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Candidates with criminal background decreasing in Tripura polls: Report

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Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS): Compared with the 2013 Tripura assembly polls, the number of candidates facing criminal charges in the February 18 polls have decreased by one per cent to 7 per cent, a report said here on Saturday.
The 62-page analytical report said that the number of women candidates is 8 per cent (24) this time, out of the total 297 candidates as against 6 and 9 per cent in 2013 and 2008 assembly polls, when the total number of candidates was 249 and 313 respectively.

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PDF promises State Mining Policy if voted to power

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SHILLONG, Feb 09: The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) has promised to come up with a state mining policy which is in tandem with the provisions of the Constitution of India if it is voted to power in the ensuing State Assembly elections.
“We will come up with a state mining policy which will be as per the provision of the 6th Schedule to the Constitution of India,” the party’s chief ministerial candidate, PN Syiem said after releasing the party manifesto here on Friday.

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NSCN IM not to force people to boycott Nagaland polls

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KOHIMA, Feb 09: In what has come as a major relief for the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the people of Nagaland in general, the NSCN (IM) has informed that it will not force or coerce the people of the state to boycott the ensuing Nagaland Assembly polls.

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PDF expecting to win 10 seats

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SHILLONG, Feb 09: The newly formed People’s Democratic Front (PDF) is expecting to win around ten seats in the upcoming Assembly elections as per what its Chief Ministerial candidate, PN Syiem said here on Friday.
“We are expecting to get ten seats in the upcoming polls,” Syiem said after releasing the party’s election manifesto and song album here on Friday.

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Politics of hate – Most visible change under BJP: Congress

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SHILLONG, Feb 09: The politics of hate and divisiveness is the most palpable change that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to bring about, according to the Congress party.
“The BJP is a party that promises ‘change ‘ to promote hate and the politics of hate that destroys the social fabric of the country,” Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) working president Sanjay Das said in a statement issued here on Friday.

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NPP leader quits party, alleges close links with BJP

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SHILLONG, Feb 09: The former vice president of the National People’s Party (NPP) in East Khasi Hills (EKH) has quit the party along with a host of his supporters while alleging that the party has close links with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Harkin Warjri was welcomed by Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) working president James Lyngdoh at a meeting held at the Congress Bhavan. Over 100 NPP supporters also joined the party.

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MPYC condemns visa rejection to preacher

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TURA, Feb 09: The Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress has lambasted the rejection of the visa application of Dr Paul Msiza for the ongoing ABDK Sobha being held at Rajasimla in North Garo Hills (NGH) district.
The condemnation comes after the furore created by the rejection of the application by the Indian Consulate in South Africa, allegedly over a mistake in the application.

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