Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicNeiphiu Rio

Topic: Neiphiu Rio

‘Scam’ in HC complex construction — why Nagaland CM’s ‘right hand men’ were summoned by ED

Special assistant in CMO & 4 contractors allegedly close to CM were called for questioning by ED in February. Matter came to light in April, but reason for ED summons wasn’t known.

ED summons five ‘close associates’ of Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio in money laundering case

One of the 'associates', Kuovisieo Rio, is special assistant in Nagaland CMO, while others are known to be CM’s 'right hand' and 'partner in contract works'.

‘Only procedural’: Why Centre extended AFSPA despite Nagaland’s rejection before & after ambush

The Modi govt has extended AFSPA in the state for another 6 months even as a committee to look into the withdrawal of the Act in Nagaland is yet to submit its report.

In meeting with Nagaland CM, apex tribal bodies urge for transparency in Naga peace deal

Organisations that took part in the meeting appealed to all negotiating groups — NSCN (IM) and NNPGs — to come together as members of 'one Naga family'.

Modi govt pulls up Nagaland for ‘illegally’ posting 6 non-IAS officers as district collectors

DoPT has written to Nagaland chief secy that there are at least 9 IAS officers who should’ve been appointed instead. Governor also highlights ‘misgovernance’.

Nagaland govt said to want a ‘yes man’ as DGP, seeks ouster of present police chief

CM Neiphiu Rio writes to Rajnath Singh saying Rupin Sharma does not have necessary experience to be DGP; the officer was instrumental in gangster Abu Salem’s extradition.

As Nagaland goes to polls, all eyes on Rio-led new alliance with BJP

Neiphiu Rio is seen as the most influential Naga politician after S.C. Jamir; the 3-time former CM elected unopposed as the rival candidate withdrew nomination.

Nagaland polls: In one of India’s poorest states, a vote is being ‘bought’ for Rs 50,000

Former CM Neiphiu Rio is among the top three richest candidates; voters in Mon district are allegedly being offered Rs 50,000 each.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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