Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicConrad Sangma

Topic: Conrad Sangma

Sangma’s NPP eyeing seats in Tripura & Karnataka, but can it shake off ‘party from Meghalaya’ tag?

This is 1st time NPP is fighting in Tripura, and 2nd time in Karnataka, where it failed to win any seats in 2013 elections. Focus for 2023 will be on tribal seats, say party leaders.

National People’s Party to fight Meghalaya polls alone, not with BJP, says Conrad Sangma

The NPP chief also clarified that his party will continue to support the NDA and may form a post-poll alliance if need be in Meghalaya. The party had taken the help of BJP in 2018.

From militant to BJP politician – who is Bernard Marak, accused of running ‘brothel’ in Meghalaya

Bernard Marak has alleged that the police raid on his farmhouse was a “desperate attempt” by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to “malign” his image.

A plot & Rs 20L construction aid — what Shillong’s Dalit Sikhs want to move from disputed area

Dalit Sikh families party to Shillong’s Them lew Mawlong land dispute have agreed to relocate provided the Meghalaya government agrees to a list of their demands.

Partners in govts of 3 states, now rivals in 1: Why NPP is fighting BJP in these Manipur polls

National People’s Party is part of CM Biren Singh’s BJP-led govt in Manipur. But it has fielded candidates on 38 seats out of 60 this time, a drastic increase from 9 in 2017.

Burst of colours, dancing to party songs, food as ‘support’ — snapshots of Manipur before polls

Door-to-door electioneering, public meetings & flag hoistings are taking place across Manipur, ahead of assembly polls on 28 February & 3 March. ThePrint brings glimpses of the campaign.

Tangkhul Naga attire, dancers grace rallies as BJP, NPP face off in Manipur’s hill district

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma-led NPP has been a BJP ally in Manipur since 2017 polls. Now, the two parties are taking on each other as they hold rallies on the same day.

Manipur alliance with BJP has been ‘very, very challenging’, says NPP chief Conrad Sangma

NPP has been BJP's coalition partner in Manipur, but now parties are fighting polls separately. Meghalaya CM Sangma says post-poll alliance will depend on numbers.

From single-largest party to joining BJP-backed govt: How Congress got annihilated in Meghalaya

After 12 of its 17 Congress MLAs joined Trinamool Congress last November, the party got another shock when 5 remaining legislators pledged support to state's BJP-backed govt.

NPP alleged militants campaigning for BJP in Manipur. Here’s why it didn’t push issue with EC

NPP and BJP are partners in neighbouring Meghalaya, and the regional party is part of BJP-led alliance NEDA. They’re competing against each other in Manipur.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.