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  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur Yesterday

    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,...
  • Manipur: Congress MP Meinya grew older by 11 years in 5 years 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Voting in 6 Northeast seats, Sangma, Nagaland CM in the fray April 8, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Imphal: Man rapes girl, uploads nude pictures on social networking site January 3, 2014

    A man allegedly sedated his woman friend, raped her and took her nude pictures which he uploaded on a social networking site, police said on Friday. Allam Rajak Makakmayum raped the Mainipuri girl, with whom he had a year-long friendship, after making her unconscious in a lodge at Tura in...
  • Manipur: Almost all encounters in the state are fake, says NHRC November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In the hearings after their visit to Manipur, the National Human Rights Commission has stated that many encounter cases in the state appeared to be fake. Twenty of the 44 encounter cases against the state security forces heard by the commission have been declared to be fake, whereas...
  • One killed, six injured in twin-bomb explosions in Manipur November 7, 2013

    Imphal: A labourer was killed and six others were injured when suspected militants exploded two bombs in Thoubal district of Manipur, police said on Thursday. The remote-controlled bombs went off at around 11.45 pn on Wednesday night killing Lali Kumar (30), who hailed from Punjab, on the spot. The injured...
  • Manipur: BJP demands CM's resignation over recent bomb blasts November 4, 2013

    BJP has sought resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh accusing his government of failing to maintain law and order in the state, which has witnessed a series of bomb blasts recently. The series of bomb blasts in the past one week and loss of lives of innocent people...
  • Two killed, seven injured in bomb blast near Manipur CM's residence October 30, 2013

    Imphal: Two people were killed and seven injured in a bomb blast near the official residence of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Wednesday. This is the second attack in near the chief minister's residence. On Tuesday, terrorists exploded a powerful bomb in a market area near the CM's...
  • Imphal: Five injured in bomb explosion October 29, 2013

    Terrorists on Tuesday exploded a powerful bomb in a market area in Imphal, injuring five persons and damaging a school building. The IED, planted near Bheirodan Hindi High School in the market which is 1 km away from the official residence of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, exploded at around...
  • Do not rule out Irom's chances of winning the Nobel peace prize: Harpviken October 11, 2013

    Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo Kristian Berg Harpviken said that he did not rule out the chances of Irom Sharmila being named as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Irom has been on fast since 2000 to highlight the suffering of the people in Manipur. ...
  • Demand for dropping all charges against Irom Sharmila October 2, 2013

    Imphal: Rights activist Irom Sharmila on hunger-strike for close to 13 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, and who has been arrested and re-arrested over the years, should be released, Amnesty International (India) said in Imphal on Wednesday. "Authorities must drop all charges against her,...
  • Manipur: Powerful bomb seized from roadside, detonated at a safe place September 25, 2013

    A powerful improvised explosive device (IED), weighing about two and half kgs, was seized along the roadside of Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar national highway (NH) in Manipur's Imphal west district, police said on Wednesday. They said a road opening party (ROP), 18th Sikh Regiment personnel, detected some suspicious object at Konthoujam area on...
  • Imphal: Bomb blast kills eight, injures ten others September 13, 2013

    Imphal:At least eight people were killed and 13 others injured in a powerful bomb blast on Friday in Manipur's Imphal West district, police said. Police said the deceased were construction labourers working for a Kolkata-based firm. All the deceased and injured were rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Science...
  • Imphal: Bomb blast kills five, injures five others September 13, 2013

    Imphal: Five persons were killed and as many injured when a powerful bomb exploded at Nagamapal area in Imphal West district of Manipur on Friday evening, police sources said. The bomb was planted in a shop and exploded at around 7.45 pm. All the victims and injured persons are non-Manipuri...
  • MoU signed between Manipur govt and three terrorist outfits September 10, 2013

    Over 150 ultras have surrendered after signing of MoU between Manipur government and three terrorist outfits. The signing ceremony was held in Imphal on Monday evening between representatives of government and three terrorists outfits of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP-Nongdrenkhomba), Kuki National Liberation Front (KNLF) and Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF). Following...
  • Newspapers hit stands after eight days in Manipur September 9, 2013

    Newspapers on Monday hit the stands in Manipur after eight days following a decision to distribute dailies by the All Manipur Newspaper Sales and Distributors Association (AMNSDA). The decision was taken in the interest of the general public, a press release of AMNSDA said. Distribution of papers was stopped from...
  • Katju to Manipur CM: Ensure newspapers can function normally September 4, 2013

    The Press Council of India (PCI) has asked Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to take steps to ensure that newspapers in his state, which have been receiving threats from militants, can function normally. In a letter addressed to Singh, PCI chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said that he had...
  • Myanmar intrudes into Indian territory, sets up camp in Manipur August 28, 2013

    Imphal: The Myanmar Army crossed into the Indian border and set up camps at Haolenphai in Manipur on August 22. Manipur government has taken a serious review of the Myanmar Army's preparation to construct a temporary army camp at Haolenphai village. A high level committee has been sent to investigate...