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One killed, five injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) A 28-year-old youth was killed and five others were injured when unidentified militants triggered a bomb blast here Monday, police said. Naresh Sahani, a betel leaf seller, died on the spot and five others were seriously wounded when militants exploded a bomb in the heart of Imphal city's Mahatma Gandhi avenue, a police official said. The injured people were...

6 days ago
Move to decriminalise suicide raises hope for Sharmila's release

Imphal, Dec 10 (IANS) The central government's move to decriminalise attempt to suicide has ushered in new hope for release of Manipur's rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been fasting for over 14 years. The human rights fraternity of the northeastern state is now planning to move the court for release of Sharmila, better known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, who has been fasting ...

15 days ago
Tourism an effective tool to contain extremism: Minister

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that special efforts would be made to promote tourism in northeast India, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma Monday said promoting tourism will be an effective tool in containing extremism in the country. The minister said the northeast has great potential to be developed as an important tourist destin...

16 days ago
PM promises sports university for Manipur

Imphal, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said a sports university will be opened in Manipur. The prime minister, speaking at the concluding function of the Manipur Sangai festival, said sports was the fulcrum of tremendous economic activity and several allied disciplines such as nutrition and physiotherapy could boost employment prospects for the youth of Manipur.

17 days ago
AFSPA extended in Tripura for six months

Agartala, Nov 29 (IANS) The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers and judicial immunity to security forces in conflict-hit areas, was extended for another six months in Tripura, an official said here Saturday. Senior security and civil officials of the state and central governments recently reviewed the law and order situation of the state and decided to ex...

17 days ago
Four-nation tourism corridor sought at Kolkata-Kunming forum

Kunming (China), Nov 29 (IANS) A track-II initiative between sister cities Kolkata and Kunming has urged India and China to open the proposed BCIM economic corridor to boost regional tourism. The K2K (Kolkata-Kunming) Forum said in a joint statement at the end of its 10th annual conference here that 2015 would be the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War in Asia. On the...

17 days ago
One dies in Manipur bomb blast

Imphal, Nov 29 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy was killed in an explosion in Manipur Saturday, police said. The blast took place a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state. The young boy was standing on a road at Lilong (under Thoubal district) while his mother was collecting some forest products nearby when the bomb exploded, killing him on the spot, a police officer said...

22 days ago
Agartala airport to be made international airport

Agartala, Nov 24 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has completed preliminary work to upgrade Agartala airport as an international airport to boost the region's connectivity with southeast Asia, an official said here Monday. The prime minister is likely to lay the foundation for upgrading the Agartala airport on Dec 1. However, his programme would be finalised in a day or two, ...

1 month ago
Modi lands in 'beautiful' Myanmar, hold talks on elevating ties

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 11 (IANS) Kicking off his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday landed in Myanmar, which India sees as a natural bridge to southeast Asia, and held talks with Myanmarese President U Thein Sein with focus on connectivity, cultural contacts, and commercial ties. The 45-minute talks, the first meet between the two leaders, were held shortly after Modi arri...

1 month ago
Delhi's northeast community takes creative route to raise awareness

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) With drawings, pop songs and photographs, people from the northeast are displaying their creative side to sensitise the people of Delhi about their region and raise their voice against racial discrimination as they depart from the conventional sit-ins and protests. It is mostly political and social caricatures that I make. The social cartoons deallargely on the su...

1 month ago
13 years later, 'Iron Lady' Sharmila refuses to give up

Malom (Manipur), Nov 2 (IANS) Iron Lady Sharmila Chanu completes Sunday 13 years of hunger strike that she began after the massacre of 10 people by Assam Rifles at a bus stand here. Over the years, the Malom Massacre memorial at the bus stand in Malom, around six kilometers from Manipur capital Imphal, bears a deserted look, unattended with herbs and plants shadowing the site. T...

1 month ago
Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal, Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news reports about the work done by the boxing star and Naidu, M...

1 month ago
Lacking infrastructure, 'Paradise Unexplored' remains just that

Shillong, Oct 19 (IANS) It's been termed Paradise Unexplored but poor internal communication between India's northeastern states and the lack of connectivity to the region are the major hurdles tour operators face in promoting it as a tourist destination, an expert says. Northeast tourism suffers from two fundamental inadequacies: poor internal communication between the states and poo...

2 months ago
India will compete with Asia's elite soon: John Abraham

Shillong, Oct 15 (IANS) India will be able to compete against Asia's football elite in the next five to six years, John Abraham, Bollywood actor and co-owner of ISL franchise NorthEast United FC, said Wednesday. Currently, India is ranked 158 in the FIFA world rankings, and it will be some time before we see this ranking make an upward move. The success of the Indian Super League (ISL) i...

2 months ago
Manipur felicitates Asian games medal winners

Imphal, Oct 12 (IANS) The Manipur government has felicitated boxer M.C. Mary Kom and other six medal winners,and participants of the Incheon Asian Games, at a grand reception here. In the felicitation programme at the indoor stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex Saturday evening, three gold medal winners, including five times world champion Mary Kom, received Rs.15 lakh each while four...

2 months ago
Manipur to accord mega reception to Mary Kom

Imphal, Oct 2 (IANS) The Manipur government will accord a grand reception to Asian Games gold medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom on her return to her home state, an official said here Thursday. Mary Kom, 31, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (48-51 kg) category to win gold Wednesday, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. As the news spread, people from all...

2 months ago
NCC in quarters of Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) K. Ansari netted nine goals Thursday as National Cadet Corps (NCC), Maharashtra became the first team to enter the quarterfinals with a 30-0 win over a clueless Sri Lanka's Defence Service College in the U-14 category of the 55th Subroto Cup Football Tournament here Thursday at the Ambedkar Stadium. Ansari netted nine goals, B. Naresh (six), Raul Lewish (five) D ...

2 months ago
Pune FC announce squad for Administrator's Challenge Cup

Pune, Sep 18 (IANS) Pune FC Thursday announced a 16-member squad for the 12th Administrator's Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament which begins in Chandigarh Sep 22. Pune FC has been clubbed in Group C with Madhya Pradesh Football Association (MPFA), Thau Sports Academy, Imphal, and Dashmesh Marshal Sports and Anandpur Sahib. They begin their campaign against MPFA Sep 24. ...

3 months ago
Boxer's husband joins efforts to release 'Mary Kom' in Manipur

Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom's husband Onler has joined forces with Mary Kom co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures to ensure that the biopic on his wife gets released in their home state Manipur. Hindi films are not being shown in Manipur for the last few years reportedly due to threats by some militant outfits. Even though the film couldn't be released in t...

3 months ago
Modi reaches out to 500-million-plus audience on Teachers' Day

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi once against demonstrated that he is a man of the masses as he addressed millions of students and teachers across the nation and took questions from them in a first-of-its-kind live mass contact event on Teachers' Day, striking a chord with them as he laughed and chatted and recounted events from his childhood. Addressing an estimated ...

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