hopes to cash in on ‘rampant corruption’ and fatigue induced by a long-drawn peace process between New Delhi and Naga rebels. Rahul Karmakar reports.
Elections in the Northeast are like a carnival. The voter turnout of 92% — not the final tally — in Tripura on Thursday has reaffirmed this. Rahul Karmakar reports.
Manipur and Nagaland aren’t the best of neighbours, thanks to a highway of discontent. The fault lines widen during elections. HT reports.
AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured an early solution to the decades old Naga problem, which would be ‘honourable and acceptable to all sections of the people.
A record 92% of Tripura’s 2,358,493 voters exercised their franchise on Thursday. Polling was mostly peaceful for the 60-member assembly.
Rehabilitation matters for some 8,800 people caught between the barbed wire fencing and the Zero Line marking the India-Bangladesh border. So does access to water.
Most of 2.35 million voters in Tripura are expected to cast their ballots on Thursday to decide whether the Left Front can form its seventh government - and fifth on the trot - or the Congress returns to power after 20 years.