Manipur

  • Won't allow any force-feeding, says Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    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 force-feed 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' 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    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. Five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom is excited about her life story coming...
  • Manipur's Iron Lady vows to continue war on AFSPA after release 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14-year-long 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...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release Yesterday

    A landmark directive from a sessions court in Manipur has come as a relief for anti-AFSPA activist Iron Sharmila. The court has ordered her release from custody. ...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case Yesterday

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Manipur CM asks militants to give up violence 6 days ago

    Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Friday appealed to the militants to lay down arms and participate in the development programmes undertaken by the government for the welfare of the people. Unfurling the National Flag at the Parade Ground of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion here, he said, "In a...
  • Delhi: SIT to probe Manipur youth's death, says government July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to investigate the death of Manipuri youth Akha Shaloni in Delhi. Making a statement in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju termed as "shocking and unfortunate" the death of the youth on Monday. He said...
  • Manipur man beaten to death in Delhi, 5 arrested July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Five people have been arrested on Monday in connection with the death case of a 30-year-old man from Manipur in the national capital. The man was allegedly beaten by a group of five to six men in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area in early Monday morning. All...
  • Manipuri man beaten to death in Delhi, 3 arrested July 21, 2014

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the death case of a 30-year-old Manipur man in the national capital. The man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of five to six men in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area in early Monday morning. The incident took place at...
  • Delhi: Manipuri youth beaten to death, 2 arrested July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Two people have been arrested on Monday in connection with the death of a 30-year-old man from Manipur in the national capital. He was allegedly beaten to death by a group of five to six men in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area in early Monday morning. The incident took...
  • 30-year-old Manipuri man allegedly beaten to death in South Delhi July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A 30-year-old man from Manipur was allegedly beaten to death in early on Monday morning in South Delhi. The deceased man was working in a BPO. Northeast students allege that he was returning from work when he picked up an argument with four men who were in a...
  • 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...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • 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...
  • I hope Modi government repeals AFSPA: Irom Sharmila June 14, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila tells CNN-IBN her expectations from the new government. ...
  • Indian Jewish couple reunite in Israel after seven years May 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: In an emotional reunion, an Indian couple separated more than seven years ago since their engagement have been reunited in Israel after a group of Bnei Menashe Jews from Manipur immigrated to the Jewish state. Edna, a young woman whose fiance Gamliel had migrated to Israel in 2007, had to...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase April 17, 2014

    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 April 16, 2014

    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), former...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Key poll issues in the North East April 9, 2014

    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 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 live: Modi files nomination, says Vadodara has been his 'karmbhoomi' April 9, 2014

    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 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...