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Swine flu alert in northeast India, two women test positive

Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) The northeastern states have sounded a high alert to prevent the spread of swine flu in the bordering region even as two women tested positive for the virus in Nagaland and Mizoram, officials said Friday. In Mizoram a Mizo woman was detected with swine flu, the first case in the state, bordering Myanmar. A woman tested positive for swine flu ...

5 days ago
Rajnath visits Bangladesh border in Tripura

Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh accompanied by his deputy, Kiren Rijiju, Saturday visited the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura and discussed issues with officials and BSF troopers. The two ministers also met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Rajnath Singh with Rijiju (minister of state for home affairs) and home ministry officials visited Khantlang ...

6 days ago
Rajnath visits Myanmar border, reviews Manipur situation

Imphal/Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his deputy Kiren Rijiju Friday visited India-Myanmar border in Manipur and discussed border trade with the officials. Rajnath Singh along with Kiren Rijiju (minister of state for home affairs) and home ministry officials visited Moreh along the India-Myanmar border, a Manipur government official said. They sup...

8 days ago
Rajnath to visit Manipur, Tripura Saturday

Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur and Tripura Saturday to review the law and order situation and assess the repatriation of tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for more than 17 years, an official said here Wednesday. The union home minister will visit Manipur Saturday and hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and seni...

22 days ago
Delhi to celebrate craft of traditional storytelling

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) From Tamil Nadu's ancient tradition of naratting stories with a unique musical instrument to ballad singing that brings alive a heroic battle fought by Manipuris against the British: such rare and traditional forms of storytelling are what Delhi would be hosting from Friday. Aiming to generate awareness on the traditional methods of storytelling in different par...

24 days ago
Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India

Jammu/Kolkata/Guwahati/Chennai/Panaji/Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was Monday celebrated across India with gaiety and patriotic fervour, as leaders stressed the need of rooting out corruption and working for development and asked insurgents to shun violence. The day was largely peaceful, barring two blasts in Assam and four in Manipur. Two blasts were triggered by the United Libera...

24 days ago
Four blasts near R-Day function venue in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Four low intensity blasts were Monday triggered near the venue of the main Republic Day function here in the Manipur capital, police said. No one was injured. The blasts occurred at Polem Leikai, Yaiskul, New Chekkon and Hatta, all near the Kangla Fort, where the main function of the Republic Day was held. No one was injured in the blasts, a police official said.

25 days ago
Centre alerts northeast over terror attacks before R-Day

Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) The union home ministry has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to the Republic Day Monday, an official said Sunday. The home ministry has alerted the northeastern states to maintain strict vigil in the run-up to the Republic Day and foil any attempt by separatist outfits to create a vicious situation, Inspector...

27 days ago
Northeastern states alerted to likely terror strikes

Shillong/Imphal, Jan 23 (IANS) A massive security alert has been sounded across northeast India after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations Jan 26, a home ministry official said Friday. We are aware that they (rebels) will be making attempts to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations. Therefore, we have placed security forces on high alert to thwart the reb...

28 days ago
Irom Sharmila released from custody, resumes fast

Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanua who has been fasting since 2000 demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, was released from a hospital turned into a jail Thursday. The development came after a court in Manipur's Imphal East district rejected the charges against her. Soon after the verdict, the activist was released ...

29 days ago
Three northeastern states celebrate foundation day

Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya Wednesday organised numerous programmes and events to celebrate their 43rd foundation day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had visited the northeastern states last month, greeted the people of the three states on the occasion. The Manipur government organised various cultural programmes com...

1 month ago
Three north-eastern states to celebrate statehood day

Agartala/Imphal, Jan 20 (IANS) Three north-eastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya - will celebrate their statehood day Wednesday, officials said Tuesday. On this day, the Manipur government organises various cultural programmes comprising music and dance as well as exhibitions. These events showcase the beauty and splendour of this state, an official said in Imphal. A Tr...

1 month ago
International narcotics racket busted, one held

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A 42-year-old Manipuri man, member of an international drug racket, has been arrested for supplying heroin in several cities, including Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), police said Friday. Ashiq Illhai, who used to supply heroin smuggled in from Myanmar, was arrested from Imphal in Manipur Thursday. We got a tip about Illhai from some drug ped...

1 month ago
Human skulls found in Manipur school complex

Imphal, Dec 28 (IANS) Eight human skulls were recovered from an abandoned Manipur school complex where paramilitary forces had set up a base camp during the 1980s, a police official said Sunday. The skulls were extracted from the Tombisana High School complex (in Imphal West district) during digging work Friday and Saturday, the officer said. He said police had launched an inves...

2 months ago
Three killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured when a powerful blast rocked Manipur's capital city Imphal Sunday, police said. An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded at 6 a.m., killing three migrant labourers on the spot and injuring four others, a police official said. H...

2 months ago
Three killed, four injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others seriously injured in a powerful blast in Manipur's capital city of Imphal Sunday morning, police said. An IED (Improvised Explosive Device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded killing three labourers and wounded four others, a police official said. He said that the i...

2 months ago
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...

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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.

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