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Nagaland Assembly election 2018: One killed, three injured in political clash as state records 56 percent turnout till 1 pm
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Nagaland Assembly election 2018: One killed, three injured in political clash as state records 56 percent turnout till 1 pm

One person was killed and three others were injured in a clash between ruling NPF and NDPP supporters as voting was underway for the Nagaland Assembly election.

Tripura re-election: Manik Sarkar 'oversees' Dhanpur polling, says voting 'fair'; 90.58% turnout on six booths
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Tripura re-election: Manik Sarkar 'oversees' Dhanpur polling, says voting 'fair'; 90.58% turnout on six booths

Re-election in one polling booth each at six Assembly constituencies in Tripura saw a voter turnout of 90.58 percent on Monday, according to state EC.

Congress faces uphill task in Meghalaya, BJP-NDPP appear confident in Nagaland ahead of crucial Assembly polls
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Congress faces uphill task in Meghalaya, BJP-NDPP appear confident in Nagaland ahead of crucial Assembly polls

Congress is facing an uphill task in Meghalaya while the BJP hopes to acquire a share of the power riding on the shoulders of its new ally NDPP in Nagaland.

Nagaland polls: As politicos lure voters with cash, Church's Clean Election campaign goes for toss
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Nagaland polls: As politicos lure voters with cash, Church's Clean Election campaign goes for toss

For political parties, elections in Nagaland have become an expensive affair

As Nagaland goes to poll, voters hope for peaceful resolution of decades-old insurgency, respite from illegal taxes
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As Nagaland goes to poll, voters hope for peaceful resolution of decades-old insurgency, respite from illegal taxes

For people in Nagaland, the upcoming Assembly election is likely to be about voting a stable government to power to facilitate peace talks on the Naga political issue

Traditions in Nagaland keep women out of politics even as 2018 polls see five female contestants, highest in state's history
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Traditions in Nagaland keep women out of politics even as 2018 polls see five female contestants, highest in state's history

The Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 will see five women candidates contesting the polls, the highest ever to fight an Assembly election in the state

Ahead of polls, Nagaland Baptist Church Council says BJP must declare itself secular, answer questions on Hindutva
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Ahead of polls, Nagaland Baptist Church Council says BJP must declare itself secular, answer questions on Hindutva

Reverend Zelhou Keyho, general secretary of NBCC, in an exclusive interview with Firstpost, appealed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to declare itself secular. He also stated that the BJP has to answer questions related to its Hindutva connection.

Nagaland Assembly elections: Over half of all candidates crorepatis, JD(U)'s Ramongo Lotha richest with Rs 38.92 crore, finds report
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Nagaland Assembly elections: Over half of all candidates crorepatis, JD(U)'s Ramongo Lotha richest with Rs 38.92 crore, finds report

Fifty nine percent of the candidates for the 27 February Assembly elections are crorepatis with JD(U) nominee Ramongo Lotha being the richest.

Nagaland polls: State Congress president blasts leadership after cash crunch forces candidates to withdraw
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Nagaland polls: State Congress president blasts leadership after cash crunch forces candidates to withdraw

K Therie, president of NPCC, has accused AICC secretary general CP Joshi of systematically destroying the Congress in Nagaland ahead of the Assembly polls.

Nagaland Elections: NDPP-BJP alliance will protect Christians' rights in state, CM candidate Neiphiu Rio tells Firstpost
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Nagaland Elections: NDPP-BJP alliance will protect Christians' rights in state, CM candidate Neiphiu Rio tells Firstpost

Neiphiu Rio, the chief ministerial candidate of the NDPP following its alliance with the BJP in Nagaland, has sought to allay fears about the emergence of the saffron party in the state

Nagaland polls: NPF's KG Kenye on ruling party's split with BJP, infighting and shifting political dynamics of state
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Nagaland polls: NPF's KG Kenye on ruling party's split with BJP, infighting and shifting political dynamics of state

NPF's secretary general KG Kenye speaks about his party's stand ahead of Assembly election, the Naga Peace Accord, and its severed alliance with BJP.

Nagaland polls: NSCN(U) leader Alezo Venuh says aspirations of people can't be done away with 'at any cost'
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Nagaland polls: NSCN(U) leader Alezo Venuh says aspirations of people can't be done away with 'at any cost'

Last year, the Government of India kicked off peace talks with six Naga insurgent outfits which are now collectively known as Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs). Alezo Venuh, one of the leaders of NSCN(U), a constituent body of the NNPG and also envoy of the collective leadership of NNPG talks to Firstpost about the upcoming Nagaland Assembly election and the peace process.

BJP committed to pluralism and bringing early end to Naga peace talks, Ram Madhav on upcoming North East polls
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BJP committed to pluralism and bringing early end to Naga peace talks, Ram Madhav on upcoming North East polls

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav speaks about party's electoral strategy in Tripura, the impact of Naga Peace Accord and Centre's policies on the elections.

'Had we gone it alone, we'd have won 20 seats': Nagaland BJP state president talks seat-sharing, dissent and defections
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'Had we gone it alone, we'd have won 20 seats': Nagaland BJP state president talks seat-sharing, dissent and defections

From the Opposition to the church to civil society groups, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Nagaland faces many challenges before the 27 February Assembly election.

Nagaland Election: BJP confident its Hindutva thrust will not impact party's prospects in Christian-majority state
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Nagaland Election: BJP confident its Hindutva thrust will not impact party's prospects in Christian-majority state

Can a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader be a good Naga Christian at the same time? Or are the two identities contradictory to each other?

Nagaland polls: NDPP banking on Neiphiu Rio's popularity, NPF's 'misrule' to capture state in electoral debut
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Nagaland polls: NDPP banking on Neiphiu Rio's popularity, NPF's 'misrule' to capture state in electoral debut

Ahead of the Nagaland polls, all eyes are now on newly-formed NDPP, which has managed a pre-poll alliance with BJP for its debut in the electoral battle.

Nagaland Assembly Polls: Former chief minister Neiphiu Rio elected unopposed on NDPP ticket after opponent withdraws
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Nagaland Assembly Polls: Former chief minister Neiphiu Rio elected unopposed on NDPP ticket after opponent withdraws

Former chief minister Neiphiu Rio was declared elected unopposed to the Nagaland Assembly as his opponent withdrew his nomination on Monday, chief electoral officer of the north-eastern state Abhijit Sinha said

Nagaland Election 2018: NPF will retain power, says MLA Kuzholuzo Nienu, predicts BJP to get not more than 3-6 seats
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Nagaland Election 2018: NPF will retain power, says MLA Kuzholuzo Nienu, predicts BJP to get not more than 3-6 seats

Nagaland home minister Kuzholuzo Nienu exuded confidence that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will retain power in Nagaland by securing more than 30 seats in the 27 February elections while BJP will only get three to six seats

Amid boycott call, Nagaland CM TR Zeliang files nomination; 253 candidates in fray for 27 February polls
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Amid boycott call, Nagaland CM TR Zeliang files nomination; 253 candidates in fray for 27 February polls

On the last day of filing of nominations, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang was among the 253 candidates who filed their poll papers for the 27 February Assembly elections, the state's chief electoral officer said.

Nagaland Assembly polls: First batch of 22 contestants files nomination on penultimate day
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Nagaland Assembly polls: First batch of 22 contestants files nomination on penultimate day

Of the 22 nominations filed, seven were from the ruling NPF, six from the BJP, eight from the newly-floated Nagaland Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and one from the JD(U), Nagaland CEO Abhijit Sinha said