NE Polls

  • Goalpara
    Feb 12, 2013 13:00 IST

    13 dead in Assam election violence

    Thirteen people including five women were killed in violence during the third and final phase of panchayat polls in lower Assam's Goalpara district, 250 km west of Guwahati, on Tuesday.

  • An Indian's guide to Lok Sabha elections
    Feb 13, 2013 16:20 IST

    Tripura set for assembly polls on Thursday

    The country's lone Left-ruled state Tripura goes for assembly polls Thursday with the ruling CPI-M expected to face a challenge from the opposition Congress, which is out of power in the state for the last 20 years.

  • Goalpara
    Feb 13, 2013 16:26 IST

    Assam poll violence toll climbs to 20

    The death toll in the panchayat poll violence in lower Assam's Goalpara district rose to 20 on Wednesday even as chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the conflict, fanned by opposition parties, was taking an ethnic turn.

  • Feb 13, 2013 16:45 IST

    Political conspiracy behind Goalpara violence: Tarun Gogoi

    Dubbing the violence in Assam's Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas as a 'political conspiracy', Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday accused opposition parties of encouraging the perpetrators.

  • Feb 13, 2013 23:36 IST

    Incumbency on test, Tripura votes today

    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.

  • Feb 13, 2013 23:38 IST

    Bangladesh water to quench voter thirst

    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.

  • Voting officials check EVMs
    Feb 14, 2013 08:35 IST

    92% turnout in Tripura polls

    A record 92% of Tripura’s 2,358,493 voters exercised their franchise on Thursday. Polling was mostly peaceful for the 60-member assembly.

  • Feb 15, 2013 00:14 IST

    Early solution to Naga issue: Rahul

    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.

  • Feb 15, 2013 00:22 IST

    Manipur masala in Nagaland poll curry

    Manipur and Nagaland aren’t the best of neighbours, thanks to a highway of discontent. The fault lines widen during elections. HT reports.

  • Feb 15, 2013 00:25 ISTBattle for Tripura

    Why voter turnout is high in Northeast

    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.

  • Feb 15, 2013 00:27 ISTBattle for Nagaland

    Congress eyes comeback amid peace talks fatigue

    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.

  • Feb 15, 2013 20:13 IST

    Tripura records 93% turnout in assembly polls

    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.

  • Feb 17, 2013 00:10 ISTBattle for Nagaland

    Rs.1 cr seized from Nagaland candidate

    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.

  • Feb 18, 2013 01:06 IST

    Churches use clout, push for 'moral' candidates

    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.

  • Feb 18, 2013 01:08 IST

    Election-bound Nagaland dogged by social schisms

    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 reports. Fading saffron