IMPHAL

  • Immense scope for tourism in North East states, says PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there is immense scope for tourism in North East states and that his government will make the world realise the potential of Manipur. "There is immense scope in the field of tourism in North East states. We want the North East to...
  • Minor brutally raped and murdered in Manipur November 7, 2014

    Imphal: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by her 24-year-old neighbour in Manipur's Imphal West district following which the villagers attacked the accused leaving him seriously injured. Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday in interior Tharoijam Maning Leikai area when the girl was sent by her aunt to...
  • 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 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 15day 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 rearrested 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 manhandling and force...
  • 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...
  • 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 IndoMyanmar border July 9, 2014

    Imphal: Two persons were injured when three powerful bombs exploded in Kasom Khullen area near the IndoMyanmar 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) ...
  • 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...
  • 213 kg Manipuri ganja worth Rs 21 lakh seized May 27, 2014

    A truck from Manipur was on Tuesday intercepted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel in Bihar and ganja worth Rs 21 lakh seized from it. The narcotics consignment, concealed in 21 packets and hidden in specially designed cavity in the truck's body, was loaded near Imphal in Manipur. It was...
  • Imphal band's 'A.F.S.P.A why don't you go f**k yourself?', an angry hit on Soundcloud February 25, 2014

    "Empowered with Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), soldiers have brutalised, raped, and murdered many lives in places like Kashmir and Manipur. Irom Sharmila has completed her 12 years of her protest against the act, but the world is deaf and blind still," read the description of the song 'A.F.S.P.A...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • One killed, six injured in twinbomb 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 remotecontrolled 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 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: 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 (RIMS)...
  • 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 persons,...
  • Powerful IED blast near Manipur CM's residence, no casualty August 14, 2013

    Imphal: A powerful bomb exploded close to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's official residence here on Wednesday amid high security deployment on the Independence Day eve but no casualty was reported. Rebel groups have given a boycott call again Independence Day celebrations in the state as they had done in...
  • Grenade explodes in front of Manipur CM's residence August 10, 2013

    Imphal: A powerful grenade exploded in front of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's residential complex in Imphal West district Saturday evening, but no casualty was reported, police sources said. The police said the grenade might have been exploded by militants who were trying to disturb the forthcoming Independence Day celebration...
  • Militants hurl bomb at an educational institution in Manipur July 24, 2013

    Imphal: Some unidentified militants hurled a powerful grenade at the premises of an educational institute in the Imphal West district of Manipur which failed to explode, official sources said on wednesday. The militants had lobbed the grenade at the complex of Little Master English School in interior Samurou village at around...
  • Snapshot: When Priyanka Chopra met Mary Kom in Imphal July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, who will be soon in a biopic, recently visited Imphal to meet boxer Mary Kom. Priyanka, who has already started her training session to fit into the shoes of the ace boxer, visited Kom's hometown Imphal to get first hand information on her life. Priyanka also...
  • Bomb explodes near a police station in Manipur June 4, 2013

    Imphal: A powerful bomb exploded near a police station in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said on Tuesday. The bomb exploded near Ukhrul police station at about 8.30 pm on Monday night, but no one was injured. The bomb might have been planted by militants, they said. Ukhrul, a Naga dominated district,...
  • Manipur: CM looks to export power even as Imphal gets just 5 hrs electricity per day June 3, 2013

    Imphal: Right To Information Activist Kumar Satyajit is on a mission. His only focus is to find answers to the acute electricity problems that stares Manipur on the face. Imphal is perhaps the only Indian city that doesn't get electricity for more than five hours a day. At a stretch, electricity...
  • Two Assam Rifles personnel injured in IED explosion April 29, 2013

    Imphal: Two Assam Rifles personnel were injured when three Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), planted at a roadside by militants, exploded at interior Yairipok area in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said on Monday . The three IEDs exploded simultaneously by using remotecontrolled device when personnel of 40th Assam Rifles...
  • Irom to appear before court over her fast against AFSPA March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for about 12 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), will be produced before a Delhi court on Monday. The Patiala House Court had summoned her in relation to the attempt to suicide...
  • Irom Sharmila to appear before Delhi court March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila will be brought to New Delhi on Sunday for a court appearance. The court has summoned her in connection with her fast unto death stir against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. Sharmila has been summoned by the Patiala House court under IPC 309...
  • Manipur: Two powerful bombs recovered, two arrested February 25, 2013

    Imphal: Two powerful bombs were recovered from Imphal West in Manipur, police said on Monday. Two people have been arrested in this connection. The police commandos rushed to Laipham Khunou area in the outskirts of the town on a tip-off and recovered the two bombs from a house, sources said. Owner...
  • Manipur: NHRC seeks reports on journalist killing January 12, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an independent investigation report from the authorities on the alleged killing of a journalist by police firing in Manipur in December, an activist said here Saturday. The NHRC has also directed the Manipur director general of police, district magistrate and Imphal...
  • Manipur: Businessman kidnapped for ransom January 3, 2013

    Imphal: A businessman has been allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by suspected militants from Kangla gate in the heart of the city here, official sources said on Thursday. Shankar Lal Sahi, proprietor of Mangalam Plywood factory at Kangpokpi in Senapati district of Manipur, was abducted while he was taking a stroll...