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GNLA Chairman released on bail in Meghalaya

Chairman of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R Sangma was released on bail from Shillong district jail on Wednesday.

Tamenglong: Manipur Deputy CM Gaikhangam escapes militant attack

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam on Tuesday escaped an assassination attempt in Tamenglong district when militants attacked his cavalcade. Police suspect a tribal militant outfit to be behind the attack.

Agitating groups lift indefinite shutdown in Nagaland after CM TK Zeliang's resignation

The agitating tribal groups in Nagaland on Tuesday withdrew their indefinite shutdown on government offices and plying of government vehicles on the road, following the resignation of Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday.

Manipur polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises to strive for removal of AFSPA
Manipur polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises to strive for removal of AFSPA

Congress on Monday said it would urge the Centre to provide constitutional safeguards for the territorial integrity of Manipur, if voted back to power.

Liezitsu to be sworn in as Nagaland CM on February 22

He was today invited by Governor PB Acharya to form the next government after he emerged as the unanimous choice for the post and formally staked his claim.

Nagaland CM candidate with political career spanning 4 decades

An eminent scholar, Shurhozelie ​Liezitsu is one of the most decorated educationists in the Angami literature (the native language of the Angami tribe). 

Shurhozelie elected new NPF leader, to be Nagaland CM
Shurhozelie elected new NPF leader, to be Nagaland CM

Naga People`s Front (NPF) leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance to be the new Nagaland Chief Minister.

 

Shurhozelie Liezietsu elected new Nagaland leader

Naga People`s Front leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance.

Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground
Left parties fighting Manipur election to regain lost ground

Once a force to reckon with in Manipur politics, the CPI and CPI(M) are fighting the Assembly election to regain their lost ground in the state.

Statehood Day: PM Narendra Modi greets Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram
Statehood Day: PM Narendra Modi greets Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings and wished state of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood Day, expressing his desire to see development usher into the states. 

Nagaland quota row: CM TR Zeliang quits, new successor to be chosen today
Nagaland quota row: CM TR Zeliang quits, new successor to be chosen today

The likely successor of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who resigned on Sunday, will be chosen on Monday to lead the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government in the north-eastern state.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang quits amid quota row; NPP to meet Monday to choose leader
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang quits amid quota row; NPP to meet Monday to choose leader

The Congress Party has reportedly called for an urgent meeting on Monday to decide the next chief minister.

No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh
No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh

Asserting confidence over marking victory in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that no one can point finger at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for corruption.

168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls
168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls

A total of 168 candidates are left in the fray for the first phase of polls in Manipur in 38 Assembly constituencies.

Poor representation of women in candidate lists of political parties

Though women voters outnumber men in the electoral rolls in Manipur, only a small number of them have featured in the candidate lists of political parties in the upcoming state Assembly elections here.

Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy
Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy

Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, today said she has not given up her fight against controversial law AFSPA but only changed her strategy.

Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's PRJA raising money through crowdfunding to fight polls
Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's PRJA raising money through crowdfunding to fight polls

With severe shortage of funds and manpower, Irom Sharmila's party Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) has taken to online crowdfunding to raise funds and campaigning on cycle to reach out to the masses.

Trinamool to raise the issue of economic blockade in Parliament
Trinamool to raise the issue of economic blockade in Parliament

The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it would raise in Parliament the issue of ongoing economic blockade in Manipur and already urged the Election Commission to take action to lift the blockade.

1,500 Congress activists detained in Tripura

Over 1,500 Congress activists including party`s senior leaders were arrested on Friday after they participated in a civil disobedience movement in support of their 12-point demands.

Majority should not disturb minority and vice-versa: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh
Majority should not disturb minority and vice-versa: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh

With Manipur facing an indefinite economic blockade imposed by UNC, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today said the state belongs to all ethnic groups and majority should not disturb the minority or vice-versa.

Former Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul's widow appeals to CJI for probe into his death

Wife of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who committed suicide last year, today demanded a CBI probe into his death.

Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur assembly polls
Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur assembly polls

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur in March.

Manipur: Indira Oinam appointed Congress spokesperson
Manipur: Indira Oinam appointed Congress spokesperson

Welcoming Indira Oinam to the party fold, Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh expressed confidence that her joining would bolster the Congress.

Ex-Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul's wife demands probe into his suicide

Kalikho Pul allegedly committed suicide on August 9, 2016, at his official residence.
 

Irom Sharmila rides bicycle for 20 km to file nomination from Thoubal against CM Okram Ibobi
Irom Sharmila rides bicycle for 20 km to file nomination from Thoubal against CM Okram Ibobi

Activist Irom Sharmila, better known as the 'Iron lady of Manipur', rode a bicycle for nearly 20 kilometres to file nomination for Thoubal Assembly seat in the upcoming Manipur Assembly Elections 2017. 

Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat
Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat

`Iron Lady` Irom Sharmila on Thursday filed her nomination papers to contest from Thoubal constituency in the Manipur assembly elections.

BJP seeks speedy disposal of fake encounter cases in Manipur

 BJP leader and former minister N Biren today urged for ?speedy disposal" of several pending fake encounter cases to provide justice to the people of Manipur.

Assembly elections 2017: Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur
Assembly elections 2017: Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur

Territorial integrity of the ancient kingdom of Manipur that had merged with India and the recurring economic blockades by tribal groups are the major issues in Manipur where the upcoming assembly polls are witnessing a close battle between the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP.

Protests erupt across Assam over Jorhat girl's harassment

Protests erupted across Assam, including Guwahati, on a girl's Facebook post about allegedly being molested in Jorhat town by a group of motorbike riding youths and a state minister's reaction to her posting. Public meetings, rallies and signature campaigns were held against helmet wearing youths allegedly groping, harassing and verbally abusing the girl in Jorhat last week.

Hindu group protests against Kashmir book at Agartala book fair

Tripura`s Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanulal Saha on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate protests at a book fair, after a Hindutva group shouted slogans and demonstrated against a book on Jammu and Kashmir at the fair.