Manipur

  • Lok Sabha polls: Brisk polling in Manipur, 74 per cent votes recorded 17-04-2014 08:00 AM

    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....
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • About 80 per cent cast votes in Outer Manipur LS seat 09-04-2014 06:07 PM

    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...
  • Watch: Key poll issues in the North East 09-04-2014 10:31 AM

    CNN-IBN's Arijit Sen explains what are the key poll issues in the northeast which goes to polls on Wednesday. ...
  • 40 per cent votes cast in Manipur till noon 09-04-2014 09:15 AM

    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,...
  • LS polls live: Modi files nomination, says Vadodara has been his 'karmbhoomi' 09-04-2014 07:28 AM

    Follow all the updates on the Lok Sabha elections here. Today is the second phase of polling wherein six Northeast seats are voting. Assembly elections are also being held in Arunachal Pradesh as the Assembly was dissolved by the ruling Congress. ...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal 09-04-2014 07:22 AM

    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 08-04-2014 11:56 PM

    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...
  • Marginalised within the margins: Meitei Muslims in Manipur

    Nambul Turel |  Soibam Haripriya
    Ever since childhood I remember being in highly homogeneous groups of friends and familial circles. Such circles have the tendency to numb us to differences,...

  • Manipur: BJP to field two professors in upcoming LS polls 06-03-2014 12:00 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Manipur votes on April 9, 17 05-03-2014 12:52 PM

    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. ...
  • Problem cannot be solved using force against people: Rahul on AFSPA 26-02-2014 01:06 PM

    Guwahati: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Manipur situation would be resolved soon, however, he was non-committal on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rahul who was interacting with Assam students also said that problem cannot be solved by using force against the people. "You cannot solve problems by...
  • J&K situation stable but fragile: Defence Ministry 20-02-2014 09:38 PM

    The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "fragile" with Pakistan's "proxy war" continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and terror infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, the Ministry of Defence has said. The ministry has cautioned that the terror infrastructure across the...
  • India does not need an anti-racism law

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Assault cases against citizens from the North East have taken center stage in the national media. Within almost a week, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh...

  • 24-year-old Manipuri man in critical condition after being stabbed in Delhi's Saket 11-02-2014 09:36 AM

    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 10-02-2014 03:27 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: Man allegedly rapes Manipuri girl, NE community protests at police station 08-02-2014 01:11 PM

    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 08-02-2014 01:04 PM

    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 08-02-2014 12:58 PM

    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...
  • Taniam death, two Manipuri girls beaten: Is anti-racism law the need of the hour? 03-02-2014 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: Is India in need of a strong anti-racism law? The recent attack on a young Arunachal boy and the alleged sexual assault on two Manipuri women make it seem like the demand is justified. "This is not just one incident. We need a strong anti-racism law in India,"...
  • Delhi: Manipur women assaulted, beaten by men, 1 arrested 02-02-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Two women from Manipur were allegedly assaulted last week by some men who hurled racist abuses at them in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarak area. The incident came to light after a boy from Arunachal Pradesh was beaten up and later died on January 29 in broad daylight. Delhi...
  • IED explosion in Imphal ahead of Republic Day celebrations, no casualties 26-01-2014 08:34 AM

    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...
  • BSF to guard Myanmar border from 2014 itself: DG 04-01-2014 11:36 PM

    The Border Security Force (BSF) will be entrusted the task of guarding the India-Myanmar border later this year, the paramilitary forces's chief said on Saturday. "From this year itself, we will start guarding the 1,624-km-long India-Myanmar border that passes through the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh," BSF...
  • Che in Paona Bazaar: Lazy stereotypes of an uninspired Mind 01-12-2013 04:13 PM

    Paona Bazaar lies in the heart of Imphal, Manipur. One can describe this place by its proximity to Bir Tikendrajit Road which had seen the infamous fake encounter case in July 2009. In fact many of the landmarks of the town would tell a story of it being part of...
  • Manipur People's Party Vice-President Mani Sana shot dead 13-11-2013 06:51 PM

    Imphal: Vice President of the Manipur People's Party (MPP) Mani Sana was shot dead by some unidentified gunmen at Changangei area in Imphal west district of Manipur, police said. Sana was shot dead at around 10 AM while he was travelling from his house at Thanga area in Bishenpur district...
  • Manipur: Almost all encounters in the state are fake, says NHRC 13-11-2013 08:20 AM

    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 07-11-2013 11:46 AM

    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...
  • Two killed, seven injured in bomb blast near Manipur CM's residence 30-10-2013 09:00 AM

    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...