Political Scenario

Newly elected CM of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul wins vote of confidence in Arunachal assembly

The Arunachal Pradesh government led by newly elected Chief Minister Kalikho Pul today won the vote of confidence with the support of 40 MLAs in the House. Pul cleared the floor test in the state assembly, securing the the support of 40 MLAs in ..

SC likely to hear petitions today filed by Congress in connection with President’s Rule in Arunachal

In wake of the ongoing political turmoil in Arunachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court is likely to hear the petitions filed by Congress Party challenging the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh today. On Wednesday, a five-judge bench ..

'We have full faith in SC; confident that court will take right decision’, says Tuki on Arunachal crisis

With the ongoing political turmoil in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court sought an explanation from the Centre over the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday expressed ..

Rijiju slams Congress for challenging President's Rule in Arunachal; says it failed to govern the state

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday hailed the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh and slammed the Congress party for challenging the President's decision. He said that the Congress Government in Arunachal ..

Civic poll underway in Tripura amid tight security; over 5.24 lakh electors to decide fate of candidates

Voting for the civic bodies in Tripura started today amid tight security where right from early morning voters were seen waiting in long queues outside polling centres to cast their vote. Voting started at 7 a.m. and many voters including women ..

Assam govt announces Rs 5,000 to 1,000 farmers in every constituency; launches toll-free helpline

Taking into consideration the situation of farmers in the north eastern state of Assam, the Congress government in the state, ahead of the assembly elections on Saturday promised immediate redressal of farmer's grievances and launched a toll-free ..

Sangma seeks Rajnath’s intervention for quick assent to Village Administration Bills

After the massive rally held on Friday in Meghalaya, the headmen threatened to storm the Main Secretariat on Thursday if the government fails to address their grievances which include the need to give assent to the Village Administration Bills, ..

Assam Cabinet nods for new division; Gogoi announces more sops for tea workers

Enhancing the maximum gratuity benefit of workers from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh, the Tarun Gogoi-led Assam government on Thursday announced more sops for the tea community ahead of the assembly elections. A cabinet meeting held at the official residence ..

Arunachal govt presents its deficit budget; major thrust on health and education sectors 

The Aruanchal Pradesh government, in its annual budget has given more thrust on employment generation through skill development, health and education sectors. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday presented a deficit budget for the financial year ..

Arunachal takes serious measures for the welfare of labourers in the state

Arunachal takes serious measures for for welfare of labourers in the state..

Jyoti Rajkhowa sworn in as new Arunachal Governor

Former Assam Chief Secretary Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa was today sworn in as the 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in a ceremony at the Darbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan...

Dr Syed Ahmad sworn in as 16th Manipur Governor

Former Governor of Jharkhand, Dr Syed Ahmad was sworn in as the 16th Governor of Manipur on Saturday...

J.P. Rajkhowa appointed as new Arunachal Governor

In the latest appointments of Governors, J.P. Rajkhowa has been appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, the North Eastern state of India...

Indian Ambassador to Myanmar calls on Arunachal CM Tuki to discuss border relations

Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Gautam Mukhopadhyay called on Chief Minister of Aruanchal Pradesh, Nabam Tuki at his offices on Thursday for an informal but exhaustive discussion. The discussion was with regard to possibilities and challenges in border ..

Tripura: Narayanasamy leaves for Arunachal Pradesh

Agartala, February 27:All India Congress Committee general secretary cum Tripura observer V. Narayanasamy left for Arunachal Pradesh today after completing a two-day tour. Royal scion cum PCC working president Pradyot Kishore Debbarman also accompanied ..

PM to visit Arunachal Pradesh on feb 20

Itanagar, february 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to arrive in Arunachal Pradesh on February 20 on a day’s visit to attend the Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day celebrations at Indira Gandhi Park, officials have revealed. Modi will ..

72% turnout recorded in Arunachal assembly bypoll

The by- election to Liromoba Assembly constituency in Arunachal Pradesh ended peacefully today...

BJP forges ahead in State civic polls

Guwahati, February 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which had put up a good show in the Lok Sabha polls in the State, today won 340 wards and 38 municipalities (municipal boards and town committees) in the municipal polls.Results were awaited from ..

Assam: Urgent need to tackle floods, erosion, Gogoi tells Uma Bharti

Guwahati, February 13: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to expedite the constitution of the Brahmaputra River Valley Authority and to delegate more powers to it to tackle the problems of flood ..

Uma Bharti assures Centre’s support to Arunachal Pradesh, says state marching on right track

Itanagar, February 11: Union Water Resource, River Development and Rejuvenation of Ganga Minister Uma Bharti, who was on two day visit to Itanagar ,assured all possible help to Arunachal Pradesh. Bharti assured this during an hour-long meeting ..

Dr Jitendra Singh to address Northeast MPs on Dec 19

New Delhi, Dec 10: A meeting of all 39 MPs hailing from the North-Eastern states will be held here on December 19 to seek their suggestions for a smooth, result oriented and meaningful functioning of the DoNER Ministry. Union Minister of State ..

Meghalaya stands to gain from Indo-Bangla boundary pact

Shillong, Dec. 2: Meghalaya apparently stands to gain from the Protocol to the Land Boundary Agreement signed in 2011 between India and Bangladesh if the first report of the standing committee on external affairs is anything to go by. The committee, ..

Nagaland takes Modi’s speech in right earnest

Kohima, Dec 3: “Come, let us together build a new, resurgent, stronger and more prosperous India, as well as our Nagaland,” cooed Narendra Modi on his maiden visit to Nagaland. Cleverly manoeuvring around complex political issues, ..

UNC demands early settlement of Naga Issue

Imphal, Dec 2: The United Naga Council (UNC) has stated that the Government of India must go beyond “assurances and platitudes,” and must expedite an acceptable and honourable settlement of the Indo-Naga issue based on the unique history ..

Modi bats for massive enrolment for BJP

Imphal, Dec 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the BJP’s Manipur unit leaders and office-bearers to strengthen the party by ensuring massive enrolment of voters through the party’s toll free telephone number. Capitalising ..

Coffee table book on Narendra Modi released

Dimapur, Dec 1: A coffee table book entitled “The man with a mission our beloved Prime Minister-Narendra Modi” written by Er. Vekho Swuro was released on November 30 by MLA, Dr. T M Lotha. Dr. Lotha has congratulated the author Er. ..

Villages offer land for Manipur Sports University

Imphal, Nov. 29: After the State Government and the Union Sports Ministry have opted for Yaithibi Loukon, Thoubal district for establishment of a sports university, Koutruk and surrounding villages have once again offered land required for the ..

Anti-dam bodies protest Chinese hydropower project on Brahmaputra

Guwahati, Nov 29: Anti-dam organisations in Assam have raised their voices against the reported completion of a major hydropower project by China on Yarlung Zangbo, the Tibetan part of Brahmaputra. Some activists have also threatened to lay siege ..

Security tightened ahead of PM’s Manipur visit

Imphal, Nov 29: In the wake of the boycott calls and imposition of public curfew in Imphal to torpedo the public functions, the government has tightened security in and around Imphal in general and festival venue where the Prime Minister Narendra ..

Prime Minsiter Modi begins four-day NE visit from today

Guwahati, Nov 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving today afternoon in Guwahati on a four-day visit to the North East region. During his visit, he will inaugurate the year-long The Assam Tribune platinum jubilee celebration at a function ..

Nagaland governor takes additional charge of Tripura

Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Agartala, July 21:Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Acharya was sworn-in as the state's 15th governor by Tripura High Court Chief Justice ..

Assam's rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quits

Himanta Biswa Sarma Guwahati, July 21: Assam's rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Monday resigned from the state cabinet, saying it was not possible "mentally, physically and politically" to work under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Sarma, who ..

Assam: Re-polling ends in Karimganj

Karimganj, May 8 : Re-polling has passed off peacefully in three booths in Karimganj on Wednesday. The turnout was moderate possibly because of the incessant rains that lashed the entire area from the morning, The Assam Times reported. Initially, ..

Attacks on northeast people, threat to society: President

Expressing sadness over attacks on youths from the northeastern region in the national capital, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said the "pluralistic character" of the country must not be weakened.  "It is unfortun..

Naga reconciliation: Leaders discuss pact

Kohima Kohima, April 21 : Leaders of various Naga underground organisations held another meeting again on April 15 convened by Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) as part of the Naga reconciliation process. Prior to the Tuesday meeting, the ..

Narendra Modi slams congress, Gogoi

Narendra Modi Bongaigaon (Assam), April 20: Coming down heavily on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Gogoi should give more stress on the development of his ..

China says no to Arunachal Youth in Indian delegation, Minister says let’s call off trip


China says no to Arunachal Youth in Indian delegation, Minister says let’s call off trip

China says no to Arunachal Youth in Indian delegation, Minister says let’s call off trip..

Disqualify Arunachal congress candidate

Arunachal pradesh Itanagar, April 18 : The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh demanded the Election Commission to disqualify Congress candidate from Thrizino–Buragaon assembly constituency who, allegedly engineered a series of attack on BJP workers ..

Re polling in Arunachal on april 19

The Election Commission of India has fixed the date for re-polling/fresh polling/adjourned polling in 34 polling stations under eleven assembly constituencies in five districts of Arunachal Pradesh on Apr..

Book on Manmohan creates ripples in NE

At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over Sanjay Baru’s book The Accidental Prime Minister–The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, ..

The Accidental Prime Minister... creates ripples in NE

The Accidental Prime Minister New Delhi, April 14: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over Sanjay Baru’s book The Accidental Prime Minister–The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan ..

Mizoram Records Turnout of 60pc

Mizoram Records Turnout of 60pc Aizwal, April 14 : Mizoram recorded a peaceful turnout of 60 per cent in the elections to the lone Lok Sabha seat in the State. The polling percentage was likely to go up as the final reports from some inaccessiblepol..

Ten EVMs destroyed, re-polling in Arunachal

re-polling in Arunachal Itanagar, April 11: Miscreants destroyed ten Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)-four in West Siang and six in East Kameng-during polling yesterday. According to an official release, the EVMs of four polling stations ..

Voting in Four NE States Ends Peacefully

  A Nishi man with their traditional headgear shows his voter’s card as he waits in queue in Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday Itanagar, Apr 11: Polling was held yesterday for six Lok Sabha seatsin the four North ..

Northeasterns in Delhi Want Security

Northeasterns in Delhi Want Security New Delhi, April 11 : Security of women and action against all forms of racial discrimination are the two major demands that 1 lakh odd northeastern voters in Delhi have tabled before the two national parties&ndas..

A third of Mizoram votes

A third of Mizoram votes Aizawl, April 11 : Nearly a third of the electorate cast their ballot Friday in the first three hours in the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials here said. Balloting ..

Two voters, 10 officials in Arunachal Pradesh’s smallest booth

voters Itanagar, Apr 10 : A polling booth in nondescript Malogaon in the remote Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh has an unusual claim to fame. Located 10 km from Tiding, the nearest village, it has the distinction of having only two voters-Johelum..

Over 69 % voters turnout for polling in Meghalaya

Over 69 % voters turnout for polling in Meghalaya Shillong, April 11: Over 69.03 percent of the 15.67 lakh electorates Wednesday cast their votes for the two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, an election official said Thursday. “The final ..

No polling in Ladigarh as police forces of Assam, Nagaland face off

No polling in Ladigarh as police forces of Assam, Nagaland face off Dimapur, Apr 11 : With 84.64% voter turnout, polling in 2058 stations out of 2059 spread across Nagaland went off peacefully without any hiccups except for Ladigarh. No polling ..

DAN candidate Rio lauds voters, ECI

Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) consensus Lok Sabha candidate and chief minister Neiphiu Rio Thursday congratulated the people of Nagaland, Election Commission of India (ECI), state election department, government m..

Manipur Deputy Speaker Ambushed

MK Preshaw Shimray Imphal, April 11: Manipur Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker MK Preshaw Shimray came under an armed attack near Leingangching, Litan police station of Ukhru Wednesday afternoon. A cavalcade of Deputy Speaker MK Preshaw Shimray ..

Polling peaceful in M’pur, Arunachal and M’laya

  Polling peaceful in M’pur, Arunachal and M’laya Imphal/ Shillong/itanagar, Apr 11 : Around 73 percent of the total 911,699 voters in Outer Manipur constituency Wednesday cast their ballots as polling to one of the two constituenci..

A lot rides on Manik Sarkar as Tripura goes to polls

Manik Sarkar Agartala, April 7: Tripura, the country's last red stronghold, goes to the polls Monday and a lot is riding on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar who leads the Left Front government."I have not seen such a politician and chief minister in ..

Polling begins in Assam, Tripura for first phase of LS elections

Polling begins in Assam, Tripura for first phase of LS electionsGuwahati, April 7: Balloting for five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam began Monday, marking the first phase of India's general election, officials said. An estimated 6.4 million ..

Six millionaires, two paupers in fray in Tripura

Tripura Agartala, April 6 : Six of the 25 candidates vying for Tripura's two Lok Sabha seats are 'crorepatis' (multi-millionaires) according to the affidavits filed along with their nomination papers. Polls will be held in the Left-ruled state ..

Sangma bats for smaller states

SangmaTura, April 4 : Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, a nine-time MP who is returning to national politics through the Lok Sabha election, supports the demand for creation of smaller states across the country. "I am in support of ..

Sangma battles Congress and an indifferent electorate in Meghalaya

Sangma Tura, April 4 : Unlike the rest of the country, where the two principal national parties are waging a high decibel Lok Sabha campaign, the lack of issues in the two constituencies in Meghalaya has translated into a battle of personalities ..

Veteran versus firebrand

BJP candidate Kamakhya Prasad Jorhat, April 3 : Bijoy Krishna Handique hits the campaign trail in Sonari Will political history repeat itself or be changed in the forthcoming polls for the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat — spread over two districts ..

Plea for smoke-free booths

smoke-free Guwahati, April 3 : The Voluntary Health Association of Assam has urged the Election Commission to declare polling booths in the state as “no-smoking zones”, on the lines of Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.Yesterday, the ..

Majuli flooded, but with VIPs promises & slur flow

Majuli island Jorhat, April 3 : Majuli, one of the nine constituencies of Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, became a hotbed of electioneering today with regional bigwigs of three parties — two chief ministers, a former chief minister and a former ..

The curious case of Neiphiu Rio

Neiphiu Rio Kohima, April 3 : Nagaland Chief Minister ’s decision to contest the coming Lok Sabha poll from the lone seat in Nagaland is a rare case in Indian politics. There are numerous instances of ministers at the Centre lobbying ..

BJP men kidnapped in Manipur

Manipur map Imphal, April 3 : After a brief lull, kidnapping of key political functionaries by armed rebels continues to haunt Manipur. Active workers of political parties including a former Minister were kidnapped ahead of the Lok sabha elections. ..

Nine all-women polling stations in Tripura

Nine all-women polling stations in Tripura Agartala, April 2 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) will set up nine all- women polling stations in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday."Considering the performance of women polling personnel ..

Tripura voters gender ratio exceeds national average

Tripura voters gender ratio exceeds national average Agartala, April 1 : At 963 females to 1,000 males in the electoral rolls, Tripura's gender ratio is higher than the national average of 908 and of many other States, an official said here ..

Kuki group to boycott Congress in election

Manipur deputy chief minister Gaikhangam Imphal, April 1 : A Kuki militant group has decided to boycott the Congress in both the Inner and Outer Manipur seats.  The Kuki National Army (India) in a statement issued to the local media yesterday ..

Rajnath assures steps to tackle influx

In a stern warning to illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Assam and other parts, BJP president Rajnath Singh today made it clear that they will not be “tolerated” and action will be taken against them if his party comes to power, reports PTI. ..

Nagaland NPF lodges complaint to CEC against Rahul Gandhi

 The Naga People’s Front ( NPF) central office has written to the Chief Election Commissioner ( CEC), V. S. Sampath, to “ save the honour of all the Nagas who stand humiliated” by Rahul Gandhi&rsquo..

British Appointed ALCs for Arunachal Elections

British Appointed ALCs for Arunachal Elections Itangar, March 31 : Initially they have been appointed by the British prior to independence for transporting materials from one place to another in the rugged terrain of Arunachal Pradesh. Even ..

Protests over Bru refugees voting

  Protests over Bru refugees voting Aizwal, March 27: Five NGOs and youth organisations in Aizawl have launched protest rallies against the Election Commission's decision to allow tribal refugees in Tripura's relief camps to cast their ..

Electoral history in Arunachal: 11 win unopposed

Itanagar, March 27: Notwithstanding the NaMo wave sweeping across the nation, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has created political history of sorts with the unopposed election of eleven Congress contestants to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, ..

Northeast India: A region grows in electoral importance

Northeast India: A region grows in electoral importance Guwahati, March 26 : The dominant narrative about India’s Northeast looks in for a change. A rare coalescing of domestic politics and foreign policy interests is making this happen. ..

`Vote for party that lists Garoland demand in manifesto'

Garoland Shillong, March 24 : Voters in Meghalaya's Tura constituency have been urged to vote for the candidate whose party lists the Garoland demand in its election manifesto. The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) demanding creation ..

Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram highest spenders

Meghalaya along with regional states – Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram – have fared better than giant states like Gujarat in a recent study of the 68th National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation ..

Arunachal’s beauty attracts Rahul Gandhi

  Rahul Gandhi with local people in Arunachal Pradesh HAPOLI (Arunachal Pradesh), March 19: The panoramic beauty of Arunachal Pradesh has cast its spell on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. Enchanted by natural beauty of Arunachal ..

Development is key poll issue in northeast

  Narendra Modi addressing a rally at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh Agartala/Guwahati, March 19: With regional parties failing to prove themselves in the northeast, both the Congress and the BJP have launched their best efforts to capture ..

Meghalaya Assembly rejects resolution for Garoland

  Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Shillong, March 19: The Meghalaya assembly Tuesday rejected a resolution for creation of a separate state in the Garo Hills in the western part of the state.   The resolution was moved by lone Garo ..

Najeeb Jung Forms Committee for Northeast

  Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung New Delhi, March 19: To ensure the safety of the people of North-East community living in Delhi, the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Principal ..

Decks cleared for 4 new districts in Arunachal

  Decks clears for four new districts in Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, March 4: Decks have been cleared for formation of four new districts in Arunachal Pradesh with the assent accorded to the Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Organisation of Districts) ..

Mizoram Govt trying to set up Lokayukta by February end

Aizawl, February 20: Mizoram Law Minister Lalsawta on Sunday said that the state government was making efforts to meet the deadline of establishing Lokayukta before February 28. Mizoram Law Minister Lalsawta The recent AICC meeting had decided ..

Arunachal dailies resume publication

Itanagar, February 20: The local dailies hit the newsstands from Wednesday following a threadbare discussion on the security of media houses and media-persons between the media fraternity and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his bungalow here this ..

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