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In a busy market in Imphal, I catch a strong gaze on me. We lock eyes, raise our eyebrows, exchange smiles, and within five minutes, I'm hauled on the platform ...
Beneath the socio-political turmoil that the northeastern State of Manipur has been known for, lies a land with a rich Indigenous culture.
The Democratic students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) had called for the 17-hour strike to protest the induction of Independent MLA Ashab Uddin as a parliamentary secretary and the allocation of education portfolio to him.
The citizens of Tamenglong district have expressed disappointment that none of the MLAs from the district was given ministerial berth in the BJP led coalition g.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Saturday allocated portfolios to his council of ministers, keeping key home department with himself.
It also stated that Supreme Court of India and High Court of Manipur have passed judgements and orders declaring bandh to be illegal as the fundamental rights of the people are curtailed.
In a busy market in Imphal, I catch a strong gaze on me. We lock eyes, raise our eyebrows, exchange smiles, and within five minutes, I'm hauled on the platform by two pairs of athletic but graceful arms and plonked in between three women, an array of ...
Imphal: The Democratic students Alliance of Manipur (Desam) and two Muslim organisations have called a general strike from Saturday midnight till 6 p.m.
Beneath the socio-political turmoil that the northeastern State of Manipur has been known for, lies a land with a rich Indigenous culture.
The Joint Action Committee Against Anti-tribal Bills has spurned the offer of Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to hold talks on performing the last rites of the eight tribals, whose bodies are lying in the morgue for the past 562 days.
To many of us articles on tourism potential in Manipur might sound like an overdose and might have already crossed the threshold of readers' patience.
Chennithala, Congress's north-east Observer and chairman of the screening committee for the just-concluded assembly elections in Manipur, talks to Outlook on the assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi's leadership, CPI(M)-BJP clash in Kerala and more.
Irom Chanu Sharmila, the "Iron Lady of Manipur" as she is known, ended her 16-year-long hunger strike earlier in 2016 in order to contest the election in Manipur. Known and revered for her strong and unwavering activism against the armed forces Special ...
IMPHAL: The N Biren Singh-led Manipur government was today expanded with the induction of three ministers to make it a 12-member Cabinet.
After Modi won the general elections in 2014, he became the governor of Manipur, and on January 8, 2015, replaced Aziz Qureshi as the governor of the Uttarakhand.
Tripura will go for polls next year and after its recent success in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, the BJP hopes to breach the Left citadel in the state.
Manipur's new BJP government should bring attention back to the Naga conflict which, despite simmering for six decades, remains remote in our national consciousness.
The state assembly had passed the Protection of Manipur People Bill, Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill and Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second amendment) Bill in August 2015 to address people's campaign for ...
Imphal, March 21: Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla addressing the first session of the 11 th Manipur Legislative Assembly here today, said the government is fully committed to establishing a pro-people government for the service and welfare of the ...
In Manipur, a State troubled by ethnic strife and continuing insurgency, and dependent on Central financial transfers to run the economy, the importance of a stable and cohesive government cannot be understated.
On the morning of July 15, 2004, a Manipuri woman, Laishram Gyaneshwari, got up early, took her bath, offered her prayers, touched her husband's feet and then left home.
The economic blockade was imposed on NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur) and NH-37 (Imphal-Jiribam) highways - that serve as lifelines for the landlocked Manipur. The UNC finally agreed on March 19 to lift the blockade after a "successful tripartite meeting with ...
Newly elected Manipur lawmakers are to vote in the state assembly on Monday. It is believed that the new BJP legislators, along with an independent MLA and a Trinamool Congress lawmaker are being lodged in a Guwahati Hotel to avoid getting poached ...
The Manipur economic blockade which had been imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) four months ago was lifted Sunday evening.
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has appointed BJP legialator V Hangkhanlian as the Protem Speaker of the Manipur legislative Assembly.
Imphal: Even as Yogi Adityanath and 43 members of his cabinet took charge in Lucknow, in Manipur's capital Imphal, 60 elected members of the state assembly were sworn in on Sunday.
January 18, 2017: Take steps to remove blockade, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
IMPHAL: Irom Sharmila's decision to fight three-time chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the recent Manipur assembly polls was taken on the very day she ended her epic fast against the controversial armed forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9 last year.
In the Seminar on Armed Violence and Nationalism: Reflections in Manipuri literature (6-7 March 2017), organized by Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University, Dr. M. Priyobrata, in the opening of the invited speakers session of this seminar stated ...
It was organized by the Robert Naorem studio and academy under the supervision of Robert himself one of the renowned Indian fashion designers from Manipur.Held in the premises of Imperial Hall of Hotel Classic Grand, the first-of-its kind beauty ...
"Manipur cannot be called developed unless both hills and plain are equitably developed," said Biren. In this regard, he informed that cabinet meetings will be held in the hill districts and selection of beneficiaries of hill people for different ...
Two suspected ISIS agents have been nabbed by the Assam rifles jawans from Imphal-Moreh highway near the Indo-Myanmar border in Tengnoupal district, the police said today.
Imphal, Mar 18 (PTI) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has appointed BJP MLA V Hangkhanlian as the Protem Speaker of Manipur Assembly, official sources said today. V Hangkhanlian would be sworn in as the Protem Speaker by the Governor tomorrow at ...
Continuing with its efforts to promote sports and support young sportspersons in Manipur, the Assam rifles conducted Manipur Inter Club Archery Championship at Keithalmanbi. The event was organised by 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR ...
Has democracy been "murdered" in Goa and Manipur? Has the first right to try and form a government been "stolen" from the Congress?
Rejecting allegations that the BJP made a back door entry to power in Goa and Manipur, Amit Shah said the saffron outfit had polled the highest votes in these states, where the Congress failed to get a clear mandate.
"politics is the art of the possible, the attainable," so goes a saying attributed to Otto von Bismarck. In more ways than one, N Biren Singh stands as testimony to that maxim when he was sworn in as the first BJP chief minister of Manipur on March 15.
Barely two days into his job, Manipur's deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh is doing some serious fire-fighting on social media, courtesy his son, Yumnam Devjit.
BJP government in Manipur has decided to hold talks with the United Naga Council (UNC) on March 19 (Sunday) to discuss ways and means to lift of the ongoing economic blockade.
One of the biggest challenges before the new government led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Manipur would be to get the crippling road blockade in the restive state lifted.
Since peculiarities and odd situations are not anomalies in Manipur, and since they have come to define the State today, surprises are no longer 'shockers'.
Looking at the way the swearing in ceremonies have proceeded in states like Goa and Manipur and now the one scheduled for Uttarakhand, it gives an indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to be done with the states with a tricky mandate first ...
The traditional occupation of Dalits of Loi community who live in the Andro area in Imphal East district of Manipur has been brewing the local liquor.
A graduate from Manipur University in arts, Mr. Singh hails from Luwangsangbam Mamang Leikai, a rural area in Imphal East district and has been representing Heingang Assembly constituency in the district since 2002.
Manipur recently experienced one of the most significant elections of all time. BJP's mandate in the Manipur Assembly election 2017 was unprecedented.
Two suspected Islamic State (IS) "agents" have been apprehended by Assam rifles (AR) personnel from the India-Myanmar border area in Manipur. According to security forces, the duo was nabbed on March 14 after specific intelligence about their ...
Coupled with this are the lack of indoor auditoriums and the onslaught of the DJ, along with which rock bands cannot coexist," said Kennedy RK, founder member of Imphal-based music webzine 'Soundcheck', involved in promotion of Manipuri bands.
Let us take the example of the results of the recent state elections. Clarity of the verdict in respect of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab has severely restricted the scope of political maneuvering.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Biren Singh after he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur and expressed confidence that his team will work tirelessly for the state's development.
IMPHAL: Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday said his first priority is to get lifted the indefinite economic blockade of the state imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC).


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