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Seven injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, July 12 (IANS) At least seven people, including a six-year-old boy, were injured in a blast in front of the Manipur University here Saturday, police said. The blast occurred minutes after Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's convoy crossed the area. The convoy was headed towards Chandel district where he will attend a programme. Unidentified militants triggered a blast in front...

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Seven injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, July 12 (IANS) At least seven people, including a six-year-old boy, were injured in a blast in front of the Manipur University here Saturday, police said. Unidentified militants triggered a blast in front of the Manipur University in Imphal around 9.30 am in the morning (Saturday) injuring seven people, including a six-year-old boy, Manipur Police spokesman L. Momon told IANS.

15 days ago
Commemorating long-forgotten battles - and those who gave their lives

Kohima/Imphal, June 26 (IANS) When you go home, tell them of us and say that for their tomorrow, we gave our today..... reads the epitaph at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Kohima. The cemetery has been beautifully laid out with lush green grass and is meticulously maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). The picturesque Kohima War Cemetery, a symbolic memorial commemo...

16 days ago
Myanmar to get special attention from Modi government

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Myanmar is likely to receive a lot of attention from India's new government, in the form of cross-border bus services linking it to the landlocked northeast and better air connectivity, as New Delhi seeks to ramp up ties with its strategically important eastern neighbour that is seen as a bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia. Myanmar shares a 1,643-km land...

27 days ago
Anti-terror law extended in Tripura for six more months

Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Tripura government has once again extended for six months the operation of AFSPA, the anti-terrorism law that gives full powers to the armed forces to take any steps to control terror, an official said here Saturday. Top security and civil officials of the state government recently assessed the prevailing law and order situation of the state and decided to extend th...

1 month ago
IB deputy director's Delhi house burgled

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The house of a deputy director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has been burgled of cash and jewellery estimated at Rs.35 lakh, police said Saturday. The incident took place Wednesday in Tughlak Road area. Police said the family of Rajesh Subarno, an Indian Police Service officer of West Bengal cadre who is now currently posted in Manipur, had gone to Imphal t...

1 month ago
Japanese filmmaker's 'Imphal 1944' set for Imphal premiere

Imphal, June 2 (IANS) Imphal 1944, a short film based on World War II by London-based Japanese actor and filmmaker Junichi Kajioka, will be premiered at the closing ceremony of the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Imphal (WWII) here June 28. The Battle of Imphal and Kohima (between March 8, 1944 - July 3, 1944) was among Britain's greatest battles in the Second World War. ...

1 month ago
Irom Sharmila wishes to meet Modi over AFSPA

Imphal, May 22 (IANS) Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, on a fast-unto-death since the past 10 years against alleged rights violations by security forces, wants to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to secure his help in getting AFSPA repealed in Manipur, her lawyer said Thursday. She has expressed a desire to meet Prime Minister(-designate) Narendra Modi to highlight the sufferings of...

1 month ago
Congress wins both Lok Sabha seats in Manipur

Imphal, May 16 (IANS) The ruling Congress party Friday won both the Lok Sabha constituencies in Manipur, official said here. In Inner Manipur, Congress candidate and incumbent MP Thokchom Meinya Singh defeated the Communist Party of India's Moirangthem Nara Singh by 94,674 votes. In the tribal reserved Outer Manipur constituency, Congress candidate Thangso Baite defeated the Naga Peo...

1 month ago
Congress leads in one seat in Manipur

Imphal, May 16 (IANS) Ruling Congress party Friday took lead in one of two Lok Sabha constituencies in Manipur while opposition Naga Peoples Front (NPF) was ahead in the other, official said here. In the Inner Manipur constituency, Congress candidate and incumbent Lok Sabha member Thokchom Meinya Singh is leading by 20,000 votes over Moirangthem Nara Singh of the Communist Party of India.

2 months ago
India looking at bus service between Imphal, Myanmar

New Delhi, May 12 - Seeking to forge closer connectivity with the Asean grouping, India is looking at a bus service between Imphal in Manipur and Mandalay in Myanmar, and another road connection linking Mizoram with Myanmar, a top official said Monday. Addressing an international conference on cross-border connectivity here, Anil Wadhwa, secretary - in the external affairs ministry, said a ...

2 months ago
Manipuris want better education, job opportunities

Imphal, April 22 - The people of Manipur, once ravaged by insurgency and still suffering from its residual strains, came out in full force to vote during the 16th Lok Sabha election as they want a government that betters educational and employment opportunities in the state and focuses on development. Manipur has two parliamentary constituencies. Around 74 percent of the 874,000 voters cast...

2 months ago
Enthusiastic independent candidates in northeast poll fray

Imphal, April 18 - A large number of independent candidates are in the poll fray in the northeast, with half of the aspirants in Assam having no party affiliation. In Assam, of the total 170 candidates in 14 parliamentary constituencies, as many as 65 are independent candidates. In Outer Manipur constituency, there were 18 candidates, of whom four were independents. In Tripura, of 25...

2 months ago
Manipur records 74 percent polling

Imphal, April 17 - Around 74 percent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballot 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 Electoral Officer Oinam Nabakishore Singh put the v...

2 months ago
Over 71 percent vote in Manipur

Imphal, April 17 - Around 71 percent of the 874,000 voters Thursday cast their ballot 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 has been reported so far. Balloting was completely peaceful, he added. The official said that around 350 voters did not vo...

2 months ago
Around two-thirds vote in Manipur

Imphal, April 17 - Around 65 percent of the electorate Thursday cast their votes for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place in the Inner Manipur constituency, and no untoward incident has been reported so far. Balloting has been absolutely peaceful till now, he added. The official said that around 350 voter...

2 months ago
Irom Sharmila not allowed to vote in Manipur

Imphal, April 17 - Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. Under Section 62 - of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, a person confined in jail cannot vote, an Election Commission official told IANS. Sharmila earlie...

2 months ago
35 percent polling for Manipur's second LS seat

Imphal, April 17 - About 35 percent of electors cast their ballot till Thursday noon as voting took place for the second Lok Sabha seat from Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place in the Inner Manipur constituency, and no untoward incident has been reported so far. Balloting has been absolutely peaceful till now, he added. About 78 per...

2 months ago
Naoba's Chakhumang: A must for contemporary Manipuri food

Imphal, April 17 - It's been around for more than two decades and its chef has worked at New Delhi's Hyatt Regency Hotel. Today, Naoba's Chakhumang has become a one-stop outlet for traditional Manipuri dishes with a contemporary twist. In 1990 I got a place at RIMS - road and opened my Naoba's Chakhumang on Dec 24, 1990. It is a dining place for families, owner and chef Lourembam Bireshwar ...

2 months ago
Quarter of voters cast ballot in Manipur

Imphal, April 17 - Nearly a quarter of voters cast their ballot Thursday in the first two hours of polling in the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, an official said. Balloting took place in the Inner Manipur constituency with no untoward incident reported so far, election officials said. Around 22 percent voters cast their ballot till 9 a.m. On April 9, about 78 percent of th...

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