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  • Educational institutions to reopen in Manipur Yesterday

    Imphal: The Manipur government has decided to reopen all educational institutions from Monday following an agreement with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS). This decision was taken yesterday after the JCILPS agreed in a meeting with the government to lift the "indefinite public curfew", imposed since September...
  • Army seeks Manipur government's help for ex-servicemen 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Army's Red Shield Division has sought the help of Manipur government in providing self-employment and job opportunities to ex-servicemen. "As part of the ongoing process of strengthening the social fibre and bringing back ex-servicemen in joining the mainstream, Red Shield Division has approached the Manipur government in setting up...
  • Mary Kom: Loving mother, mean boxer September 4, 2014

    The much-anticipated film 'Mary Kom' is set to release on Friday. While Priyanka Chopra or the film's no-show in Manipur is gathering a lot of attention, here's a look at the life and struggle of the real Mary Kom, something the film hopes to pack in. ...
  • Manipur: 2 killed in police firing in Ukhrul during protest against imposition of Section 144 August 31, 2014

    Imphal: Two persons were killed in the police firing on Sunday in Ukhrul district of Manipur during protest against imposition of Section 144 (CrPC) in the area. Twenty others have been injured. The incident occurred when they were participating in a rally organised by United Naga National Council (UNNC), a civil...
  • Prohibitory orders in Imphal West district of Manipur August 29, 2014

    Imphal: Prohibitory orders have been imposed in Imphal West district of Manipur in view of agitation by various social organisations demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) and withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers (Assam and Manipur) Act 1958 from the state. Officials in the district administration said...
  • Manipur Governor VK Duggal resigns August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Manipur Governor VK Duggal on Thursday tendered his resignation, adding to the list of governors who resigned ever since the Narendra Modi government took over. "I have resigned on my own volition," said Duggal as he resigned from the post. On Tuesday, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit too had...
  • 'Mary Kom' the film: Not shot in Manipur, no actress from the state, not to be released there August 28, 2014

    Imphal: The film on Manipur boxer MC Mary Kom will hit the theatres next week. But ironically, it will not be screened in her home state because of a 14-year-old ban on Hindi films. Many have questioned the existing rule and also ask why a Manipuri actress wasn't chosen to...
  • No show for 'Mary Kom' in Manipur, questions raised over choice of the film's leading lady August 28, 2014

    Hindi films have been banned in Manipur since 2000. And while many are questioning the rationale and morality of the ban in the Internet age, Manipur is also talking about the choice of the film's leading lady, a blooper in its trailer and much more. ...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila charged with attempted suicide, jailed for 15 days August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was on Friday charged with attempted suicide and sent to 15-day judicial custody. Sharmila, who had refused to be examined by doctors upon her release on Wednesday, was taken away forcibly by police personnel from her protest site in Imphal. Irom, who was freed on Wednesday,...
  • Irom re-arrested but AFSPA not on Manipur government's talking table August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was again arrested on Friday while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. After Irom Sharmila refused medical examination the police on Friday morning forcibly picked her up and took her away in a police van. Brutal man-handling and force...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila refuses to be examined by doctors, likely to be detained August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila may be detained or arrested overnight, say sources, after she refused to be examined by doctors in Imphal on Thursday. The police presence at her protest site has been increased. Sharmila had, upon her release on Wednesday, said that she wouldn't allow anybody to force-feed her....
  • I will only be happy if AFSPA is repealed: Irom Sharmila August 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila who is on indefinite fast against AFSPA for last 14 years said, she is cheerful after being released from house arrest of almost one and a half decade house arrest but she will only be happy when the AFSPA will...
  • Won't allow any force-feeding, says Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila August 21, 2014

    Imphal: Post her release based on the lack of evidence as cited by a Manipur court, Irom Sharmila has said that she will not allow any attempt to force-feed her. "I will not take any force feed this time. I will not allow any medical set up. I don't feel...
  • With a ban on Bollywood films, Manipur may not get to watch 'Mary Kom' August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The film based on boxing star Mary Kom's life, starring Priyanka Chopra, will be released next month, but her home state may not get to watch it. There has been a ban on Bollywood movies in Manipur. Five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom is excited about her life story coming...
  • Manipur's Iron Lady vows to continue war on AFSPA after release August 20, 2014

    Imphal: The imagery is old, Irom Sharmila has walked out many times out of the Jawahar Lal Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. But this walk is different, without the tag that here is a woman trying to commit suicide. Once out, an emotional Sharmila led by Meira Paibis, only asked...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA August 20, 2014

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14-year-long fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release August 19, 2014

    A landmark directive from a sessions court in Manipur has come as a relief for anti-AFSPA activist Iron Sharmila. The court has ordered her release from custody. ...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Manipur CM asks militants to give up violence August 15, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Friday appealed to the militants to lay down arms and participate in the development programmes undertaken by the government for the welfare of the people. Unfurling the National Flag at the Parade Ground of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion here, he said, "In a...
  • IED blast in Imphal injures seven July 12, 2014

    Imphal: An IED blast rocked west Imphal on Saturday morning injuring as many as seven people. Amongst the injured is also a child. Reports say that the attack was carried out by terrorists who were targeting security personnel in the area. This is the second such incident in a month's time....
  • Two injured in three bomb explosions near Indo-Myanmar border July 9, 2014

    Imphal: Two persons were injured when three powerful bombs exploded in Kasom Khullen area near the Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said on Wednesday. The explosions occurred near the post of 44th battalion post of Assam Rifles on Tuesday. The bombs were allegedly planted by suspected militants to...
  • Manipur: One injured in a low intensity blast in Imphal June 14, 2014

    Imphal: A low intensity blast rocked Imphal on Saturday afternoon injuring one person. The blast took place in Moirangkhom Sougaijam Leikai in the capital city. (More details awaited) ...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • Court finds prima facie evidence against Irom Sharmila June 5, 2014

    A local court has ruled that there is prima facie evidence of attempt to commit suicide against Manipur social activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for the past 13 years to demand withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal...
  • Manipur: Two dead, 19 others injured in IED blast May 29, 2014

    Imphal: Two people died and as many as 19 others got injured in an explosion that rocked Imphal on Friday evening. IEDs were used in the blast. The blast took place in West District's Singjamei at around 5:30 pm. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi...
  • I hope Modi government repeals AFSPA: Irom Sharmila June 14, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila tells CNN-IBN her expectations from the new government. ...