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Nagaland polls: Fact file

Elections to the Nagaland state assembly are slated for Feb 23. Some facts at a glance:

Nagaland home minister resigns

Kohima, Feb 19 (IANS) Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L. Imchen has resigned from the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) government, a party official said Tuesday.

Cash, arms seized from Nagaland home minister's car

Kohima, Feb 18 (IANS) Cash amounting to more than Rs.1 crore and weapons were seized from the vehicle of Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Imchen Monday. The minister said the money belonged to the party funds but said he had no idea how the arms got into his car.

I am ready to go to jail: Nagaland CM

Kohima, Feb 12 (IANS) Stating that he spoke for the rights of the Naga people, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said Tuesday that he was willing to go to jail for their sake. He was reacting to the Manipur government's decision to seek action against him for making a "hate speech" last week.

Nagaland-Manipur spar over Rio's speech

Kohima, Feb 10 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling party, the NPF Sunday criticised the Manipur cabinet for terming the statement of its Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio against his Manipuri counterpart as "hate speech".

188 candidates in fray in Nagaland

Kohima, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 188 candidates, including two women, will contest in the Feb 23 election to the 60-member Nagaland assembly, an eElection Commission official said Saturday.

Top Nagaland bureaucrats on leave

Kohima, Feb 9 (IANS) Poll-bound Nagaland finds itself in a catch-22 situation as state chief secretary Alemtemshi Jamir and additional chief secretary Banou Z. Jamir have gone on leave to ensure a fair play as their son is contesting the state assembly elections.

Centre committed to Naga peace process, says Sonia Gandhi

Mokokchung, (Nagaland), Feb 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday said here the central government is committed to finding a solution to the six-decade-old Naga problem and taking the peace process forward.

Congress leaders to campaign for Nagaland polls

Kohima, Feb 6 (IANS) Congress leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the assembly elections in Nagaland, a party official said Wednesday.

Government trying its best to solve Naga insurgency: Governor

Kohima, Jan 26 (IANS) Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar Saturday said the central government and political leaders of the state are trying their best to resolve the six-decade-long Naga insurgency problem.

Naga groups want solution to insurgency before polls

Kohima, Jan 18 (IANS) An apex tribal council of Nagaland Friday demanded a lasting solution to the six-decade-old Naga insurgency before elections in the state.

Team Tata dominate Hornbill Rally

Kohima, Dec 6 (IANS) Team Tata Motors dominated the fourth round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship as Bangalore-based husband-wife combination of Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D'Souza emerged winners in the Overall and Pro-Expert categories here Thursday.

64 vehicles start Hornbill Rally

Kohima, Dec 5 (IANS) The setting could not have been any prettier as Dr. Chumben Murry, Nagaland's minister for agriculture, Wednesday flagged-off the fourth round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship that is being run as part of the Hornbill Rally at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.

Top entries for JK Tyre Hornbill Rally

Kohima, Dec 4 (IANS) The two-day JK Tyre Hornbill Rally, boasting of a pan-National entry list and which doubles up as the fourth round of the FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship, will commence Wednesday with a ceremonial flag-off at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.

Nagaland announces reward for fake-notes gang leader

Kohima, Oct 15 (IANS) Nagaland has announced a reward of Rs.50,000 for information about the leader of the gang involved in circulating counterfeit Indian currency notes in the state, a minister said Monday.

Ball is in Indian government's court to end Naga movement: Muivah

Dimapur (Nagaland), Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran Naga secessionist leader Thuingaleng Muivah Thursday said that it is now up to the Indian government to work a way out to end the six-decade-long Naga separatist movement.

Mainland Indians know little of northeast: Rio

Kohima, Oct 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that the majority of mainland Indians would have little or no knowledge of the northeastern states, including Sikkim.

Expect early settlement to Naga issue, says minister

Kohima, Oct 16 (IANS) There could be an early settlement to the six decades Nagaland conflict, Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Imchen said here Tuesday.

Senior Naga journalist dies in bee attack

Kohima, Sep 16 (IANS) Shuli Daiho Mao, a senior journalist in Nagaland, died Sunday after being attacked by a swarm of bees. He was 37.

Nagaland makes industry out of its music

Kohima, Aug 27 (IANS) Nagaland is known as a hub of musical talent. There are songs of love, there are even songs of war here. The rich musical tradition of the state could now become a source of revenue.

Nagaland returning to normalcy

Kohima, Sep 3 (IANS) Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Imchen Monday said the situation in the clash-hit area of Dimapur is slowly returning to normalcy after clashes between the Sumi and Angami Naga tribes.

Army stages flag march in Nagaland

Kohima, Sep 2 (IANS) The army Sunday staged a flag march in Dimapur district in Nagaland after clashes a day earlier between Naga tribes Sumi and Angami, an official said.

Thailand gives Nagaland condom vending machine

Kohima, Aug 29 (IANS) The Thailand government has donated a condom vending machine to the Nagaland government to ensure that people can easily access condoms at controlled prices, Nagaland Health Minister Kuzholuzo Nienu said Wednesday.

Nagaland government appeals for calling off blockade

Kohima, Aug 21 (IANS) The Nagaland government Tuesday appealed to the Assam-based organisations to call off their indefinite economic blockade of National Highway 39, the lifeline of Nagaland and Manipur.

Olympian archer honoured in Nagaland

Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Chekrovolu Swuro, the archer from Nagaland who took part in the London Olympics, has been honoured with the first T. Ao State Sports Award.

Nagaland announces award for Swuro

Kohima, July 31 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.25 lakhs for archer Chekrovolu Swuro for becoming an Olympian.

Earthquake in northeast

Kohima, July 15 (IANS) A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Nagaland and three other north-eastern states in the wee hours of Sunday triggering panic. No casualties have been reported.

Nagaland Chief Minister's aide escapes attack

Kohima, Jul 6 (IANS) A close aide of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio made a narrow escape after unidentified armed men opened fire at him outside his house, police said Friday.

Britain's Prince Andrew to visit Kohima May 1

Kohima, April 25 (IANS) Britain's Prince Andrew will May 1 visit Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, an official said Wednesday.

Sunny Sidhu tops in Hornbill Motor Rally

Kohima, Dec 4 (IANS) Sunny Sidhu, the 37-year-old from Chandigarh, won the fifth JK Tyre Hornbill International Motor Rally that concluded here Sunday.

Nagaland donates Rs.1 mn to flood-hit Thailand

Kohima, Nov 17 (IANS) The tribal Nagas of Nagaland Thursday donated Rs.1 million to the flood-affected people of Thailand.


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