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  • 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. ...
  • Congress wins both LS seats from Manipur May 16, 2014

    The north eastern state of Manipur have two Lok Sabha seats. The state voted on April 9 and 17, 2014. At 07:05 pm: Congress takes lead on both LS seats from Manipur, NPF trails. At 3:45 pm, situation remains similar, Congress leading the vote share with 40.90 percent in its bag. At 10:00...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur April 17, 2014

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, a...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Brisk polling in Manipur, 74 per cent votes recorded April 17, 2014

    Imphal: Around 74 per cent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballot on Thursday for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place peacefully for the Inner Manipur seat, and no untoward incident was reported. "Balloting was completely peaceful," he added. State Chief...
  • Campaign ends in Manipur for second phase of LS polls April 15, 2014

    Imphal: Campaign for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Manipur for the second of the two seats in the state, Inner Manipur, ended on Tuesday. Among the eight candidates were sitting Congress candidate Thokchom Meinya, former Manipur University Professor RK Ranjan (BJP), former Manipur Rifles commandant S Manaobi...
  • Manipur: Congress MP Meinya grew older by 11 years in 5 years April 12, 2014

    Strange as it may sound, but sitting Congress MP from Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency Thokchom Meinya grew older by 11 years in the past five years. According to the affidavit filed by him with the Election Commission (EC) for the upcoming polls on April 17, Meinya, who is seeking a third...
  • About 80 per cent cast votes in Outer Manipur LS seat April 9, 2014

    Imphal: About 80 per cent of the electorate on Wednesday voted in the elections to the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat in the hill districts. Reports from Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel and Tamenglong said that polling ended peacefully at 5 pm. Among the 10 candidates whose electoral fates were sealed...
  • 40 per cent votes cast in Manipur till noon April 9, 2014

    Imphal: About 40 per cent of 9 lakh voters have already cast their votes in the the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency till midday, electoral officials here said on Wednesday. People dressed in traditional attires were seen in queues before polling booths in all the five hill districts of Ukhrul, Senapati,...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Update: At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully. The vote percentage from interior districts are yet to be received. In...
  • LS polls: Voting in 6 Northeast seats, Sangma, Nagaland CM in the fray April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur are voting in the second phase on April 9. Two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland, one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur and both the Lok Sabha seats in...
  • Seven file nominations for Outer Manipur LS seat March 22, 2014

    Seven candidates have so far filed nomination papers for the April-9 Lok Sabha elections in the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. The candidates are sitting Congress MP Thangso Baite, Gangmumei Kamei (BJP), former MP Kim Gangte (Trinamool Congress), former MP Mani Cheranamei (Independent), former minister C Doungel (NCP), Lien Gangte (JD-U)...
  • Rahul Gandhi promises sports facilities in Manipur March 19, 2014

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised sports facilities in Manipur if the party came to power. Speaking at a public meeting at Wangjing village in interior Thoubal district, Rahul Gandhi said if his party came to power after the coming Lok Sabha polls, facilities for the improvement for sports...
  • 7 candidates in fray for 2 Manipur LS seats March 9, 2014

    Major political parties have announced their candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur with Congress stating on Sunday that the two sitting MPs would be their contestants. While Meinya Singh would be contesting from inner Manipur constituency, Thangso Baite is the contender in the outer Manipur segment, Congress sources...
  • Manipur: BJP to field two professors in upcoming LS polls March 6, 2014

    Gangmumei Kamei and R K Ranjan, former professors of Manipur University, will be the BJP candidates in the coming Lok Sabha elections in the state, party sources said on Thursday. While Ranjan will contest from inner Manipur constituency (Valley districts), Kamei will be the candidate in the outer Manipur constituency (Hill...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Manipur votes on April 9, 17 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission announced a two-phase elections for the northeastern state of Manipur on Wednesday. The state will go to vote on April 9 and 17. The counting of votes will be held on May 16. ...
  • 24-year-old Manipuri man in critical condition after being stabbed in Delhi's Saket February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after two Manipuri boys landed up in hospital after being attacked, another youngster from the Northeastern state has been attacked in the national capital on Tuesday morning. In an apparent robbery attempt, the victim, a 24-year-old man, was stabbed in the stomach by unknown men. The...
  • Two Manipuri boys attacked in Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over safety of people from north east gains heat, two Manipuri boys were attacked in Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area on Sunday night. Unidentified men attacked the boys who are in their early 20s in Ambdekar Nagar at around 10 PM on Sunday. The victims were...
  • Bangalore University sets up separate hostel for Northeastern students February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: After the tragic death of Arunachal boy Nido Taniam in Delhi, one the largest varsities in India - the Bangalore University - has now set up a separate hostel for Northeastern students. The university said that the idea behind it is to protect students from racial discrimination. "We will build...
  • Policies of UPA have not allowed Northeast to prosper: Modi February 8, 2014

    Imphal: In a bid to boost increase the footprint in Northeast, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that policies of UPA government have not allowed the region to prosper. "Because of lack of attention, governance, the Northeast region has fallen into the hands of divisive...
  • Delhi: Man allegedly rapes Manipuri girl, NE community protests at police station February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In another attack on a person from the Northeast in Delhi, a 14-year-old Manipuri girl was allegedly raped by her landlord's son on Friday night in Munirka. The accused raped the minor when was alone at home at around 10.30 pm. According to medical report, the girl is stable...
  • Imphal: Gunmen attack Trinamool Congress MLA February 8, 2014

    Imphal: Trinamool Congress MLA and former Deputy Speaker Th. Shyam Kumar escaped unhurt after unidentified assailants fired at him in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said on Saturday. Kumar, accompanied by his security guards, was returning from a marriage reception at Koirengei area, 15 km from Imphal, last night, when...
  • Manipur: Assam Rifles personnel killed in insurgents' attack before Modi's rally February 8, 2014

    Imphal: An Assam Rifles personnel was killed and three others were seriously injured when insurgents ambushed a paramilitary force party at Lambisa in Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday. Insurgents exploded a powerful bomb and opened fire at the road opening party of 44th Assam Rifles battalion, killing one personnel and injuring...
  • Four powerful explosions in Manipur on Republic Day, no casualty January 26, 2014

    Republic Day celebrations in Manipur on Sunday were marred by four powerful bomb explosions despite the strict security measures in view of the boycott call given by terrorist outfits. No casualty was, however, reported in connection with the explosions, official sources said. Two bombs exploded in the capital complex near the...
  • IED explosion in Imphal ahead of Republic Day celebrations, no casualties January 26, 2014

    Imphal: On the occasion of Republic Day on Sunday, an IED bomb went off in Imphal near the Deputy Commissioner's office. No casualties have been reported in the incident. The explosion occurred just before the commencement of Republic Day parade. The bomb blast took place even as stringent security measure...