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File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

Kerala chief election commissioner warns political parties not to use Sabarimala temple as a campaign issue

Citing or doing something of religious propaganda on the Sabarimala issue by invoking name of Sabari God, will be a clear violation of model code of conduct, he said.
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Mizoram cabinet approves liquor prohibition in state

The ruling MNF is delivering on its poll promise of prohibition, which was in force until March 2015 when the Congress allowed opening of liquor stores.
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Mizoram might be small, but it offers us big lessons in peacemaking

It's time we focused on the fifth state that went to vote for the richness and diversity it has given India. 

The IAS officers who made these 5 state elections controversy-free

Barring a voter deletion row and charges of EVM tampering in Telangana, there was little controversy with the credit to officials incharge of the elections.
Mizo National Front

MNF assumes power in Mizoram after 10 years, Congress suffers humiliating defeat

The Congress’ seat tally drops from 34 in last Assembly polls to 5 this time, and the party is now out of power in all 7 northeastern states
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee |

China and Pak supported Mizo insurgency, reveals Mizo National Front leader in a new book

Zoramthanga talks about his meeting with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai in his autobiography. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election roadshow in Aizawl, Mizoram | PTI

Mizoram: Congress’ last bastion in northeast and BJP’s final frontier

For Congress, Mizoram election is far more crucial than is being talked about. It's the only state in the northeast the Congress still has a grip over.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election roadshow in Aizawl, Mizoram | PTI

Beyond Congress or BJP, Mizoram elections hold a lesson for post-insurgency politics

Mizoram assembly elections prove that normalisation of electoral process roots out insurgency.
Ashish Kundra

IAS officer Ashish Kundra appointed Mizoram’s new chief electoral officer

The order came after civil society groups in Mizoram demanded Shashank's dismissal over a row on allowing Bru voters.
Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi preparing for Gujarat polls

A Rahul-Modi face-off and caste equations at play – here’s what polls in 5 states entail

Political parties are battling it out in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.