MANIPUR

  • Congress wins by-election in Manipur 5 days ago

    Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was on Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said. Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes, they...
  • Munirka murder: Delhi Police goofs up, calls victim a 'Manipuri girl from Aizawl' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In yet another incident showcasing the society's lackadaisical attitude towards northeastern states, the Delhi Police, which is probing the murder of a 24-year-old Mizoram woman in the capital, called the victim a 'Manipuri girl from Aizawl'. Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram and the Delhi Police's statement only confirmed...
  • Attack on Manipuri student just a scuffle, not a racial crime: Bangalore DCP October 16, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore city police has clarified that the attack on the Manipuri boy was not a racial attack but was just a scuffle. Vikas Kumar Vikas, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North East district, Bangalore said that the culprit's attacked the boys in a fit of rage as they...
  • Attack on Manipuri student raises more questions on the safety of Northeast Indians in Bangalore October 16, 2014

    Bangalore: A suspected hate crime was reported in Bangalore where a Manipuri student alleged that he was beaten up by people who demanded he speaks in Kannada. Three people have been arrested in connection with the case. Speak in Kannada, else flee - this was the kind of threat 22-year-old...
  • Attack on Manipuri youth in Bangalore disheartening: Mary Kom October 15, 2014

    In a suspected hate crime incident in Bangalore, a Manipuri student was beaten up by people for ignoring their demand that he speak in Kannada. ...
  • Bangalore: Manipuri student beaten up by mob demanding him to speak in Kannada October 15, 2014

    Bangalore: In a suspected hate crime incident in Bangalore, a Manipuri student was beaten up by people for ignoring their demand that he speak in Kannada. The 26-year-old student - T Michael Lamjathang Haokip sustained injuries on his head and back but is now out of danger. Michael claims that...
  • Japanese tourist in Manipur suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ebola scare has now hitting India. A Japanese tourist in Manipur is suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms. The 27-year-old woman who arrived in Imphal from Myanmar has been kept in an isolation ward. She complained of high fever, joint pain and diarrhoea. Seasonal diseases have been ruled...
  • Railway track conversion to hit supply of essentials in northeast September 27, 2014

    Agartala: The supply of foodgrains and other essentials to Tripura, Mizoram, parts of Manipur and southern Assam would be severely affected due to gauge conversion of railway lines from next week, officials said on Saturday. The railway lines would be converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. For this, the Northeast...
  • Two Manipuri youths attacked in Delhi, three held September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Two Manipuri students were attacked with a scissor, stones and iron rods by three people, two of them juveniles, when the northeastern youths objected to racist remarks against them, police said on Sunday. The attackers have been apprehended. The incident took place around 9 PM on Saturday at Babulal...
  • Army seeks Manipur government's help for exservicemen September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Army's Red Shield Division has sought the help of Manipur government in providing selfemployment and job opportunities to exservicemen. "As part of the ongoing process of strengthening the social fibre and bringing back exservicemen in joining the mainstream, Red Shield Division has approached the Manipur government in setting up...
  • Mary Kom spoke to the government officials, nothing could be done: Priyanka Chopra on Manipur banning her film September 11, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra is happy with all the critical praise coming her way for her performance as MC Mary Kom in the boxer's biopic, but the actress says it is "disheartening" that people from Manipur cannot see the movie. Mary Kom too had expressed her sadness over her hometown missing its date...
  • 'Mary Kom': Mixed response to Priyanka Chopra's look in film September 4, 2014

    Questions are being raised against Priyanka Chopra's look in 'Mary Kom', fuelling a debate whether a regional actor should have played the part. ...
  • Mary Kom: Loving mother, mean boxer September 4, 2014

    The muchanticipated film 'Mary Kom' is set to release on Friday. While Priyanka Chopra or the film's noshow 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 14yearold 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 27, 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 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...
  • 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 21, 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 forcefeed her....
  • I will only be happy if AFSPA is repealed: Irom Sharmila August 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, 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 forcefeeding, 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 forcefeed 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. Fivetime 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 14yearlong 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...