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Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to ministers

Apart from the two legislators almost all the ministers were either expelled or suspended by the Naga People`s Front (NPF) for violating the party`s constitution. 

The NPF had expelled 19 and suspended 10 of its legislators.

Tripura party threatens agitation over separate state demand

After a regional party blocked the National Highway and lone railway line in Tripura for more than 10 days demanding a separate state for tribals, another tribal entity on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation over the same demand.

Border Roads Organisation to construct tunnels to cut down distance to China border
Border Roads Organisation to construct tunnels to cut down distance to China border

The Border Roads Organisation BRO will construct two tunnels through 4170-metre-high Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh.

Tripura Assembly polls: BJP to field new faces

The BJP will put up 98 per cent new faces and 65 per cent young candidates in next year's Assembly elections in Tripura.

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang expands cabinet with induction of one more minister

Newly-appointed Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Monday expanded his ministry as he inducted one more minister to his cabinet.

TR Zeliang expands ministry, inducts 8 NPF, 2 BJP members

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Saturday expanded his ministry, inducting eight Naga People`s Front (NPF) and two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators.

Flood situation in Assam improves, one more person dies

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, one person lost his life at Mayong revenue circle in Morigaon district.

Clashes break out between CPI(M), BJP in Tripura; school teacher killed, 5 injured

A school teacher has been killed and five others have been injured in separate clashes between activists of the CPI(M) and BJP, police said today.

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang, who replaced Shurhozelie Liezietsu, wins trust vote
Nagaland CM TR Zeliang, who replaced Shurhozelie Liezietsu, wins trust vote

Ending the political crisis in Nagaland, newly appointed Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday won the crucial trust vote in the state assembly.

TR Zeliang sworn-in as new Nagaland CM, to face floor test on July 21
TR Zeliang sworn-in as new Nagaland CM, to face floor test on July 21

TR Zeliang has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland on Wednesday. 

Nagaland Governor dismisses Liezietsu govt; TR Zeliang appointed new CM, asked to prove majority by July 22
Nagaland Governor dismisses Liezietsu govt; TR Zeliang appointed new CM, asked to prove majority by July 22

The development took place after Nagaland CM Liezietsu didn't turn up for floor test, which was scheduled to take place today.

Nagaland CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu fails to turn up for floor test, House adjourned
Nagaland CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu fails to turn up for floor test, House adjourned

Embattled Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters on Wednesday failed to turn up in the Assembly to face the floor test following which the House was adjourned sine die.

3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Manipur's Senapati

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake shook Manipur`s Senapati on late Tuesday night.

Nagaland political crisis: CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu doesn't appear for floor test, Assembly adjourned sine die
Nagaland political crisis: CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu doesn't appear for floor test, Assembly adjourned sine die

Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu didn't turn up for floor test, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Gauhati HC upholds Nagaland Governor's directive to prove majority, trust vote on Wednesday

The court had issued an interim order stalling the governor's directive till yesterday so that the matter could be taken up for hearing.

Centre approves Rs 131.90-crore aid for Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers` Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officers of the ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.

Tripura blockade: BJP workers gherao CM Manik Sarkar's residence

The blockade to press for a separate state by carving out the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) area entered ninth day today.

Manipur cut off as crucial Barak Bridge collapses

The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapsed Monday morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official said.

Embattled Nagaland chief minister appeals for reconciliation

Liezietsu made the appeal on the eve of the slated hearing by the Kohima bench of the Guwahati High Court of his plea against the Nagaland governor's directive to him to seek a confidence vote.

Twelve lakh affected in Assam floods, death toll nears 60

Close to 12 lakh people in 24 districts of Assam continued to reel under floods as the death toll reached 59 in the state on Saturday.

One with majority of votes should be CM: Nagaland Governor on political crisis

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in the state, Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Saturday asserted that the one who has got the majority of votes should be the Chief Minister of the state, adding that the political stability is a must in the state.

SC orders CBI probe into over 250 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur
SC orders CBI probe into over 250 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur

The Army had told the apex court that judicial probes conducted into rape and murder charges against its personnel in Manipur were “biased”.

Heavy downpour causes flash floods, landslides in Nagaland

Incessant rains across Nagaland has led to flash floods and landslides in several areas of the state, officials on Thursday said.

Floods in India's northeast kill 40, displace 1.5 million; threaten rare one-horned rhinos
Floods in India's northeast kill 40, displace 1.5 million; threaten rare one-horned rhinos

Floods in northeast India that have killed at least 40 people and displaced nearly 1.5 million have also inundated a national park that is home to the world's largest concentration of one-horned rhinoceros.

Kiren Rijiju to lead central team to assess flood damage in North East

At least 39 people have lost their lives in Assam where 15 lakh people in 23 districts have been affected by the deluge.

NGT asks Assam govt to ensure safety of animals in Kaziranga

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday rapped the Assam government for the death of several animals in road accidents in the Kaziranga National Park and directed it to ensure their safety, especially during monsoons.

SC exempts Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman-Nicobar from liquor ruling

In a relief to Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Supreme Court on Wednesday relaxed the 500 metre cap on liquor vends across the national and state highways there.

PM Narendra Modi expresses anguish over flood situation Northeast, assures help
PM Narendra Modi expresses anguish over flood situation Northeast, assures help

 PM Modi on Wednesday expressed anguish over the flood situation in various parts of the Northeast.

Flood swamp Assam's Kaziranga National Park
Flood swamp Assam's Kaziranga National Park

More than 50 percent region of the national park has submerged.

 

Nagaland Governor postpones floor-test for Liezietsu

Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Tuesday postponed the floor test in view of the Presidential elections on July 17.