KOHIMA: Former Nagaland chief minister and NDPP candidate Neiphu Rio elected unopposed after his sole rival and NPF candidate in the Northern Angami constituency C Angami withdrew his nomination on Monday. Rio, the NDPP-BJP alliance chief ministerial candidate received certificate from the returning officer in the evening. Altogether 192 candidates are contesting in the February 27 assembly polls in the north eastern state.
Nehru Yuva Kendra, Sivasagar district unit, with support from Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, has been organised a National Integration Camp at Demow Rajsai stadium from February 23. The event will end on March 1. More than two hundred delegates from all over the north-east has been participating in the event.
The deadlock over water supply refuses to die down even 12 hours after the entire Guwahati city plunged into a dearth of potable water. The situation is expected to improve only after the next 72 hours.
Public health engineering workers are on strike from 5 in the morning alleging the failure of the government to redress their grievances.
The workers on strike have not allowed the hired men to run the water pumps at the Pandu Ghat. They raised their 14 point demands last week threatening strike from Monday. But of no avail forcing them to resort to strike for the next 72 hours.
Amid tight security, voting is over in Dhubri along with five other constituencies on Thursday.
The turn out till the end was in between 75 to 80 per cent. But the confirmed figures are expected on Friday.
Voters in large numbers were pouring on from early in the morning when polling formally started at 7 in the morning at 1940 booths in the entire constituency have 15,48, 849 electorates who have sealed the fate of 15 candidates in the EVMs.
Guarded by security forces, voters waited in huge queues in front of the booths to exercise their franchise. Pollings are set to end by 5 in the evening.
The contest is expected to be between AIUDF Chief and sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal, Congress candidate Wazed Ali Choudhury and BJP's Debamoy Sanyal. Counting will take place on May 16.