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Stage set for simultaneous LS and assembly polls in Arunachal

ITANAGAR — Stage is set for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and assembly in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday as the Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangements in the frontier state. Officials on Thursday said that voting for the tw...

18 Apr 2024

NE’s integration with rest of India happened under Modi govt: Nadda

KOKRAJHAR (ASSAM) — BJP president J P Nadda on Thursday claimed that integration of North East with the rest of the country has happened under the Narendra Modi-led government, accusing the Congress of keeping the region in “isolation and ign...

18 Apr 2024

Ahead of polls, BJP leader kidnapped in Arunachal

ITANAGAR — A Gram Panchayat Chairman and BJP leader in Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district was kidnapped by suspected militants on Wednesday, two days ahead of the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state on April 19. Poli...

17 Apr 2024

‘Act East Policy’ to accelerate development in Northeast: PM Modi in Tripura

AGARTALA — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his government closed the previous Congress government’s ‘Look East Policy’ and undertook the ambitious ‘Act East Policy’ to accelerate the ambitious development of the northe...

17 Apr 2024

LS polls: Campaigning ends for 1st phase of voting in 15 constituencies in 8 NE states

campaigning ends in 15 out of the total 25 Parliamentary constituencies, polling will be held on April 19 GUWAHATI/AGARTYALA — The campaigning for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in 15 out of the total 25 Parliamentary constituencies in the eigh...

17 Apr 2024

Assam: Campaign ends for five LS seats going to polls in first phase

GUWAHATI — Campaigning for the first phase of polls to five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam scheduled on April 19 ended on Wednesday. The battle of the ballots in this phase will decide the fate of 35 candidates including two Rajya Sabha MPs, thr...

17 Apr 2024

Hectic campaigning for simultaneous LS & Assembly polls comes to an end in Arunachal

ITANAGAR — The hectic campaigning which began more than a month ago for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, ended on Wednesday afternoon as the state will go to the polls in the first of the 7-phase elections on ...

17 Apr 2024

In Assam, PM Modi spotlights Northeast’s role in accelerating India’s Semiconductor Mission

NEW DELHI, APRIL 17 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a public meeting in Assam’s Nalbari on Wednesday, once again outlined his vision to make India a global hub of semiconductor design, manufacturing and technology deve...

17 Apr 2024

Constituency Watch: Outer Manipur most critical out of NE’s 25 parliamentary constituencies amid ethnic strife

IMPHAL — Outer Manipur is one of the most critical seats among the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in the eight northeastern states, both in terms of electoral politics, ethnic issues, and the security scenario, given the recent strife in Manipur. It i...

17 Apr 2024

Manipur: Kuki body asks its members to abstain from voting in Lok Sabha polls

IMPHAL — The Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills (KISH), the apex body of the Kuki-Zomi tribal community, on Tuesday directed its members to abstain from participating in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Highlighting their unwavering stance and unity, the KISH&#...

16 Apr 2024

‘Amul babies’: Himanta Biswa Sarma takes potshot at Priyanka Gandhi

GUWAHATI — Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday took a potshot at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi terming her as “Amul baby” and asserted that people do not want to see members of the Gandhi family. “Who will go to see Priyanka...

16 Apr 2024

PM Modi lands in Guwahati to kickstart poll campaign

GUWAHATI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Guwahati on Tuesday evening to kickstart his poll campaign in Assam and Tripura. PM Modi was received at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi airport by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The Chief Minis...

16 Apr 2024

Congress will raise tea workers’ wages in Assam: Priyanka

TITOBAR (ASSAM) — Leading a roadshow in support of party candidate Gaurav Gogoi in Jorhat district of Assam, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said daily wages of tea garden workers will be hiked if the opposition alliance wins the u...

16 Apr 2024

Northeast focus: PM Modi to campaign in Assam, Tripura for LS polls

GUWAHATI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land in Guwahati on Tuesday evening to kickstart his Lok Sabha poll campaign in the northeast. The Prime Minister will address rallies in Assam and then Tripura, the first since the election dates were a...

16 Apr 2024

Naga political groups, FNR adopt Naga national anthem

DIMAPUR — The Naga political groups (NPGs) and the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) have resolved to “legally adopt” the Naga national anthem, written and composed by late R Kevichusa. A resolution to this effect was taken during a meeting o...

15 Apr 2024

NF Railway introduces summer special trains

DIMAPUR — In a bid to ease the escalating rush of passengers during summer, the NFR has been decided to operate two special trains between Howrah – New Jalpaiguri and Hapa –Naharlagun for 11 trips each in both directions from April 17 to June 2...

15 Apr 2024

BJP promises creation of Autonomous State for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao

DIPHU — The BJP under 6-Diphu Parliamentary Constituency, comprising three hill districts of Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, released its election manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha election at the party’s Election Management ...

15 Apr 2024

LS polls: 6,500 polling personnel, 3K policemen, 12 companies of CAPF to be deployed in Mizoram

AIZAWL — At least 6,500 polling personnel, over 3,000 policemen and 12 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will be deployed for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Mizoram, a senior election official said here on Monday. Polling for the lon...

15 Apr 2024

SC refuses plea for voting facilities to 18,000 internally-displaced in Manipur polls

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking voting facilities for around 18,000 people displaced internally due to the ethnic strife in Manipur for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The polling for the two Lok Sabha ...

15 Apr 2024

BJP govt to reopen cases of ‘political murders’ perpetrated in previous regimes — Tripura CM Manik Saha

AGARTALA — Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha has said that his government has been contemplating reopening cases of political murders reportedly “carried out during the previous Left Front and Congress regimes”. Saha, who also holds the...

15 Apr 2024

House-to-house voting for absentee voters underway in Manipur

IMPHAL — The postal voting for absentee voters in Imphal West district began on Sunday, allowing senior citizens aged 85 years and above (AVSC) and persons with disabilities with at least 40% disability (AVPD) to exercise their voting rights from t...

14 Apr 2024

Election officials visit Ukhrul, Kamjong to assess poll preparedness

IMPHAL — Ahead of the 18th Lok Sabha elections, N Praveen Singh, Additional Chief Electoral Officer of the Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, along with K Bono, the Joint Secretary of the Election Department, visited Ukhrul and convened a me...

14 Apr 2024

Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency in Assam to witness a keen contest

DIBRUGARH — Bestowed with lush tea gardens, rich natural resources like oil, gas and coal and a diverse electorate, the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency in Assam will witness a close contest between three candidates – Sarbananda Sonowal, Lurinjyo...

14 Apr 2024

Amit Shah is likely to visit Manipur

IMPHAL — Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Manipur ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Anticipating his visit, preparation is almost complete at Hafta Kangjeibung ground in the state capital on Saturday. Amit Shah is exp...

13 Apr 2024

Fresh violence erupts in Manipur, 2 killed

IMPHAL — After a lull of several weeks, two persons were killed on Saturday in fresh incidents of violence during a heavy exchange of firing at the tri-junction of Imphal East, Kangpokpi and Ukhrul districts, the police said. An official in Imphal ...

13 Apr 2024
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